Charlotte Property Management Blog

Should I require renters' insurance on my Charlotte, NC rental property?

As a landlord in the Charlotte area, you may wonder what are the best ways to insure your property. Besides your own insurance policy, should you require your tenant to hold a renters’ insurance? We think you definitely should. We have talked elsewhere about landlord policies, so let us discuss about the benefits of the renter&rsqu...

What is the average length of tenancy and overall vacancy rate in the Charlotte NC area?

The length of tenancy and the rental vacancy rate can influence considerably how much revenue you derive from your rental property investment in the greater Charlotte area. Whether you own a single-family property that you manage yourself, or you are a rental investor ready to expand your portfolio, it is crucial to take into account the...

Should I use a home warranty on my rental investment property in Charlotte, NC?

Today we discuss about the home warranty, a popular product for insuring appliances, components, and large systems on your property. A home warranty policy may bring some peace of mind to homeowners,  but is it a feasible solution if you own a rental property in Charlotte, NC? We think it is NOT a good idea, and below we discuss why...

3 ways to manage the effects of bad weather on your home

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Keeping up with home repairs helps protect your property. It also satisfies a more pressing concern: keeping you safe and dry during inclement weather. But if Mother Nature does damage to your home, here’s how to address weather-related issues. Combating super-high heatAs temperatures get higher, your heating and air conditioning sy...

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb. Is my Charlotte property best for short-term or long-term renting?

Whether you are new to rental investment in Charlotte NC, or an experienced landlord, you have surely thought of renting long or short term. What is best to do, rent your property to a long-term tenant, or receive short-term guests?Before delving into the details, let us start with some reasons that make landlords question which of the tw...

How to increase the life of the HVAC system on your rental property

Experienced landlords will all agree that one of the biggest issues when it comes to the repair and maintenance of rental properties is the HVAC system. HVAC repairs are extremely expensive, so in order to avoid considerable costs it is crucial to make sure that the system works properly on a regular basis.Change the air filtersThe most e...

Should a landlord and tenant speak directly when the property is administered by a property manageme...

Today we discuss about one of the most debated topics in rental property management: landlord-tenant communication. Should landlords and tenants be in contact if the property is administered by a property manager? Our short answer is NO. The reasons are simple. Landlord-tenant contact opens a third channel of communication that adds ...

What type of landlord insurance do I need for my rental property in Charlotte, NC?

If you are a landlord, choosing the right type of insurance policy can be a hassle. Rest reassured, we have come up with a simple and clear set of guidelines to assist you in choosing the best insurance policy for your rental property!Step 1: Sign a landlords’ insurance policyLet us start with the obvious: if you plan to rent your p...

Want to close more listing business in Charlotte, NC? Add rent vs sell alternative to your presenta...

As a real estate agent, the first issue that is probably on your mind is how to close more business and increase your revenue. In this post we offer you a very simple tip that will make a world of difference between you and other real estate agents in the business. Let us imagine a common situation: you have to do a listing presentat...

Can I get more qualified real estate leads in Charlotte, NC?

Reaching out to qualified leads is a hassleReal estate colleagues in Charlotte, NC know well that the key to business growth is attracting more qualified leads. Sounds simple, but increasing the pool of leads that are ready to do business is actually a hassle! Whether you meet them online, or they were provided by your real estate sa...

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