When potential tenants browse through apartment or home rental listings online, the photos are the first thing to capture their attention. Since the quality and appeal of your photos can make or break a listing, they have to be exceptional. It’s best to hire a professional real estate photographer who knows how to showcase a home to sell, but if you decide to do it yourself, follow these tips to bring out the best in your rental property's interior and exterior images. Clear
We're already into peak rent season, which is May through August, when more people are looking for a new rental home than any other time of the year. It's during the busy summer months that, as a property manager, you need to know that your lease agreement is working for you. If you haven't revised your lease agreement in a year or more, now is the time for an update. Make lease agreement adjustments based on experience Take a step back and consider whether or not your lease
Attracting tenants to an apartment is easier when the property’s exterior is appealing with well-lit entryways and walkways, nicely manicured green spaces, and well-maintained common areas. Potential tenants gauge the building’s exterior as an indicator of quality and may strike an apartment from consideration if the exterior appears neglected. Rental property maintenance is often critical to the building’s value and the owner’s profit potential. Experienced property managers
Whether you’re planning a one-time move to a new apartment in the near future, or you’re a peripatetic professional whose job requires relocating every 18 months or so, acclimating to a new place can take time. But there are measures you can take to shorten the adjustment period and start feeling at home in your new digs.
Some of us adapt to change more easily than others. Consider the adjustment process an opportunity to jump in and make your new apartment feel like home i
Many homeowners planning to move to a new home choose to rent out their current home rather than put it on the market to sell decide to go the rental route for the monthly income source or because the house isn’t market-ready just yet. Whatever your reason for renting out your home, you’ll need to get it tenant-ready. That means making it as appealing as possible to attract high-quality tenants and maximize the amount of rent you can charge. Obviously, you’ll want your home t
One of the most effective things a landlord or property manager can do in order to keep their business operating profitably is to learn to say no. Most have stories of tenant shenanigans that taught them some tough (and often expensive) lessons, and they understand that the choices they make when problems with tenants arise can impact their profits and property value.Bottom line, renting apartments and homes to tenants is a business. The business of being a landlord, unlike m
Spring is just around the corner, and as the winter chill gives way to the springtime thaw, landlords, property managers, and tenants will begin the annual spring cleaning ritual. That means reviewing trouble areas left by winter storms, checking for recurring maintenance tasks, and making sure that your rental property is welcoming for current tenants as well as potential new renters. Good property maintenance practices can take advantage of the season’s natural and protect