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6 Key Traits of Being a Great Property Manager in Raleigh

We find many people are investing in the real estate sector today, especially in thriving markets like the Raleigh-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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How to Identify Termites – Raleigh Property Management Company

Termites are unfortunately a problem many homeowners and investment property owners face. If you are looking at investment properties for sale, or suspect your property has a termite problem, here are some ways to identify termites and the damage they cause. Termite or Flying Ant?   Both ants and termites can have wings, but on […]

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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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Partnership with Updater | Serving our Residents

Announcing Updater for Barker Realty, Inc.! Since the moving process doesn’t end once you’ve signed the lease, we are pleased to offer Updater to all our residents. In case you’re unfamiliar, Updater simplifies the moving process by helping you save time on moving-related tasks. With your Updater account, you can: Purchase renters insurance Forward your mail […]

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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 to Look for in a Raleigh Investment Property

The Raleigh economy is booming! Thousands of people are moving to the city to enjoy the abundant job opportunities, excellent school systems, and unique attractions. The influx of people has made Raleigh real estate more in-demand than ever–meaning real estate investors can rehab homes quickly and sell them for a big profit. Properties can also be […]

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Make Sure Your Rentals Are Summer Ready with These Easy Tips

When preparing rental properties for the summer, there’s a lot that needs to be done in terms of maintenance on the inside and outside of the property. Property managers in Cary should use this time to give their property a pre-summer makeover that will make the rental more attractive to anyone hoping to move in. […]

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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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Why Investing in Rental Property Can Change Your Life

There are many people who are interested in investing in rental property as it can be a great financial move for a variety of reasons. Not only can investors make money off of monthly cash flow from the collected rent, but there is also financial benefit in the equity appreciation build-up over time. You are […]

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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