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Landlords and the Dreaded Deposits

Posted on August 23, 2017.

Many renters have nightmares about getting their security deposit back. If you’ve heard stories about friends or family that did all they could and they still lost their deposit, it might make you wonder if your landlord is some sort of scam artist looking to suck your wallets dry. It’s an unpleasant thing to have […]

Day of Reckoning: Home Inspection Day

Posted on July 31, 2017.

You’re finally ready. You’ve found the home of your dreams, made the offer, and are eager to close the deal with the seller. But don’t go rushing in yet—put on the brakes! You still need to have an inspection of the home first. Why You Need a Home Inspection Some buyers just assume that the […]

Does My Home Smell?

Posted on July 19, 2017.

There are a lot of factors to consider when showing your home to home buyers. You have to put out the listing for the house, prep it for showings, and find an agent to connect you with buyers and market the home. But one thing that most sellers forget about is the smell of their […]

How To Get the Home You Want Without Breaking The Bank

Posted on July 5, 2017.

No home-buyer wants to get in way over their head with monthly payments on a mortgage. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your whole paycheck just to pay off your house each month. That’s why it is so important to know your means and plan a budget around those means, so that you’re not scraping together […]

Welcome Sandy Malone!

Posted on May 8, 2017.

    We want to welcome our newest agent, Sandy Malone, to the Golden Rule Real Estate and Property Management family! Malone brings a varied background in a multitude of skills including horticulture and crops. She is a Floridian born and raised on the coast. She enjoys boating, biking and generally all outdoor activities. She […]

Property Management Tip Of the Day: Listing Agent Fail

Posted on October 25, 2016.

It’s okay to expect your agent to be on top of your rental listing. They need to make sure the listing information is up to date and that when realtors want to show the home they can indeed gain access to show it. A good property manager can make or break your home being rented […]

How to Get Your Home Ready to Rent

Posted on October 3, 2016.

Once you’ve decided that you’re going to rent your home and hire a property manager, the next step is to determine what you need to do to get your home “rent ready”. We have outlined a few of the main areas to focus on:   Paint We always suggest keeping the paint in your homes […]

I am Ready to Rent! Now What?

Posted on April 18, 2016.

Congratulations! You’ve decided that you are ready to rent a home, congratulations! That is an exciting first step. After this initial decision you are probably left with a lot of questions…What do I do next? When do I start looking? How much money do I need? Timing With rentals, timing really is everything! Most rental […]