Go4Rent publishes a bimonthly magazine for landlords and Realtors intended to be informative, educational and enjoyable to read.
In every issue of Go4Rent Magazine, we try to bring the best out of property owners and Realtors. In Volume IX especially, we’re all about helping you cross your t’s and dot your i’s.
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.
I always find out fun facts while assigning, fact-checking and editing these magazines. One of the most bizarre facts I learned in this issue came from “Realtors, Avoid These Questions on Rental Applications."
In a perfect world, when a tenant moves out of a rental, the Realtor already has another client lined up to move in. In the real world, landlords should be ready for anything when a tenant leaves. Some repairs and upgrades are bound to happen over time (i.e., aging roof, windows wearing down, electricity problems) while others could’ve been avoided (i.e., pet violations, pests and vermin, mold, wall and floor damage).
Essential oils. Candles. Plug-ins. Potpourri. Perfumes. Lotions. These are my favorite things. People who know me well know this, but I never expected my Realtor to notice.
For a landlord, a rental property is an uphill battle against mishaps, calamities, the hands of time and sometimes nature itself. To guard their investment, property owners must plan ahead, maneuver tactfully and sometimes be prepared to cut their losses.
“Do you have a pet-friendly policy?” It’s a common question that landlords receive before attempting to rent a single-family home.
Although some modifications cannot be considered such as replacing all the flooring or repainting the entire home, allowing minor modifications helps tenants feel like a rental property is indeed “home."
Each state will exhibit different property code requirements for rekeying rentals. This is partially due to the demographics and population needs of individual landlords and tenants.
Property managers and landlords are often faced with uncomfortable choices: to rent to the well-meaning but credit-challenged tenants or wait until the ideal candidates pop up.