real-estate-investments
Sep 18 2018

PropertyZar – Hedging Your Real Estate Investments

Hedge Your Real Estate Investments Real estate has been experiencing some phenomenal returns over the past several years. Even the stock market has been a long running bull market. Several factors play into this. Low interest rates as well as low inventory have benefited the real estate market. Anyone who has studied markets understand that

raise-rents
Sep 16 2018

PropertyZar – Should You Raise Rents

Raising rents is a question we see a lot. Should you or shouldn’t you. For those landlord’s or property managers that do raise rents, 2-4% seem to be the typical range. Good Tenants If you have good tenants who take care of your property, pay on time and all-around good tenants, raising their rent may

propertyzar-vs-rentec-price-comparison
Sep 11 2018

How PropertyZar compares to Rentec Direct?

PropertyZar vs Rentec– Over the past several months we have been receiving numerous inquiries on how we compare to Rentec. In the past, PropertyZar has been compared to some of the other larger platforms such as Appfolio, Buildium and Yardi. With the influx of inquiries for comparison to Rentec, we realized it was our pricing

bad-tenants
Aug 31 2018

PropertyZar – Dealing With Bad Tenants

If you have been a landlord or property manager for any amount of time, you have experienced both good and bad tenants. We wish that all tenants would be great, but the fact is some are not. Warning Signs of Bad Tenants First, to help minimize the chances of getting a bad tenant, property owners

tenant-management
Aug 20 2018

How to Retain Tenants

Let’s face it. Obtaining tenants can be expensive and time consuming. Consider the marketing expense, time to process applications, run background screening, verify information, the time it takes to ‘show’ your properties etc., the TAC (tenant acquisition cost) can be high. What’s worst is many property managers or landlords don’t even know what their TAC

security-deposit
Aug 16 2018

What To Do With The Security Deposit?

So how should you handle security deposits? Most states have rules regarding handling security deposits. Some states even prevent allowing the security deposit to be used as the last rent. it’s good practice to not mix security deposits and rent monies. A good Commercial property management software will have the ability to keep deposits separate from

property-management
Aug 14 2018

Are People Skills Important for Property Managers?

Should you care about possessing people skills as a property manager? After all, how important is it really? People skills are not industry specific. Whether you are a commercial property manager or residential property manager, people are people. Business tenants will be the same as residential tenants when it comes time to the ideas below.

flying-by-instruments
Aug 11 2018

Property Managers and Flying By Instruments

There’s a saying that “Altitude is the pilot’s friend” Altitude provides the pilot more time in the event that something goes wrong. They have more time to troubleshoot and correct the problem. If they can’t correct the problem, they have time to call for assistance, stabilize their descent and worst case, locate a suitable crash