Charlotte Property Management Blog

When should I fire my property manager in Charlotte, NC?

As a landlord you may sometimes be unhappy with your property manager. It is always hard to decide whether it is time to part ways and search for new rental management, and that is why we approach today three issues that you need to be aware of before you decide to change the property manager of your Charlotte NC rental investment. ...

Tips on how to use online reviews to select a property management company in Charlotte, NC

If you are in search of a property management company for your first rental property in Charlotte NC, or you decide to change your manager, it can be difficult to find a reliable property manager. Good online reviews are some of the best indicators of how good a property manager is, but what precisely should you look at in a review? Here...

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...

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...