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Category Archives: Property Management in Maryland

The Pros and Cons of Keyless Entry Systems in Rental Properties

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When it comes to keeping your Howard County rental property safe from unwanted outsiders, there are plenty of precautionary actions you can take, including: installing a high-tech alarm system, strategically placing lights around the property to deter criminal activity, and ensuring all windows close properly and lock securely. When it comes to keeping your rental […]

How to Handle Bad Neighbor Behavior – Property Management Tips

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When a tenant is deciding whether to lease your home or not, chances are they are looking at more than just the interior of the home. They want to have a reasonable rent payment, a good looking exterior with nice landscaping, and be within close proximity to amenities. But what about right next door? Or down […]

4 Tenant Retention Ideas To Avoid Losing Good Tenants

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Finding and keeping good tenants is a crucial part of owning rental properties. However, they don’t always come easy. Additionally, it may take some effort from you and your property management team to keep them. Read along as we go over some tenant retention ideas and how to maintain good tenants in your rental properties. […]

Top 10 Real Estate Podcasts for Beginner Investors and Landlords

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These days, you don’t have to look very far to find information on all things real estate. However, real estate investing offers several variables unique to each investor and property. That said, with so many options on how to be successful, how can new SFR investors find what’s best? Real estate podcasts are a great […]

What is Considered Emergency Rental Maintenance?

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Whether you are a tenant or landlord, no one wants to deal with the inconvenience of emergency rental maintenance. For landlords, maintenance of any kind requires time, money, and coordinating efforts. That said, effective repair policies rely on a clear understanding of what is and is not an emergency, along with a process to handle […]

Who is Responsible for Pest Control in Your Rental Property?

No one wants to hear the words “pest infestation.” This is a health hazard, but pests can also damage the rental property and cost hundreds to eradicate. So, as soon as you notice any pest or vermin, it must be dealt with as quickly as possible. That said, getting rid of unwanted pests is only […]

How to Choose a Tenant When Multiple Applicants Seem Like a Good Fit

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The dream of any landlord is to have multiple well-qualified applications vying for their rental listing. However, if that becomes a reality, how do you decide? While this can seem like a good problem to have, it puts landlords in a difficult spot. Additionally, any decision made must comply with Fair Housing Laws. So, if […]

The Pros and Cons of Collecting Last Month’s Rent

Choosing the perfect tenant for your rental property is just one of the many decisions landlords must make before the move in. Most property owners are familiar with charging new tenants the first month’s rent and a security deposit. However, the question remains – should you collect last month’s rent as well? This is something […]

Top 3 Things to Ask Your Prospective Tenant’s References

In a competitive rental market, every lead is vital. After all, a high tenant turnover rate can wreak havoc on your annual profit, which is why placing tenants efficiently is so important. However, not every prospective applicant that wants to see your rental property will meet the qualifications. That said, placing a bad tenant causes even more […]

The Responsibilities of a Property Manager: A Day in the Life

The Responsibilities of a Property Manager A Day in the Life

The property management industry offers many opportunities for financial and professional growth. That said, to become a successful property manager, you must stay determined, organized, and professional throughout your career. If you’re wondering what it’s like to manage properties at Bay Property Management Group, read along while we go over the daily tasks and responsibilities […]