Rent Control Sprouts in Illinois, California, and Rhode Island

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By Becky Bower

For the past two years rent control has been one of the top legislative trends in the rental housing industry. While the industry has seen both victories and losses on this front, the fight against tenant-popularized rent control bills continues. Which cities are being targeted next? If you have properties in California, Illinois, or Providence, R.I., you’ll want to look out for these rent control initiatives.

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The Benefits to Using Property Management Software

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By Becky Bower

Property management software, especially cloud-based software, can revolutionize your business’s success. Not only can management software connect you with your rental properties (even if you’re long-distance), but the built-in management tools significantly boost your efficiency and increase tenant happiness. While the specific features and price point can vary based on which property management software service you choose, these four benefits still hold true.

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4 Rental Property Tools That’ll Simplify Management for Landlords

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By Becky Bower

Let’s be honest – managing multiple rental properties is not an easy task. You have to worry about collecting the rent, managing your internal bookkeeping, maintaining the property (and/or paying the services you use to do that), and building a relationship with your tenants. Not to mention, with a vacancy your workload doubles as you rush to prepare your empty property for new renters. Whether you have a handful of rental properties or twenty, these four rental property tools will simplify your management process.

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Rental Management – Maximizing ROI

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This post was written by Dana Dunford, CEO at Hemlane

There are two ways to maximize your return with your investment property:

  1. During property acquisition – getting a good deal on the value and potential of the investment property
  2. Through management operations – maximizing your net operating income during the day-to-day activities

Most real estate investors and landlords will have a pro forma on the property acquisition. But, increasing cash flow through operations is an easier and immediate solution that you can begin today with your existing rental properties.

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ApplyConnect®’s Parent Company, CIC™, Launches Property Management Software for Landlords

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By Becky Bower

We’re proud to announce that our parent company, Contemporary Information Corporation™ (CIC™) has partnered up with Rentec Direct to power their online property management software, CICTotal Manager! Enabling landlords to manage all of their rental properties for as little as $35 a month, CIC™ believes that this dynamic collaboration will empower landlords, like you, to effectively manage all your properties within the growing rental housing market.

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Enhance Your Landlord Communication Skills in 2018

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By Olivia Creighton

Communication is the cornerstone of the landlord-tenant relationship, and there is no doubt that it is essential to a successful rapport between the two. How you interact with your tenants sets the tone of the relationship, and, while you want to be friendly, it is important to maintain a sense of professionalism. But exactly what tools do you have in your arsenal to achieve a perfect balance between the two?

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How Landlords Can Improve Renter Retention

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By Becky Bower

Dealing with a move-out and managing a recent vacancy can be time consuming and costly. If you already have good tenants, using incentives to influence your renters to renew the lease might be something you’ll want to do. If you’re worried about renter retention, consider doing one of these three methods to convince your tenants into staying.

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Free Resources Landlords Will Love

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By Olivia Creighton

As February rolls in and you start to see little hearts decorate the windows of every shop you pass by, you know that it is that time of year where you show others just how much you love them. Here at ApplyConnect we’re thankful that you trust our blog, and want to show our appreciation by making your life as easy as we possibly can. Below are some great free resources that we guarantee you will love.

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