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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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Why Work with Charleston Property Company?

Today, we are talking about why you should choose Charleston Property Company to manage your rental properties. Deep down, our company believes that owning a rental property should be easy. Your landlord or property management company should make your life better. Everything we do is to make your life a little easier and every technology […]

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Check Them Out– Things to Look for When You Hire an Outside Contractor

December 17, 2014 by Albert Fontenot “The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman In the December 11th blog, “When DIY Doesn’t Work”, I discussed the fact that although being a do-it-yourself landlord is usually the best course of action for a […]

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Landlord 101: Why You Should Perform Background Checks

Landlord 101: Why You Should Perform Background Checks by Albert Fontenot 12/12/14 Are you new landlord here in Charleston? Did you accidentally happen into this gig… maybe by inheritance, maybe because you moved and haven’t sold your old house, maybe because you saw an investment opportunity in Byrnes Downs that you just couldn’t pass up? […]

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When DIY Doesn’t Work–Projects that are Best Left to Professionals

Things Best Left to Professionals – When DIY Doesn’t Work by Albert Fontenot 12/11/2014 “Do-it-yourself projects are rarely as easy as they seem, and all too often it ends up costing you.” ~Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List   As a Charleston landlord, you have come to realize that you can save thousands of dollars […]

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Cost vs. Value Renovations 2014

Cost vs. Value Renovations 2014 By Albert Fontenot As a landlord in Charleston, you always have to straddle a very fine line when it comes to making improvements on your rental property. I’m not talking about routine maintenance or necessary repairs, because those tasks are part of your inherent duty as a responsible landlord, and […]

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Worth the Money–Why DIY Maintenance Is for You

Worth the Money – Why DIY Maintenance Is for You by Albert Fontenot December 2, 2014 “It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” ~Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich It’s an age-old question for landlords – Should you be a “hands on” DIY landlord, or should you […]

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