Houston Property Management Tips

Why Family Can Become Your Worst Tenants – Houston Property Management Education

Monday, June 13, 2016
Having a rental property is having a business, and you have to make decisions based on what’s best for that business. Renting to family members and friends can cause conflicts and require you to choose between your business and your relationships. A family member living in your property might require a little tough love, and ...

How to Find a Good Property Management Company for Your Houston Rental Property

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
There are a few specific things you want to talk about when you are interviewing and selecting the right property management company for your Houston rental property. We’re sharing some of the best tips to help you start your relationship in the right direction.   What Not to Ask Do not ever call a property manager and as...

Best Tenant Screening in Houston – Professional Advice for Homeowners

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Landlords and homeowners who manage their own rental properties really need to know how to properly screen tenants. You never want to just move a tenant in without checking that person’s background and qualifications. It’s important that you always do a professional background screening. We’re telling you about what we do ...

Why Work with Terra Residential Services – Professional Property Management in Houston

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Terra Residential Services is a professional property management company in Houston, Texas and we’re talking about why we are best choice when you’re looking for someone to take care of your single family rental property. We are a full service single family property management company, which means you don’t have to do...

April 2012: Fair Housing and the Rental Process

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It is crucial, when renting a property, that property managers and owners avoid discrimination. There are many pitfalls, and it requires good policies, procedures, and practices, to prevent unwanted Fair Housing complaints. Fair Housing actually began in the United States in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence, which states, "al...

March 2012: The Security Deposit vs. Normal Wear & Tear

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
If you have 100 property managers in a meeting, the majority will agree that settling a security deposits dispute is one of the more difficult tasks in property management, particularly when it comes to determining "normal wear and tear," also referred to by some as "ordinary wear and tear." Why does this become such a difficult pro...

February 2012: Handling Tenant Issues

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
In a perfect world of landlord/tenant relations, the rent is never late; there are never maintenance problems, emergencies, or any other difficulties; tenants are never angry. However, this delightful scenario is generally not the case and difficult situations take serious consideration and action. However, as your Property Management Co...

January 2012: What Does The Tenant Want Now?

Saturday, December 31, 2011
There are times when owning a rental property can feel like pouring silver dollars into a big bottomless hole with no chance of recovering them. After a vacancy and repairs, the property successfully rents and then the tenant wants the property owner to spend more money on repairs. It could be a big property tax bill is due or the mortga...

December 2011: Are You a Knowledgeable Landlord?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
How would you rate yourself as a knowledgeable landlord? We thought we would put together a list of questions that landlords should know. It is and always will be, our policy to keep you intelligently informed on the business of owning investment property. That is the primary reason for this newsletter service.  We hope this will...

November 2011: A Cash Reserve for Your Investment Property

Monday, October 31, 2011
You never know when something can happen that will require a large amount of cash, such as a disaster where the property is located, a major maintenance expense, an unexpectedly long vacancy, or a problem with a tenant that leads to legal action and damage. As your property management company, we work on preventative measures to keep thi...

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