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57 Landlord Tips for Successful Rentals.

57 Landlord Tips for Successful Rentals.

Check out the 57 Tips on Landlordology on how to be a successful property manager of your rentals. Along with this ever growing list of tips there are articles relating to current landlord topics such as:

 

57 Landlord Tips for Successful Rentals ~ click on links below for full article.

  1. Get the Money, then Handover the Keys
  2. Always get it in Writing
  3. Follow-up on your Repairs
  4. Paint Walls a Neutral Color
  5. Don’t Stop Advertising until you have a Deposit
  6. Always get a Cell Phone Number for Showings
  7. Sh*t Always Breaks
  8. Don’t Always Raise the Rent
  9. Danger Danger – Be Cautious of CASH
  10. Know the Rules
  11. Never Accept Rent from a Non-Tenant
  12. Treat All Applicants Fair and Equal
  13. Check a Photo ID
  14. Accurately Describe the Property
  15. Always Acknowledge Your Tenant’s Requests
  16. Forgive a Late Fee Once, but Only Once
  17. NO!, You Can’t Just “Pop-In”
  18. Don’t Use the Deposit for Last Month’s Rent
  19. Be Accessible via Text Messages
  20. Carry Adequate Insurance
  21. Don’t Rent to Friends
  22. Boric Acid is the Best Roach Killer
  23. Try to Resolve Disputes in lieu of Court
  24. Know What is Considered Illegal Discrimination
  25. Leave your Emotions at the Door
  26. Always Include Pictures when Posting on Craigslist
  27. Use a PO Box for Your Rental Properties
  28. Store your Non-Sensitive Information “In the Cloud”
  29. Find a Rock-Solid Rental Lease and Stick To It
  30. Monitor Utility Bills to Prevent Property Liens
  31. Use a Key Lock Box to Prevent Lockouts
  32. Re-key the Locks Between Tenants with Kwikset SmartKey
  33. Ask the Question, “Would You Rent to Them Again?”
  34. Create a Custom Map for Your Rental Property
  35. Angie’s List Pays for Itself in a Single Use
  36. Provide Bathroom Essentials on Move-In Day
  37. Help Your Tenants Change Their Mailing Address
  38. Review the Lease with your Applicants before they Sign
  39. Invite the Neighbors to Call Anytime, Day or Night
  40. June 1st is the Magic Move-In Date
  41. Remove Self-Locking Door Knobs to Prevent Lockouts
  42. Specify Move-in/Move-out Times in the Lease
  43. Attend Local Landlord Training Classes
  44. Daily Late Fees Provide Motivation to Pay Rent Quickly
  45. Consider an Applicant’s Soft Skills
  46. Keep the Neighbors Happy
  47. Don’t Charge a Maintenance Request Fee or Repair Deductible
  48. How to Build an Emergency Fund for your Rental Properties
  49. “Cash for Keys” will Motivate Bad Tenants to Move Out Quickly
  50. List Your Rentals 4-6 Weeks Before an Expected Vacancy
  51. Add HTML Symbols To Your Craigslist Ad Titles
  52. Require Your Tenants to Give 60 Days Notice of Non-renewal
  53. Charge a Hefty, but Legal, Late Fee
  54. Don’t Allow a Grace Period Unless Required by Law
  55. A Lease Must Be Fair and Reasonable
  56. Build an A-Team of Experts to Help You Succeed
  57. 5 Reasons Why You Should Require Renters Insurance in the Lease

 

 

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