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What Kinds of Prospects Match Your Home?

Different Tenants Have Different Wants and Needs — Play To That The Detroit Metropolitan area is home to an amazing variety of homes. From the classic turn-of-the-century Bungalow and Cape Cod to the Craftsman and Colonial homes of the ’20s and ’30s to the Ranch styles of the ’50s and ’70s, you can find almost […]


Smoke and Mirrors: Are E-Cigarettes Better For Your Property Than Regular?

If It Looks Like a Smoke, and It Smells Like a Smoke… E-cigs — electronic cigarettes — aren’t exactly new, but they’re becoming a popular-enough alternative to ‘normal’ smoking that they’re starting to become almost as commonplace, especially in places where smoking is banned. How do Electronic Cigarettes Work? E-cigarettes use water vapor with nicotine, […]


The Five Kinds of Upset Tenants

You Won’t Like Them When They’re Angry. If you work in any public-facing role in any company that deals with a lot of clients or customers every day, it’s only a matter of time before you come across some truly irate individuals. It doesn’t matter if your product and your customer service are literally the […]


Where Are Your Renters Moving Out To? Other Rental Properties!

So Why Aren’t They Just Staying Where They Are? Every month, hundreds of thousands of leases end around the nation, and hundreds of thousands of renting families have to decide whether they’re ready to move into an owned home or whether they’re going to keep renting. Most of them are choosing to remain in the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Summer is Heating Up the Metro Detroit Rental Market

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Property Owner in Detroit Just nine months ago, the news cycle around Detroit had several reports out assuring everyone that it was much better to buy a home in Detroit than it was to rent here. It put a tiny bit of a damper on the […]


The Incredible Influence of Online Reputation

A company called BrightLocal, late last year, released a survey of how people interact with customer reviews, and the results were interesting enough that when I stumbled upon it, I decided I had to share. Different people have had a lot of different takeaways from reading the survey, but the lesson that I learned is […]


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 […]

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