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Winter Weather Tips: 4 Ways to be Prepared This Season

Many homes sustain extensive damage during the harsh winter months. Your Raleigh rental property, however, doesn’t have to be one of them. Prepare for the worst and avoid costly repairs with the following winter real estate maintenance tips. Clean out the gutters Leaves and debris can block water and allow it to pool. Then, when […]

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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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How Do You Handle Maintenance Issues in Your Raleigh Rental Property?

Barker Realty proudly serves the Wake County area, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina, Clayton, Knightdale, Garner, Holly Springs, Zebulon, and Wendell. At Barker Realty, we have been managing rental properties in the Triangle area since 1984. In 1996, Barker Property Maintenance Company was formed as a sister company to Barker Realty. While […]

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Our Raleigh Property Management Company Talks About Subletting

What Is a Sublease? A sublease is an agreement that is made between the tenant and a third party. The original tenant will become the landlord to the person who is subleasing the home or apartment. Every local property manager needs to know if their tenants are subleasing. There are many problems that a Raleigh […]

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Our Raleigh Property Investors Share 4 Top Ways to Fund Your Real Estate Investment

Here is the thing. When you decide to buy property, be ready to spend significantly. Further, if you, a Raleigh property investor, have ready cash, you can get the property and cash flow right away. Only that, very few investors can afford such huge sums of money at short notice. Then, if you’ve identified a […]

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A Landlords’ Guide to Service Animals | Raleigh Property Management

As a property owner, you are probably already aware that service animals must be accommodated in all public property, including rental property. However, since the line between “service animal” and “therapy animal” can be a bit blurred, upholding accommodation laws can be a bit confusing. Here’s everything you need to know about having service animals […]

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3 Key Tips When Screening Tenants for Your Raleigh Investment Property

Once you’ve purchased your Raleigh investment property, signed all the paperwork, and made all the renovations and touch-ups you desire, you’re doubtlessly eager to start filling up rooms with tenants. However, don’t let your enthusiasm cloud your vision. Taking the time to find responsible, respectful, gainfully-employed tenants will save you a lot of headache and […]

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How to Maintain a Positive Relationship During Coronavirus 

Though we are only a few months into weathering the coronavirus pandemic, it has effectively changed life as we know it. Below are some tips that can help you maintain a positive landlord-tenant relationship during these tough times.  Remember That You are a Leader First things first: remember that, to your tenants, you are in […]

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How Raleigh Landlords Can Stay Calm and Focused During COVID-19

There’s no doubt that these are stressful times for everyone, especially landlords. With so much economic uncertainty, it can become easy to become overwhelmed by fears and anxieties. Before you do, though, take a moment to step back, breathe, and refocus. Recognize that your tenants are depending on you to provide some sense of leadership […]

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Stress Management Tips for Landlords | Raleigh Property Management 

If you own investment property in Raleigh, you don’t need us to tell you how stressful it can be. Keeping your property maintained, acquiring new tenants, and managing the ones you have can take a toll on landlords, especially those who are operating alone. However, if you want to be successful, stress management isn’t an […]

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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