3 Important Ways to Protect Your Investment Property from Wildfires in the WUI Zone

Maintaining multiple investment properties requires planning and preparation. You likely have systems in place for getting yards mowed and toilets fixed. But, as sa property manager, how prepared are you for natural disasters? If you own one or more investment properties, it is unlikely that you will be present in the event that a wildfire […]

3 Important Facts You Should Know about Conservation Easements in Asheville

Some landowners spend their entire lives caring for the hills and streams they own. Some spend generations. But what happens to all their hard work when it comes time to entrust the land to someone else? Can they stop it from being bulldozed and paved over? If preserving your farmland, forest, or wilderness is a […]

3 Important Facts to Know about Slope Ordinances in Asheville

Property development is, at its core, a local endeavor. Each municipality has its own rules and regulations for many aspects of residential and commercial development. In the mountains, one regulation that’s constantly at the forefront of all development conversations is slope ordinances. Today, we’ve prepared a short primer about slope ordinances, including what they are, […]

How Many Certifications Do You Need to be a Property Manager in NC?

Stuck in a dead-end job and ready for a fresh start? ‘Tis the season to begin planning for big changes in the year ahead. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in property management will grow 8% through 2024. If property management is something you’ve always dreamed of, now could be the time to […]

How Do You Find the Best Tenants for Your Commercial Real Estate Space?

There are always a lot of factors to consider when you manage commercial real estate. Are you charging the best rate? Can you manage all your upcoming maintenance? How much additional professional help do you need? But having all the right pieces in place means nothing if you can’t find the right commercial tenants who […]

How to Set Rental Rates for Your Properties

Are you taking on renters for the first time? Or perhaps you’re wondering how to keep your rental property competitive in today’s market. There are two sides to the amount you charge to rent a residential property. On one side, you want to be sure you’re covering your costs—and making a little profit, as well. […]

How to Support Your Retail Tenants this Holiday Season

Maybe you follow commercial real estate news as closely as we do. Or maybe you’ve just been reading the writing on the walls of your local shopping mall. According to Forbes, “In 2019, store closings reached historic highs, with some 9,200 major retailer stores shuttered, following 5,437 closed in 2018.”  And that was before the […]

How to Handle Maintenance on Multiple Properties

The only thing worse than a running toilet is a running toilet, a broken refrigerator, and damaged gutters—all at different homes you’re responsible for.  Owning multiple investment properties was supposed to be your ticket to easy money and the easy life. After all, isn’t earning passive income supposed to be a passive process? But, unfortunately, […]