Property Management Blog

Thursday, March 29, 2018

We’d like to hear from you!
Property Management Blog
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 another $65? If we send an a/c company to do a maintenance check,...

Wednesday, October 4, 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? 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 important. Here at Valentine we issue Owner distributions on the...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Red Flags When Reviewing Tenant Applications
Property Management Blog
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 on a credit check. If a tenant has recent bad rental history ...

Monday, August 7, 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? 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 worst thing in the world. With that said, an open bankruptc...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Home Warranty's
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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: Cannot easily track the repair It is not our vendor ...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Arizona Fair Housing Update | Phoenix Property Management Education
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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, criminal history-based restrictions on housing opportunities...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Property Management Blog
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 ...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

IF YOUR TENANT BREAKS THE LEASE: Phoenix Property Management Education
Property Management Blog
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 said LIFE happens: Job loss Divorce Unexpected jo...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Service & Support Animals | Professional property management advice in Phoenix
Property Management Blog
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 typ...

Monday, August 22, 2016

5 easy steps to finding the right tenant - Phoenix Property Management Advice
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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 and every prospective tenant 2. Screen every applicant w...

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