How to Choose the Best Property Management Company

Whether you own one single family home, an entire apartment complex, or a few investment properties, managing them can be exhausting. Unlike most jobs, property management doesn’t work on an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule. When you manage your own properties, you can say goodbye to weekends and weeknights. Instead of managing their own […]

What Is the Best Time of Year to Move to Arizona?

We’re never short on encouraging things to say to our clients looking to make the move to the Phoenix, AZ, area. We love it here, and we’re sure you and your family will, too! But once you decide to start taking steps, one sticking point will always come up: when should you move? Fall? Spring? […]

Infographic: The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving to the Phoenix, AZ Area? Here’s What You Need to Know Moving into a new home is a fun, exciting prospect for most of us. Whether you plan for your new place to be only temporary or you’re settling into your dream home, moving can offer a new change of pace and scenery. What […]

5 Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager

When our team at Southwest Mountain Realty meets with a property owner or renter for the first time, we tend to hear this one question the most often: Why? Why work with professional property managers, and what does it really bring to me and my business? Well, that is a very important question and one we’re […]

How to Get Your Property Ready for Rental

One of the most essential parts of operating a successful property rental or investment business lies in keeping turnover to a minimum and tenant retention rates as high as possible. Of course, no business relationship will last forever, and eventually your tenants will move out. This is why, whether you’re a newcomer to rental property […]

What Can I Deduct from a Security Deposit?

In any matter of property management, ownership, or throughout the course of being a landlord, there may be no topic as contentious and beef-inspiring than the handling and forfeiture of deposits. It’s a topic we’ve covered in moderate depth before, and one we’ll likely visit routinely. For now let’s focus on what might actually be […]

What Needs to Be Included in Your Rental Lease Agreement?

Whether you’re looking to rent a home, a condo, or an apartment, there’s always this moment of tension when you start nailing things down with your landlord. That moment for most is reading over (and the eventual signing of) the lease. Need help navigating your lease, or looking for some tips of what you should […]

Move In Checklist (What To Do After You Move)

So, you’ve completed your big move to the Phoenix area! You decided what area suited you best, made the plans, took the trip, and now you’re here. But what now? Rejoice? Take a well-deserved rest? Absolutely! But before you start settling too much, there are some things you should be sure get done. The agents […]

What to Do When a Renter Abandons Your Rental Property

Short of outright vandalism or legal-action style situations, property abandonment can be one of the most frustrating, confusing, and trying parts of being a residential property owner. The situation is also quite delicate, too, and how you handle it is going to potentially impact your business in big ways. Want to know how to handle […]

Where Should I Live In the Phoenix Area?

Deciding to make the move to Phoenix, as you probably know, is not the hard part. The Phoenix metro area is positively alive with potential and opportunities abound. No, deciding on making the move isn’t hard. It’s the deciding where in Phoenix to move that is difficult. The Valley of the Sun is absolutely massive, […]