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About John Triplett

John R. Triplett is the founder of Desert Path Marketing Group, a content marketing focused agency that handles writing, editing, books, blogs, email marketing and search engine optimization for clients with a focus on real estate. John has been building online digital brands for more than 20 years for newspaper, television and cable media companies including Cox, Belo and Gannett. Also, he has worked as a consultant to web startup companies. He was the founder of Austin360.com and AccessArizona.com and former general manager of AJC.com. His blog network, built for the Arizona Republic’s online site Azcentral.com, won the best blog network from the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association. He has been a real estate investor for 20 years, owning single-family and multifamily properties.

Reviewed How You Do Criminal Background Checks Lately?

Criminal background checks  and whether you have reviewed lately how you use them in tenant screening is the Grace Hill tip of the week. By Ellen Clark A federal lawsuit in New York is challenging a landlord’s blanket ban on leasing to people with criminal backgrounds. The federal government has advised landlords against such bans, saying they could [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Landlord, Tenant Screening|0 Comments

Could Your Lease Terms, Conditions Or Privileges Mean Discrimination?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the issue of how your lease terms, conditions or privileges you provide prospective tenants and existing tenants could be discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. You must treat all prospects and tenants in a consistent way in how you use terms, conditions or privileges to avoid discrimination under [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Leases & Agreements|0 Comments

20 Easy, Affordable Maintenance Projects To Update Your Rentals

The smaller maintenance jobs that improve the look and feel of a rental space and make it feel welcoming can really help when it comes to landing that next tenant is the maintenance checkup from Keepe this week.These small improvements and investments really go a long way. 5 front and outdoor improvements Repainting the front door - [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|0 Comments

How No Pet Policies Can Be Discriminatory

The landlord and property manager training tip this week comes from Grace Hill and focuses on the issue of how a no pet policy can be discriminatory when it involves potential tenants with disabilities. By Ellen Clark Landlord and property managers must make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of people with disabilities. An accommodation is a [...]

Can I Say No Guns In My Rental Property?

Generally a private landlord can make a decision about whether to say ‘no guns’ in my rental property, unless a state  forbids landlords from banning guns, according to Denny Dobbins, general legal counsel and vice president of RentPerfect.com. By John Triplett State laws vary on the issue of what landlords can mandate regarding saying “no [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord, Legal Help, Tenant|0 Comments

If Your Tenant Wants A Fence What Type Should You Install?

When a tenant wants a fence on your rental property, there are multiple choices. The kind of fencing really comes down to your finances and how much maintenance you want to do. Also consider the purpose of the fence and how it related to the safety of your tenants and your property. Different kinds of [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner, Tenant|0 Comments

7 Basement Mold Prevention Steps For Your Rentals

Basement mold can be a real issue for landlords and property managers in many parts of the country. The maintenance checkup this week, provided by Keepe, discusses basement mold. Preventing it is key to guaranteeing a safe, healthy living environment for tenants. What makes a room mold-friendly?  Mold only grows and thrives in spaces that present its ideal living [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|8 Comments

7 Kitchen Countertop Options For Your Rental Property

  Here are 7 kitchen countertop options for your rental property in the maintenance checkup, provided by Keepe. Kitchen countertops take up the majority of the kitchen space, affecting the look and feel of the room but also its functionality. In most cases, property managers and landlords tend to opt for countertop materials that either look appealing [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|20 Comments

8 Ways The Rental Housing Market Changed In 2017

What were the 8 ways the rental housing market changed in 2017, and what can we learn heading into 2018? The folks at RentCafe have put together a report that looks at the rental housing trends in 2017 and analyzed rents from the 250 largest cities The national average rent increased by 2.5% reaching $1,359, [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Landlord, News, Property Manager|0 Comments

7 Types Of Pest Preventative Maintenance Steps For Rentals

Landlords and property managers need to know what draws pests to rental homes and adopt simple pest preventive maintenance steps to protect properties and tenants. 7 Types of Pest Preventive Maintenance Steps  1) To avoid any and all infestations, it is fundamental to regularly inspect properties for cracks. Crevices and any kind of openings can [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|0 Comments

A Landlord’s Pet Guide To Pet Friendly Rentals

A landlord's pet guide to pet friendly rentals gives some helpful, useful advice for landlords and property managers in dealing with pets and tenants. If you are considering going pet-friendly, there are some good tips and thoughts in here. Also some thoughts from the Humane Society of the United States on why rental housing rules [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|Landlord, Pets, Tenant|2 Comments

How To Pet Proof Your Rental Property

If you as a landlord or property manager are concerned about renting to tenants with pets and the potential damage pets could cause, here are some ways you can pet proof your rentals.  4 ways to pet proof your rental with a property makeover  Property makeovers are the best way to minimize property damage by [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Landlord, Pets, Tenant|2 Comments

5 Paint Finishes And Types To Consider For Your Rental Properties

Which type of paint and paint finish is right for you and your tenants to both help with maintenance and be attractive to get new tenants? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on paint. Be sure you are protecting your investment and income as well as keeping your tenants happy.. Paint is [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Landlord, Maintenance, Tenant|0 Comments