Central Ohio Real Estate News and Views

Managing Real Estate Broker - Rickert Property Management
So you finally found an great tenant and all that is left is to check their previous landlord. You got a great recommendation, moved in the tenant and within 3 months your place looks like a mess and the rent is late. What happened? Well, one of two things happened. It could be that their previou...
So when did we become such a casual industry? Does showing up for an appointment dressed in dockers, jeans, open collar shirts, baseball hats, sandals, etc cost you credibility and impact the amount of money you make? I would say yes. I run a property management firm and no matter how I insist th...
So what does success mean to you and how do you measure it? Is it monetary, personal, business? Recently I took a new position and thought I was doing well and at the end of the year analyzed the company numbers and realized that even though sales was up that profit was down since I was the leade...
So you have tried to sell your condo and no luck? Maybe you owe too much or maybe the new financing rules about condos have made it almost impossible? So what can I do now? Rent it perhaps? Renting a condo is not near as easy as it appears! Step one is to see if renting your condo is even allowed...
Easy enough to accomplish. Here is how: You start with any easy request for a easy issue, such as "Have you received my payment this month?" So all you have to do is ignore them, not a 30 second call that indicates yes or no, nor a quick email that says I will check on it, not an easy text that s...
So who manages your HOA now? Is it a bunch of owners who have full time jobs and are stretched thin and don't have the time to spend working on it? Or did you find a management firm or person who was the lowest bidder and now you only see them when it's time to get a check? And what exactly shoul...
So exactly what is a reluctant landlord? Maybe its you! So you have tried to sell the house, hired an agent, completed all the repairs you needed, even buried the statue in the yard! Yet after all that no one has wanted to pay you what you need for the home to recover your costs and pay off your ...
So this is an interesting question that I get asked when I am speaking at seminars to investors and home owners and the answer is always different for everyone. So here is what I tell most people: Do you lose sleep worrying about your house being vacant? Do you wonder if you find a tenant how you...
So one of the things that I do in my position is to hire new property managers to work with our firm so as you can imagine when we post a job we get tons of resumes. So I was sent one that appeared to be a pretty qualified person, had a nice resume, well written, no spelling errors (we'll save th...
Here is the easy answer: Probably not! Why you say? Unlike commercial property management you need to be able to be flexible to when tenants and prospective tenants are available. Residential tenants normally are busy during the day, so the best time to show properties, inspect units, and gain ac...

Dennis Swartz

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