SmartMove Review: An Industry Expert’s Analysis

SmartMove is one of TransUnion’s tenant screening products. TransUnion is one of three major credit bureaus along with Experian and Equifax. In this SmartMove review, we will discuss the pros and the cons of their tenant screening product. This article will refer to the SmartMove product as the TransUnion Full Credit Report. Before we begin,…Read More

Rental Property Deductions

Tax Deductions For Rental Property: Write-Offs For Landlords

Every landlord and real estate investor who owns rental property carries responsibility for paying their taxes each year. This is an overwhelming process for many, and it’s easy to miss out on substantial money-saving deductions. However, missing out on essential rental property tax deductions knocks down your business profits. Deductions consider your business’s expenses when…Read More

RentPrep Podcast #397

When To Start Advertising Rentals (Podcast #397)

This week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, goes over when you should start advertising your rental property. What happens when a tenant refuses to get rid of a rental appliance? We’ll review how to handle appliances correctly if they are under rent control. Last, but not least, we’ve got the…Read More

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Commercial Landlord Responsibilities (A Guide For Landlords)

When someone says ”landlord,” most people think of residential landlords. Indeed,  most landlords work with residential investments before considering commercial properties due to the difference in cost. But do you know what commercial lease landlord responsibilities are involved when changing to commercial work? Many rental property investors are unfamiliar with commercial landlord responsibilities or leases…Read More

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Should You Use A Property Management App? (Landlord Guide)

One of the biggest obstacles landlords face in their line of work is a need for more time. Being as a landlord means that you may also be working as a property manager, handyman, and even a rental broker. Take back some of your time with a landlord property management app. Property management apps provide…Read More

RentPrep Podcast #396

Zillow Fair Market Values: What To Know (Podcast #396)

In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, goes over basic landlord responsibilities including property maintenance. The NY rent assistance program could come to an end here soon. We’ll go over everything you need to know about the upcoming changes. Are the fair market values for rent on Zillow reliable?…Read More

Guide To Appliances In A Rental Property

With every rental property, landlords must consider maintaining each part of the unit, from the walls and windows to the electrical and plumbing systems. One significant area that landlords deal with is the rental unit’s appliances. Because there is no single approach to appliances—from providing them in the first place to keeping an inventory or…Read More

RentPrep Podcast #395

When Tenants Fail To Move In (Podcast #395)

In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about tenants that signed a lease agreement, but then inform the landlord they won’t be moving in because they’ve found another property. What do you do? Emergency funds are a thing to have when owning a rental property. Find out just…Read More

how to start a property management company

Starting A Property Management Company: How To Succeed

Property management is an essential business for many in the rental industry. Landlords and tenants work with property managers on both sides, making their role necessary. If you’re ready to learn how to start a property management company and get involved in this thriving market, today’s your day to know more. Running a property management…Read More

RentPrep Podcast #394

Reimbursing Tenants: What To Know (Podcast #394)

In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about reimbursing tenants. In this specific case, we’ll talk about a renter with a running toilet that now wants to be reimbursed for the water bill. How do you keep stray cats away from your property? Find out how to harmlessly…Read More