5 Steps for Smooth Tenant Relations

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Though market conditions for multi-family housing continue to worsen, the decline is slowing, according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). Now’s the perfect time to gain some ground – sharpen your property management skills and attract new renters, satisfy your current tenants, and keep your head above water.

“In these troubling times, professional management of multi-family assets has never been so important,” says Matthew D. Summers, president of management at Houston-based Kaplan Management Co. Inc. If you’re facing evictions, delinquent payments, or other troubling situations, check out these five steps for smooth tenant relations. Your tenants (and your bottom line) will thank you.

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August 24, 2009
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