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It’s Back-to-School time and that makes it a good time to review some of the basics of property management. So let’s take a quick review of Property Management 101. Good property managers are notoriously busy people. Busy people sometimes lose things in the shuffle or forget things when their min...
 With football season gearing up, we begin thinking about carrying the ball over the goal line. In many ways, property investment is a lot like a football game. You have good teams and you have great teams. Good teams can move the ball, but great teams win games.If you are investing in property, ...
As Spring is now upon us, everyone is looking for a reason to get out and do something active. Luckily, there are many different parks in Ruston to spend your days out of doors. Ruston is working hard on expanding the amount of recreational activities available for the public. They are currently ...
You know, I’ve found that people have no VISION. If they walk into a home that needs some TLC, they cannot see what it COULD be.I know I’ve mentioned that my wife and I have remodeled lots of houses during our marriage, and one thing we had was VISION.  We could walk into the ugliest, dumpiest ho...
Looking for country living? This secluded 3 bedroom 2 bath home sits in the center of 8 acres of wooded land. The circle driveway adds a quaint touch to the classic white exterior, while the wide front porch allows for novels in the rocking chair and catching a glimpse of nature. The side patio i...
“You Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em; Know When to Fold ‘Em……know when to walk away; know when to run.” While singing along with this old Kenny Rogers classic I thought to myself, this pretty much sums up the philosophy behind investing in rental properties. You don’t just jump in the game and hope f...
Renter’s insurance can be a touchy subject. For tenants on a budget, it can be viewed as anunnecessary expense. After all, you as the landlord carry insurance, right? Why should they?Statistics show that 60% of current tenants do not carry renter’s insurance. Here are five commonmisconceptions th...
One of our biggest jobs here at Martin Presence is Resident Retention. A high rate of turnover costs you income and is a big red flag of poor property management. A person’s home or office is his castle even if it is a rental, and he expects others to respect that. When a client pays his rent, he...
Let’s cut to the chase. You’re getting into real estate investment to make money, so why should you pay someone to manage it? If you are a retired handyman with a business degree and live close to the property, you probably don’t need to. However, if you actually have a life, you will find a prop...
You’ve thought about it long and hard. You’ve made a list of the pros and cons. You’re ready to make your mark in the world of property investment. There’s only one problem. You don’t have any money. Chances are if you have tens of thousands of dollars in savings, you’ve already found your income...

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