Property Management Blog

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Costs: What is owner responsibility vs. tenant responsibility
Costs: What is owner responsibility vs. tenant responsibility
When you move into a property, it should be clean inside and out.There should be no safety issues, all appliances should be in working order, there should be no plumbing issues, landscaping should be in good order. When you move out, the property should be returned in the same condition as when you moved in. Things can happen to the prop...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winterizing and Prevention Tips for your Comfort and Safety this Winter
Winterizing and Prevention Tips for your Comfort and Safety this Winter
Freezing weather is quickly coming to our area. Here are some things you can do to make you and your family more comfortable and safe through the winter monthsPrevent pipes from freezingFaucet covers are an easy and economical way of protecting your outdoor faucets. Uptown Properties will credit your tenant portal for up to two faucet cov...

Monday, October 28, 2019

Steps to Rehab Your Property
Steps to Rehab Your Property
All right, so I'm going to talk about how to rehab a building or unit. The first thing you want to look at in rehabbing is for one, how much money you have, and then what needs to be done for safety, necessity and cosmetics. So, when you're looking at that, first things first, you absolutely have to get things done for safety r...

Monday, October 21, 2019

How to Create a Preventative Maintenance Plan for Your Home
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What is preventative home maintenance? This refers to the regular and routine maintenance required to manage property or any other equipment and ensure they are running at full capacity while also acting as a preventive measure from any unexpected costs and downtime experienced from failure. Preventative maintenance requires careful sche...

Monday, October 14, 2019

Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
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Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, your typical PSL from your favorite coffee shop....how could we resist! This tasty treat is sure to cheer you up on that rainy fall day!Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche FrostingTOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD: 7 dozen.Ingredients1 cup butter, softened1/2 cup sugar1/2 c...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Never Split the Difference Book Review
Never Split the Difference Book Review
Thank you guys for meeting with me today. Very excited to get into this material. This book, Never Split the Difference, written by Chris Voss, who is the ex FBI lead hostage negotiator. His first case was a New York bank robbery, in which he used some skills that he refers to as "tactical empathy" to increase his ability to wi...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

What Do You Do When A Tenant Passes Away
What Do You Do When A Tenant Passes Away
Unfortunately, no one can predict how or why a tenant will end their lease. In the unfortunate event that your property is occupied by a tenant that passes away, there are a few things that you should do to protect yourself and your property. Change the locks and secure the property. Let no one in the property without appropriat...

Monday, September 23, 2019

6 Must Have Questions on a Rental Application
6 Must Have Questions on a Rental Application
The application is the window into your tenant’s life. It is important that you ask the right questions – and don’t ask the wrong ones (see Fair Housing, above.) The following is a list of must-have sections to include and ask on your application: 1. Name, address, phone number, driver’s license number. 2...

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tenant FAQ
Tenant FAQ
We love our property tenants as well as our owners! Here are some helpful Frequently Asked Questions we receive about our rentals.Q. CAN YOU HOLD A PLACE BEFORE I APPLY?A. We are not able to hold a unit before receiving an application. The only way to reserve your spot in line for a unit is to have all applicants fill out an application. ...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Work Order (Maintenance Request)
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Maintenance requests are submitted by the tenants via the online Tenant Portal in Apfolio. Those requests are sent to our entire team. Uptown Properties employs a maintenance coordinator. She reviews the work orders sent in by the tenants. She will try to trouble shoot with tenants to help diagnose the problem and/or solve the problem. Sh...

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