Investment Property Geeks of Charlotte is the podcast that will teach you everything you need to know about the most critical function of buy and hold real estate: management. We're your pros, Chris and Jesse. Join us as we roll up our sleeves and give you practical and powerful strategies and tips to maximize your property’s potential and build enduring wealth.

Whether you are a newbie exploring investment properties, you have a home being professionally managed or you are a seasoned investor managing yourself, this Podcast is for YOU!


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Makin' Money with Tax Loopholes

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Today we’re going to talk about how to (legally) take the most advantage from your rental property. Tax law is something that many property owners don’t know much about but can provide a lot of additional return. Everyone has a different level of experience with the tax law and knowing what to expect and budget.As a real estat...
Accounting and Why it Should Excite You

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

We’re going to talk about legal ways you don’t have to pay taxes… and that should excite just about anybody!Here’s the reality: the IRS wants you to invest in real estate. We’ve talked before about how your investment property is a briefcase full of money. Your goal is to grow it as fast as possible. Go...
The Beginning of the End: Move-Outs & Security Deposit Disposition

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Disclaimer: we are not attorneys. Nothing we cover in this episode of the Investment Property Geeks is legal advice. We are both licensed real estate brokers, so we can speak authoritatively in that sense, but nothing that follows will constitute legal counsel.With all tenants, the day will arrive when it’s time to move-out. And, as...
Lease Renewals: The Art of Negotiating

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

This episode of the Investment Property Geeks of Charlotte is all about lease renewals and tenant negotiations. There are many reasons this conversation is important. One of the most expensive things that can happen in a rental business or with an investment property is turnover. Damage can occur during move out, which of course cost...
Tenants, Toilets & Termites... Oh My!: Property Maintenance

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Preventative maintenance is all about the regular tasks that all property managers or property owners need to be doing to protect their investment. There are certain items that everyone needs to be aware of. In this episode of the Investment Property Geeks of Charlotte, hosts Chris Claflin and Jesse Mancuso also cover emergency maintenanc...
The Routine Walk-Thru

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Let’s start by admitting it: this is one of the most-overlooked parts of managing a property. Whether you are managing your own investment property or are a property manager for numerous properties, it can be hard to prioritize. First, because it’s routine and time-consuming. We do at least a couple hundred walk-throughs a yea...
Good Cop, Bad Cop: Rent Collection & Lease Enforcement

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

There are so many questions to ask when it comes to rent collection and lease enforcement. How do I collect rent? What do I do if a tenant doesn’t pay? How do I tell them I’m evicting them? This can be one of the most anxiety-ridden parts of being a property manager. No one wants to evict a tenant or inform them of a violati...
Movin' on Up!: Mastering the Move-in Process

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The move-in process is not particularly fun for anyone. At any moment, the day could turn into a nightmare for the tenant and for you. This is why it is so important to make sure that this already stressful day isn’t even more anxiety-ridden. When your tenants walk in, you want them to feel relieved in their new home. . . not frus...
Russian Roulette: Tenant Screening & Selection

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Getting tenant screening and selection right significantly mitigates risk. One of the first things prospective owners and property investors want to know is how to screen tenants. Whether you are a property manager or a property owner, screening tenants is a make it or break it situation. The ideal tenant is clean, quiet and pays on time...
Cover Your Assets: Risk Mitigation & Insurance

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

No one ever wants to be forced to use their insurance. As real estate investors with multiple properties, we’ll all have to file claims at some point. There are several things you can do to minimize claims, such as: Thorough background checksConsistent property inspectionsPreventative maintenanceKnowing your propertyNo matter...

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