Verandah Central Florida Blog

Should Orlando Investors Make Renters Insurance Mandatory? Absolutely!

Verandah Properties - Thursday, January 23, 2020

As a landlord, you may worry about the possibilities of water or fire damage in your rental properties—but there are other costs when tragedies strike your Orlando rental properties. When your tenants lose their belongings in a disaster, they may seek damages through your insurance via a lawsuit. 

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How to Professionally Handle Tenant Evictions as a Landlord in Central Florida

Verandah Properties - Thursday, November 14, 2019

One of the rough sides of landlord work is when you have a tenant who causes persistent problems through violations of your lease agreement. This situation could involve disruptive behavior that affects the neighbors, destruction of property, or merely many late—or missing—rent payments.

The truth is that no one wants to go through an eviction—including a landlord. It is in everyone's best interest for clear communication to be offered at every step of the way. The goal, at all points, is to resolve the issue that prompts the eviction without going to court—but to be willing to follow through on your statements if the tenant chooses not to change his or her behavior. Here are some steps to follow as you pursue a resolution. However, remember that this doesn't substitute for legal advice: your particular situation, influenced by state and local laws, could require a different approach.

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How to Care for Your Daytona Rental Property Year-Round: A Landlord's Guide

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Keeping your property looking great and in good repair all year requires an understanding of the kinds of issues that can arise at your Daytona rental. By getting ahead on your maintenance and making sure that your properties are safe and well-kept, you inspire confidence in your tenants. Your property will also require fewer significant repairs if you keep up with routine maintenance on appliances and other items.

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What You Need to Know About Screening Tenants Effectively and Legally in Central Florida

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, September 26, 2019

When you get applications from potential tenants to rent your property in Orlando or Clermont, it can be easy to jump the gun. After all, every day is a day of vacancy until you get a tenant in the property and paying you rent. However, due diligence is strongly advised for new tenants, especially if you are a reasonably inexperienced landlord. Many of the tenants who cause problems for landlords have had these problems in the past with other landlords. A careful, legal screening process can help you to select well from the applications you've received.

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How to Give Your Listing Photos the 'Wow!' Factor

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, September 19, 2019

While potential tenants will skim what you write for your rental listing, the place their eyes will linger is on the photographs. If you upload dim, blurry, or otherwise unattractive photos for your listing, the chances are good that great tenants won't give you a fair chance. Why not invest in a little extra photography and reap the rewards for years to come in the form of consistent, large applicant pools from which to screen the perfect tenants for your property in the Orlando area? As a Central Florida landlord, you'll be glad you chose to level up your photography.

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How to Make Your Property Listings Shine for YOUR Central Florida Rental Property

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, September 12, 2019

"You never get a second chance at a first impression."

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Daytona Property ManagerS Know Listing Photos Matter In The Daytona Area

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, August 8, 2019

High-Quality Listing Photos Really ARE Worth a Thousand Words!

When your potential tenants are scrolling through a long list of possible places to live in Daytona, it's no wonder that their eyes start to glaze over as they read vast fields of text—where do you think they end up focused after they've seen dozens of listings?The photos, of course!

When your ideal tenants come across your listing, you want those photos to make them "slow their scroll" and reach out to view your rental property in person. However, getting the listing photos perfect isn't as easy as it might seem; photographing real estate is both an art and a science, so follow these tips to get the best results.

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Property Management Or: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Landlord!"

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, July 25, 2019

Managing a property in Orlando can be a full-time job, even if that wasn’t originally your intention. There is an extensive knowledge base to cover when running a rental on your own: marketing, photography, tenant screening, tenant services, lease form creation, rent collection, accounting, maintenance—the list goes on and on. That’s why we suggest partnering with a property management team: at Verandah Properties, we have the knowledge and the experience to handle every aspect of your rental! To demonstrate, let’s discuss some common pain points you may be experiencing as a landlord and how we can help.

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Screening Tenants Fosters Successful Renting Relationships

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Practically every landlord here in Central Florida recognizes that respectful long-term tenants who pay their rent on time are an excellent outcome of your rental property efforts. Forming positive relationships with your tenants makes the experience feel less like work and more like a natural source of passive income. However, these positive renting experiences don't happen out of thin air! Instead, successful renting relationships are based on a highly-tuned process, which includes screening your tenants for potential issues. 

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Turn a "Sinking Ship" Investment Around with Property Management

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, July 4, 2019

Every type of investment has an element of risk, but property management may be higher on the list than others: not only do you have to rely on tenants to pay on time, but if the investment sours, you’re saddled with trying to sell an additional property while continuing to pay taxes. However, unlike some other investments that depend on a large, impersonal market, a bad property can turn into a great one simply by partnering with the right property management company!

At Verandah Properties, we pride ourselves on knowing how to market and re-brand even the most dire rental situation—just by doing our jobs. There may be factors that no landlord or property manager can account for such as a sudden downturn in the Florida housing market, but most likely, the following three points will be the reason your property is suffering—and how we’ll get your investment back on track.

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