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Don’t Neglect a Comprehensive Tenant Screening Becoming a landlord on the Emerald Coast of Florida can be a lucrative opportunity to achieve financial stability and build wealth, but like any new venture, it can also be challenging. To help you navigate the Niceville and Destin rental...

Improving the financial earnings of your property requires complete and comprehensive planning. Turning your property into a long term rental or an Airbnb is a massive decision and you may be wondering which of the two is a better option for you to receive maximum...

No matter the season, there are always things that can be done to your Destin, Fort Walton Beach or Niceville, Florida rental property when listing it for rent. Here are some little things that can be done to refresh and revive your property this spring...

Do you have multiple rental properties? Do you own an apartment building? Are you considering turning several properties into rental units? Here are some of the top reasons why you should start to consider hiring a property management company.  1. Do you find yourself answering phone...

The connection you have with your renters begins and ends with the rental agreement. This is where you outline the boundaries of this connection and the policies for renting a property. When you think about the policies for renting your property, you should focus on sensible...

Last year, so many people and families stayed home during the holiday season due to the social distancing regulations. This year, you will most likely encounter a higher number of your renters going back to larger holiday gatherings as they are more open to having...

Managing Niceville & Destin Florida properties requires a large amount of time and effort. Being personally hands-on and having a “do it yourself” mentality can make sense, but in most instances, it can be very unrealistic. Property management companies play an important role in giving...

A lease agreement is a legal document that the renter and owner both must sign that outlines what is expected during the term(s) of the lease. In order to protect your Emerald Coast property, your lease agreement should include critical provisions in the rental agreement...

We're continuing to live in questionable times where no one could have guessed how much the pandemic and economy would affect our lives. While one can’t be absolutely certain, we may in fact be on the verge of a potential recession, with real estate and...

The only true way to know if the people moving into your Niceville, Florida rental are the best fit is by screening them. To make sure you treat all applicants fairly, and to simplify the process, you should make a list of questions to ask...

It is important to keep up with regular property upkeep even though it’s not always cheap. It might cost you thousands of dollars to do so, which could potentially eat into your rental income.  Here are four ways that you can lower your rental repair and...

There are multiple reasons to do walk-throughs and property inspections of your Niceville, Florida rental properties - at LEAST once per year! You will better understand how your property is being treated, identify any larger issues that need to be addressed, take preventative measures while...

Seasonally checking on your Niceville and Destin rental properties allows you to identify any small problems before they turn into expensive issues. This fall, set up these maintenance tasks to make sure that your rental property is in great shape.  Check out the heating and cooling...

Landlords know that owning and maintaining a rental property can be a lot of work, and painting a rental before new tenants move in is an easy way to ensure that they are happy. White or cream are what most landlords in the Niceville &...

Millions of Americans have had furloughs, layoffs, and financial unpredictability due to coronavirus. Because of this, renters are having a hard time paying their rent, and landlords are struggling to cover their own costs while finding a solution to help their renters.  More than half of...