10 Useful Safety Tips for Property Managers

Managers are some of the most critical team members in any company offering property management services. Just like any other company, safety and security of your team should always be top priority. The roles assigned to managers, including showing properties and homes to strangers, is somewhat unsafe when you think about it, and property managers […]

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Property Manager Benefits: Single & Multiple Property Owner Portfolios

Benefits of Using a Property Manager for your Rentals Investors in the real estate market typically don’t start out very big. Everyone has to start somewhere and most people end up living in the home before turning it into a rental after accumulating more financial resources. You have the opportunity to expand beyond owning a […]

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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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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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5 Traits of a Great Property Management Company

As a property owner, you may be constantly looking to cut costs, even with wanting to hire property managers who charge low rates. However, not all property management service providers live up to their name and sometimes, unfortunately, you get what you pay for. Therefore, take your time in this decision making process to find […]

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Over-Communicate for Long-Term Tenant Retention

Tenants are the heart of the property and if property managers and rental property investors do not have them this affects their investment. The property/properties become less desirable and they aren’t generating income. Property investors often have one question in mind, “How do you keep the properties filled in order to maximize revenue?”. One major […]

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How to Avoid Dangers from Rental Property Fireplaces!

Many tenants use fireplaces during the winter months, which is why it is important for tenants to know how to safely use a fireplace, from gas to wood burning to everything in between. Properly using a fireplace will prevent smoke damage, fires and a homeowner nightmare. Not to mention investors potentially losing their entire investment […]

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6 Key Traits of Being a Great Property Manager

We find many people are investing in the real estate sector today, especially in thriving markets like the Cary-Durham region of North Carolina. It is a lucrative industry that can have high returns. Just like any other investment needing full attention by professionals who are dedicated to your best interests, real estate requires proper management. […]

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What Is Normal “Wear and Tear” in a Rental Property?

New rental property managers or someone who’s just started with a new property management company may wonder what constitutes normal wear and tear on a rental property compared to what constitutes damage to a rental property. Normal wear and tear can be vaguely defined as the depreciation that occurs through normal daily living in the […]

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

but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4