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#184 Double Dipping with Tim Shiner

This week's guest is Tim Shiner of Dallas, TX and he's a pretty interesting investor. He owns businesses, class A rental properties and also works in tandem with his wife who is a real estate agent. Tim shares his strategy of how he only buys class A rental properties now and why he makes more money when his tenants break their lease early. Plus he has a crown royal tuxedo. What else do you need to know?

Duration: 00:38:50

#183 RentPrep Court: Cutting Corners

Resources mentioned in this episode: Narrator voice This is the plaintiff Jim Jackson he’s a renter from Texas and he says the defendant denied him a rental because he has a large family. He’s suing for $1,000 in statutory damages related to his discrimination claim. Narrator voice This is the...

Duration: 00:16:06

#182 Filing Insurance Claims On Rentals with Kim and Scott Hampton

Kim and Scott Hampton manage around 1,000 doors in the Central Florida market and they recently had to file 60 insurance claims due to recent hurricanes. In this episode they will share the tips they've learned along the way.

Duration: 00:25:21

#181 RentPrep Court: Security Deposits in Kentucky

Going to court is stressful and that's why we want to share details of court cases so you have the knowledge ahead of time so you don't end up in court like these landlords. In this episode Judge Rudy Fortune rules on if the landlord should be able to keep the security deposit plus additional damages caused by their renter.

Duration: 00:15:02

#180 - Setting Up LLCs with Mark Kohler

In this week's podcast we have Mark Kohler on who's an attorney and CPA. We focus the conversation on the mistakes landlords make when they setup LLCs to protect their rental properties. An LLC is a tool to limit your liability and is a smart investment for a landlord who wants to scale their business. Listen in and ask Mark questions in our Facebook group as well. You can learn more about Mark at his website and grab his free resources as well.

Duration: 00:27:54

#179 - Using Technology In The Screening Process

There is more and more technology available to help you manage your rental properties. In this episode we talk about how you can use the following services to help automate your screening process. Google Voice Gmail Canned Responses These services will help to streamline and document communications through the tenant screening process. Learn more by tuning into this episode.

Duration: 00:16:57

#178 We Overreacted Like Many Landlords Do

It's tough as a landlord because you have so much invested in your business and when a tenant does something to your rental it feels like a personal attack. We experienced this with an Amazon review on our book "The Landlord Water Cooler." We talk about not responding emotionally to your tenants (or negative reviews).

Duration: 00:18:22

#177 Using Facebook To Fill Vacancies

There are so many ways to find tenants and Facebook is one such example. Just inside of Facebook there are different ways market and reach potential tenants. In this episode we're talking about posting your listings to your personal page, business page, local groups, and the Market Place. Listen in as three members of our community (Justin, Natalie, Jennifer) share their insights as well.

Duration: 00:18:49

#176 Leave on for Landlord Utilities

Eric doesn't have these accounts setup currently so he calls his utility company to get answers on what is involved with creating a landlord utility account. We learn some good information as far as common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to a leave on for landlord account. Tune in to hear all you need to know in this short podcast episode.

Duration: 00:11:14

#175 Onboarding A New Tenant

You've found the perfect applicant and you're ready to accept them as your new tenant. What do you do next? Andrew Schultz is our guest on the podcast and he takes us through his process of onboarding a new tenant. There are several costly mistakes that landlords make and Andrew will show you the ropes of how to avoid those.

Duration: 00:18:40

#174 Renters Insurance (Rebroadcast)

Renter's insurance is a great way to add an extra layer of protection between you and your tenants. In this rebroadcasted episode Steve and Jeff discuss everything you should know about Renters Insurance.

Duration: 00:12:34

#173 Tracking Down A Former Tenant

You’ve evicted a tenant and they’ve skipped town and you don’t know where to find them. Steve White and Jeff will be discussing all about how to find your tenant that has left without a trace. One resource mentioned in the podcast is to send a mailer that looks like this (courtesy of USPS). This will allow you to get a postcard back in the mail of the address that your tenant is having their mail forwarded to. This only works if your former tenant forwarded their mail though.

Duration: 00:07:55

#172 Natural Disasters and Landlords (rebroadcast)

This is a timely but unfortunate topic to discuss as hurricanes have ripped through Texas and Florida. In this rebroadcast of episode 59 Steve and Jeff will discuss what landlords... The post #172 Natural Disasters and Landlords (rebroadcast) appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:18:16

#171 Abandoned Ashes!?!?

I was on a landlord thread recently where a property manager explained how he ended up with his former tenant’s ashes. His story was the reason we decided to rebroadcast... The post #171 Abandoned Ashes!?!? appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:13:37

#170 ESA Troubles? Meet Jaime Michelle Cain

Emotional Support Animals are all the rage these days for landlord or perhaps we should say that they enrage landlords. It’s a tough subject and we’ve found a great ally... The post #170 ESA Troubles? Meet Jaime Michelle Cain appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:52:48

#169 Community Member Shares Her Landlord Journey

Stephanie DeLeo is an active landlord in our Facebook group and she asked plenty of great questions. We reached out to her and asked if she would be willing to... The post #169 Community Member Shares Her Landlord Journey appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:39:47

#168 Old Dawg’s REI Podcast Interview

Bill Manassero of Old Dawg’s REI podcast is our guest this week. He shares with us his experience of picking up real estate later in life and everything he’s learned... The post #168 Old Dawg’s REI Podcast Interview appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:29:55

#167 Best Landlord Advice Part 2

We’re continuing to read through a post from our Facebook Group where 30+ landlords chimed in to give us their best landlord advice. This is part two of a two... The post #167 Best Landlord Advice Part 2 appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:33:16

#166 Best Landlord Advice Part 1

Recently a landlord asked our Facebook group for their best landlord advice. The 59 comments that rolled in are priceless in our opinion. This week’s episode is part one of... The post #166 Best Landlord Advice Part 1 appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:31:34

#165 Short-Term Rentals With Al Williamson

Our guest Al Williamson is a former engineer and now full-time landlord who likes to experiment with his rentals. He works on ways to increase the revenue of his rentals and... The post #165 Short-Term Rentals With Al Williamson appeared first on RentPrep.

Duration: 00:23:00

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