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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 Rental Market Forecast for 2013 by a Local Property Manager

Las Vegas Rental Market Forecast for 2013 by a Local Property Manager

What we are seeing in the Las Vegas rental market for 2013 is that resale homes are scarce and hard to buy for renters and first time homebuyers. This is due to the number of investors who are buying up the foreclosures and short sale properties on the market. These investors are quick to negotiate […]

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Las Vegas Property Management How To: Tenant Screening Process

Las Vegas Property Management How To: Tenant Screening Process

When you are selecting the tenants that will live in your property, you want to make sure you are making a choice that is good for the long term. Tenant Screening is vitally important in order to protect yourself and your property. There are three particular things to keep in mind. 1. Criminal background checks. […]

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Las Vegas Property Management How To: Avoid Liability

Las Vegas Property Management How To: Avoid Liability

Anyone who owns property and rents it out knows that avoiding risks is extremely important. A good property manager will evaluate the potential risks in any home that he manages because he can be held just as liable for any harm as the property owner. One of the biggest liabilities you have is tenant safety. […]

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Las Vegas Property Management How-To: Handling the Security Deposit

Las Vegas Property Management How-To: Handling the Security Deposit

Las Vegas property owners must understand the proper way of handling a tenant’s security deposit. Nevada law requires that a tenant’s security deposit be held separate from an owner’s operating funds. The legislature actually passed a law that says a real estate property manager has to have two separate accounts. This is important to know, […]

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