25 Questions to Ask Potential Property Managers

So, you’ve decided to pull the trigger: 2018 is the year that you’re going to hire a property manager. Congrats–you’ve made a wise decision! It’s important to realize, though, that not all property management companies are created equally. Levels of experience can vary widely, as can the rates that property managers charge. Some may leverage […]

5 Proven Ways to Thaw Frozen Pipes Before They Burst

Bitterly cold weather has gripped the majority of the Midwest and Northeast. Even Niagara Falls has frozen! These record-breaking temperatures are wreaking havoc on people’s pipes. A frozen pipe, if left untreated, can burst–causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage along the way. Many landlords, property managers, and HOAs will need to take steps to […]

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords for a Successful & Productive 2018

Each year, you pledge to streamline your operations and management of your rentals; but another year has come and gone, and you’re still not as organized as you’d like to be. You’re still wrangling with overdue repairs and maintenance. Trust me–we’ve all been there. January 1st is a new beginning. Use it as an opportunity […]

5 Resident Appreciation Ideas to Spread Holiday Cheer in Your Community

It seems obvious, but it’s something that’s often overlooked by landlords, property managers, and HOAs alike: Happy residents are good residents, and the ones who are most likely to stick around in the long term. Believe it or not, keeping people happy doesn’t need to cost a fortune. You don’t need to make a grand […]

10 Off-Season Leasing Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

Real estate generally slows down during the winter months. Kids are back at school. People have started new jobs. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays on tap, most people aren’t eager to pack up and move until at least the New Year. Even then, it can be hard to find great tenants. Case in point: […]