Category Archives: Landlord Advice

How To Build and Maintain a Great Landlord-Tenant Relationship

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Relationships are an important part of life, and perhaps one of the most important involves someone that you may not want to spend time with. No, we’re not talking about that family member, but your landlord!

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How To PROPERLY Use QR Codes for Real Estate Marketing

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OK, we know, by now virtually everyone has heard of QR codes – you know – those squares made of smaller black-and-white squares that are scanned by smartphones. The QR stands for Quick Response, and they began as a way to track parts through the manufacturing process and other industries dating back to the 1980’s.

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Keeping Up With Renovations of a Rental Property

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Regardless of the age of your property, renovations and maintenance are simply a part of the routine. Whether you’re painting a suite, fixing leaky faucets or even repairing a balcony, staying on top of your maintenance schedule will keep your property looking its best and give your tenants a safe and clean place to call home. Let’s face it, though – renovations and maintenance, while necessary, can be an inconvenience for your tenants. How can you ensure that you can do the work you need while providing minimal impact to the daily lives of the people who call your property home? Keeping Up With Renovations of a Rental Property Read More

Winter Parties for Residents Living in Rental Apartments

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The weather outside may be frightful, but landlords and property managers still have a number of fun options for throwing parties and gatherings for residents in their rental apartments. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 15% of Canadians experience the “winter blues”, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. By encouraging your residents to get together, especially during the winter months, you can help to raise the spirits of those who otherwise would not be able to get out much to socialize. So don’t let Mother Nature hamper your rental apartment building – let’s start planning some winter parties with these tips and ideas from RentSeeker.ca! Winter Parties for Residents Living in Rental Apartments Read More

Tips for Landlords for Keeping Residents…and Happy!

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As a landlord, you’ll often find yourself pondering the age old question – how do you retain tenants? With the vast majority of leases lasting for a duration of one year, what can you do to help convince your tenants to stay in your building once that lease expires? There are a number of important steps and changes that you can implement to ensure you retain great tenants for years to come. Tips for Landlords for Keeping Residents…and Happy! Read More

Using Social Media to Increase your Online Profile

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These days, it seems that everyone is on social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or even Pinterest, social media is what people use to connect with each other quickly and share ideas and opinions. If you are a landlord, having a presence on social media is important to keep in touch with your tenants, connect with other landlords and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on your social media journey! Using Social Media to Increase your Online Profile Read More

Resident Retention Strategies for Landlords

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With vacancy rates increasing across Canada, residents have a lot of choice when it comes to what apartment they choose to rent. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, vacancy rates in Canada’s 35 major centres increased to 2.6 per cent in October 2012, from 2.2 per cent in October 2011. If this trend continues into October 2013, it will be even more prudent to work hard to retain your residents. How can you accomplish this? Here are some tips to get you started. Resident Retention Strategies for Landlords Read More

Falling for an Autumn Apartment Party

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It’s hard to believe, but the fall season is almost upon us. With the change of season comes a change to the daily schedules of the residents in your apartment building. Vacation is over for both adults and children alike, as back-to-school and work routines become steadied. With more of your apartment renters being home at the same time, now is the perfect opportunity to throw apartment community parties. Struggling for fresh ideas? Try out some of the suggestions below and bring your residents together for some fun and games! Falling for an Autumn Apartment Party Read More

Know Your Options: Apartment Leases vs. Rental Agreements

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Unbeknownst to many landlords and renters are the options that are available when starting a new tenancy. Did you know that there is a difference between a lease and a rental agreement? It may seem unimportant, but these differences can change the complexion of how a tenancy is carried out. Know Your Options: Apartment Leases vs. Rental Agreements Read More