Keeping the Competitive Edge in the Rental Market

A competitive edge can mean anything that an individual or organization does better when weighed against their competitors. In the rental market, the optimal goal is keeping the property rented and receiving a return on the investment. Rental property that lingers on...

Correcting a Negative Rental Reference

Rental property owners and potential tenants are in an industry that uses tenant screening protocols, background check services and credit reports. These important documents help to detect tenants who do not pay on time, tenants who may damage rental units that they...

Being the Social Media-Savvy Landlord

It seems that millions of people search the Internet daily, looking for a job, information or a place to live. Social media has become the number one marketing tool for businesses across the globe, including the real estate market. Landlords are using social media...

Validating the Tenant Reference

The potential tenant seems very likable. Like a nice and respectable working guy who will not give any landlord like yourself problems. You’d be happy to lease to him, right…? However, don’t we all put our best foot forward when trying to give a good impression?...

Tips on Writing a Tenant Reference Letter

Landlords get plenty of requests from their tenants that can be fulfilled in a reasonable amount of time to the satisfaction of all parties involved. But if you have ever been asked to write a reference letter, you know the great reluctance that can overwhelm you due...

The Honest Way to Give Reference for a Tenant

When a prospective new landlord seeks a reference on an old landlord’s past tenant, the referring former landlord must always give a fair and honest report on the tenant in question. The reporting landlord must remain cognizant of the various points of import to...