When you decide to allow pets into your rental property, you’re opening up your tenant pool and reducing your risk of long vacancies. Most residents have at least one pet, and they wouldn’t dream of moving into a home without their beloved dog or cat. […]
Flooring Options for Your Rental Home | Fort Worth Property Management Education
One of the most common questions we get from clients or from people just asking about owning rental property pertains to flooring. They want to know what type of flooring to put in a rental house. […]
“For Rent” Signs | McCaw Property Management’s Take On How You Should Use Them
At McCaw Property Management, we manage rental properties all over north Texas, and we get a lot of questions from landlords and rental property owners about how they should advertise their properties. Everyone knows that online advertising is where you’re going to reach the largest pool of prospective tenants. […]
Use Professional Photography Services to Advertise Your Rental Property | Fort Worth Property Management Education
At McCaw Property Management, we manage properties all over north Texas. I am not a photographer and would never claim to be, but today we’re talking about the importance of photography. I like taking pictures, and my skill level is above novice but definitely not professional. […]
3 Tips for Handling Late Rent Payments as a Dallas/Fort Worth Landlord
Even the best tenants may be late with rent from time to time, due to financial or personal issues that are temporary. As a landlord, it’s important that your rent comes in on time consistently every month so you can meet your own financial responsibilities. Charging a late fee is one way to deter tenants […]
How to Prevent Tenant Damages to Your Dallas/Fort Worth Rental Property
The potential for property damage is a common apprehension among would-be landlords. While property damage is rarely intentional, tenants may ignore minor issues like small leaks. A seemingly trivial issue like that can cause major damage in the long run, making it imperative that landlords take preventative measures against property damage. […]
Do You Need a Fort Worth Property Manager or Should You Self-Manage Rental Property?
Deciding to self-manage your investment property or to hire a professional Fort Worth property management company really comes down to the amount of time, expertise, and tolerance for risk you have. Owning real estate in Fort Worth can be a lucrative path to immediate cash flow and long-term returns. However, it also comes with some […]
Can You Choose Your Fort Worth Tenants?
When you’re working with a professional Fort Worth property management company, you have the advantage of a thorough tenant screening process. You know your property managers are combing through credit reports, criminal histories, financial documents, and talking to former landlords. There’s no reason for a landlord with a property manager to choose his or her […]
When and How to Increase the Rent on Your Fort Worth Investment Property
There’s often a lot of emotion involved in rental increases; both on the landlord’s end and from the tenant’s perspective. Tenants get nervous around renewal time because they often anticipate an increase and worry it’s going to be more than they can afford. Landlords watch their expenses rise year after year and know they should […]
Do You Need to Register to Be a Landlord in Dallas, TX?
If you own rental property in Dallas, you have probably received a letter from the city of Dallas recently requiring you to register your home for rent. While this not something that is uncommon nationwide, it is new to the city of Dallas. We’re talking about what this means and how you should respond. If […]