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May 22, 2015

Landlording Hell - Part 1

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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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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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November 25, 2014

Got a Vacant Unit? New, No-Stress Phone Technology for Landlords and Property Managers Can Help Streamline the Sale (and Your Business)

In the property management game, we do the best we can for as many hours as we can, then start again in the morning, finding ourselves deeper in the hole each day.

By far, the biggest challenge we have occurs when there is a vacant unit on the books. Mortgage payments are coming out of savings, fees are not being collected, and vandalism risk increases dramatically, all while time and energy are being sucked out of our days by seemingly endless calls from unqualified people and no-show showings from people too nice to hang up the phone.

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