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Short Term Tampa Vacation Rentals – What Every Landlord/Investor Should Know

Tampa vacation rentals require more work and include larger expenses than properties that are leased by long-term tenants. Many investors ask us if they can rent out their furnished properties for the short term.

We always recommend that you turn your home into a long term rental instead, and that you keep it unfurnished. It’s difficult to find a tenant who will stay in a furnished home for 10 months or longer. Long term tenants have their own furniture and décor, and they want to make the place feel like their home. If you’re considering a Tampa short term rental, you’ll need to plan for potentially long vacancies, additional costs, and a lot more management.

Vacation Rental Tampa: Costs

Vacation rentals may bring in more rent if you’re able to charge a higher amount per night, per ...
How to Switch from Your Current Property Management Company to Rent It Network in Tampa

The relationship you establish with your Tampa property management company should be a long term relationship built on trust, professionalism, and common goals. However, if you are not getting the service you expect and you’re looking for new management for your Tampa rental property, we invite you to consider us at Rent It Network. We’ve worked with many Tampa investors and landlords who transitioned to us from other companies, and our process is smooth and stress-free.

Transparent, Simple Fee Structure

When we take over the management of your home from another company, we never charge a tenant placement fee. The only cost you’ll incur is our monthly management fee, which we believe is competitive based on the services we offer. You will have a chance to review our management contract and ask any questions you have about More...
Tips to Marketing High-Dollar Rentals in Tampa – Time Frame to Lease

Tampa investors who own high-dollar properties need to adopt a different strategy when it comes to marketing their homes to potential tenants. You’ll need to know the market, develop relationships with various relocation companies, and prepare to adjust your expectations in terms of how quickly your property will rent.

Property Management Tampa: Marketing Experts

Working with a local Tampa property management company is always a good idea, no matter what type of property you have. However, with a Tampa house that rents for between $3,000 and $5,000 a month, getting expert help is even more critical. You’ll need someone who is not only an outstanding prope...

Multi-Family Guide 101: What You Should Consider to Get Up to Code in Tampa

If your Tampa rental property has four or more units, you own a multi-family investment. This is an important distinction, because managing a multi-family building is different than managing a single family residence.The services offered and fees you’re charged by many Tampa property management companies will be different. With this type of an investment, it’s critical to keep the property up to code. Otherwise, you can face fines and other consequences.

Local Inspection Requirements

You will want to make sure that your property is legal and has the proper certifications from the municipality in which the property is located.  You will also want to make sure that all safety features are a...
How Rent It Network Helps Out of State Investors Purchase Their Next Tampa Rental Property

Investing in a Tampa rental property is an excellent way to earn immediate cash flow as well as long term returns. If you’re an out of state investor or even someone who lives out of the country, we can help you with purchasing an investment property. We can also take care of your Tampa property management needs.

Locating Local Opportunities

Whether you’re interested in buying a single family home, a small multi-family complex, or a luxury condo on the beach, we can help you locate the right opportunity. We’ll help you find a Tampa house that make sense for your investment goals and financial plans. We know where to buy and which neighborhoods are most appealing for tenants. You can rely on us to help you price the home correctly and take care of any repairs or maintenance that’s necessary to get it ready for the...
Why Choose Rent It Network in Tampa, FL

When you’re looking for someone to manage your Tampa rental property, you should consider working with us at Rent It Network. One of the first things that property owners always ask us is what makes us different, and why should they choose us. There are a few things that set us apart when it comes to providing Tampa property management.

Professional Property Management Tampa

We are fast, responsive, and professional. That’s the foundation upon which our company is built. We know how important the property is to you, and we know how important it is to rent it quickly and to respond to any questions and concerns you have. We pride ourselves on being fast, responsive, and professional.

Marketing Your Tampa House

We also have the best marketing progra...

5 Rookie Landlord Mistakes to Avoid – Property Management Tampa

Even the most experienced landlords and property managers can make mistakes once in a while, but new landlords are especially prone to specific errors. This comes from not having the experience and the knowledge that’s necessary to successfully run a rental property. We have collected the five most common mistakes that we see. Hopefully, your awareness of these mistakes will help you avoid making them.

Not Screening Properly

Tenant screening might seem like a hassle, especially if you’re managing the property on your own. However, if you skip the screening or you don’t do a thorough job, you could end up with a bad tenant who damages your home or stops paying rent. Make sure you’re screening for cred...
Where to Advertise Rental Property in Tampa – Property Management Advice

Having a strategic advertising plan for your rental property in Tampa will ensure it gets rented quickly to a high quality tenant. When you’re deciding how to advertise your home, remember that the majority of tenants are looking for homes online. While signs and print advertisements can be helpful, most of your advertising needs to happen on the Internet. This is a world and a market driven by technology – you need to be there.

Rental Sites

There are hundreds of rental sites that allow you to list your property. Some of the most popular sites for landlords include Craigslist, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, ForRent.com and others. You can also get good results advertising on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), but you need to work with a Realtor or More...
How to Set the Best Rental Price for Your Investment Property in Tampa

The price you set for your rental property in Tampa will impact the type of tenants you attract, the speed with which you’re able to rent your house, and the amount of vacancy and turnover you experience as a landlord. Price your home competitively while earning as much rental income as you can. The price you’re able to get really depends on the condition of the property, the upgrades you’re willing to make and the curb appeal of the house.

Comparing Properties and Prices

When you’re setting a rental price, take a look at other rental homes in the neighborhood. Do some homework on the inventory that’s available on the market. You can check rental websites such as Zillow.com and Trulia.com to get an idea of what other landlords are asking. You can also use the resources available with a professional property management compan...
What is Rent It Network’s 12 Month Tenant Guarantee?

Anything unexpected can happen with tenants, even when you screen them thoroughly and you’re careful about who you place in your property. At Rent It Network, we take our tenant screening and tenant placement policies seriously, and that’s why we offer a 12 Month Tenant Guarantee for all of our full service clients.

Written Guarantee

Many of the property management companies you talk to will tell you that they guarantee the tenants they place, but they are often not willing to put that promise in writing. Even if they do, the guarantee often lasts no more than six months. We offer a written guarantee that lasts ...

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