Property Management Blog

Thursday, October 05, 2017

How Do Our Phoenix Landlords Get Paid? Owner Distributions

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get here at Valentine is when and how do I get my monthly rents?  Read More »

Monday, September 04, 2017

Red Flags When Reviewing Tenant Applications

Tenant Application Red flags There are a ton of things to look for when reviewing a prospective tenant’s application, but we will go over the most important red flags we see on applications.  Read More »

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Open Bankruptcy and Tenant Screening: Phoenix Owner Advisory

Did you know that one of the main things we look for when doing tenant screenings in Phoenix, AZ is an open bankruptcy? Why, you ask?   Read More »

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Home Warranty's

It’s only Wednesday. It’s 120 degrees in Phoenix. We have had 11 a/c calls in 3 days. Out of these 11 calls, 8 of the properties have home warranty’s on them.  Read More »

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Arizona Fair Housing Update | Phoenix Property Management Education

Understanding and following Arizona Fair Housing laws can be difficult if you don't work with a Phoenix Property Management Company. Here are some tips we've put together for you.  Read More »

Friday, December 02, 2016

THE RENTAL MARKET | PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT UPDATE

Over the course of the last 8 years the demand for rental homes has steadily increased. We are continuing to experience low vacancy rates and little time on the market. The average rent price has increased as well, as demand for rental homes becomes greater. Many Phoenix, AZ homeowners who were thinking of selling are now choosing to rent their properties instead, and to reap the benefits of rental income for a few years. Homeowners are turning into investors cashing in on their largest investment. Why so many renters? Experts claim there are multiple reasons, but a notable one that we encounter every day is that as the economy starts to open up again it naturally brings new jobs to Arizona. People moving here for the first time are renting for a year or two as they acclimate to their new environment, explore different cities, research schools etc. A large percentage of our renters have recently relocated to the valley.   Read More »

Thursday, November 10, 2016

IF YOUR TENANT BREAKS THE LEASE: Phoenix Property Management Education

Hi I am Debbie Valentine with VSM. In this property management minute, I want to talk to you about the lease break!  Read More »

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Service & Support Animals | Professional property management advice in Phoenix

Fair Housing laws dictate that reasonable accommodations are made for both service animals and emotional support animals. What does this mean to Phoenix landlords? This means that these animals are not considered “pets.” If you have a no pet policy in your property, you must allow service or support animals. And if you typically charge a monthly pet fee or a one-time deposit, no fees or deposits can be charged for service or support animals.  Read More »

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 easy steps to finding the right tenant - Phoenix Property Management Advice
Finding a good tenant is one of the most important factors in the success of your rental investment. Here are 5 professional Phoenix property management tips on best ways to find a tenant for your rental property.   Read More »

Monday, August 01, 2016

Landscape & Pool Maintenance in Rental Properties

While Tenants in Phoenix want to rent a nice looking home, they often have no interest, time, or knowledge on how to maintain the property. They may agree to landscape maintenance in the rental contract but it can be difficult for a Phoenix property management company or owner to enforce. We recommend including landscape and pool maintenance in the rental price. We offer a full service landscape maintenance vendor as well as a pool service vendor for all your outdoor needs.
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