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Our team of local professionals at Mynd Property Management are different than other San Antonio property managers. Servicing the greater New Braunfels, Somerset, Calaveras, and Converse areas, we leverage real-time data to consistently better our services, providing owners with seamless management experience.

Customers working with Mynd can rely on us as their trusted partner, providing them with a healthy investment, and their residents with a happy home. Residential real estate joins health care and energy production as San Antonio greatest investments. It’s time to make your real estate investment work for you.

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Mynd's rental income guarantee

Rental Income Guarantee

We protect your rental income

If we place a resident and they fail to pay rent at any time during their lease, we reimburse you up to $5,000 in lost rent while we resolve the situation.

Mynd's property damage protection guarantee

Property Damage Protection

WE PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

If a resident we place moves out and leaves behind property damage in excess of their security deposit, we will cover the difference, up to $5,000.

Mynd's eviction protection plan guarantee

Eviction Protection Plan

WE PROTECT YOU

If a Mynd-placed resident fails to pay rent and an eviction is required, Mynd will cover the court costs and legal fees up to $5,000.

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Pricing Plans That Suit Your Needs

CORE SERVICE PLAN

$79
Monthly Management Fee
100%
Rental Leasing Fee
$349
Lease Renewal Fee

AVID INVESTOR PLAN

$99
Monthly Management Fee
75%
Rental Leasing Fee
$299
Lease Renewal Fee
checkmark - feature included
Rental Income Guarantee
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Eviction Protection

PEACE OF MYND PLAN

$139
Monthly Management Fee
25%
Rental Leasing Fee
$199
Lease Renewal Fee
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Rental Income Guarantee
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Eviction Protection
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Property Damage Protection

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Your rental property is one of your most valuable assets. You expect concrete, tangible results, and Mynd delivers. We focus on measurable results that you can see.

Mynd offers faster leasing times

Faster Leasing

Quicker than average leasing times.

Mynd responds quickly to resident and owner communications

Quick Response

Less than 4 business hours for owners, less than 8 business hours for residents.

Mynd finds high quality residents

Quality Residents

Higher than average resident quality score (720+)

Mynd offers low delinquency rates

Low Delinquency

No need to worry about rental payments, less than 2% delinquency.

Mynd's high customer satisfaction scores show high resident satisfaction

High Resident Satisfaction

Consistently high customer satisfaction scores (Better than 4/5)

Mynd's NPS score shows higher owner happiness rates

Happy Owners

Net Promoter Score of 58 versus industry average of 7

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We start by hiring the best people with deep local expertise.We equip them with the tools, technology and data. You get results.

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Rosie

Portfolio Manager

Rosie works hard to provide her clients with the most positive real estate experience possible. She has 20+ years of experience in Property Management and Residential Sales. Whether you are buying or selling a home, or need property management services, Rosie is looking forward to working with you! She aspires to help her clients reach their real estate investment goals on a daily basis. Reach out to Rosie to learn more today!

San Antonio

San Antonio is among one of the most flood-prone areas in North America. Mynd’s property managers will respond to emergencies ASAP, but we also take a proactive approach. We make sure your roof and gutters are clean and structurally sound, we maintain run off paths to divert water, and we perform regular inspections.

We also keep track of local zoning regulations so that nothing gets in the way of you potentially collecting any insurance money. In the event of roof damage, we facilitate repairs immediately because we know that the longer you wait the greater the likelihood of more severe damage. As you can tell, we’re on the ball!

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San Antonio has the fourth largest economy in Texas and the 38th largest overall in the United States. That’s a lot of potential tenants, and our San Antonio property managers will make sure only the most reliable tenant occupies your home! Explore our resources below to learn about San Antonio rental properties, property management and more!

When a tenant occupies a room for only a partial term (month, week, day, etc.), the amount a landlord charges is known as “prorated rent.” 


Prorated rent is charged only for the number of days the unit is occupied. It’s based on a monthly rate rather than daily since a daily rate tends to be pricier. 


Here’s everything you need to know about prorating rent.

Why prorate? 

If your tenant moves in or out in the middle of the month or sublets to someone else, then it’s practical to use prorated rent. For example, if your tenant moves in on the 15th, which they often do, you can charge them a prorated amount for those days and then set the regular rent due on the first day of their first full month.

Explaining prorated rent to your tenant


Prorating rent isn’t a landlord’s legal responsibility, but it does help establish a good relationship with your tenant. A good relationship is essential. It makes your tenant more likely to re-sign (reducing the likelihood of vacancies), recommend other potential tenants to your properties, be a good tenant, and follow any rules you may have (like your fire prevention tips). 

How do I prorate rent?

There are four methods to calculate prorated rent. 

A Quick Math Lesson

Prorated rent at a rental property

Before moving on to the actual formulas for calculating rent, here’s a quick high school math lesson about performing the proper order of operations for mathematical equations. You’ll need to know this because the formulas for calculating rent tend to require multiple operations.


  1. Parenthesis
  2. Exponents
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
  5. Addition
  6. Subtraction


The mnemonic device for this is PEMDAS, or “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.”

Method 1: Number of Days in the Year

This is the most accurate way to prorate rent when dealing with a year-long lease. Here’s the formula. 


((Monthly Rent X # Months in a Year) ÷ Number of Days in a Year) X Number of Days the Tenant is Paying For = Prorated Rent


Here’s the formula with a move-in date of September 15th with a rent of $1,500.


( ( $1,500 x 12 ) ÷ 365 ) X 15 = $739.73


This formula is slightly more confusing than the monthly one, so your tenants may require more explaining. The extra amount of money you'd make isn't worth the effort because a confusing formula may make your tenants feel like something fishy's going on. Best to keep things simple.

Method 2: Number of Days in an Average Month


This formula is based on the number of days per month, given that 365 days per year divided by 12 months is 30.42 average days. Here’s the formula:


((Rent ÷ 30.42) x Number of Days Occupied) 


Here’s the formula for when your rent is $1,200 per month, and the tenant is staying for ten days.


($1,200 ÷ 30.42) x 10 = $394.50


Method 3: Flat 30 Days (Banker’s Month)

This method entails diving the monthly rent by 30, no matter how many days are in the month. In some states, like California, this is the exclusive method used to calculate prorated rent. Here’s the formula.


((Rent ÷ 30) x Number of Days Occupied) 


Here’s the formula for when your rent is $1,200 per month, and the tenant is staying for ten days.


($1,200 ÷ 30) x 10 = $400

Method 4: Monthly Rent

Monthly calculations at rental properties for prorated rent

This is the formula for prorated rent based on the number of days in the month. Here’s the formula:


(Monthly Rent ÷ Number of Days in the Month) X (Number of Days of Rent Being Paid For) = Prorated Rent


Here’s the formula with a move-in date of September 15th with a rent of $1,500.


( $1,500 ÷ 31 ) X 15 = $725.80


In addition to requiring less explanation formula, the monthly formula has the advantage of making your tenant feel like they’re getting their money’s worth since it frames their rent in the short-term rather than the long term.

Considerations for Prorating Rent

These are some things to keep in mind when calculating prorated rent. Which of these influences your calculations will impact how many days you divide your rent by in your calculations.


  • The number of days in the month.
  • Months with 30 days: September, April, June, and November
  • Months with 31 days: January, March, May, July, August, October, and December
  • Month with 28/29 days: February
  • Is it a leap year?
  • What day of the month are you billing your tenant?
  • What’s the number of days in the first month?
  • What’s the number of days in the second month?
  • How much are you charging per day for the first month?
  • How much are you charging per day for the second month?
  • What’s the number of billable days in the first month?
  • What’s the number of days in the second month?
  • What’s the official start/end date of your tenant’s lease?

Tips for Prorating Rent

Your prorating policy should be in writing or your lease agreement


If it’s a leap year, divide your prorated calculation by 366 days if you plan on using the yearly formula.


It’s not your responsibility to prorate rent if your tenant signs a lease for the first of the month but moves in on a later date. Similarly, it’s not your responsibility to prorate rent if your tenant chooses to move out earlier, but their lease runs to the end of the month.


Offer a prorated rent calculator on your website. 


Find out if your state requires you to use the flat 30 method for prorating rent.

Bottom Line on Prorating Rent

Keep your tenants happy when calculating prorated rent

Prorating rent is easy to do and an easy way for a landlord to start or maintain a good relationship with their tenant. It makes tenants feel like they’re getting their money’s worth and like the landlord is on their side. 


Unless you have to use the flat 30 option, the monthly method of prorating rent is a landlord’s best bet because it’s easiest to explain to the tenant. 


And a happy tenant is the best bet for a happy landlord.


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Thinking about purchasing a rental property in Tacoma, WA? Learn how looking at the rental statistics, the demographics, and having a local property manager as a partner can ensure you are looking at real numbers when deciding if the area fits your investment strategy.

Before investing in an area, you will want to look at the demographics, home prices vs rental prices, forecasted economic growth, and other important statistics to see if it fits with your investment strategy to help you reach your goals. Will the area give you the cash flow or appreciation you are looking for?

About Tacoma, WA

Tacoma, WA, one of “America’s Most Livable Cities”, is a port city on the Puget Sound and is known for being one of the most walkable cities in the US. From its beautiful waterfront to its numerous city parks that include the country’s second largest city park (700 acres), the area has seen a 12% population growth since 2010.

Tacoma property management

Tacoma offers more affordable investment opportunities than the Seattle area which can be expensive.  Cash flow opportunities are better in Tacoma because the prices of homes are not as high.  

Home prices in Tacoma

Median home price: $354,019

Home prices have gone up 9% in the past year.

 

Diverse types of renters

Commuters – Many choose to work in Seattle but live in Tacoma because it is more affordable.  

Students - Several universities are in the area including the University of Washington’s Tacoma campus, so there are a lot of student renters.  

Military - McChord Air Force Base is South of Tacoma, so there are military families renting in the area as well.  

Between the port, universities, military presence, and proximity to Seattle, Tacoma is a great area for investors looking for an area whose economy is being fueled by a diverse mix of industries.

 

Economy and industry in the area

Tacoma is the 7th busiest container-handling port and attracts businesses in multiple industries. It is known for its high-tech industry that includes Intel and Expedia which are headquartered there. Agricultural and forest products are also large contributors to the local economy.

  • Unemployment rate: 5.3%
  • Average income: $75,649

Tacoma has seen steady job growth over the last 10 years and expects 39.9% in future growth. With its strong industry presence and growth record, it is a great place to invest in rental property for less than a home in a Seattle would cost.

If you are considering investing in Tacoma, contact us at Mynd. We can help you determine if this market fits your strategy to reach your goals. If it doesn’t, we have offices in 19 markets and can help you find an area that does.

How to accurately set rent for my Tacoma, WA rental property

The rental market is cyclical, so you want to make sure you set rent to match today’s prices. Just because you rented your property for a certain amount 3 years ago doesn’t mean it will rent for that amount today. The price could be higher or lower depending on what the market says is the going rate. To avoid extended vacancy time, you will want to accurately price the property, so you are getting the maximum return while also filling the vacancy quickly.

Tacoma rental statistics

  • Median rent for a single-family home: $1750
  • More single-family homes available since 2007
  • 45% Renter Occupied
  • 55% Owner Occupied

Steve Rozenberg, Head of Investor Education for Mynd, says he sees this as a good, steady mix of renter/owner occupied homes which makes it a great market to have a rental property. You should always be able to find a renter.

Knowing the trends and statistics for the area is key to your success as an investor.  Consider hiring a local Tacoma property manager like Mynd who can help you determine the correct rent rate.  Mynd has access to proprietary information so you are getting current, accurate numbers to base your decision on. If you want to know what you can expect to rent your home for, Mynd offers a FREE rental analysis.

 

Why should I hire a property management company in Tacoma, WA?

What does a Tacoma property management company do?

They take care of the day to day operations required when you own a rental property such as:

Do you have the time to manage the property? How valuable is your time to you? If you are managing it yourself, do you know that you are doing it correctly and following the laws?

Landlords must comply with ever-changing laws and regulations

Landlords must comply with Federal, state, and local laws that apply to rental properties. These laws are constantly changing, and as a landlord you are expected to keep up with them.  If you must evict a tenant, there may be new laws in place that limit how you can do that. If managing property isn’t your full-time job, you are more likely not up to speed on current laws such as:

  • 120 day notice to purchase property if you intend to change the use of the property
  • 60 day notice of no cause termination of a resident
  • 60 day notice of rent increase
  • Several tenant’s rights laws. For example, tenants can complain to the city of Tacoma about code enforcement violations.

There are a lot of laws that have to do with tenant’s rights, and you must be sure you comply. If you aren’t up on the laws, you may find yourself getting in trouble which can cost you $1000s in fines and court costs.

 

Consider hiring a Tacoma property manager

Our Tacoma property managers can help you make smart decisions and ensure your property is following the laws. Mynd has in-house counsel to help ensure your property is complying with the laws.  Contact us today at Mynd about property management in Tacoma or finding your next investment property in one of the19 markets we serve.

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As an investor, you want to know that investing in a rental property in Everett, WA aligns with your strategy and helps you achieve your goals. Identifying the right data and numbers to calculate your return is an important step in making an informed, smart decision.  Having a local partner like a property manager makes this process easier.

What kind of return do you want from your investment property?

Are you looking for monthly cash flow? Is the property you are looking at going to give you what you need to at least cover your expenses?  Are you only interested in appreciation or debt paydown?  Your strategy must be defined before you start looking for a property.  

About Everett, WA

Everette is a coastal city on the shores of Port Gardner Bay and is located 25 miles north of Seattle. It attracts families with its world class schools, over 30 city parks, and numerous outdoor sports, activities, and art experiences.

Everett population and home prices

  • Population: 111,000
  • Average age: 33
  • Median income: $57,999
  • Median home value: $362,000

 

The median income for the area is about average for the US, but the home prices are significantly higher than average. You might be able to make enough cash flow to cover your expenses, but you are more likely looking at making your money in appreciation.

Many of the homes in the area were built between 1970-2000.  Being older properties, they may require some maintenance or updates to attract a quality tenant and meet Property Code.

 

Everett Property Management

 

Industry and the Economy

  • Unemployment rate: 5.8%
  • Cost of living index: 116.2  (US average is 100)

Boeing’s 747, 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner airplanes are constructed in the world’s largest building located in Everett, and they offer a popular tour of the facility. Everett’s proximity to Seattle is an advantage because it is going to be fed by the strong industry nearby.

Best neighborhoods in Everett

  • Darlington
  • Edgewater
  • Pinehurst
  • Riverside
  • Bayside
  • South Forest Park

When you buy a property in one of the more popular areas, you are probably going to see more appreciation. With an average age of 33, residents are likely families interested in the quality schools in the area.  They are also more likely looking homes with multiple bedrooms for their growing families.

 

Talk to an Everett, WA property manager about the local market and what trends they are seeing. They can answer questions like:

  • Is the city growing?
  • Are rents going up or down?
  • What is the average eviction rate?
  • What are the average days on market?
  • What is the average vacancy?
  • What type of homes are rented quickly? What are most people looking for?
  • Are there certain features people are looking for in a home?

These are the questions you want answered before purchasing a property, so you have the proper expectations. Contact us at Mynd for more information on the Everett area. They can tell you what types of properties are renting quickly, what renters are looking for, and more.

If Everett doesn’t fit your strategy, we can help you find a market that does. Mynd has offices in over 19 markets. Our local property managers can use Mynd’s proprietary data to help find you properties that match your strategy, whether you want to invest locally or diversify across several markets.

 

How to Accurately Set Rent for my Everett, WA Rental Property 

It is important to know what the market is dictating when setting rent for your Everett rental property. The goal is to get the right amount of rent while leasing it quickly, so pricing it right is critical.

Leasing has seasons

You might not be able to get the same amount of rent if you lease your property in the Winter (off season) vs the Spring/Summer months (peak season).

The economy can affect rent

If the industries in the area are in a downturn or upturn, that can influence the rent you can expect to receive.

Everett rental statistics

  • 42,000 housing units
  • 37% Owner Occupied
  • 67% Renter Occupied
  • 44% single family homes 36% Apartments
  • Median rent: 1,990
  • 48% of homes were built between 1970-1999

The rent amount will vary depending on the property type, square footage and number of bedrooms.  When comparing rents, look at properties that are the same as yours. Being that many of the homes are older, you may find you can get a little more money in rent by doing some updates to the property.

Mynd’s Everett Property Management company offers a FREE rental analysis so you can see what your property can expect to rent for.

 

Why Should I Hire a Property Management Company in Everett, WA 

When you own a rental property there are a lot of day to day operations to take care or not to mention all the ever-changing laws you must follow.  Should you continue to do this yourself or does it make sense to hire an Everett property management company?

 

Treat your investment like a business.

If you own multiple rental properties or plan to in the future, the tasks required increasingly take up more of your time.  Keeping up with all the laws you must comply with can become a heavy burden.  Maybe you got into investing because you wanted a safe, secure retirement investment or passive income, but you did not realize the amount of time that was involved in managing it yourself.  You thought you were gaining free time and ended up having a second job.

It is entirely possible that you will not end up where you hoped because you may not be doing something right. Not complying with a law could result in your ending up in court owing $1,000s in fines.  

Getting that great deal when you buy the property is only the first step in the process that leads to your success. Steve Rozenberg, Head of Investor Education for Mynd, thinks it is important to have a team to help you maximize your return.

 

What does an Everett property management company do?

They take care of the day to day operations required when you own a rental property such as:

They know the laws and regulations

You must follow Federal, state, and local Property Code that dictate how a property must be maintained. When it comes to fixing things in the property, who is responsible for them? The tenant or the landlord?  There are things you can’t ask on an application or during the screening process.

Landlords must comply with Federal, state, and local laws that apply to rental properties. These laws are constantly changing, and as a landlord you are expected to keep up with them.  If you have to evict a tenant, there may be new laws in place that limit if or how you can do that.

Maintenance issues

Mold can be a problem in the Everett area due to the amount of rain it gets. You will need to make sure the roof, ventilation, and plumbing is in good shape to prevent mold.  There are laws that protect the tenant to ensure they have a safe home to live in. Property managers know what you have to do to comply with any laws in regards to Property Codes.

If you don’t have the time or desire to keep up with the laws and regulations, it might be a smart decision to hire a knowledgeable property manager.  Mynd has local property managers that know the laws to ensure you are following them as well as in house legal counsel.

A good property manager helps you make smart decisions and ensures your property is following the laws. Contact us today at Mynd about property management in Everett or for help in finding your next investment property in one of the 19 markets we serve.

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If you’re looking for a new rental property in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Converse, or the surrounding areas, you have a lot of options. Perhaps you’re looking for a single-family home in a great neighborhood and a good school district. Or, you might want a modern loft space that’s downtown. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll have more success when you take advantage of the resources and tools of a professional San Antonio property management company.Today, we’re talking to residents. We want to help you find the best rental property in San Antonio, and we have some ideas on how to do that.

Visit Online Rental Sites

Most residents are seeking and finding their next home online. Start your search by visiting websites. A lot of San Antonio property management companies maintain a listing of available rentals. At Mynd Property Management, we have a list on our website that’s intuitive and easy to navigate. You can go to our website and look at what we have available. From there, you can search based on the rental amount, the size, the neighborhood, and several other filters. You’ll see everything we have available in the San Antonio area, and you can schedule a showing or ask additional questions.Beyond our own website, there are several other popular rental sites you can visit. Some of the well-known sites include Zillow, Trulia, HotPads, and Zumper. On these sites, you can search for rental homes, take video tours, and get in touch with property managers and landlords. You can also set up alerts so that you get notified any time a new listing that matches your search criteria shows up.

Things to Consider When Choosing a San Antonio Rental Home

Everyone who begins a search for their next home usually has a list of the things they want and the things they need. Maybe you want a four-bedroom home with a yard and outdoor space as well as gorgeous views that’s close to your office, but your budget prevents all of the things on that list. Prioritize what you really need and want, and balance that against your budget.The budget is really the most important factor when you’re looking for a home. You don’t want to rent something that you can’t afford. Be realistic in what you can spend, and focus all your energies on finding a home that you love in that price range.You also want to make sure you’ll meet the rental criteria for the home you hope to rent. Most landlords and property managers will have documented and consistent rental criteria that has to be met before they approve an application. Always ask what the income standards are before you apply.In addition to budget, you have to think about location.Location is important because you want to be close to school or work or any of the places that you go on a daily basis. You might find a place that you love, but if it’s an hour away from where your work is, you might spend extra money and time getting there and back every day. That’s going to impact your quality of life and your budget.Don’t just choose a property because the price is right. You don’t want to be too far away from your kids at school and you don’t want to have a miserable commute.Think about location and price, and then work down your wish list when you’re looking for a rental home in San Antonio. Make sure you can financially support the property and that there’s a great San Antonio property management company in place to ensure you have a great rental experience.If you want to find out what we have available, reach out to one of our leasing agents. Contact us at Mynd Property Management, and we’ll do everything we can to help you find a great rental property.

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When you’re looking for a professional San Antonio property management company, you have to know what they are supposed to do for you before you begin interviewing various companies. Today, we’re talking about some of the things that your San Antonio property management company should do for you, your residents, and your rental properties.

Identifying Investment Opportunities in San Antonio

A great management company will help you find good investment properties. When you’re looking for a rental home in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Converse, or any of the surrounding areas, you should be able to count on a management company to show you what’s available and make some recommendations on what you might want to buy. Not all management companies do this, but those with a passion for real estate and a real knowledge of the local market will want to help you build your investment portfolio.

Preparing Properties for the Rental Market

When you have a rental property and you’re ready to start looking for residents, you should expect your property manager to ensure that property is in good shape and ready for the rental market. It’s never a good idea to list your home before it’s ready. If you do this, your vacancy time will be longer and you’ll have a problem attracting great residents.At Mynd, we do a thorough walk-through inspection and make some notes about everything that the house might need before we begin showing it to prospective residents. It’s important to maximize your rental income, and the best way to do that is by providing a property that’s both attractive and functional. You’ll also have fewer things to worry about when you do have people moving in. You don’t want to be called out for maintenance issues as soon as a resident moves in.

Screening Residents for your San Antonio Rental Property

Another important function of your property management is resident screening. There should be a consistent and documented process in place that ensures the best and most qualified applicant is moving into your home.When you have a good resident in your home, you save yourself a lot of stress later. Many investors don’t realize that the screening process is one of the most critical parts of the leasing process. It’s always going to work out better for you when experienced professionals are handling the screening.You want your property managers to check employment and verify income. Make sure you are renting to someone who can afford the rent. There need to be standards in place to determine whether an applicant is a good fit for your rental home.In addition to employment and income, a property manager will check credit history and rental history. When you find a well-qualified resident, you know you won’t have to worry about late rent payments, potential evictions, and large expenses to repair damaged property after they move out. Good residents will pay on time and take care of your home and follow the expectations in the lease agreement. Good property managers know how to find and screen for those residents.Many investors don’t realize the perils involved in a screening process that isn’t legally compliant and well-documented. There are fair housing and discrimination issues involved every time you receive an application and screen a potential resident. You need to know how to handle the regulations in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. You need to understand the difference between an emotional support animal and a service animal and a therapy animal. Different laws apply to each category, and none of those categories are considered pets.You can get into serious trouble if you don’t know the fair housing protected classes. It’s very easy to make an expensive mistake when you’re screening applicants. Leave this process in the hands of a qualified property manager, and make sure they have high, well-documented standards for the people they’re moving into your property.

Lease Enforcement and Rental Property Maintenance

Your property manager can be expected to deal directly with residents and respond to their complaints and requests. If your resident stops paying rent or is consistently late with rent or you notice that they are violating the lease in some way, your property manager will know how to handle the situation. You don’t have to worry about chasing down late rent or filing an eviction. With a good property manager on your team, you won’t have to worry about any of it.Eviction is serious and something that almost every rental property owner dreads and fears. At Mynd, we have an entire eviction team that handles all of the notices, court forms, and the whole legal process for you. That’s what you want in a property management company; someone who won’t delay the process. You don’t want to spend any more time and money trying to get your property back.When you’re a San Antonio investor looking for a management company, the most important thing you want to look for is competent, professional experience. You want to make sure your property is being run as a business. The company you hire is a huge piece of the puzzle. Your property manager should be on your team as a major operating system and the foundation of your whole business model. It’s vital for your success as an investor, and it’s how you scale and grow.Don’t settle for anything less when you’re looking for San Antonio property management.If you want to learn more about how we can help you manage your San Antonio rental home or an investment in New Braunfels or Converse or other local markets, contact us at Mynd Property Management.We also have other opportunities to connect with us and learn more about investing in San Antonio. You can also visit our Facebook group of investors, which is called Master Mynd. It’s a real estate investors’ club, where you can exchange ideas with other owners. Check out our weekly podcast as well, called The Myndful Investor. We invite leaders in real estate and property management to talk about their success and, more importantly, their failures. There’s a lot to learn from this relatable content.

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As a resident, when you move into a new rental property, you’ll need to understand what you’re responsible for maintaining. If you are coming from owning a home, you’ll likely have less maintenance. If you’re moving from one rental home to another rental home, the requirements and norms may be different, so it’s important to ask. Before you move into your San Antonio rental home, make sure you understand which maintenance items you’ll be responsible for as a resident.

Read Your Lease Agreement

It’s important to check your lease agreement. Leases are typically several pages long, and it might seem unnecessary to read every word. But, you should. The lease agreement includes all the details of what you’re responsible for and what you’re not responsible for. The first place to look for any answers to questions you have during a tenancy is your lease agreement. It’s meant to protect you and your property and the owner. Find out what directions are there.

Complete and Keep Your Inventory Condition Form

Before you move into your San Antonio rental property, your landlord or property manager will complete an inventory form that’s designed to document the condition of the property. You’ll be invited to complete your own inventory of the home and make any notes about the damages or wear and tear that you find.This is important. The inventory condition form is your best protection against losing a portion of your security deposit. It’s in your best interest to fill it out completely and if necessary, use it as proof of receipt at the end of the lease. It will allow you to point out anything that was already damaged. If a landlord tries to charge your deposit for a wall that has a hole in it, you can refer back to your inventory condition form and point out that you noticed that hole before you even moved in.The documentation is critical to residents, so take it seriously and fill it out completely.

Never Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Ask questions. And once you get the answer, don’t be afraid to ask for the explanation in writing. You want to have all the information in your lease agreement, and if your landlord is answering in a different way or providing conflicting remarks, you’ll want to have everything in writing. Don’t take his or her word for it.Here’s an example. Maybe your landlord will tell you that he is responsible for the lawn care and will send someone over to mow and landscape from time to time. If that never happens and the grass dies, your landlord could charge you for damage to the lawn when you move out. You cannot assume that something’s going to be taken care of. When your landlord says the lawn care isn’t your responsibility, make sure your lease agreement reflects that. If it doesn’t, have something in writing that documents what you have been told is true.Any and all questions should be addressed in the lease. You don’t want any inconsistencies or confusion.Make sure you ask anything you need to ask. Find out if there’s a service charge when you have a maintenance issue and a vendor needs to come out. Ask about whether there’s a policy for how quickly you can expect someone to get back to you and take care of the repair. If you’re expecting a response in an hour but it’s going to take your landlord two days to respond, there may be a conflict. Ask questions so you’re on the same page.Miscommunication makes everyone unhappy. Be willing to have conversations.If you have any questions about what you should expect as a resident, please contact us at Mynd Property Management. We would love to be your San Antonio property management resource.

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