Frisco Property Management How-To: Move In and Move Out

Frisco Property Management How-To: Move In and Move Out At Plat Realty, we have found that one of the most important and difficult jobs for a property manager is moving a tenant in or out of a property. If you can get a tenant moved in properly, you’ll have a much easier time with that tenant at move out. If you don’t prepare yourself for an efficient move in, then the move out process will be complicated and difficult. Every tenant expects to receive a full refund of their security deposit when they leave a property. In turn, every lan…

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Do I Need a Home Warranty? Frisco Texas Property Management Education

Do I Need a Home Warranty? Frisco Texas Property Management Education Home warranties can present problems for your Frisco rental property, and we always recommend that property owners consider the drawbacks before spending money on them. A warranty might be a good idea for your own home when you live there. However, a home warranty can be problematic for a tenant and a property management company. Here’s why: A home warranty company does not have a contractual obligation to the landlord, the tenant and the property manager. The only …

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Frisco Property Management Advice for Landlords: Tenant Screening

Frisco Property Management Advice for Landlords: Tenant Screening A lot of landlords ask us about tenant screening, and how a Frisco property management company should check a tenant’s background. You have to remember that finding a tenant is easy; you can use Google and Craigslist and lots of other online resources to locate tenants. While finding a tenant doesn’t require a lot of effort, screening a tenant takes a lot of attention and work. Most property management companies have a system in place to screen applicants. This is very im…

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Flat Fee Property Management vs. Traditional Property Management

Flat Fee Property Management vs. Traditional Property Management Today we are talking about the difference between traditional property management companies and flat fee property management companies. Any property manager you work with will likely follow one structure or the other. Traditional management companies charge between 8-12 percent of the monthly rental income. Flat fee property management companies will charge you between $100 and $150 per month. It’s a good idea to analyze which structure is good for the landlord and which on…

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How to Set a Pet Policy for Your Frisco, Texas Rental Property

How to Set a Pet Policy for Your Frisco, Texas Rental Property Today we are talking about how to implement a pet policy in your Frisco rental property. Statistics show that 79 percent of all renters in America own a pet. That means if you are choosing not to allow pets in your property, you are greatly reducing the number of prospective tenants available to you. There are four important guidelines we suggest when creating a pet policy. Proper Information Gathering Just as you would require an application on a tenant, you should also req…

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