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You will find a wealth of Property Management information and education from Cavalier Estates in Tampa, Florida. To contact Cavalier estates, visit our website, or email Matt!

Matthew Fonk, Owner and Founder of Your Rental People with The Real Estate Quarterback Show

Matt Fonk, Founder and Owner of www.YourRentalPeople.com is here with the Real Estate Quarterback Show to advocate to you, the Tampa Bay consumer about Property Management. If you’re in an eviction situation or need help with your property, Matt offers exclusive free consultation only to 5 listeners only. Tune in Saturdays from 2PM – 3PM […]

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Maintenance Procedures for Your Tampa Rental Property

Maintenance Procedures for Your Tampa Rental Property

Recently, we had a question about how we handle maintenance issues on rental houses. Since maintenance is such a huge area of concern for a lot of our property owners, I wanted to tell you what we have in place at Cavalier Estates. We have found it works well for us, for the tenants and […]

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Pricing Your Rental Home in Tampa, Florida

Pricing Your Rental Home in Tampa, Florida

Property owners with homes on the rental market often ask us if they should hold out for that top dollar rent on a property. Sometimes, that can be a mistake. It’s understandable that you want to get as much rent as possible coming in every month. However, you don’t want to end up losing money […]

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Florida Rental Market Update from a Tampa Property Manager

Florida Rental Market Update from a Tampa Property Manager

Today we’re talking about what the 2014 rental market looks like for us in Florida, specifically in the Tampa Bay area. At Cavalier Estates, we have seen a couple of things that we think are quite interesting. Let’s start by taking a look at the investors we are working with. They are not investing in […]

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Why Work with Cavalier Estates Property Management

Why Work with Cavalier Estates Property Management

We want to talk to you a little bit about what differentiates Cavalier Estates from our competition. The first thing that jumps to my mind is the fact that we have long term tenants. We look for people who want to establish roots, hang pictures on the wall, really settle in and make a property […]

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Late Rent Payments Tampa Property Management Advice

Late Rent Payments Tampa Property Management Advice

Most landlords have late fees they charge when a tenant is late with rent. That’s a good policy, but what is more important than late fees is getting your rent paid as soon as possible. You need to have a consistent policy in place when it comes to late rent. More importantly, you have to […]

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Evictions Tampa Property Management Advice

Evictions Tampa Property Management Advice

Evicting a tenant is one of the worst ways to spend your time. If you can possibly avoid going to court to evict someone, I suggest you do everything you can to avoid it. It will cost you a lot of money and it will take up a lot of valuable time. It isn’t worth […]

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Guide to a Quick Rental – Tampa Property Management Advice

Guide to a Quick Rental – Tampa Property Management Advice

As we have told you before, at Cavalier Estates we believe that the key to being an effective landlord is finding the best tenants. If you have a tenant who is willing to take some extra steps to keep the property looking good, you will probably be able to put that tenant to work towards […]

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Pets and Pet Policies: Tampa Property Management Advice

Pets and Pet Policies: Tampa Property Management Advice

Lots of property owners get nervous during discussions on pets. The idea of having live animals such as dogs, cats, birds, snakes, fish and small rodents crawling around your house can certainly make you uneasy. However, there are often benefits to renting to tenants who have pets. Don’t be too permissive – you don’t have […]

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Marketing Rental Properties Tampa Property Management Advice

Marketing Rental Properties Tampa Property Management Advice

Marketing your rental property is an important step in the rental process because the type of tenants you attract depends upon the type of marketing you do. Before you even think about advertising your rental property or introducing it to the market, make sure it’s ready and looking good. The house needs to show well […]

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