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Pricing Your Rental Property

Blog Post Pricing Your Rental Property
Pricing your rental property can be a tricky task, as there are several factors to consider that can affect the final price. As a landlord, you want to set a price that will attract quality tenants and maximize your rental income. Here are some tips to help you price your rental ...
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Why Metrics Are Important To Track In Property Management

Blog Post Why Metrics Are Important To Track In Property Management
Tracking metrics is crucial in the property management industry as it helps property managers make informed decisions, measure their performance, and improve their operations. Here are some reasons why tracking metrics is important in the property management industry:Performance ...
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Preparing for Leasing Season for Renters

Blog Post Preparing for Leasing Season for Renters
As the end of winter approaches and spring begins, the rental market gears up for what is known as leasing season. This is the time of year when many renters are looking to move, and landlords are eager to fill their vacancies. Leasing season typically runs from around March to S...
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SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report for Q1 of 2023

Blog Post SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report for Q1 of 2023
The SW Idaho National Association of Residential Property Managers has released the latest vacancy reports for Q1 of 2023, from Ada and Canyon County. This data, collected from a total of 5,207 rental units, indicates that vacancy rates in both counties decreased from Q4 of 2022,...
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Why Changing Your Furnace Filter is Important

Blog Post Why Changing Your Furnace Filter is Important
Changing your furnace filter is important for several reasons:Improved Air Quality: The primary purpose of the furnace filter is to trap airborne particles and pollutants, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. Over time, the filter can become clogged with these parti...
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Leasing Season Preparation for Owners

Blog Post Leasing Season Preparation for Owners
Leasing season is a critical time of year for rental property owners, as it is when the majority of lease agreements are signed and new tenants move in. For many owners, leasing season is a time of high stress, as they work to attract the right tenants, fill vacancies, and ensure...
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Why Thorough and Consistent Tenant Screening is Important

Blog Post Why Thorough and Consistent Tenant Screening is Important
Some people might think that less stringent, inconsistent, or nonexistent tenant screening criteria will get their units rented more quickly and for more rent. These same people are often worried that if they do screen, no one will rent their unit and/or it will take too long to ...
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The Importance of SEO for Your Business

Blog Post The Importance of SEO for Your Business
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is an important aspect of digital marketing that helps businesses improve their online visibility and attract more organic traffic to their website. Here are some key reasons why SEO is important:Increased Website Traffic: SEO helps businesses ran...
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Is renovating my rental worth it?

Blog Post Is renovating my rental worth it?
Reduces your unit’s maintenance costs:A freshly renovated unit will have much fewer maintenance needs since most things will be new. The cost of renovating is around 20% less because it is efficiently done all at the same time. No more multiple expensive one-off maintenance...
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Spring 2023 Rental Market Trends in Boise Idaho

Blog Post Spring 2023 Rental Market Trends in Boise Idaho
Boise, Idaho, has experienced a steady increase in population over the last few years, making it a popular destination for individuals and families looking for a place to live. As a result, the rental market in Boise has become increasingly competitive, especially during the spri...
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