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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.

2019-11-25

Save Money By Doing An Energy Audit And Seven Easy Fixes

As a property owner, you should always be looking for ways to save money and to maximize profits. Raising the rent isn’t always an option. There lots of ways your profits vanish without you even knowing it, that’s why it’s a good idea to conduct an energy audit. Most tenants pay the utilities in their […]

2019-10-14

Learn How to Fend Off Exhaustion Being A Do it Yourself Landlord

The rental business can be lucrative and enjoyable, but it can also be a mental and physical drain if you let it. So how can you fend off exhaustion as a do it yourself landlord? If you started investing in rental properties for the passive income thinking it was going to be easy, you often […]

2019-07-12

When It’s Worth Renovating And Upgrading Your Rental

As a smart investor, you always should be looking for ways to improve cash flow, income stream, and to increase the value of the property. Taking the time to renovate can accomplish all three, but you must be willing to expose yourself to some financial risk and uncertainty. You’ll have the unit(s) vacant during construction, […]

2019-02-25

Maintenance Lessons Courtesy of the Polar Vortex

Winter is always a busy time for the Maintenance crew, and the kinds of work that need doing in the winter tend much more toward ‘emergency’ This year, Metro Detroit got really cold. The news pointed out on a couple of occasions that it was colder in Detroit than it was in Antarctica! And that […]

2018-10-08

The Challenge of Finding Contractors

Finding new talent in the real estate construction and maintenance business usually means some amount of trial and error. The head of the Maintenance Department chatted with me about the struggles that his Department is facing lately, and we realized after a bit of chatting that the majority of their problems come down to the […]

2018-09-17

How a Professional Landlord Manages Contractors: Like a BOSS

50% of workers say they’re not sure what’s expected of them in their job. Sounds crazy, but it’s true! The Royal Rose Properties Maintenance Department deals with an extraordinary range of contractors, from the down-and-dirty “Chuck with a truck” guys to professional builders who offer ALL the services – and charge you for all those […]

2018-04-23

DIY Landlord Tools: The Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist IV

There is nothing worse than wonky water temperature and water pressure that is much too hard or gentle. We’re finally reaching the last installment of our Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist. We feel we should point out, now that we’re near the end, that this checklist doesn’t include things that you would turn to a building inspector […]

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 […]

2018-03-02

Do It Yourself Water Damage Repairs (Guest Post)

Water may be essential to humans, but it can spell death for a home. When you purchase a home, it becomes your biggest asset or baby that needs a lot of care and attention. Sometimes things can happen to your property that are beyond your control. You are away on a trip, business or otherwise. […]

2018-01-15

Big Challenges of Property Management: Maintenance Edition

It may surprise you to learn that the biggest problems in Maintenance have nothing to do with houses.’. When it comes to property management, every phase of the cycle has its own unique challenges. This month, we’re going to ‘go deep’ on a few of the most challenging areas of our business, talk about what […]