Advice for new landlords? Work smarter, not harder!

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Congratulations! You worked hard, saved up, and finally landed your first rental property. Now the important part: Start getting a return on that investment and find a tenant.   However, landing a qualified and desirable occupant is not always as simple as waving a magic marketing wand. But perhaps the most common mistake made by novice

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The best method for marketing your rental property.

With the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, keeping a rental occupied is essential. Even one month of vacancy could wipe away landlord profits for an entire year.  The end goal, of course, is to get the most qualified leads in the least amount of time. With all of today’s modern advancements, it could be

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Do rental properties in university towns provide a higher ROI?

Do university town rental property ROI
If you’re considering investing in a rental property, you might want to consider university towns for your location. You will still have to do research because there are no guarantees, however, university towns have proven to give high returns on investment. And the reasons make sense when you consider the following: Firstly, university towns offer

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How PropTech is Changing the Way Landlords Rent.

You have likely heard of the term PropTech before. PropTech is not a new concept. In fact, the term has been used since the late 90s. However, it has only been in the most recent years that PropTech has been gaining popularity. While most industries were fast to adopt and integrate new technology, the real

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The surprising benefits of being a remote property manager

Being a landlord is no easy task. Being one while living hundreds or thousands of miles away certainly doesn’t make it any easier.  Or does it? In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of property managers who manage from afar. This often stems from circumstances such as an unexpected relocation (typically for a

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When to invest in real estate? Five questions for landlords.

There is plenty of information out there offering advice on whether and when someone should rent or own. But what about for an investor?  Turns out the approach with each is vastly different.  Although there are obvious factors to consider for a would-be resident (such as living expenses, location, and market value, et al), a

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Managing your rental property? It’s about time.

There is little that landlords appreciate more than having an ideal renter occupying their space. You know, the ones who never cause problems or complain, always pay their rent on time, and, of course, stick around for a while.  However, for many property owners, they also know how maddeningly time-consuming  it can be to find

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How to Avoid a Disastrous Tenant

Nobody wants to find themselves saddled with a tenant who is rude, messy, and irresponsible. But sometimes in the stressful process of selecting a tenant, it can be difficult to know exactly what signs to watch out for. While every landlord ultimately established his or her own guiding rules when it comes to tenant selection,

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