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How Can You Become the Best Landlord? 4 Tips from an Expert Property Manager

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 31, 2019

Being a landlord often has a steep learning curve, and there are so many small things to learn! Luckily, we've compiled some of our tried-and-true tips. They will help you get started with your landlord work in Windermere—and avoid many common pitfalls of the industry when first getting started.

1. Establish Professional Boundaries with Tenants

When you get your first tenants, (or your fifth, or fiftieth) it can be tempting to engage with them socially, especially if you have a lot in common. Being friends with a tenant may indeed go well at first. However, most landlords learn that having a warm, kind, but professional relationship is a far better idea. Your tenants need to respect you if you want them to abide by the boundaries you've set up in your lease. For instance, a rental that doesn't allow any form of smoking may be compromised by "nice" tenants who think you are too laid-back to care if they smoke indoors. 

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What Do You Need to Know About Allowing Pets in Your Baldwin Park Rental Property?

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 24, 2019

The disposition of a friendly puppy or kitten can melt nearly every heart, but landlords are wise not to be fooled by the first appearance of an adorable family pet. As an investment property owner, you need to decide whether to allow pets in your rental properties. This decision must also take into account a variety of factors.

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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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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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Reaching Millennials and Baby Boomers with Your Orlando Property

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, June 27, 2019

At first glance, you might not think these two groups of people have anything in common: would you be surprised to know they have more in common than you think? 

When you’re a landlord, it’s critical to know your target rental market: when you know the type of renter you want in your rental property, you can make sure your property is attractive to those kinds of tenants. What if your Orlando rental property was attractive to more than one type of renter? You’ve effectively widened your pool of potential tenants.

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