Category: Landlord

Air Conditioning Trouble Shooting Check List

Air Conditioning And Hot Weather Do you have air conditioning trouble shooting check list? During hot summer months, you can hear the buzz of air conditioning units running continuously. They are an essential part of many homes.  All of my rentals that I manage have central air conditioning units and some have an additional window …

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Mini Blinds And Your Tenants

Mini blinds and your tenants. Question:  As a landlord, do you provide mini blinds in your rental homes or do you make the tenant install them? I love mini blinds in my own home but loath them in rental homes. I have never understood how they can be damaged so badly by tenants!  There is …

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Screen Applicants With Confidence

Screening applicants is a stressful and challenging endeavor.  You typically only have to screen tenants when you have a vacant home or a home that is about to be vacant. A vacant home does not put money in your pocket. Your goal is to find the best possible tenant that you can find as quickly …

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Maintenance Issue Case Study

There are days as a property manager when I just roll my eyes as my fingers furiously type an email response. Today was one of those days.  Remember, having procedures in place will save you a lot of headaches! One such procedure is the move in inspection. I moved college students into a rental home …

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Evicting A Tenant In The Winter

Evicting A Tenant In The Winter

Evicting A Tenant In The Winter Can You Evict A Tenant In The Winter?  Evicting a tenant in the winter should not be any different than evicting at any other time of the year. Theoretically speaking, as long as you follow the law and send the proper notice required in your area, you can evict a …

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Probate Investing Tip – How Long Do You Mail To Probate Leads?

Probate Investing Tip There seems to be some mystery about how to market to probates. I get asked about probate investing and marketing all the time. 

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Probate Investing – Learn How To Get In The Mind Of The Executor

Probate investing and the executor. Today I want to talk about getting inside the mind of the executor.  Probate investing is my favorite real estate niche of all. This group of sellers is very motivated to sell any property in the estate.  Once you can understand the seller’s viewpoint, it’s easy to see that investors …

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Probates – Learn How To Find Off Market Deals Using Probate Marketing

Probate Marketing and Off Market Real Estate Deals Are you tired of competing with droves of other investors for deals?   (I know you are) It’s pretty frustrating when you’re looking for deals where everyone else is looking.  So why not look somewhere else? I’m talking about off market deals.  So what exactly are off market …

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Credit Check Can’t Verify A Birthday Or Social Security Number

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What Happens When A You Can’t Verify A Birthday and Social? When someone applies to rent your rental property, the first thing that you will do is run their credit. The credit reporting agency will attempt to verify a birthday and social security number every time credit is run.  

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Renting A Vacant Rental Home Fun Story

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A Vacant Rental Home Story When you have a vacant rental home, your job is to find a great tenant as quickly as possible.  If you have an effective marketing campaign, you will get a large number of phone calls, texts and emails asking for information about your vacant rental home.

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