Property Marketing: Images are Important; Make Them Count

When marketing a rental property, most people know that a prospective tenant will search for a property online and they expect to see images...

4 Tips on Renting Out Your House for Maximum Profit

How to Rent out Your House Renting out your home for the first or 100th time can be daunting. Where do you post your property...

The Money Order Rental Scam

Scammers will try to make the victim feel as comfortable as possible. Here is one way they do it. Scammer posts rental ad on...

52% of All Rental Units Under 9 Units are Self Managed

There are an estimated 40M+ rental units in the United States. Of these 40M, approximately 28M are under 9 rental units. Under 9 rental...

Rental Questions from AGC Conference

AGC had a SaaS conference and a panel I was on discussed our thoughts on SaaS within the rental industry. Here is a transcript...

Property Management Revenue to Hit $48B by 2019

According to Statista, the forecasted revenue for property managers will exceed $48B by 2019. Although this is up from previous years, the revenue %...

Difficult Tenants? Conflict Resolution Skills Can Help.

The lease has been signed after you have verified the credit and background of a tenant, all is good, right?  Not always. What do you...

Eliminating Rental Scams Through Economics

Over the last few years, the rental industry has seen a dramatic rise in rental scams and rental scam complaints. At rentbits,  we do everything...

3 Benefits of Screening Tenants

Question, if a potential tenant does not want you to screen them but says they will pay 6 months up front, would you do...

Know Thy Neighborhood – 3 Tips for Marketing a Rental Property

When it comes to marketing a rental property online, most landlords and property managers do a good job of making sure the important information...

Dissecting a Rental Scam Email

There are commonalities with all rental scam emails. Below are some tips when dissecting a rental scam email. Does the email start out with...

Rental Near Me Related Keywords up 130% YoY

If you are doing rental site SEO, you may want to add content that is relevant to those renters that are searching for rental...

Share of Gross Rent in Household Income at Dangerous Levels

Historically, the right amount of rent a person should pay on a monthly basis should be no more than 30% of their gross income....

How to Get Started with SEM for Your Rentals

Where should you begin when first thinking about SEM for your rental business? First, we assume you already have a professionally designed website that...

Leveraging Public Data for Screening Tenants

Utilizing public data can be a nice compliment to your current tenant screening methods. While it is not advisable in any capacity to solely...

Beware of the “Pacific Heights” Effect

In our opinion, there are many worst case scenarios when landlords don’t screen or properly screen their rental applicants. One of these possible scenarios...

Screening Tenants – The Process

Every state is going to have different criteria surrounding anti-discrimination laws so you should be familiar with and abide by the guidelines in each...

What is Tenant Screening?

Whether you are an active real estate investor with 1 or more rental properties or an accidental landlord forced to rent out your home,...

The Future of Self-Showings

In the near future, potential renters will be able to view any available rental from the comfort of anywhere. Once they find the perfect...