4 Key Questions to Ask in a Tenant Screening Interview for Raleigh NC Investment Property

Almost all investment properties include a criminal background check, credit card check, landlord reference check, proof of employment, and eviction report in their tenant screening process—and these are all musts for you, as well. By asking just a few simple questions, you can separate the wheat from the chaff and only allow qualified renters to […]

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4 Small Property Upgrades That Help Attract Quality Tenants to Your Raleigh Investment Property

If you own an investment property in Raleigh NC (or anywhere else, for that matter), you’ve doubtlessly thought of countless luxury amenities you’d like to add—big-ticket items like swimming pools, new kitchen appliances, or new paint. However, what with all the other costs involved in Raleigh property management, these big additions might be out of […]

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The Top 10 Industries in Raleigh, Part 2 from our Raleigh Property Management Company

By anyone’s estimate, Raleigh is thriving. Our real estate and housing markets are experiencing a huge boon; our universities are growing and expanding; and increasing job opportunities are drawing young professionals from all over the country. We were curious to know what those jobs are, exactly—so we studied at the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 2018 […]

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The Top 10 Industries in Raleigh from Barker Property Management

Raleigh’s thriving real estate boom and abundant career opportunities are drawing young professionals here from all over the country. But what are those jobs, exactly? To find out exactly what Raleigh employees are up to, we took a look at the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 2018 report, which analyzed 629,570 Raleigh occupations. Below are some […]

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How to Mitigate Risk in Your Raleigh Investment Property – Part 2

In our previous blog post, we discussed some potential risks that come with investing in Raleigh property, and how aspiring landlords can mitigate them. Below are even more tips on how to have a successful and profitable property investment experience. Risk: You purchase investment property, but your tenants are constantly leaving. Solution: Build strong relationships […]

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How to Mitigate Risk in Your Raleigh Investment Property – Part 1

Investing in property can be personally rewarding as well as profitable. Ideally, prospective landlords can purchase a condo, duplex, or single family home; charge a monthly rent which covers the mortgage payment; and collect a little extra to make a profit. Eventually, if all goes well, you will be able to sell the property for […]

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Are Property Management Companies Worth the Cost?

Buying an investment property is a great way to generate a healthy income stream. However, it’s not as easy as buying a unit, renting it out, and letting the payments come in. Property management takes a lot of patience and hard work, and if you don’t want it to become your full-time job, your best […]

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Burglary Prevention Tips for Landlords

As a landlord, one of your top priorities should be keeping your investment property secure. Firstly, so that your tenants feel safe and protected; and secondly, because a property that is constantly being robbed or vandalized might scare away potential tenants in the future. While many safety measures are up to the tenants themselves (locking […]

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How to Hire a Great Raleigh Property Manager

If you own a condo, duplex, or other type of investment property, a property manager is a necessity. A good property manager can take all the nitty-gritty details of managing a property off your hands, so you can reap in the rewards with minimal stress and hassle. Since this person will be your right-hand-man (or […]

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How to Keep Your Raleigh Rental Property Pest-Free

Most states legally require property owners to maintain a pest-free rental, but it’s also good business sense. No one will want to rent from you if word spreads that there are pests, and owners who won’t do anything about it! Then there’s the fact that pests like termites and carpenter bees will actively damage your […]

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"Let each of you look not only to his own interests,

but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4