Blackbird Realty’s Las Vegas Property Management Blog

This blog features Las Vegas Property Management information and education from Blackbird Realty in Las Vegas, Nevada.  To contact Blackbird, please visit our website or Contact George Trombley!

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Using environmental design to protect your property and prevent crime is not a new idea. A simple search of the Internet for the ancient ruins of the Anasazi Indians in the Southwest will show pictures of their cliff pueblos. You could also search for the ancient ruins of Masada that was built in the days […]

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Why Use a Property Manager in Las Vegas?

If you have an ache or a pain but you can’t afford to go to the doctor, you might try to self-medicate. That’s one reason why people try to manage their own rental properties; they don’t think they can afford the expense of a property manager. Or, they don’t think professional management is worth the […]

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Conducting a Property Assessment by a Las Vegas Property Manager

On today’s blog, we are going to take you to one of the properties we actually manage and show you how our team of property managers might evaluate a house and look for risks and problems that we would want to take care of before that property hits the market .Come with us on this […]

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Water Valve Maintenance Tips from a Las Vegas Property Manager

Water Valve Maintenance Tips from a Las Vegas Property Manager

Today, we are going to talk about your water valves and how to maintain them, particularly during some of the extreme temperatures we find in Las Vegas. We’re looking specifically at the back flow anti-siphon valve. This is an expensive piece of pipe and when it breaks, floods or freezes, you are often looking at […]

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How a Las Vegas Property Manager Sets a Water Clock for your Rental Home

How a Las Vegas Property Manager Sets a Water Clock for your Rental Home

Today, the Blackbird Realty blog is at the S & J Landscaping Water Clock Training Facility to learn how to program your water clock. Las Vegas has four seasons a year which require your water clock to be changed. This is a big headache for most local property managers because none of your tenants are […]

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Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

The largest expense most property owners have when it comes to plumbing is the water heater. It can cost between $800 and $1,000 to replace a water heater; and in many cases the warranty for a new water heater is only about six years. Sometimes, they don’t last six years. Gary from Rakeman Plumbing is […]

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Upgrades in Rental Properties

Upgrades in Rental Properties

Today, we are talking about good versus bad upgrades in rental properties. This is a question that we get quite often from our owners who want to modify their homes for a new tenant. One area of potential upgrades is your flooring. When you are considering tile versus wood laminate, we recommend a tile product […]

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How to Handle Security Deposits

How to Handle Security Deposits

Today we’re talking about security deposits. Security deposits are important because the one thing that can get a real estate broker or an owner who manages his own property in trouble is the improper handling of the security deposit. The most important thing to know is that it’s not your money. You cannot spend the […]

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Las Vegas Property Management How-To: Who Pays the Utilities?

Las Vegas Property Management How-To: Who Pays the Utilities?

When it comes to renting out your property, there is always a negotiation when it comes to who will pay the utilities in the home. Usually, it is the tenant who uses them, so the tenant should pay for them. The owner is often expected to pay any HOA dues that apply. Some landlords pay […]

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Problems Collecting Rent from Your Las Vegas Rental Property?

Problems Collecting Rent from Your Las Vegas Rental Property?

Nevada is one of the states that actually favor the landlord when it comes to rent collection. While the tenant always has rights, the state has a summary eviction process, which is helpful to landlords and property owners when a tenant needs to be evicted. You are allowed to serve a 5 Day Notice to […]

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