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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.

2022-03-14

Calling Out Financially Dishonest Tenants: How to Catch Fake Pay Stubs

  Unfortunately, we live in a world where fake pay stubs exist.  If you’ve been a landlord for a while, you’ve probably come across a couple of these counterfeit documents during the application stage (or you’ve at least heard of someone else who has). The challenge is how to easily spot them, so you don’t […]

2022-03-07

Why Good Tenants Leave and How to Keep Them

  People come and go; it’s the natural order of life. But when it comes to your rental property, you don’t want people leaving—especially the quality tenants that took so long to find. Not only do quality renters pay their rent on time, keep the place clean, and avoid causing trouble, but they can also […]

2021-09-20

The Ultimate Real Estate Glossary: Letter O

Real estate can be a bit confusing when you’re new to the industry. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. The latest installment of our Ultimate Real Estate Glossary is here to guide you through real estate terminology. This non-exhaustive list of words is intended for landlords, property managers, and interested tenants to know […]

2021-07-05

The Ultimate Real Estate Glossary: Letter Gs

Welcome back to the Ultimate Real Estate Glossary!  Newcomers to real estate might find it a bit difficult to absorb all the language that goes with the industry. It can be overwhelming, but that’s why we’ve written this guide for you. It’s a comprehensive dictionary of real estate trade terms for new landlords to get […]

2020-07-13

The Limitations of Online Tenant Screening Tools

Online tenant screening tools are easy and relatively cheap to use, but are they giving you the best overview of tenants’ backgrounds and reliability in terms of maintaining the property and paying rents on time?  If you’re dealing with applicants with high credit scores, this probably won’t be an issue for you. On the other […]

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 […]