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Dave Sweyer

Owner and Broker, Sweyer Property Management
BIO

After working for GE and Allied Signal for several years, Dave Sweyer joined his family’s real estate business in 1998. Not long after joining the family business, Dave embarked upon starting a long-term residential rental company  

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Residential Real Estate
Dec 4, 2019

Is It Time To Adjust The Rental Rate On Your Investment Property?

Just as with any industry, the rental housing market experiences lots of changes — some occur rather quickly, others over longer periods of time. With that, investment property owners must ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 15, 2019

Learning The Language Of Property Management

When embarking upon purchasing your first investment property and preparing it for the rental market, you'll likely come across some words and phrases you aren't very familiar with. Like many ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 1, 2019

Is Your Investment Property Ready For New Tenants?

Getting your investment property ready for the rental market is one of the most important steps you can take in ensuring you get a good return on your investment. If a property hits the market unprepa ...

Residential Real Estate
Oct 23, 2019

The Plus Side of Hiring a Professional Property Management Company

If you own an investment property or are considering purchasing one, chances are you’ve weighed out the pros and cons of hiring a professional property management company versus handling managem ...

Residential Real Estate
Oct 1, 2019

Preparing Your Property for Cooler Weather

Now that the fall season has arrived in the Cape Fear region, it is a good time to consider what maintenance projects may need attention around your home. Fall is a great time to evaluate the conditio ...

Residential Real Estate
Sep 12, 2019

Effective Marketing for Your Investment Property

Effective marketing is essential to getting proper exposure for your investment property — how else will people know there is a house to rent if it isn't being advertised? In today's tec ...

Residential Real Estate
Sep 1, 2019

The Perks of Owning — and Keeping — Investment Properties

Owning rental property can oftentimes prove to be one of the soundest investments you make. Real estate has for years been considered a more reliable investment than other types of investments like st ...

Residential Real Estate
Aug 16, 2019

Have You Done Your Hurricane Homework?

Many in the Cape Fear region took quite a hit when Hurricane Florence rolled through in September of last year. With the most active period of hurricane season upon us yet again, we at Sweyer Property ...

Residential Real Estate
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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