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About Hank Rossi

I started in real estate as a child watching my father take care of our family rentals- maintenance, tenant relations, etc, in small town Ohio. As I grew, I was occasionally Dad’s assistant. In the mid-90s I decided to get into the rental business on my own, as a sideline. In 2001, I retired from my profession and only managed my own investments, for the next 10 years. Six years ago, my sister, working as a rental agent/property manager in Sarasota, Florida convinced me to try the Florida lifestyle. I gave it a try and never looked back. A few years ago we started our own real estate brokerage. We focus on property management and leasing. I continue to manage my real estate portfolio here in Florida and Atlanta.

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Know When To Change Property Managers?

Whether and when to change property managers can be a difficult question. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank: My property manager does not seem as focused on my rentals these days as he was [...]

By |2019-05-14T20:16:07+00:00May 13th, 2019|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|17 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Can’t We Just Repair The Roof On Our Rental Instead Of Costly Replacement?

Whether to repair the roof on your rental, or just repair it, is the question this week for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank, How do you know for sure when the roof on your rental really needs to be replaced vs. just repaired? Our maintenance funds [...]

By |2019-05-07T14:53:36+00:00May 7th, 2019|Landlord Hank, Maintenance|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: If You Have A Messy Tenant Do You Conduct Rental Inspections? How Often?

If you have a really messy tenant, how often should a landlord or property manager conduct rental inspections of their property? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, Do you conduct rental inspections? How often? -Dorothy [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Handle Evictions?

How do you handle evictions which can be a sometimes messy part of our business? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, How do you handle evictions? Is there an easier way? Unfortunately, we just had [...]

By |2019-04-30T21:22:16+00:00April 30th, 2019|Eviction, Landlord, Landlord Hank, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do You Raise Rent For A Long-Time Tenant?

When to raise rent, and especially for a long-time tenant, can be a difficult question for a landlord and property manager. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank, We have some long-time, great tenants who always [...]

By |2019-04-23T17:11:41+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|33 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Do Furnish Your Rentals With All The Appliances?

Is reducing the number of appliances furnished in your rentals a good idea, or not, is the question this week for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you provide all the appliances in all your properties? We stopped putting in refrigerators several years back after a couple [...]

By |2019-04-17T14:28:46+00:00April 17th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant Trapped Inside Unit And Cannot Get Out

What happens if a tenant gets trapped inside a unit, along with the cable television repair guy, and neither one of them can get out? That is the question this week for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi about one of his own units. Dear Landlord Hank: “I’m trapped inside my [...]

By |2019-04-09T21:11:39+00:00April 9th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

How Long Is A Tenant Guest A Guest Before They Become A Roommate?

If a tenant keeps having a regular guest who comes and goes, how should a landlord or property manager handle the situation is the question this week for veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself. Dear Landlord Hank: How do you handle the [...]

By |2019-04-01T18:05:05+00:00April 1st, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Is An Old Drug Conviction A Big Deal?

Picking the right tenant for your rental often involves a tenant who is up front, and honest. This week a landlord asks, “Is an old drug conviction a big deal?” Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Is it A Red Flag If Prospective Tenant Wants To Pay Rent With A Money Order Only?

If a prospective tenant wants to pay rent with a money order only, is that a red flag for a landlord or property manager? Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question. Dear Landlord Hank: We have a new prospective [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:50:51+00:00March 25th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank What Are Your Tips For Interviewing Property Managers?

This week’s question is about interviewing and hiring property managers, which can be a big job for a small landlord and rental property owner. Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi, who is both a rental property owner, landlord and property manager himself, takes on this question and others from landlords and property managers around [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:05:14+00:00March 18th, 2019|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Qualifying a Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Where Do You Draw The Line On Normal Wear And Tear?

Where a landlord should draw the line on normal wear and tear in a rental can be somewhat subjective at times. Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear Landlord Hank: Where do you draw the line on what [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Always Rekey Locks In Your Rentals For A New Tenant?

When to rekey locks for a new tenant is this week’s question for veteran real estate investor, landlord and property manager Hank Rossi. Dear Landlord Hank: Do you rekey your rentals every time you change a tenant?  Our tenants are good about returning keys to us when they vacate the units, especially if they want [...]

By |2019-03-11T22:57:18+00:00March 11th, 2019|Landlord Hank|0 Comments

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