Ever feel like you don’t have enough time in the day to manage all the paperwork? Join NARPM Radio for a chat with Kathleen Richards of PM Made Easy, which provides a huge range of operational products property management offices need from policy manuals to forms and letters, who should use the products, and more. Kathleen shows new managers how to build a property management team and grow your business, and helps seasoned managers “step out” of the business and let others do the day-to-day work. If you’ve ever wanted a blueprint for better business procedures, listen to Kathleen explain how these tools can be just the resources you need.
Can you be held responsible for damage in a property if you inspect less than once a year? What kinds of things can happen in a rental that you could have liability for? Often, the people doing the worst things pay their rent on time and never report a problem. How often should you inspect a property? What happens when you get sued for negligence by an angry owner because you didn't inspect often enough? Florida property management attorney Harry Heist takes on these questions and more in this episode. As always, talk with your local attorney as laws vary from state to state.
NARPM Radio: Using Technology for Unattended Showings
How do you handle property showings during a time of social distancing? Self-showings are growing in popularity, and there are basically two ways to handle these: 1) with a lockbox, and 2) with “smart home” tools. If your owner wants more security during a showing, the “smart home” approach is definitely the way to go – find out more how you can benefit from temperature control, water leak sensors, and other features along with monitored self-showings in this interview with Sean Miller, president of PointCentral.
NARPM Radio: Subletting a Home on Short-Term Rental Sites
You just found out that the unit you’re managing is on Airbnb. Now what? Does your lease cover subletting? What are the ramifications of this kind of activity? Florida property management attorney Harry Heist takes on this topic in today’s NARPM Radio episode. Always check with your attorney as laws vary from state to state.
How can you use eviction records in renter screening, and if you do, where do you get them? What's a Vantage Score? What are the benefits of tenant screening, and who should use them? These questions and more answered by Ryan Green of CIC Credit Reports.
“Surviving the Storm”
Downturns are nothing new. Practical tools for not only surviving, but thriving, during a crisis are presented in this informative podcast from property managers Anne and Mark Lackey.
Anne and Mark Lackey of HireSmartVAs talks with NARPM Deputy Executive Director Lisa Noon about why and how to hire a virtual assistant to streamline your business operations.
NARPM Radio: No One Agrees on Past Due Amounts!
You’ve got a new account. It’s a mess. No one knows for sure what is owed. No one can agree on anything. The tenant stops paying rent, and you go to court. Is this avoidable? Get some guidance from attorney Harry Heist if this happens to you. Check with your legal attorney and forms provider to see what’s correct procedure in your state, as laws vary from place to place.
This podcast, by Florida attorney Harry Heist, pertains to Florida law and courts, but some great tips for property managers on how to handle evictions in the current coronavirus crisis. Consult with your attorney as state laws vary.
Two Types of Non-Compliance & How to Deal with Them
Your tenant has an unauthorized occupant in violation of the lease. You serve a warning notice, but the tenant fails to cure the problem. When a tenant is in non-compliance of the lease or law, the proper notice must be served – and FAST. There are two types of non-compliances: curable and non-curable. This podcast, featuring Florida property management attorney Harry Heist, helps you to learn the difference and how to act in either situation.
As always, check with your own legal counsel, as laws can vary from state to state.