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Four Signs That You Need Austin Fleck Property Management

December 20, 2018

Austin Fleck Property Management is a professional property management company in the Phoenix Valley. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, we are constantly amazed by the number of rental property owners who settle for mediocre property management. Here are four signs that you need Austin Fleck Property Management as your property management

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Failure to Plan Is a Plan to Fail

June 25, 2018

rving Gilbert, AZ and much of the Phoenix Valley, knows that home rental investment opportunities are abundant right now. But before we get into that, let us tell you a relevant and important story about planning. In the Italian city of Orvieto, there is a 700-year-old cathedral. It took more than 300 years to build!

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Financial Planning 101-Phoenix Valley

June 18, 2018

Creating a Budget and Herding Cats Let’s start at the beginning: a budget. When you first begin to bring order to finances that have been in disarray, it can feel a lot like herding cats. If you’ve ever created a budget, you’ll recognize the process. As soon as you get one aspect organized, you realize

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Art imitates life, even for Property Management in Gilbert, AZ

April 27, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management in Gilbert, AZ, we’ve noticed art imitates life, especially when it comes to prospective tenants and their promises of earnest money to guarantee a rental contract. There’s a humorous movie that illustrates those sometimes empty promises in a sad sort of way. In the 1997 comedy mockumentary Waiting For Guffman,

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Homeowner or Landlord Insurance for My Rental in Phoenix?

April 9, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management in the Phoenix Valley, we do house rental management, so we’re well aware there can be confusion about these two types of insurance coverage. If you’re a homeowner planning to rent your property, you want to know you’ll be covered for damages. So, what constitutes a rental? If you rent

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Rodents Take Up Residence

March 30, 2018

The tenant of a property we manage recently wanted to cancel their lease due to a rodent infestation. This wasn’t the first time Austin Fleck Property Management in Gilbert, AZ has had to handle pest control. In our business, we deal with all sorts of problems, so that the rental property owner can rest easy.

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[VIDEO] FAQ: Can I Say “No Smoking” in My Property?

January 17, 2018

“A Smoker Can Cost a Landlord 10% of Their Profit” Smoking is one of the most costly and damaging events that can happen inside a rental property. Keeping your property smoke-free is more than just controlling a nuisance—it’s protecting the health and well-being of other tenants and neighbors. A smoke-free property also means you’ll have

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[VIDEO] FAQ: How Long Do I Have to Determine a Tenant’s Security Deposit Disposition?

December 11, 2017

Landlords have many responsibilities under the law, one of the most of important of which is collecting and returning security deposits. Security deposits help ensure that rental properties are left in good condition and that landlords receive all payments they’re owed before a tenant vacates a property. If a tenant damages property or owes rent,

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[VIDEO] FAQ: Why is a Team Better Than a Single Rental Property Manager?

November 10, 2017

Did you know that in recent years as many as 4 million landlords failed to make a profit on their rental property? Not only that, those landlords saw their dreams of steady, annual income evaporate into thin air. Their lack of profits wasn’t due to lack of effort. Many of them had hired a property

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[VIDEO] FAQ: Do I Have to Put Up a Pool Fence?

October 16, 2017

Pools, particularly in hot climates, are a desirable feature that can earn landlords more rent money. But, there’s a catch. Pool Barrier Requirements by Law The pool must have a proper fence or barrier if the property is rented to anyone with children under the age of 7. In addition, you can’t refuse to rent

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