As a landlord, you want reliable, trustworthy tenants who take pride in their home and treat it as if it were their own property. But walk a mile in their shoes as well: they want a reliable, trustworthy landlord who takes pride in his/her property and wants it to be like home for them. The best way to get great tenants, then, is to be a great landlord. 

If you think of your tenants as customers, it becomes clear that the only way to keep them - and to attract new, qualified tenants - is to provide a valuable service, comply with applicable rental laws, and go the extra mile to ensure their satisfaction. We’ve provided several actionable tips to help you become a successful landlord:

Asheville residents often feel like they are competing over the same few apartments and rental homes. People are flocking to our area for the opportunity to secure a great new job in view of the mountains while enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities whenever they are not at work. Property values have steadily risen for some time as the demand has increased, and there is no end in sight the growth in our area; therefore, it is that much more frustrating when you have trouble filling a vacancy in your rental unit. 

The key to solving ongoing vacancy issues with the right tenants is effective property marketing. In this article, we are providing # steps to getting the word out about your excellent rental. 

Everyone has stories of the “nightmare” tenant or the “horrible” landlord. There can be tension on both sides of the rental equation, and this is a situation that affects not only your stress levels but also your profitability as a building owner. Maintaining healthy and respectful relationships with your tenants is essential, and it can do much to prevent issues down the road. How do you do it?

It’s winter! This can mean building snowmen, going for brisk walks and hikes, cozy dinners with friends and family, snuggling with hot cocoa… or it can mean scrambling to address issues around the house, shivering because it’s drafty, and paying too much on your utility bills. Which will you experience this year? It’s up to you! Here are some common winter home maintenance problems - and ways to avoid or fix them with minimal fuss and hassle. 

You’ve heard the dry old adage: the only certainties in life are death and taxes. As sure as the sun rises and sets, tax time rolls around each year. It’s never too early to prepare, so let’s get to it! What do you need to know about your North Carolina property and taxes?