Property Management Blog

Monday, August 7, 2017

Should I Rent or Sell My Home? (Part 2)
Other than getting tax-free money from your investment property, you have other things that you can do with the appreciated property. While the current tax law may change with the Trump administration, the long-term capital gains tax is still at 15 percent. This means that any property that has been held for more than a year will only be ...

Monday, July 31, 2017

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing – Phoenix Rental Property Investment Advice
We are often asked how to get started in real estate investing. It really depends on what you want to accomplish, and today we’re helping you take the steps you need to begin investing in rental properties. Establish Your Investment GoalsThe best way to start is by establishing your goals and setting your expectations. Some people ...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Maintenance and Repairs 101: How to Handle Maintenance Issues for Your Phoenix Rental Property
Our experience providing property management in Phoenix has shown us that it’s very important to deliver good and fast maintenance service. Be responsive to your tenants because when it’s time to renew the lease, this will be a big factor in their decision. It is expensive for you when a tenant moves, so you want to make main...

Monday, July 17, 2017

What Types of Fees Can I Expect When Using a Property Management Company in Phoenix?
All of the fees you pay for professional property management in Phoenix are negotiable. Nothing is set in stone, and each company charges what they feel is right for their services. Today, we’re talking about how that works. Flat Fee or Percentage FeeSome management fees are flat fees, and others are a percentage of the gross month...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Why Tenants Prefer a Property Management Company – Phoenix Landlord Education
Tenants prefer working with a professional Phoenix property management company instead of self-managing owners. There are so many services we offer investors, and the hidden value you receive is that the best tenants are more attracted to properties managed by professional companies. There are several reasons for this. Maintenance Respon...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What Kind of Communication Can I Expect When Using a Property Management Company in Phoenix?
Communication is an important part of owning and managing rental property, and today we’re talking about what you can and should expect when it comes to communicating with your Phoenix property management company.   Set Communication Expectations EarlyCommunicating your preferences to your property manager is a good idea. It a...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What Does a Good Professional Property Management Company in Phoenix Do?
A good Phoenix property management company will perform many duties for its clients, and today we are talking about three of those most essential responsibilities.Increasing RevenuesThe best way to increase your revenues is to avoid vacancy. Vacancy will kill your profits faster than anything else. You want to rent your property quickly ...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Proper Way to Collect Rent on Your Phoenix Rental Property – Management Education
Phoenix property management includes collecting rent, and today we are talking about how to be very effective in collecting the rent on time every month. We’ll discuss late fees and the importance of consistency. Incorporate Late FeesIncorporate late fees in every lease agreement. The late fees you charge should be reasonable becau...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What Happens if My Tenant Damages my Phoenix Rental Property? Management Advice
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself against damage to your property. Today, we’re discussing the importance of talking to your tenants before they move in, inspections, and what kind of information you need to have on the application. Setting ExpectationsGo over every detail with the tenant when you’re revie...

Monday, May 29, 2017

R-22 is being phased out
From the Service Star Maintenance Director: After many seasons of working with various HVAC vendors I have seen the rise in cost on R-22 heating and cooling systems. After further research and corresponding with various companies I found this knowledgeable information. For the past four decades, the refrigerant R-22, also known as Freon, ...

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