Posts by Top Properties

When Will My Property Manager Contact Me?

Property Manager Contacting Client

If you have not talked to your property manager before this email, it may be due to the timing and our pursuit to have your property listed as soon as possible.  Feel free to reach out to them, or they will be calling you shortly to say “hi” and discuss your property with you. Your…

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Getting Your Home Ready for Showings When Owner Occupied

Real Estate Agent Showing A Couple A House

Below are a few answers to questions we regularly receive when the showing process begins for your property.  Other questions may come up, and your property manager will be an excellent resource for you for questions specific to your property. Can I restrict my availability of showing the property to a few days a week?…

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How Do I Change My Tax Address?

Copy of Tax Documents for Rental Property

Changing your tax address is an important part of the rental process.  This alerts the county and city that the property is no longer owner-occupied.  This is important when tax information is sent out, or when they need to get a hold of you.  The links below will get you to the right site to…

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Top Properties Pre-Lease Cleaning Process

Getting your rental property cleaned

Starting your property off on the right foot as a rental makes all the difference in the world.  The first impression your new tenants have of the property sets the stage for a successful relationship in the future.  Everyone is on edge around moving time, and making sure their move goes well is important. Frequently…

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Updating Your Insurance to a Landlord Liability Policy

Landlord Insurance contract for property management

As you are embarking in investing in real estate, it is essential to make sure that you are covered to protect yourself through the process with a landlord liability policy.  Contacting your current insurance provider, or doing a quick search for insurers online, are both excellent resources for obtaining information on the policy change. This…

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Weed Control for Your Lawn

Weeding by hand at your rental property

The best weed control for your lawn starts with having a well-cared for lawn.  When your grass is thick and healthy, it can help by blocking out areas for weeds to even get started.  Keeping up on your lawn and feeding it regularly can help promote this density and squeeze those weeds out before they…

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How To Patch Your Lawn

Reseeding lawn patch

There are many solutions out there for patching dead spots in your lawn with grass seed.  You may be starting from scratch, patching some small grass areas, or replanting over pet stains, but here are some recommendations from Top Properties: If the dead spot was caused by a pet, the area will need to be…

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How To Tell If Your Rental Home Is Priced Correctly

Rental Property Price Balancing

This is a simplified way to go over our rental process, and the metrics we use to determine if the price of a home is generating the right amount of activity.  If your property rents for $2,700 per month or more, these metrics may be a little high based on activity levels, but is a…

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Should I Buy, Sell, or Hold a Condo in Denver in 2019?

Condo in Dener

Our current thoughts Predicting the future is obviously an inexact science, but currently this our take on it: get out!  That may be a bit strong of a statement, and there can be many reasons a condo in the right area of Denver may make sense for you and may have future appreciation potential, but…

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Selling A Tenant Occupied Property

Tenant occupied home

The ins and outs of selling a tenant occupied property are complex enough we thought the subject deserved its own article.  So, let’s dive in to some of the pros and cons of the situation: Pros -No vacancy time -Tenants may have nice furnishings for showing “staging” Cons -Hard to enter and schedule showings -May…

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