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National Association of Property Managers

National Association of Property Managers

  The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) is an association of real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique problems and challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties. Find out more about them here: https://www.narpm.org/ Why it is important that your property manager be involved in NARPM? The same reason that you want educators who teach children to have a degree from recognized


How much do you charge?

How much do you charge?

Oftentimes in property management, we are interviewed to manage new homes. This is our basic right as a consumer – to ask around, read reviews, and interview with a business to see how well they will perform services on your property. “How much do you charge?” This is typically the first question owners ask when interviewing. The first question should be: What type of software do


Inherited Tenants

Inherited Tenants

  “What do you mean you don’t have my deposit, I paid the first and the last month’s rent up front!” These are words that property managers never want to hear. Recently, we began managing a new property in the Houston area that was purchased by an out of state owner. The owner advised that there were existing tenants in place and emailed their current


Pets are a Case by Case Basis

Pets are a Case by Case Basis

According to the L.A. Times over 70% of renters own pets. LA Times Pet Statistic. As a home owner and investor directly involved in property management on a day to day basis, this a figure that is too large to ignore! If you do not allow pets in your rental home, you will lose a certain group of potential tenants before they even look at your house. Of


Houston to Dallas Bullet Train

Houston to Dallas Bullet Train

If you have visited Europe and had an opportunity to ride the Eurorail then you know how effective and convenient it is to travel via train across the large continent. Public transportation in Europe is generally considered more favorable than the United States. Texas is now taking some steps to catch up! As reported in the Houston Chronicle, “The bullet train is Japanese technology that


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