What are your thoughts on preventative a/c maintenance?
As an owner of rental properties would you like to spend $100 each spring to have the a/c checked out and the filters changed?
If so, would you then like to have us go again in September to change the filters again for anoth...
How Do Our Phoenix Landlords Get Paid? Owner Distributions
By System Wednesday, October 4, 2017
One of the most frequently asked questions that we get here at Valentine is when and how do I get my monthly rents?
Cash flow is of course one of the main reasons for owning rentals properties and therefore we understand that receiving your rents in a timely manner is very impo...
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.
Past eviction or collection accounts from past landlords. These things are probably the biggest red flag o...
Open Bankruptcy and Tenant Screening: Phoenix Owner Advisory
By System Monday, August 7, 2017
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? Well, we all know that everyone goes through hard times occasionally in the course of their lifetime. Having a closed BK in your past is not the...
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.
There is rarely a time when a home warranty is not an issue on a rental home. Let me explain why:
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.
“While having a criminal record is not a protected characteristic under the Fair Housing Act, ...
THE RENTAL MARKET | PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT UPDATE
By System Thursday, December 1, 2016
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 ...
IF YOUR TENANT BREAKS THE LEASE: Phoenix Property Management Education
By System Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Hi I am Debbie Valentine with VSM. In this property management minute, I want to talk to you about the lease break!
If we have a good tenant and they were screened properly, then hopefully we have a tenant who cares about their credit score and future rental history. With that sa...
Service & Support Animals | Professional property management advice in Phoenix
By System Monday, October 31, 2016
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,...
5 easy steps to finding the right tenant - Phoenix Property Management Advice
By System Monday, August 22, 2016
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.
1. Have an application process that is completed by each ...