Entries by Michael Hurley

5 Important Facts to Know Before Becoming a Rental Property Manager

You may be wondering if a career as a rental property manager is the one for you. It has a lot of ups and downs, but it can be an extremely lucrative venture for many people. Before deciding on whether or not it is the right path for you, there are things that you need to know. Having as much knowledge as possible about the actual job will help you make the right decision. Read […]

Is Owning Rental Property the Right Choice for Me?

Owning rental property is rewarding and builds your wealth. In 2016, 65% of Americans under 35 years of age were renting an apartment or home. That number is expected to grow over the coming years. But it’s not for the faint of heart. Before you start purchasing random properties to flip and rent, there are a few things to know about this industry. Owning rental property requires a little elbow grease, commitment, and knowledge. Here’s […]

4 Ways to Lower Your Property Management Cost

Property management does have its perks. One of those perks is not the cost. There are a ton of mistakes that many people make when they are first starting out that can drive the cost way up. Sure, you can try to make a budget but that doesn’t always go as planned if you don’t take care of your maintenance as you should. If you crack down and do your homework though, you can avoid […]

Picture Perfect: 5 Home Staging Tips to Bring in New Renters

Home sweet home is a rental for more U.S. residents than ever before! It’s never been a better time to become a property manager. If you’re trying to rent your property, home staging is the perfect way to showcase the space. Help potential renters fall in love with your property. Here are 5 home staging tips you need to know about! 1. Inspire them to Dream When you stage a rental, you’re doing much more than just making it […]

First-Time Landlords: How Often Should You Conduct a Rental Inspection?

As a landlord, it’s essential you put the work in to look after your property. Even if your tenant is a perfect angel, it’s always a good idea to check around prevent problems that could arise down the road.  A presence as a landlord also encourages your tenant to better take care of the property. If you show that you care about the upkeep of the home or apartment, it’s more likely that they will […]