Entries by Michael Hurley

A Simple Rental Cleaning Checklist for Property Managers

In 2019, 44 million U.S. households rented their homes. For property managers, that’s a lot of cleaning and preparation before the new tenant moves in. Once you’ve screened your tenant and everything is all clear, the next step is rental cleaning and making sure everything is in working order before moving. Here is our simple rental cleaning checklist:   Kitchen From grease and grime to hidden breadcrumbs, the kitchen is the most used room in a home […]

How Your Property Management Firm Should Handle the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts have predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic might result in the loss of three million American jobs before the summer. Clearly, these are tough economic times. If you’re in charge of a property management firm, these may be fearful times for you. However, there are certain steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of survival. Read on as we share some key advice for property management firms during the pandemic. Keeping Your […]

7 Guidelines for Becoming a Great Landlord in 2020

Have you thought about becoming a landlord? You can join over 650,000 people who own and rent units out to tenants. Renting properties can create a passive stream of income while you work or play. Make sure to cultivate positive relationships with your tenants to prevent high turnover and keep the cash flowing. These landlord tips can help you become a popular business person, you’ll never have a unit sit open for long. 1. Repairs One […]

3 Property Management Facts That Might Surprise You

Whether it’s renting your old home or buying and selling small single-family apartments, property management is one of the most diverse areas in the real estate industry. No wonder like so many individuals you have decided to invest your time and energy in this growing industry. This can be a very worthwhile investment for you but there are a few interesting property management facts that you should consider. Here are some tips that will set […]

Not on My Property! A Property Manager’s Guide to Evicting Squatters

Owning rental property can be a great source of extra revenue. Unfortunately, sometimes your renters outstay their welcome (and their rental agreement). When this happens, you have squatters. There are many reasons why someone refuses to leave when their time is up, but as the property owner, you must be sure to take the right steps in evicting squatters. It can be a time-consuming process, but you need to do things correctly to protect your […]