Common Pitfalls in Self-Managing Your Property

Is it in your best interests to self-manage your Tempe investment property or would it be more ideal to hire a property management company to manage your investments? Are you really saving money, or are you losing money? It may be the illusion that you’re saving money that keeps you self-managing. Today, we’re breaking down…

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What to Do with Your Inherited Property – Property Management Education

 Is it in your best interests to self-manage your Tempe investment property or would it be more ideal to hire a property management company to manage your investments? Are you really saving money, or are you losing money? It may be the illusion that you’re saving money that keeps you self-managing. Today, we’re breaking…

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What to Consider When Deciding to Rent Your Property

Deciding to rent your property requires you to consider a few different things. Today, we’re talking about what you need to be prepared for when you decide to put your home on the rental market. Insurance for Rental Properties If you decide to rent, you’ll have to change the insurance policy to a landlord policy.…

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How Much Does Property Management Cost, and is it Worth it in Tempe?

We are talking today about how much it costs for professional property management services. Every company will charge various fees for the services they provide. How Much Does Property Management Cost? At Crest, we charge a flat fee that’s between 8 percent and 10 percent. The amount you pay will depend on the location of…

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Move Out Inspection Checklist for Landlords

The move in checklist you and your tenant completed at the beginning of the lease is the basis for the move out walk through. When the tenant sends you their notice that they will be moving out, inform them in writing what is expected before they move out. Of course, this would have been highlighted…

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When Can I Evict a Tenant – Explained by a Tempe Property Manager

Sometimes, it is necessary to cut ties with your tenant. One of the major reasons that we may decide to cut ties with a tenant is if a situation arises where a tenant is habitually late paying rent. The reason for being late is not important. What’s important is when the tenant is always late,…

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What to Include in a rental lease

As you review your rental lease agreement with your tenant, it’s important to highlight a few key areas of that lease. Today, we’re talking about why it’s important to put rules and regulations in writing. It’s especially important to have everything documented if your property is in an HOA with a governing community. That will…

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