The Expert Landlord Tips

06 Jan

Running a rental property is not as easy as it sounds. Landlords do more than maintain the place and collect the monthly rent. So here are some of the best practices from the experts in the business. You probably know by now that being a landlord can be extremely overwhelming. Just like with any business that has plenty of perks,…

The Best Indicators of Tenant Quality

03 Jan

Screening prospective tenants can involve so many different checks and balances. Interviewing, references, criminal court record search, and really anything you can do to get an idea of what sort of tenant a person is going to be. And of course, you have to be certain that you are not discriminating on race, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation…

9 Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company

03 Jan

There are plenty of reasons why hiring a property management company is a great solution to overcome the problems involved with running a rental property. Let’s take a look at the top 9: Quality Tenants: Companies in the field of property management know how to screen candidates for tenancy since they have seen thousands of applications. Rent…

Empty Home Tax : Implemented in Vancouver

30 Dec

With a home vacancy rate hovering at an unhealthy low of 0.6%, the Vancouver City Council has stepped in and introduced the Empty home tax which will be implemented from January 1, 2017. This tax is an additional 1% of property value on top of your regular property tax. That means if you have a property that’s worth $2 million…

Hiring a Property Management Company

23 Dec

Owning a property in Vancouver that produces income is pretty much an ideal way to make a living. Let’s take a look at this from a homeowner’s perspective. If you own a house, you need to pay for maintenance, repairs, taxes, mortgage interest, landscaping, utilities, or a homeowner association fee that covers some of these expenses. Yes, you do have…

Minimizing Tenant Turnover Expenses

15 Dec

 When you decide to manage all the day-in-day-out aspects that come with owning an investment property you will no doubt digest every bit of information you can find on getting the right tenants. How to screen them and check the details of their application. And ways to make sure you are kicking off a great landlord-tenant relationship. This is exactly…

Property Management: A Beginner’s Guide

05 Dec

Whether you’ve just purchased your first rental property or you’re thinking about investing in real estate, we have some tips to help you along the way. Make a Plan Do you want to rent an entire property to one applicant or rent each room separately? Do you want to lease short-term or long-term? Will your properties be furnished or unfurnished?…

The Things You Need Your Tenants to Know

01 Dec

When you decide to invest in an income property there is often a learning curve involved and usually, most new investors will go about attacking that curve with gusto! It’s a new and exciting adventure and most folks who decide to get into real estate, develop an instant passion for it. Of course, the same cannot be said for tenants….

The Expenses New Real Estate Investors Forget to Plan For

23 Nov

Buying real estate as an investment is really exciting. There are so many opportunities to invest your money in solid properties that if managed properly can provide you with a steady stream of rental income and eventually provide a larger cash infusion when the property is sold! And with so many television programs reveling in the thrill of the chase,…

Whistler Getaway Facebook Contest

20 Nov

Are you looking into visiting Whistler?Lucky you! We are running a Facebook Like+Share Contest!Check out the pinned post on our Facebook Page below to learn more! Get a chance to win a Whistler Getaway!All you need to do is:Step 1: LIKE our Facebook pageStep 2: SHARE THIS POST! The winner will be announced on Wednesday! Follow us on all our…

How To Initiate An Inspection

09 Nov

If you know how to initiate an inspection properly go ahead and watch the video! Before conducting an inspection to the rental property, it is a must that you follow some certain guidelines when initiating one. In this video, you’ll be reminded of the key things that you shouldn’t forget before conducting an inspection of the property. If you’ve noted…

Making Your Vacation Property Safe for Guests

31 Oct

When you decide to purchase a vacation rental property it’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of having a really awesome new asset that you can enjoy with your family; not to mention earn some good money on. This is why it’s important to take a few moments, to step back, and to think through all the…

Turning Your Rental Property into a Smart Home

24 Oct

Do you imagine a future where the door opens for you when you get home, where the climate controls respond to your comings and goings, where you could loan out a digital key to a guest with an expiry date? Well, that future may be starting to arrive already. And what’s more, it could come in really handy for your…

How to Stage Your Home to Rent (or sell) Quickly

13 Oct

Where do you begin? It’s sometimes hard to know exactly where to start with all the advice out there! While there is no such thing as absolutely perfect for all tastes, there are some tried and true methods that will work for you most of the time. In this article, we’re going to give you the big picture and then…

Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

05 Oct

Any smart real estate investor will tell you that a reliable management company an essential tool in making investments as profitable as possible. As the leading Vancouver property management company, Bolld Real Estate Management is here to maximize your investment’s earning potential. We take pride in specializing in residential rental property management services, which includes services such as: Free…

Tips for Writing a Rental Property Listing to Land a Tenant

20 Sep

All the time and research you put into finding just the right investment property is probably not going to help you much when it comes to creating a listing to get that property rented. With so many listings out there for prospective tenants to choose from, you need to have one that not only catches their attention but also holds…

Photographing and Videoing Your Vacation Rental Like a Pro

29 Aug

So, you’ve bought a really awesome vacation property. It’s going to provide you all sorts of enjoyment and when you’re not using it you can rent it out to cover the costs of ownership and hopefully more. Sounds like the perfect plan. Are you ready to get more rental bookings? Of course, if like so many people who have purchased…

Big Mistakes Landlords Make Around Rent & Eviction

29 Aug

Money and contracts are always tricky subjects. People often find themselves getting really uncomfortable whenever a potential financial or legal disagreement seems to be rearing up. And when you’re in the business of collecting rent, problems of getting paid and ending leases are bound to happen sooner or later. If you haven’t yet had any issues with any of your…

Books For Anyone Thinking About an Investment Property

29 Jul

When you first get into any new investment there are two things you can count on. First, that you are going to be looking for advice and ideas everywhere you go. Second, that every Tom, Dick, and Harry is going to be ready with their unsolicited, often uneducated, advice on just what you should do. It’s sometimes hard to…

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