Prepare for Natural Disasters with Our Free Infographic

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By Olivia Creighton

Consider how every time there is the threat of snowfall, people flock to the store to buy milk and bread. If you postpone your own trip, you arrive to find barren shelves and typically go home with some sort of makeshift meal that will help you wait out the storm. For smaller occurrences this may be a method be work for you, but natural disasters don’t always leave you time to prepare at the last minute.

Being prepared for natural disasters can, at times, be the difference between life and death. Knowing how to prepare and what actions to take can keep you, your family, and your tenants safe. With some information about the different natural disasters that may be a threat to you and our handy preparedness infographic, you’ll be ready for whatever weather heads your way. Preparing your property and your tenants is imperative; passing on information about storms cannot only help keep them safe, but also make them aware of how to protect the rental in the event of bad weather.

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‘Ban the Box’ Employment Laws Spread to New Cities and States

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By Becky Bower

Within the past few months Washington State, Spokane, WA, and Kansas City, MO have joined the ranks of cities and states that have enacted ‘ban the box’ employment legislation. With this move, all west coast states (with some west coast cities) have ‘ban the box’ laws in place.  As this legislative trend pops up in other cities and states across the U.S., keep these laws in mind as your state’s proposed bill will likely have similar terms.

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Protect Rental Property Profits with Tenant Screening

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By Olivia Creighton

As a landlord, your properties are your livelihood. You’re invested in them, and you expect to make a return on those investments. In order to maximize your return, you work hard to keep everything running smoothly and keep your tenants happy. Tenant screening can be an important tool in protecting your profits and getting a good return on your investment. With background screening, you are taking a step towards safeguarding your profits and property, as well as finding the right renters.

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How to Protect Your Property when Attracting Financially Questionable Applicants

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By Olivia Creighton

So you’ve put your rental property on the market, and people are interested. You’re getting applications from potential tenants, but none of them are quite up-to-par. They have a bad credit history, don’t have a high enough income, the same old story. You can’t seem to avoid attracting financially questionable applicants, so what do you do?

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Are ‘Just Cause’ Eviction Laws Coming to Your City?

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By Becky Bower

Whether you agree or disagree with ‘just cause’ eviction initiatives, it looks like it’s going to be 2018’s next legislative trend. While a few cities across the U.S. have already enacted their own ‘just cause’ ordinances, parts of the country like Philadelphia, Portland, and the State of California are debating enacting their own ‘just cause’ eviction policies. Take a look to see if your properties and business could be affected.

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March Madness: Go Head-to-Head with your Property Rental Competition

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By Olivia Creighton

If you’re a college basketball fan, you’re probably eagerly awaiting the start of March Madness. You’re getting ready to fill out your bracket, and you know which of the 68 teams you’re going to root for. As the competition heats up on the basketball court, the same thing is happening in the rental industry. So how do you stay head-to-head with the property rental competition?

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Download This Free Rental Housing Daylight Savings Time Checklist

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By Olivia Creighton

On Sunday, March 11th, the world will spring forward, sacrificing an hour in pursuit of days with more sunlight. As spring is ushered in, Daylight Savings Time is a great opportunity to do some more tedious maintenance on your properties. Take advantage of the slightly warmer weather and make up for that lost hour by safeguarding your property with these simple tasks.

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Is Property Management Software Right for You?

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By Olivia Creighton

As a landlord, you’re understandably very busy. With so much going on with your properties, the key to successfully running your rental business is staying organized and efficient. But how exactly do you do that? Property management software acts as a means to streamline productivity, and, despite common belief, it’s not expensive and it’s not just for property managers. Landlords can benefit tremendously from this software, and utilize it to better manage properties with ease.

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