Politically Controlled Rent Destroys Housing!

  Annual Rent Increase is Fraudulent As an example, every year in September, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is charged with responsibility of examining the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and comparing the increase or decrease over the last previous years.  It’s an arcane formula.

Resident Retention: 6 Keys to Securing Lease Renewals – By Gainesville Apartments

For property managers, securing long-term tenants through lease renewals is essential in building a successful, stable business by avoiding low vacancy rates and high turnover. Unfortunately, a recent renewal intention report from Kingsley Associates and MFE has brought property managers some disappointing news: for the first quarter of 2016, only 51.4% of residents responded that…

Technology vs Customer Service – By Joyce Kirby-Bica

Technology has revolutionized the way many companies and entire industries do business – including property management.  In some rental offices, everything from leasing to rent collections, purchasing and maintenance requests, etc., are being logged, inputted, tracked or entered into a variety of computer programs and databases.  All of these processes are designed to improve accuracy,…

10 Ways to Be a Great Landlord – By Richard Montgomery

It is upsetting when we get tenant complaints as a landlord. It is hard work renting apartments or homes to tenants and it takes people skills and management skills. Many times our goal as a landlord is to simply avoid tenant complaints. But there are principles, if properly used, that can reduce or eliminate tenant complaints. Do…