How to Write a Winning Rental Application

In today’s tight rental housing market, odds are that there will be intense competition for the property you want to rent. Realtors and landlords seldom take a first-come, first-served approach anymore. Instead, they carefully screen applicants personally. The savvy renter can get a literal foot in the door with the right rental application. Here [...]

Questions to Ask Before Downsizing

So, you never imagined that your home could be too big… but it has started to feel that way. You are not alone. Americans of all ages and from all walks of life consider downsizing every year. Here are some of the most common reasons to downsize: Maintenance time: new work and personal responsibilities [...]

2021-02-22T16:23:20-05:00February 19th, 2021|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

Promoting Positive Landlord-Tenant Relations

All relationships, whether personal or professional, are based on mutual trust and respect. Both landlords and tenants benefit from cordial rapport based on those tenets. For the former, it brings consistency and predictability, factors essential to financial interactions. For the latter, it fosters a stable home environment and makes for a happier, less stressful [...]

2021-02-22T16:18:28-05:00January 28th, 2021|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

Add Curb Appeal to Your Rental Property

We all know the importance of first impressions. This is especially true if you are a landlord looking to attract new tenants. Prospective tenants are more likely to want to see the inside of a property if the outside is appealing. Potential renters want to be able to imagine what their lives living in [...]

2020-10-29T14:37:31-04:00October 28th, 2020|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

How to Find a Walkable Neighborhood

Wide-open spaces, the gentle breeze, real human interaction – most of us have begun to truly appreciate their worth in 2020. Swapping screen time for street time can also improve your overall health and wellness. Of course, finding a walkable neighborhood can be an uphill climb in itself. We make it easy with this [...]

Creating the Perfect Home Office in a Small Space

2020 has taken it upon itself to become the year of work from home (WFH). Change and discomfort go hand in hand, though, and most of us have struggled to sync our work routines within our homes. The solution may be simpler than you think - a small but deliberately designed WFH space can [...]

2020-05-27T17:57:28-04:00April 28th, 2020|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

Dealing with Difficult Tenants

Even with thorough tenant screenings and contract agreements, if you are a landlord you can still wind up with problem tenants. At some point in your career you may need to evict a tenant, but steps can be taken to solve conflict before an eviction notice is necessary. Learning how to deal with bad [...]

2020-04-10T17:34:11-04:00February 28th, 2020|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

Conducting a Fall Inspection of Your Rental Property

With fall around the corner, now is the best time for rental property owners to carry out inspections. The resulting damage of inclement weather can detract from your investment, but fortunately damages can be avoided by preparing in advance. Investors should use this time to ensure their properties are safe for the upcoming months. [...]

2019-12-27T17:34:14-05:00August 29th, 2019|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

Landlord Liability 101

Spring is just around the corner! However, with warmer weather and longer days comes an increased risk of injury as people become more active in and around their homes. As a landlord, what are your obligations when a tenant or their guest is injured on your property? There is no black-and-white answer – it depends [...]

2019-10-01T13:03:15-04:00February 25th, 2019|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

Move over, Millennials … Generation Z is Entering the Housing Market

A new group is making their entrance into the housing market. Generation Z - those born between 1995 and 2010 - comprises 21 percent of the American population (totaling 66.3 million people). They are beginning to enter the housing market as renters, and here are some of the amenities they are looking for in their [...]

2019-10-01T13:03:23-04:00December 7th, 2018|Property Management in Montgomery County, MD|

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