Sloane Realty Blog

Monday, October 29, 2018

Trick-or-Treat
Property Management Blog I absolutely love Halloween.  Watching people get out of their comfort zones and wearing (with pride) some of the craziest things they will put on all year is just fun.  The whole day feels more light-hearted and people have the chance to openly share some of their passions and show off their creativity.  I find that I lear...

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Tenant Topic: Why is My 5-Day Sheet Important?
I cannot stress enough how important it is for tenants to thoughtfully, thoroughly, and completely fill out the five day inspection report. This document may seem daunting to complete, but it is a document that protects everyone.  It protects the tenant, it protects the owner, it protects all of us. As part of our normal op...

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Can You Get Rid of the Mosquitos?
This question makes me think of the “if you could have a superpower what would it be” question. Being able to get rid of mosquitos would not be a bad superpower, all things considered, and would have the added benefit of making me popular at bbqs. Sadly, I’m not gifted with this superpower, nor is anybody on staff, as is...

 

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Dreaded "Normal Wear and Tear"
Whenever anybody lives in any house, there is going to be some normal wear and tear on the property. Both tenants and owners can be greatly assisted by understanding what kinds of things are considered normal wear and tear and what kind of things are not. When people live in a house, time moves on.  As time moves on, the house w...

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

How to be a good tenant
1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before you sig...

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

How to be a good landlord/property manager:
1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some people do a terrible job at running their businesses, and landlords are no exception. One reason may be that they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business, and a business deserves your full attention if it is going to be a success.  When you treat your invest...