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What has a greater impact on your wealth, your savings rate or the returns you earn on your investments? A recent analysis by Pension Partners offers some decisive proof that savings rate trumps ROI, demonstrating that discipline matters more than clever...read more
It's been a good few years for property owners. And it looks like it's only getting better. We're partnered with credit bureau Transunion so we can provide full credit reports, criminal background checks and eviction reports for our landlords and property managers....read more
Singlemomhood, is that even a word? If not, perhaps it should be. I mean parenthood is a word! Recently, just for “gits and shiggles” as they say, I posted on Facebook: “I remember being a single mom back in the day! It’s hard! Hey single parents: what do you think is...read more
(Spoilers below, beware!) Property law hasn’t changed that much since the days of Medieval England, and the laws of supply and demand remain constants of capitalist economies. Sure, the details of real estate zoning and inheritance/estate law can shift, but the...read more
When you think of wealthy individuals, do you think of playboy heirs and vapid heiresses? Or perhaps slovenly lottery winners? People who just stumbled or lucked their way into wealth? Maybe you picture self-indulgent tycoons, with eight cars and four homes...read more
Being a parent is endless work. And if entrepreneurship also requires endless work, then what is infinity multiplied by infinity? Then double the responsibilities again, for a single mom. And, stay with me here, imagine that our heroine also invests in real...read more
An aspiring rental investor named Derick reached out to us for advice, as he starts down the road of buying income properties. His questions touched so many issues faced by new investors that we decided to answer him publicly, in the form of a blog post! Derick...read more
How quickly could you reach financial independence, if you could live on half your income and invest the rest? When would you be able to retire, with that change in the math? Probably within five years, and almost certainly under ten. Remember, financial...read more
It’s hard being a single parent. You’re constantly triaging all the demands on your time. You have a full-time job, full-time parenting responsibilities, and of course you have to manage a household entirely on your own. And that’s before you even think about...read more
Want a few quick ways to boost your rental property’s value? Or, for that matter, your home’s value? Pricing in real estate has little to do with what you paid for the property, or how much you spent improving it. Real estate values and rents are based on one...read more
Imagine what your life would look like with no rent or mortgage payment. A smile-worthy thought, eh? Especially given that 11 million Americans spend half (!) of their income on rent. Among homeowners, a shocking number spend a full third of their income on...read more
At first I was afraid. I was petrified. That was me at 23, when it came to real estate investing. I was interested in it, and saw everyone around me achieving success with it. But I waited on the sidelines. By 25, I was still clueless, but now I was cocky,...read more
Who Is Spark Rental?
Spark Rental was launched by two friends and former colleagues, Denise Supplee and Brian Davis, who wanted to help automate the rental process from soup to nuts.
Denise is a landlord, real estate agent and former property manager, who knows just how much work it can be to manage rental properties. She also happens to be a rental industry legal forms expert, having worked for a decade at what was the top legal forms service for landlords. Her first priority though? There is nothing more important to Denise than her family, who she makes time for no matter how crazy the business world gets.
Brian is a landlord and real estate investor, with 15 rental properties. A rental industry expert, he’s been interviewed by dozens of media outlets ranging from U.S. News & World Report to Realtor.com to Time Money and countless others. His motivation for starting this business was automating his rental properties so he could travel the world, and he has: Brian’s visited ten countries in the last year. His current base camp is Abu Dhabi, but he hails from Baltimore originally and nostalgizes frequently about his Fells Point townhouse and kooky family and friends.
Spark Rental originally launched as a free educational resource, but will soon be providing full-service rental automation. We have some incredible innovations our genius tech team is building out, that we are 100% positive will disrupt and revolutionize the rental industry. Stay in touch, join our mailing list, connect with us on social media, and we promise to keep you informed and entertained!