Entries by Sam Thompson

Good Tenant Characteristics

So your property is ready to rent, you’ve advertised and had showings (hopefully with RPM!), and at least one person seems very interested in renting.  How do you know if they’re going to be a good tenant?  Will they pay rent on time and responsibly care for the property while it’s in their possession?  What other characteristics […]

Making the choice to rent vs buy

What was once the American dream is not so anymore. More Americans are choosing to rent instead of purchase a home more than ever. In fact, rental vacancies are at historically low levels. The lowest they’ve been in 15 years. So what are the main contributors in this rental trend? Several factors make renting considerably […]

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

What do you get when you take 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 400 pickled pigs feet and combine them with great music and best of all, lots of beer? You get Oktoberfest Zinzinnati! It all started in 1976 as an intimate neighborhood party where residents met near Fountain Square. It has since grown to be […]

Driving a Moving Truck for Dummies

I remember moving from Ohio into Kentucky in my rented U-Haul, driving down Fort Washington Way in sheer terror, realizing that my mirrors weren’t adjusted for my 5’3″ self and basically everything was a blind spot.  I live to tell this story by the grace of God.  To that end, let’s talk about driving a […]

Safety Tips for Realtors

September is REALTOR safety month.  Agents across the nation have been robbed, assaulted and even murdered.  We at Real Property Management take the safety of our agents very seriously and would like to share our top 10 safety tips for Realtors to avoid putting yourself at risk. 1)  Prior to your showing appointment or open […]

Super Easy to Grow Flowers

You probably know that landscaping is a great way to add value to your property. However, not all of us have a green thumb. These three varieties are not only super easy to grow. They’re also beautiful! Catchflies are are true to their name, producing a very sticky substance that can do just that.  It […]

New Septic System Rules for Ohio

The word is out. Change has come. It’s been 37 years since the state of Ohio updated any regulations pertaining to septic systems. It is reported that at least 31% of Ohio’s septic systems were leaking sewage into groundwater.  Time to replace that Brita filter!  However, before you believe all of the hype and spend […]