Charlotte Property Management Blog

How We Do Everything and Why it Matters?

We have a lot of information for you on what we do and how it benefits our landlord clients and resident tenants.  But, this is a special post where we share with you how we do everything that we do.  It is tempting to wonder if all property management companies are the same, but they are very clearly not and can be witnessed in...

What to do when a tenant doesn't pay rent in the Charlotte, NC area?

No matter how well you screen your tenants, if you have been a landlord long enough, you will eventually deal with a tenant who is not paying the rent. But, what should you do next?The first thing we should get out of the way right out of the gate is you may have heard horror stories of landlords who show up to the house and remove the fr...

Renting vs. Selling Your Property in Charlotte, NC

Renting out your Charlotte property comes with advantages as well as disadvantages, and you’ll need to consider both the risks and the benefits when you’re deciding what to do with the home. Your decision will ultimately depend on your financial goals.The Risks and Benefits of RentingThe biggest risk in renting out a Charlotte...

Why change the locks between tenants?

When a tenant moves out, they should turn in all keys to the property. Most of the time you feel safe assuming that the tenant has turned in every key to the property they ever had made. But maybe they gave one to their neighbor or dog sitter and forgot about it. At this point, you have lost control over who has access to your property in...

Is Smart Shield a Good Fit for You?

What We Do DifferentlyWhen you’re looking for a property management company, they can all start to look the same. That’s not the case, however, and choosing the wrong company can be a costly mistake. Here are the top ten things that sets Smart Shield Property Management apart from the competition. Zero-Risk Authorization Agree...