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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 Can Investing in Rental Properties 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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Top 4 Reasons You’re Smart To Hire a Property Manager in Cary

Some real estate investors, particularly new ones, see hiring property managers or a property management company as an unnecessary expense. But, they can actually be a huge benefit to your income. Here are four important reasons to hire a property management company to oversee your rental property: 1. Set the Best Rent for Your Property […]

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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 Advantages of Investing in a Rental Property

Rental properties are lucrative investments in the modern society and seemingly becoming a trend for younger generations to try to capitalize on. With online platforms like AirBnB and Instagram, real estate has become “sexy” to get involved with. Thousands of business moguls in the world have dominated the sector because of its enjoyable benefits and […]

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

but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4