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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.

2014-05-09

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 […]

2014-01-04

A Landlord’s New Years Resolutions

You know, the ones that you should actually keep. Welcome to the fresh new year, with new beginnings all around. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been planning your New Year’s resolutions since just after you finished telling everyone what you were thankful for several weeks ago. Around here, the New Years resolutions look something […]

2013-12-21

The Power of Great Relationships (With Your Tenants)

If You Can’t Rent To the One You Love, Love the One You Rent To. Ask any successful entrepreneur who has been in business for more than a couple of years, and they’ll tell you: it’s cheaper and easier to keep an existing client than it is to find a new one. The same applies […]

2013-12-07

How to Handle an Emergency At Your Rental

However unlikely, you need to be prepared! Real emergencies are thankfully rare, but they do occasionally happen — and when they do, you need to be prepared and act accordingly to avoid making the problem worse, minimizing your liability exposure and taking care of your tenants. The most efficient way to handle an emergency is […]

2013-11-30

4 Simple Tricks that Make Being a Landlord a Little More Profitable

Landlords that get creative are landlords that keep tenants and make more money! Being a landlord is hardly all sitting down and raking in profits because you’re nice enough to let someone else live in your house — there’s a lot of work involved! Keeping your tenants in your properties and paying on time are […]

2013-10-12

Who Is Your Best Ally in Fighting Crime at Your Properties?

You may be surprised to learn it’s your tenants! There’s no such thing as a neighborhood with no crime. There are neighborhoods with less reported crime, and there are those areas that are plainly high-crime neighborhoods — but no matter where your property is located, you’re eventually going to have to deal with crime. If […]

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