The Raleigh Property Managers’ Guide to Evictions, Part 2: Going to Court

This blog is the second half in our two-part series, “Understanding Evictions.” In our previous post, we discussed steps Raleigh property managers should take early on in the eviction process. We observed that most tenants opt to change their ways (or more commonly, pay owed rent) before the matter goes to court, since a bad […]

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The Raleigh Property Managers’ Guide to Evictions, Part 1

No matter how thorough your tenant screening process, the fact of the matter is that screening only filters out tenants who have already built up a bad history. It’s rare, but possible, that a tenant with a clean background check, strong credit history, and good references will start to go South, for the same reasons […]

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Our Raleigh Property Manager Shares 4 Key Questions to Ask in a Tenant Screening Interview

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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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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How to Consider a Property Rental Application Carefully

Property Rental Applications: What You Should Include and Why It Needs To Be Top Priority When real estate investors put their time and money into a rental property, the last thing you want is for that property to be rented to someone who won’t pay their rent or destroys the property. That’s why hiring professional […]

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First & Next Steps After Purchasing a Tenant-Occupied Property

Many investment property managers 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 implementing to get you started and on the right track. Collect Previous Documents […]

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3 Quick Tips for Ensuring a Healthy Relationship Between Landlords and Tenants

Educating Tenants at Move-In to Avoid Unnecessary Work Orders Real estate is a significant investment that can potentially yield high profits. As a property owner, you need to educate yourself with the necessary information about your rental property, the housing market and the region in which you have your rental(s) in order to build a […]

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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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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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Property Managers Help You Determine When You Should Raise The Rent

It is not cheap to operate a rental property. The cost of operating a property goes up every year. Insurance rates, taxes and maintenance are some of the things that a rental property investor can expect to increase every year. Durham property managers often wonder whether they should raise the rent in order to cover […]

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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