Renters insurance: is it worth it? There are many types of insurance that people get to properly manage risks associated with living. Auto insurance, home owner’s insurance, health insurance, and life insurance are a few common types of insurance. But what if you're renting a home or an apartment? … [Read more...] about Should I Get Renters Insurance?
Hiring a property manager in the Greater Boston Area There are many reasons a property owner may want to hire a property manager. A few reasons include; not living near the property, not having time to manage the property because of a full-time job, not having the resources to find and retain … [Read more...] about What to Look For When Hiring a Property Manager
Pets in Boston rental units A common question that many landlords and property managers are asked is whether pets are allowed in the unit. This is a tough situation for many landlords and property managers. Throughout the Boston area, it is common that rental units do not allow pets. Why aren’t … [Read more...] about Pets in Boston Rental Units
This is the competitive edge your investment property needs Becoming a landlord may seem scary at first, but it's undeniable how successful you can become if you take the right steps. At MerGo, we work with tons of Boston clients (some who own several units in multi-story buildings, and others who … [Read more...] about 5 Quick Fixes to Win Renters Over (Without Breaking the Bank)
MerGo Property Managment is speaking at a Mass Landlords event, Tuesday May-15th in Cambridge! MerGo will be giving a 45-minute presentation on what a property management company does for a property owner. This is not a sales pitch. Instead, this presentation will be intended to help property owners … [Read more...] about How Does Property Management Work?
As a Boston property owner, you're probably well aware of the typical rental cycle in the city. Roughly 65% of tenants are on a September 1st cycle and the rest are on a handful of different dates — June 1st being one of the most common. When those dates start to approach, you'll probably find … [Read more...] about When Should I Send My Tenants a Rent Renewal Notice?
How can I keep my tenants happy? Every tenant wants to feel valued and heard ... And every landlord wants to have easy and happy tenants! The solution is easy: Treat your tenants with the attitude that the customer is always right (even if they aren't). Giving a little gets the landlord a long way. … [Read more...] about Happy Tenant, Happy Life!
When's the last time you serviced your heating system? Having an efficient heating system in your investment property is extremely important for for obvious reasons — mainly, the safety of your tenants and the health of your wallet. What might not be so obvious is that a forced-air heating system … [Read more...] about How to Service Your Heating System: Our Top 4 Tips