Archives for August 2016

Apartment Facelift by Golden Rule Property Management

 Does Your Apartment Beg to be Lived in?

It Does if it’s Managed by Golden Rule Real Estate!

Golden Rule Real Estate Team knows how to turn outdated, dingy apartments into bright, inviting homes. We almost always begin with fresh paint, floors, and blinds. This greatly lightens and visually enlarges an apartment home. Then we replace old interior and closet doors with six-panel doors to make them last longer and look better. With a balanced budget, great maintenance, and competitive pricing, your apartment will show beautifully, and rent fast!

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Does Your Rental Property Need an Apartment Facelift?

If your apartment doesn’t meet your normally high standards and there’s no time to deal with it, call us! We enjoy local business relationships, volume discounts, and great product sources. Our hard-working, knowledgable staff works diligently for your benefit, taking your rental property from dingy to dynamite fast. Use Golden Rule for your rental property management needs. For more information on how Golden Rule can help you return to profitability quickly, visit us online or call 256-881-4522.


Residential Property Management by Golden Rule

Golden Rule Real Estate Team is in the business of helping people through residential property management.

We help people every day to realize their financial goals through real estate investments. Over the years, we have come to enjoy a priceless reputation for serving many highly satisfied clients. We challenge ourselves daily to follow the Golden Rule. Caring for people and their property with courtesy and attention to detail is our way of doing business.

Golden Rule Professional Property Management

Golden Rule Residential Property Management


Thank you very much for everything you have done and for managing to get respecting tenants for our house. I hope that they enjoy the house as much as I have. I really miss it a lot.

Margarite B.


If you’d like information on how we can help you with your residential property management needs, please contact us online or call 256-881-4522. We’ll answer all your questions and help you make some of the most important real estate management decisions you may ever face. Some of our goals are to get you the best tenants, who will stay a long time, and pay a solid rent on time… all with no hassle to you. When you are successful, so are we!

We get you the best tenants, who will stay a long time, and pay a solid rent on time... all with no hassle to you!



Golden Rule Real Estate means Rental Success

Let’s take a look at Golden Rule Real Estate Team’s

Keys to Rental Success

The following tips will help keep your tenants longer. Happy, long-term tenants mean fewer turnover costs, fewer vacancy costs. These trade secrets are also easy, fairly inexpensive ways to

get your property NOTICED!

  1.  Make your units the nicest in the area so those who live nearby want to live there and stay longer! 
  2. When installing new floors, opt for tile or vinyl. It lasts longer and is easier to clean.
  3.  Paint walls one color. Then paint trim, window frames, and doors another coordinating color for a classy look.
  4. Replace old blinds. New blinds cost less than cleaning old ones. They brighten appearance and give a feeling of added security to a prospective tenant.
  5. Use six panel wood doors instead of flat doors. With our connections they only cost $2.00 more per door. These doors look nicer, are less likely to be damaged, and last longer.
  6. Paint the front door.
  7. Paint the exterior when needed.
  8. Paint or power wash any fencing.
  9. Stripe the parking lot. A fresh parking lot says “classy apartment home”.

Tenant proof your units:

  1. Always use the same color paint and sheen so you can paint one wall instead of an entire unit when preparing for new tenants.
  2. Tile and vinyl last longer than carpet and don’t stain. Use tile or vinyl whenever possible.
  3. Replace glass with plexiglass where practical to minimize future breakage, saving replacement costs and time.
  4. Paint kitchen cabinets a dark brown satin exterior paint. This hides dirt/grease, is easy to clean, and repels water and moisture so cabinets last longer.

Don’t be the most expensive rental in the area! Vacancy is more expensive than the higher rents you might achieve. Residents will move to a lower-priced place when they find one, increasing your turnover and vacancy costs.

“Vacancy is more expensive than the higher rents you might achieve…”

Let Golden Rule Real Estate Team use our keys to rental success for you. For questions and more information, contact us online or give us a call at 256-881-4522.