Property Management Blog

Landscape Ideas for your Austin Rental Property

The top three elements of good landscaping are simplicity, variety, and balance. As a rental property owner in Austin, keeping your landscape design simple, yet varied, makes sense from both a budgetary point of view and a time management perspective. While, on one hand, you want your property to be visually appealing and inviting to...

Planning the Ultimate Austin Valentine’s Day

Making Valentine’s Day special requires some advance planning and a few inspiring ideas. Fortunately, there are plenty of worthwhile activities from which to choose in Austin. Whether you are considering a picnic and boat ride in Zilker Park or an overnight stay at a local inn, there are dozens of great possibilities within a short ...

Five Tips for Creating Great Walkthrough Videos

When you create and upload a walkthrough video of an apartment, duplex, or condo for rent, you are immediately giving yourself a competitive advantage. Although there are a lot of prospective renters in the Austin area looking for apartments to rent, those numbers are offset by the abundance of competing rentals available. Regardless...

How to Quickly Handle Austin Maintenance Requests

One of the biggest challenges facing many Austin landlords, these days, is keeping pace with the overwhelming number of maintenance requests that seem to fly in from every direction! Whether you have one tenant or dozens of them, maintenance problems can be stressful and often happen in clusters (and at the worst possible time)!While the ...

Tips on Finding a Great Investment Property in Austin

Besides downtown Austin, the four most popular neighborhoods for renters are Riverside, Mueller, Clarksville, and South Lamar. That’s according to a blog post on the website Apartment Guide, which touched on some of the factors that draw renters to those areas. RentCafe Blog lists several of the same Austin neighborhoods as being po...

Best Austin Staycations

At least for the time being, vacationing at crowded popular tourist attractions and flocking to bustling resort destinations in Texas (and beyond) has been put “on hold” for many Austin families. While 2021 may eventually usher in a return to traditional vacations and relative normalcy, there is a lot to be said for the idea o...

Austin Labor Day Weekend Events

Although there may be a shortage of public events, this Labor Day weekend, there is no limit to the number of recreational possibilities available to you and your family. The perfect example is the abundance of public parks in Austin. At last count, there were 287, which includes 16 nature preserves, 95 neighborhood parks, and a handful o...

Stress Free Tips for Increasing your Austin Rental’s Value

One of the many challenges of being a landlord is knowing the optimal amount of rent to charge, without pricing yourself out of the market. It comes down to the age-old question, “What will the market bear?” If comparable rental properties in the Austin area are charging 15% more than you are, for example, there’s a good...

Using the Austin Job Market to Attract New Tenants

Although Texas is going through some bumpy times, right now, as the result of COVID-19, there are a lot of positive signs on the horizon. The progress that’s underway will help create opportunities for both landlords and job seekers. Maybe you’ve heard that for the second year in a row, Austin has ranked at the top of a l...

Family Friendly Austin Neighborhoods

Although there are dozens of desirable places to live and own rental property in the Austin area, this month we are focusing on three family-friendly neighborhoods: Brentwood, Travis Heights, and Lake Travis. Whether you are looking for a bustling urban environment or a more sedate suburban setting, we believe there is no shortage of qual...


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