Property Management Blog

Quick Guide to Effective Tenant Screening in Phoenix

System - Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Property Management Blog

Have you finished marketing your rental unit? Do you need tenants for your Phoenix property? If so, it’s time to focus on tenant screening. Though a lot of interest in your property is great, it can also be overwhelming.

It's important to filter applicants properly so you can get the best possible te...

How to Film a Great Video Tour of Your Rental

SGI Staff - Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Property Management Blog

Showing prospective tenants your rental is no longer limited to hosting in-person viewing! In some respects, digitals trend have made it easier than ever for property owners to advertise their vacancies.

Initially, creating a digital tour when you decide to

A Guide to 1031 Exchanges in Phoenix

SGI Staff - Monday, July 4, 2022
Property Management Blog

1031 Exchange is also referred to as “like-kind exchange.” It’s a unique and progressive policy under the IRS that allows investors to exchange real property for another one without paying capital gains tax. 

Usually, the IRS requires that real estate investors sell their property and part ways with anywher...

Arizona Fair Housing Act: an Overview

System - Monday, May 30, 2022
Property Management Blog

The Fair Housing Act is also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. It’s a federal law that bans all forms of housing discrimination when it comes to sale, renting, mortgage lending, and home selling on the basis of certain protected classes.

The Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress and ...

How to Rent Out Your House in Phoenix

System - Friday, April 29, 2022
Property Management Blog

There is more to being a landlord than just cashing rent checks every month. As a landlord in Phoenix, there’s a formula you must follow in order to rent out your home successfully. 

The following are some of the things that you must do. 

1. Cultivate a good relationship with y...

What exactly is “Normal Wear and Tear”?

SGI Staff - Thursday, March 24, 2022
Property Management Blog

The phrase “normal wear and tear” is commonly used in real estate to describe the damage that occurs in the everyday use of a property or appliance. 

This form of depreciation normally occurs when a tenant moves into the premises and it may be described as expected property damage. 

But normal wear and...

Replacing Windows in a Rental Property Tips and Tricks

System - Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Property Management Blog

As a landlord, you want your rental property to look appealing. You want your tenants to stick around and not look for another place to rent because of your windows. Broken, rotten, or leaky windows are a health hazard and a red flag for anyone looking to rent a unit.

Top Tenant Complaints and How to Solve Them

System - Thursday, February 24, 2022
Property Management Blog

Dealing with complaints from your tenants is something everyone who manages a property will have to do at some point – landlords included. So, it’s best to prepare yourself for the inevitable.

To solidify your tenant retention strategy, you need to have a sound and efficient plan to resolve tenant ...

Glass Standards in Rental Properties

System - Friday, February 4, 2022
Property Management Blog

There is glass almost everywhere in your rental property: the windows, doors, bathroom, and maybe stairs. Accidents happen in rental properties; people slip and fall, and sometimes objects get thrown around. 

When accidents happen and glass breaks, shards of glass can scatter inside the home and pose a risk of injury to the ...

Squatting Laws in Arizona - An Overview

System - Monday, January 31, 2022
Property Management Blog

Do Squatters in Arizona Have Rights?

Yes, like in all other US states, Arizona squatters do have certain rights by law. Basically, a squatter may be able to legally acquire the property they are squatting on if they meet a certain set of conditions. 

Upon meeting those conditions, the sq...


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