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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Eviction notices and summons were very useful for me Gary Meek . I also found a license to carry a necessary tool.

Oct 04, 2018 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,474
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have no idea.... my office has a property management company and the best tool we use is our licensed builder/handyman for all carpentry jobs....

Oct 04, 2018 11:56 AM
Rainer
5,160
Katie Stewart
TurboTenant - Fort Collins, CO
Tenant Screening & Marketing

Hey Gary! TurboTenant.com is a great tool for managing properties. They offer free marketing, online applications, and tenant screening for landlords. The screening reports are comprehensive and include credit, criminal, and evictions history. Hope this answers your question!

Oct 04, 2018 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
522,853
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

hammers, plungers, brooms and mops

Oct 04, 2018 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,061,599
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I wish I knew, Gary

Oct 04, 2018 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,197
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Appfolio and Rently boxes.

Oct 04, 2018 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,349
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Parked and reading with interest

Oct 04, 2018 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
5,323,517
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

You have some answers, this is not my forte...here to learn. A

Oct 04, 2018 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,132,570
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
Oct 04, 2018 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,765
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Conceal and carry would be att he top if I did this

Oct 04, 2018 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,706,152
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I would have to ask a property manager and get back to you.

Oct 04, 2018 08:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Premade packets of forms

Online and offline applications

Online search of public records

and a good record keeping system.

And a big guy named Nicholas Crane to do most of the work.

Oct 04, 2018 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,596,146
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I don't do it. 

Will read with you good anwers. 

Oct 04, 2018 04:36 PM
Ambassador
2,992,731
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That could fill a book.  What aspect of property management are you needing tools for?  

Oct 04, 2018 04:30 PM
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2,540,289
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   My investor friends pays a couple of muscled-up "tools" from the local gym to act as bodyguards, when he goes to collect delinquent rent on his lower end rentals.

   

Oct 04, 2018 03:13 PM
Rainmaker
821,373
Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

Do you have any recomendations?

Oct 04, 2018 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
6,323,569
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This will be a good blog topic for you.

Oct 04, 2018 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,868,238
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No clue... I don't manage properties or deal with property managers. What do you mean by "tools?"

Oct 04, 2018 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,840,392
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When we did property management we used App Folio.

Oct 05, 2018 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,293,205
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Those that collect rent in person may use pepper spray and a 9mm. 

Oct 05, 2018 05:13 AM
Rainer
389,138
Gary Meek
NewVision Realty Group - Roseville, CA
(916) 995-9385

Thank you for the crazy anecdotes, funny comments and I believe there was even 1 or 2 good ideas I will look into now. 

Oct 04, 2018 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,605,904
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Best tool is being available and personal interaction

Oct 04, 2018 05:17 PM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We use Rentec software and love the ease of online applications, credit and background checks and move-in inspections with placing to record photos of damage repairs. There is an online repair reporting too.

Oct 05, 2018 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,357,293
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here the county courts have all their records online and are free to search and pull case files.  The next county over charges less than a cup of coffee for that.

 

Annual credit report.com is great for credit reports.

 

Other than that a carry permit is great to have as well.

Oct 05, 2018 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Oct 05, 2018 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,164,389
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Online screening services.

Oct 04, 2018 10:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have no idea, Gary! I manage my own rentals but, use spreadsheets and Quicken!

Oct 04, 2018 09:48 PM
Rainmaker
79,712
Akos Straub
The Group | RE - Chicago, IL
Your Real Estate Broker for Life

Hi Gary, our office of 200 agents love using Listing 2 Leasing. It is a superior online tenant screening platform with transaction and property coordination tools and esign capabilities so you can start and finish on the same platform. The screening reports are delivered quickly too and you get the credit score plus background, criminal, evictions and previous landlord and employment e-verifications. Check them out. 

Oct 19, 2018 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,697,438
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have nothing to add, don't do property management.

Oct 09, 2018 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
3,797,646
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Just handyman cards.

 

Oct 08, 2018 02:56 PM
Ambassador
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I am no help here. I don't do property managment, never have, never will:) 

Oct 05, 2018 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.

Oct 05, 2018 06:43 AM