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The Biggest Pain Points of Property Management—and How to Resolve Them

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 28, 2019 9:20:29 AM

No matter how many properties you manage, all property managers tend to deal with a similar set of pain points. From evictions, to vacancies, to turnover, these pain points are nearly universal—but they don't have to be. For most, the path to avoiding common stressors is one of trial and error, but we have a few key tricks that can help save you time and money.

Take a look at these common property-management headaches—and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Property Management

What Every Property Manager Should Know About Fair Housing Laws

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Dec 13, 2018 9:22:52 AM

Fair housing laws protect property buyers and renters from facing discrimination from a property manager or seller. As a property manager, it's important to know about fair housing laws, how they protect tenants and buyers and what you need to do in order to comply. We've put together a few key fair housing considerations that every property manager should know.

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Topics: Property Management

4 Tenant Security Tips for New Property Managers

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 28, 2018 9:16:44 AM

When you're a first-time property manager, it's important to know your options when it comes to security. In order to keep both you and your rental property safe and secure, there are certain basic measures you can take.

Here are four ways to give both you and your residents peace of mind.

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Topics: Property Management

Listing a Rental: 6 Tips for Writing the Best Apartment Ad

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Dec 21, 2017 10:49:51 AM

As a property manager, you already know the basics of what to include in a rental ad—number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, square footage and listing and security deposit price all come to mind. But what can you do to enhance your listing to attract the most high-quality applicants?

Here are six potential tips for improving your average apartment ad.

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Topics: Property Management

Becoming a Property Manager: Qualifications & Steps to Consider

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Nov 9, 2017 5:35:47 PM

If you've ever rented an apartment or other leased property or know someone who has, you've likely encountered the terms "landlord," "landlady" or "property manager." If this is a career that sparks your interest, you have plenty of options—many of which depend on your level of experience and commitment to learning about the industry.

Here are a few qualifications and details you should know about when entering the field of property management.

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Topics: Property Management

A Property Manager's Guide to Acquiring Residents

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jan 6, 2017 12:28:57 PM

Empty units mean money lost. For every day that your unit is empty, you lose from $15 to $30 that can never be regained. Although every property manager hits a dry spell now and then, there are things you can do to prevent big losses.

Keep these tips in mind to ensure you can rent to quality tenants in a timely manner.

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Topics: Property Management

Coming Soon: 2016 SDHDA Annual Housing Conference

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Oct 7, 2016 10:03:48 AM

The 26th Annual Statewide Housing Conference is just around the corner. Set to take place Oct. 25-26, at the Ramkota RiverCenter in Pierre, the conference will feature plenty of networking opportunities and breakout sessions covering topics ranging from property management and housing policies to development and homeownership.

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Topics: Property Development, Property Management, Lending

3 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Home

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 22, 2016 10:39:58 AM

Inclement weather, a freak accident or even a burglar who just couldn’t help him or herself – whatever the case, your property might be prone to damage of some kind. It’s not a fun reality, but it’s a reality nonetheless.

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Topics: Property Management

4 Ways Landlords Can protect Their Properties

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 15, 2016 5:08:26 PM

 

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