How to Know What Rental Owners Really Think About You

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By Olivia Creighton

With the internet, people can and do rate anything and everything. From products to professors, no one is afraid to share their opinion online. This includes a landlord’s opinion on their real estate agent. Rather than seeing a client’s thoughts about your work online, it can be a good idea to take proactive steps to find out what your clients think about their experience working with you. But what methods can you use to obtain this information?

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How to Protect Your Tenants’ and Applicants’ Sensitive Information

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By Olivia Creighton

As a landlord, it’s not surprising that you deal with a lot of personal information. With a plethora of tenant and applicant information in your possession, you can never be too careful with other people’s sensitive information. You require applicants to provide you with this personal data so that you can judge their candidacy for renting your property, but, in doing so you have to protect that information in return. While that might sound like an easy task in theory, there are always little details that can be overlooked and potentially risk access to the data applicants have trusted you with.

So how can you protect the sensitive information you’re charged with safekeeping for applicants and tenants? While there is no foolproof way to safeguard data, there are measures you can take to defend the information in your possession.

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The Top 5 Rental Property Incentives Renters Want

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By Olivia Creighton

As a landlord, there is no doubt that you think your property is pretty great. You work hard to maintain it and make it the best that it can be, so it would make sense for you to want applicants to like it as well. Many question what attracts tenants to a property, and what one may lack in times of vacancy.  With so many competitors out there, it makes you wonder what it is that pulls a potential renter to one property over another. So what types of incentives are renters looking for?

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Spring Rental Property Maintenance: A Landlord’s Guide

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By Olivia Creighton

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for – you guessed it – spring rental property maintenance. While tenants handle their own spring cleaning, it is up to landlords to make sure that everything is running smoothly on the rental property. Such a big task can seem overwhelming, but, with the right tools (like our checklist!) and preparation, it can be a walk in the park.

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How to Treat Your Renter Roommates as Individuals

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By Olivia Creighton

Sometimes it can be hard to know how to approach renters who have roommates, but, with higher retention rates and an increased landlord-tenant relationship, access to this large tenant pool is worth pursuing. While many people push to treat them as one individual (asking for one rent check, sending one notice to all renters, etc.), roommates want the exact opposite. They are all different people, and they should be treated as such. Treating roommates like individuals rather than members of a group will go a long way, and could even improve your renter retention rates.

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Celebrate National Pet Day with Our Infographic

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By Olivia Creighton

In this day and age, pets are just as much a part of the family as anyone else. People understandably love their pets everyday of the year, but, every April 11th, we set aside a day to really go above and beyond to show our furry friends just how much we care. National Pet Day is a day to turn your attention to your pets, as well as other animals in need or extra care or attention. You love your pets, just as your tenants love theirs. Take advantage of this holiday to appreciate your furry friends and encourage your renters to do the same.

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Free Resources for National Apartment Housing Month

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By Becky Bower

Managing a rental property is tough work. Not only do you handle the entire leasing and vetting process, but you routinely work on maintaining your property and reputation as well. This April marks National Apartment Housing Month, and to commemorate all the hard work you do within the rental housing industry, we’ll be offering up all of our downloadable rental resources for free!

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April Showers the Rental Housing Industry with New Legislation

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By Becky Bower

With April showers comes new rental housing legislation. Amongst bills ranging from ‘ban the box’ employment screening procedures to rent control, legislators across the nation are anxious to reform old rental housing regulations and create new requirements. Although some multifamily bills have passed, the majority of this month’s legislative update is still on the chopping block (for better or worse). Take a look at passed, pending, and future rental housing bills nationwide and in your property’s state.

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