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Category Archives: Tips for Property Managers

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 […]

How to Report Bad Landlords and Deal with Poor Property Management

How to Report Bad Landlords and Deal with Poor Property Management

When you are renting an apartment, so many things can contribute to a bad overall experience. A big one is poor or mismanagement. This can be in the form of landlord negligence or a bad property management company, but both add stress to the rental relationship. Below we will take a look at tips for […]

Top Rental Property Marketing Strategies for Qualified Leads

Top Rental Property Marketing Strategies for Qualified Leads

The first step to getting someone in your vacant property is attracting qualified leads. However, getting leads is not as easy as it sounds. You’ll want to have good rental property marketing strategies that secure quality tenant leads quickly and efficiently. It’ll be hard to organically find occupants for your rentals if you don’t work […]

Should Landlords Consider Self-Showing Technology for Their Rentals?

Should Landlords Consider Self-Showing Technology for Their Rentals?

Landlords are undeniably busy the majority of the time. With all of the daily responsibilities it takes to run a rental business, it can seem like there’s not enough time in a day. Luckily, with new technology coming out each year, there are ways for landlords to streamline some of their tasks. For example, self-showing […]

Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival

What Happens at the National Cherry Blossom Festival In Washington DC

Spring is an exciting time that signifies the start of warmer weather for most people. However, if you live anywhere near Washington DC, it’s more than that. Most people in this area look forward to the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and Washington DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival. However, if you don’t live there, you’re […]

How Do I Become a Property Manager?

The Skills and Certifications Needed to Become a Property Manager

In 2020, the property management industry topped out at over 88 billion dollars in the United States. Steadily expanding since 2017, the property management industry provides a wealth of opportunities for professional and financial growth. Becoming a property manager is a great career for driven individuals with a passion for working with people. Join us […]

What is Landlord Harassment and How Can Owners Protect Themselves?

what is landlord harassment

The landlord-tenant relationship can, at times, be a trying one. That said, in many cases, these issues are easily resolved with professional communication and a little understanding. However, when situations escalate, property owners may find themselves accused of landlord harassment. Also, a dreaded landlord harassment lawsuit can deplete profits, not to mention valuable time. So, […]

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Management Company

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Management Company

Whether they own one property or multiple, landlords have a lot of tasks to handle daily. Whether it’s maintenance, collecting rent, or screening new tenants, the duties can quickly become overwhelming. That said, many landlords decide to hire a property management team to help mitigate some of these daily jobs. However, before you decide on […]

Apartment Building Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

Apartment Building Amenities Tenants Look for in a Rental Home

Renters these days are looking for specific apartment building amenities to improve their renting experience. That said, when you own a rental business, one of your top priorities should be keeping an updated living space that people are eager to rent. Most of the time, landlords can work with their rental property management team to […]

Property Manager’s Guide to Tax Time and Sending 1099s to Landlords

Property Manager's Guide to Tax Time and Sending 1099s to Landlords

Tax time can be stressful and confusing for everyone, including property owners and landlords. That said, not everyone is an expert, so it’s important to pay close attention to essential tax documents and requirements. One of the most significant tax forms for landlords is 1099. If you have a management team, like Bay Property Management […]