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Friday, June 2, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Avoiding Common Pitfalls: Why First-Time Landlords Should Consider a Property Management Company in Virginia Beach

Becoming a landlord for the first time can be an exciting venture, but it also comes with numerous responsibilities and potential challenges.
From tenant screening to maintenance and legal compliance, managing a rental property requires time, knowledge, and expertise. For homeowners in Virginia Beach who are considering renting out their homes for the first time, it's crucial to understand the common pitfalls and the benefits of enlisting the services of a property management company. In this blog post, we will explore why first-time landlords in Virginia Beach should seriously consider partnering with a property management company to ensure a smooth and successful rental experience.

Tenant Screening and Selection:
One of the biggest challenges for first-time landlords is finding reliable and responsible tenants. Property management companies have extensive experience in tenant screening, including background checks, credit history, and rental references. By entrusting this proce ...

  investment, property management

Tuesday, May 9, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Landlord

Renting Your House and Working with a Property Manager
Becoming a landlord and renting out your property can be a lucrative and rewarding venture. However, managing a rental property comes with its fair share of responsibilities and challenges. To ensure a smooth and successful experience, many landlords choose to work with a property manager. In this blog post, we'll explore the steps you can take to prepare yourself for becoming a landlord and effectively collaborate with a property manager.

Determine if Renting Out Your Property is The Right Choice For You: Before you become a landlord, it's important to determine if renting out your property is the right choice for you. Consider the costs of owning a rental property, including property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and repairs. You'll also need to consider the time commitment required to manage the property and handle tenant issues.

Evaluating Your Property: Assessing your property's condition is essential to attracting qua ...

  investment, property management

Monday, April 17, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Why Preventative Maintenance is Key to Tenant Retention

Saving Money and Building Long-Term Relationships: The Importance of Preventative Maintenance in Tenant Retention

As a property owner or manager, you know that keeping your tenants happy and satisfied is essential to your business's success. One of the most effective ways to build long-term relationships with tenants is through preventative maintenance. Regular upkeep and repairs can prevent small issues from becoming significant problems, saving you money in the long run and keeping your tenants happy. In this blog, we'll explore the importance of preventative maintenance in tenant retention and how it can help you save money while building strong relationships with your tenants. From HVAC systems to plumbing and electrical systems, we'll cover the key areas to focus on and share some tips for implementing a successful preventative maintenance program. So, if you're ready to learn how to keep your tenants happy and your properties in top shape, let's dive in!

Here are some reaso ...

  homeowner tips, investment, property management

Thursday, March 9, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

A Guide To Good Property Management: Why It Is So Important

What is Property Management?
Property management involves the day-to-day management of rental properties. Property managers can manage single-family homes or multiple-unit properties, such as apartment buildings. The main functions of property management are tenant selection, rent collection, maintenance and repairs, tenant relations, and dispute resolution. Property managers are responsible for finding and screening tenants, collecting rent and dealing with maintenance issues. They can also help landlords establish a good reputation by resolving tenant complaints and dealing with negative situations before they escalate.

Benefits of Good Property Management
A diligent property manager can help protect both landlords and tenants from unnecessary legal issues, disputes, and expenses. There are a number of benefits to good property management: 
Better tenant selection - A property manager can screen and select tenants based on their credit history, employment history, referenc ...

  real estate, investment, property management

Monday, February 13, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Are Property Management Fees Tax Deductible? A Guide to Understanding the Rules

What Are Property Management Fees?
If you own rental properties, eventually you will need to hire a property management company to handle your day-to-day operations. You won't be able to manage all those properties yourself, nor will you want to. It would be too time-consuming, not to mention you would lose out on other investment opportunities. Hiring a property management company is a way to offload some responsibility while still making sure your properties are being managed correctly. A property management company will handle the day-to-day tasks of collecting rent from your tenants, as well as maintenance and handling any tenant issues. Property management fees cover the cost of these services, as well as administrative overhead and profit for the company.

Are Property Management Fees Tax Deductible?
This is one of the most common questions property investors ask. The short answer is that yes, property management fees are tax deductible, but not all of them. Different types o ...

  investment, property management

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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Office: 757-689-8778
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