Posts by BMG Rentals

5 Easy Holiday Decoration Tips for Renters

Help your renters feel festive this holiday season by sharing these tips on how to decorate for the holidays without violating the terms of their lease. Suction Solutions Putting lights around the perimeter of a window allows you to share a little illumination with the outside world. Instead of putting screw hooks in the frame around…

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Give Renters What They Want

The basic economics of any business involve a balance between supply and demand. As landlords, we spend much of our time thinking about supply. We constantly ask: Where should my properties be located? How many bedrooms and bathrooms should they have? What kind of flooring and lighting should I install? However, we less frequently address the demand…

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Making a Small Space More Desirable for Tenants

Capturing the tiny house trend will give your tenants more options when looking at a studio or small apartment.  These tiny dwellings will be more desirable if they are well organized and have extra usable storage space. From dual-purpose furniture to the clever use of tension rods, landlords can create plenty of room for tenants…

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How Often Can a Landlord Inspect a Rental Property?

Some tenants think that landlords only want to inspect a rental property so they can discover something, anything, in an effort to keep the security deposit. Most landlords aren’t looking for a way to get out of returning a security deposit when they inspect a rental property. They are merely keeping tabs on their investment.…

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Four Considerations When Buying Locks For Your Rental Property

Locks are a property’s first line of defense. They are a landlords, or property managers, way of assigning and revoking access. If someone moves out, they should not be able to get back into the property and when a new tenant arrives, they should have complete access to their new home. That requires having old…

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Why Your Busy Work Schedule May Actually Be Getting You Nowhere

There are multiple paths available to become successful. There are lists of characteristics of successful people, lists of daily tasks we should be trying to accomplish, and extensive lists of ways to be more productive. That’s a lot of stuff, especially for the newer real estate investor or entrepreneur. According to Gary Keller, the co-founder…

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How to Pay for College Using Real Estate

By Jaren David Barnes So there are some basic things about real estate you want to learn about before you go out and purchase your first investment property; however, we don’t have time to discuss those here.  With that said, what I’m going to show you is how using real estate — moreover, being a landlord —…

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Interviewing Property Managers: Finding the Right Fit

Finding the right property manager for your investment is not always easy, but it is essential for protecting your investment and generating a profit.  Some of the important factors to explore, and questions to ask before hiring a property management company are:   Ask them to tell you their collection/eviction process. How long does it…

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Assessing Your Risk Profile

Every investment can be thought of in terms of a simple gamble. You’re going to put X on the table and play a game, and you’re going to walk away with Y. If Y is greater than X, you win!   We see risk-takers being lauded as the “movers and shakers” of the world. People…

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