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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Subletting Headaches

It is easy for people to get a short-term lease in the digital age. However, there are a number of risks that are associated with subletting an apartment or house. Property damage, liability issues and stealing furniture are some of the many risks associated with subletting, which our team at Barker Realty works hard to […]

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Our 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. Our property managers often wonder whether they should raise the rent in order to cover […]

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How Over-Communicating Fosters 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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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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Protect Your Assets With A Great Lease Agreement

A lease is a lot like the rules to a game. The key to getting everyone to follow the rules is to make sure that they are stated at the beginning, in writing and signed off on. A property management company does not have anything to enforce if there is no lease agreement. And same […]

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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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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 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 a Raleigh Property Manager Can Make Your Life Easier

Investing in rental property is a great way to generate a steady stream of income—but unfortunately, it’s not as easy as signing on the dotted line and letting the payments roll in. Property management takes a lot of patience, communication, and hard work, and many property buyers who see their investment as a “side gig” […]

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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