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Thursday, January 13, 2022 Trigger Words Every Landlord Should Listen For

You can hardly turn on a TV or read a newsfeed where you don’t encounter the term “trigger words.” While there are some universally accepted trigger words, like racial or ethnic slurs, most people or ...

Monday, January 3, 2022 Don’t Trust Your Move-in inspection to Memory or a document

It’s a scenario we are all familiar with, the rental car inspection process prior to receiving the keys. Think back to the last time you were asked to walk around the vehicle with your half sheet of p...

Thursday, December 2, 2021 Your Short-Term Rentals Can Generate 6x Gains

Rarely in life can the quick version of anything ever compete with the more time intensive “real deal.” Think of any instant food and you will quickly realize that I’m telling the truth. The same ha...

Monday, November 15, 2021 ‘Tis the Season for Separation

Let’s face it, this time of year it is easy to want to shut things down and just enjoy family, friends, food, and football. For many of us, the holiDAYS turn into holiMONTHS, starting with a mid-Nove...

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Rent…….On time Every time

History is littered with what, at the time, were considered “game changers.” Those game changers have become commonplace in our current world; when was the last time you marveled at the technological...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Don’t Let Rental Criteria Be Your Kryptonite

Hypothetically, let’s say that last week an individual named Javier applied at one of your properties. His credit score was low and payment history showed a lengthy history of difficulty in keeping c...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 What Drives Your Management Style?

As the end of summer looms near, I am looking back fondly on all the adventures this season held for me. Like many of you, I found myself behind the wheel driving long distances. One of the things t...

Thursday, July 22, 2021 Crazy Landlord Times; Are We Near the End?

Like many of you, I was blessed to experience the 80’s as a teenager. The hair, the movies, and most of all the music, were iconic. One of my favorite bands was Journey, and I knew all their lyrics,...

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3 Tips to Keep You Out of Landlord Rehab

I recently came home from work and saw my teary-eyed daughter sitting defeatedly on the couch. This was abnormal for her and signaled something was wrong. She is tough, handles stress well and has b...

Monday, March 8, 2021 3 Tips to Keep You Out of Landlord Rehab

I recently came home from work and saw my teary-eyed daughter sitting defeatedly on the couch. This was abnormal for her and signaled something was wrong. She is tough, handles stress well and has b...

Friday, January 1, 2021 Turning 2021 Into the Bounce Back of the Century

I recently came home from work and saw my teary-eyed daughter sitting defeatedly on the couch. This was abnormal for her and signaled something was wrong. She is tough, handles stress well and has b...

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Legalized Marijuana: Its Impact on Your Rental Properties

The 2020 elections completed last month will go down as one of the most memorable for our great country. Along with the obvious reasons, it is also historic for landlords as almost every state now ha...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Become a Master Strategist: Today’s Key for Successful Landlords

I have always had a lead foot. It is hard to admit but with my hard charging personality, I just want to get where I am going… fast. As a young man, to prevent countless tickets, I purchased a radar...

Thursday, August 6, 2020 Why The Cares Act Seems So Uncaring Towards Everyone

Landlords, it’s time we all pay very close attention. A second devastating wave of trouble is thundering towards us and it is imperative that you know how to protect yourselves and your investments. ...

Monday, February 3, 2020 Understanding the Timeline of Criminal History

Over the past several years federal agencies and state legislatures have written legislation that creates confusion in the background check world. There are five (5) main parts to a criminal case. U...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 No more manila folders!

About a year ago I received a call from a tenant letting me know they bought a house and were going to move. This wonderful family had taken care of my property for over 5 years, fixing small things ...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Is Credit Really Important To A Rental Transaction?

As a landlord, I often get calls from applicants asking me how I look at credit. Many of them discuss their bankruptcies, divorces, or foreclosures; everyone seems to have a legitimate and heartbreak...

Monday, November 13, 2017 Are You Missing an Important Rental Protection? Require Renters Insurance

A strong lease and a thorough investigative background check, performed and verified by a live person, are your first and best lines of defense against losses as an investment property owner. But even...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Your 7-Step Resident Screening Checklist

Are you new to the world of real estate investment, or just want to start finding better tenants? Either way, here’s a simple checklist you can use to protect your investment or property when evaluati...

Saturday, March 4, 2017 How do You Find Value in a Tenant Screening Company?

Not long ago, I found myself shopping for a few new button-down shirts. After getting the right size and finding my favorite colors, I started to compare my different choices on the basis of quality. ...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 What You Learn From Running a Background Check on Yourself

In the process of preparing for an upcoming national REIA conference, I decided to run a background check on one of the attendees: David Pickron. Or, as I often like to call him, “me.” Before I tell y...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Perfect Tenant or Expensive Deadbeat? Turn the Odds in Your Favor with Background Screening…

Not long ago, I found myself attending a convention in Las Vegas. I’m not much of a gambler (I’m too cheap), but hesitantly agreed to play blackjack with a few of my colleagues on our last night in to...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 Rent Perfect, Where Have You Been All My Life?

In the digital age, it's sometimes easy to catch yourself wondering how we ever got along without the kinds of technologies we take for granted these days. Imagine trying to run your rental business w...

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