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The Importance of Careful Rental Application Consideration for Real Estate Investors

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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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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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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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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The Ultimate Fall Rental Maintenance Checklist

Like any other structure, your rental needs ongoing maintenance to keep it in good condition and to ensure it retains its value. Summer is a great time to get some critical things done. Use this summer rental maintenance checklist from our experienced property managers in Apex. Exterior of the Building Rental maintenance on the outside […]

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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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Our Raleigh Property Manager Shares Why You Should Never Rent to Friends

Owning a Raleigh investment property is tough work. In addition to understanding the legalities of leasing and handling the property upkeep, you also have to make sure that every tenant is a responsible, respectful individual who won’t disturb the property or their neighbors. Unfortunately, this can be tricky to do in the best of circumstances, […]

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

but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4