“The Rental Handbook of How To’s”


Property Management From Ground Level


Big news! We will soon have a full section devoted to classified ads for employers and employees in the multifamily industry. The new page will target primarily the southeastern region. The ads will be VERY affordable and will run for 30 days (or until you cancel). The sections will cover the following positions: Maintenance, Leasing and Administration.

Great new article on collecting rent. A must read!


If your property is pet friendly, read this great article on some “How To’s” for your pet owning Residents from the “Resident Screening Group” .

Homer likes this article too!

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 “Belinda’s Day Diary”.Years ago when I began my career in property management, one of the first things my mentor taught was to keep a day diary on my desk. I did not realize its importance (other than having each days date in front of me) until the first time I went to court for an eviction hearing! Check out the entry for June 20, then follow the links to comments!

Brand new entries in Belinda’s Day Dairy, to read more gohere!

Read some ideas about “showing a unit” to a prospect which falls under “Lease The Unit”, then zip over to “Maintain The Property” and peruse a really important article about “property inspections”. You’re welcome to search through our site and peruse our content. We think you’ll like it!

Our latest post is a winner that you will really like. “A Managers Toolbox” Go here

This site is dedicated to topics related to property management. In general we will explore residential properties including multifamily (garden style apartments, high rise buildings and condominiums), 2 to 4 family units and any other types our site visitors may inquire about.

There will be several areas of interest for discussions and comments. These are  based on what we call “THE BASICS OF MANAGING INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY”. These are the four pillars of the foundation:

  • Lease the unit
  • Collect the rent
  • Maintain the property
  • Manage the community

There will be many “sub areas” within these captions, and postings will be specific to them.

We also hope you will enjoy our mascot “HOMER”. He has a multitude of quips and quotes (some of which are quite profound), and loves to chime in at odd times and places in the discussions!

imgThe authors are property managers with combined experience of over seventy years in the industry. They hold multiple designations in the field and have trained and instructed classes for various organizations throughout the United States and abroad.

We hope you will participate, learn,  AND enjoy our blog!

Comments can be sent to: propmgr@southernlandlord.com
July 10, 2016
HOMER SAYS: “Words that soak into your ears are whispered….. not yelled.”

A Managers’ Tools

July 10, 2016 I want to take a moment here to discuss the three tools that I personally believe will improve the effectiveness of a  Property Managers’ responsibilities. We have talked about the four basics which are: LEASE THE UNIT COLLECT THE RENT MAINTAIN THE PROPERTY MANAGE THE COMMUNITY As a Manager, you may ask… Read More

I Have Come For The Rent

I HAVE COME FOR THE RENT !                                 Sounds ominous doesn’t it? It should. Collecting rent is serious business. For the Resident, paying rent should become a habit. For most of our Residents it is an obligation that is taken seriously.… Read More

Apartments – Are You A “Leasing Pro”?

NEXT……Let’s discuss how we “show” a vacant apartment! May 20, 2016 – Are we ready to show that great 2 bedroom that just came available? Let’s do it !! Here are the assumptions we will use before we get to the meat of the discussion: The apartment has been reconditioned (turned): The apartment has been… Read More