Inside T&H: Marketing Your Indianapolis Rental Property

By Devon L. Hicks on Dec 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Once we’ve taken over management of your property, gotten all of the necessary paperwork in order, and have it in rent ready condition, it’s time to show it off to the world.

We pride ourselves on having one of the most comprehensive and successful marketing plans in Indianapolis. In fact, we typically rent our homes 2-3 weeks faster than our collective competition.

It’s not by dumb luck that this phenomena occurs. We put a lot of time, effort, and staffing into our marketing efforts to ensure your home is seen by as many qualified Renters as possible.

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Inside T&H: Taking Over Management of a Vacant Property

By Jeremy Tallman on Dec 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

So, you are all signed up, set up, and you have a vacant property.

Vacancy, as we discuss over and over, is the single biggest drain on an investor’s return.

We’re on the same page with you, and our goal is to get the property in rent-ready shape and on the market as soon as possible.

Let’s spend some time reviewing our processes whenever we take over management of a vacant property.

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Inside T&H: Taking Over Management of an Occupied Home

By Jeremy Tallman on Nov 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Now that you are a Client of ours, how we initially proceed is dependent on the occupancy status of the home.

Prior to 2017, almost all the homes we placed under our management were vacant. Occasionally, we picked up occupied homes, but not often.

However, that’s all changed.

Now, a significant portion of homes we take on are occupied… generally from other management companies in Central Indiana.

As a result, we’ve created detailed processes on the proper way to onboard an occupied property.

Bottom line: We’re pretty good at it.

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Inside T&H: Becoming Our Client

By Jeremy Tallman on Nov 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

At T&H Realty, we strive to be totally transparent with our Clients and prospective Clients.

One of our core values is “Always Educating and Advising.”

Generally, this starts well before we even speak to potential Clients.

As you may know, our website is LOADED with information… from our detailed pricing breakdown, as well as other informative, insightful content.

In an effort to further facilitate this mission, we have decided to produce a series of blogs detailing the inner workings of our company. You can expect to see topics on everything from how we handle move-ins and security deposits, to how we handle evictions and turnover work.

We want our current Clients to have a firm understanding of our processes, and prospective Clients to know what we’re all about even before signing with us.

So, let’s start at the beginning… “Becoming our Client.”

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Inside T&H: Using Rently to Rent Your Home Faster

By Devon L. Hicks on Nov 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

*This blog is intended for Clients and Prospective Clients to further understand the Rently Self Showing System and how we utilize it to benefit our Owner Clients.*

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Smoke Detectors: What Indianapolis Landlords Need to Know

By Devon L. Hicks on Oct 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed the various obligations that you have as an Indianapolis Landlord.

On a very basic level, you’re required to provide your Tenants with a safe, clean, and habitable dwelling.

Drilling down into the safety aspect is where smoke detectors come in.

Yes, smoke detectors.

Those circular, plastic gadgets that we stick on our ceilings and don’t give a second thought about until the batteries start to die which causes that annoying, incessant chirping.

At which point, let’s be honest, we usually just end up taking the batteries out until we finally remember to replace them a month later.

In your personal home, you have the luxury of doing what you want (although I strongly recommend that you keep your smoke detectors in good working order as it could save your life). But the fact is, when you’re running a business, which you are when you become a Landlord, you don’t have that luxury.

You have a very distinct set of laws and guidelines that you have to follow.

Smoke detectors may seem like such a small, trivial issue in the grand scheme of rental property ownership.

But I assure you, if it wasn’t important, there wouldn’t be an entire section of Indiana Law dedicated to it.

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