Should You Conduct a Tenant Criminal Background Check?
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Over 80 million Americans, or 33% of the population, have a criminal record. The country also has the sixth-highest incarceration rate in the world.Many of these individuals will later become renters. The words "criminal record" shouldn't scare a landlord away, but ...
Tenant Placement Practices: How to Curate Your Screening Process
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, November 14, 2023
You are wise to choose Bryan-College Station for your rental real estate investment. The consistency of the market makes it stable enough to enjoy long-term growth. However, this only happens when you have long-term tenants that reliably pay their rent.With tenant placement the k...
4 Things Landlords Should Know About Security Deposits
By Kathy Scott Friday, October 27, 2023
Rental vacancies in Texas are at an all-time low, making this a perfect time for new landlords to step in and start renting out properties. Are you ready to start your role as a landlord?You have a lot of things to learn! First, let's talk about security deposits. What are th...
Benefits of Full Service Property Management for New Landlords
By Kathy Scott Friday, October 13, 2023
Owning property can become a great source of additional income...or a massive source of stress. You'll need to market the listing, screen tenants, navigate new laws, and complete maintenance requests. That's all while running a business and maintaining your own household....
The Most Important Do's and Don'ts of Rental Leasing in 2023
By Kathy Scott Friday, September 29, 2023
Nearly 50% of landlords have asked tenants to break their leases early at some point. This unexpected vacancy causes a loss of revenue, especially if the rental unit remains unoccupied.While this course of action may be necessary for many reasons, it's certainly a situation y...
Homes for Rent: An Investor's Guide to Renting Out a House
By Kathy Scott Friday, September 15, 2023
In Texas, the average house price is just over $300,000. While this is a lot of money to some people, this is less than half of the cost of a home in California. Regardless, renting out a house you own as an investment property is one of the best ways to establish passive income....
3 Tips for Lease Enforcement of Properties in Bryan, TX
By Kathy Scott Thursday, August 24, 2023
Texas is the number one state for real estate investment in the nation thanks to a lack of state property taxes and a steady increase in value. Bryan, Texas is a great place to own rental properties thanks to its proximity to A&M.That said, finding the right place to invest i...
3 Strategies to Consider for Property Marketing in Bryan, TX
By Kathy Scott Saturday, August 12, 2023
Have you heard that close to 88,000 people live in Bryan, TX?When it comes to promoting and managing properties there, property marketing services play a crucial role. Effective property marketing can attract potential buyers or tenants. There are all kinds of setbacks to be awar...
How to Get Your Tenants to Renew Their Leases
By Kathy Scott Monday, July 24, 2023
Renters aren't moving as much as they used to, which is great news for landlords. However, even a handful of move-outs can cost you thousands of dollars and lead to long-term vacancies.Securing lease renewals is one of the most important things you can do for your real estate...
The Benefits of Working With a Professional Property Management Company
By Kathy Scott Monday, July 10, 2023
In the average year, around $485 billion in the US economy will go towards rent alone. If that much money is being collected by landlords each year, then why not try to earn a little bit more with your rental property? There are many different ways to do this, but the one with th...