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Long-or-Short Term Lease? You Decide…

Leases come in all shapes and sizes, usually full of legal jargon and phrases you don’t quite understand. While many rental leases are typically for 12 months, you’re likely to come across a few short-term leases out there as well. Depending on your situation, a short-term rental may work better than a long-term rental. Not …

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The Landlord-Tenant Relationship: Does it Pay to be Mr. Nice Guy?

Most of the time—provided you properly vet your prospective tenants before sending them a lease for your investment property—the landlord-tenant relationship is both positive and—for the landlord—profitable.   But then . . .   Sometimes that rent check does not arrive on the first of the month . . . or the 5th . . …

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When a Client Asks, “Can you manage my rental property for me . . . “

Real Estate Agents and the Question: Can You Manage My Rental Property For Me? Not so long ago, a new real estate agent, desperate to show his “full service” in order to win the listing of a property investor, agreed to take care of the property for his Florida-based client while it was vacant and …

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How Real Estate Agents Should Approach Rental Opportunities

While working with rentals might not be the first choice for real estate agents, there is hidden potential in these opportunities. Even though agents may not make as much money up front when dealing with rental properties, these transactions allow you to make money quickly, and meet potential investors and buyers that may want to …

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I HATE rentals! I LOVE rentals! – A Dialogue

Sometimes it is interesting to just observe a debate between two other real estate agents—both of whom you respect. — “I hate doing rentals,” said Jennifer. “They are such a waste of time. I spend hours doing paperwork, credit checks, inspections and getting COs, and yet I only get paid a fraction of a month’s …

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State of the NJ Housing and Rental Market

New Jersey has one of the most prospering and expensive rental markets in the nation. A study conducted by HomeUnion states that New Jersey is one of the best places to invest in a home – whether for residing or as a real estate investment. As a real estate agent, the great locations, home values, …

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How Property Management Companies Make Things Easy for Real Estate Agents

When we think of real estate agents, most think of someone that helps people buy and sell houses. But what about rentals? In today’s market, residential investment properties are on the rise and real estate agents are frequently called upon to help fill these rentals. Often times, when a real estate agent shows and fills …

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Challenges of Self-managing Properties

Managing your own rental properties can be a challenge, whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or new to rental properties. Knowing the correct steps to take can be critical to having a positive experience. Here are some key things to consider: Finding the right tenant – this requires background checks, criminal history, credit …

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What Should You Look For When Evaluating Your First Rental?

When you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio, and real estate is the answer…consider the following when evaluating your first rental. Neighborhood – the quality of the neighborhood in which you buy will influence both the types of tenants you attract and how often you face vacancies. Property Taxes – property taxes are not standard …

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Did You Know Rent Payments Can Affect Your Credit?

Why Building Your Credit History Is Important Credit plays an important role in your life — affecting the purchases you make and much more. A credit history is vital in today’s economy and enables you to obtain valuable credit services such as credit cards, mortgages and auto loans. Lenders use credit reports and credit scores …

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