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.

Are you considering adding new rental homes to your portfolio in 2016? Do you have homes in need of upgrades that you will be tackling this year? When planning for your investment properties, knowing what rental features tenants are looking for in...
Here's a fun fact we've noticed at Rentler—listings with photos get 27% more views than those without photos. That’s 27% more people that could be looking at your property instead of at another property. This might come as a surprise,...
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 up your time and money. We...
From a loss prevention perspective, there is really no greater risk to your property than the hasty placement of a tenant. While some types of unintentional tenant damage may be covered by insurance (the accidental overflow of a bathtub,...
We all know that going green is in these days, and for good reasons, too: global warming, climate changes, diminishing natural resources, carbon emission and growing pollution are some of the aggravating world problems which environmentalists are trying to tackle through earth-friendly...
For tenants, renting an apartment or a house can mean giving up some things you previously considered default – a TV, dishwasher, washing machine, parking space for your car, free utilities. And when you want to rent a place...
Here's a question for landlords: would you ever consider expanding your rental property to accommodate your tenants? It might seem like a lot of effort, but in some cases landlords find that adding-on can benefit both their wallet and their...
Call us optimists, but we like to think most landlords out there are genuinely trying to do their best at owning and renting a property. However, we also believe that nobody is perfect. Here are three things you might not...
If you’re starting out in real estate investing, you’re probably thinking about flipping a house – most likely influenced by all the reality TV house-flipping shows (like mine on Spike TV, Flip Men!) The reality is that flipping houses, i.e....
As someone looking to become a property manager, your responsibility is to make sure everything runs smoothly while keeping your residents safe and happy. To some, this seems easy; but it’s not always smooth sailing when you’re trying to...
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