Part 2: Managing the Move-In

    By Jeremy Tallman 2012-11-27

Continuing my blog series, “So, You Want to be a Landlord?”, we’ll move next to the all-important Move-In. Setting the right tone at the outset is critical to achieving high Tenant satisfaction. By this point, the property should be properly prepped and a basic inspection completed. It’s important that all…

Part 1: Preparing your Property for Leasing – The First Time

    By Jeremy Tallman 2012-11-14

As I begin my Blog series “So, You Want to be a Landlord?”, I thought I would start at, well, the beginning. Generally, when we begin property management with a new Landlord, the home was, and may currently still be, the Owner’s principal residence. For whatever reason, the Owner cannot…

So, You Want to Be a Landlord?

    By Jeremy Tallman 2012-11-07

Beginning next week, I plan to begin a series of Blogs titled “So, You Want to Be a Landlord?” The purpose of the Blogs will be to better educate property owners about the various aspects and obligations required to be a Landlord. Yes, there are just a few! (more…)

A Property Management Battleground: Security Deposits

    By Jeremy Tallman 2012-08-14

One of the many hot buttons in property management is the disposition of security deposits. As a 3rd party property management company, we occasionally find ourselves directly in the middle of security deposit battles. Our Tenants, naturally, want all of their deposit back and our Owners, naturally, want to keep…

Property Management vs. Realty Company

    By Jeremy Tallman 2011-09-16

I get calls often here at T&H Realty Services where it seems prospective tenants don’t understand the difference between a Realtor and a Property Management company. The two are similar, but they are also different and offer different services. (more…)

How Should I Communicate with my Landlord?

    By Jeremy Tallman 2011-09-02

At T&H Realty Services, as a property management company in Indianapolis, we are constantly striving to communicate with our tenants in the best way possible. We manage several hundred properties, and we always wish to deliver the same customer service and appropriate form of communication with each and every one…

Should I Rent or Buy a Home in Indianapolis?

    By Jeremy Tallman 2011-08-26

It seems like in today’s property management market, I always get people asking if one of our properties is also for sale or "rent to own." It seems like most are going back and forth from either renting a home or buying a home. If you are going back and…

Help! I Need to Find a Place to Rent… FAST!

    By Jeremy Tallman 2011-08-20

Here in Indianapolis at our property management company, I am always getting calls from people who need to move and move fast. The reasons are usually that the end of their lease snuck up on them, that they have been busy and waited until what seems like the very last…

A Scammer with Standards

    By Jeremy Tallman 2010-11-30

Having been involved with residential Property Management over the past 10+ years, I’ve witnessed my share of rental home scams. Internet marketing, while wonderful and highly effective, has allowed certain scumbags to take advantage of people in a number of ways. Recently, when I saw one of our properties listed…

My Landlord is in Foreclosure””

    By Jeremy Tallman 2010-11-11

We take hundreds, and sometimes thousands of calls from prospective tenants each month. Inevitably, a few of these prospects tell us they must move because their current Landlord is facing foreclosure. (more…)