AHM Blog

29 Jul

Protecting Your Property: How Property Management Companies Can Help Smooth the Rental Process

For the past month, I have been helping a friend renovate her brother’s rental house. This completely unplanned renovation occurred after the tenants who had been renting the house were evicted for being four months behind in their rent. The rental house is in the Shenandoah Valley, approximately 2 hours from...

10 Jul

Don’t Stress – Tips for Selecting the Right Management Company

For many owners, employing a management company is not just a financial decision but an emotional one as well.  Entrusting your home or investment property to others can be a difficult decision, especially to those moving out of the Washington, D.C. area.   I have always been a firm believer the...

10 Apr

New Real Estate Search App

Looking for a great mobile real estate search app? Stop looking! Avery-Hess, Realtors is proud to announced the release of their Real Estate home search App utilizing GPS-based Multiple Listing Service (MLS) search technology to allow consumers and Agents to search the MLS in real time, giving them the most...

20 Feb

List For Rent With Or Without A Current Tenant

Spring is right around the corner and that means it's prime rental season in the Washington, D.C. area. From Arlington to Reston to Bethesda, landlords and Real Estate Agents are preparing for yet another busy season that will bring multiple applications and high rents. One of the questions landlords most frequently...

01 Jun

Resources for the Tenant Screening Process

While browsing rental advice websites, I stumbled across a gem. According to RentalCreditChecks.org, “64% of landlords are content to entrust their house to tenants depending on little more than a hunch.” That is an overwhelming number of landlords who base their opinion of a potential tenant on insufficient knowledge. Thankfully, with the...