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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What is the Right Way to Screen a Tenant? Kansas City Property Management Education

Kansas City tenant screening needs to be both thorough and consistent. Today, we’re talking about the best way to screen a prospective tenant. Work with a property management company so you have access to all the resources and databases that can give you a good idea about who wants to live in your rental home. Then, you can be sure you’re getting the best tenant in Kansas City.   Read More »

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How Should I Handle Maintenance Issues in my Kansas City Rental Property?

Rental property maintenance is an important part of being a landlord or a property manager. You want to preserve the condition of the property and provide a safe and habitable living space for your tenants. Today, we’re talking about how maintenance in Kansas City works.   Read More »

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost in Kansas City?

Friday, December 30, 2016

Why Work with Advantage Homes for Kansas City Property Management?

I get calls from homeowners all the time who are looking for property management in Kansas City, and they want to know why they should work with Advantage Homes versus some of the larger companies or cut-rate companies. Those companies just don’t offer the personal service or the local presence that we can offer you. At Advantage Homes, all of us own investment properties just like you. We know what landlords are looking for, and we're able to treat your property just like we would treat our own. Here are some important factors to consider about how we work.  Read More »

Monday, November 14, 2016

How to be a good landlord/property manager:

1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing things can happen. What contingency plans do you have in place so maintenance concerns can be resolved without your direct involvement (in case you happen to go on vacation the day something major happens)? When you shift your view as a landlord to a “business owner” — and treat your company as such - you will find far greater success.  Read More »

Monday, November 14, 2016

How to be a good tenant

1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before you sign it.  Read More »