Articles for Landlords

Articles for Landlords

Articles for landlords were written to help DIY landlords and property managers with the rental process. From collecting applications to renovating your property, you'll find all the tips you need on Four Walls.

Sorry, not trying to be rude, but your apartment is looking a little sad. It’s totally understandable. We’ve all spent the last few months of winter tracking in snow and putting off hauling laundry to the laundromat as long...
Are you wondering why it’s important to invest in landscaping for your rental properties? As it turns out, there are a lot of solid reasons to update your outdoor space — including increased property values and curb appeal. This...
Last week all the fancy tech companies headed to Las Vegas for a little something called CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Amidst the smart cars and virtual reality devices, there are always some cool home-related things that we think would be perfect...
My wife Christina and I have flipped a lot of homes since we got started in real estate investing nearly 10 years ago. Even though I’m pretty fanatical about doing my research before buying a house (yes, I’ve been known to...
For decades, buying a home was the ultimate goal and renting was just a means to an end. However, experts say that thought process is changing. It's no longer a matter of not being able to afford a house. Instead, renters...
As a landlord, you have two main goals: To attract the right type of tenant and second, to keep that tenant happy in your property. If you successfully achieve these goals, you will enjoy more income and success from...
Renters insurance is an often-forgotten coverage that is surprisingly valuable to both tenants and landlords alike. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rented units make up approximately 36.5 percent of occupied housing? Furthermore, a poll...
One of the most common challenges for landlords and rehabbers is the constant effort to keep vandals, thieves and other “uninvited guests” out of their vacant properties. At some point in a property’s life cycle, it will be vacant for...
Tenant Screening If you ask an experienced landlord what their most useful online tool is, they're probably going to say tenant screening. Running a background and credit check on the people who want to move into your place is the easiest...
When Mike Baird, Salt Lake City property investor and star of Spike TV’s Flip Men, first ventured into the world of property management he began by renting a fourplex and quickly found out the keys to keeping tenants happy. The lack...
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