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Budget-Conscious Must-Haves for Your First Apartment

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Getting your first apartment is an experience like no other, but as everyone knows, the search can be quite a process. After searching for your dream apartment and prioritizing your needs, and finally signing your lease, it can be tempting to let your excitement get the best of you when shopping for furniture and decor. […]
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Recurring Rent Payments via Credit Card – New Feature

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Give your tenants more ways to pay rent online with new updates to the Rentec Direct Tenant Portal, including options to create recurring credit card payments and save multiple payment options. We’ve had many requests to extend the rent payment options in the Tenant Portal and allow scheduled recurring credit card payments.  We are pleased […]
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Questions You Must Ask Prospective Tenants

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - As landlords and property managers, we are faced with a whole host of issues with which to deal. Some of them cannot be eliminated because the life expectancy and normal wear and tear of items in a house are finite and therefore repair and replacement of items are necessary. Thankfully, landlords and property managers do […]
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7 Ways to Maximize Rental Property Earnings

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - One of the main reasons people get into rental property management is to increase profits with a minimum amount of work.  Collecting rent, finding tenants, and addressing tenants’ concerns may not sound like tough work. But if you’re not careful, expenses can creep up on you and revenue can dip. To maximize your rental property […]
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Pool Safety Tips For Your Rental Property: Infographic

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Keeping your residents safe is of the utmost priority for a landlord or property manager, and with summer in full-swing, pool safety should be on your mind. A resident swimming pool can add value and entertainment to your existing offerings and is an often sought-after amenity among renters. However, as fun as a pool can […]
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Tackling Landlord-Tenant Relationships on Rent.com

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlord-tenant relationships can require some navigation, as anyone who has been a renter, manager, or landlord knows. From legal rights to proper communication, it is important to understand just how to approach common situations for the best possible outcomes. You can find some articles I’ve written on themes surrounding this topic for Rent.com. Rent.com is […]
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5 Apartment Organization Tips To Increase Productivity

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - No matter how hard-working you are, a disorganized apartment can be a huge distraction. When your home is neat, clean, and organized, it’s easier to keep a clear head. And a clear head leads to productivity. Are you ready to get your home organized? Are you ready to eliminate distractions? Check out these 5 tips […]
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5 Ways to End Up In a Terrible Rental Situation

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Finding the perfect rental these days takes more than just a Google search or a quick peruse in the paper to find a new home that will fit your needs. More often than not, these tactics can land you in a place you don’t feel happy calling home–and that is if you manage to avoid […]
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The Importance of Vendor Screening for Landlords

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https://www.rentecdirect.com -   Choosing a vendor for your rental property business involves more than finding a service provider skilled in their trade.  Every vendor you hire becomes a representative of your business and their service will affect the experience of your tenants and owners. In order to protect your business’s reputation and ensure the safety of your […]
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Top 10 Ways to Drive Away Tenants (And How to Avoid Them)

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - The following article was originally published on Let’s Talk Property Management: Good tenants are at the heart of a flourishing rental. Tenants are the backbones of a property manager or landlord’s livelihood and should be treated accordingly.  For landlords and property managers, tenants are and are the backbones of the business and livelihood. And while tenants can […]
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Fire Safety for Your Rental Property

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - June is national safety month, and as the hot weather gives way to pool parties and wildfire seasons, it’s no wonder this marks the perfect time to make note of your safety procedures. Keeping your tenants and your property safe is perhaps the most important task a property manager or landlord has on their plate, […]
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Top Three Mistakes New Landlords Make

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Becoming a landlord can be a great way to earn passive income and save for the future. And whether you became a landlord accidentally (through inheritance or a simple need to create income with an extra property) or have purchased a property with renting in mind, every landlord has to start somewhere. Learning the basics […]
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The Real Cost of Tenant Turnover

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - One of the biggest cash flow killers in property management is tenant turnover.  When a tenant moves out of your rental property, not only do you miss out on monthly rental income from the unoccupied unit, but the costs continue to add up when you factor in the additional steps it takes to get your […]
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How to Deal With A Bad Roommate Situation

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - The current rental market is tight. Many renters are finding that, on a single income, they may not meet the income requirements for their dream apartment. Getting a roommate to help with expenses can a smart option that allows you to apply for rentals that you would otherwise not be able to afford. This can be […]
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