Charlotte Property Management Blog

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...

Is Smart Shield Property Management a good fit for you?

There are many styles of property management out there, and it is very useful to know what to expect as a landlord before signing off a property management agreement. At Smart Shield Property Management, we specialize in full-service property management, which means we take care of all aspects related to the management of your rental pro...

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