Rental Resources

Building Your Brand Online as a Property Manager

5 Ways to Build Your Brand Online as a Property Manager

In this day and age of passive data collection, privacy breaches, social media etc., everyone should be hyper-aware of their digital footprint. For property managers being digitally aware is not only important for reputation but for business as well. Establishing a professional, dynamic presence drives engagement and subsequently attracts better tenants and clients while building your credibility in the property management community. 1. Google Your Name Good online reputation management begins with ...

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How to Go Paperless as a Property Manager

It is 2019 and you have the power, the tools, the critical mass of user adoption to move your project management office into the bright, green future. Usually routine and bad habits are all that hamper efforts to impact change so we are recommending 10 easy steps to make the paperless push as pain-free as possible (less painful than that alliteration anyway!): 1. Scan everything. Get into the habit of scanning ...

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Why you should go paperless as a property manager

Why Should You Go Paperless as a Property Manager?

Going paperless is not a new idea but making the switch requires not only smart, robust technology but the will to make it happen. Though change is good, human nature often resists it. However, there is little debate that by eliminating a paper trail, you’ll save valuable time and more importantly, improve what is known as the ‘TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE’ – people, profit and the planet. Here’s a few reasons to ...

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Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver

FRESH from India: A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and sushi, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here.  Today, in our last instalment, we feature Astha from India. Newcomer Profile Astha is a young software engineer who ...

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Tips for Renegotiating Your Lease

Tips for Renegotiating Your Lease

As we celebrate the new year, many of you may be about to renegotiate a lease imminently or, at least, sometime in the coming year. This is a daunting exercise for many but it doesn't have to be if you prepare and develop a strategy. Chances are your landlord will take the opportunity to raise the rent by the allowable amount (2.5% in BC). However, if you present your case ...

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Modern Apartment Living Room

New Year, New Home

Every year we make resolutions for ourselves vowing to get fitter, save more, learn Italian etc. but what about the spaces we live in? What about setting some New Year’s goals for our homes? After all, they offer us respite from the outside world and are worth our attention. Here are some easy ways to ensure you can live your best life in your very best home! Simplify So often new year’s ...

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Vancouver House Market

Should you sell your rental property?

FEATURE: PHOTO BRENO ASSIS   Who doesn’t appreciate the passive income a rental property provides? Every month, like clockwork, you receive a payment from your tenant. It can serve you very well right through retirement. However, there are a number of other considerations that may encourage you to sell your rental property. We’ve provided a list of some key reasons to weigh up if you should sell, or continue to rent. Are ...

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How to Increase the Rental Value of Your Investment

The most effective way to generate the best return on your investment property is by increasing the rental value of your property especially in competitive rental markets like Vancouver's. Deciding where best to spend your pennies, however, is always a challenge. The fact is that certain renovations are more likely to reap better rewards than others. Here we’ve outlined 5 ways to potentially boost the rental value of your investment. Of ...

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Deposit Debrief – Your Questions on Security Deposits Answered

Unsure about handing extra money over to your new landlord?  Here we've outlined the basics with respect to security and pet deposits in the province of British Columbia. These rules are sometimes revised so the ultimate source should always be the Residential Tenancy Branch. Security Deposit A security deposit often called a damage deposit is paid to the landlord before a tenancy begins and protects the landlord from unforeseen damage caused by a ...

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