Property Management Education

How Often Should I Inspect My Rental Property?

Marc Cunningham - Monday, April 23, 2018


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What Can I Charge to My Tenants Security Deposit?

Marc Cunningham - Friday, March 30, 2018



If you own Colorado rental property, it’s imperative that you make yourself aware of the rules and regulations surrounding security deposits. When a tenant vacates your property, properly processing the return of a security deposit can be a complicated process. What are the timelines you must abide by? How much can you deduct for a particular damage item? What are you not legally allowed to deduct? In this blog post, we will answer these questions and more to help ensure a smooth move out for both you and your tenant.  Read More

3 Questions to Ask Before You Let a Repairman Into Your Rental Home

Marc Cunningham - Friday, March 02, 2018



If you are a self-managing rental property owner, it’s only a matter of time before you receive the dreaded phone call from your tenant alerting you to a maintenance issue. This could be a faulty appliance, HVAC, or any number of other common home repairs. Often the solution is to hire a competent third-party service provider to handle the repair. However, it’s important to remember that whoever you choose to complete the job is a direct representation of you as the property owner, meaning any unlawful behavior on their end could leave you on the hook with your tenant.  Read More

Why You Should Never Charge a Pet Deposit

Marc Cunningham - Thursday, January 11, 2018



Rental property investors often come to us with questions regarding renting to tenants with pets. Landlords and even property managers sometimes fall into the trap of charging a separate pet deposit, when the reality is an additional pet-specific deposit is not in the best interest of the property owner.  Read More

Pros & Cons of Investing in Subsidized Housing

Marc Cunningham - Friday, December 01, 2017



What is subsidized housing and should you as a real estate investor incorporate it into your investment strategy?   Read More

Don’t Hire a Property Manager Until You Check These 6 Things

Marc Cunningham - Friday, October 27, 2017



If you’re a residential property investor preparing to hire a property manager, you should absolutely ask these six un-frequently asked questions. Even if you have a manager you’ve already hired, call them and ask these six things to ensure you’ve effectively vetted the company handling your rental assets. After all, your property manager is the liaison between you and your tenants and can often directly affect your bottom line. The six questions to ask when conducting your due diligence on property managers are below  Read More

5 Advertising Essentials for Rentals

Marc Cunningham - Monday, October 02, 2017



Whether you as a rental property investor choose to hire a property manager or self-manage your rental investment portfolio, it’s essential that your vacant property is being marketed effectively. In this blog, we will identify the five key strategies to help you market your property for maximum exposure to find the quality tenants you desire, or to check that your property manager is doing these marketing actions on your behalf.  Read More

How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost?

Marc Cunningham - Wednesday, February 22, 2017



How much does hiring a professional property manager cost? This is a question we regularly encounter and the answer is, it depends. As a real estate investor, you want to look for a property manager with a transparent and straightforward fee and cost structure. In this post, we cover the five common fees you should expect to pay if you hire a property manager to manage your rental property.  Read More

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Landlords Make When Hiring a Property Management Firm

Marc Cunningham - Wednesday, February 22, 2017



Hiring a property manager takes a lot of trust. You are handing them the key to what is probably your biggest investment, so it’s important to take time on the front end to vet them and identify the best one for you. Below are solutions to the four most common mistakes landlords make when it comes time to hire a property manager.  Read More

Should I Hire a Property Manager for My Rental Property?

Marc Cunningham - Wednesday, February 22, 2017



Should I self-manage my investment property or hire a professional property manager to do it for me? This is quite possibly the most important decision a rental property owner has to make before placing a tenant. Here are four questions to ask yourself if you’re unsure which route is best for you.  Read More


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