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How To Screen Tenants For Your Rental Property

A trying time for most Tampa landlords is when the property becomes vacant. You feel the need to fill it up quickly to restore the continuous flow of rental income. During that period, most owners are often tempted to lease the asset to the first tenant that shows even the slightest interest.

Experience, however, proves that no matter how eager you may be to get a renter, any prudent landlord should take the time to screen every person interested in leasing the property.

The screening is not a one-time activity, as most landlords presume, but rather an ongoing process that starts the minute your property becomes vacant and goes on until the right candidate signs the lease and moves into the property.

Here are some of the screening processes you can use to identify the best quality tenant for your Tampa rental property. (more…)

Reasons You Should Use a Property Management Company

Using a property management company can sound a bit nerve wracking for many people.  In reality, a property management company is one of the best and most convenient solutions to legally and safely maintain and manage your investment.  Central Florida, like any other place in the United States, has its own unique set of obstacles.  For Central Florida communities, property management is quickly becoming a great option for many homeowners. (more…)

Biggest Secrets of Successful Landlords

Whether you like it or not, as a landlord, you have no choice but to get along with your tenants and keep them satisfied while they’re under your care. To help you with that, we have gathered some tips on how you can become an amazing landlord that your tenants will surely love. (more…)

Best Breakfast Places in Tampa

As a Tampa business owner I love frequenting our local breakfast restaurants. Skip your breakfast, and there’s a chance that you’d either be cranky the whole day or you’d feel awfully tired. Who would want that kind of feeling? However, if you’re too busy to prepare a homemade breakfast, don’t worry, there are a lot of restaurants here in Tampa that prepare the best breakfast meals you can ask for. I often get asked by new residents about breakfast places in the area that I’d recommend, here are some of them.

9 of the Most Amazing Breakfast Eateries in Tampa

1. Yolk, White & Associates

Link: http://yolkwhiteassociates.net/

Location: Yolk, White & Associates 
kitchen-omlete

The Yolk, White & Associates is a food truck in the park, not your typical office building cafeteria, where they serve odd-tasting food. Here, they serve the best omelets you can ask for.
No doubt about that, because they’re like a firm of professional egg makers. However, if you’re craving pancakes or meats, this place might not be for you as their focus is mostly eggs. Also, make sure that you bring cash with you before visiting this place as they have a CASH ONLY policy. That means they wouldn’t accept your cards.
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Residential Evictions in Florida

The following article was provided by Shawn M. Yesner, Esq.,  founder of Yesner Law, P.L., a Tampa-based boutique real estate and consumer law firm

Most landlords want to avoid the time, expense and general ugliness of evicting a family from a residential dwelling. Unfortunately, however, when tenants fail to pay (even with a reasonable explanation) landlords are sometimes forced to remove the tenant in order to protect their investment property. Many evictions can be avoided, and many disagreements can be diffused if landlords and tenants would both follow the written agreement (the lease) and Florida law. (more…)

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Floors

With spring right around the corner we thought it would be the perfect time to help you out with some spring cleaning tips for you rental property’s floors.

Your floors get punished daily, and it can be hard to keep up with their cleaning on a day-to-day basis. Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to give your floors that deep clean you have been putting off. Use the following tips to get the floors in your home spic and span in no time.

Carpets

Carpets are magnets for hair, dirt, dust – even mildew and bugs. You can combat this by vacuuming regularly and not rushing the task. That doesn’t mean that they don’t need a thorough clean every now and again. When it comes to stains that have been there for a while, don’t attempt to scrub them away as this can damage the fibers.  Use a spray bottle with white vinegar and wipe away, or use a carpet cleaner. If your carpet is a lighter color, use a mix of lemon and salt. You can rent a carpet cleaning machine to clean your carpet of the most difficult stains and smells. For smells you can also use a mixture of cornmeal, baking soda and borax: sprinkle, leave for an hour then vacuum.

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Maintenance Tips For Your Tampa Rentals

One of the challenges of being a Tampa property owner is that you must ensure your units are well maintained and habitable at all times. Otherwise, you will have to deal with unhappy tenants. A sure way for you to keep your rentals in tip-top shape is to carry out routine property maintenance. Here, are a few leads on how to go about it. (more…)

Generating Tenant Leads for your Rental Property

As a Tampa landlord it’s important to generate leads for your rental property. An anxious moment for most Tampa landlords is when their property becomes vacant. A vacant property means the loss of rental income. Many owners, therefore, go out of their way to try and find new occupants for their properties as soon as a tenant moves out. Unfortunately, due to lack of time, resources or adequate skills, most of these landlord’s efforts do not pay off. This leads to the units remaining vacant for long periods of time or they end up attracting low-quality problematic residents. (more…)

Qualities To Look For In A Tampa Property Manager

Qualities to look for in a property managerGetting into rental property investment is without a doubt one of the best investment decisions one can make. However, the joy or failure of such a venture depends largely on the amount of expertise, time and commitment you dedicate to it. For this reason, experienced Tampa landlords enlist the services of competent Tampa property management professionals to handle their rental asset.

The managers ensure that the owners and the tenants are satisfied and that the property remains attractive, well maintained and of the right market value. It is, however, essential for a rental property owner to get the right kind of manager. If you are shopping for one, the following are desirable qualities to look for in a property manager. (more…)