Phoenix Property Management Blog

How to Screen for the Best Tenant for your Phoenix Rental Property | Management Tips

Service Star Realty - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It’s super-important to get good tenants in your rental property who pay rent on time and take care of the home so you don’t have any damage to deal with when they move out. Today, we are sharing a few pointers about screening so you can get the best tenant.  Read More


Service Star Realty - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Days on the market to find a tenant = 10 Days
Lease renewal rate to keep your tenant for another year = 73% Read More

Why my Property Manager needs to be Additional Insured

Service Star Realty - Monday, February 15, 2016

Insurance is provided as protection to prevent loss in the event of an unforeseen circumstance. No matter what sphere of insurance you are speaking of, the ultimate goal is immunity. As a Landlord you deserve a sense of wellbeing knowing that your Property Management Company is just as protected as you are. Read More

Who is living in my house?

Service Star Realty - Friday, January 29, 2016

A question frequently asked by home owners: “What are your criteria when approving applications?” Service Star Realty realizes placing the right tenant in your rental is one of the most important responsibilities we have as property managers: a good tenant will fulfill their lease term, give proper notice and allow us to plan for a shorter vacancy, they care enough about their credit to leave your property in good shape and pay their balance on their way out. Read More

No Heat Calls

Service Star Realty - Friday, January 15, 2016

After some research and realizing why we are receiving so many service calls on “No Heat” or “System is blowing cool air” and why most of these calls come in early morning or late nights, I have discovered the process of how the heat pump works: Read More

What will make my property rent faster?

Service Star Realty - Monday, January 11, 2016

Pricing: Yes, this is the obvious one. Pricing needs to be competitive for the specific neighborhood, area of town, or school district. Market analyses needs to consider not only what other homes rented for but also how long it took to rent them out. There are several different pricing techniques, however, Service Star finds that perhaps the most successful way to price a home is to list the property a little bit above the current market to capture all possible income for the property owner and then reduce the rent by $25.00 every week or so until we hit the “sweet spot” that gets our property rented still within reasonable time. Establishing a bottom line is advisable. Read More

Designations for Property Managers through NARPM

Service Star Realty - Sunday, January 03, 2016

Do you want some assurances that the property manager you hire has received some focused education and property management experience?  Read More

10% For Maintenance

Service Star Realty - Monday, December 07, 2015

How much do you as an investor need to budget on repairs and maintenance of your rental home? This can be one of the biggest unforeseen factors when you purchase an investment property and can make your investment a success as well as a disaster. Yes, it starts with the home inspection to make sure you will not have any immediate expenses, but we need to consider that maintenance is a necessary evil in a rental home not only as components of the home will eventually need to be replaced but because there will be a tenant living in it and using those components on a regular bases. Read More

Having the Proper Insurance for Property Investors

Web Admin - Thursday, May 01, 2014

Many real estate investors consider property insurance a necessary expense and while shopping for the lowest rate available, they often overlook what protection they truly need as a Landlord. Landlord policies are more complex and less standardized than Homeowner policies for owner occupied properties. That's why it is crucial that you understand what you need to purchase to mitigate coverage holes otherwise you risk losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Below is a list describing essential coverage options that you should include on every Landlord policy.  Read More


Web Admin - Friday, March 28, 2014

DANIEL BUTTERFIELD, Why You need a good property manager

KFYI Radio Show – December 15th, 2013 – 1st Hour Interviewing David Swaim from Service Star Realty. "Why you need a good property manager." Read More

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