Charleston Property Management Blog

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How Much Does Property Management Cost?

Today we are talking about how much professional property management services cost. These expenses are pretty simple to understand and they break down into three fairly common fees that you will find with most management companies. Today, we’re explaining them.

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How to Choose Between Property Management Companies

There are a lot of different property management companies out there that specialize in many different things. Today, we’re providing some criteria to think about as you’re choosing who to work with.

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Should I Use a Property Manager?

One question we get a lot is – can I manage my own rental property, or should I hire a property manager? It’s perfectly fine if you are able and willing to manage your own rental property. We’ve come up with a list of 10 basic skills you will need to master if you plan […]

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Why Should I Hire a Property Management Company?

It’s a simple question – what is property management? When you work with a property management company, it means that you as a homeowner are hiring an expert to represent you in all aspects of handling your property. There are a few specific topics that explain the work of property managers.

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Landlord 101: 5 Tips for First-Time Charleston Landlords

By Albert Fontenot April 28, 2015 For most first-time Charleston landlords, experience is the best – and most bitter – teacher. On the one hand, there is nothing like real experience to give you the knowledge you need to become successful in the landlord game. On the other hand, if you’re a small, independent property […]

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Tips for Choosing the Landscaping of Your Rental Home in Charleston

By Albert Fontenot April 23, 2015 Curbside appeal is the most important factors in determining whether your rental home in Charleston sits empty or is continuously occupied. Potential tenants are looking for a place that they can call home, and if your property is unattractive, they will drive right on by without ever stopping to […]

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The Wrong Way to Install Siding on Your Charleston Rental

by Albert Fontenot April 21, 2015 Last week, we discussed the pros and cons of painting versus installing siding on the exterior of your Charleston rental property. Independent landlords who have no immediate plans to resell the property and who instead have their eye on long-term cost-effectiveness typically choose siding because of the one-time investment. […]

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Should You Paint or Put Siding on Your Rental Property In Charleston? Part 2

Part 2: The Pros and Cons of Siding By Albert Fontenot April 16, 2015 In the last blog, we discussed the pros and cons of painting your rental property in Charleston. Now, we’re going to talk about the other option – installing siding. This is part of an ongoing series of entries discussing exterior maintenance […]

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Should You Paint or Put Siding on Your Rental Property in Charleston? Part 1

  Part 1: The Pros and Cons of Painting By Albert Fontenot April 13, 2015 Now that Spring is here, your thoughts should be turning to exterior maintenance and renovation tasks for your rental property in Charleston. Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing popular projects that can greatly increase the curbside appeal […]

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The Changing Landscape of the Charleston Rental Market

By Albert Fontenot April 7, 2015 Right now, there are more new apartment units under construction in the area than ever before, and rent prices and vacancy rates in the Charleston rental market are already beginning to be affected. According to a recent article in the Post and Courier, the region’s current vacancy rate is […]

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