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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BLOG

How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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The trouble with frozen pipes isn’t that you no longer have running water in the home. Frozen pipes quickly lead to damaged or burst pipes, since water expands when it freezes. Frozen pipes can happen in any home, but there are ways to prevent this disaster from happening in yours.

Open Cupboard Doors When You’re Away From Home

Even a weekend away can be long enough for pipes to freeze when temperatures drop too low. To keep interior pipes in kitchens and bathrooms from getting too cold, open the cupboard doors so the heat in your home can access those hidden pipes.

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No Comments | Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY, Tenant Tips

Celebrating Christmas in Pulaski County

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fort Leonard Wood families are fortunate to live in a region where there are endless opportunities for families to bond together in wholesome activities year round. Christmas is a special time that presents, even more, chances to enjoy everything that Fort Leonard Wood and surrounding areas have to offer.

Journey to Bethlehem, December 8th and 9th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Crocker Christian Church, Junction of Highway 133 and Highway 17 North

This is an inspiring free activity that is perfect for adults and children of all ages. Live performers reenact the tale with over 100 characters, plus live animals. Complimentary refreshments served after the event.

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How to Manage a Bad Tenant

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Despite every effort, every once in a while you might be faced with the situation of a bad tenant. It’s important that the case is handled correctly, both to protect you as well as your property. 

 

Communicate

 

First, try to come to an understanding. Is the rent chronically late? Maybe the due date can be altered to better align with the arrival of your tenant’s paycheck. Is the rent proving too much to handle? Perhaps you can let the tenant out of their lease early. Open up the doors of communication to try and figure out what the problem is, and see if you can reach a compromise on the issue. It’s always better to work together with the tenant than to be at odds with one another. Read More
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Tax Time Documents for Landlords

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Get a head start on tax time by beginning to gather these documents now. You’ll be able to file faster, receive any refund quicker, and generally be able to make what can be a complex process a whole lot easier for you and your tax accountant. It can be difficult to remember all the docs you need, so here’s a reminder list of things you’ll need for your tax returns as a landlord:

Expense Receipts

 

Most, if not all, of your expenses as a landlord will be tax deductible, so you’ll want to gather your receipts for such things as:Rental items like steam cleaners, power washers, etc.

  • Services rendered, including property management services, lawn care, roof repair, electrical and plumbing repairs and maintenance.

  • Marketing and advertising expenses; such as having property descriptions written up, photography costs, online ads, and print media advertising costs.

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4 Unique Decorating Features to Attract Top Tenants

Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Decorating Features

You can attract the kind of top tenants that will take care of your rental property, pay rent in a timely manner and notify your property manager right away when there is a problem that needs attention. Here are some ideas for unique decorating features that will appeal to those who appreciate quality and fine craftsmanship.

1. Automatic Sensor Faucet

If you need to replace the faucet anyway, consider upgrading to an automatic sensor faucet. This technologically advanced faucet will take your kitchen décor up a notch. It also makes it easier for tenants to keep the sink area clean.

2. Pendant Lighting

It’s a simple matter to install pendant lighting instead of recessed lights in the soffit or ceiling over a kitchen breakfast counter. Pendant lighting offers style, grace and the kind of upscale atmosphere that quality tenants will immediately be drawn to.

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No Comments | Home Remodeling

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) FAQ

Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Here at Walker Rentals, we are proud whenever we get the chance to help an active duty military member find a home that suits their needs. Our military puts their lives on the line to defend our country, and the Basic Allowance for Housing assists them to make the rest of their lives just a little bit easier. But many people aren't completely aware of what the BAH is, and how it benefits military personnel. For those of you who are trying to wrap your heads around the program, here are some frequently asked questions that we have answered for your convenience.

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Home

Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

Here at Walker Rentals, we are happy to help people from all over find homes for rent in Waynesville, Ft. Leonard Wood, St. Robert, and the surrounding areas. Missouri is a beautiful state, and this is a beautiful area. There are plenty of lovely homes to choose from, and we can help you in your decision. Feel free to give us a call for more information, but in the meantime here are some tips for finding the perfect home.

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3 Comments | Tenant Tips

How to Attract Quality Tenants

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How to Attract Quality Tenants

As a property owner, it’s beneficial to attract quality tenants. Quality tenants are more likely to consistently pay rent on time, take care of the property, and to alert you or your property management team if some issue needs to be addressed. But how do you find good tenants that meet all your criteria? Here are some ways to attract top-quality tenants.

1. Create a Tenant Persona


What would your ideal tenant be like? Create a list of the qualities of your perfect tenant, such as a stable job, family-centered, or animal lover. Putting this in writing helps make it clear in your own mind. When you share the tenant persona with your property management team it also helps them find quality tenants for you.

 

2. Write a Carefully Worded Advertisement


Your property advertisement can send a powerful message to attract quality tenants. This is where you can really home in on the things you’re looking for in a tenant. For example, if you want a family to move in, emphasize the good schools nearby and the playground around the corner. If you’re seeking a young single professional, mention the short commute to the city center, or the subway station just around the corner.

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Tips for Hiring a Property Management Company

Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017
Here at Walker Rentals, we are proud to offer our property management services in the Fort Leonard Wood, St. Robert, and Waynesville areas. If you are considering property management for your property, you could stand to gain a lot of free time and peace of mind, while still keeping your property profitable. The only thing you need to do is find a property management company that works for you. Here, we thought we would list some tips to help you along in your search. Read More
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Dos and Don'ts For Rental Property Remodels

Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017
 
Here at Walker Rentals, we offer property management services in the Waynesville, Fort Leonard Wood, and St. Robert areas. In our years of helping people manage their properties, we have learned a thing or two about what attracts great tenants. One way is by performing minor remodeling on your rental property. But don't jump into hasty decisions, you will want to be sure of your choices first. Here are some minor remodeling dos and don'ts to help your property stay filled.

DOs

These features are likely to help you attract a prospective tenant.

Use White Paint

Unless you are going for a more expensive color option, white paint will cost you the same as both cream or beige (two affordable options). The vast majority of people prefer a white backdrop over cream or beige, so going white will cast the widest net to attract new tenants.

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