Phoenix Property Management Guide to Protecting Your Out-of-State Home

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Phoenix is an attractive rental market for out-of-state investors. At TCT Property Management Services, we work with owners all over the country and even all over the world. We understand the unique concerns of nonlocal investors.

Whether you’re moving out of the area and you don’t want to sell your home or you’re investing in a property remotely, we know that it’s easier than ever to rent out a home that’s outside of your own geographical market. All you really need is some outstanding technology and a team of local property management experts.

Protecting your out-of-state property is a priority for us. Our systems and processes make it easy, but it’s neve...

A Tenant Damaged My Property, Now What?


Property damage caused by tenants is something that nearly every rental property owner fears. In our experience as Phoenix property managers, tenant damage that goes beyond the security deposit is rare, especially if you’ve screened your tenants carefully, inspected the property regularly, and managed to maintain a good working relationship with your residents.

Excessive damage does occur, however, and you’ll need to know how to handle it.

These are the immediate steps to take if a tenant damages your property. After we discuss what you should do right now, we’ll take you through some preventative measures that can help you prevent this from ruining your rental experience...

How to Determine if a Rental Property Is a Good Investment

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Investing in real estate, as you likely know, is an excellent way to earn some short term rental income and long term returns. It can establish a financial foundation for you, diversify an investment portfolio that’s otherwise packed with stocks, bonds, and bitcoin, and provide an opportunity for you to build some real wealth.

Owning rental properties comes with a myriad of benefits.

But, to make any real money, you have to own the right rental properties.

How do you know what those are?

The right rental investment depends on where you are in your investment career, what you’re hoping to accomplish, and how much money you’ve budgeted for things like renovations, maintenance...

Renovations That Add Value to Your Rental Property

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Rents in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and throughout the East Valley have been climbing pretty steadily over the last year, and there’s no indication that rental properties aren’t going to continue increasing in value.

While the market is helping you earn more on your investment property, what else can you be doing to ensure you’re maximizing what you earn in rent?

Renovations can help. We’re not talking about major rehab projects where you’ll add a bathroom or completely gut the kitchen. That type of investment is unlikely to pay for itself if your home is already in generally good condition and well-maintained.

Instead, consider making some strategic updates and ...

The Importance of Routine Home Maintenance

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Protecting the condition of your home and the value of your property requires a schedule of routine home maintenance. This can sometimes seem overwhelming, especially if you’re not comfortable making your own repairs and seeking out continuous improvements. It can also be expensive; even those small repairs seem to add up quickly.

Routine home maintenance is important, however, in avoiding bigger and more costly problems.

When you’re renting out a property, that routine maintenance is even more critical. Your tenants are expecting to live in a clean, well-maintained, and safe home. The value of your property depends on it remaining in good condition. You’ll have a hard time...

What Out-of-State Investors Should Consider When Adding a Property to Their Portfolio

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The rental market in Phoenix and throughout Arizona’s East Valley is attractive to investors who live elsewhere. If you’re an out-of-state investor who is thinking about adding a rental property to your portfolio, we want to help you prepare for that. From knowing the local real estate market to navigating the ever-shifting demands of local tenants, there’s a lot to think about.

Adding an out-of-state rental property to your investment portfolio can present some unexpected challenges and come with unique risks. But there are plenty of good reasons to do it. A non-local investment can actually strengthen your entire portfolio, allowing you to diversify and grow while providi...

Why Communication Is Key to Maximizing Your ROI on Your Property

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Our company is committed to responsive communication, and that’s because we hear a lot of complaints from owners, tenants, and even vendors about the lack of communication that’s found with other property managers.

With all of the methods of communication available to us today, shoddy communication is simply unnecessary. Not only is it part of building trust and developing a positive working relationship, it also impacts your ROI.

What you earn is directly related to communication.

For example, if a tenant tries to report a leak at your rental property and your management company is slow to get back to them, that simple leak can quickly become an expensive plumbing disaster that ...

How To Get Your Property Rent Ready


There are some important things that need your attention before you begin marketing your rental property, showing it to tenants, and collecting applications.

You have to make sure it’s ready for the rental market.

Whether you’re renting a home in Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, or anywhere else in the East Valley, don’t waste valuable time and extend your vacancy period by trying to rent out a home that isn’t move-in ready.

Tenants have higher standards than ever. They won’t be eager to apply for a rental home that’s not clean, not modern, and not well-landscaped.

We know you’re in a hurry to find a tenant and start collecting rent. But, you have to make sur...

The Importance of Technology When Managing Rental Properties

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If you’re like most people, you’ve come to the point where it’s perfectly natural to shop online, order groceries online, book reservations from your phone, and even pay your bills online.

We use technology in nearly every part of our daily lives. And, it’s always changing.

Like nearly every other industry, property management and real estate have benefitted from the growth in technology. We have hundreds of platforms, software, apps, and automated services that allow us to lease, manage, and maintain your investments with ease.

This is still largely a relationship business. But, we can even use technology to strengthen our relationships, communicate better, and provi...

Best Ways To Market Your Mesa Rental Property

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A good marketing plan is invaluable when you are preparing to lease your Mesa rental property. When you know how to strategically market and advertise your property, you can count on lower vacancy rates, a larger pool of tenants, and ultimately - better qualified residents.

The way in which we market properties has changed dramatically over the last decade. No longer are people circling ads in the newspaper. Instead, most of your prospective tenants are scrolling through your listing on their phones. They’re tagging people in social media posts who are looking for their next rental home. They’re talking about the ideal Mesa neighborhood and what might be available there.


TCT Property Management Services, LLC

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2500 S Power Road #121

Mesa, AZ 85209

T: (480) 632-4222

F: (480) 632-4226


Please note TCT will be closed for the Holidays December 24-January 1

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM

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Jennice Doty, Designated Broker

For AFTER BUSINESS HOURS maintenance EMERGENCY, please call 480-632-4225 and the on-call property manager will assist you

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