What are some of the common repairs that you'll come across as a landlord? Steve Rozenberg and Kevin Davidson discuss the common maintenance issues landlords can expect. Check for wear and tear on the high use items in the house Front Door knobs Believe it or not front door doorknobs are a common item that needs replacing that you might not have thought about. With people going in and … [Continue reading...] about Most Common Repairs To Make As A Landlord
Are Rental Properties a Good Way to Fund Your Retirement? Kevin Davidson and Steve Rosenberg discuss a few things you need to think about if you are considering using rental properties as part of your retirement fund. How much cash flow do you want in retirement Know what your goal is as far as how much cash flow you want from the property or how much you want to own in assets. Your strategy … [Continue reading...] about Can Rental Properties ACTUALLY Fund Your Retirement?
What happens when a tenant vacates one of our properties? Kevin Davidson, Marketing Director, and Margo Broughton, Director of Operations, discuss the process that takes place once a tenant is no longer in the property. 30 Day Notice and Turnover Process Initially the tenants give a 30 day notice to vacate which notifies Empire as well as the owner. As soon as our office gets the … [Continue reading...] about Your Tenant Just Vacated Their Property. Now What?
Steve has been hard at work on his first book, and it's officially here and available on Amazon for purchase. Kevin sat with Steve for a few minutes to find out why he decided to write his book. Why did you take the time to write the book, and what's so special about it? Anyone out there that's an entrepreneur goes through their own trials, tribulations, and failures. When Pete and I were … [Continue reading...] about How To “Fail” Your Way To Millions – Lessons in Investing
How do you keep your tenants longer? The longer your tenants stay, the less it is going to cost you in the long term. You save money each time you don't have to go through the process getting the property ready to rent, screening and picking tenants, and the time spent vacant before getting a new tenant in the property. A clear, concise and agreeable rental agreement is key Building a great … [Continue reading...] about Top 10 Things That Will Save You Thousands In Tenant Turnover (Part 2)
Kevin Davidson, Director of Marketing, welcomes you to the first of a 10 part series on the Top 10 things that will save you thousands in tenant turnover. These are things that we implemented in our company, and it will also work for you if you are a self-managing landlord. Establish a great relationship with your tenant This relationship starts off on the right foot when you make sure that … [Continue reading...] about Top 10 Things That Will Save You Thousands In Tenant Turnover (Part 1)
PropertyManagement.com was kind to include us among the best Houston property management companies in 2019! The selection process looks at 30 different variables and including Reputation, Credibility, Experience, and Professionalism. We offer the same award winning property management services in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. Our 3 point promise to you includes 100% Owner Satisfaction, … [Continue reading...] about Best Property Management Company in Houston TX 2019 Award
Looking for an investment home? Whether you are a first time investor or looking to add to your portfolio, Chris Morris, our new Investor Specialist, can help. He is experienced in working with real estate investors and knows the rental market in the area well. What an Investor Specialist Can Do For You Chris will locate properties that fit your investment goals and price point. If you are … [Continue reading...] about Investor Specialist Will Help You Find Your Next Investment Property
Steve talks with Brenda Esquivel about her duel role in leasing as well as marketing. On the leasing side, Brenda helps process the applications and checks the validity of all the information. The time it takes to process an application varies on how quickly the applicant gets all the necessary information to Empire Industries. Brenda finds that the US has more software options available to … [Continue reading...] about How to Balance Leasing and Marketing at Empire Industries
4 steps you should take when investing in real estate Goals / Destination Ask yourself WHY you are investing in real estate. Begin with the end in mind. Know what your end goal is, and work yourself backwards on how you will reach that goal. What does a good deal look like to you? What are your goals for 3 year, 5 years, 10 years and 20 years? This is going to be different for … [Continue reading...] about Empire’s 4 Pillars of Real Estate Investing