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Differences Between a Locally Owned Nashville Property Management Company vs. a Franchise Company

Beverly Browning - Monday, December 18, 2017
Browning-Gordon Property Management is a locally owned company in Nashville, and today we’re comparing local companies to some of the larger franchise companies that are also offering management in the area. Local Real Estate Experience I was born and raised in Nashville, and I grew up in a real estate family. My family&rsqu...

Nashville Property Management Fees Explained by a Local Expert

Beverly Browning - Monday, November 20, 2017
Nashville property management fees can be flat rate fees or percentage based fees. At Browning-Gordon, you pay a percentage fee. With that, you pay the same amount every month that the property is managed. There are no upcharges on maintenance or administrative fees or anything like that. It’s the same rate every month whether we s...

How to Properly Prepare Your Nashville Rental Property for the Winter Season

Beverly Browning - Monday, October 16, 2017
All across the country, there are diverse weather conditions, and different areas have to prepare in different ways. We are discussing how to prepare your rental property for the winter season here in Nashville. Tenant Education – Frozen Pipes We send out a letter educating our tenants on how to prevent frozen pipes and aler...

3 Benefits of Leasing Your Nashville Rental Property Furnished vs. Unfurnished

Beverly Browning - Monday, September 18, 2017
Many investment property owners wonder whether it’s a good idea to rent out their property furnished in the short term or unfurnished in the long term. We think it’s better to rent to long term tenants, and today we’re sharing three reasons why. Higher Expenses When you rent your home out in the short term, your expe...

Pest Control – Landlord or Tenant Responsibility for Nashville Rental Property?

Beverly Browning - Monday, August 21, 2017
Who is responsible for pest control – the tenant or the landlord? Today, we are sharing some information about how we do it at Browning-Gordon Company. Covering Pest Control We decide we will take care of most pest control issues. That includes ants, spiders, roaches, and all of those types of things. If they are left to the ten...

Eviction Process Explained by Local Nashville Professional Property Manager

Beverly Browning - Sunday, July 23, 2017
If we have a tenant who needs to be evicted because of nonpayment of rent or a lease violation, we turn it over to our attorney, who specializes in the Landlord Tenant Act here in Nashville. He knows the law very well and represents our owners successfully. Today, we’re talking about the eviction process, and what you can expect....

5 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Nashville Rental Properties

Beverly Browning - Monday, June 26, 2017
Preventative maintenance for your property is important because it protects your property value and prevents expensive repairs later on. We have several different programs we offer our owners. We don’t force them to participate, but we strongly recommend it. Using professional property management in Nashville can help you maintai...

Emergency Maintenance 101: What Every Nashville Homeowner Needs to Know

Beverly Browning - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
What do you consider to be emergency maintenance? We’re talking today about how we classify it in our office. Fire, flood, blood, or uncontrolled running water are all emergencies. If there is any human life in danger, then it’s certainly an emergency. If your property is being damaged, we also consider it an emergency. &nb...

How to Properly Price Your Nashville Rental to Get the Max Rent

Beverly Browning - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When it comes to properly pricing your rental property, the best thing you can do is hire a professional property manager. A company providing property management in Nashville knows the local market and has the experience you need to ensure your home earns as much as it can.  Listing Price vs. Leasing Price  Your proper...

How to Properly Handle Security Deposits for Your Nashville Rental Property – Landlord Advice

Beverly Browning - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
If you’re not getting professional property management in Nashville, you’ll need to know how to handle security deposits for your rental property.   Security Deposit Amounts   We set the security deposit at about 75 percent of one month’s rent. That way, people don’t equate it with a rent payment. I...

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