Top 10 Android Apps for Real Estate Professionals

Yesterday we covered the top 10 iPhone apps for real estate professionals. Today we are focusing on the top 10 Android apps.   Realtor Price: Free Like stated yesterday with the iPhone app version, Realtor is one of the best apps for real estate because it was developed out of the National Association for Realtors [...]

Top 10 iPhone Apps for Real Estate Professionals

Having your smart phone on hand can make your job much easier. You just need to know the possibilities. This week, we are discussing the best real estate apps for iPhones, Androids, and Windows Phone users. Today, we are starting with iPhone apps. Here are the top 10 iPhone apps for real estate that you [...]

How to Find A Good Remodeling Contractor

With real estate sales growing and property rentals filling up right now, it is harder now to find a good contractor. If you need your listing or rental refurbished a bit before landing a prospect, here are some strategic tips to find a contractor who fits your needs:   Word-of-Mouth Ask your group of friends [...]

How to Make Your Property “Green”

Making your rental property “green” is easier than you think. More and more landlords are going green with their properties. And even more and more don’t know where to begin. Here are some tips to get you started:   Reduce Flow Replacing your faucets and toilets with low-flow faucets and toilets can reduce water usage [...]

3 Things to Consider After A Property Fire

Most landlords see fires as uncommon occurrences. But that doesn’t mean fires cannot possibly occur. Best case scenario, nobody gets hurt. Property is replaceable, lives are not. Take a look at these things to consider in the aftermath of a fire.   Health and Safety The number one thing to remember after a fire is [...]

5 Reasons Why Landlords Should Hire A Property Manager

A property manager can be a great asset to your real estate or rental business. However, they are expensive. So make your decision wisely. If you are debating to hire a property manager or not, see the factors below:   To Lighten Responsibilities If you have many rental properties or many responsibilities, or both, then [...]

Should You Allow Pet Owners As Tenants?

Renting out property is time-consuming enough as it is. Pets are just one additional factor that many landlords do not have time to deal with, which is understandable if you have property that is easily damaged. However, it might be to your advantage to allow pet owners as tenants. But this is all a case-by-case [...]

We Warned You That Your Online Data Wasn’t Safe

Have YOU been affected by the Heartbleed bug? Yes, either directly or indirectly! We’ve been warning for quite some time now that your online data IS NOT safe! Now comes the Heartbleed bug… My passwords have been compromised???   This is a major problem that affects nearly everyone. For the past two years the SSL [...]

The Master Checklist Every Landlord Needs

No matter how long you have been in this business, mistakes happen. Every good landlord should have a checklist of items needed before a tenant moves in. Here we have a sample 3-part checklist for you to use! Some items may not apply to your business or your properties (i.e. property items like sheds). You [...]

US Tax Court Ruling Can Save Real Estate Professionals Millions

As a real estate professional, you most likely already know that you can deduct as many rent losses as you would like and you do not need to pay the 3.8% net investment income tax on your income. You can save on taxes whether you make or lose money. And just last week, it got [...]