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Agent Safety vs Instant Gratification

Agent Safety in real estate and property management

With technology fueling the “need it now” attitude more and more, many people are requesting property showings from the first phone call or message. After all, you can click a few buttons and get practically anything you want delivered to your door lickety split. Why should real estate or rentals be any different? Click, click,…

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New tenant move in bags build positive relationships

New tenant gift bag

When a landlord complains about a bad tenant, I often wonder how that relationship started in the first place. Was the tenant properly screened? How were they treated from the beginning? Your attitude in the beginning will color the entire landlord-tenant relationship. Often the relationship between the landlord or property manager and the tenant seems…

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Make ready: The cost of doing it yourself

DIY landlords lose money

Many times a landlord will want to perform repairs or “make readies” themselves, in an effort to save money. After all, contractors and hired labor costs can add up. It seems tempting to just buy the materials and do it yourself. How hard can it be, right? But let’s consider the real cost of doing…

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