What Amenities Are Tenants Really Looking For In 2019?



Most property managers and landlords recognize that amenities are the most alluring draws for potential tenants. Pools, fitness centers, and proximity to local events are just some of the most popular examples that someone might want from a rental property. When it comes down to choosing between two properties, it’s often the presence of amenities […]

How to Rent an Apartment with Troubled Credit



When you want to rent an apartment, there are a few things for you to think about. You need to think about wants, needs, where you want to live and how much you can afford to pay. However, one thing you cannot forget about is to ensure you are able to find a landlord willing […]

How Professional Property Management Can Maximize Your Returns



Property management services are a sound investment for anyone who owns property that needs rented out. A professional management company offers a lot of benefits, including the fact that they can oversee all aspects of your rental from advertising and tenant screening to lease renewals, move outs, evictions, and more. If you are looking for […]

10 Costly Mistakes to Avoid with a Turn Key Rental Property



Many perceptive investors know that turn key rentals can bring in a reliable, low risk, and high reward passive income. What you want from a professionally managed turn key rental is strong passive income from reliable tenants who maintain the house and the landscaping. Tenants that stay put even when you raise the rent. Dependable […]

Five Things that Should be in Your Property Management Agreement



Most commercial real estate owners hire professional property management.  Selecting a property manager is important because a good manager can help an owner maximize the return on its investment.  But it’s important that owners include key provisions in the property management agreement. 1. Manager Compensation Commercial property managers usually charge the owner a fee based […]

How Technology Can Help Improve Your Rental Property Business



The business of managing rental properties is often more than a full-time job. Between approving rental applications, addressing tenant requests, and providing maintenance for properties, property managers need to address several responsibilities at a time. If you consider the fact that this is all in addition to marketing new or vacant properties, it becomes clear […]

Considerations to make when buying rental property



There are many things to consider when it comes to investing in rental property. Below are the top three considerations you’ll want to take into account when buying rental property. Consideration 1: Location I can’t stress enough about how important the location of your rental property is. Often times new investors don’t put enough emphasis […]

Standardizing Single Family Rental Terms and Definitions



The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) has established “recommended best practices for defining, calculating, and reporting key financial and operational disclosure metrics for the single-family rental (SFR) industry.” Green Street Advisors’ Advisory and Consulting Group provided subject matter expertise and worked with NRHC members to develop standardized definitions and calculations of common disclosure metrics and […]

Ask Brian: What are the Key Concerns for Fixer-Rental Investors?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question. Les from Tampa, FL writes: I’ve been a landlord before but out of the business for about five years. As I […]

Top Landlord Accounting Software for Property Managers



Landlord accounting software for property managers can make or break a real estate business. Real estate investors know that, whether they hire a property manager or manage their properties themselves, that pen-and-paper bookkeeping will get you nowhere fast — especially if you have a large number of properties. Thankfully, using landlord accounting software for property […]