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10 questions to find the right property manager

If you think about all the ways a property management company will represent both you and your valuable investment, it’s worth spending a little extra time during the interview process. Having a quality property manager can significantly lessen the daily stress of managing a physical property and communicating with tenants—but only if you hire the…

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5 maintenance musts to keep your tenants happy

As experts in property management in Salt Lake City, we have seen it all. Rize Homesource not only interacts daily with renters in both single and multi-unit properties, but our customer service and maintenance staff members have had the opportunity to truly gauge what matters most to tenants. By and large, maintenance issues are the…

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4 keys to your first multifamily apartment purchase

Investing in residential rental properties can take many forms—from a single-family property with only one unit to a multifamily apartment property with hundreds of units. While they may seem similar in concept, their successful execution can vary dramatically. Follow these four steps to get headed in the right direction with your first multifamily apartment purchase.…

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How to hand over your property management to the pros

There are a variety of reasons that property owners hand over the maintenance and management of their rental homes and units to qualified property managers. They range from sheer lack of time, to frustrations in past tenant communications, to the challenges that come with absentee landlording from a different state, among many other issues. But…

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3 emerging trends in home design

As a full-service real estate brokerage representing buyers and sellers of single-family and multi-unit homes, Rize has a front-row seat to see what’s happening in housing. We thought we’d share three of the biggest home trends you might want to know about, whether you are preparing to buy or sell home; rent out a property;…

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8 surprising costs of being a landlord

Property owners—whether they rent out a simple single-family home or a complicated multi-unit complex—know that being a landlord comes with real financial benefits. However, the job can also come along with some unexpected costs that without proper management and forecasting can catch a landlord off guard. Because properties are not passive investments, it takes solid…

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Quick summer maintenance tips for healthy lawn

The heat is on, and you can’t afford to neglect your lawn any longer. Every home deserves to be framed by a healthy green space, and it’s now or never if you want to save your yard for the summer months ahead while learning how to protect one of the most precious resources in Utah:…

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6 Simple ideas for better home showings

Once you’ve decided to list your home it’s time to make sure buyers love it as much as you did. That said, leaving a home in an overly loved and lived-in condition could detract from its best features—rather than enhance them. Most importantly, buyers need a home to be as much as a “blank slate”…

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5 helpful home inspection reminders

Don’t overlook your home inspection. This step of the home buying process is critical to a successful transaction. An important part of the negotiation between a homeowner, who is typically vested in selling a home quickly for the best price, and a buyer, who needs to ensure the home they’re purchasing is well-kept and is…

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Meet your friendly Wasatch Front communities

With the real estate market continuing to stay hot, more people are considering a move in the near future. Like other growing communities, the Salt Lake City area and towns along the Wasatch Front are welcoming new companies, families and young professionals looking for a dramatic change of scenery, healthy work-life balance and friendly, sustainable…

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