Property Management Blog

Emergency Maintenance 101: What Every Nashville Homeowner Needs to Know

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

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

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...

Should I Allow Pets in my Nashville Rental Property? Property Management Advice

Allowing pets in your property or not allowing them is a personal decision that depends on your own preferences. A lot of owners say they don’t want to rent to any pets because of the potential damage that can occur. That’s fine. It’s your choice, and pets are not a covered class, so we can say no to tenants who have ...

Disparate Action 101 for Owners: What You Need to Know About Your Nashville Rental Property

Our subject today is something called disparate impact. Most of us know about the Fair Housing Law, which says there should be no discrimination against any applicant for housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicapped status. Now, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is st...

Why You Should Add Your Nashville Property Manager as an Additional Insured

You need to add your Nashville property management company as an additional insured on your landlord insurance policy, and today we’re telling you why that’s so important.  Managing Risk and Liability  Property management in Nashville requires that we take on risk and liability while managing your investment....

2017 Nashville Rental Forecast Update – Investors Guide

We’re talking about the rental forecast here in Nashville, Tennessee for the coming year. Whether you’re a potentially new investor or someone who has owned rental property here for a while, you’ll need to know what to expect from the market. Peaking Rental Prices I think our rental prices have peaked, and we’...

What to Do When my Tenant Damages my Rental Property – Nashville Landlord Advice

As a rental property owner, you will probably inspect the home periodically, and you need to decide what to do if you find tenant damage during the course of your inspections. Most owners are initially inclined to evict the tenants and complain about how terrible they are. We encourage you to take a step back and a deep breath. Think a...

What Do Nashville Property Management Companies Get Paid to Do?

Landlords and investors often want to know what property management companies do before they’re willing to hire and pay for those professional services. There’s a lot that goes into the successful management of your home. Tenant Placement and Leasing First, we screen tenants. Property managers get the application, proce...

Why Shouldn’t I Get a Home Warranty? A Nashville Property Manager Explains

 As a rental property owner, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea to get a home warranty. We advise against purchasing a home warranty, and in today’s blog, we’re going to tell you why. Coverage Issues A lot of times, the warranty you buy doesn’t cover what you need it to cover. There are exclusio...

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