Things Landlords Should Be Doing Every Year but Probably Aren’t

Things Landlords Should Be Doing Every Year but Probably Aren’t

A competent landlord understands that upholding the value of their property and ensuring the happiness of their tenants entail consistent effort and attention to detail. However, even the best-intentioned landlords can fail to do several key factors to ensure the success of their investment. DeSantis Property Management put together a list of yearly tasks that…

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Rental Property Marketing Mistakes

Rental Property Marketing Mistakes

Effective marketing plays a pivotal role in successfully landing tenants for rental properties. However, many property owners make common marketing mistakes that hinder their ability to attract the right tenants and maximize their rental income.  This article will discuss some of the most prevalent rental property marketing mistakes and provide insights on how to avoid…

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End-of-Tenancy Cleaning

End-of-Tenancy Cleaning

End-of-tenancy cleaning can help you prepare your property for new tenants. End-of-tenancy cleaning is a great way to ensure that the rental property is in good working order and it can make the transition from one tenant to the next smoother. In this article, we at DeSantis Property Management will break down the process of…

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Renewal Screening Checks

Renewal Screening Checks

As a landlord, the process of lease renewal is an opportunity to assess your tenants and determine whether extending their lease is in your best interest. More specifically, the lease renewal screening checks allow you to make informed decisions about whether to continue the tenancy or not. By conducting thorough screening checks, you can safeguard…

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What Landlords Should Know About Move-Out Letters

What Landlords Should Know About Move-Out Letters

Communicating with tenants is crucial if you want to become a successful rental property owner. As a landlord, you need to know how to draft and send formal letters and notices whenever necessary. One of the most important documents to draft is a move-out letter.  Although move-out letters are not often required by law, sending…

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Tips to Keep Your Home (and Investment) Safe

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Owning an investment is a huge commitment; managing it is an even bigger one. To be a successful landlord, there are a number of duties that you perform. In this blog, we at DeSantis Property Management will go over some tips to help you run a successful rental investment and keep the property safe. Fill…

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The Benefits of Renting to Tenants with Pets

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As a landlord, there are many benefits to renting out your property to tenants with pets. While some landlords may be hesitant to rent to pet owners due to potential damage or liability issues, the truth is that tenants with pets can be some of the most responsible and long-term renters.  Not only do they…

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What Exactly Is “Normal Wear and Tear”?

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Owning a rental property involves a lot of responsibilities. As a property owner, you need to provide a habitable place for your tenants which means keeping your property in top condition. A well-maintained rental unit is important if you want to keep your tenant happy and retain them in the long term. When you maintain…

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How to Advertise Your Pittsburgh Rental Property Successful

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As a landlord, your rental property is bound to be vacant at some point. And vacancies can be costly to your bottom line, especially over several months. You may be forced to look for funds elsewhere to pay for expenses such as property taxes, repairs and maintenance costs, and mortgage payments.  When renting out your…

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