3,674Units Under Management
Less Than 1% Eviction Rate
Avg. Time Rental Is on Market 23 Days

How to Verify Prospective Tenant Employment and Income

One of the most important parts of the tenant screening process is to make sure the prospective tenant has verifiable employment and income. This tenant screening process is important for two reasons: It helps you ensure that the applicant has the income to pay rent regularly and on time. It helps you ensure that the […]

Understanding Business Interruption Insurance for Landlords

As a Baltimore landlord, you should always be prepared for challenging situations. Think about this scenario: One of your rental properties catches fire, which quickly spreads to the surrounding area, causing even more damage. Maybe the fire department was able to extinguish the blaze before it completely destroyed your properties, but there’s no doubt your […]

3 Methods of Communicating with Your Tenants – Which is Best?

Nowadays technology has made communicating with people a cinch.  Contacting friends, family, employees, and even customers has never been easier.  And the same holds true for your Rockville tenants. With so many different ways of communicating with your tenants, issues can be resolved quickly and effortlessly.  Utilizing the different methods of communication, you can achieve […]

6 Reasons Not to Rent Your Baltimore County Property to Friends or Family

At first, renting out your Baltimore County property to your friends and family might sound like a great idea. You know more about them than your other tenants, and you know that they’re good people. You think that if a problem were to arise, you’d be able to handle it swiftly and without hassle because […]

How to Create a Rental Property Business Plan that Sets You Up for Success

Do you own a house or apartment building that you can rent out to tenants to generate income? If you answered yes then you should jump at the opportunity. Becoming a landlord is a fantastic decision for anyone who wants to create an income stream for themselves at any point in their lives. But if […]

Tips for Reducing Vacancy Rates

No Baltimore landlord likes a vacant property. Worries about loss of income, damage to the property, and theft can cause many sleepless nights.  And while vacancies are an unwelcome downside to being a landlord, there are steps you can take to reduce the possibility of an unoccupied property. Let’s jump right in and take a […]

5 Amenities College Students Look for in a Rental Property

You might feel hesitant to rent to students. Maybe you’ve heard stories of wild parties where students trash their house, or maybe you’re concerned that students don’t make enough money to pay rent on time every month. However, if you screen every tenant thoroughly and clearly explain your rules, you might find that renting to […]

Burning Questions Landlords Have for Property Management Companies

If you own rental property in the Howard County area, chances are you have considered hiring a property management company at one point or another.  After all, the right property management company can handle the time-consuming tasks and stresses related to leasing your rental home. As a landlord, it is important you feel reassured that […]

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

If you’re reading this post, this situation is probably familiar: You started marketing one of your properties, and lots of prospective tenants called you and/or came to the showing. Several tenants seemed interested, and out of those, a few applied to live in your property. Then, you realized something. All of the applicants seem like […]

The Pros and Cons of Collecting Last Month’s Rent

Now that you have the perfect tenant for your Howard County rental property, you must decide how much money you would like to collect upfront before you tenant moves in. While charging new tenants first month’s rent and a security deposit is commonplace, the question remains – should you charge last month’s rent as well? […]