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How to Avoid Online Scams – Carrboro Property Management Advice

Searching online is the best way to find a new property or at least start the process. If you take a few seconds to search in your area, you’ll see there are hundreds of listings on dozens of websites.

The problem with searching online is that you don’t have any direct contact initially with the agent or the landlord who is renting out the property. That lack of contact could lead you to a scam if you’re not careful.

Scams are easy to avoid, however. Today, we’re sharing five simple tips that can help you move forward in your search for rental property without being scammed.

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Mill House Madness

Everyone wants to be part of a winning team! We still have a few winning properties left for 2018-2019, so contact us today to join Team Mill House. One of our stars, McCauley Trail, just rejoined the team in time for next school year. Located at 515 S. Merritt Mill Road, this great community is walkable to downtown and campus. Each 3br and 2br townhouse is bright, spacious and comes with parking for everyone. Need a bigger rental? Our 1500 sqft townhouse at 703B N. Columbia stands tall just moments from downtown. Is a 3br cottage the perfect lineup for you? 17 Cobb Terrace is cozy and bright, just moments from class. Stonecrop Apartments is the pick for you if you want privacy and prime location to restaurants, bars and campus. Don’t regret going with a losing team. Join Team Mill House and have home court advantage!

Do I Really Need Licensed and Insured Vendors for My Chapel Hill and Carrboro Rental Home? Maintenance Advice for Landlords

Using licensed and insured vendors will help protect you and your property in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Some of our owners will often question why we don’t just use the cheapest plumber or the most available electrician when we’re fixing a problem in their home. Not every maintenance person on Google will be licensed and insured, and it’s important to have high standards when you’re maintaining your property. (more…)

Should I Rent My Home Out to UNC Students? Tips from a Chapel Hill & Carrboro Property Management Company

A common question we get from property owners is whether they should rent to college students who attend the University of North Carolina. We live in a college town, and most of the rental market is made up of students. We do have a couple of considerations when we’re giving an owner advice about allowing students to rent. (more…)

What is Professional Property Management in Chapel Hill & Carrboro, NC and What Can it Do for You?

Most people think property management is as simple as finding a tenant, moving them in, collecting rent and moving them out when the lease is finished. But so much more goes on behind the scenes, and today we’re talking about what professional property management is, and what it can do for you. (more…)

How to Handle the Move-In and Move-Out Process like a Chapel Hill & Carrboro Property Management Company

There are a number of important details that go into the management of the move in and move out process with your tenants and your property. Today, we’re sharing some of the things that a good property management company will do. There must be a consistent plan in place when tenants are moving in and moving out. (more…)

4 Smart Upgrades to Up the Value of Your Chapel Hill & Carrboro Rental Property

Today we are discussing the topic of upgrades and we’re making recommendations about some of the things you can do to increase value of your rental. In the past few years, there has been a lot of new construction in town, so it’s important for older properties to be updated and maintained properly in order to remain competitive in our marketplace. (more…)

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