Do what you love and you’ll never have a problem with Monday!

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We are a family owned and operated business that share a love of leasing and property management. We believe that working together as a family gives us an advantage over our competitors and has been the key to our success. It’s been proven that family owned businesses are more stable, have a longer time horizon and tend to have a high level of trust and commitment to customers, because how the company behaves reflects the family’s personal integrity. We have infused our core values into our company and it shows! As a family owned and operated business, we have a better understanding of our customers values, expectations and needs.

A Skilled Property Manager isn’t Cheap & a Cheap Property Manager isn’t Skilled.

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Why The Cheapest Property Manager Isn’t Necessarily The Best

When it comes to choosing a property management company, it’s worth paying attention to that age-old saying that ‘you get what you pay for’.

Choosing the cheapest property management company may seem like a good idea at the time, particularly if you’re feeling the pressure on your bank balance after purchasing an investment property, but cheap is not satisfactory when it comes to protecting your very valuable asset and it’s important to choose wisely.

Very simply, property managers aren’t all equal and quite possibly, the one that’s offering its services at the lowest fee could also be the one that delivers the least amount of value.   Of course, as a property investor, you would be looking at maximizing the returns on your investment so you wouldn’t want to waste money, but saving a few dollars on cheaper property management upfront could very likely cost you a lot more over the long run.

Let’s look at why price is misleading when it comes to making a choice of property manager.

Firstly, you need to evaluate what the property manager is offering for that price. You should ascertain how many properties each person manages and what services they provide. If they have a multitude of properties on their books with only one property manager looking after them all, they could end up being too busy to focus on the important details of your investment.

You should check how often they will be performing inspections and whether they will be corresponding directly with the tenant to handle any maintenance requests and so on. Very often, a property management company that offers its services for at a very cheap rate will do little more than place tenants and collect rent every month, leaving the property owner to do all the running around.

And that brings us to another very important point – quality of tenant. A reputable property management company will have an extensive database of prospective tenants and a proven strategy for attracting quality tenants quickly and efficiently.   And that’s important because if the leasing real estate agent isn’t totally focused on getting your property tenanted with the right type of person as quickly as possible, you could end up with costly vacancies or a high turnover of inappropriate tenants.

The best property managers also know their areas very well, and they’re able to make informed recommendations about what rents can realistically be achieved, what property upgrades are necessary in order to make the property more marketable or if anything can be done to attract a higher rent, etc. They are also proactive when it comes to alerting owners when leases are due for renewals, advising owners of changes to state and federal regulations.

Warning bells should ring if a property management company that is offering cheap rates has a reputation for high staff turnover.   If the employees aren’t happy, you probably won’t be happy either.

Ideally, your property manager should pride themselves on their ability to communicate and the way they diligently return phone calls – as they do at Bev Roberts Rentals, Inc., leaders in property management in the North Carolina Triangle Area.   Another thing that sets Bev Roberts Rentals, Inc. apart from their competitors is that each property owner has a single point of contact with one real estate agent from leasing to property management within our company – and that’s not something that happens too often in the property management game. In addition We are a family owned and operated business. We believe that working together as a family gives us an advantage over our competitors and has been the key to our success. Our family is committed to outstanding customer service that goes beyond normal client expectations. It’s been proven that family owned businesses are more stable, and tend to have a high level of trust and commitment to customers, because how the company behaves reflects the family’s personal integrity.

If this level of service appeals to you, feel free to contact one of Bev Roberts Rentals professional property managers at (919) 306-5665 or visit our website to see what personalized property management service looks like at http://www.RobertsRentals.net.

I wish I would have contacted Bev Roberts Rentals!

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At Bev Roberts Rentals, we are committed to helping landlords manage their properties in a professional and profitable manner. Part of this commitment involves reducing vacancy rates by keeping high quality tenants in properties for longer periods of time. We do this through careful tenant screening, responsive service, and meticulous attention to detail. We also have more resources than a homeowner that make the process much faster and efficient. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us today! (919)306-5665#LandlordTips #FRBO #Apex #Cary #Raleigh#WakeCountyNC #TriangleAreaNC #ForRent#PropertyManagement

A Vacant Property is a Pimple on the Complexion of your Investment Business.

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When you have a #vacant #rental property, it costs you money each day it sits empty, so it’s important to reduce time between tenants to a bare minimum. Filling a unit with qualified tenants takes more than just putting up a for rent sign in the yard. #BevRobertsRentals is the key to minimizing the time that your rental sits empty. We act quickly and effectively in marketing and attracting prospective tenants who are ready to sign a lease agreement—all without putting your cash flow at further risk.

Leasing is Like Peanut Butter, it can be Smooth or Nuts!

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Happy National Peanut Butter Day! 🥜
Leasing is like Peanut Butter…
it can be Smooth or Nuts.
Call Bev Roberts Rentals for assistance! (919) 306-5665

Good, Fast, or Cheap – Pick Any Two

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There’s an old saying, “Good, Fast, or Cheap – Pick Any Two”. The concept is simple. Choose two of the three options: good, fast or cheap. You can’t have all three. If you want something fast and cheap, it’s not going to be good. If you want something good and cheap, it’s not going to be fast. If you want something good and fast, it’s not going to be cheap.  There are certainly exceptions to this rule, but for the most part we’ve found this to be fairly accurate.

It really doesn’t matter what line of business you’re in, customers all want their product done good, fast and cheap; however, it is impossible to create work in this manner. It just does not work that way.

Property management companies are not all created equal: They don’t cost the same, they don’t deliver the same quality of service, and they don’t provide their services at the same speed. So why do landlords choose to evaluate property management firms solely on how much they cost? When the success of your investment property, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, is at stake, why choose a “cheap” property management option?

Too often, the “cheap” property management option comes with many gaps, when compared to a more reputable and marginally higher-priced firm — gaps related to cost, quality and promptness. You wouldn’t expect steak and lobster at a fast food restaurant, just as you shouldn’t expect first-class management from a “cheap” property manager.Print

Mold Remediation For Landlords

Liability is always a concern for landlords. Thus, it’s easy to understand why the mention of “mold” and “millions” together would give a property owner nightmares. Not only is indoor exposure to mold known to cause respiratory problems and other health issues in some individuals, but mold is everywhere — and because moisture is critical to its ability to grow to elevated levels, something as simple as a leaky pipe could prove costly.

A web search for “mold lawsuits” reveals horror stories, one about a couple ordered to pay nearly $3 million in damages for selling a California home rife with mold. The same search shows that numerous law firms stand ready to sue property owners on behalf of tenants who believe mold made them sick.

While causation is difficult to prove, you as a landlord have enough to do without being tied up in court. And whether there is litigation or not, a prevalence of mold could lead to tenant loss.

For a landlord, mold remediation can save a host of problems. (Document efforts in case of legal proceedings.)

Mold issues in buildings are a result of water/moisture problems. Mold also needs an organic food source — and many building materials serve that purpose — and high relative humidity. The water source is the easiest factor to control.

As a landlord, the mold problem is not yours alone. Mold can grow in 24 to 48 hours after a water intrusion, so the tenant bears some responsibility for notifying the landlord the mold situation or water leak exists, and for reporting water stains that indicate a leak. Tenants also should use exhaust fans and control humidity. Mold can be hidden in many places, and a landlord generally cannot be held liable unless he or she knew — or should have known — the problem existed.

If the area where mold is growing is small, researching how to clean mold as the landlord and doing the work yourself can save the cost of hiring a mold remediation specialist.

As a landlord, the mold issue is one you must take seriously. Acting quickly and thoroughly can reduce liability risks. The accompanying infographic describes some typical mold situations, steps for mold remediation, and tips to prevent mold.

Source: AAOA

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Property Management isn’t for everyone, but HAY… it’s in our JEANS!

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Property Management isn’t for everyone, but #HAY… it’s in our #JEANS! #scarecrow #fall#thanksgiving #wakecountync #caryareanc

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

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Use this day to clean out your refrigerator, top to bottom. When it comes to food safety, we fall back to the old saying “When in doubt, throw it out.”
#FoodSafety #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay#Germs #BevRobertsRentals

A Renter’s Guide to Breaking a Lease

1When you sign a lease, you’re committing to a binding contract – but life happens and you may need to break the lease and move out early.

There are only a few reasons for breaking a lease without being liable for the entire lease amount. They include:

  • Military duty: Federal law permits you to terminate your lease with 30 days’ notice if you’re called to active duty.
  • Constructive eviction: This legal term refers to the failure of the landlord to keep the residence in habitable condition. What constitutes constructive eviction varies from state to state.
  • Bankruptcy: Early lease termination may be included in the judgment of a Chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Natural disaster: An earthquake, tornado, or some other disaster renders the premises uninhabitable.

You also might be able to break your lease if your landlord violates your privacy by showing up repeatedly without giving the required notice.

The following usually aren’t good reasons to break a lease:

  • Relocation by employer
  • Getting married
  • Noisy neighbors
  • Rats, mold, and other hygiene issues
  • Loss of income or other financial hardship

It’s important to maintain positive communication and a helpful attitude with your landlord.

This could save you from legal proceedings and possible financial burdens. A good attitude together with knowledge of your rights can help you make a graceful exit while retaining resources you need to relocate.

Give Adequate Notice

One of the worst things you can do is to leave your landlord in the lurch. You should give written notice even if you’ve been called to active military duty or you just suffered a fire in the unit.

Explain the Situation

Perhaps you’ve been relocated by your employer or a health crisis is forcing you to move into a supervised care situation. If the landlord understands and sympathizes, there is a better chance of working out an agreement.

If bed bugs or some other condition has made the unit uninhabitable, you must give the landlord an opportunity to correct the problem if the problem happened through no fault of yours. But if you caused the problem, you would be responsible for fixing it.

Negotiate

If you’re leaving for reasons of inhabitability, be clear regarding what that means for you. It may take concessions, such as surrendering all or part of your security deposit, to come to an amicable agreement.

Help Make the Transition Smoother

The landlord needs to make a reasonable effort to find a new tenant if you leave before your lease is up. Reliable, considerate tenants can be difficult to find, though, and many landlords don’t have time to look for one. Your help will probably be appreciated, and it could save you money. Your lease may even require you to advertise the unit in the event of early termination.

Note that the landlord can refuse the tenant you select if they don’t meet the requirements the landlord sets.

Sublet the Unit/Assign the Lease

Not all landlords are open to third-party sublets. But if yours is, you may be able to find someone in your circle of friends that can sublet the unit from you. That sidesteps the need to terminate the lease. Assuming the landlord’s approval, the new tenant pays the rent in your place, and if everything works out, signs a new rental agreement when the lease terminates. In the ideal case, you get your security deposit back upon termination of the lease.

Note that it is usually reasonable for the landlord to deduct the processing costs, such as the costs for credit checks, from your security deposit.

Clean Up

Leaving your rental unit clean makes a statement of respect for the property that landlords appreciate. You’ll likely save the money the landlord would have spent cleaning and generate good karma for yourself as well as for the tenants who come after you.

Understand Your Rights

When circumstances force you to move, it’s important to read your lease. It may contain language that spells out what needs to happen. You should also look up the tenancy laws in your state.

Get Documentation

In a constructive eviction claim, terms like “reasonable effort” and “habitable conditions” are fuzzy ones, and documentation helps support your interpretation. Take pictures and get statements from neighbors. Document your efforts to find a new tenant so that, if the efforts are unsuccessful, you can prove you tried.

Request Mediation

When you claim inhabitability, it’s often difficult for a landlord to decide who is at fault and what to correct. Instead of simply acting on your frustrations and leaving, try holding a mediation session with a third-party facilitator. Call your local jurisdiction to find out how to obtain one.

Source: Landlordology