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Should You Rent Your Income Property Furnished?

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, October 5, 2021
When you have an income property, you have a lot of decisions to make. Whether or not to allow pets, how to advertise your unit, and how long you want your lease to be are all essential decisions to make. Another important consideration for investment property owners is whether to rent their income properties as furnished units. There a...

How Property Managers Can Improve Relationships Between Tenants & Landlords

Eric Guggenheimer - Thursday, September 9, 2021
As a landlord, your relationships with your tenants are an essential part of your investment. Maintaining these relationships doesn’t just help you have less turnover at your property—it can reflect positively on your business and help you secure future tenants. However, although you may do everything in your power to screen ...

Selling Your Property? Consider Renting It Out First

Eric Guggenheimer - Thursday, August 12, 2021
If you’re considering selling your property, it may be a good idea to think about renting it out first. Even if your property isn’t exactly up to code, a professional property management company can help you transform your property into an investment that’ll benefit you long term. Even if you already have an existing re...

6 Reasons Good Tenants Leave

Eric Guggenheimer - Monday, July 12, 2021
Once you’ve completed your screening process and find the right tenants, you want them to stay for as long as possible.   People who take good care of your rental property and abide by the terms of your lease aren’t always easy to come by. Ensuring your renters are happy and comfortable in your property is essential for h...

Should Renters Be Able to Paint Your Virginia Income Property?

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, June 15, 2021
If you’re a landlord in Virginia, you’re likely familiar with tenant requests to modify your unit to make it more comfortable for them. But what happens if a tenant asks to paint your income property—should you allow it?Whether or not you choose to allow a tenant to paint can depend on a few things, such as the...

Virginia Owners Guide to the Property Management Process

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, May 21, 2021
If you own an income property in Virginia, you know just how much time and effort it takes to keep your investment running smoothly.From ensuring you have the proper documentation to screening tenants to dealing with unexpected maintenance requests, a rental property can quickly turn into an unwanted second job.Property owners that want t...

3 Problems Commonly Faced by Virginia Landlords and How to Fix Them

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Being a landlord isn’t without its challenges. Landlords in Virginia have many different responsibilities, and managing all the tasks it takes to keep your income properties running smoothly is important. However, these duties can often come with setbacks or issues that can affect the profitability of your unit. Here are three of th...

Northern VA Neighborhoods Growing in Popularity for Tenants in 2021

Eric Guggenheimer - Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Despite the challenges the rental market in Northern Virginia has seen in the past year, Northern Virginia remains a popular place to rent due to its proximity to DC and the many amenities its neighborhoods have to offer. But what areas are the most popular for renters in 2021? Here are the Northern VA neighborhoods that come to the ...

Lowering Landlord Repair Costs & Delivering Better Outcomes by Using Property Maintenance Intelligen...

Eric Guggenheimer - Friday, February 19, 2021
At Circle Property Management, part of our mission is to resolve work requests as quickly and effectively as possible. That’s why we developed our Property Maintenance Intelligence system to help lower landlord repair costs. Since 2015, our system has saved property owners thousands of dollars and improved landlord-tenant relat...

Property Maintenance Tasks: Who’s Responsible for What?

Eric Guggenheimer - Wednesday, January 13, 2021
When it comes to your income property in Northern Virginia, maintenance is one of the primary responsibilities for a successful and sustainable income. Maintenance keeps your property looking great, reduces the chances for emergency fixes (and related expenses!), and results in greater tenant satisfaction, which can maximize your chances ...

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