Note from the Editor- Shamontiel L. VaughnAs the new Magazine Editor for Go4RentMagazine,I am elated to be a part of the team, both as a second-year condo board member and a homeowner. I work with property managers, landlords and contractors on a daily basis, so this is the kind of magazine I’d read for fun. Joining the editorial team is an added perk! Now let’s explore what you’ll find inside.In the second issue of Go4RentMagazine,whether you’re a pet lover or a landlord who is hesitant to allow four-legged friends inside, “Guide for Landlords to Create a Pet-Friendly Home” provides the pros and cons of a pet leasing agreement. Are pet owners more responsible renters or is opening your property up to pets going to lead to a total disaster? It depends.And before you reject that potential tenant (pet owner or not), you may want to know the legal blowback in “What Landlords Need to Know About Rental Refusals.” When you do decide to accept that new tenant into your property, consider why four of five payment options in “Collecting Rent from Tenants” aren’t recommended by Go4Rent. We want to make the tenant selection process and rental collection process easier for you, and help you avoid extensive insurance claims. That’s why we’re all about options to “Protect Your Assets: Renters Insurance.”Are you ready to explore other neighborhoods in Texas? Look no further than The Woodlands, along with additional Neighborhood Spotlights coming in more issues.The team for Go4RentMagazineis here to help property managers, realtors and landlords with business, legal and marketing needs. We hope this fall issue answers some of your questions. Is there a topic you’d like us to talk about? Contact me at shamontiel.vaughn@go4rent.com. We look forward to hearing from you!Shamontiel L Vaughn, Editor-In-ChiefAbout Shamontiel:Shamontiel L. Vaughn has been in the publishing industry for 16 years as a newspaper reporter, a web editor, social media specialist and a print editor (specializing in local, health and travel news, along with K-12 and adult education textbooks). Her bylines can be found in the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune and CBS Chicago. As a dog lover, she's also been a two-year pet caregiver (500 completed dog walks with 84 different dogs) and invited a new roommate to her home this summer: a Hound mix named Junee. When she's not writing, editing or playing with her dog, she's a condo board treasurer and a five-year officer for a local Toastmasters club.
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