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ADA-Friendly Homes: What Landlords Need to KnowADA-Friendly Homes: What Landlords Need to Know
ADA-Friendly Homes: What Landlords Need to Know

In this article, Southeast ADA Center Lead Information Specialist Rebecca Williams shared what landlords need to know about accessibility rules in single-family homes.

Nov 4, 2022 Magazine Archive
The Price for PetsThe Price for Pets
The Price for Pets

Pets are messy. So would charging pet fees and screening tenants resolve it all? Yes and no. Here’s why.

Nov 4, 2022 Magazine Archive
Tips and Tricks for a Pest-Free, Pet-Friendly GardenTips and Tricks for a Pest-Free, Pet-Friendly Garden
Tips and Tricks for a Pest-Free, Pet-Friendly Garden

This article will break down tips and tricks to successfully avoid an emergency veterinary clinic visit while also enjoying a bountiful journey into horticulture in a pet-friendly garden.

Nov 4, 2022 Quick Take
Hit or Miss: Are Real Estate Professionals Getting In Their Own WayHit or Miss: Are Real Estate Professionals Getting In Their Own Way
Hit or Miss: Are Real Estate Professionals Getting In Their Own Way

Realtors need property owners. Property sellers need buyers. Brokers need agents. Landlords need tenants. All of these groups are connected in some way or another. And in this digitally savvy world, having a solid online presence matters for all involved.

Nov 4, 2022 Magazine Archive
Conversation In Real Estate: Lourdes CodinaConversation In Real Estate: Lourdes Codina
Conversation In Real Estate: Lourdes Codina

Lourdes Codina has been a Realtor with Keller Williams in the Houston area since 2013. Originally from South America, she toggled between Brazil, Chile and Columbia because of her father’s job.

Nov 4, 2022 Conversation In Real Estate
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Montrose, Houston, TexasNEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Montrose, Houston, Texas
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Montrose, Houston, Texas

Street musicians, hippies and artists took over the community during the 1960s, and their presence remains today. The LGBTQ+ community has a deep connection with the Montrose neighborhood. And the shops, restaurants and attractions are both luxurious and unusual.

Nov 4, 2022 Neighborhood Spotlight
Realtor Troubleshooting: Pitfalls to Look Out ForRealtor Troubleshooting: Pitfalls to Look Out For
Realtor Troubleshooting: Pitfalls to Look Out For

To help reduce the likelihood of tenants’ applications being delayed or rejected, Realtors should look out for specific pitfalls they might encounter during the listed-to-leasing process.

Nov 4, 2022 Magazine Archive
How a Letter of Explanation Can Save a Troubled Tenant ApplicationHow a Letter of Explanation Can Save a Troubled Tenant Application
How a Letter of Explanation Can Save a Troubled Tenant Application

A rocky past is not an automatic rejection. A Letter of Explanation is an opportunity to explain suspicious reports and give the landlord the full context of the situation. The following is a list of what should and shouldn't be included in the letter to help a tenant secure the rental.

Nov 4, 2022 Magazine Archive
When to Change the Rental Listing Status on the MLSWhen to Change the Rental Listing Status on the MLS
When to Change the Rental Listing Status on the MLS

Every Realtor should know precisely when to change the status of a rental listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), both for their benefit and the benefit of their clients.

Nov 4, 2022 Magazine Archive
Realtors, Avoid These Questions on Rental ApplicationsRealtors, Avoid These Questions on Rental Applications
Realtors, Avoid These Questions on Rental Applications

When renters apply for housing, Realtors (and landlords) may have follow-up questions for their potential tenants. No matter how harmless they might seem, some of these questions can violate the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Code of Ethics and even be prohibited under federal or local law. Here is a list of the questions Realtors cannot ask renters on applications.

Nov 4, 2022 Legal
Maximizing Storage In a Small SpaceMaximizing Storage In a Small Space
Maximizing Storage In a Small Space

When designing a small space, just one wrong move can take a room from cozy to claustrophobic. Tenants don’t want to move into a property with limited room to store their belongings. Luckily, there are plenty of changes that landlords can do to maximize storage in even the smallest units.

Nov 4, 2022 Quick Take
Note from the Editor: Vol. VIINote from the Editor: Vol. VII
Note from the Editor: Vol. VII

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."

Nov 4, 2022 Note From The Editor