Since extreme winter temperatures and winds can take a major toll on buildings in cold weather regions, it is important that property managers take the necessary steps to winterize rental properties before the first snowfall of the season. Doing this will ensure that you will have to spend less time and money on plumbing, roofing, and other repairs come spring.
If you need a little help getting started, have a look at our list of the top things to do to get your rental properties ready for winter. (more…)
“Whether you hire a professional or conduct the inspections yourself, it’s critical to regularly assess and track the condition of your rental property.” Zillow
Whether it’s a seasonal inspection or one that you complete as your tenants move out, property inspection software can help you document property concerns and become a better property management company. (more…)
A recent study from NFPA showed that 365,500 U.S. home fires took place in 2015—resulting in 7 billion dollars in direct property damage.
Ongoing furnace maintenance can help you prevent large-scale problems with your properties’ heating systems. Here’s what to look for as you work to maintain your furnaces this year!
Rental property maintenance matters. According to the Wall Street Journal, “some 26% of single-family-home renters said they planned to live in their current rental for five years or more.”
With exceptional property maintenance, you can make life safer and easier for your tenants, reducing turnover rates and addressing larger property problems before they become a serious concern. (more…)
Homes with drab landscaping rent more slowly, for less money, but those with fancy landscaping can require lots of maintenance. So how do you achieve a good-looking yard that enhances rental value without creating an expensive, labor-intensive headache? It’s easier than you might imagine to create low maintenance landscaping.
Here are eight tips for striking the perfect balance between beauty and ease of upkeep. (more…)
It’s Monday morning at your property management office. You open your email, and you’re already overwhelmed. Then the phone rings. It’s a tenant, wondering why you haven’t scheduled that plumbing repair they’ve needed for a week. The next call is your plumber, explaining that they haven’t received payment for the last job and they need a check right now if they’re going to work on a new one. Your email is full of new tenant applications, questions about whether you can take on another property, and much more.
Rain can be a rental property’s best remedy for many landscape problems. Many nutrients essential to the survival of trees, plants and grass are stored in those precious rain drops that fall from the sky in the spring, summer and fall. But too much of a good thing is not always what’s best when it comes to curb appeal. Heavy rain or over irrigation can leave rental housing landscapes looking sickly and poor. Sometimes, the signs won’t show until it’s almost too late, even after the landscape dries out. (more…)
While most inspections seem routine, they’re all critically important to the wellbeing of tenants and properties. By taking advantage of the right tools, you can thoroughly document your inspection process to ensure that both your business and your renters are protected. Here’s how to stay on track with property inspection software: (more…)
Is your property management business ready for peak leasing season? Whether your properties are vacant or occupied by tenants, making sure you are prepared for move ins and move outs can be challenging. Use these property management tips to keep your properties in great shape and move in ready. (more…)
At times, property management can be nerve-racking. According to FindLaw, “if a tenant sustains physical or property damage after a landlord becomes aware that the property is unsafe, an injured tenant may be able to sue and recover compensation from the landlord.” If you’re not a little bit concerned about the safety of your rental properties, you should be. Lawsuits from tenants or their visitors can be time-consuming and costly. As a property manager, you are responsible for ensuring that your properties are safe, and to do so effectively you need a property inspection software. (more…)