I adore the beach.
What I'm not so fond of is lying on my towel and doing a mental checklist of our upcoming vacancies and what needs to be done for who to go where and how much was that check for and did I forget to cash it or was that the one that I spilled Vitamin Water all over?
It's just not as enjoyable as, say, doing the backstroke while guzzling a Bloody Mary.
Or, sipping, rather. I meant to write sipping.
The first thing I did when I got home was pull all of my files and begin going through my checklists for each property. In case you find yourself in the same predicament, I've corralled together a number of posts that address some of the key issues that you'll want to make sure you get out of the way with before handing your keys over to a tenant.
Which means more time for wave jumping and jet skiing and paddle balling. And back stroking.
And Bloody Mary's.
Sip. Sip. Siiiiiip.
Helpful Posts If You're Getting Ready To Rent
Read this if you're getting ready to purchase a rental property.
Read this if you're considering using a management company or curious about different ways to advertise.
Read this for tips about Home Owner's Associations and their rights and procedures for approving tenants.
Read this to learn about the types of information to request from your tenants on a lease application.
Read this for important notes to include in your lease agreements.
Read this list if your tenant has signed a lease and passed all background checks but not yet moved in.
Read this if you'd like to extend your lease with your current tenant.
Read this if your tenant moves in but stops paying rent.
And if all else fails, read this.