What Is Industrial Real Estate? Exploring These Properties

Industry, industrialization, industrial strength: these words share a common root and meaning. How does industrial real estate fit into this profile? Industrial real estate is a common investment option for investors, especially in transportation hubs worldwide. Are you missing out on opportunities for future growth and big profits by staying away from industrial real estate?…Read More

Interview With Katie Brosch (Podcast #403)

In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats with Katie Brosch of RentPrep about tenant credit reports. In this specific episode, Katie teaches us how to read a tenant’s credit report from beginning to end. If you’re a landlord who has ever felt lost when reading a credit report,…Read More

How To Prepare Your Home For Airbnb Guests

Remote work has become increasingly popular over the years since the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ability to work from anywhere, remote workers are taking advantage and traveling for extended periods, working from new destinations. This growing interest in traveling while you work means that people will need places to stay, preferably somewhere that’s furnished and…Read More

Podcast 389: Everything You Need to Know About Security Deposits

Security Deposits: Everything You Need To Know [Podcast #389]

Andrew Schultz: (00:00) Hey everyone. Welcome back to another episode of the Rent Prep for Landlord’s podcast. This is episode number 389, and I’m your host, Andrew Schultz. On today’s episode, we’re gonna be talking about when you should collect the security deposit dealing with non-working appliances, and should tenants do repairs on your rental….Read More

Can A Landlord Install a Security Camera?

Landlord Guide: Can A Landlord Install Security Cameras On Rental Property? [2022]

Updated July 22, 2022 Security systems have grown in popularity over the past few years. In fact, according to the 2022 State of Safety report, 62% of Americans use at least one type of security system to protect their homes. With security cameras becoming more affordable for consumers and available everywhere, the low-cost investment compared…Read More

TransUnion Credit Reports and Resident Score

Landlord’s Guide: ResidentScore Vs. Credit Score

To a landlord, a tenant’s ability to pay their agreed-upon rent on time is the most crucial of the rental relationship. The ultimate concern for any landlord is dealing with a bad tenant that may need to be evicted from their property, and failure to pay rent will lead to this. Between eviction court costs,…Read More

Top 5 Worst Pets for a Rental Property

Top 5 Worst Pets for a Rental Property

Whether you’re a landlord or a renter, pets are always a huge sticking point when it comes to renting out a property. Some landlords allow cats and birds but no dogs, while others are open to pretty much everything. If you find yourself in a situation with a renter having a destructive pet, it’s important…Read More

How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Rental Property

How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Rental Property

I haven’t had many problems with animal infestations in my time as a landlord but one problem that seems to come up over and over is ants. As a property owner, I’m always looking for ways to reduce my expenses to get rid of ants.  I think some landlords are way too quick to just call…Read More

When Are You Too Old For a Roommate?

When Are You Too Old For a Roommate?

Roommates can be a great thing when you are trying to save on expenses, but isn’t there a certain point where it makes sense to move on? This question can really vary by location and finances. Location affects roommate situation In certain areas of the country, people tend to get married earlier than other parts….Read More

What Information is on a Tenant Background Check?

What Information is on a Tenant Background Check?

Remember its not always just about the bad stuff When we think about tenant background checks, we are conditioned to think that it’s only for uncovering negative material. But remember that the point to screening tenants is to find the right fit for your rental unit. So be prepared to see positive information that will…Read More