Category Owner Resources | SureWay Property Management

Your Tenant is moving out – Why speed is important!

Your Tenant is moving out – Why speed is important Ok, so you own a rental property – Congratulations!  Your property can be a terrific investment.  Everything is great when you have a good long-term tenant that pays the rent on time and cares for your property. At some point however, every great tenant decides to end …

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7 Tips for Cleaning your Rental Property

7 Tips for Cleaning Your Rental Property Ok, so you own a rental property – Congratulations.  Your property can be a great investment.  There are many things to do to get it ready for new tenants. Inspections, leases, repairs, cleaning and more.      Your Agent will market the property and start showing it to prospective tenants.  One of the …

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Challenging Times for Rental Property Owners

We understand that stress and pressure on you as the property owner can come from two main areas. Firstly, you rely on the rent as income for your mortgage payment, insurance, repairs, and other commitments. When that income is suddenly taken away, your bills can begin to back up. You risk your reputation and your …

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Your Ever-So-Mysterious Credit Score is just so, well, Mysterious!

Every since I began selling homes as a Realtor 30 years ago (and now as an instructor at Garden State Real Estate Academy), people have asked me how their credit score is compiled. I know my friends at SureWay Property Management get asked the same question by both their landlord clients and the tenants who …

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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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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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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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