Author Archives: Shane Sauer

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4 Ways to Simplify Property Check-Ins

You have happy tenants and well-maintained properties, but sometimes it might feel like you spend half your life driving around to check on everything. If you want to spend less time traipsing around properties looking for leaks and inspecting roofs, then smart devices can be a godsend. These four smart home device additions can make…

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Ideas on How to Increase Income from Residential Real Estate

In the long term, residential properties are the safest type of real estate investment, and one that is guaranteed to secure your financial independence. Of course, not all properties provide equal returns at a given point, so residential real estate investors often diversify their portfolios with different types of rental properties, including condos, single-family homes, multi-family…

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Rent Your Residential Property Faster and at the Better Price

Owning a residential property can be very lucrative. However, the market is full of attractive properties so you have to play smart if you want to rent it fast and get a really good price for it. Here are a couple of tips on how to achieve it: 1. Improve the exterior You have to…

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How to Improve Tenant Retention in Single Family

In the single family rental market, renewals often make more sense than new lease trade-outs. For property management companies, there are inevitable costs associated with turnover and finding a new tenant. Luckily, with a few strategic moves, tenant retention can be simple. Incentivize renewals Everyone loves perks, so offer tenants something special to celebrate renewals. Such…

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Managing Multiple Properties Advice

by Emma B. Joyce Managing one property, although a bit challenging at first, is not that difficult once you get the hang of it. Managing multiple properties, on the other hand, is a whole different story. You’d have more tenants, things to check, rents to pick up, properties to invest in, and potential headaches to…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing in Philadelphia & the Delaware Valley

Philadelphia is one of the most iconic cities in the US. It is home to a vast array of historical and cultural elements and is the fifth most populous city in the country. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed in Pennsylvania’s largest city, and it’s still home to the Liberty Bell. But it’s…

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Experiencing a High Vacancy Rate? What Should You Do?

One of the worst nightmares of any landlord is having unexplainably high vacancy rates. Sometimes it seems that everything is perfect – or at least as perfect as it can get – with your rental property, and you still cannot retain good tenants. If this is the case, don’t despair. Have a look at our…

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What to Check for in a Rental Property Insurance Policy

Whether you are renting a vacation home to travelers or a group of apartments in a building, a rental property insurance policy is essential. This type of insurance protects your business and your property in case of disaster, from floods to hurricanes to theft. Before you finalize the purchase of a rental property insurance policy,…

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The Busy Landlord: 8 Ways to Save Time in 2019

Time is one of the most valuable commodities, yet landlords seem to consistently run low on their supply, whether they’re driving around to meet tenants or spending hours fixing a leaky roof. In either case, there are many ways to save time in 2019, ensuring that you get everything done with enough time to relax…

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How to Prepare for Pest Control in the Winter Months

Not all pests go into hibernation in the winter.  Many of them enter homes to look for food and seek shelter. If you want to know the most common winter pests and ways to prepare for pest control, keep reading for tips from a professional rat exterminator. The Most Common Winter Pests Raccoons These pests,…

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