Many landlords, myself included, like to use a written scoring system where applicants receive points for various criteria. If an applicant reaches a score they meet the minimum requirements. One landlord started the discussion by asking if others can share about the scoring system they use. Below is one example of a scoring system that…
Are Your Marketing Efforts Lost? It’s Time to Create Your Marketing Roadmap! – By Cathy Macaione, CM@cathymac.net
When it comes to marketing your community, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll go broke. How you reach potential renters has dramatically changed in the past few years. Gone are the days when you can simply place an ad in an apartment magazine and hope the telephone will ring. These days,…
Your Property Management Checklist … It’s All in the Details – By Anne Tucker, NeoBios Consulting Group
Independent rental owners juggle many responsibilities that may include other full-time or part-time employment. Trying to keep track of items to do and items completed stretches the limits of time and sanity.
In the world of investing there’s an old adage: “Money goes where it’s treated best”. The same could be said for the best residents.
One key to being a successful landlord is taking the time to pick the best tenants and keeping the rental property maintained. If you do not have the time to keep up a property on your own, or if you own several rental properties, you can quickly become overwhelmed. The ten tips provided below are…
What are the warning signs of fraud in renting? [i]
This article will examine a trip and fall on stairs that caused potentially catastrophic injuries and medical expenses for the Plaintiff and possibly for the landlord.
The U.S. apartment industry continues to exceed performance expectations, with real rent growth levels in April 2015 surpassing the cycle’s previous peak set back in 2011. New highs in rent growth were seen for both new resident leases and for renewal leases.
There was a review of Barney Frank’s memoir in the Sunday Chronicle. The reviewer gave Frank credit for not shying away from the liberal label by using progressive instead. I would never equate the two. In a previous editorial, I delineated what I see as the difference between liberals and progressives.
In the 2012 SatisFacts Research-published ebook, Getting Inside the Head of the Online Renter, it was revealed that the highest ranking factor for an apartment resident’s lease renewal decision was “Quality of Maintenance Service Provided.”