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5 Useful Tips for Screening Prospective Property Renters

As leading Cary property managers Barker Realty screens prospective tenants carefully to filter out any renters who might cause problems for our clients. Over the years, in no particular order, we have identified many ways to properly screen tenants before a lease agreement is signed as outlined below in five examples. 1. Review Credit History […]

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Quick Cash Flow Tips For Small Rental Property Owners

It is important for rental property owners to know and understand how manage cash flow. Cash flow is an important item in your budget that allows you to project income over the year. As an investment property owner you may find out your profit is 8% after expenses when it should be, say 10%. As […]

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First & Next Steps After Purchasing a Tenant-Occupied Property

Many investment property owners want to know what they need to do if they purchase a tenant occupied property. The first steps that you take will determine your success as a property manager. Here are some items from Barker Realty to consider to get you started on the right track. Collect Previous Documents It’s important […]

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Protect Your Assets With A Great Lease Agreement

A lease is a lot like the rules to a game. The key to getting everyone to follow the rules is to make sure that they are stated at the beginning, in writing and signed off on. A property management company does not have anything to enforce if there is no lease agreement. And same […]

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5 Advantages of Investing in Rental Property

Rental properties are lucrative investments in the modern society and seemingly becoming a trend for younger generations to try to capitalize on. With online platforms like AirBnB and Instagram, real estate has become “sexy” to get involved with. Thousands of business moguls in the world have dominated the sector because of its enjoyable benefits and […]

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7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager

If you are seeking to hire a property manager, then you are undoubtedly wanting to save time on your investment properties or rental properties. There are several questions that you should ask rental property managers before you pick the company or person to hire. Asking the right questions will help you get the best Raleigh […]

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Proactive Winter Weather Management from Our Cary Property Managers

If you are a property manager, then you probably dread the winter time. Winter weather can cause serious damage to your property if you aren’t prepared. Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order protect your property against the cold and snowy winter months. Reserve Your Snow Clearing Contractor It should be on […]

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5 Important Reasons to Conduct Property Inspections Throughout the Year

Whether you constructed or bought the property you own, you understand how huge an investment it is. This is why you will spare no effort to ensure that your property is in good condition at all times. With regular property inspections throughout the year, you will not only ascertain the structural integrity of the building […]

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Top 4 Reasons You’re Smart To Hire a Property Manager

Some real estate investors, particularly new ones, see hiring property managers or a property management company as an unnecessary expense. But, they can actually be a huge benefit to your income. Here are four important reasons to hire a property management company to oversee your rental property: 1. Set the Best Rent for Your Property […]

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Why Investing in Rental Property Can Change Your Life

There are many people who are interested in investing in rental property as it can be a great financial move for a variety of reasons. Not only can investors make money off of monthly cash flow from the collected rent, but there is also financial benefit in the equity appreciation build-up over time. You are […]

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but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4