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When You Like #Tenant Who is Behind on Rent! #propertymanagement

We have a one bedroom condominium with a tenant who has been renting from us for 8 years. She is a 33 year old single professional who has paid her rent on time. She rarely calls or complains, so we don’t increase her rent at the rate in inflation. As a result, her rent is […]

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5 Signs of a Motivated Seller! #realestatetips #realestateadvice

What is a Motivated Seller? A motivated seller is an individual who is anxious to sell a real estate property. Examples of reasons they are anxious to sell include: Financial Difficulty Medical Issues Divorce Job Relocation Bad Tenant Absentee Owner Why look for a motivated seller? Motivated sellers need to get out from under the […]

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When Prospective #Tenant Wants to Move In Quickly … #tenantscreening

We have a one bedroom condominium for rent. The current tenant gave notice about 3 weeks ago. We always require 60 days notice so that we can minimize loss of rent when we have tenant turnover. We advertise using Zillow and Craigslist. It is extremely important to thoroughly screen prospective tenants! Your tenant evaluation criteria […]

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#Plumbing #Leak Damages Ceiling & Walls! #propertybrothers

We own a 2 bedroom condominium that we purchased last year. The unit above ours was foreclosed around the same time, and a new owner purchased the above unit about 6 months ago. We were able to take a peak at the above unit while it was vacant and it needed lots of work. A […]

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4 Lessons Learned – #Section8 #TenantScreening

Let me preface this post by saying that we are not casting aspersions on the Section 8 program. We can only speak from our personal experiences. During the past 2 -3 years, when we advertise a property for rent, we get many inquiries from prospective tenants who have “housing vouchers.” The “housing vouchers” go by […]

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When #Tenant Borrows Security Deposit … #tenantscreening

We posted a 2 bedroom condominium for rent. The condo is located in a lower middle class area, so it was taking longer than usual to find an acceptable tenant. A 41 year old man submitted a rental application. His initials are DA. DA had fair credit, an acceptable salary, and a good landlord reference. […]

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When #Tenant Negotiates Up Front … 3 #LessonsLearned

We have a 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom townhouse for rent. We received an inquiry from a 47 year old male schoolteacher with a 12 year old daughter. His initials are KLJ. A divorce damaged KLJ’s credit, but his income is over $80k per year, and he has a very good landlord reference. Due to his […]

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When #Tenant Offers Double Security Deposit … 3 #LessonsLearned

We are screening prospective tenants for a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath townhouse. A young couple with 2 children viewed the townhouse and liked it very much. As we began talking about their qualifications, they mentioned that she had delinquent student loans and he had no credit at all! To counter their poor credit, the couple […]

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3 Tips – Quick #Tenant Turnaround! #realestatetips #tenants

For landlords, managing the exit of a current tenant and finding a new tenant directly impacts the bottom line (i.e., cash flow). Over years of trial and error, we believe we have perfected the “tenant turnaround” process. For example, we have a 1 bedroom ground floor condo and we recently received notice from our tenant […]

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When #Tenant Pays #Rent Late … #tenantscreening

When tenants start paying rent late, especially if it’s more than 1 week late, chances are they will never catch up. The very first time they are late paying the rent, you must charge them a late fee. You must set the tone early in the landlord-tenant relationship. Your goal is not to be friends […]