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Amanda Mears

Amanda Mears
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Amanda has worked as a journalist, an SEO copywriter, and a social media specialist. Her aim as a Four Walls contributor is to provide something worth reading and create a community for people who lease and love it. She’s also a real person, not just a mysterious internet writer, who loves silversmithing, podcast-binging, and trying to figure out how to fix her rented apartment’s bad linoleum floor (see, just like you!)

Year-over-year inflation means that raising rent is inevitable for most landlords. However, it can be hard to pass the financial burden along to tenants, especially if they're long-term and have a good track record. Here are...

At Rentler we spend a lot of time reading about the rental industry and bookmarking products we've stumbled across that are genius for small bathrooms. Here are a few of the things we've been...

If you're a DIY landlord you probably have the privilege of being your own CEO, accountant, and maintenance person all rolled into one. Since you're doing everything, it's sometimes necessary to make a judgment...
Reasons to love your studio apartment

  You're already more adept than Marie Kondo at paring down your stuff. If you live in 250 square feet of space, you probably don't need to pare down your belongings by holding each item...

It's crucial to do a yearly maintenance check for a variety of reasons; sometimes tenants fail to report problems until they become disasters and sometimes you lose track of things that need to be...
check your toilets for this hidden danger

If you've ever faced plumbing problems in your rental before, you know what a formidable foe water can be. Although leaks and clogs can happen without warning, there is one potential catastrophe you can avoid just...

Between the holidays and the weather, winter can be a dead-zone for the rental industry. Although it may not be an ideal time for filling vacancies, it IS a great time to start preparing for the...

Whether or not you believe in making resolutions at the start of a new year, sometimes it just feels good to sit down and set some goals. I live in a rental and put together...

If you manage properties, you probably rely on an army of online tools to get the job done. If not, allow us to introduce you to some property management software that's going to free...

The rental market is exploding right now. We’ve heard about renters waking up at the crack of dawn to get an application in first, getting put on a waitlist 20 people deep, and outbidding...
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