How to find the right tenant

An investment rental property is a wonderful thing. Except for those pesky tenants. Finding the right tenant for your property can be a frustrating, time-consuming and complicated process, there’s no doubt about it. Especially if you try to do it all yourself. There are basic steps to take, of course. Asking for references from applying tenants is standard, of course, as is employment information, and contact information for the applicant’s employer. Asking for the name and contact information for the applicant’s previous landlord is also a good idea. A tenant who is looking to move simply because they want a nicer place, or because they’ve…
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When to hire a property management company.

After extensive research, year’s worth of savings, and real estate agents later, you’ve finally invested in property. Whether you have one property or multiple spread out across Atlanta, the actual logistics of managing separate units is not an easy task. While managing rentals can often be financially rewarding, property management requires a lot of time investment and effort. So what can you do about it? Look into hiring a property management company or a property manager. What choices are out there for you and which will you benefit more from? Hiring a property manager often means that you can get…
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How To Make Your Property Energy Efficient

Tenants and landlords alike all play a role in being energy efficient.  As a rental property owner, you can take deliberate steps towards energy efficiency in more long term ways.  As a tenant, you can put in effort every single minute of the day to be more energy efficient.  Ultimately, it’s both parties that play a role in being energy efficient, so let’s look at some ways both can help. Landlords Opt for energy efficient washers and dryers, ovens, or even a dishwashers so that with each use of an appliance, your tenants are using less and less hydro.  If…
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