Best Ways For Renters To Save Money

by Administrator 26. February 2018 13:47

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How To Make Your Home More Inviting

by Administrator 21. February 2018 07:50


How To Attract Quality Tenants

by Administrator 16. February 2018 14:32

Any property owner who aims to maximize profits from their rental property would know that the best way to do so is by attracting high quality tenants. Tenants are usually keen on finding a property that looks visually appealing, is at a good location and is appropriately priced. Here are some pro-approved tips for attracting quality tenants.

1. Determine Your Target Market
In order to attract the right kind of tenants, it is important to be very clear on what your target market is. Are you looking for a family, student, an elderly couple, animal lover etc.? Prepare your property according to your target audience after considering what would appeal them. This way, you will attract tenants who are likely to stay longer.

2. An Impressive Listing

Prospective tenants usually check out internet listings when looking for a rental property. So creating an impressive listing is crucial in helping you get quality tenants. When writing a listing for your property, make sure it is descriptive and informative but at the same time concise and to the point. Pay special attention to the headline. It should be captivating. Also ensure that details of how to get in touch with you are clearly mentioned.

3. High Quality Pictures
Tap into the power of visuals to attract great tenants. Do this by representing your property in the listings with the help of beautiful high quality photos. Take close-up shots of the special spots such as an attractive entryway, flowers on the sidewalk, a swimming pool, a local library nearby etc. The pictures should be targeted towards the audience you are interested in.

4. Online Reputation
There are high chances that potential tenants will look for online reviews before shortlisting a rental property of their choice. A positive online image is likely to catch their attention faster. Request previous tenants to write positive reviews about your property. Always work towards providing your tenants with positive experiences in future as well to keep the goodwill going.

5. Conduct Regular Maintenance
Regularly maintaining rental property keeps it impressive at all times. Invest in some landscaping and cleaning services from time to time. With regular upkeep, there are fewer chances of things breaking down in the long term, thus saving your time and energy. It also helps while conducting a showing as you don’t have to stress about thoroughly cleaning and staging it. You are always prepared for an impromptu showing.

6. Thorough Screening
Screening tenants gives property owners important insights about their background, credibility and income. It becomes easier to judge whether the prospective tenant will be worthwhile or not. Try contacting previous landlords and references to know more about the tenants.

7. Provide Add-Ons
Add-ons are a sure way of making your property more desirable. Examples of add-ons are built-in wardrobes, air conditioning system, dishwashers, heating etc. Add-ons are high yielding long term investments.

8. Effective Communication
Communication plays a pivotal role in attracting quality tenants. Tenants prefer property owners who are approachable. Being able to answer their queries helps them visualize themselves in that place. More knowledge about the place will surely increase their interest in staying there.

We, at John Reider Properties offer a myriad of real estate services. For more information, visit 455 E. Central Texas Expwy, Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 699 – 8300.

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Things To Consider While Hunting For A House

by Administrator 29. January 2018 06:30

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Checklist When Moving Out Of Your Rental Home

by Administrator 25. January 2018 07:45

Moving out of a rental house entails certain responsibilities and rights. As a responsible tenant, you should leave the property in best condition possible for the next tenant. You should also avail your right to get back the initial deposit paid to the property owner. Here is a concise checklist to help you stay on top of the game when moving out of a rental accommodation:

• Gather Your Documents - The first thing you should do when you are considering to move out of a rental accommodation is to gather all necessary documents such as tenancy agreement, move-in inventory report, receipts of your rental payments, receipts of repairs and maintenance that you paid for etc. Review these documents and cancel any active subscriptions and services.

• Notice - Every lease agreement contains a clause regarding giving a notice to the property owner before moving out. Take a look at your lease and make sure you give a written notice to the property owner at the right time which is usually 30 days prior to moving out.

• Clear All Your Dues - Re-check your obligations towards the property owner and clear dues if any. This could be in the form of pending rent or maintenance fee.

• Clean-Up - Clean up the house to a point of perfection. Ensure that you do not leave traces of trash or a nasty mess. It is a good idea to hire a cleaning expert for the job. Remove cobwebs, vacuum window treatments, clean the floor, re-paint faded wooden items, get rid of scrapes and scratches on walls, paint them if necessary, wash the insides of kitchen and bathroom cabinets etc.

• Final Inspection - When you are done prepping the house for moving out, schedule a pre-move out inspection with the property owner. Refer to the inspection checklist you received at the time of moving in. Get a copy of the final inspection for yourself.  Leave the keys at management office and don’t forget to get a receipt for same.

• Winding Up - On the moving day, take the readings of gas, electricity and water meters. Photograph them for proof of final readings. Shut gas and water valves, appliances and also the main power switch. Ensure that all the doors and windows are locked. Photograph questionable areas to have proof of their condition when moving out.

• Written Notice - When you are done with all the formalities related to moving out, send a written notice to your property owner requesting for a return of your initial deposit.

• Change Your Address - Intimate your property owner about your new address as that’s the address on which you will receive your security deposit. Get it changed with the post office and other institutions.
We, at John Reider Properties offer residential properties on rent to our clients. For more information, visit 455 E. Central Texas Expwy, Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 699 – 8300.

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Home Improvement Techniques

by Administrator 23. January 2018 07:17

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Checklist For Tenants

by Administrator 27. December 2017 06:22

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Tips for Choosing the Right Tenant for Your Rental

by Administrator 15. December 2017 12:09

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Managing A Large Rental Property

by Administrator 6. December 2017 14:16

A great deal of time and effort goes into managing a large rental property. While some property owners prefer managing their rental properties by themselves, others prefer to hire a professional rental property manager.

Repairs and maintenance, landscaping, rent collection, advertizing, finding tenants, etc. all come within the ambit of property management. Here are some great tips that will help you manage your large rental property effectively and economically.

  1. Smart Landscaping - Landscaping is a major part of maintaining your property as it adds to your rental property’s appeal. However, you should try to make landscaping strategic and time saving. Plant lots of trees, flowers & shrubs and keep the lawns small for easier maintenance. Fire pits & small fountains are a great way to beautify the exteriors of your house and also they demand less maintenance. Plan your exteriors in such a way that you keep your tenants happy and minimize your workload. That’s what smart landscaping is all about.
  2. Tractor Power - Tractors are highly versatile and efficient machines when it comes to large rental properties. They are very powerful and can tackle a major chunk of maintenance work in the least amount of time. A tractor with a high horsepower is something you must invest in for mowing, clearing bushes, ploughing, spreading fertilizer, etc.
  3. Delegate - Managing large rental property involves delegation of duties. You must understand the value of sharing responsibilities for maximum efficiency. If landscaping is not your forte, hire a landscaper, sit back and watch your property transform. The same goes for technical jobs like plumbing, electric jobs, heating issues, other repairs and renovations. Delegate these jobs to experts and save your time.
  4. Secure Your Property - Installing a reliable security system to protect your rental property is an intrinsic part of managing it. Wireless security systems are inexpensive and easy to install. There are other options like magnetic door alarms and knob-touch alarm systems.
  5. Regular Maintenance - There’s no way around regular maintenance. You have to be disciplined and consistent with it and maintain a schedule for the same. Get timely checkups of major systems by planning in advance. Schedule the checkups with professionals like plumbers, electricians, a lawn mower, etc. and follow up. Nipping a problem in the bud will save you from high repair costs and give you peace of mind.
  6. Hire A Professional Property Manager - If managing large rental property by yourself seems overwhelming, professional property managers can come to your rescue and manage everything on your behalf. They can advertize for you, conduct host showings, collect rent, manage your rent, take care of repairs, landscaping, etc. These professionals are well trained at the job and know how to manage large rental properties in a way that saves time, energy and money.

We, at John Reider Properties offer property management services to our clients. For more information, visit 455 E. Central Texas Expwy, Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 699 – 8300.

What Does A Property Management Team Do?

by Administrator 28. November 2017 08:15

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