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Welcome to the Logical Property Management Blog. Below you'll find blog posts specific to Property Owners or Tenants to learn more about how we work and what you should be looking for.

2019-09-16

Criminal Records, What You Can And Can’t Ask.

Landlords do have a great deal of control over who they decide to rent to … but there are lots of rules and regulations that need to be adhered to. These rules and regulations change from time to time, so landlords need to stay up on them as ignorance is not an excuse. A lot […]

2018-11-19

Target Market Segments with Your Rental Ads, Part II

Flesh out the ideal renter that you visualize as you write and market your listing. Last week, we defined what exactly a ‘target market segment’ was, and also talked a bit about the relationship between features, benefits, and market segments. Now we’re going to tell you exactly how to pick out market segments for your […]

2018-11-12

Target Market Segments with Your Rental Ads, Part I

Understanding your target market will help you know how to cater to your prospects. If you want your rental advertisement to really be successful, you have to stand out from the sea of other similar rental advertisements in the minds of your readers. One of the best ways to do that is to make the […]

2018-11-05

Good Advertising Pictures – Show Off Your Rental!

Good pictures are worth thousands of good advertising copy. A first impression ALWAYS lasts, and that applies to the first impression your rental property makes on the public. How would you give the best first impression? That’s right, it’s right there in the title: with GOOD PICTURES. You literally never get a second chance to […]

2018-10-01

The ‘Emergency Marketing’ Dilemma

Yes, we’re doing more much more than put a “for rent” sign on your property. Recently, our Marketing Department had an interesting interaction with an owner whose rental unit just wasn’t moving, for reasons that no one could control. The owner asked us if we could do anything extra in terms of emergency marketing to […]

2018-08-06

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Minimum-Effort Landlording

To achieve more free time and not be tied to a demanding landlording job, you’ll do yourself a favor by building your systems now. One of the benefits of being a do-it-yourself or DIY landlord is that you get to choose just how much time and energy you want to put into landlording – obvious […]

2018-07-09

Getting Tenants (Or Anyone Else) to Do What You Want, Pt. I

If someone uses the carrots/sticks reward system to make you do something, they try to make you do it partly by offering you rewards and partly by threatening you. The common view of ‘how to modify someone else’s behavior’ in American culture is that it’s comprised of two basically equal parts: carrots (rewards for doing […]

2018-06-04

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Screening Tenants with Social Media

Any prospective tenant can act like the best tenant in the world during the initial walk-through. Part of being a good landlord is being able to discern the truth in a situation where everyone you talk to has powerful motivations to hide the truth and/or openly lie. And while you can get by on the […]

2018-04-16

DIY Landlord Tools: The Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist III

An immaculate kitchen will produce a positive first impression on renters. Royal Rose Properties put together a rent-ready checklist that are important for certain rooms in the house such as the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and even closets. Our massive list of everything a house needs to be rent-ready continues this week with the checkslists […]

2018-04-09

DIY Landlord Tools: The Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist II

Having a checklist provides a systematic way to inspect the home for any outstanding issues. We’re going forward today with the most complete rent-ready checklist around, and this time, we’re doing the basics: things that every room needs, and things that every house as a whole needs as well. Each and Every Room Needs (Where […]