Landlords: How to Determine the Rental Amount for Your Property

Saturday, January 19

I want to introduce several resources where a real estate investor or property owner can determine what rent you can charge for your investment property. The three most popular websites available for this purpose are Zillow.com, Rentometer.com, and Craig’s List.Zillow is the most popular and re...


Real Estate Investing and Property Management in West Chester PA

Friday, January 04

Residential property management in West Chester, PA involves serving two different rental communities.The first community includes students who attend West Chester University. As certain geographic areas of West Chester do not allow student rentals, it is very important that you make sure what pa...


A Case Study - Del Val Turnaround of 47 Rental Units

Wednesday, December 26

Del Val Realty & Property Management (“Del Val”) took over the property management duties for a group of 47 rental units in Philadelphia and New Jersey in 4 separate buildings as of August 2015. At the time Del Val took over, the buildings were being managed by a single real estate agent wit...


Should Landlords Accept Tenants with Pets?

Sunday, March 25

One of the interesting discussions I have with property owners is about pets and whether they should accept them. It is a hot topic, so I thought I would lay out the pros and cons and some of the things you can do to offset the potential risk of accepting pets. 60% of Americans Own Pets!To start ...


Should I Consider Renting to Section 8 Tenants?

Thursday, January 04

I am often asked about Section 8 and whether a landlord should consider renting to someone with a Section 8 certificate. They want to know if they should accept these tenants, what kind of rent they might get, and what are some of the pros and cons of this program. Quite often they initially sta...


How to Get a 4.0 or Higher Rating on Social Media Sites

Friday, March 24

Most businesses these days rely heavily on internet marketing. And part of internet marketing are comments left by your past and present customers. In today’s world it’s not who you know that is important, it’s what the people who know you are saying about you on social media! In today’s instantl...