The BEST Ways to Protect Your Rental Property & Keep Tenants Safe

The BEST Ways to Protect Your Rental Property & Keep Tenants Safe

If you own a rental property, it’s YOUR responsibility to provide a safe environment for tenants. This starts with things like tenant screening, security upgrades, and most importantly, acting swiftly when a resident is in danger!

Welcome back to the “Real Estate Rookie” podcast! Eileen Daugherty is not only the property management business consultant here at BiggerPockets but also a fellow real estate investor, and today, she joins the show to talk about property management, new construction homes, and the importance of tenant safety. Eileen even shares her own real estate horror story, which occurred shortly after buying her first rental property and renting it out. You’ll hear how a neighbor’s seemingly innocent “crush” quickly escalated into a situation where her new tenant was being stalked, hacked, and harassed!

In this episode, Eileen shares the biggest learning lessons from this unfortunate experience and the MAJOR changes she made to improve tenant safety at her properties—from installing security cameras to providing virtual private networks (VPNs) and much more. But that’s not all! Stick around until the end to learn what it’s like to invest in the fast-growing market of Asheville, North Carolina!

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Show notes at: https://link.chtbl.com/Rookie

00:00 Intro

50:00 Eileen’s Investing Portfolio

05:17 The Asheville Horror Story

08:23 Stalked, Hacked, & Harassed!

17:12 Relisting the Property

20:27 The BEST Security Additions

27:21 Building a Team & New Construction

32:02 Investing in Asheville, NC

35:26 Connect with Eileen!


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