Blog Post 5 Essential Tips for Accidental Landlords

5 Essential Tips for Accidental Landlords

Individual investors own almost 70% of the 48.2 million rental units in the US. If you recently inherited property, competing with these investors can feel daunting. The most successful accidental landlords develop a plan before accepting tenants.Not sure where to start as a new ...
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Blog Post How Often Should a Landlord Inspect Rental Property in Rockville, MD

How Often Should a Landlord Inspect Rental Property in Rockville, MD

The prevalence of evictions has always fluctuated in Maryland, reaching a high of nearly 70% back in 2018.Maryland's eviction laws make it easy for landlords to file evictions without much obstruction or notice for tenants. Despite the high prevalence of eviction filings in M...
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Blog Post Legal and Optional Tenant Maintenance Responsibilities

Legal and Optional Tenant Maintenance Responsibilities

When we think about property maintenance, we tend to think about a landlord's legal responsibilities. Most notably, Rockville landlords must ensure their properties meet all Maryland Performance Building Standards.What about your tenants? Is it lawful for them to expect all p...
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Blog Post 6 Tips for Rental Property Accounting Records

6 Tips for Rental Property Accounting Records

Are you a property owner baffled by the maze of rental property accounting? Fear not! You're about to discover how easy it can be to keep your financial records organized, ensuring your investment property income stays robust and your property management headaches minimal.Ren...
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Blog Post Essential Tips for First-Time Landlords

Essential Tips for First-Time Landlords

According to Census data, around 36% of Americans rent their homes.If you've recently acquired a rental property, congratulations. Embarking on your landlord career is both exciting and challenging.Whether you've inherited a property or invested in real estate, mastering ...
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Blog Post Tenant Screening in Rockville, MD: 5 Tips for Landlords

Tenant Screening in Rockville, MD: 5 Tips for Landlords

Charismatic people infect others with their energy, optimism, and wit. Yet for all you know, the charisma could be a veneer hiding who they really are inside. Take, for example, the prolific serial killer Ted Bundy, who had a massive following of female fans.Finding tenants can s...
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Blog Post 3 Top Benefits of Implementing a Tenant Portal for Property Management

3 Top Benefits of Implementing a Tenant Portal for Property Management

So you finally have a few full rental properties in your portfolio and you're feeling confident. But now, you're struggling to keep up with them. Rental payments are getting lost in the mail, you're forgetting to respond to tenant emails, and you're struggling to ...
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Blog Post Selling Your Property? How to Create Irresistible Real Estate Listings

Selling Your Property? How to Create Irresistible Real Estate Listings

About 5.95 million homes were sold in 2022. Home sales are increasing, with 6.07 million transactions expected in 2023.Without strong real estate listings, you could struggle to stand out from the millions online! Before posting your home for sale, make a few adjustments. Applyin...
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Blog Post How to Retain Tenants: 5 Tips for Increasing Lease Renewals

How to Retain Tenants: 5 Tips for Increasing Lease Renewals

Over 30% of Maryland homes are occupied by renters rather than owners. If you have one or more rental properties, you know how difficult it can be to keep tenants.Without solid lease retention, you could end up losing significant sums of potential profit.Keeping loyal tenants in ...
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Blog Post Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets in Your Rockville, MD Rental Property

Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets in Your Rockville, MD Rental Property

Everyone knows the smell of a rug that's had cats on it. It's disgusting. You can likely picture it right now. Now think about how you'd feel if that smell was in your rental property.The decision to allow pets in your Rockville, MD rental property is a significant on...
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