Entries by Karen Hatcher

Profitable Real Estate Investing Tip 4: Prepare and Plan for Preventative Maintenance!

Successful Real Estate Investors number one goal is to make a profit. The past three weeks we have shared important traits all profitable investors share including reviewing leases annually, setting up a budget for property issues, and setting aside monies for capital investments. Today we talk about how to save money ahead of time by preparing your properties […]

Profitable Real Estate Investing Tip 3: Save for Capital Improvements Monthly!

Successful Real Estate Investor’s number one goal is to make a profit. The past two weeks we have shared important traits all profitable investors share including reviewing leases annually and setting up a budget for property issues. Today we will share the benefits of setting money aside for capital improvements.  A foolproof way to maintain and add value […]

Profitable Real Estate Investing Tip 1: Review Leases Annually!

Successful Real Estate Investor’s number one goal is to make a profit. Check out our five point series that will help you maintain profits and be a successful real estate investor. Tip 1: Keep Your Leases Current and at Market by REVIEWING and AMENDING your lease contracts every year. From year to year things can […]

Riding the Real Estate Wave in 2015 – IREM’s Luncheon Recap with David Haddow

We had our first dynamic IREM Georgia luncheon with guest speaker David Haddow, President of Haddow & Company a real estate consulting firm founded in 1989 to serve the various needs of developers, investors, lending institutions, families, corporations, and others. Mr. Haddow had an inspiring and empowering message for the sold out luncheon entitled “Riding the […]

Why I voted Yes to Atlanta 2015 Infrastructure Bond

As an Atlanta REALTOR® and real estate professional I voted YES to support Mayor Kasim Reed’s plan to borrow $250 million bond to improve the infrastructure in our City. Improved infrastructure is key to increasing livability and attracting more corporate and international investment in our city, which will trickle down to more residential development and real estate sales. The bill […]

The Benefits of Joining the Sovereign Realty & Management Referral Program

Managing rental properties and associations doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.  To manage real estate effectively and efficiently, you must have the proper technology and systems in place. The current upswing in the real estate forecast is opening up doors for more enterprising real estate professionals; don’t allow the day to day management of […]

Changing Locks Between Tenants

Should you change the locks on your rental property between tenants? There are various ideas related to changing locks between tenants. Our opinion on the matter is YES you should change locks for security’s sake and liability.  If you have a tenant moving out and looking to put the property back on the market consider […]

Painting Between Tenants

Dear Property Ninja, What are your thoughts on Painting between Tenants? Is it a necessary evil when it comes to maintaining rental properties? Sincerely, Looking at Paint Dear Looking at Paint, Great question so many landlords face this dilemma every day when it comes to turning a unit and making it move in ready for […]