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When to Make Upgrades to Your Home

When to Make Upgrades to Your Home ~ Southern Residential Leasing No matter how well your tenants maintain the appliances in your home, they'll have to be replaced at some point. Any savvy owner knows that when a tenant occupies a property for a long time, the appliances will begin to show some wear and tear. It isn't a reflection on your tenant, but simply something that happens over time. Knowing when to make upgrades to your home ensures ... Read More

Categories: Blog, Property Management

Tags: Business Development, February 2019, Property Management, When to Make Upgrades to Your Home

How to Raise the Rent

How to Raise the Rent ~ Southern Residential Leasing For landlords, raising a tenant's rent can be a delicate dance. No one wants to see rent increased, but unfortunately, it's something that has to happen once a lease is up for renewal. Blame this business practice on inflation and expenses ranging from taxes to insurance and repairs. Read below for three easy ways on how to raise the rent and still keep your tenants. Raise the Rent Every Year... Read More

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Tags: How to Raise the Rent, Property Management

Purchasing a Rental Property? Look For These Five Things

Five Things to Look for When Shopping for Rental Properties ~ Southern Residential Leasing When shopping for rental properties, most people think they need to look for one that's pristine from top to bottom. For some business models, this might be great. Others, however, look for problems they can fix that generate a better return on their investment. If you have the time and money, a house that's a fixer-upper can be a goldmine down the road. C... Read More

Categories: Blog, Property Management

Tags: Home Repairs, Long term rentals, Property Management

Let’s Talk About Evictions

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on Evictions ~ Southern Residential Leasing No landlord truly enjoys evictions. They're not fun and can damage the relationship between a property owner and a tenant. Although they can become inevitable with some tenants, most landlords will work hard to avoid the process of evictions altogether. Read below for four reasons property managers hate evictions. Evictions Are Costly First and foremost, an eviction me... Read More

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Tags: Evictions, Legal Counsel, Property Management

How to Increase Your Rental Value

How to Increase Your Rental Value ~ Southern Residential Leasing Whether you own a short- or long-term investment property, chances are you're interested in maximizing the value of that property. It's important to put the time and resources into your property for the largest return on investment (ROI). By upgrading your rental home, you're likely to see an increase in tenant retention along with the ROI. Need some advice? Read below for our tips... Read More

Categories: Blog, Property Management

Tags: Business Development, Increase Rental Value, Owner Tips, Property Management

Four Advantages to Hiring a Property Manager

Four Advantages to Hiring a Property Manager ~ Southern Residential Leasing Have you purchased or are thinking about purchasing an investment property? Hiring a property manager is one of the smartest things you can do with your new home. Property managers offer peace of mind when it comes to handling your home, making it one less thing you have to worry about. In addition to being cost-effective, property managers handle all aspects of your hom... Read More

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Tags: Advantages to Hiring a Property Manager, Investment Property Management, Property Management

Why You Should Hire a Pro

Congratulations - You have decided to invest into a long term rental in Destin! The only problem is, now you find yourself asking: Should I hire a Property Manager, or handle the operations myself? Well, bias aside, if you are looking to maximize the profit from your investment while simultaneously maintaining the value - chances are a property manager is the way to go. Sometimes people are scared of hiring someone because of the cost involved, ... Read More

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Tags: Long term rentals, Property Management, Tips

Finding the Right Tenants

Take it from our expert property managers in Mobile, Alabama; there can be any number of reasons a bad tenant causes you grief. (This is not to say our tenants are bad, but merely to say, we have been there once or twice before.) Painting a room without permission and dogs that annoy the neighbors are just a few of the nightmares you might come across if you try to manage your recently purchased rental property. The truth is, finding the right t... Read More

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Tags: Alabama, Mobile, Property Management, tenant procurement

Renting to Tenants with a Criminal History

On April 4, 2016 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a statement regarding the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to people trying to rent a home with a criminal history. While having a criminal background is not a characteristic protected under the FHA, HUD's statement concluded that housing providers should not deny applicants because of a criminal history. This is big news for landlords, realtors and property managers in F... Read More

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Tags: Background Checks, Property Management, tenant procurement

Vacation Rental Property Management

So, you own a long term home rental in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama. And, you've really enjoyed the services of our residential leasing team, but feel you're home on or near the beach may benefit you more as a vacation rental property. Don't worry, you don't have to leave the Southern family of companies. Southern Vacation Rentals offers a full suite of services for your short term rental property. From a dedicated staff, to maintenanc... Read More

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Tags: Property Management, Vacation Rental