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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: Tenants Have Cracked New Stove Cooking – Who Repairs It?

When a landlord replaces a new stove for a good tenant, and then the tenant cracks the new glass top, who pays to repair it? 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: I have tenants I [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord Hank|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Tenant’s Sewer Line Clogged With Tree Roots

A backed up sewer line can be a nightmare for the tenant as well as the landlord, and tree roots can be a culprit. 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, Had sewer backing up in [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance|10 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 | May 1st, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|18 Comments

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 in [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Property Manager|9 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Can you spell out what tenants should expect in a walk through inspection?

A walk through inspection with tenants, especially exit inspections, and whether to give them a heads up is the 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: Could you spell out what is expected at a [...]

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 | April 3rd, 2018|Eviction, Landlord, Landlord Hank, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Motivate My Tenants To Conserve Water?

Getting tenants to conserve water, especially if the landlord is picking up the bill, can be tricky. This week a landlord asks, “How do I motivate my tenants to conserve water?” Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Dear [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Landlord, Landlord Hank, Maintenance, Tenant|14 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 There A Better Way To Lease My Short-Term Rental Than Big Online Companies?

A landlord this week is looking for a better way to lease his short-term rental than using the big online services like Airbnb and VBRO. 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, I have a vacation [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Landlord, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Landlord Hank: Why I Love Being A Property Manager And Landlord

Veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi blogs this week about why he loves being a property manager. By Landlord Hank Why do I love my investment real estate and how do I personally feel about being the property manager? I look at my rental units as my money machine. They produce income seven days [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Blogs, Landlord, Property Manager|4 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: Should I Give A Tenant More Time To Pay?

Owning rental property is a business and not charity. This week a landlord asks, "Do you think I should give a new tenant who says she lost her job more time to pay?" Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blogs, Landlord, Tenant|9 Comments

Landlord Hank: The Story Of A Tenant’s Compassion And Generosity Toward Landlord

This week Landlord Hank Rossi decides to tell a story of a tenant’s compassion and generosity toward his landlord. By Hank Rossi I've been fortunate to live in an affluent area of Florida and have had the chance to meet and work with many celebrities thru my business, including actors, musicians, sports greats and artists. [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments

Dear Landlord Hank: How Do I Get My Tenants To Use Online Rent Payments?

Some tenants such as millennials are ready and eager use online rent payments, while other tenants still prefer to write checks. This week a landlord asks veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi who he uses for online rent payments and how it works for him. Here is this week’s question: Dear Landlord Hank, I [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Landlord, Property Manager, Tenant|0 Comments