Getting started with your first rental property investment

Individuals who have decided that this is the year to finally take the plunge into property investment may want some guidance. There are a number of important considerations that investors can use to navigate the process of identifying and purchasing an initial rental property. With the new tax regulations, now may be the right time […]

Property maintenance: Are landlords responsible for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?


One property maintenance question we hear often is, “Who is responsible for making sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are installed and up to code?” The short answer is, well…both. Landlords are legally required to install smoke detectors in almost every state and carbon monoxide detectors are mandatory for residential properties in 26 states. […]

How to market your rental listings in 2018

rental listings

Making money on your rental means ensuring it’s full at all times and that your profit margins are right. While winter isn’t the best time for posting rental listings, you can still use the downtime to re-think the way you fill your vacancies. Whether you’re new to renting your place or you’re just anticipating a […]

5 free property management tools every landlord should be using

free property management software tools

It makes perfect sense that the internet is inundated with discussions about the best property management tools for landlords. The opportunity to take renting from a side gig to a constant cash flow is the reason real estate investment is so appealing. It’s also why so many people are seeking a way to make renting […]

How to write an eviction notice

How to write an eviction notice

One of the most stressful situations a landlord can encounter is an impending eviction. If you’re facing a possible eviction, it’s crucial to make sure that you’re doing it the right way. Otherwise, you could end up with astronomical legal fees and a big loss in profit while your rental isn’t collecting income. Failure to follow […]

3 things you didn’t know were illegal

Call us optimists, but we like to think most landlords out there are genuinely trying to do their best at owning and renting a property. However, we also believe that nobody is perfect. Here are three things you might not know you’re doing wrong so that you can avoid unintentionally breaking the law and losing […]

What you should know before adding solar to your rental

Solar panels can be a great way to reduce your utility bills while making your roof work for you. If you’ve got rental properties, solar energy can be a boon for your tenants — not to mention the incentives you’ll qualify for in many states. If you’re considering adding solar to your rental properties, here […]

Utah Rental Trends 2017

Recently we collected data from thousands of listings across our site to learn more about the rental industry and rental trends in our home state, Utah. If you’re based in Utah too, you might be surprised to learn which cities are growing the fastest and where people are paying the most to rent. (Hint: invest […]

How can I be sure I’m complying with fair housing laws?

In 1968, the Fair Housing Act was passed to protect tenants from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. If you’re a landlord, you’re probably pretty familiar with fair housing laws (if not, read up here).  Although it seems pretty basic, thousands of lawsuits are filed each year by […]

Tips for handling disgruntled tenants

how to evict a tenant

Renting out your properties keeps money coming in to help you pay the mortgage and maintain the property, but renting also means that you have to deal with tenants. Occasionally you’ll encounter unhappy or disgruntled tenants — they might be angry for a variety of reasons, some of which you may not be able to […]

5 steps to protect your property before a natural disaster

5 ways to protect your property before a natural disaster

Natural disasters—and the damage they inflict—are unpredictable, and frantic preparation in the hours before a storm arrives can leave important tasks unfinished. If you own rental property in an area that’s at risk for hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, or other natural events, take these preventive measures early and often to protect your investment. Make a […]

Rentler x Big Door

rentler property management software at Big Door

Rentler is headquartered in Utah, where there happens to be a little tech boom happening (Silicon Slopes, anyone?), which means we get some cool opportunities to hang out with start-ups and large companies that are creating a revolution in their industries. Recently we had the chance to be part of a Big Door Product Hunt […]