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You will find a wealth of Property Management information and education from Realty Services in Fort Myers, Florida.  To contact us, please visit our Website or Contact Michael McVety!

Real Estate Management in Fort Myers Appliances and Amenities

Today, we are talking about appliances and amenities and what tenants expect when they move into a rental property. First, we’ll talk about appliances. The only two appliances that are mandatory are a refrigerator and a stove. Beyond those two, you can provide optional appliances as well, such as a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, a […]

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Why you Should Choose Realty Services Property Management in Fort Myers

Today, we wanted to take the opportunity to explain why you might want to choose Realty Services Property Management as your professional property management company. There are five simple reasons you should consider: We have a singular focus. Unlike other management companies in the area, we do property management only. We have been around for […]

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Fort Myers Investment Property Seasonal or Annual Rental

Recently, someone came to me and asked whether they should turn their investment property into an annual rental or a seasonal rental. Generally speaking, unless you are planning to use the property yourself at some point during the year, it makes more financial sense to always go with annual rentals. There are several reasons why. […]

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Where to Buy Investment Property in Fort Myers

Almost every day, people are asking me where in southwest Florida I would invest. My answer is always that it depends on what you’re looking for. For example, you can be looking for a single family home when your goal is actually to get some appreciation out of the property. You will of course hope […]

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Security Deposit Rules in Fort Myers

The security deposit is the tenant’s money you collect for security against any damages that could theoretically occur during a lease period. It’s important to remember that it is the tenant’s money. It is not money belonging to the landlord or property manager. Typically, you will collect the security deposit at the time of lease […]

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What to Charge for Rent in Cape Coral and Why

In an earlier blog, we talked about what it takes to rent out a property quickly. One of the most important elements is to set a rental price that is consistent with the market. Today, we are talking a little bit more about what you should charge for your rental in Cape Coral or Fort […]

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Tenant Screening and Fair Housing in Fort Myers

When we talk about tenant screening, most people think it means trying to figure out whether a tenant can afford a property. That is certainly a key element, but there is so much more that goes into tenant screening. For instance, fair housing is a very important part of a screening process. Sometimes, a landlord […]

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Property Maintenance Costs: Who Pays for the Pool and Lawn?

Many landlords wonder who pays for the property maintenance costs. The Florida Landlord and Tenant Act address some of these questions, but some circumstances will need to be covered in your lease. For example, the Landlord and Tenant Act talks about pest control. In a single family home, the resident or the tenant normally pays […]

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Why Should I Hire a Property Manager in Fort Myers?

Many rental property owners wonder if there is any point in hiring a professional property manager. Some of you might think it would be better to just do it yourself. There are two very simple reasons for why you should hire a property manager, and those reasons are focus and money. Focus A professional property […]

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Marketing Rental Property in Fort Myers and Cape Coral

When we talk about marketing rental property, there are three different perspectives to consider. You can market as a landlord, a real estate agent or a property manager. What you need to remember is that a real estate agent can do all the marketing that a landlord can do and a property manager can do […]

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