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5 Signs It’s Time To Fire Your Property Manager

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you own an investment property and use a property manager, how do you really know they are working their hardest to maximize your profits? A property manager’s job is to make your life as an investor easier, ensuring the property is occupied maintained rent paying and the property is well maintained. You are paying […]
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Types of Rental Property Owners That Will Grow Your PM Business

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Renter-occupied homes account for 37% of American households, a number that has been growing in the past decade according to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), creating a strong market for those looking to capitalize on this housing trend.   Property managers and landlords collected $441 billion in rent payments across the U.S. in 2014, […]
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How to Have a Stress Free Moving Day

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - A signed leased means your new renters passed your tenant screening criteria but even the best tenants can forget to pay attention to certain property rules and lease terms in the midst of moving day excitement. Even if they did pay attention during the lease signing process, putting together “welcome to the property” paperwork that […]
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3 Common Lease Violations Your Renters Will Definitely Make

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - A strong lease agreement is a landlord’s best friend. A lease provides a binding contract to enforce your property rules and serves as the foundation for a solid landlord-tenant relationship. Part of your job as a good landlord is making sure you approve the most qualified tenant to live in your rental property. One of […]
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Rentec Direct Honored on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Full Press Release available on PRWeb Rentec Direct Honored on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Oregon-based property management software company, Rentec Direct, is included on prestigious national list by Inc. 5000. GRANTS PASS, OR ( PRWEB) 16 August 2017 –  Rentec Direct, an industry leader in property management software solutions, today announced […]
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My Tenant Has an Unauthorized Pet – Now What?

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords and property managers have several reasons why the might create a pet policy for their rental property. A good pet policy will protect the property, comply with insurance, and keep your tenants safe and happy. For these very reasons, some managers and owners will decide that “no pets allowed” is their policy. If you […]
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5 Dollar Store Decor Items Every Renter Needs

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Decorating and organizing your apartment can be full of fun and excitement, but it can be easy to get sucked into the belief that in order to have a cohesive and well-decorated space, that you have to hit your local department store and break the bank in the process. This is completely untrue! Break free […]
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Do Your Tenants Have Long-Term Guests?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - To protect yourself and your property, every adult living at your rental unit should sign a lease agreement to hold them legally responsible for rent payments and conditions of the lease.  Most standard leases stipulate that tenants are accountable for any guests’ behavior and are responsible for enforcing the property’s rules and regulations. But what […]
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Renter Quiz: What’s Your Dream Renter Score?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Renting can have its challenges, from navigating small apartments, to ensuring your landlord loves you, there is a lot to think about. Overall, the key to having a great rental experience is fostering a healthy landlord-tenant relationship. Are you the type of tenant property managers swoon over? Or are you the type they warn each other […]
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10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - When talking about creating “more agile” teams, your first thought might be of tight-knit groups of developers, working diligently to perfect a new software product. Not unreasonable, as the concept of the agile team was first conceptualized with software development in mind. As it turns out, though, the mindset has been so successful, that industries […]
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Safety Checklist For Rental Properties

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rental property owners and managers are responsible for providing safe and healthy conditions for their tenants.  Rental property safety includes keeping tenants safe from physical harm from insecure or damaged structures, reducing the threat of criminal intruders that could harm or threaten your tenants, and providing a property that does not negatively affect a tenant’s […]
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New Landlord Forms Templates Added To Your Software

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords and property managers often have to use standardized forms to communicate with tenants regarding things like lease violations or notices to pay rent or quit. Rentec Direct just added a new feature to the forms editor allowing users to load templates for commonly used rental forms and customize the forms according to their needs. […]
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New Rental Laws for Connecticut Effective for 2017

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Connecticut has recently introduced new legislation regarding rental housing law in an attempt to regulate landlord behavior and protect renters, according to JD Supra. Rental laws involving security deposits, foreclosed leasehold interests, substitute housing, and the disposition of deceased tenant’s belongs have been signed by the governor and will become law October 1, 2017. New […]
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Should My Roommate and I Get Joint-Coverage Renters Insurance?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Living with a roommate can have its perks. It can be wonderful to have a live-in confidant and is an excellent way to afford that dream apartment you’ve had your eye on. However–as anyone who has had their fill of cleaning their roommate’s old cereal bowl can tell you–the roommate experience can have its share […]
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Allow Renters to Enter Account Info for Online Rent Payments – New Feature

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct’s newest feature gives your renters the option to enter their own ACH information (bank routing number and account number) to streamline the sign-up process and increase adoption rates for online rent payments. If you use Rentec Direct’s EasyPay merchant services to collect rent payments online, via echeck (ACH) or credit card, the sign-up […]
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What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords, property managers and housing providers are required to honor the civil rights protections established under the Federal Fair Housing Act(Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968).   The Fair Housing Act is the set of laws associated with anti-discrimination laws for renters. The Fair Housing Act applies to other real estate transactions, […]
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Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Discover your rights and responsbilities when it comes to air conditioning in a rental home in this article by Lisa Oram and originally published by Furnace Compare.  What are a tenant’s rights when the air conditioning breaks? If the AC in your apartment is on the fritz in the middle of summer, you probably want […]
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The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Properly screening your tenants is the most important step a landlord can do to protect their investment property and management business. In order to ensure that you have responsible tenants, that not only pay their rent on time but also value and take care of their home, there are certain qualifications landlords use to evaluate […]
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New Feature: Tenants Can Attach Photos to Work Orders

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - A new feature from Rentec Direct allows your tenants to take a picture of a maintenance problem with their smart phone and attach it to a maintenance request or work order in the Tenant Portal. The ability to attach photos to work orders will help illustrate the problem and provide additional help to landlords or […]
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Stand Out To Owners and Grow Your PM Business

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Growing your property management business involves acquiring more clients and adding more doors to your management portfolio.   According to the Rental Protection Agency, there are 22,889,285 landlords in the USA. These 22 million+ landlords are all potential clients that could need your services to help them manage their rentals.   But how does a […]
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