dennis burgess: Missing Orlando Realtor FOUND.... - 08/29/15 09:53 AM
Missing Orlando Realtor FOUND....
Missing Orlando Realtor FOUND....
 
Yes, fellow ActiveRainers, I'm alive and well.  And no, I haven't really been missing missing- just missing from here for the better part of the year so far.
 
I never planned on being away so long, quite frankly.  As some might remember, I had had a long-held philosophical opposition to Facebook.  I finally relented and joined the dang site at the very end of December (and when I say very end, I mean New Year's Eve or very close to it) and even posted on here and mentioned something along the lines of "this won't keep … (3 comments)

dennis burgess: Verifying rental history- and the only question you really need to ask - 02/07/15 05:18 AM
Verifying rental history- and the only question you really need to ask
 
Verifying rental history- and the only question you really need to ask
 
An essential part of any application process is a reference from your prospective tenants' current (or previous) landlord.  But exactly how do you go about getting that?  What are some good questions to ask?  And is it true that everything can be summed up in one question?
 
Each Realtor/Property Manager is free to handle things as they see fit, of course- and as we all know, policies and procedures will vary from one office … (9 comments)

dennis burgess: A day in the Property Management life... - 12/10/14 10:56 AM
A day in the Property Management life...
 

(photo courtesy, LLC Property Management)

A day in the Property Management life...
 
I'd have to say a few (if not all of these) are pretty valid illustrations.  Much like the "Realtors work a few hours and get big ol' commission checks!" belief many seem to have, a number of misconceptions about Property Management-land remain as well.
 
So what might you add?  Whether Property Management or "sales side" Realtors, what are some of the misconceptions you encounter?
 
...And perhaps more importantly, what are some of them you've held?
 
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dennis burgess: Thanksgiving 2014 - 11/26/14 11:33 PM
Thanksgiving 2014

 
Thanksgiving 2014
 
"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name"- Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
 
On this Thanksgiving Day and every day, let us give thanks unto the Lord- for He will provide.
 
We're all different- occupying many different positions in life.  Some of us have soared to heights once beyond our wildest imaginations- while others among us may have fallen to depths which also seemed beyond our wildest and more tragic imaginations.  Today, one and all should give thanks equally- for God knows … (6 comments)

dennis burgess: Veterans Day 2014 - 11/10/14 11:51 AM
Veterans Day 2014




Veterans Day 2014
 
This day- and indeed, every day, I pause to remember my fellow veterans.
 
I remember those who have gone before me- ones who defeated Marxism, Communism and Fascism.  I remember those buried under Arlington's white headstones- most identified, some not.
 
I remember those who served in Korea and Viet Nam- both the ones who returned home to nothing resembling a heroes' welcome, and those who have never returned at all.  We remain vigilant and anticipate their return.
 
I remember a great number of friends I had the … (5 comments)

dennis burgess: Realtorin' With Narcolepsy... - 11/10/14 03:32 AM
Realtorin' With Narcolepsy...

Realtorin' With Narcolepsy...
 
Over the past few years, a number of folks have asked me about my narcolepsy- "What is it?", "How does it affect you?", "How does it impact your everyday life?", etc.  A few have even asked (and I presume innocently so) "You mean, narcolepsy is real?".  I figured I might as well write something about it.
 
Knocking out the latter (and perhaps most obvious) question first-  Yes, narcolepsy is real.  And despite the humor found in a character from Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, the "real life" version of narcolepsy is no joke.
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dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #73 - 11/07/14 09:27 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #73

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #73
 
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-west-palm-beach-police-car-crash-20141107-story.html
 
Folks around here will even run out in front of a cop car.  It seems like this young man will live to tell of his story- and I hope he tells others not to dart out into traffic!
West Palm boy struck by police cruiser recovering, his father says
Raymundo Perez told police he had yelled at his son numerous times for darting off the bus and sprinting across the street, police said.
But the parent's warnings weren't enough … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Lake Mary pool home for rent: 3BR/2BA...1,824 s/f...$1,700/mo - 11/07/14 08:48 AM
Lake Mary pool home for rent: 332 Oak Leaf Circle, 3BR/2BA...1,824 s/f...$1,700/mo

Lake Mary pool home for rent: 332 Oak Leaf Circle, 3BR/2BA...1,824 s/f...$1,700/moAvailable: NOWHi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Lake Mary pool home for rent.This spacious pool home on a corner lot in the Misty Oaks community offers over 1,800 s/f! It's well-equipped kitchen has all major appliances and an inside laundry room has washer/dryer hook-ups for your convenience.Home has hardwood flooring throughout- no carpet!  Split floor plan includes a great, open living … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #72 - 11/07/14 07:47 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #72

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #72
 
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/pedestrian-struck-killed-motorcycle-orlando/ngTKg/
 
This story from the summer is a bit interesting- pedestrians walking into the path of motorcycles is a bit rare.  This is another death under the watch of Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orlando Police Chief John W. Mina.
 
Pedestrian struck, killed by motorcycle in Orlando
 
A pedestrian died after being hit by a motorcycle in Orlando Thursday night.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the pedestrian was struck on Goldenrod Road near Colonial Drive around 8 … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #71 - 11/07/14 05:58 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #71

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #71
 
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-dui-crash-killed-pedestrian-lake-county/ngpPq/
 
This one's a bit interesting- as a guy who shouldn't have been drinking and driving hit and killed a guy who shouldn't have been standing in the middle of the road.
It's also interesting- in that when pedestrians are killed around here, the pedestrian is intoxicated twice as often as the driver involved.
 
This is a death falling under the watch of Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders.
 
FHP: Man arrested in DUI crash that killed pedestrian in … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #70 - 11/06/14 11:44 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #70

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #70
 
http://www.news965.com/news/news/local/pedestrian-hit-killed-smart-car-osceola-county/nhz64/
 
Quite frankly, my first reaction to this story was "Really?  I wouldn't imagine a Smart Car could hit someone hard enough to kill 'em".
 
Pedestrian hit, killed by Smart car in Osceola County
 
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.  Florida Highway Patrol reports that a pedestrian was hit and killed after walking into the path of a Smart car driven by a young woman in Osceola County.
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday on Orange Blossom Trail near … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #69 - 11/06/14 11:18 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #69

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #69
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-toddler-killed-trick-or-treating-20141101-story.html
 
The following tragedy from Halloween is hardly surprising.  As in the photos above that I took one day while watching a couple push their child in a stroller into the path of more than one vehicle, children learn at a terribly young age that walking into traffic is both a way of life- and death.
 
It's my hope that the neighbor mentioned in this story is prosecuted for his contribution to the death of this child.
 
Toddler … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #68 - 11/06/14 11:00 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #68

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #68
 
The answer to the question at the end of this story is clear:  like nowhere else in the world, folks around here are accustomed to walking into the paths of automobiles.
 
This is another death under the watch of Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orlando Police Chief John W. Mina.
 
http://www.wesh.com/news/pedestrian-taken-to-hospital-after-crash-in-orlando/29514862
 
ORLANDO, Fla. —A pedestrian was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center after a crash Monday night, according to the Orlando Fire Department.
 
Investigators said … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #67 - 11/06/14 10:45 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #67

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #67
 
Whether local folks or out-of-towners, the result is always the same when one chooses to step into the path of a car.  And in this case, there was no "strength in numbers".
 
This death was yet another falling under the watch of Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orlando Police Chief John W. Mina.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-benjamin-meza-dead-pedestrian-20141101-story.html
 
FHP: New York man killed crossing John Young Parkway
 
A New York man was killed crossing John Young Parkway early Saturday, a Florida … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #66 - 11/06/14 10:00 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #66

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #66
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-brian-orozco-fatal-accident-20141101-story.html
 
The following is an unfortunate incident that happened Halloween night.  The video above is footage I took myself- as this death wasn't too far from my place and I passed by it on the way home.
 
Out of respect for the dead here, I'll eschew a question I'd typically ask when reading this story- in wondering why a 14-year-old was trick-or-treating in the first place.  Instead, I'll point out the attitude of the boy- which he undoubtedly learned … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: Property Manager discusses renting to college students - 10/31/14 08:32 AM
Property Manager discusses renting to college students

Property Manager discusses renting to college students
 
My video series continues- with one today in which I discuss the various aspects of renting to college students.
 
Hope folks find a bit of value here.
 
Remember….. Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  Chances are pretty good that I’ll have an answer for you- and you’ll likely be able to help others who might also find value in the question and its answer!
 
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dennis burgess: Property Manager Discusses Pool Safety and Holiday Safety - 10/29/14 06:02 AM
Property Manager Discusses Pool Safety and Holiday Safety
 
 
Property Manager Discusses Pool Safety and Holiday Safety
 
In today's video, I discuss pool safety- and why it's as important towards the end of swimming season as it is at the beginning of it.  I also discuss a bit of holiday safety- specifically as it relates to dryer lint and the fire hazard it presents. 
 
As always, I hope folks find a bit of value here.
 
Remember- Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Manage-ment question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: I joined this Twitter thing- don't shoot! - 10/25/14 06:40 AM
I joined this Twitter thing- don't shoot!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I joined this Twitter thing- don't shoot!
 
Anyone who knows me fairly well has known of my long-held aversion to Twitter.  I remember when it went live years ago- and my thinking how absolutely ridiculous it seemed.  "What am I doing?"  None of your dang business, Twitter.
 
I can't recall who I was speaking with when I first said it, but my canned response whenever folks have asked me about Twitter over the past few years has … (9 comments)

dennis burgess: Property Management: your Longwood neighborhood expert - 10/23/14 02:45 AM
Property Management: your Longwood neighborhood expert

Property Management: your Longwood neighborhood expert
 
Video production continues… with this one in which I discuss both the importance of employing the services of a local or “neighborhood expert“- as well as how I can be your Longwood neighborhood expert.    Whether it’s Alaqua, Historic Longwood, Sweetwater or anywhere else in Longwood- let’s discuss how I can help you!
  
Hope folks find a bit of value here.
 
Remember- Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  Chances are pretty good that I’ll have an answer for … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: Property Management: Lake Mary neighborhood expert - 10/22/14 07:48 AM
Property Management: Lake Mary neighborhood expert
 

 
Property Management: Lake Mary neighborhood expert
 
Video production continues… with this one in which I discuss both theimportance of employing the services of a local or “neighborhood expert“- as well as how I can be your Lake Mary neighborhood expert.
 
Whether it’s Heathrow, Magnolia Plantation, The Cove, Chase Groves, Manderley, Fountain Parke or elsewhere in Lake Mary- let’s discuss how I can help you!
 
Hope folks find a bit of value here.
 
Remember- Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video … (0 comments)

 
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