The Best Student Housing Blogs From 2015 - For Landlords

Monday, January 4, 2016

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2015 marked our second full-year of weekly blogging about the student housing industry. We’ve compiled some of our best blogs for landlords from 2015. To read the full article, click on one of the images below.

1. It should come as no surprise that most young renters have never actually written a check. We investigate some of the various ways landlords can accept rent payments and highlight the ones which are more convenient for student tenants. 


2. Student renters are somewhat of a unique breed of tenants. Quite commonly, they have unique needs and don’t have any rental or credit history, which can make the screening process more difficult. To help landlords with this process, we’ve compiled a few tips for screening prospective student tenants.


3. Just because a city has a large university or college student population, doesn't necessarily make it a good place to invest in student housing. In this blog, we take a look at several considerations to evaluate whether or not a city has good investment potential for student housing. 


4.  Student tenants specifically come with their own set of unique expectations and some common problems that may be encountered. In this blog, we list ten of the most common complaints voiced by student renters and insight on how to effectively handle these issues.


5. In saying ‘meet the parents’, we’re not referring to that comedy with Ben Stiller and Robert Deniro.  We’re talking about meeting the decision-makers in student housing – the student’s parents. In this blog, we discuss the importance of managing parent's expectations for student housing. 


6. Many student renters will change up their accommodation each passing year, making landlords constantly on the hunt for new tenants. But what if you could keep student tenants for their entire academic career?


7. The age-old saying 'quality is better than quantity' holds particularly true when it comes to rental marketing and leasing. A ton of rental leads may give the illusion of marketing success; but if they aren’t qualified leads, is this really a successful marketing strategy? The answer is no, and we discuss why. 


SEE ALSO: The Best Student Housing Blogs From 2014 - For Landlords

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