• Curb Appeal

    How To Improve The Curb Appeal Of Your Houston Rental Property

    Summer is almost here in Houston Texas and when you combine warmer weather with longer days this means that you have greater opportunity to improve the curb appeal of your Houston area rental property. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “curb appeal”, this just means the appearance of your rental property that people will see before they get out of their vehicle to take a tour of the property. Studies show that many renters will avoid some rental properties if they look actually “scarier” than others that’s why if you want to attract the best tenants possible you should go out of your way to improve the curb appeal of…

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  • Tips for getting your pool ready for summer
    Maintenance

    Tips for getting your pool ready for summer

    Even though summer 2019 is right around the corner, in Texas we can have summer like temperatures as early as April so it’s important for anyone who owns a rental property that has a pool to get it ready for summer by following these tips: Before filling your pool you should also confirm that it’s clean and safe for use by both adults and children. When inspecting your pool you should also review your pool equipment as well to make sure that the operating system for your swimming pool will provide proper flow and suction of water. Verify Water Chemistry Once you’ve inspected your swimming pool, and you’ve filled it…

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  • 5 Tips for a Low Stress First Rental Property Investment
    Investing,  Rental Property

    5 Tips for a Low Stress First Rental Property Investment

    Tip #1: Advice is OK, but Do Your Own Research Take courses, read investment books, go to a seminar, or any other learning process that helps you to gain confidence to make decisions. I suggest that any books, courses or seminars be about how to select locations, value properties and evaluate the rental market. Your success will be based on your due diligence and most of all buying right in the right area. Your first rental property investment is best done in your area of residence, where you know what’s going on economically. You want to know that the economy will support today’s decision into the future, as this isn’t…

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  • How are renters finding your rental property?
    Property Management Tips

    How are renters finding your rental property?

    How are prospective tenants or renters finding your rental property? Are they searching offline, online or a combination of both? If prospective tenants and renters are finding your property online that’s awesome but are you getting the most ROI from your online advertising results? Before moving forward with advertising another property online take the time to review your online marketing plan and make sure you’re using the following websites and resources.  Har.com Over the last 5 years www.har.com has quickly developed into the best resource for renters to find great homes and properties for rent across the Houston area and it’s also a great website for property owners to get the…

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  • Houston Texas Property Management Tips - Four Things To Consider Before Increasing Rent
    Tenant Screening

    Tenant Screening – Changes You Need To Know

    There’s no doubt that tenant screening can be one of the most complicated aspects of owning rental properties because you have to follow the requirements of the Fair Housing Act and not offend anyone. When I first start rental I thought the hardest part would be keeping on top of maintenance, making sure the handyman fixes the boiler and the WDR Roofing Company checks the roof. Turns out, it’s getting the people into the house that’s the hard part! In 2017 tenant screening has gotten a little more complicated for owners thanks to recent policy updates from the Department of Housing And Urban Development. HUD rolled out a 10-page policy…

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  • It’s Time for You to Invest in Houston Texas Single Family Homes
    Property Management Tips

    New Year Resolutions – Hire A Houston Texas Property Manager In 2017

    By Vestpro Residential Services HOUSTON, TX. – With the 2016 holidays officially over many people will be coming up with their New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 and if you own rental properties in Houston one of the best resolutions you can make is to hire a Houston Texas Property Manager in 2017 especially for these reasons. Saves You Time And Money An experienced Houston Texas Property Manager will save you the time of managing your rental properties yourself especially when it comes to day-to-day tasks like rent collection, customer service, and maintenance because these are all tasks that you will no longer have to do yourself. You will also save…

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  • Property Management
    Property Management Tips

    Should you buy rentals in Houston? Even if you’re out of the area?

    Thanks to the booming real estate market in the last 12 months there are more condos, town homes and apartment buildings available for purchase and rent than ever before but the big question is should you buy rentals in Houston even if you’re out of the area? The answer to this question is yes! Pros of Buying Long-Distance Real Estate The ability to buy in more affordable markets. Property values in second- and third-tier markets don’t command the premium of real estate in primary markets and there’s lower competition. That said, depending on the market, rents can still be very strong. Buying in one of these markets is a way…

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  • 4 Tips for Dealing with Houston Texas Renters
    Property Managers

    What Does A Houston Texas Property Manager Do?

    What does a Houston Texas Property Manager do? This is one of the biggest questions that property owners who manage their own rental properties have had over the years because some owners are under the misconception that we just collect a check without doing much to actually manage their rental properties. In this article, we will break down what a Houston Texas Property Manager actually does so you will be more aware of what to expect when hiring a property manager to manage your rental properties. Houston Texas Property Managers Ease Stress One of the first things that Houston Texas Property Managers do is ease the stress that you may…

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  • 3 Reasons to Consider Passive Houston Texas Real Estate Investing
    Property Management Tips

    3 Reasons to Consider Passive Houston Texas Real Estate Investing

    So you’re thinking about getting involved in Houston Texas Real Estate Investing but will your Real Estate investment be a passive investment? In this post we will share with you 3 tips you can use to insure that your Houston Texas Real Estate investment will be 100% passive so you can continue working in your current job while your rental property makes money for you, even while you sleep. Passive Tip #1 – Purhase a Property with Existing Tenants Instead of buying rental property that’s vacant or needs repairs you should search for rental properties with existing tenants because the cash flow for those properties is already established and your…

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  • What to Look For In a Houston Property Manager
    Property Management Tips

    What to Look For In a Houston Property Manager

    So you’re thinking about hiring a Houston Property Manager to manage your real estate.  This is a smart move to make because as your portfolio grows so will all of your management responsibilities and this is why hiring a Houston Property Management company just makes sense. Before choosing just anyone we will share with you several tips you can use for choosing the right Houston Property Manager. What to Look For In a Houston Property Management Company: Tip #1 – Look for a Team When you choose a Houston Property Management company you should choose an organization that offers you a team instead of one individual because a team will…

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