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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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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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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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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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Attract Quality Tenants to Your Raleigh Investment Property with These Unique Amenities

If you’re a Raleigh rental property owner, amenities are a must if you want to attract quality tenants. And in a competitive market, going above and beyond the usual pool, fitness center, and laundry room will set your rental property apart from the rest. Below are a few unique amenity ideas to consider adding to […]

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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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Attract Quality Tenants to Your Raleigh Property With These Affordable Updates

If you own an investment property in Raleigh NC (or anywhere else, for that matter), you’ve doubtlessly thought of countless luxury amenities you’d like to add—big-ticket items like swimming pools, new kitchen appliances, or new paint. However, what with all the other costs involved in Raleigh property management, these big additions might be out of […]

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Top Tips When Screening Potential Tenants for Your Raleigh Investment Property

Even though you’re excited to rent out a freshly renovated apartment building or single-family residence, don’t let your enthusiasm cloud your vision. Even though you undoubtedly want to rent to the first bidders, it’s important to find the right people who will bolster positive tenant relations (and treat your property with respect!) Here are some real […]

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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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but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4