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Archive of Kevin Perk

Kevin Perk is co-founder of Kevron Properties, LLC with his wife Terron and has been involved in real estate investing for 10 years. Kevin invests in and manages rental properties in Memphis, TN and is a past president and vice-president of the local REIA group, the Memphis Investors Group.

Kevin has written 112 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Flipping Houses & Rehabbing

The 3 Phases of Every Rehab Project

by Kevin Perk August 25, 2014
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Many real estate investors will at some point in their career be involved in a major rehab. Distressed properties that are in need of rehab are often where the deal is found and value can be added. Properties also often need an upgrade after many years of tenant wear and tear. All rehab projects, no […]

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Starting Out

The Top 8 Mistakes Made By Rookie Landlords

by Kevin Perk August 18, 2014
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Everyone has been a rookie at something at some point in their lives, whether it was in a new school, job or sport or even as a landlord. Being a rookie means that you lack the experience of more seasoned players. This lack of experience often translates into so called “rookie mistakes” because some things […]

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General Real Estate

4 Points to Consider Before Raising the Rent

by Kevin Perk August 11, 2014
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It seems to be a good time to be a landlord. More and more people are choosing to rent rather than become homeowners. It has gone so far that I am even seeing the term “generation rent” now applied to the millennial generation. More people choosing to rent means increased demand for rental units. This […]

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Real Estate Tips

8 Thoughts For Those Looking To Get Started in Real Estate Investing

by Kevin Perk August 4, 2014
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Our local REIA group holds a real estate investor’s lunch every Friday. These lunches are open to anyone and everyone and are attended by a wide range of folks. Some are landlords, others wholesale or are turnkey providers. Some have decades of experience, while others have only a few years under their belt. Then there […]

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Rental Properties

5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Not Cash Flowing

by Kevin Perk July 28, 2014
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I have said it before and I will say it again, positive cash flow is the most important thing to a buy and hold investor. Without positive cash flow, your time as an active real estate investor will be limited. So why is your property not cash flowing? Here are 5 Thoughts On Why You’re […]

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Rental Properties

The 8 Things I Want Every Tenant to Know

by Kevin Perk July 21, 2014
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Tenants come with differing backgrounds and life experiences. Some have been renters for years and know the drill. For others, it may be the first time away from mom and dad and out on their own. No matter what their renting experience may be, here are some things that I want every tenant to know. […]

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General Real Estate

Getting Rid of the 10 Percent of Tenants That Cause 90 Percent of Your Landlording Problems

by Kevin Perk July 14, 2014
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I have been in the landlording biz for over 10 years now. After you are in the business for a while you start to notice trends and patterns. You begin to acquire that wonderful thing called experience. One thing that my experience has taught me is that generally, it is only 10% of your tenants […]

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General Real Estate

Okay, so You Just Got Your First Inherited Tenant – What Now?

by Kevin Perk July 7, 2014
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Investing in rental properties often means inheriting existing tenants. Inherited tenants bring both positive and negative attributes to the transaction. What to do with Inherited Tenants: What you as the new owner do with inherited tenants most likely depends on two things: The terms of the tenant’s lease, and Your plans for the property. First, […]

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Investor Psychology

How to Handle Questions Prospective Tenants Ask That Legally You Can’t Answer

by Kevin Perk June 30, 2014
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Prospective tenants like to ask lots questions. “Who else lives here?” “Where do the people that live here work?” “Are there any kids living here?” These types of questions are to be expected. After all, choosing a new place to live and making a move are pretty big decisions. It is not unreasonable for someone […]

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General Real Estate

The 5 Most Common Items Found in Contractor Lingo

by Kevin Perk June 23, 2014
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Every industry seems to have its own lingo. Lawyers have legalese (ugh!). Surveyors speak of chains, pins and rods. Medical professionals seem to speak another language all together. We real estate investors also have our own lingo. Words such as deed, parcel, lease, cap rate and cash flow are fairly common to us. As investors […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing

The Key to Eliminating Your Rehab Problems: a Scope of Work

by Kevin Perk June 16, 2014
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Rehabbing can be one of the most trying, but important parts of the real estate investing business. A good quality rehab will make your property shine in the retail or rental market. Getting to the quality rehab can, however, try your patience. Things can quickly start running behind schedule, and cost more than expected. Plus, […]

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Real Estate Investing

How To Handle Tenant Referral Requests

by Kevin Perk June 9, 2014
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If you manage to stay in the landlording business long enough, eventually you will get calls from other landlords seeking references on your current and former tenants. These landlords are doing the same thing that you hopefully did, checking on a prospective tenant’s rental history before letting them have the keys. These calls usually elicit […]

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General Real Estate

My 100th Article: The Lesson’s I’ve Learned from Blogging for BiggerPockets.com

by Kevin Perk June 2, 2014
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If you had told me when I started writing for BiggerPockets.com that I would make it to 100 articles I do not think I would have believed you. I never would have thought that I knew enough to write 100 articles on a major real estate investing web site. But here I am! I was […]

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Rental Properties

The Holiday Effect: How Memorial Day Can Mean UTTER Tenant Chaos (And How To Avoid It Like The Plague)

by Kevin Perk May 26, 2014
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It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer. I hope all of you are getting a chance to relax, hang with some friends, enjoy a cookout or get away for a while. I like to enjoy these long weekends as much as the next person, but as a landlord I have also grown to […]

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General Real Estate

7 Surefire Ways To Find Real Estate Deals

by Kevin Perk May 19, 2014
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To be a successful real estate investor you have to keep your business growing. That means finding real estate to invest in and not just any real estate will do.We investors have to find real estate deals! We have to find properties where the numbers make sense, properties which will provide a decent return for our […]

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