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Tips to Becoming a Better Landlord in Central Florida - Part 3

Posted by Christy Lim on Aug 26, 2014 8:30:00 PM

In part two of our "tips to becoming a better landlord in Central Florida" series we talked about the importance of background and credit checks when it comes to finding the perfect tenant for your investment property. No one likes a bad surprise and taking these preventative measures will ensure that doesn't happen to you.   

So....you’ve now found who you think will be THE tenant for you. What’s next?

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Topics: Good Ideas, Buying Investment Property, Home Tips, Property Management 101

Tips to becoming a better landlord in Central Florida [a series: part 2]

Posted by Christy Lim on Aug 19, 2014 8:45:00 PM

In part one of our "tips to becoming a better landlord in Central Florida" series we talked about the nitty gritty details to getting an investment property move-in-ready in order to find the right tenant. Now that you’ve got the home primed and ready for showing to the hordes of people looking to rent, you’ll need to qualify the prospective Tenant. 

There are numerous programs out there that will help you in doing a check of your prospective Tenant. When weighing your options, be sure to let the firm handling the background/credit check know your criteria. For the background check, it will be your decision to determine what you’re willing to accept and decline. Is an unpaid parking ticket okay? How about a DUI? These are ultimately decisions that you are going to have to make. Are you looking for a certain credit score? Keep in mind that if you are looking for that perfect score, it’s not likely to happen. Most people these days are recovering from the market crash that happened a few years back and are still trying to rebuild their credit scores and history back up. A little flexibility on your part might be needed now and perhaps not so much a few more years down the line.

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Topics: Good Ideas, Buying Investment Property, Home Tips, Property Management 101

Tips to Becoming a Better Landlord in Central Florida - Part 1

Posted by Christy Lim on Aug 13, 2014 8:08:49 PM

Just about every Investor has had to deal with tenants that keep them in one of two situations: a) scrambling to find new ones or b) trying their best to keep the ones they have living in the investment property, FOREVER. What you, the investor, can do to find the right tenant starts with you, the landlord. In this series, we hope to give you tips to becoming a better landlord in Central Florida. And just maybe, they will leave you in the latter of the two situations mentioned above.

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Topics: Good Ideas, Buying Investment Property, Home Tips, Property Management 101

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