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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How to be a good tenant

1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions befo...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How to be a good landlord/property manager

1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazin...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Can an HOA Enforce Rules? Tips for Board Members in Tampa

Enforcing rules at your homeowner’s association can be tough, but you can make it a little easier on yourself by doing three specific things.How Can An HOA Enforce Rules? InspectYou have to inspect your property regularly. See how people are treating your homes and what the common standard of maintenance is. Be sure residents are fo...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Find Good Tenants Quickly for Your Tampa Rental Property

When you’re trying to find a great renter for your home really fast, there are four things you need to think about.Awesome PicturesThere is no substitute for a beautiful photograph. And yet, we often look at a rental ad and see pictures that just show the corner of a room or photos that are blurry because they seem to be taken from ...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

6 Landlord Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Property Management Blog
As with all areas of life, some mistakes are small and have minimal consequences. These small mistakes can comfortably be chalked up to learning experiences. Other mistakes can land you into legal and financial battles. Going it alone can be intimidating and can have lasting consequences. Hiring a property manager will provide you with th...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Improve Resident Retention

In the 2012 SatisFacts Research-published ebook, Getting Inside the Head of the Online Renter, it was revealed that the highest ranking factor for an apartment resident’s lease renewal decision was “Quality of Maintenance Service Provided.” Believe it or not, the service your maintenance team provides to your reside...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Why is My Property Still Vacant?

Our goal at Home encounter is always to rent your properties as quickly as possible to qualified tenants. However, there are circumstances that can cause an owner to call and ask “Why is my property still vacant?” when it appears that it should not be that difficult to rent the property. Of course, it is obvious to look at the...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Are you Prepared to be a Landlord?

When you are contemplating whether or not to lease your property, there are many things to consider. Once you decide to be a landlord, you have some very important and new responsibilities to your tenants, the property, and your neighbors that you may not have thought of. There are many reasons property owners become landlords. Some are n...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Have a Successful Open House
Property Management Blog
Planning, execution and creativity are key ingredients for a successful open house. Agents should market the event online and in-person."The success of an open house largely depends upon the work put into marketing and building excitement before the big day," says Kenny Sperry of Easton Real Estate. "Social media, signs, em...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Boomer and Millennial Buyers - What’s the Difference?

Age of buyer is very important to your buying pool. While there are amenities all homeowners want, there are items that are more important to generation specific groups. Homebuyers are demanding more home features that help them save energy and keep the home organized, according to a new study released by the National Association of Home...

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