Tenant Screening in Norfolk, VA – How to Find Great Tenants for Your Rental Property
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, May 14, 2021
Finding a good tenant is probably the best thing you can do to ensure you have a pleasant and stress-free rental experience. Renting out a house effectively requires a resident who pays rent on time, takes care of your home, and follows the terms of the lease agreement. To reduce...
New Tenant Move-in Checklist for Hampton Roads Landlords
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, May 7, 2021
As you’re preparing to rent out your house, it helps to be organized and consistent with the way things are done. You’ll find that a move-in checklist can be an opportunity for you and your new tenant to work together efficiently. Many tenants report feeling stressed ...
What Should Be Included in Your Lease Agreement?
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, April 30, 2021
Understanding how to rent your house requires that you can access a legally compliant and enforceable lease agreement. The lease will be signed by you and your tenants, agreeing to the responsibilities and expectations of each party. Always use an enforceable lease that&rsqu...
Expert Advice for Efficient and Effective Rental Property Showings
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, April 23, 2021
The ways in which we show our vacant rental properties have changed over the last year or two, partly because of the pandemic but also because new technology has made it more efficient and more convenient. Previously, tenants would see five or 10 homes before making a decisi...
How to Advertise Your Hampton Roads Rental Property
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, April 16, 2021
When you’re ready to offer your Hampton Roads rental property to prospective tenants, you’ll need to let them know it’s available. This requires a strategic marketing strategy which will likely begin with online advertising. This does not have to be complex...
Getting Your Home Rent Ready for the Hampton Roads Rental Market
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, April 9, 2021
An effective leasing process includes marketing, tenant screening, and a move-in inspection, but it starts with getting your property ready for the Hampton Roads rental market. Tenants who come across your listing and schedule a showing will not expect to see a work-in-progress. ...
When Is the Best Time of the Year to Advertise Your Virginia Rental Property?
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, April 2, 2021
There are some standard things that will impact how quickly you rent out your Virginia property and for how much money. The location and size of your property both have an impact and so does the home’s condition. The market is the most powerful driver of how much you c...
How to Rent Your House in Hampton Roads, VA
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, March 26, 2021
It seems like renting out your Hampton Roads property should be as easy as finding a tenant and collecting rent. Actually, it’s rarely that easy, and if you want to have a good rental experience, you’ll need to make sure you have a successful leasing experience. ...
What to Do When Your Hampton Roads Tenant Is Not Paying Rent
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, March 19, 2021
Every Hampton Roads landlord who has ever rented out a property worries that their tenants may one day stop paying rent. We understand this, and we want to help you reduce that risk. To effectively earn money and have a pleasant and stress-free rental experience, you need to...
How to Collect Rent for Hampton Roads Rental Property
By Lisa Doud MPM® RMP® Friday, March 12, 2021
The best way to ensure that your rent gets paid on time every month is by providing a few good options for tenants when it comes to how they pay. While you don’t want to welcome them to pay with their collection of pennies and dimes, you do want to offer different ways so t...