Landlord and Investor Education: Austin Landmark’s Property Management Blog

One of the ways that we share our experience is through our property management blog. We provide you with videos and articles that answer questions, share tips and advice, and help you judge the current state of the real estate market in Texas.
We provide this property management blog to help you navigate the challenges of owning a rental property. Whether you have one single home that you’re trying to manage on your own or you have an entire portfolio of investment homes that are professionally managed, you will receive useful information from our blogs.
You probably have a ton of reading material that you keep meaning to get to. You’re busy. You’re probably a little stressed. That’s why we keep our property management blogs brief. We won’t waste your time. Everything we talk about is relevant, and if you don’t have time to read what we’ve written, turn on the video, and listen to us while you’re catching up on paperwork.
We make it easy.

Answering Your Property Management Questions

You’ll find a lot of information on our property management blogs and in our videos. Maybe you’ve been wondering about something for a while. You’ll be relieved to find that it’s a common question among property owners.

If you have other questions that haven’t been covered in our property management blogs, be sure to let us know what’s on your mind. We create these blogs and videos with you in mind – we want to answer your questions and provide help where you need it. So, if you’re not sure about something and you don’t see it covered – reach out. We love hearing feedback and we love coming up with new ways to talk about our work as property managers.

From the Austin Landmark property management blog, you can expect information, education, and a little inspiration. We’re here to walk through the business of managing rental real estate with you. We’re here to help you through every part of the process – from managing taxes to budgeting for maintenance to turning over units.

We have been through it all. Our years of experience means we’ve made a few mistakes. You can benefit from those mistakes, and avoid making them yourself. You can also learn how to be a smarter investor, a better landlord, and a knowledgeable property owner.

Whether you’re a new investor, an accidental landlord, or an experienced member of the rental real estate community, we welcome you to our property management blog, and look forward to sharing ideas.

Austin Apartment Rents are Robust!

So what do apartment stats have to do with us investors in single family homes?  Well the two although dissimilar in design run parallel in absorption rates and rents, at least somewhat. A recent article in the Austin American Statesman regarding the sizzling Austin...

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1,000 New Non-Tech Jobs Coming to Austin!

Insurance giant, Progressive Insurance, as reported in the Austin American Statesman, will be bringing 1,000 new jobs here. This is all part of an overall hiring binge by Progressive to add 10,000 new jobs nationwide. So getting 10% of such a large pie is a lot. The...

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Get a Degree and you get to Rent

The headline doesn’t make sense but it is a true statement.  As taken from a recent article in REALTOR magazine, a recent federal study found that the cost of getting a college degree is keeping many grads from home ownership for about seven years.  I can personally...

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Renting vs. Buying – If I Could

As recently reported in RECON, an on line reporting firm for real estate professionals, a study by ATTOM Data Solutions 2019 Rental Affordability Report stated that for every $1,000 price increase of a home that 127,500 people are priced out of buying a home.  The...

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Austin’s Economy – Reading the Tea Leaves

A recent article in our local paper, the Austin American Statesman, had forecasts from many local economic gurus who gave their opinions on what to expect in 2019. In sum, this year should be similar as 2018 but perhaps not quite as robust as the national economy...

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ALPS is an excellent property management organization. They work with property owners to promptly handle tenant issues and ensure that properties are maintained to provide owners the best return on their investment.

Michelle

Apartments on the Rise

As reported recently in the Austin American Statesman, rents in Austin and in the Austin area continue to increase. A recent survey showed that the June rent hit an all-time high average of $1,350 a month up 5.6% from June 2018.  Charles Heimsath, a local real estate...

Investor Checklist | Tips for Purchasing Austin TX Rental Property

  We work hard to provide tips for purchasing Austin, TX rental property. One of the tools we provide is an investor checklist. Realtors and investors looking for Austin properties to buy can use the pointers and the tips that we have put together over the years....

ALPS | Guaranteed Services for Austin Property Management Clients

  Your Austin property management company should be able to offer you a guarantee that the services they promise will be the services they provide. At Austin Landmark Property Services, we are very proud of our guarantees. Today, we’re talking about our two main...

What People Say About Us

4.8 /5
142 Reviews

Aug 14, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Jessica
They are always responsive when there is a maintenance issue and find resolution quickly!
Aug 12, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Joseph
Great service from ALPS! They were very accommodating and were always helpful when we had any questions. These are great guys and I can't recommend them enough!
Jul 20, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Edward
ALPS does a good job of keeping the property in good condition and finding tenants who will take care of the home. They are always friendly and responsive. They are definitely on top of maintenance issues. When the HOA attempted to charge me for a trash can that had not been put away in time, the PM reviewed the photograph and proved that the trash can wasn't on my property. This resulted in the HOA's fee being returned.
Jul 10, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Michael
ALPS is a fantastic property management company. We came to ALPS with an eclectic and problematic property, and our manager Marc Witmer has maintained it with equal parts patience and perseverance. Class A kind of guy. You hire a manager to be effective - he is - but we didn't expect also to like him so much as a person. Highly recommended to all.
Jul 3, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Mark
We have recently started renting a property managed by ALPS, and they have more than exceeded our expectations making our move in and utilities set up seamless. They have been accommodating, available, polite and professional in every interaction. Reading property management reviews in general, you are always hesitant when moving, and the last thing you want to feel is less than important, but with ALPS we feel they are there to truly support us. We would definitely recommend ALPS.
Jun 21, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Kathryn
Austin Landmark Property Services (ALPS) took over the lease for another management company at an apartment I rented. Aside from 1 minor incident where ALPS hadn't been made aware that our unit was still occupied an agent opened our door for a showing. She was quite obviously mortified, as well as apologetic (I don't believe she was affiliated with ALPS). We let the potential tenants view the unit, mistakes happen. I did follow up and notify ALPS of the situation and they were extremely apologetic and we never had any other issues. Frankly we wish this company had taken over long before our lease ending because we would have stayed. It was such a relief because this company was so polite whereas the previous one was just so dang rude- it made no sense. My communications were with Michael Ebert who was both polite and diligent when addressing our concern for privacy. I was also very pleased to receive a voicemail thanking me for cleaning the apartment so well at move-out. He said it wasn't typical to be so clean. I got my entire security deposit back...which, by the way, was 2 months worth of rent bc of my cool ex's poor credit. Anyway, I got every penny back. So, for anyone complaining about not getting deposits back- hit me up because Nana really taught me how to clean well. Or, just clean the apartment. Tips: Don't leave any trash- if you have large items to throw out either donate, craigslist, or contact the city to have it removed Sweep and mop the floors Vacuum any Carpet Wash the toilet, shower, mirrors Give the windows a wash- why not- as least wipe them down Clean ceiling fans Check your baseboards- any majorly accumulated dust anywhere Clean your cabinets out (bathroom and kitchen) You might even wipe down the outside -especially in the kitchen by the stove. Simple green is your friend Clean your Fridge Clean the stove- inside and out (I recommend easyoff for inside stove) If any of your walls have scuff marks that can be wiped off- do it. Remove any nails and screws and sparkle the holes. View it from the perspective of a new tenant- you would like to have a clean place right? If you don't want to clean it, then you will pay because someone needs to clean it. If you would like your money back, clean the apartment. View it from the perspective of the property owner- how would you like to maintain the integrity of your property? Slumlord or pride in ownership? My experience is that I'd be more than happy to work with Austin Landmark Property Services again in the future.
Jun 11, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Enjoy
I live in rental property that ALPS manages. The staff always respond to a call and I am treated like a person not just a consumer. The property is well maintained. Letitia Parson
May 22, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Cindy
Best property management company! Very well-maintained property. Very responsive to maintenance issues. I only had maintenance issues a few times in the three years I rented the property but each time, I reported an issue, someone called me within a day to schedule repair. When I moved, they were very fair with return of my deposit. I would definitely rent from them again!
Jan 27, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Josephine
I used this services so many years that i had never had to worry about anythings relating to my rental property, the management took care of everything right away. I was very happy and satisfied with their management services. if I can invest again, definitely I would go back to their service and I highly recommend this to my friends and or family. Laihin
Jan 19, 2019
Google Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc Fred
We work with property management companies across the nations, and I have worked with ALPS for almost a decade. It’s a pleasure to work with Mike Ebert’s team because their business operates on super-efficient systems and processes. This makes it easy on their vendors - keeping our costs down - thereby reducing maintenance costs for ALPS’ homeowners. We highly recommend them to tenants and owners.

Want to Learn More?

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