Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Take Checks From Tenants For Rent Payments?

Do you take checks from tenants for rent payments? What is your check policy and what do you do when a check bounces? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country [...]

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 [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: Do You Give Holiday Gifts To Tenants?

Do you give holiday gifts to tenants? How do you decide? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s question: Dear Landlord Hank: My [...]

How Do You Decide When To Show A Rental To A Prospective Tenant?

When do you decide to actually show a rental to a potential tenant and what do you do before you meet them at the property? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around [...]

Landlords Across The Country Missing Tenant Payments After Company Bankruptcy

Dozens of landlords around the country are still missing tenant payments and trying to collect funds tied up in an ecommerce dispute that has led to one Kentucky-based company filing bankruptcy last month. CC Operations LLC dba eCHECKit, filed a bankruptcy petition in [...]

4 Reasons A Rental Property May Look Beat-Up

Veteran investor John Wilhoit blogs this week about the four reasons a rental property may look beat-up and not be getting the attention it should from the owner. By John Wilhoit A rental property may look beat-up for several reasons as rental property [...]

How Important Are Credit Scores In Screening Tenants?

How much weight do you give credit scores in screening tenants? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s question: Dear Landlord Hank: Do [...]

Is The Outdoor Faucet At Your Rental Property Winter-Proof?

Is your rental housing ready for winter along with the outdoor faucet? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe  is to be sure you are your protecting your investment and income as well as your tenants. If your rental property is occupied [...]

How Do We Know If The Property We Are About To Rent Is Legitimate?

How does a potential tenant know if the property they are about to rent is legitimate? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s [...]

Dear Landlord Hank: When A Tenant Moves Out What Do You Do?

What do you do when a tenant moves out? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals. Here is this week’s question: Dear Landlord Hank: When a tenant [...]

Four $2 Tools That Could Save You $$$ On That Next Maintenance Call

Four small tools any landlord or property manager can use to save money on that next maintenance call and provide immediate customer service which is more in demand these days than ever. By John Wilhoit Property management companies that run efficiently have significant [...]

Do You Know The 10 Types Of Real Estate Agents?

As a landlord or property manager, you may occasionally have to work with a real estate agents for various reasons. How much do you know about the 10 different kinds of real estate agents out there who may approach you? Blogger Richard Montgomery [...]

Is The Water Heater At Your Rental Property Ready For The “Big One?”

The maintenance check up this week, provided by Keepe, asks whether  the water heater in your rental housing are properly and legally secured in the event of an earthquake. Everyone has heard of the “big one,” the ultimate earthquake whose impending strike will decimate cities and regress civilizations. [...]