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Real Property Management Named in Forbes’ Best Franchises in America


Real Property Management’s leadership in the property management market is further enhanced by the recognition we receive from the franchise industry, and our accolades just keep on building.        Real Property Management was just named to Forbes’s Best Franchises in America list, coming in at #10 in the “up to $150,000” investment category. Real Property […]

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Investing In Rental Property – Location is Key


Has being a rental property owner sparked an interest in investing in additional properties? When investing in rental property, you are also investing in the neighborhood. Choosing the right location is as critical as the home itself, and can result in attracting quality tenants willing to pay higher rent and in enhancing the long-term value […]

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Real Property Management You Make the Call: Meth Labs


Meth labs inside rental properties have become a growing concern for home owners and property managers. Often, the warning signs go unnoticed leading to further problems down the road. What are the signs that a rental property is being used as a meth lab? A.      Odd odors B.      Increased utility usage C.      The resident is […]

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Get Your Grill On: Award Winning BBQ Chicken


Tired of grilling the same-old fare each week? Hotdogs and hamburgers may be a staple of summer, but if you’re looking for something new, try this award-winning BBQ chicken recipe. This tasty recipe by Extraordinary BBQ, won 2nd place in the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest in Memphis. Award Winning Chicken Thighs Ingredients for Brine: […]

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Keeping it Clean when Property Management Gets Messy


When investors are hunting for a new real estate opportunity, the end goal is to get the greatest return on their initial purchase, which is why so many investors turn to the rental market and hire a professional property management expert. But sometimes things don’t always turn out as expected with their investments and disaster […]

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Foreign Investors Buying U.S. Real Estate


According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, overseas purchases of U.S. real estate jumped 35 percent in 2013, the majority of which was bought by Chinese investors. These investors see buying real estate in the U.S. as a bargain, as many properties in the U.S. are less expensive than properties in Hong […]

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Customer Profile: A Likable, Workable Relationship with Real Property Management


After buying 20 townhomes in December from a troubled builder in Vancouver, Washington, Steve Zimmerman, a former building contractor and current property investor, was looking for a company to manage his new investments. Steve had no interest in managing the properties primarily because he didn’t want to deal with the people part of managing rental […]

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Survey Shows Lack of Tenant Screenings Puts Neighbors in Danger


Have you ever wondered why some property owners/managers require personal information such as credit reports and a personal background check on ALL people over the age of 18 and some don’t require much at all? Why do some landlords require references, personal and past landlord information and even request income verification while others are more […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager


As seen in the July 2014 issue of “Apartment Owner Association” magazine, by: Chanda Gunter w/ Real Property Management Whether you intentionally purchased an investment property or you became an “accidental landlord”, be prepared to wear many different hats. Being a landlord isn’t for everyone, but the vast majority of home owners are “do-it-yourself” landlords, meaning they […]

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Real Property Management Customer Profile: Planning for Tomorrow, Living for Today


For many, retirement is a hot button topic. For on-the-go couple Steve and Cheryl Irwin, Real Property Management has allowed them an early start on a semi-retirement plan. The Irwins have been married 30 years and have no plans of slowing down. From hunting for bargains in thrift stores to enjoying outdoor jazz concerts, the […]

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