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Dave Sweyer

Owner and Broker, Sweyer Property Management
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Dave Sweyer joined his family’s real estate business in 1998 after working for GE and Allied Signal in increasing roles of responsibility in operations management. Shortly after going to work at Sweyer Property Management, he star  

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Other Jul 28, 2016

What You Should Know About Managing Your Own Rental

We get calls to our office all the time from owners who have tried to self-manage their rental properties. They are to the point where something had gone wrong and they are done with the process. In ...

Other Jul 21, 2016

Lawn Care At Your Wilmington Rental Property

It saddens me when rental properties sit with neglected lawns and overgrown weeds. If property owners want to increase occupancy rates (and rental prices), the lawn is a great place to start. And ...

Other Jul 14, 2016

Maintaining And Protecting The Air Conditioning At Your Rental Property

Summer in the Cape Fear region is hot and humid. If you have rental properties, you are required to provide air conditioning to tenants. And for all parties involved, it is important that your air con ...

Other Jun 30, 2016

What Can A Property Manager Do For You?

Misty Marshburn-Smith is originally from Jacksonville, N.C., and joined the team here at Sweyer Property Management in 2007. Marshburn-Smith has been in the property management industry for more than ...

Other Jun 24, 2016

Five Details That Make A Big Difference To Your Rental Property

A rental property can be a wonderful investment, if someone is renting it. The good news is that there are things you as a property owner can do to help your occupancy rate stay high and your rental i ...

Other Jun 17, 2016

How To Handle Difficult Renters

No matter how much you prepare, sometimes it happens: difficult renters.   There are some big problems with renters that are more frequent than others and these can include renters disturbing t ...

Other May 24, 2016

Rental Property Dos And Don’ts: Trash Collection

There are a few things that sneak up on property owners and surprise them when it comes to managing their rentals. One of those things is trash collection.   Owners aren’t always aware of ...

Residential Real Estate May 17, 2016

Purchasing Property Before Sales Prices Get Too High

While we all remember the housing crash a few years ago, reports coming in are projecting that things are generally on an upswing now and we're tasting recovery. And as I have shared before, I thi ...

Residential Real Estate May 6, 2016

Why Your Property Isn’t Renting

So you’ve taken the step to invest in rental properties. Of course, we think you’ve made the right choice. From building wealth to tax advantages, there are many good reasons to own rental ...

Other Apr 28, 2016

Helping Military Families With Housing In Wilmington

Tracy Maurer is the daughter of a retired Navy commander, which means she’s lived in many different places growing up, including Japan. When her father retired, Tracy’s family settled in h ...

Other Apr 21, 2016

Why You Should Invest Your Tax Refund In Income Property

Tax time has come and gone. We hope you filed your taxes on time and, even more, we hope you have a refund coming your way! When trying to decide what to do with that refund, there are many opportunit ...

Other Apr 13, 2016

Ways To Upgrade The First Impression Of Your Rental Property

We all know that first impressions matter. This holds true when it comes to your rental property. If you want to maximize your property’s income, you have to make sure you aren’t scaring a ...

Residential Real Estate Mar 31, 2016

We’ve Gone Mobile To Meet The Growing Trend

Over the past year, we noticed an undeniable trend at Sweyer Property Management. We were getting more traffic to our website from mobile devices than desktop computers. This meant it was time for us ...

Other Mar 21, 2016

Managing The Online Reputation Of Your Rental Property

In the age of social media and online rating sites, the majority of potential renters start searching for a place to live using some type of mobile device or desktop computer. By using popular rental ...

Other Mar 9, 2016

Owning Rental Properties In A College Town

If you own rental properties in Wilmington close to the beautiful UNC Wilmington campus, it is guaranteed that you will have college students interested in your property. Having a rental property t ...

Financial Feb 25, 2016

When To Hold On To Your Investment Property

When you buy investment property, at some point down the road you will question if it’s time to sell or hold on to it. Everyone hears horror stories of investors waiting too long … or sel ...

Other Feb 22, 2016

The State Of The Rental Housing Market In Wilmington, N.C.

With a continually changing and growing real estate rental market, I find it’s important to reflect on the past as well as look at the trends and growth that will carry us through this year. &n ...

Other Feb 15, 2016

Security Deposit Tips For Rental Properties

Requiring a security deposit is one of the standard components of renting out your investment property. Holding a deposit benefits the owner as it protects you from paying out of pocket for repairs th ...

Residential Real Estate Jan 14, 2016

Four Questions To Ask A Rental Property Management Company

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to hire a rental property management company for your rentals.  As we’ve discussed before, the decision to take this step was surely influenc ...

Residential Real Estate Dec 9, 2015

Fair Housing Has Tremendous Implications For Landlords

As I mentioned in a previous article, owning rental property can be an effective strategy for building wealth. Navigating federal and state fair housing laws can be extremely complex; it’s criti ...

Financial Nov 19, 2015

The Tax Advantages Of Owning Rental Properties

With the end of the year approaching, many of us are being distracted by visions of sugar plums and thoughts of the holidays. For investors, business owners and contractors, however, it’s a time ...

Financial Oct 26, 2015

Find A Higher Profit Margin By Reducing Vacancy Rates

Raising the rent on a rental property may seem like an easy way to increase profits, but reducing vacancies is a more effective strategy. While it is important to ensure that rents keep pace with infl ...

Residential Real Estate Oct 5, 2015

Five Topics To Consider Before Purchasing A Condo

Buying a condominium or a townhome can be a great way to start investing in real estate. The cost is relatively low compared to purchasing a single family home, and many of the neighborhoods where con ...

Business Growth Sep 18, 2015

How To Start Investing In Real Estate

Investing in real estate may sound like a great idea (see my article  on the topic), but the amount of detail and the number of steps involved can be intimidating, even for the most experien ...

Residential Real Estate Sep 1, 2015

What To Consider When Self-Managing Your Rental Property

Many investors think that self-managing a rental property is just a matter of finding a nice tenant who pays on time. The reality is that there are many details and laws that pertain to managing a ren ...

Residential Real Estate Aug 20, 2015

Curb Appeal Is Important – Even for Rental Properties

It never fails to surprise me when I hear a property owner tell me that it isn’t worth the effort to improve the curb appeal of their home, since “it’s just a rental.” After al ...

Residential Real Estate Aug 1, 2015

Owning Real Estate Is An Effective Strategy For Building Wealth

Compared with every other investment product out there, real estate has no equal. This point is compounded after considering that interest rates are still hovering at all-time lows, and purchasing rea ...

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