Property Management Blog

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jasmine Allen | Profile
Property Management Blog Jasmine spends most of her day working one-on-one with new tenants and owners. She enjoys being able to get to know our new clients and help them join the Compass Property Management Group family. She is always refining her skills by continual education and training to make sure every client has a worry-free, stress-free onboarding with ...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Renee Bailey | Profile
Property Management Blog Born and raised in West Virginia, Renee spent her childhood following her father, a general contractor, while he worked on properties of all types and sizes. The knowledge she gained at a young age allowed her to become successful later in life. After studying at West Virginia University, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and began wo...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Theresa Mull | Profile
Property Management Blog Theresa Mull, President of Compass Property Management Group, has managed over 4000 single family homes and multi-family complexes in her career. She is an active member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the National Association of Realtors. In March 2011, she was na...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Training Property Managers and Robert Locke Recommends Compass Property Management Group
Property Management Blog Robert Locke has been in the property management business for over 35 years. He currently trains some of the top property managers in the country and we are excited to work with him. Robert Locke is working with us on a one-on-one basis to help improve our management processes and assist us in creating a better experience for our owne...

Monday, October 10, 2016

How Tenants Get Fake References
Property Management Blog With the onset of internet access, our society is being inundated with services to fix any problem.  Take a poor work history, if you are trying to land a job and need to beef up your resume due to a firing or a gap in work history, you can contact one of several companies that will help you create a fictional work history.  For...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Why Can't My Tenant Pay the Rent?
Property Management Blog Low priced housing investments can be a great deal.  The upfront costs are lower, maintenance costs are lower and houses in this price range move quickly as most low-income families are forced to rent.   The downside of low priced housing is that you generally deal with tenants who live from paycheck to paycheck and any unexpe...

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Criminal Background Checks: What is Legal, What Will Get You in Trouble
Property Management Blog Discrimination in and of itself is not illegal.  Where landlords face penalties is when discrimination is not practiced across the board.  For example, if your company consistently runs background checks on every applicant and denies housing to all applicants with criminal convictions you are practicing a form of discrimination ...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Curb Appeal: How to Make Your Rental Property Stand Out From the Pack
Property Management Blog Great first impressions won't get you the renter.  But they will get the prospective renter in the door.  With the internet allowing for a wide variety of rental options, getting the renter in the door is half the battle.  How do you make this happen?  Do a visual audit of your property.  Take a look at your prope...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Water Heater Regulations and What That Means for Property Owners
Property Management Blog The Department of Energy has recently updated the regulations for water heaters.  The required changes can wreak havoc on budgets for owners of multiple rental properties.  If your properties have water heaters that need to be replaced in the next few years, now is the time to do so.  Manufacturers are under ord...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How to Find an Ideal Rental Property
Property Management Blog When diving into the world of rental property the first step is to determine the price line you want to work with.  Homes in higher priced neighborhoods will increase the probability of attracting financially secure, long-term tenants meaning lower turn-over, less time the property sits vacant and lower renovation costs.  But highe...

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