Mar 22

Brenton Hayden is the CEO and founder of Renters Warehouse USA 

Straightforward, I’d say. Certainly someone would be interested, but after the third call and no bites, I grew weary. Good thing I don’t believe in the three-strikes-and-you’re-out theory, since that fourth call was the catalyst behind what is now Renters Warehouse. It immediately took off and in the first year of business, we rented over 600 properties, hired new staff and made $966,803 in profit.

via Tryary

Mar 19

Good news for landlords, bad news for renters as U.S. Census Department and Rent.com agree that double digit rent hikes are on the way across America. Traditional news outlets point to this as a sign of economic recovery, we point to it as a sign of the opposite.

via AgentGenius.

Mar 12

Zillow launches Rent Zestimates under a cloud of secrecy, avoids scrutiny, and gets a fairy tale send off from those it sponsors, but is less likely to get a pass from those in the property management arena.

via agentgenius.

Jan 24

As foreclosures and falling home values continue to slam the local housing market, the forecast for rentals is improving

via MiamiHerald.com.

Jan 13

While vacant homes seem to stacking up all around us, apartment vacancy is in decline.

via biggerpockets.

Nov 24

It worked until February 2009, when a seemingly down-on-her-luck single-mother and law student moved into Cook’s converted red barn and quickly became Cook’s tenant from hell.

via PressDemocrat.com.

Nov 05

In my last post, I made the bold claim that every time a resident chooses not to renew his or her lease, it costs the property an average of $4300. One reader asked me to break down the $4300 cost, and I thought that was an excellent opportunity for all of us to compare some notes. I have just updated all our figures, and the economic landscape has improved… a bit. Based on national average rent and concession data from Axiometrics, turnover costs have dropped to just over $4000 per move out – still quite painful! Heres the breakdown:

via Multifamily Insiders

Aug 29

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It would be easy if you could set up your Qui’ja board and ask what was going to be the best for both now and in the future. Unfortuantely, it doesn’t work that way. This question is one property managers have struggled with for decades, and will continue to debate. Technology and our prospects change consistently, as are distribution points as publishers vie for market share.

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