How Many Lawyers Does It Take To . . .

September 24, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management (serving Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding communities), we believe America is an amazing country. We live under the banner of “Liberty and Justice for All.” Underneath that banner, our society functions best when there is an established order and protection. And as for our American economy, it is based on

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Rentals in Arizona: Micromanaging the Manager

September 5, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management in Gilbert AZ, we certainly have some stories to tell about rentals in Arizona! Some are funny, some are heartwarming, and some have challenged our core values of honesty, integrity, and trust. All are valuable rental management lessons learned, including this one. A Beautiful Property A while ago, we were

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Why Can’t I Manage It Myself?

April 30, 2018

I own it. What can be so difficult about managing my rental property? I’ve been taking care of my own home for years, mowing the grass, making small repairs, working through the to-do list. Why can’t I manage my rental property myself? As professional property managers in Gilbert, AZ, Austin Fleck Property Management’s response is:

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night in Gilbert, AZ

April 2, 2018

It was a dark and stormy night, and all the robbers were gathered around the campfire. One of the robbers said, “Pedro, tell us a story . . .” The silly beginning for a cliché horror story? Perhaps. But what if these robbers are gathered in the living room of your rental property? Not silly

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How to Conduct Lease Reviews More Effectively With New Tenants

June 7, 2017

If you’re a landlord or rental property investor, it pays to utilize an “on-boarding” process to ensure that they understand the terms of their lease and are satisfied with it. The term “on-boarding” is commonly used in business circles to refer to new, recently hired employees that are being introduced to the company. The process

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Fair Housing Laws Rental Property Investors Should Be Aware Of

February 20, 2017

One of the primary responsibilities of property management companies is ensuring that the investor-owner and their rental properties are compliant with all federal and state housing laws.  Unfortunately, there are a few of these laws that the investor overlooks yet should be aware of.  Property management firms are familiar with Fair Housing Laws such as

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How Landlords and Property Investors Can Prevent Foreclosure

April 21, 2016

One of the worst things that can happen to a home owner is having their house foreclosed, and the same is true for landlords and property investors. A foreclosure stays on your credit rating for seven years and can make building a property investment business nearly impossible. Prevention is better than cure and there are

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How the Right Property Management Company Can Help You Avoid Legal Problems

February 22, 2016

Most landlords and rental property investors have little if any knowledge of the housing laws that apply to them. However, one way to ensure that you will avoid any legal problems is to hire the right property management company. When it comes to choosing the highest quality tenants and discriminatory screening practices, it’s vital that

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