What Happened In the coming days before Irma, Southern Floridian’s quickly realized this wasn’t a storm that called for a hurricane party, considering it was the largest storm recorded in the Atlantic in history. With the category 5 only days away, most locals decided it was best to leave their belongings behind and head north,…Read More→
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Southwest Florida Rental Market Update
Someone pointed out to me today that there’s only 4 months left in 2017…let that sink in. Flying by as usual. Anyway, I wanted to share some insight into our current rental market and what’s going on. We’ve seen rental prices creeping up for a few years now, and it seems they’re capped off and…Read More→
Douglas Unveils Its New Rental Inspection Program
It’s exciting times here at Douglas. In one of my staff meetings with my maintenance department this month, I posed the question… “What’s the worst part of being a landlord, and if you had a genie grant you a wish, how would you make it go away?” After a few minutes of discussion, the answer…Read More→
July’s Promotion is Here!
Every landlord knows it’s inevitable that the time comes when a rental property needs some type of repair, whether it’s when the property is occupied, or during a turnover. No matter what, getting hit with a bill to fix up a rental property is never fun, but a true landlord knows the value of keeping…Read More→
Monthly Promotions Ahead!
Woah, what? That’s right, we went there. It’s free money season in Southwest Florida ? But really, Douglas Realty is now committed to offer a monthly giveaway. Last month we gave away the first month of management, and lucky patrons that took advantage are rolling in the dough. Keep up with the promos We’ve dedicated…Read More→
Property Management Inspections
Here’s the Deal We’ve been doing this for a long, long time. With each passing month, we tend to hear the same stories from property owners who are reaching out to us, gently prodding to get a feel for our services, and fees. Whether we’re on the phone, chatting on the web, or even meeting…Read More→
Prevent a Risky Rental
No homeowner wants vacancy for their rental property, but that doesn’t mean the solution is to rent the home to the first tenant who applies. Though vacancies can be costly, irresponsible tenants are even more costly. Taking careful measures to prevent an undesirable rental will ensure that you rent your home to a credible and responsible…Read More→
Will Rents Continue to Increase?
Rents Continue to Rise Everybody seems to be wondering the same thing. By now, if you’re at the point in your landlord career and you’re reading this blog, you’re probably aware of the awesome rental market most of the country is taking advantage of, well, of course excluding tenants. However, landlords near and far are…Read More→
What Certifications can Property Managers Have?
Designation & Specialization in Property Management Property Management is a more popular real estate service than ever before, with several professional designations that allow agents to showcase what specializations they may have. As liaison between owners and tenants, a professional property manager must have people skills, in depth knowledge of fiduciary responsibilities and legal requirements, expertise in…Read More→
Is It Hard to Switch To Douglas Realty?
Therapy Sessions With Kev- Part 2 Too many property owners are stuck with service they don’t like, and we hear about it all the time. Untimely payments, incorrect or nonexistent statements, no return phone calls, etc etc etc. We’re here to tell you switching to Douglas Realty Property Management really isn’t hard…at all. We’ll handle…Read More→