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Tips to Help Prevent Your Northern Virginia Rental from Being Rented on Airbnb

Sue Richey - Tuesday, September 05, 2017


I want to share a quick story about something that happened to us recently with one of the northern Virginia rental properties we manage. We had someone come to us and ask about a property we were renting out. She asked if she could rent it from us and then use it as an Airbnb to rent it out to other people. She would advertise it and allow people to rent for just a few nights or weeks at a time. We said no, but it got us asking how people do this.   Read More

Companion Animals vs. Pets – What You Need to Know as a Northern Virginia Homeowner

Sue Richey - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Do you know the difference between a companion animal and a pet? We’re explaining some of the differences and what you need to do and how you can protect yourself as the owner of a northern Virginia rental property.  Read More

5 Tenant Screening Tips Every Northern Virginia Owner Should Know to Help Find the Best Tenant

Sue Richey - Tuesday, July 11, 2017


As a real estate investor and a property manager, I know that tenant screening is one of the most important things you can do to find the right tenant for your northern Virginia rental. My husband and I have developed a really great screening process over the last 10 years. We have learned a lot about what’s important, and we’re sharing some tips today to ensure you place the best tenant.   Read More

Should You Accept Pets for Your Northern Virginia Rental Property? Landlord Advice

Sue Richey - Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Potential landlords always want to know if they should accept pets, and today we’re talking about what’s best for your northern Virginia rental property. My husband and I are pet lovers, and we have two huge dogs. Pets do put some wear and tear on your house, so don’t think that won’t happen. However, when you’re thinking about whether to rent to tenants with pets, remember that about 62 percent of American households have pets. So, if you say no to pets, you’ll be eliminating a huge percentage of the population. Pet owners are potentially great tenants, and there are a few things you can do to protect yourself if you decide to accept pets.   Read More

Tips to Consider if You Can Increase the Rent for Your Northern Virginia Rental Property

Sue Richey - Wednesday, May 31, 2017


At the end of a lease term, when your tenant is deciding to leave or stay, you’ll need to figure out whether you can increase the rent for the next year. We always want to increase the rent if we can. However, consider whether you have a good tenant.   Read More

3 Tips to Maximize Return on My Northern Virginia Investment Property

Sue Richey - Wednesday, May 24, 2017


In additional to being northern Virginia property managers, my husband and I are also active real estate investors. We are always looking for ways to maximize the return on our investments, just like we would with any of the properties we manage in our portfolio. Here are some things you can do.   Read More

3 Questions Every Owner Should Ask When Interviewing a Northern Virginia Property Management Company

Sue Richey - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Whether this is the first time you’ve ever rented out your home, or you’ve rented it out and managed it yourself or with the help of a friend, you probably still have some great questions. We have a list of things you should ask any property manager, and today we’re highlighting a few of the most important interview questions to ask.  Read More

3 Steps to Get Your Northern Virginia Rental Property Ready to Rent – Landlord Tips

Sue Richey - Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Owners ask us what they need to do to get their property rent ready. Today, we’re sharing some tips on what you can do to make the inside and outside of your northern Virginia rental home ready for potential tenants.    Read More

2017 Northern Virginia Rental Forecast Update – Investors’ Guide

Sue Richey - Wednesday, May 03, 2017


At Richey Property Management, we are real estate investors just like you, and we are always keeping an eye on what’s going on in the market, specifically in our area of northern Virginia. Today, we’re sharing some information on what to expect from the northern Virginia rental market.   Read More

What’s New with Richey Property Management and Why You Should Partner With Us in Northern Virginia

Sue Richey - Wednesday, April 26, 2017


At Richey Property Management, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to use products and services that increase our customer experience and make our processes more efficient. We want our staff and owners and tenants to enjoy working with us and be successful. So, we’re talking today about some of the new things we have done and systems we have implemented to achieve these goals.   Read More


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