Tenant Screening Tips From A Property Manager

Everything you Need to Know About Tenant Screening as a Philadelphia Landlord Tenant screening is one of the most essential aspects of property management’s risk-based approach. This article will help you understand the importance of utilizing a formal screening procedure and following it consistently and how it helps you maintain the standards set by fair […]

Property Management Mistakes To Avoid By Landlords

  Most of the people go on their own when it comes to the process of property management in Philadelphia. It can be easy if you have into the property management business in the past but if you are a local person who has no past background of managing the property, then it can get […]

Change Rent Due Date on Philadelphia Rental Property

Property Manager Tip for Landlords You Can Change the Rent Due Date. As a property manager, we often accommodate our property owners in case of a late rent payment to make sure they receive their rent checks on time. And we view late rent payments as free money – a ten percent return (the maximum […]

Philadelphia Rental Properties Will Never Be Passive Income

If you own a rental property in Philadelphia, you already know that our market place requires landlords to maintain their properties to keep competitive with the other rental properties on the market. And unless you have one a good property management company, you know this requires a commitment of both time and money. (Click Best […]

Anti-Landlord Just Cause Legislation

There has been recent discourse from my property management forum about Councilman Jones’ Just Cause legislation. This anti-landlord / rental property legislation would allow a renting tenant to contest the legal termination of a lease, by going to the Fair Housing Commission to dispute it. I wanted to make landlords aware that under the leadership […]

Solve Frozen Water Line Pipes in Philadelphia

  Plan for the 100 year storm! It took me a few years and 7 properties with frozen pipes to learn an important lesson as a Property Manager here in Philadelphia. I learned that weather changes from year to year. Seems obvious; but yet it still escaped me! One winter was particularly cold; but what […]

Rental Property Highest & Best Use?

Is your Philadelphia rental property at its highest and best use? Highest and Best Use is a Real Estate term that means the reasonable, probable and legal use of a property. From a Property Management, or a Real Estate Investment Perspective, “Highest & Best Use” simply means what is the most profitable state your Philadelphia […]

Overall picture of Zoning & Development in Philadelphia

Overall picture of Zoning & Development in Philadelphia February 22nd, 2018 at 12-1:30PM Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® – GPAR  at 1341 N Delaware Ave # 200, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (Parking Behind Building) Presentation: Discussion of the overall picture of zoning and development in Philadelphia. Speaker: Frank DiCicco, Chair of the City’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Topics include: […]

6 Broken Things That Stop Tenants From Renting From You

So you are trying to find a tenant for your Philadelphia rental property; but its going slower than you thought?As a property manager I know just how expensive vacancy can be for a landlord – In fact vacancy is the number one decider on whether a rental property is profitable or operates as a loss.  […]