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Free 1099-MISC Tax Filing for Property Managers

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct provides simple solutions for filing 1099-MISC tax documents online through a partnership with Nelco, authorized tax professionals.   For the 2016 tax season, Rentec Direct users are eligible for ONE FREE e-filing with discount code BB3 (includes one federal e-file and recipient reporting service). E-filing through your property management software includes: Federal E-Filing: […]

Rent vs. Buy – The Benefits of Renting

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - While the 2016 housing market predictions seem disconcerting for those wanting to break into home ownership, in reality, there are many benefits of renting.  In fact, renting is the preferred housing choice for those who value the flexibility and affordability associated with deferred ownership and maintenance. In the rent vs. buy debate, realtors and financial […]The post Rent vs. Buy – The Benefits of Renting appeared first on Rentec Direct.

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Property Management

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - A new year is perfect time to reflect on the past twelve months through a lens of confidence for jobs well done and assessment for what could be done better.  With the idea of new year’s resolution in mind, this period of reflection gives you a glimpse of what 2016 might have in store for […]

Enforce Full Rental Payments via The Tenant Portal

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Based on your feedback we’ve added a new option to your property management software that allows you to specify a payment policy for online transactions from your tenants.  Previously a tenant could login to their tenant portal and make any size payment into their account.  Well, who would turn away money, right?  As it turns […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you don’t have an A/C unit, want to keep your electricity costs down, or simply don’t trust your property’s outdated cooling system to work efficiently, we’ve put together the top simple and affordable tips for keeping your house cool this summer. Switch your ceiling fans. Change your ceiling fan setting so the blades turn […]The post 10 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer appeared first on Rentec Direct.

ACH vs. Checks – Which is better?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - The most common rent payment options for renters are paper checks and online payments made via ACH.  Online payment options have become a popular choice for property managers and landlords who want to offer renters convenient ways to pay their monthly rent. What are ACH payments? ACH transactions are typically faster to clear and far […]The post ACH vs. Checks – Which is better? appeared first on Rentec Direct.

How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Tenants

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Daughter of Inglewood mayor charged with hiring a friend to attack her landlord… The news that made headlines this June, reveals one of the real dangers to professionals in the rental industry. Landlords and property managers have the potential to experience harassment, threats and even physical violence at the hands of their tenants. In the […]
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Move-In Specials to End Rental Vacancy Today

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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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10 Tips Every Long Distance Landlord Needs To Know

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Whether you made a deliberate choice to expand your investment portfolio, or you inherited a property you want to rent out, if your property is located outside of your home town, you will find additional challenges as you take on the role of long-distance landlord. One of the biggest challenges for long distance landlords involves […]The post 10 Tips Every Long Distance Landlord Needs To Know appeared first on Rentec Direct.

2016 Rental Market Outlook – Renting Wins!

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Housing market experts reveal trends found in the 2015 rental industry and predict the outlook for 2016.   Renting will continue to a popular option, and for many -the only option, as home prices continue to climb in 2016.  This finding is supported by Zillow’s Chief Economist, D.Svenja Gudell, who predicts that “the median of […]

How Long Does Tenant Turnover Take

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Once a lease ends and your tenants move out, you need to move quickly in order to get the property rent ready for the next renters to move in. The sooner your property is rent ready, the sooner you can start collecting rent, and the less money you will lose from vacancy. In an ideal […]
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The Lay of the Lawn: Rules and Responsibility for Lawn Care

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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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Are you ready for the 1099-MISC tax deadline?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct provides users with an easy solution for sending and filing 1099 tax documents online.   With the help of the 1099 Tax Assistant and through a partnership with Nelco, authorized tax professionals,  your 1099-MISC reporting can be done with a couple clicks of a button.   E-filing let’s you submit your 1099 tax documents […]

Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Asking the right questions when meeting your potential landlord or property manager will give you insight on relevant information relating to a future housing situation and set the framework for further interactions with management. Renting a new home is technically a business transaction and you will benefit from treating your interactions with any potential managers […]The post Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease appeared first on Rentec Direct.