Landlord Fined For Too Many Tenants (Podcast #402)

In this episode, Podcast Host & Community Manager at RentPrep, Andrew Schultz, chats about a landlord that was fined over $10,000 for having too many tenants occupying a rental property. How do you handle an unresponsive tenant? We’ll go over the process for managing a tenant that just won’t respond to your messages and you…Read More

Interview With Roofstock’s Devin Redmond (Podcast #401)

 In this episode, Podcast Host & Community Manager at RentPrep, Andrew Schultz, interviews Devin Redmond of Roofstock. Redmond currently serves as the Director of Content Strategy. Find out more about 1031 exchanges, what to pay for cash for keys, how to return security deposits, 1099-MISCs and so much more.  Listen in to the latest…Read More

what is a gross lease

For Landlords: What Is A Gross Lease In Real Estate?

As a landlord, it’s common to use different types of leases. Understanding how each of those leases work, their intended uses, and what precautions to take is key to long-term success. What is a gross lease in the real estate and rental business, and how can you utilize this lease type in your own business?…Read More

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What Is A Pet Screening For Rentals? (Landlord Guide)

Landlords who allow pets do so under specific regulations that protect their properties, and pet screening is a big part of how these landlords succeed. Without a pet interview or screening, landlords may accept tenants with pets that aren’t a good fit for the property. The relationship between landlord and tenant needs to include the…Read More

Interview With Vitaliy Volpov (Podcast #399)

 Andrew Schultz (00:00:01): Hi, everyone. Welcome back to Rent Prep for Landlords. This is part of our interview series. I’m Andrew Schultz, community manager here at Rent Prep. I’m also a real estate broker in the state of New York with over 14 years of experience in the investment property and investment property and…Read More

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How To Calculate Travel Expenses For Rental Property

There are a lot of numbers to keep track of in the rental industry. From vacancy rates to rent averages, numbers are a constant source of information and wealth generation. But there’s one number that some landlords forget to keep their eyes on: mileage for rental property management. Tracking travel expenses for rental property management,…Read More

Double Deposits: How To Charge (Podcast #398)

This week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, goes over when to start considering charging double the amount for a deposit. Now that we’re in 2023, it’s becoming more and more popular to start digitizing leases. Find out the best places to create, manage and monitor your digital leases. Last, but…Read More

how to list property on zillow

How To List On Zillow: Getting Started On The Site

Whether you’re advertising your rental properties or selling off one of your investments, knowing how to list on Zillow is essential. This listing site has become one of the most popular. You want to be sure that you are reaching all potential renters and buyers, and your listing needs to be on Zillow for this…Read More

Review: TransUnion SmartMove Report

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