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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.

2019-11-11

Why Cash-For-Keys Can Be Better than Evicting

So, you have a nightmare tenant that you just want to get rid of! Though most property owners are all too familiar with the legal process of eviction, there is a viable alternative. If the seeds for eviction have been sown, “Cash for Keys” is a less intensive way to expedite the inevitable.  What is […]

2019-11-04

How To Make Extra Cash From Your Rental on Airbnb

Airbnb actually now has more listing than hotels have rooms! Short-term rentals have become a booming business for people looking to make a little extra money. Online platforms like Airbnb have seen an explosion of property owners listing their properties. The rapid growth stems from travelers now opting for short-term rentals over hotels for a […]

2019-10-21

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Rental Property

Most property owners have moved away from traditional advertising campaigns, like print ads, and have started using some form of social media to help drive traffic. With billions of regular users and dozens of tools and apps at your disposal, you need to implement the right social media strategy for maximum exposure.  Target Your Audience […]

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 […]

2019-09-23

Tired of Vacancy? Why Tenants Move & How to Keep Them

Tenants move because they can longer afford the rent, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your fault. It’s just the nature of things, people relocate for any number of reasons. The rental business is a constant ebb and flow. Sometimes, it’s out of your control, but there are ways to help retain tenants if you understand […]

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 […]

2019-09-09

Ways On How to Raise the Rent without the Blow-back

As a property owner you need to raise the rent to protect and improve your bottom line, but raising rents is never easy. It can be a delicate issue. Being too aggressive may cause tenant turnover, and you’ll incur costs associated with vacancy. On the other hand, as your fixed costs like maintenance, insurance and […]

2019-08-16

What Michigan Landlords Need to Know About Pot Legalization

Cannabis proponents are rejoicing the passage of the new law in Michigan that has legalized marijuana. Details still need to be hashed out, pun intended, but it makes cannabis, in all its forms legal for personal use. The state-wide law does give municipalities the right to restrict or ban shops in their communities but not […]

2019-03-18

Personnel Tales from a Detroit Property Manager: HR Edition

In the past, we’ve written posts about the challenges of dealing with owners, tenants, vendors, contractors, city inspectors and more. Well, we also have to deal with our own workers. So, we’d like to share a couple of stories with you about the things that happened to and with people we employ. Where Did They […]

2019-03-04

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possesion of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment or other lease violations. Each state has their own well-defined laws and procedures for evicting tenants. Failure to follow these correctly may result in money-costing delays and/or force a landlord to start the eviction process all over again. […]