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?

What if you could give yourself the gift of more time - and less stress? A gift that would keep on giving all year long, while making your job as a property owner/landlord both easier and more streamlined? You can. This year, give yourself the gift of property management. 

There are many benefits to owning property, especially in western North Carolina. We have been experiencing an influx of new residents and benefits for decades, which has caused property values to climb steadily. Property is an investment in which you could see tremendous returns or pass along to the next generation.

If you have rental property, you know how time-consuming it can be. Even when everything is going well, you are dealing with finding and screening new tenants, communicating with and meeting the expectations of existing tenants, and tending to maintenance needs. Managing your rental property can be a full-time job, which is especially taxing when it’s not your occupation.

It's time to consider hiring a property management company, but how do you choose the right one? This guide will help you determine what you need and should expect from your property management company. First, we will help you determine whether you need a property management company. Then we will discuss the benefits of hiring a property management company. Lastly, we will provide questions to ask before you settle on a firm.

Heading out to see the family for the holidays? Going to escape the dreary weather and depart for a warm, sunny locale? Sounds good to us! But before you go, make sure you prepare your home for your absence. You should be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy your vacation - without worrying if your property is secure. Take a few easy steps now, and you’ll rest easy during your adventures.

As you well know, owning and/or managing rental property is time and labor-intensive. When tenants move out, is this your chance to take a well-deserved break? Ahh.. well, that’s what vacation is for! Now is the perfect opportunity to take care of the nuts and bolts of move-out processes, tenancy agreements, and getting the unit in top shape for the next renter. Here’s what you need to know when you have a property that is between renters. 

Successfully managing the transition between renters is critical in helping you minimize vacancies and maximize income. Some steps to follow: