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3 Ways to Find the Perfect Renter


Finding the perfect renter is a combination of savvy advertising, good interviewing skills and listening to that inner voice. Of course, in reality, there is no such thing as a perfect  renter. But these three methods are some of the best ways to generate applicant leads. Each method has its …

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3 Steps to Resolving Household Conflicts


When House Rules are broken, you’ll want to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.  As the landlord (and homeowner) it is your responsibility to insure that rules are being followed on a consistent basis.  But there are steps to resolving a open issue. Three Steps to Resolving Household Conflicts Confirm the …

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5 Pictures You Must Include in Your Craigslist Ad


Whether you like it or not, when you put an ad on Craigslist, you are in selling mode.  Ad is short for advertisement.  The pictures you put in your ad represent you as a landlord and your property.  You want to present the property in an attractive manner. Think of …

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5 Ways to Screen your next Renter


Screening a potential renter is about your comfort level.  If you want greater assurances that you are renting part of your home to someone of good character, you will take the time and expense to utilize each of these tools.  If your anxiety level is sub normal, then you will …

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Rules of the House


Contrary to the famous tongue in cheek saying, rules were not made to be broken.  Rules provide an environment of safety, peace and respect.  It is human nature for people to act in a self-centered manner.  Rules remind them that there are others in their circle for whom they need …

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The Disadvantages of Renting a Room in your Home


As with many good ideas, there are downsides or compromises to be made. The decision making process of any good idea requires balancing of both the pros and cons of course of action. Let’s take a moment to review the disadvantages of renting a room in your house. · There’s …

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7 Must Ask Questions for your Potential Renter

A reporter raises his hand to ask a question as U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, delivers an operational update on the state of affairs in Iraq during a press briefing at the Pentagon, June 4, 2010.  DOD photo by Cherie Cullen (released)

Getting your renter to talk is important.  The more you know about them, the better you will be at making a decision to find the right person.  Here are 12 Must Ask Questions in the interview. Where do you work? Finding out what they do will give you a sense …

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