Today we are talking about tenant screening and lease agreements here in Houston. This is one of the most critical parts of owning a rental home because you want to screen for a high quality tenant and you want to have a lease in place that protects you and your property during the course of the tenancy. Always follow your policies and procedures. You cannot make special exceptions for one … [Continue reading...] about Tenant Screening and Lease Agreements in Houston
At Empire Industries, we have put together a list of the top 12 trending mistakes in Houston we see landlords making on a daily basis. Remember that we aren’t only property managers, we are investors as well. That means we have made some of these mistakes personally and want to help you avoid them. 1. Landlords not running proper criminal and background checks. When your property is vacant, you … [Continue reading...] about Top 12 Houston Landlord Mistakes
We are talking about evictions today, because a lot of times we get clients who bring their properties and their problems to us when they don’t know what to do. A tenant who isn’t paying rent is a big problem. It’s important that you always follow strict policies and procedures when you’re dealing with tenants and payments. Never do anything that isn’t in the lease. According to the lease, they … [Continue reading...] about What to Do When Your Houston Tenant Stops Paying Rent
Many of our property owners do not live locally in Houston. We have a lot of international investors we work with and many owners live out of state. It’s hard to own a property and not be there locally, and that’s why it’s important to have a property manager who can protect your property and take care of your investment. The first thing a property manager should do is put a great tenant in … [Continue reading...] about How a Houston Property Manager Protects Your Property
Today we are talking about what you should do when you relocate out of Houston. Should you rent or sell your property? With all the business in Houston, lots of people are moving in and out of the city. First, don’t get into a bad situation. If you need money to move, even if it’s less than you bought the house for, you should sell the property right away and get whatever cash you can. Then, you … [Continue reading...] about Relocating from Houston: Should You Rent or Sell Your Home?
Today, we are talking about how to treat your investment property. We always tell our clients to treat the property like a business. I am an investor myself and I own properties. A lot of my professional experience is based on my personal experience as a landlord. One tip to remember is to never let your emotions dictate the deal. Don’t fall in love with the house or the investment. The numbers … [Continue reading...] about Houston Landlord Tip: Look at Property Like an Investor
I want to give you some idea of why it’s a good idea to work with us at Empire Industries when you need a property manager. One of the most important things I can tell you is that my business partner and I are investors ourselves. We own single family homes and multi-unit properties. We are active investors, just like you, so we know what it’s like to live with challenges like vacant units and bad … [Continue reading...] about Why Work with Empire Industries
Hi, this is Steve Rozenberg. I’m the owner and co-founder of Empire Industries Property Management and Realty Services. What we’re gonna talk about today is rental inspections. A lot of people always wanna know when they should do a rental inspection and how often and what it is they should look for. The first thing I would say is have it written in your lease that, number one, you can do them … [Continue reading...] about When to do rental inspections for your property