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In 2018, I knew my lease was up in a couple of months and had been warned that prospective tenants were going to stop by. I cringed at the idea of strangers walking around my place, but a rental is a rental.
Rental tours can be awkward if the current tenant still lives in the unit. Communication breakdowns can get messy and sour the deal if it's evident to the people interested in moving in that there is a lack of boundaries and respect.
Some Realtors choose to become experts in a particular geographic area, price point or home type. Choosing that niche can help them master a specific expertise, build a reputation and provide a better experience for clients.
Before a new tenant collects any keys, move-in fees are (usually) mandatory. In addition to the security deposit, when a Realtor is hired to help with the rental process, the move-in charge should be an immediate discussion between the Realtor and the property owner.
Once the Realtors find tenants and the landlord is satisfied with the selection, the lease is signed and the Agreement Between Brokers (ABB) Form should follow. But what exactly is this form anyway?
Home warranties could be a solution they both need. Here are some things property owners should know about home warranty programs and whether it makes sense to invest in one.
While it is possible to do due diligence and still get scammed, there are steps that property owners can take to minimize their risk of becoming a victim of a contractor scammer. In this guide, learn more about the licensing and bonding requirements for contractors, red flags to look out for, and what to do after being scammed.
The lease is the backbone of every landlord-tenant relationship. A good lease can protect the landlord from facing any undue burden caused by the tenant. A bad lease leaves the landlord vulnerable and makes it difficult to hold the tenant accountable. Here are some commonly overlooked rules that every landlord should consider when drafting a new lease.
Prior to inviting new tenants in for screening and selection, there are several important steps to take, from making sure the property and rental contract follow city and state laws and regulations to cleaning, landscaping and updating.
Little Elm, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the state for a reason. Just 20 years ago, it was known as a sleepy little lakefront town on Lake Lewisville, but it's since boomed into a rapidly growing suburb with 50,000 people.
Florida homes commonly use ceramic and tile, and tile and stone flooring are popular in Texas homes. All of these household materials vary in durability, life span and cost. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of these floor types can make this decision easier.
In this article, Southeast ADA Center Lead Information Specialist Rebecca Williams shared what landlords need to know about accessibility rules in single-family homes.