Tenant Screening: What You Need to Know

As an investment property owner, it’s tempting to go it alone when renting out your property to avoid extra financial outlay. You’re already working hard to get the home ready to rent, paying for upgrades, repairs, insurance, and more. Especially in Portland, where right now the rental market is super red hot, it’s easy to think that with so many tenants to choose from, it will be a breeze to find good ones.

How to Retain Great Tenants

The incentive for retaining renters in your investment property is clear and easy: it’s less expensive to keep current renters instead of finding new ones. Reducing turnover goes hand in hand with less loss of revenue, and that goal is achieved by the work of many within a property management company. But so much more ties into creating a home that your renters are reluctant to leave, that a good property management team can stay on top of, and deliver.

Get a Leg Up on Renting Strategy

We don’t need to tell you that the rental market in Portland is sizzling right now. As summer fades, demand for housing is still as hot as those Portland summer days we have left behind. If you plan on moving to Portland, or upgrading your current rental situation, it’s best to start preparing to apply for a new rental now by doing the following...