May 2015

Found 4 blog entries for May 2015.

Social Media - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256031851/

Using social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter is a great way to find new tenants. Many companies use this type of marketing to find new customers and you can do the same thing as a landlord. Here are a few ways you can fill your vacancies by using social media.

Post your Property

Just like anything else, if you post the vacancy you currently have, it may be shared across social media like crazy. It could go viral, which would allow it to be filled fast. However, you only need one interested tenant to fill the home, so viral may not be necessary.

Imagine sharing your vacancy and watching it get passed from one person to another until it finds you next tenant. This may not be something to count on, but it shouldn't be overlooked

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Dishwasher - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chalonuk/6206864791/

As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to maintain the appliances that live in your rental property. When a tenant calls saying that their dishwasher isn’t working, it’s important to have it repaired right away since it could cause flooding along with issues for your tenant’s daily needs. Your tenant can’t go without a dishwasher for long when a working appliance has been promised to them in their lease.

Keeping up with regular maintenance is important to avoid poor performance and costly repairs. Here is a look at what you should know about dishwasher upkeep and when it’s time to call a repair service.

How to maintain it

If your tenant calls saying that there is an issue with the dishwasher, take a look at it yourself first. Many times it’s

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Landlord

How do you choose a landlord as a tenant looking for a rental unit? This is helpful information for a landlord to know so that they can strive to have the desirable qualities a tenant may want. For a landlord, they want quality tenants that aren’t going to wreck the place, that will pay their rent on time and that won’t disrupt the neighbors.

For a tenant, this is a place they may call home for many years to come which means they need a landlord that’s easy to work with, communicates well and that acts professional. Along with these qualities, here is a look at qualities tenants want in their landlord.

Professionalism

Make a great first impression with your potential tenants. A landlord can start when it comes to the property tour by being

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Insurance - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jakerust/16540465893

As a landlord, you may not care so much if your tenants carry renters insurance. However, it could make a difference for them and for you if something happens. Renters insurance will help to replace their property, which can benefit you, too. Here are some of the things you should consider with renters insurance and your tenants.

Make it Required

You have every right to make renters insurance a requirement for your tenants. This helps to ensure they are protected and helps you, as well.

If a tenant living in one of your buildings makes a mistake and causes damage to the property of another tenant, renters insurance will cover it. This will help to keep disputes to a minimum during this type of issue and will help to keep our tenants whole,

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