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When Renters Go Missing What Should You Do?

Being ghosted by a renter can be a disruptive and confusing experience for any rental property owner. If you’ve never had to engage in the process of determining when and how to locate or evict a missing resident, count yourself lucky. Fortunately, the law has considered the instance of a missing renter and, depending on

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How to Celebrate Halloween with Residents During a Pandemic

As the summer heat winds down and schools return to some form of opening session, we will soon be greeted with those familiar sights and smells of fall. That means cooler breezes, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice in everything. Local stores and homeowners will begin to bring out their boxes of Halloween decorations (if they

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How to Respond to Residents Upset About Barred Amenities

Summer is here, and nothing quite says “summer” like a day spent by the pool. Residents love knowing that after a long, hard day at work, they can relax poolside with a good book and earbuds. What better way is there to spend a Saturday with the kids than cooling off with a swim?  However,

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COVID Policies Renters Want Apartments to Keep

While change is inevitable, certain unexpected circumstances can sometimes propel us into the future, whether we’re ready or not. The advent of COVID-19 has brought about the need to move many traditional procedures into the digital age to protect landlords and residents’ health and safety. For some, navigating these new policies requires adjusting to a

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Everything You Need to Know About Squatters Rights

In most situations, the people who live in your building or complex are the ones who are paying you to be there. These people may pay their rent, have signed a legally binding document with you, etc. Occasionally, groups of people or individuals can take up residence within your property. In these situations, they aren’t

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How to Spot Warnings that Residents won’t be Renewing their Leases

Renter and property manager relationships can be difficult to navigate, even at the best of times. With a pandemic forcing hardships onto many industries, neither renters, nor rental property owners are immune to the current economic conditions. At the end of the day, you have to ensure that your properties are remaining profitable, or at

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The Best Credit Score Booster

As any savvy property manager knows, a good credit score is indicative of so many things. When reviewing prospective tenants, this is one of many factors you should consider before preparing the rental contract. While parts of the CARES Act are supposed to make sure that missed payments caused by COVID don’t dramatically impact a

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4 Easy Ways for You to Simplify Leasing an Apartment

We all know that the leasing process isn’t always all fun and games. It takes a lot of time and elbow grease to find the perfect residents. While you might have your leasing process down, consider adding one of these 4 methods to help simplify leasing for future you. Showing the Property to Applicants The

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How to Have Safe Property Inspections During a Pandemic

During a pandemic, we have to take precautions with property inspections.  While residents still need to move during these times, it’s business as usual.  Move-in/Move out inspections is a good practice for both parties.  When a renter moves out, and there is not an existing Move-in/Move-out property inspection checklist with photos, there can be a

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Best Virtual Tour Apps for Rental Housing

Virtual tours are gradually becoming the norm in the multifamily housing industry thanks to technological advancements around the world. This progress has made it possible for property managers to show off their rental properties to millions prospective applicants at once. At the same time, applicants can inspect rental communities of their interest without leaving the

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