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Responsibilities of a Property Manager

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you own an investment property and are considering hiring a property manager to oversee your rental property or if you are a current landlord who is considering entering a career in property management, you might be wondering about the specific tasks a property manager is responsible for completing–outside of simply signing leases and collecting […]
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The Ultimate Rental Property Checklist – Amenities That Matter

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - We’ve made it easy to evaluate your next rental property in order to make sure it has the features that matter most to you: Download the Ultimate Rental Property Checklist here. Finding the perfect rental can seem like a chore. Researching listing after listing might make you feel like it’s not worth the effort, or that […]
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Halloween Safety For Property Managers and Landlords – Infographic

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Crunchy leaves, pumpkin spices, early sunsets, and spooky nights. It’s that time of year for your favorite fall activities. Fall marks the official beginning of the holiday season, starting with the sweetest and the scariest come October 31st. A new National Confectioners Association (NCA) national survey reveals that more than three-quarters of Americans will hand out […]
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Delinquent Rent Credit Reporting and Collection Services for Landlords

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Your lease agreement serves as the legal contract that entitles you to collect unpaid rent and additional fees if a security deposit does not cover the due amount. If you have a renter who owes you money one of the options is to send your renter to collections and report his delinquency to the major […]
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A Landlord’s Guide to Hurricane Safety

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Current updates about Florida’s Hurricane Mathew is an important reminder that hurricane season is upon us.  Property managers and landlords in hurricane zones have the added responsibility of ensuring the safety of their tenants and properties. While it is not necessarily a landlord’s job to hold their renters’ hands through every scary situation, ensuring that […]
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Investment Protection: Storm Windows for Rentals

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you own, sell or manage rental properties, you probably spend a good portion of your time and budget dealing with ongoing maintenance issues. As frustrating as that may be at times, maintaining the physical property in good working order is crucial to the long-term success of any rental investment. We all recognize the importance […]
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Share Your Renter Horror Stories and Win $50

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct wants to hear your scariest, grossest, funniest, most annoying or nightmarish tenant tales from your days in property management. It’s a dream come true when rent gets paid on time and the property is treated better than a first born child; but bad apples fall (unfortunately) too often in the world of property […]
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The Lay of the Lawn: Rules and Responsibility for Lawn Care

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Every year, new landlords expect their tenants to complete basic yard work, and every year, new landlords are disappointed. Most renters don’t concern themselves with outdoor maintenance; even if yard care is part of the rental agreement, few tenants understand the effort landlords expect to keep a yard looking attractive and vibrant. A particular point of contention […]
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Rental Properties and Service Animals – Infographic

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Animals are, understandably, a point of contention between landlords and tenants. Issues stemming from fear of damage or liability often cause landlords to hesitate about opening the doors to pet owners. Even if you have a strict no pet policy, you should know that assistance animals are not legally considered pets and are given certain […]
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Move-In Specials to End Rental Vacancy Today

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Despite a competitive rental market, some property managers are attempting to entice new residents to their property with move-in specials and incentives. Free Rent? Free TV? Free parking? Waived application fee? Discounted security deposit? In an effort to avoid vacancy, newly constructed apartment owners offer rental incentives to future tenants. Move-in specials like discounted rent, […]
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New Rental Law in Seattle – First of Its Kind

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Starting in January of 2017, Seattle landlords will need to employ updated rental screening processes to ensure they are accepting applicants on a “first come, first serve” basis. The new policy is intended to combat housing discrimination in the Seattle rental market.   This new rental law, which is being hailed as the first of […]
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Top 5 Things Every Renter Must Know

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - First-time, and even experienced, renters can sometimes find themselves in over their heads. It can be easy to get caught up in the process of finding the perfect furniture or the right rug for a new place, and unintentionally disregard key skillsets of a great renter. If you are ready to move forward with a new […]
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What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Getting a notice from your landlord that your rent is increasing would ruin anyone’s day. Unfortunately, this stress inducing reality has been happening across the country as reports of rental rates hitting an all time high have been making headlines regularly. After the initial shocks wares off (and the superlatives subside) it’s time to start […]
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Tooltips Provide Contact Details at a Glance – Feature Enhancement

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - When viewing properties, tenants or other lists in the Rentec Direct system, you may want to access contact information or other details without needing to click to a different page. Great news! Rentec Direct now supports convenient mouse-over tooltips to provide address, phone, email and other information.  Additional functions for editing a tenant or ledger within […]
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