Rehab and Repairs

Holiday Tips on Preparing To Rent Your Home

December 3, 2018

The holidays are approaching! It’s a time to reflect on the past year, look to the future, and celebrate the present with those around us. At Austin Fleck Property Management of Gilbert, we would like to give a somewhat humorous take on one practical aspect of rental property ownership, as seen through the eyes of

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Four Ways to Encourage Lease Renewals in Gilbert

November 30, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management of Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding valley, we have many types of tenants. Since we are part of a thorough vetting process for our renters, we usually want to keep most of them (once in a while, we’re OK to let a tenant explore other options). In our last post

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What Phoenix Renters Want in a Home

November 23, 2018

Both the renter and the rental property owner are interested in a good deal. At Austin Fleck Property Management in Gilbert, we know the longer a good tenant stays in a rental, the better it is for the owner. So as a property management company that successfully matches tenants and owners, we need to know

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A Clean Sweep in Phoenix, AZ

September 28, 2018

As a rental property management company serving Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding communities, Austin Fleck Property Management knows the value of cleanliness. That’s why between tenants, we engage a trusted cleaning service to do a thorough deep cleaning on every property we manage. This involves more than your average weekend sweep, mop, and dust routine.

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Home Warranties on Rental Properties: Yes or No?

September 14, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management of Gilbert AZ, we’re asked a multitude of questions concerning insurance on rental home properties. We’ve written about Landlord and Tenant insurances in the past, so click on the links if you’d like to know more about these insurances. But there is another insurance that many rental home property owners

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Everything Put Together – Falls Apart

August 18, 2018

Paul Simon wrote a lyric that has stood the test of time: Everything put together, sooner or later falls apart. At Austin Fleck Property Management (serving Gilbert, AZ and the Phoenix Valley), we have found this to be true, even with the best of rental homes in Phoenix.   We recently went to see a lovely property

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Honesty, Integrity, and Trust in Repairs

July 27, 2018

11 At Austin Fleck Property Management (proudly serving Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and the Phoenix region), we value honesty, integrity, and trust, above all. We strive to foster excellent business relationships with our rental homeowner clients, with their tenants, and with our vendors. It’s our belief that honesty is always the best policy, but unfortunately, not

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Hidden Costs in Rental Home Maintenance

July 20, 2018

At Austin Fleck Property Management in Gilbert, AZ, we recently welcomed a new vendor as part of our maintenance and landscaping teams. While completing paperwork and discussing training for the AZ Landlord and Tenant Act, this new vendor asked how we wanted to handle the 10% allowed on their bills for property management companies. We

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Planning For Repairs in Phoenix, AZ

July 6, 2018

In this week’s Austin Fleck Property Management blog post, we are continuing our Planning Series with a look at the need to plan for repairs of a single family home for rent. We will address four main repair concerns that you as a rental property owner need to anticipate. As always, if you fail to

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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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