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1. Peace of mind

           By using Rent-A-Home's services you don't have to worry about a thing! We handle the tenants at your rental property from start to finish. We answer questions that potential clients have about the property. We also have an in-house applications specialist who processes every application that comes to our office. We do a thorough credit, criminal, and background check. When we are done we contact you directly to present our findings and you have the final say!

2. No hassle

           Have you tried to manage your rental property yourself and found it was a headache? Leave the stress to us! When you use our management services we make the leases, handle the collection of rent, and handle all maintenance requests the tenants put in. We have trusted vendors who we know when get maintenance issues handled quickly and efficiently.  

3. Affordable

           For our management program we charge 50% of the first month's rent and then 10% thereafter. By leaving the management to us that saves you time. No calling vendors trying to find the best prices or running down tenants to find out when they will pay rent. And since we complete a background check and the property owner has the final say on who is approved for the property you are able to feel confident you know the details of who is living at your property!

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Monday, 26 March 2018 20:27

Websites All Renters Should be Using

One of my favorite quotes is to work smarter, not harder! As a renter I find myself doing a lot of research on the simple problems I have everyday.  When I wanted to add art and character to my beige walls (that I am not allowed to paint) I went online to look up ideas on other ways to incorporate color and charm. Same goes for when I have a maintenance issue at my property. When my disposal stopped working randomly it was the internet who came to my rescue to teach now how to reset my disposal myself. It saved my landlord money, and it saved me from having to take off time from work to meet a vendor. Through my time researching I’ve found that there are a couple websites I always return to when I need help.  I have compiled a list of websites and blogs I routinely visit to help make my life as a renter easier! I hope they can help you as well!



 

For being up to date on events in Greensboro…..

Exploregreensboro.com is a great source for community events, musical performances, family activities and more!

 

For deciding what’s for dinner….

Supercook.com offers a service where you tell them what ingredients you already have in your pantry and fridge and Supercook offers recipes featuring those ingredients! This helps you to cut down on food costs by using up what you already have.

 

For understanding property management and renting…..

Blog.rent.com offers tips on apartment hunting, apartment living (DIYs and decorating ideas), and money advice. With such a variety of topics ranging from “Apartment Security Deposit Explained” to “The Ultimate Guide to Renting Your First Apartment” this blog will sure be of help during your time as a renter.

 

For unique rental decor ideas…..

Apartmenttherapy.com is the best spot to look for out of the box ideas. They give original apartment ideas from using bold colors to make a statement to revamping IKEA furniture to look chic without breaking the bank.



For when you break something….

Houselogic.com has great tips on many things related to home care and renting in general. But they are also a great source for maintenance help around your home. The even have an article titled “Strange Home Quirks- and How to (Finally!) Make Them Go Away” which offers help on problems you may of not even known you could fix.

 

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Monday, 05 March 2018 18:35

Employee Spotlight

Griffin Person

Position

Reconciliation Manager:

I am responsible for reconciling all of the Move-Out Security Deposits and coordinating any needed repairs.

I also handle Tenant and Owner Repair/Maintenance Requests which includes taking all calls, contacting vendors for quotes and arranging for the work to be performed when the Office Manager is unavailable.

Favorite Food or Restaurant

I can't think of just one! Austin's, Captain Bills, Dairi-O, Monterey, Positano's and Sarah's Kabob Shop to name a few!

Dream Vacation or Favorite Get-A-Way Spot

A family vacation to anywhere or a golf vacation!

Fun Fact

I am an avid golfer with four hole-in-ones! Two of them were made only three months apart. Love me some golf, golf and more golf!!

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Monday, 15 January 2018 18:29

Utility Companies

Utilities

       Electricity:  Duke Power- 1-800- POWERON (1-800-769-3766)

       Gas: Piedmont Natural Gas- 1-800-752-7574

       Oil: Berico Fuels- (336) 273-8663

       Water:

o       City of Greensboro

2602 S. Elm-Eugene St., Greensboro, NC

(336)-373-2055

**You must go in person with proof of residence(ask for a copy of the front page of your lease **

 

o       City of High Point

(336) 883-3100

 

·Sewer: Republic Waste Services-http://www.republicservices.com/request-services Click on “request services” or call (336) 724-0842

Additional Resources

·Newspaper:

Greensboro News & Record –www.news-record.com Click on “Subscribe”

High Point Enterprise –www.hpenews.com Click on “Subscribe”

·Cable Services:  Spectrum: 1-855-243-8892 or visit spectrum.com

·Renters Insurance:  Bob Young’s Office 336-288-8000

·Driver License Office:

 

Greensboro:

 

5551 West Market Street

Greensboro, NC 27409

(336) 856-1510

High Point:

 

1677 Westchester Drive Suite 155

High Point, NC 27262

(336) 889-8247

 

 

Posted in Blog
Monday, 01 January 2018 18:16

Employee Spotlight

Kerri Craig Person

Position

President and Chief Executive Officer:

I am responsible for meeting with potential new Property Owners to assess if we are a good match for their needs. Work with Investors finding new Properties to add to their Portfolio or to help an Investor sell a Property. Oversee all aspects of the company and continue to grow the company daily!

Favorite Food or Restaurant

Anything Healthy. Love to eat at Mark's Restaurant!

Dream Vacation or Favorite Get-A-Way Spot

Going on a cruise around Alaska - First Class!!

Fun Fact

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Posted in Blog
Monday, 29 January 2018 17:50

How to Make Your Rental Space Your Own

1.      Use fun curtains and bedding

     In the cases where you are unable to paint the walls, or unable to hang things on the walls, sometimes you have to turn to fabric! You can use a colorful comforter with complimentary curtains and rugs bring out your style without upsetting your landlord. Some places in Greensboro I like to look at bedding are Bed, Bath and Beyond; At Home (where Garden Ridge used to be); and if I have extra money I shop at Anthropologie. I like the first two stores because they offer a lot of options and most are pretty budget friendly. Anthropoligie features really unique items that are made well.

2.      Hang pictures of family or artwork that is special to you

     If you are able to hang up art in your rental- go for it! With the use of command hooks, push-pins and old fashions nails there are a lot of options depending on what you have available. If you've move away from your friends and family, this is a great way to showcase them in your space. Also hanging art, either that you've created or purchased, can be a great conversation starter when you have company over.  It's also a great opportunity to showcase the things you are interested in.

3.      Use decorations that remind you of home or from your travels

     If you are not big on taking photos another way to go is to use things that remind you of your friends and family or of trips you've taken. Souvenirs from trips can be a great reminder of places you've visited. Or if you did move away from your home city or state you could have decorations that remind you of where you've lived. I have a cutting board in the shape of the state of NC and it's a special touch for my kitchen space.

4.      Don’t forget your front door!

     So you've put in all this effort to your inside space. The bedroom is just right, the kitchen is lovely- but wait don't forget the first thing people see- your front door! This is an excellent opportunity to add a little sunshine to your unit and it can make you happy every time you arrive home. Excellent options are having planters right by your front door or you could add a wreath to give some warmth to your front door and make it seem more homey.

5.      Make use of your outdoor space

     Another sometimes neglected space can be the outdoor space. Again this is a great opportunity to add some character and unique touches to your rental unit. Planting flowers or getting outdoor furniture can turn that area into more entertainment room and make your rental feel even bigger.

 

Posted in Blog
Monday, 12 February 2018 17:46

5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Rental

Finding a rental can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t know where to begin. Maybe this is your first time renting and you’re not sure where to look. Or maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve looked for a rental and not sure what you are looking for just yet. Either way we’ve got the tips you need to be successful!

 

1.      View our FREE listing atwww.gsorentahome.com

Rent-A-Home is the best source to find a wide variety of rental options in the Greensboro area. From studio apartments with utilities included to 4-bedroom homes with a lake front view- we offer options for every budget. At any given time, we have about 30-50 properties available. What’s great about the Rent-A-Home website is the ability to filter for exactly what you’re looking for. If you know your budget you can filter by that! If you know you need a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home- you can filter by that! If you know you want to be in the zip code 27401 you can even filter by that.

2.      Drive by the properties you’re interested in and set up a tour!

While pictures and descriptions can tell you a lot about a property, sometimes the best way to know if a house or apartment will work for you is to view it in person! Make sure to view the exterior of the property- make sure the size and yard are what you are looking for. You must also consider the location. How long will your commute to work or school be? Are there shopping and restaurants near by that interest you? Do you need to be close to the highway or would you rather be in a more secluded area? These are the important things you need to consider when deciding where you will live for the next year- or longer!  If you are interested in the safety of the neighborhood you may contact Guilford County Police to look up police records in that area. If there is a particular school zone you need you can search the Guilford County School Locator to see if it’s right for you!

3.      Ask a Rent-A-Home expert!

Here at Rent-A-Home all we handle are rental properties so we are able to assist with many different questions and concerns you may have. The president of Rent-A-Home, Kerri Person, has been in business for over 25 years and is well versed in the rental market! Call our office if you have any questions about the properties and we can help you. Once you set up a tour you can meet with our knowledgeable agents at the tour. Karen Fuquay has been a showing agent since 2011 and knows every rental house inside and out! If you don’t like the property you signed up to tour she can suggest 5 more great options for you.

 

4.      Consider your must-have amenities

Everything could be perfect about a house on the outside, but you must think about what’s on the inside as well. A majority of our properties will come with a fridge and stove, but some do not come with things like a microwave or dishwasher. For some people not having a dishwasher is a deal breaker and that is something important for you to consider! Also, will the property come with a washer dryer or just connections? It’s a good idea to make a must-have list to quickly sort through the available properties.

5.      Apply and get the process started!

The next step to getting your perfect rental is to apply! It takes us about 3-4 business days to process rental applications and there are steps you can do to help the process go faster! Make sure to include with your application a valid photo ID and proof of income. That could be your 2 most recent paystubs, proof of disability or SSI, or an offer letter from a new position. Don’t have enough income to qualify? You are welcome to get a cosigner to apply with you! We will process your credit, criminal and background check. We then present our findings to the property owner who makes the final decision. Once you are approved we will call you to set up a lease signing.

 

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Typically we do not have the school zones listed for the individual properties. Our recommendation is to find a property you like in terms of rent and size. You can narrow down our properties using the filter took on our website. Once you have found properties you are interested in, you can visit the Guilford County School Locator to look up the up to date listings for that property. The link is provided below.

 

http://schoolassignmentlocator.gcsnc.com/

 

 

Posted in Blog
Monday, 04 September 2017 20:29

Love Our Teachers & Schools Supplies Drive

Throughout the year we are proud to be a supporting organization for the Teacher Supply Warehouse which is a free resource for Guilford County teachers to supply them with classroom materials. Here are some of the items that are most needed:

1. #2 pencils

2. Copy paper

3. Construction paper

4. Marble notebooks

5. Glue sticks

6. Colored pencils

7. Colored markers

8. Adult scissors

9. Hand sanitizer

10. Facial tissue

 

If you have any school supplies at home that you are not using that you would like to donate, please drop them off at our office at 5606 West Friendly Avenue.

 

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Posted in Blog
Monday, 18 September 2017 20:08

Apartment Hunting Tips

Yes the bedroom is big, and the kitchen is really nice- but did you think to check the water pressure or to look inside the kitchen cabinets? Here are some tips you may not of thought about when looking for your next place! There are just a few, to see the full article please visit: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/with-ev-er-y-word-i-drop-knowledge?utm_term=.wgW662zB2#.lfeKKPo4P

 

1. Use your friends and extended network.

"Tell your friends you're looking! I found my super cheap, super cute, and super huge Santa Monica apartment through a coworker of a friend of a friend. Simple word of mouth can (at the very least) get you leads to places that would have gone off the market in seconds without a personal connection."

—Nic DiMascio, Facebook

2. Check your cell phone reception in every room.

"Walk through the entire place with your phone out. Nothing is worse than having to make every phone call outside (mostly because sometimes I don't want to wear pants)."

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3. Test out the shower.

"Nothing is more disappointing than signing a lease only to discover you'll be washing your self under a trickle for a year."

—Trista Schwind, Facebook

 

Check out all of our available properties at www.gsorentahome.com!  If you are a Property Owner looking for a Property Management company in the Triad, please contact us today at (336)272-0767 or visit our website to find out more details, www.gsorentahome.com/property-management .

Happy Renting!

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