Improvement & Maintenance

Learn about key tools that will help you renovate and maintain your real estate investment property, from budget-friendly appliances and flooring, to equipment rental, lawncare, and more.

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Improvement & Maintenance

Learn about key tools that will help you renovate and maintain your real estate investment property, from budget-friendly appliances and flooring, to equipment rental, lawncare, and more.

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Prepare for the Busy Rental Period to Shorten Vacancies

Prepare for the Busy Rental Period to Shorten Vacancies

During the winter months, many properties see their lowest rental rates, negatively affecting the overall cashflow for the owner. In some areas, rain and snow have also taken their toll on the property, leaving it less favorable going into the busiest rental season. Leasing the property in this condition could ...
Think Realty Podcast #300 – We’ll Take Care of Toilets & Tenants

Think Realty Podcast #300 – We’ll Take Care of Toilets & Tenants

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were two of you to handle things? Real Property Management, a Neighborly Company, can’t help with cloning, but they CAN help you with managing your rentals! Eddie sat down with Stacy Brown from Real Property Management to discuss what they do and what practices ...
Top It Off!

Top It Off!

Countertops can make a statement in any kitchen or bathroom remodel, but remember to balance looks with functionality. With so many solid stone slabs on the market to choose from, making your countertop selection for a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be overwhelming. Countertops can be expensive and can make ...
Why You Need an Energy Audit for Your Rental Properties

Why You Need an Energy Audit for Your Rental Properties

Advancements in residential construction technologies have created a strong demand for energy-efficient homes. As more homeowners and rental property owners upgrade their homes to enhance energy efficiency, more renters are looking for properties with these kinds of features. As a rental property owner, there is a lot that you can ...
6 Ways to Update Your Apartment Complex with New Amenities

6 Ways to Update Your Apartment Complex with New Amenities

As apartment living continues to be a popular housing choice, property managers and owners are increasingly looking for ways to enhance the resident experience and add value to their complexes. One effective approach is to invest in new and innovative amenities that cater to the modern lifestyle.  Here, we'll explore ...
Which Home Climate Control Systems Are Best for Investment Properties?

Which Home Climate Control Systems Are Best for Investment Properties?

With daily temperatures rising throughout the world and areas of Australia reaching 35˚C on average, a home climate control system or an HVAC is crucial if you want to survive the heat. It’s also a given if you’re looking to put your property on the rental market. Nobody wants to ...
Residential Cladding Guide

Residential Cladding Guide

How does cladding work? In buildings and houses, cladding is a process of attaching or covering a structure with a material. It is a method of creating a unique appearance for residential housing. It is important to study the environment and consider the main function of the building before choosing ...
Natural Disasters on your Property: How Property Managers Help Owners Recover

Natural Disasters on your Property: How Property Managers Help Owners Recover

Disaster can strike at any time, so it is vital that you and your property are prepared. Allen Wessel of Real Property Management Antelope Valley in California provided his advice on ways property owners can prevent damage and how Real Property Management can help you recover from the aftermath of ...
Best Intangible Features You Need to Attract Tenants

Best Intangible Features You Need to Attract Tenants

As a property owner, you already know that getting and keeping your rental property in good condition is one of the best ways to achieve long-term profitability. But other than a clean and well-kept property, there are a few intangible features you can offer that might help you attract higher ...
What to Look for in a Property Management Company

What to Look for in a Property Management Company

Managing a rental property is a full time job, and for those property owners who desire a little more free time, hiring a residential property management company is an excellent way to take some of the burden of rental ownership off of your shoulders. There are a number of companies ...
Prepare for the Busy Rental Period to Shorten Vacancies

Prepare for the Busy Rental Period to Shorten Vacancies

During the winter months, many properties see their lowest rental rates, negatively affecting the overall cashflow for the owner. In some areas, rain and snow have also taken their toll on the property, leaving it less favorable going into the busiest rental season. Leasing the property in this condition could ...
Spring Cleaning: Inspect Your Rental Properties Annually

Spring Cleaning: Inspect Your Rental Properties Annually

Springtime ushers in warmer days and blooming trees. It’s also a strategic time of year to inspect the overall health of your rental property. You should ensure you are scheduling time annually to perform property inspections checks; specifically, spring is a good time of year to inspect for any damage ...
Don’t Get Locked Out of ROI

Don’t Get Locked Out of ROI

Gone are the days of unwieldy key rings and locksmiths on speed dial. Unified access control is an all-in-one solution for property owners and managers to control every point of access throughout a building from one integrated platform. With unified access control, owners and operators can easily manage everyday access ...
6 Must-Haves for First Time Home Owners

6 Must-Haves for First Time Home Owners

One of the most exciting times in your life is when you finally buy your first home. It’s a huge financial investment, but well worth it for many people. Not only does it alleviate the burden of finding places to rent that will accept your pets, but you can also ...
Extreme Makeover: Creativity Is a Must!

Extreme Makeover: Creativity Is a Must!

Almost all extreme makeovers require one thing: creativity. How creative you can ultimately be determines whether you can pull off a project as large and as complex as an extreme makeover! Getting creative means more than coming up with great designs, however. It also means being able to work outside ...
Are Your Rental Properties Ready for Winter?

Are Your Rental Properties Ready for Winter?

The changing seasons and the cooling weather remind us that winter is coming. Before it arrives, there are some important maintenance tasks to perform to protect your rental properties from winter weather. One way to prepare your rental properties for winter is to drain and shut off your sprinkler system ...
13 Best ROI Updates for Flippers

13 Best ROI Updates for Flippers

A good house flipper typically takes a subpar property and turns it into a highly desirable one, essentially turning a frog into a prince. Still, house flippers must walk a fine line between improving a property enough to attract buyers and keeping costs low enough to preserve their profits. The ...
The Real Difference: Property Management Made Easy

The Real Difference: Property Management Made Easy

Owning rental properties requires significant commitment and upkeep; the volume of tasks required to keep your rental home in good shape and always leased can sometimes seem overwhelming. Hiring a professional property management company like Real Property Management that can perform almost all the work needed to protect your rental ...
Learning About These Electrical Installation Rules Could Make Your Life Easier

Learning About These Electrical Installation Rules Could Make Your Life Easier

Electricity is a necessary convenience for our homes. Knowing the electrical safety of the property or home you own or rent out is vitally important. As a landlord, you are legally obligated to keep your property inhabitable and safe for tenants. If you are a landlord, our article outlines several ...
Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Interior Designer?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Interior Designer?

Have you ever thought about being an interior designer? With HGTV and the Magnolia Network making design such a hot topic, it seems a lot of people are asking, “Do I have what it takes to be an interior designer?” Let’s answer that by asking a few more questions: Do ...
Modernize an Outdated Property to Boost Your ROI

Modernize an Outdated Property to Boost Your ROI

In such a competitive rental market, it can be difficult for older homes to compete against modern updated homes, particularly if an older home requires certain updates. The professionals at Real Property Management work with property owners to ensure a maximum return on investment, including making upgrades in older homes ...
Best ROI Optimization Strategies for Single-Family Rental Property Owners

Best ROI Optimization Strategies for Single-Family Rental Property Owners

There’s no doubt that the real estate market has faced some unprecedented challenges in the last few years. For single-family rental property owners, those challenges have brought about many changes, as well. Volatile markets, economic concerns, and a societal shift in personal and professional priorities have all demanded resilience from ...
Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly Means Healthier Indoor Air for Everyone

Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly Means Healthier Indoor Air for Everyone

If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that good air quality, especially good indoor air quality, is paramount. In fact, a recent report in The Lancet predicted that climate change events like wildfires, rising pollen, ill health due to rising humidity, and the presence of harmful particulate matter ...
Essential Things Every New Homeowner Should Do

Essential Things Every New Homeowner Should Do

Every person dreams of owning their home. People work hard to make their dreams come true. Some can construct their house from the first dig to the last brick, however, others may find it more suitable to buy a ready-made house. Whatever the way you choose, becoming a new homeowner ...
Pros and Cons: Keyless Entry and Smart Locks for Rental Properties

Pros and Cons: Keyless Entry and Smart Locks for Rental Properties

When it comes to your rental property, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made to make the home as appealing as possible to potential residents. One of the most important decisions is whether or not to install keyless entry or smart locks on the doors. There ...