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August 4, 2015

How to Use Social Media to Advertise Your Rental Properties

How to Use Social Media to Advertise Your Rental Properties

From yoga studios to real estate agents, savvy marketers use social media in a number of ways to reach out and expand their customer base, with good reason. Social media is one of the best ways for business owners to market to potential customers. The landlord business is no exception.

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December 1, 2014

The True Cost of Ducking a Tenant Service Request

No news from your tenant is always good news, right? Wrong. If one of our tenants has a maintenance issue, and we do not hear from them, this is definitely bad news. Long periods of silence should always prompt us to pay a visit to our property and our tenant.

Additionally, if your tenant takes the time to call and it takes you a while to get back to them, they will become frustrated. Not reaching out to your tenant right away could prove to be costly on so many different levels.

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October 26, 2014

Setting Up Clear Tenant-Landlord Communication Channels

Have you ever sat down for coffee with a friend and they can barely catch their breath from constantly speaking at you? It's frustrating when the other person across the table is not engaging in a conversation with you, but rather talking at you, and only about themselves and their needs.

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October 6, 2014

How NOT to Collect Rent (Part 3: Your Tough Tenant & How To Be Tough Back)

Your tenants seem to have an extensive list of "To Be Paid's" this month and you happen to be at the very bottom of that list . . . again.

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October 3, 2014

How NOT to Collect Rent (Part 2: Your Forgetful Tenant)

Do you recall in the previous article when I asked you to look inward regarding collection methods? This time, it may not be your fault entirely. First and foremost, maintaining that relationship/partnership with your tenant will be key here. Your forgetful tenant may just need a little more nudging than you are used to. Although, with the proper systems set in place from the very beginning, irresponsibility nor loss of memory will ever prevail ... or cost you.

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October 2, 2014

How NOT to Collect Rent (Part 1: Your Model Tenant)

Not receiving the rent payment on time, nor the respect that you are expecting? You may not be considering your role of properly communicating as a landlord.

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