How to Prepare for a Hurricane 

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane 

Storm Watches vs. Storm Warnings Anytime severe weather is predicted, stay tuned into Orlando or local media channels for developments. Have plans in place for times when conditions deteriorate. Your safety is the most important consideration. Know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions (sustained winds ...
A person in a tool belt with a hammer and level tool, inspecting the house exterior for property preventative maintenance.

5 Property Preventative Maintenance Must-Dos That Can Save Costly Headaches

As a rental property owner, you want to make sure your investment stays in good working order. Just like your primary residence, property preventative maintenance can prevent costly issues down the line. We recommend periodic inspections for every rental property, confirming tenant care and catching problems early while they’re still small. Air Conditioning In Central ...
A selection of essential tools, including an orange safety helmet, saw, trowel, nails, hammer, wrench, screw, safety goggles, and a red clamp, thoughtfully organized on a sturdy wooden table—a perfect setup for handling a tenant maintenance request.

What Happens When You Submit a Maintenance Request

When your toilet won’t stop running, the kitchen light burns out, or garbage disposal gets stuck, what should you do? As a renter, you have the benefit of submitting requests for repairs and maintenance work. So what happens when you submit a maintenance request?  Submit All Maintenance Requests in the Tenant Portal While you can ...
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Why Rental Property Walkthroughs are Essential to the Success of Your Investment

Rental property owners, how do you know your tenants are taking care of your investment? Doing due diligence before accepting a new renter doesn’t mean you can just chill and collect the checks after lease signing. Periodic check-ups can help you ensure everything’s copacetic. It might feel awkward to walk around other people’s stuff, but ...
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Save Money with Property Management Maintenance

Handling a home repair project on your own vs. hiring a contractor will always save you money, right? Generally speaking, yes. That is, assuming you can accomplish the same task with equal precision and aptitude as a professional and that you have the time. However, when you’re a landlord with one or more properties—or an ...
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Are Tenants Responsible for Lawn Care?

If you own investment property in the Orlando area, it’s safe to assume that you want to keep it looking nice. A well-maintained yard adds curb appeal, keeps the neighbors happy, and contributes to the health and wellness of your tenants.  But who should bear the responsibility of maintaining this outdoor area: the tenant or ...
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How to Minimize Common Rental Management Headaches

Repair costs plague every homeowner. They simply come with the territory. Conducting scheduled maintenance on a real estate property can abate expensive home repairs, but some unforeseen problems are inevitable. Experts at Motley Fool recommend having 1-4 percent of the home’s value available to cover regular maintenance expenses. To further minimize common rental management headaches, ...
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Help! My Property Isn’t Show Ready

You have a vacant property. Maybe you just bought the home with the intention to rent it out. Maybe your former tenants moved out recently. Or maybe you plan to turn your home into a rental.  It looks a little worn down and isn’t something you’d be proud to post pictures of on a rental ...
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Repairs: Required vs. Recommended

At The Realty Medics, we want our owners and tenants to have the most positive leasing experiences possible. Before we show a property to a potential tenant, one of our certified inspectors completes a thorough assessment of the home. After analyzing a rental property, the owner will receive a full report. The report may include ...
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Setting the Right Rent is (Almost) Rocket Science

We don’t like to brag—okay, maybe we do a little bit—but the president of The Realty Medics is a real rocket scientist. Many of you already know that President Ben Sencenbaugh actually worked as a former space shuttle engineer for NASA. But did you know property owners who have agreements with his rental and property ...
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