How to Film a Great Video Tour of Your Rental

How to Film a Great Video Tour of Your Rental

Video tours are an excellent way to show off your Durham home. Properties with great video tours often benefit from higher demand and enjoy a quicker turnaround time. A video tour of your rental will really set it apart from the competition in the minds of potential renters, so it’s important to make sure that you get it right! But to make sure you’re doing it right, we at Mark Thomas Properties have put these tips together to help you create a captivating and informative video that will make your rental look like the perfect home. Plan Your V…

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How to Advertise Your Durham Rental Property Successfully

How to Advertise Your Durham Rental Property Successfully

You might have an excellent rental property in Durham but without a proper advertising and marketing plan in place who will know about it? A successful property advertising and marketing campaign is bound to reduce your vacancy periods and lure in a larger number of prospective tenants. In this article, you’ll learn some effective marketing strategies to ensure that your rentals allow you to generate more passive income. The Importance of Effective Advertising Solutions An effective solution reaches your target demographic and brings in a lar…

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5 Best Renovations for Your Rental Property

5 Best Renovations for Your Rental Property

Vacancies can hinder your steady earnings and even require you to spend more on cleaning fees and other maintenance costs. It’s best to keep up with your property maintenance and conduct upgrades to keep your property rent ready, rather than burning your money looking for new tenants. All your rental properties will eventually experience normal wear and tear as the year's progress. To combat this, landlords can perform regular inspections and renovations. This is a wise move because tenants are more inclined to keep renewing their leases when p…

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North Carolina Fair Housing Act: An Overview

North Carolina Fair Housing Act: An Overview

The Fair Housing Act was passed into law by Congress in 1968, to help stamp out housing discrimination. As landlords, tenants, and real estate agents in North Carolina, a landlord must adhere to the act when it comes to handling both existing and prospective tenants. The following is a guide to help you understand the Fair Housing Act and its accompanying regulations. What Does the North Carolina Fair Housing Act Cover? Fair housing means that all persons must be afforded equal opportunity in all property-related matters. That is, in renting …

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Renting Out Your Home in Durham: Everything You Should Consider

Renting Out Your Home in Durham: Everything You Should Consider

Do you have some extra space in your home that you’d like to make some extra bucks from? Or, are you relocating to another city and still want to hang on to the home? Renting out your home is a great option to consider. But while that can mean generating a new stream of income, you’ll definitely need to work for it. Being a landlord isn’t a road to quick riches. Rather, it requires a lot of time and dedication but the rewards are plentiful. Being a landlord means knowing and understanding all the different aspects that come with owning a rent…

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