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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.

2014-07-26

Property Managers Wear a Lot of Hats

Fedoras, Babushkas, Yarmulkes, Bonnets…wait… Becoming a landlord isn’t for the weak of will or the faint of heart. Late night maintenance calls, knotty legal issues, abusive tenants, and immense amounts of detailed and meticulous paperwork are referred to as “last week.” And as part and parcel of the process, your clients — the owners whose […]

2014-07-19

Avoiding Vacancies By Caring Enough to Lead

This Is Why Everyone Always Told You To Do Something You Love Doing Leadership isn’t a rank you achieve — it’s a choice you make. Anyone can be a leader, because the thing that defines a leader is the decision to look out for the people around you and do what needs to be done […]

2014-07-12

How to Manage Aging Residents Appropriately

Old School! There are certain risks that come with having elderly tenants in a rental under your management. Some of those risks — like suddenly losing a tenant to a catastrophic medical incident — are relatively obvious, but many are more subtle. One of the nastiest traps comes from what seems to be a simple […]

2014-06-21

Calling A Drone Strike On Your Tenants

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently legally required to formulate laws allowing and supporting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in domestic airspace by September 2015. Cutting-edge companies like Amazon are already exploring programs that will enable them to take advantage by using ‘drone delivery’ for light packages to addresses near warehouses. So […]

2014-06-07

How to Take Advantage of Energy Incentives

Energy rebates and incentives are out there. Intelligent people who apply themselves to finding and applying for them can save themselves a lot of money — but it often seems like the only way to stumble across them is by meeting someone who already knows where to look. That’s because they come from a wide […]

2014-05-09

13 Things to Bring With You When You Show a Property to a Prospect

If You’re Superstitious, You Can Bring The Febreeze and The Candle There are lot of different ways to screen tenants, but one of the best (and least understood) ways to ‘screen’ is to attract the highest-quality prospects you can in the first place. There are a few solid techniques for doing so — setting a […]

2014-04-12

Recycling: Should You Be Doing It On Your Properties?

‘A recycling program for tenants’ does not mean bringing your old tenants back to rent again. According to the EPA, some 75% of all solid waste could be recycled, but less than half that actually is. As Americans focus more and more on ‘greening’ their lives, recycling is turning into something that people are actively […]

2014-03-15

Using Modern Technology to Get Rent Paid on Time

Can your smartphone get tenants to pay ontime? Maybe, maybe not — but their smartphone sure can! Property managers, including DIY’s, can get pretty busy — and one of the most delicate yet important parts of our job comes at the beginning of every month as we make sure that each of our tenants pays […]

2014-03-01

The Most Cost-Effective Renovations for Improving Property Values

Location, Curb Appeal, Value for Dollar, Location. That’s more like it. No matter what they want to tell you, it’s not just ‘location, location, location’ anymore. People looking for new homes are actually looking at the home itself these days, not just where it’s located. The term ‘curb appeal’ took off in the 80s, and […]

2014-01-11

Writing Your Own Lease Agreement: The Devil’s In The Details

Your lease should make life easier on you and on your tenants. If you’ve ever had reason to pay attention, you’d notice that most of the sizeable property management firms around Detroit use their own lease agreements. Why? Simple: because as you manage more and more properties, you come across more and more circumstances that […]