Entries by John Riley

Four Steps to Simple Online Rent Payments

It is true that property managers are more concerned with their day-to-day duties and less concerned with implementing new solutions for collecting rent online. To many property managers, online payments seem complicated; they will say “I’d need to setup a merchant account for my business, market the offering to my tenants, and then answer all kinds […]

Tips For Drafting a Lease

Completely clueless when it comes to drafting a lease? Don’t be! With our guide, you’ll have a clear and concise lease in no time.  Remember—states’ laws differ greatly, so be sure and check on your local laws. What is legal in one state could be unconscionable in another. A “strong” lease: It is a known […]

Simplifying Rental Management for You

RenterUp has made a big change in the New Year meant to simplify rental management for you. As opposed to charging per rental unit, which was cumbersome to manage for many of our landlords, we’ve moved to a seamless charge per payment. For any payment your tenants make, we now seamlessly charge $1 per transaction. […]

Are you receiving rent payments online yet?

Here we are, 2015. Are you stuck in a paper rut? Why? Trust issues? Tenants won’t do it? Too complicated? At RenterUp, we talk with hundreds of property managers and yes, we hear it all! Let’s review several comments we hear from property managers about receiving rent payments online and comment on each. Why? Cash […]

Summer in Sagaponack #RidiculousRent

Sagaponack, New York, is one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States, and we can see why. At just $175,000/month, you can rent this luxurious 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath mansion. However, this private getaway is only available for the summer months, making this investment all the more worth it. I guess the […]

Top Legal Mistakes For Landlords to Avoid

Being a landlord can be tough, but at the same time very rewarding.  There are numerous things to keep in mind, but not all are self-explanatory.  To help direct you along the way, we’ve compiled a list of our top legal mistakes steer clear of, because a liability issue is probably the last thing you […]

You MUST pay rent online!

Obviously, the RenterUp team is passionate about paying rent online. To us, it simplifies everything for both the tenant and the property manager. For the tenants, no more digging for checks, envelopes, and stamps. The value for property managers is even greater: there are no more checks, cash, or money orders to be lost or stolen; there […]

Property managers are a creative lot.

My job entails discussing rent with property managers – lots and lots of property managers. Every conversation I have seems to uncover some tactic about rent payments I have not yet considered. I must admit, I seriously underestimated the creativity of property managers as it pertains to rent payment solutions. (Yes, I just called property managers creative.) For example, one property manager I […]

Is Cash Flow King?

Last week I was talking with a fellow-landlord, Kevin Sandlin, and we began discussing his rental property. His tenants are moving out and he is considering whether it was good time to sell his rental property or just hold on to it. His preference is to sell now but he is concerned about trying to sell it this […]