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Managing Pet Friendly Apartments – Our Top Tips

Managing Pet Friendly Apartments – Our Top Tips

Our furry friends are important to us. Over 68% of American households have pets – and that means you may be able to fill vacancies in your apartments faster if you have a pet friendly leasing policy, and allow your tenants to have dogs, cats and other pets. But managing pet friendly apartments brings along a number of risks and challenges that you must overcome to keep your property in great shape. So, in this article, we’ll discuss a few top tips that you can use to manage your pet friendly apartments more effectively. 1. Require a Pet Screening Before You Lease to a Pet-Owning Tenant One of the first things you should do is require a pet screening when you’re renting to any tenant who owns pets. Have them bring in their pet so that you can meet it and look for any obvious signs of behavioral issues –

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How Apartment Complexes Are Using Text Messaging

How Apartment Complexes Are Using Text Messaging

Anyone whose rented out property before knows that many of the biggest hassles involve communication with residents. Residents, too, know that many of the biggest hassles of living in a rented home come from communication with the landlord or leasing office. Thankfully, it doesn’t stop there. As technology has evolved, it has solved many of the hassles common to both sides. With the prevalence and ease of use of text messaging, landlords and residents can have an easier time than ever collecting and paying rent, submitting and responding to maintenance requests, alerting neighbors, and otherwise communicating. Why Text Messaging for Apartment Complexes? Electronic communication with apartment residents is nothing new. For years now, landlords and leasing offices have been able to communicate with residents via phone calls and emails. Over time, though, texting has come to be the more obvious solution. Email, for example, seems a clear option for use

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How Landlords and Property Managers Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

How Landlords and Property Managers Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

As a landlord or a property manager, hurricane season can be a bit of a scary time if you live in Florida or anywhere else on the Gulf or Atlantic coast where hurricanes are a major issue every year. But if you take the proper steps to prepare yourself and your tenants, hurricane season doesn’t have to be so intimidating. So, in this guide, we’ll discuss a few tips to help you prepare for hurricane season, and prevent damage to your property. 1. Review Your Insurance Coverage If you don’t have hurricane insurance, you need to get hurricane insurance. Most standard insurance policies won’t cover hurricane damage to your property. There are two primary types of insurance coverage you may need to protect your property; windstorm insurance and flood insurance. In most hurricane-prone states, windstorm damage isn’t covered as part of your insurance policy, so you need a separate windstorm

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18 SMS Templates for Real Estate Agents And Brokers

18 SMS Templates for Real Estate Agents And Brokers

These days, it seems everyone texts. Professionals of all industries have found ways to use this craze to their advantage. Those in the real estate business are no different. There are many applications for text messaging in the real estate world. Below we outline some of the main rules of real estate texting and provide 18 SMS templates for the real estate market. The Importance of Texting in Today’s World As of February of 2018, some 78% of Americans owned smartphones. Even more own other phones capable of sending and receiving text messages. This makes reaching people via their phones a popular option. In the business realm, this is especially true – perhaps because many people would rather not interact directly with businesses or strangers. In fact, SMS response rates for businesses are 295% higher than call response rates. For businesses seeking a response from their current or prospective clients

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Useful Tips for Minimizing Risk When Renting to College Students

Useful Tips for Minimizing Risk When Renting to College Students

If you own rental properties in a college town, renting to students can be a great source of income. However, students bring their own unique set of risks – like rowdy parties that can cause property damage, poor apartment maintenance and care, little or no rental history, and other such risks. So, how can you make sure that you protect your rental property when you’re renting to college students? Here are a few of our top tips. 1. Require Co-Signers for Students With No Rental History First and foremost, you may want to consider requiring a co-signer for any student who has never rented another property before. This is very common for student properties. A co-signer, like a parent, signs the lease and is responsible for paying the rent, in the event that the student doesn’t pay on time, or fails to pay at all. This is the best way

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8 Mistakes Every First-Time Landlord Makes

8 Mistakes Every First-Time Landlord Makes

If you just recently purchased your first rental property, congratulations! Owning real estate is a great way to build wealth, and becoming a landlord can be a very rewarding experience. It’s not easy, though – there are a lot of things you need to know before you start renting out your property. So, in this article, we’ll be looking at just a few of the mistakes that every first-time landlord makes. Read on, and make sure you can avoid these common missteps! 1. Not Running Proper Background Checks on a Tenant Rental background checks are key to make sure that you’re renting to a tenant who is in a good financial situation, has a strong rental history, and will care for your property. Don’t let first impressions fool you – even a tenant who seems ideal for your property at the first glance can be a nightmare. At a minimum,

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How to Set up Your Own Property Management Notification Solution

How to Set up Your Own Property Management Notification Solution

DialMyCalls now offers an all-in-one property management notification solution to help send out community alerts, rent reminders and much more. In addition to mass notifications via voice broadcast, SMS text message and email broadcast, our system also offers two-way text messaging, recurring messages and contact labels. You can now set up your own property management notification solution for as low as $1.89 per door, per month. Let’s take a look at all the features that are included when you sign up: Mass Notification System Is there maintenance planned in your neighborhood? Are you hosting a special block party? DialMyCalls makes it easy to get the word out to every single resident in your community or tenants in your apartment complex. Quickly and easily set up and send out a mass notification via automated phone call, SMS text message and email broadcast with a few simple steps. Voice Broadcast – Record

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6 Useful Online Tools for New Landlords and Property Managers

6 Useful Online Tools for New Landlords and Property Managers

If you’ve recently purchased a rental property, or become a property manager, you may be feeling a little bit intimidated. Renting to someone can be difficult and complex – and managing properties can be time-consuming. That’s why, if you’re a new landlord or property manager, we’ve put together this list of some useful tools and resources that you’ll be able to use to learn more about what to expect from property management – and help make things a bit easier for you and your tenants. Let’s get started now. 1) Landlord.com (All-In-One Resources for Landlords) New landlords and property managers are sure to have a lot of questions about your rights, how to rent to the right tenant, what you need to do when writing a lease, taxes for being a landlord, incorporating an LLC or other business for your new property – there’s a lot to know about. And

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4 Reasons Two-Way Texting Is Essential for Property Managers and Landlords

4 Reasons Two-Way Texting Is Essential for Property Managers and Landlords

If you’re a landlord or a property manager, using an online platform to manage your text messages is a great idea. DialMyCalls can make it much easier to communicate with your customers, and send text messages directly from your desktop computer or your mobile device. Best of all, DialMyCalls supports two-way texting. Your tenants can text you back using the same number you use to contact them – which means it’s even easier to communicate. Why should you bother with a two-way texting system? Here are just a few reasons that you may want to consider using DialMyCalls as a landlord or a property manager. 1. You Can Use the Same Number to Talk to All of Your Tenants This is a big deal, especially if you manage a lot of units and properties and you need a single point of contact for all of your tenants – but don’t

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How to Best Use Text Messages for Real Estate Listings – Our Top Tips

How to Best Use Text Messages for Real Estate Listings – Our Top Tips

If you’re working in the world of real estate as a broker or agent, you may be wondering how you can take advantage of the latest advances in SMS text messaging, and use text messages to get more tours, close on deals, and boost your business. Using a service like DialMyCalls, you can easily send and receive text messages to clients and customers, ensuring that you stay in constant communication. SMS is a great way to market your services and communicate with customers due to its high open rate. 95% of people read SMS messages, and most people read SMS messages within just a few minutes of receiving one – making it a great method of real-time communication. But how can you maximize the effectiveness of text messages for real estate listings with DialMyCalls? Find out now, with this guide! 1. Keep Your Messages Brief, Clear and to the Point

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