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July 31, 2015

5 Tips to Getting More Clicks on Your Rental Ad

5 Tips for Getting More Clicks on Your Rental Ad

The popularity and relatively low cost (if not free) of online advertising has made sites like Craigslist and Zillow very attractive to many landlords and property managers looking to advertise their rentals.

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July 30, 2015

When Should You Start the Eviction Process?

Being a landlord has its struggles. One such struggle is having to evict a tenant. If you’re lucky, you’ll never need this information. Unfortunately, chances are you likely will. If you come to the point where you need to remove a problem tenant, follow these guidelines to protect yourself and your investment property.

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July 21, 2015

Are Your Tenants Illegally Subletting on Airbnb?


Airbnb, and other home sharing sites like VRBO and wimdu, allow travelers to rent out a property by the night. While this is great for homeowners looking to earn some extra income, it’s not so great for landlords. Here are a few things to keep in mind to avoid any sticky subletting situations:

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July 15, 2015

How to Properly Evaluate a Prospective Renter's Credit History


An empty rental property can be a costly thing, but choosing the wrong tenants can end up costing you thousands of dollars more than a month without rental income. Although it may not be possible to protect yourself entirely when you own rental property, carefully evaluating your prospective tenants is the best way to decrease your risk.

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May 22, 2015

Landlording Hell - Part 1


Part 1: Exposing my personal phone number.

Is there anything worse than grabbing that sharpie and write your personal cell or home phone number on a yard sign? Even scarier to post your number on Craigslist!

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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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