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How Much do Property Managers Charge in Charlotte, NC? Property Management Fees Explained

Bob Abbott - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
How much do property managers charge in Charlotte, North Carolina? This is generally one of the first questions we get from potential clients. We are more than happy to answer it, but property management fees really depend on what you want the property manager to do for you. At Alarca Realty, we have three different tiers of service a...

How Long Does it Take to Rent out a House in North Carolina? Charlotte Property Management

Bob Abbott - Monday, April 10, 2017
Renting out a property can happen quickly or take a long time, depending on a few important things. Let’s look at what the numbers say. Pulling data from over 1,600 homes that have rented within five miles of uptown Charlotte in the last 12 months, the average time to rent a home is 35 days. There was a home that rented in zero da...

Top 5 Charlotte Property Management Companies and How to Pick the Best One

Bob Abbott - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Potential clients often ask us what makes a good property management firm, and today we’re talking about the top property management companies in Charlotte, NC. Through our involvement in the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, we’ve gotten to know a ...

Charlotte NC Multi-Family Property Investing: How to Turn Around Underperforming Rentals

Bob Abbott - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
At Alarca Realty, we have turned around underperforming multi-family properties a couple of times in the last few years. We were successful with a 60-unit property and a 40-unit property. I want to share those stories with you so you can get an idea of what’s involved in multi-family property investing.   Property Management...

When Should I Fire my Current Charlotte Property Management Company?

Bob Abbott - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Today, we’re addressing a question we get a lot, which is: when is it appropriate to fire my property management company? We get calls all the time from people who are unhappy with their current management firm, and we always ask them why. We get the same three or four responses every time. Communication It is so important that y...

North Carolina Property Manager Education: Why Charlotte Landlords Consistently Lose Evictions

Bob Abbott - Friday, May 15, 2015
Today, we’re talking about evictions and why landlords typically lose eviction cases, particularly in Mecklenburg County. Many of these things will pertain to other counties in North Carolina as well. We routinely receive calls from self-managing landlords who are having problems evicting tenants. Typically, this is because tenan...

Why You Need to Choose a NARPM Property Manager to Manage Your Charlotte Rental Home

Bob Abbott - Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I am the current president of the Charlotte chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and today we’re going to talk about why it is important that your property manager is a member of NARPM. Introduction to NARPM This organization is the professional, educational and ethical leader for the resi...

You Can Cashflow Your Investment Property in Charlotte

Bob Abbott - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
People ask all the time why they should invest in Charlotte. First of all, compared to many cities, especially cities further north, you can buy homes here inexpensively. It’s very easy to find a property for under $100,000. You can even find high quality homes for under $70,000. If you’re willing to expand your horizons an...

How Long Does it Take to Evict a Tenant in Charlotte?

Bob Abbott - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Our topic today is the process of evicting a tenant in North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, you have to give a 10 day written notice to the tenant demanding payment before you can evict. This is required, or the courts won’t recognize your eviction proceeding. If your lease waives this 10 day requirement, you can start the e...

Where to Buy Investment Property in Charlotte

Bob Abbott - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Today we are talking about where to buy investment property, and this is going to expand on the blog we wrote on why to invest in Charlotte. First, decide on your investment objectives. Are you looking for cashflow, price appreciation or some mix? We always recommend that investors go for a mix. You want to purchase properties that wil...

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