By Brentnie Daggett Without the cold of winter or the wet of spring and fall, the summer months might seem like the time when property maintenance tasks are at a minimum; however, in some cases, summertime brings with it more chores for property managers and tenants themselves. In larger complexes, landlords will need to ensure that all outdoor community features...

By Brentnie Daggett According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 40 million Americans—one in nine people—move each year. While the majority of these movers are in their 20s, people of all ages can be found relocating around this time of year. Moving is such a prevalent activity for Americans during spring that the entirety of May is dedicated to this trend. This...

By Brentnie Daggett Spring cleaning has become synonymous with getting your affairs in order. With its roots dating back centuries ago, spring cleaning began as the heavy-duty scrub-down of a home at a certain time of year, likely coinciding with a religious tradition. Related: 7 Steps for Stress-Free Spring Cleaning This act of annual cleaning has continued through...

By Brentnie Daggett
In some locations across the country, March snowfalls are breaking records, so it's strange to already be talking about spring. But the "spring forward" time change and the Spring equinox remind us that the flowers will start blooming soon! This seasonal change means more than just fresh rain, new flowers and renewal. As a property owner,...

By Brentnie Daggett In all likelihood, your home is the biggest investment you'll make in your life. To protect that investment, turn to regular maintenance tasks to ensure that your home will be running efficiently for years to come. Most folks are already aware of this. But if you feel like you're mastering your home maintenance, you may be surprised to learn...

By Brentnie Daggett With historically low temperatures and storms hitting the East Coast, there’s no shortage of weather and conditions that create the perfect opportunity to…slip. While winter weather brings fun adventures, it’s important to remember safety, especially if you're a homeowner or landlord. Guest and tenant safety should be at the forefront of...

By Brentnie Daggett With the holidays just behind us and New Year’s resolutions calling your name, you may find that organization is at the top of your list of things to accomplish. There’s no shame in admitting that when holiday guests arrive, it can be tempting to hide everything in a closet and try to deal with the resulting tornado later. With the gift-giving...

By Brentnie Daggett The holiday season is underway with weekends full of friends, family and food. In between your celebrations, take some time to make sure your rental properties are ready for winter weather. This time of year can be hard on homes, and winter maintenance is an essential step of property management and one of the most important preventive tasks you...

By Brentnie Daggett Decorating and organizing your home with damage-free techniques is something we all can get behind. If you are a renter, you want to ensure you don’t damage your rental space and risk losing your security deposit. As a homeowner, it’s always better to preserve the integrity of your space, although you have the leeway to make modifications....

By Brentnie Daggett, Rentec Direct Do you own a rental property or several rental properties? Routine maintenance will ensure that your properties are protected from the harsh fall and winter elements, and most can be done without detracting too much from your time or pocketbook. This post will help ensure the process goes as smooth as possible, and that expensive...