Central Ohio Real Estate News and Views

Managing Real Estate Broker - Rickert Property Management
I want to blog, but I have nothing......I only blog when I have a powerful thought, a message to get out there, something that can help others. I simply have no motivation to blog these last few weeks. I have been underwater at work kicking as hard as I can to keep my head above water. I hired 2 ...
I often here people say "I had an investment property but the tenants were bad so I sold" or "Why do my tenants leave every year?". So here is a thought for you: Tenants don't lease to move every year, moving is a hassle! Tenants move because of repairs not made, crappy homes, mean landlords, etc...
So I cancelled the newspaper yesterday. Not because I wanted to be huddled over my ipad to read the daily paper each day, or to save a few dollars, but because the paper couldn't be delivered to my house before I left for work making it irrelevant.  I don't go to the bank anymore. Not because I w...
Almost every day I get a call from someone who thinks that property managers have more power than we do...either referee or police power or able to give parenting lessons! ....the neighbors cat sits outside and stares at her cats in her windows making them agitated.....they are having company Tue...
Selling perhaps? Let's hope not! Its usually a bad idea to sell an investment property, what with the depreciation recapture, the low appreciation rate of investment real estate, the vultures (investors) waiting to get your property at a low price, the hassle of showing occupied rental property. ...
Are you looking for a new condo manager or management company? Want a better understanding of what they do and how they charge? Here is a helpful guide to choosing a new company that will solve your needs. Condo management fees depend on size, the needs of your community, how many meetings you ha...
Its the age old battle-"In this corner, representing higher prices, better service, more details, happier clients, the defending heavyweight champion: Quality" !  I know you have heard the announcements, witnessed the battle, heck-maybe you have had the battle yourself? Its always the same-do I p...
Own investment houses? Many times they are good investments, but there are three things investors hear that will make them cringe in their boots:  1.  Sir, this furnace has a cracked heat exchanger. And you never hear this mid-week, when its 70 degrees out, and have plenty of time to get estimate...
So that great investment property with the great tenants you just purchased...now what? Who will take care of it, sign new leases, collect rents, answer those 2 AM no heat calls? What about if they don't pay? Or decide to move and you need to turn the unit and re-rent?  For many investors its the...
So the day comes when you, the property owner, have had enough. Tired of calling, tired of leaving notes, tired of getting promises to pay next Friday. Its time to bite the bullet and realize they will never catch up and you need to move on.  So how do you do it? Either with an attorney or on you...

Dennis Swartz

ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI...experience counts!
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