There are only two things leading to success. Luck is the first one. Rare and unstable, it sometimes makes us achieve unbelievable results by simply being in the right place at the right time. The second one is practice. Unlike the first, it’s not about immediate results. It takes time; it requires persistence and diligence. Practice makes perfect, and this saying can be applied to any business and industry with no exception to property management.

Being a successful landlord is not as simple as it may seem at first thought. One needs to learn the basics of landlord-tenant law, stay…


Unless you’re the least friendly person on the planet, every now and then you invite guests to your place or become a guest yourself. Guest visits are all fun and pleasure. Shared dinners, table games, movies, or pajama parties are all common scenarios for an occasional guest visit. It’s an integral part of our social life and everyone has the right to enjoy it.

But what about inviting guests into rental units? Just how normal is that to invite people into a property that’s not yours? Are tenants allowed to welcome whoever they want for as long as they wish…


It’s only in a perfect world all tenants move in on the first day of a month and move out on the last one. It’s this ideal reality where tenants are remarkably tidy and never late paying their monthly rent. It is the kind of reality where they don’t own pets and don’t ask you to paint walls. What a nice world to live in, huh? Sure, but there’s a problem: this world does not exist. In real life, things usually require a little effort.

As a landlord, you sometimes have to be a psychologist (when convincing tenants to stop…


They say nothing is permanent except change. And if you think of it for a moment, you’ll realize it’s true for all aspects of human life with no exception to work. To put it in a context, you may be a successful landlord for years and decide to call it quits overnight. No matter if you decide to get rid of just one of your rental properties or leave the business completely, you’ll end up with the same task — putting your rental unit up for sale.

Usually, the situation is one of the two. First (and better one), if…


Digital Marketing for Landlords

If you’re reading these right now, you are either my colleague who usually proofreads all of my texts before they see the light of day or a landlord having hard times finding quality tenants. If you are the latter, it’s just your luck to stumble upon this article. Having made huge strides in the rental industry, our team is now sure that there is one thing that makes or breaks one’s career in property management. And as you can tell from the title, this one thing is rental property marketing.

It won’t be breaking news if I say that the…


It’s not breaking news that too much stress can wear us down. However, life is full of surprises — both pleasant and not. And while we can’t predict what the future holds, taking preventive measures to feel more secure is sure within our scope of abilities.

If you make a living as a landlord, you should be well aware of all steps and measures you can take to avoid losing money and healthy nerves. Among them are such measures as tenant screening, move-in inspection, and many others, but it’s security deposit that always tops the list. …


6 Budget-Friendly Hacks

If you think your rental property isn’t a potential target for burglars, consider this: According to recent FBI data, a burglary occurs approximately every 18 seconds. This doesn’t necessarily mean your home or property will be hit, but with grim statistics like this, wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?

Many renters and landlords avoid investing in home security devices because they assume they’ll be costly, but this isn’t always the case. Use these five inexpensive security tactics to safeguard your rental property and prevent break-ins.

What You Can Do

As the property owner, there are a number of ways you can boost security…


No matter whether you’re a first-time landlord or the one with a wealth of experience behind your back, chances are good that setting the right rental price for your income property will be the top of mind question as soon as it’s time to list your property.

Unless you’re a professional property appraiser, there is always a risk of underselling or overpricing. And the bad news is that going to extremes is never safe. In the case of rental property, you’ll be losing money regardless of which extreme you choose. …


All Questions You Ever Had Are Finally Answered

The life on planet Earth is risky in its own right, but the level of risk doubles when you decide to become a landlord. If you think that your tenants will be special — tidy, cautious, and willing to sacrifice their lives in the name of the safety of your belongings, you’re just fooling yourself. Windows get broken, wine spills on carpet, children paint monsters on beige walls. And there’s almost nothing you can do about it. I said ‘almost’ because there’s a great way to protect you from all threats related to renting out.

When it comes to property…


Make Sure Your Rental Property Keeps Up

Living where all four seasons come in full force has both pros and cons. But when the bleak winter months are finally over and spring rolls around, you start to remember why it’s so worth it. Breathing the heady air of spring is especially lovely after the months of dormant under a blanket of snow. Raise your hand if you can feel it coming — the time for awakening, falling in love, and…spring-clean.

Springtime is best for renovations, experiments, and improvements. It’s a matter of fact that we’re more energized and motivated at this time of the year, so let’s…

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