Category: Residential Management

Keys to Being a Residential Property Manager

Posted on: January 23, 2012 by total

Residential Property Management is a competitive industry that requires being able to provide excellent service as well as promote your company. These tips may seem basic, but they are the foundation of what a residential property manager needs to master in order to be as effective as possible.

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Successful Investing in College Housing Stems from Proper Management

Posted on: January 22, 2012 by total

The current image of management companies in Boston is that they are slow to respond, disorganized and often quite rude.

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The risks and rewards of Pets in Rental Property

Posted on: January 21, 2012 by total

Pets have the potential of being quite destructive – soiling carpets, chewing various surfaces, scratching doors or walls, and digging. While this risk is definitely present, allowing pets also presents a new revenue stream that can make a big difference in your rental cash-flow.

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Get Social with your Rent Collection!

Posted on: January 20, 2012 by total

If you aren’t currently using social media to communicate with your residents I think you will be surprised to find how beneficial it can be. You can use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to maximize your community awareness, attract renters, and stay ahead of the marketing game. An easy way to encourage residents to pay their rent online is to post a link on your Facebook or Twitter page! Tips for Rent Reminder Facebook Posts and Tweets Providing a link to take residents directly to your payment page will make it as easy as possible for them to pay instantly. If you post a link to your properties login page, automatically generated text will appear. Feel free to change this text and customize your message.

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Resident Rewards = Resident Retention

Posted on: January 20, 2012 by total

Money saving web sites such as Living Social, Groupon and ShopKick, have spread through the World Wide Web like wild fire.

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National Attitude Toward Renting Improves

Posted on: January 20, 2012 by total

January 19th, 2012 High apartment occupancy rates and other signs indicate the nation is moving toward a future different from the one previously expected, according to The Fiscal Times. That future will be one in which more Americans prefer to rent their homes rather than own them, if current trends continue. The homeownership rate has dropped from 69 percent in 2006 to 62 percent, according to a report from the New York Federal Reserve

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Spotting the Rotten Apples: A Landlord’s Guide to Avoiding Terrible Tenants

Posted on: January 20, 2012 by total

There are essentially three ways that a tenant can cost landlords money: 1. They don’t pay their rent, 2. They cause damage to the rental property, and 3.

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Tenant Bankruptcy Affects the Right to Evict for Landlord

Posted on: January 04, 2012 by total

Whether a tenant has filed for bankruptcy before or after an eviction judgment affects the steps a landlord must take to regain possession of the rental unit. What If the Tenant Filed for Bankruptcy after an Eviction Judgment? Prior to..

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What Do I Need to Look Out for In an Apartment Landlord?

Posted on: October 19, 2011 by total

I read this article on and thought it was worth a repost. The original link is here Dear Lifehacker, I’ve always been able to find plenty of good apartments, but end up with a crappy landlord each time. How …

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