dennis burgess: An Inspirational Way To Live - 07/30/14 07:49 AM
An Inspirational Way To Live

An Inspirational Way To Live
 
Amid the Wacky Wednesdays of today and the Turn Back The Clock Thursdays of tomorrow, I wanted to pause for a moment and remember the late Dr. Randy Pausch (1960-2008).
 
On September 18th, 2007, Randy Pausch gave the last lecture of his career at Carnegie Mellon University- "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"- indeed, the "Last lecture" of his life.  Through it, he and his memory have taught many a better way to live.
 
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we … (4 comments)

dennis burgess: Beautiful Longwood/Sweetwater pool home: 4/2...2,368 s/f...$325,000 - 07/27/14 06:05 AM
Beautiful Longwood pool home for sale: 207 Palmetto Concourse, 4BR/2BA...2,368 s/f...$325,000

    
Beautiful Longwood pool home for sale: 207 Palmetto Concourse, 4BR/2BA...2,368 s/f...$325,000

Hi, 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 Longwood pool home for sale.
This pool home in Longwood's Sweetwater Oaks community offers over 2,300 s/f!  You'll enjoy the full-equipped kitchen with all major appliances- and you have to see the spacious Living Room, Family Room and Master Bedroom that checks in at 16x14.
This home's flooring is a mix of carpet, … (10 comments)

dennis burgess: Stunning Altamonte Springs pool home: 4BR/4BA...3,742 s/f...$575,000 - 07/26/14 06:36 AM
Stunning Altamonte Springs pool home for sale: 1279 Sydney Court, 4BR/4BA...3,742 s/f...$575,000
      
     
Stunning Altamonte Springs pool home for sale: 1279 Sydney Court, 4BR/4BA...3,742 s/f...$575,000
 
Hi, 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 Altamonte Springs pool home for sale.
This spacious pool home in the gated Eden Park Estates community offers over 3,700 s/f!  Amazing eat-in kitchen?  Check.  The one you'll find in this Altamonte Springs treasure has granite counters, an upgraded stainless appliance package, a breakfast bar, a pantry … (4 comments)

dennis burgess: Turning back the clock, Wednesday-style: Orlando foreclosure photos - 07/23/14 07:41 AM
Turning back the clock, Wednesday-style: Orlando foreclosure photos
 
Turning back the clock, Wednesday-style: Orlando foreclosure photos
 
I stumbled across a couple of these while looking for some other photos on a flash drive earlier today.  Thinking back- and not too far back, I recall making a trip over to this house to inspect it for a bank who had just bounced out the former owners.
 
This was one of the first 2 or 3 that I'd looked at, and I recall the stark difference between this place and the one I'd visited an hour or so prior … (12 comments)

dennis burgess: Total Realty Corp- Let the CareFest Begin... - 07/22/14 08:57 AM
Total Realty Corp- Let the CareFest Begin...                 Total Realty Corp- Let the CareFest Begin...
 
That's right.  You guessed it.  The month of August is just around the corner, and we at Deland's Total Realty Corp are gonna be gettin' our CareFest on!
 
Throughout the month of August, Total Realty Corp will be celebrating 10 years of serving the folks of Central Florida and their real estate needs by serving the folks of Central Florida- specifically those in the West Volusia County area.
 
Information on the month's events will be updated and events will be added as August … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Should you let your owners/tenants handle repairs? - 07/22/14 07:51 AM
Should you let your owners/tenants handle repairs?

(photo: cheezburger.com)
 
Should you let your owners/tenants handle repairs?
 
http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/05/29/landlord-manual-labor-poll/
 
This is an age-old question in Property Management-land, of course- and it typically comes in one of these scenarios:
1) You're managing a single family home, townhome or condo for an owner who tells you he's "really handy" and has "handled things like that before", or
2) You have a tenant living in a single family home, townhome or condo you manage who tells you he's "really handy" and has "handled things like that before"
I'll answer the question … (8 comments)

dennis burgess: Through The Fire: My Under The Influence(s) Contest Entry, Part 2 - 07/17/14 07:08 AM
Through The Fire:  My Under The Influence(s) Contest Entry, Part 2
 
"It's then I am reminded I've never been forsaken
I've never had to stand the test alone....
He never promised that the cross would not get heavy
And the hill would not be hard to climb
He never offered our victories without fighting
But he said help would always come in time"
- "Through the Fire", The Crabb Family
 
 
After my post talking of my life's influences themselves, some of you may be thinking or wondering "Where do things stand at this point?  How have eight truly … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Under The Influence(s)- An Entry Into My Own Contest - 07/14/14 05:10 AM
Under The Influence(s)- An Entry Into My Own Contest
 
WARNING:  This could be a tough read for some.  From the beginning of my Under The Influence(s) contest, I've planned on writing an entry myself (understanding, of course, that I can't get any kind of prize).  I'll take no offense if folks don't read the whole thing- as part of it is a brutally honest, hard-hitting piece of writing that will make some uncomfortable.  Before I begin, I'll stress two things for folks to keep in mind: 1) I'm fine- don't worry about me, and 2) I don't intend to elicit … (10 comments)

dennis burgess: Oviedo/UCF area home for rent: great 3BR/2BA...1,565 s/f...$1,350/mo - 07/13/14 01:45 PM
Oviedo/UCF area home for rent: 1068 Kelly Creek Circle, 3BR/2BA...1,565 s/f...$1,350/mo
                 
 
Oviedo/UCF area home for rent: 1068 Kelly Creek Circle, 3BR/2BA...1,565 s/f...$1,350/mo

Available: 8/7/14
Monthly rent includes lawn care!

Hi, 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 Oviedo/UCF-area home for rent.
This Twin Rivers home has a fully-equipped kitchen with a pantry and all major appliances.  Home also has washer/dryer combination for your convenience.

Call Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess directly at 205-445-4755 and set a … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: Davenport pool home for rent: Wildflower Ridge 4BR/3BA....$1,350/mo - 07/13/14 06:20 AM
Davenport pool home for rent: 324 Wildflower Road, 4BR/3BA...2,218 s/f...$1,350/mo
           
 
Davenport pool home for rent: 324 Wildflower Road, 4BR/3BA...2,218 s/f...$1,350/mo

Available: NOW

Monthly rent includes pool care!
 
Hi, 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 spacious Davenport pool home for rent.
This great home in the Wildflower Ridge community offers over 2,200 s/f- with 4 bedrooms and an office/bonus!  It's fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances and a pantry- and an inside laundry room has washer/dryer hook-ups … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: District Conference re-cap: nice- but were any lives changed? - 07/13/14 05:47 AM
District Conference re-cap:  nice- but were any lives changed?

District Conference re-cap:  nice- but were any lives changed?
 
Last week, I was one of a number of folks attending our Florida Realtors (FR) District 12 Conference, "Productivity and Profit".  It was an interesting day for the most part (though some parts of it did drag- I can't lie).  The agenda included talk of Realtors and technology, how Realtors can get global business, the state of Florida's economy and its impact on Realtors, a Top Producer panel and a "Meet the Candidates" type of forum that introduced us to those … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: On this 4th of July, Happy Independence Day! - 07/03/14 07:10 PM
On this 4th of July, Happy Independence Day!

On this 4th of July, Happy Independence Day!
As we celebrate the 238th anniversary of the year of our young nation's birth, my thoughts drift to the words of President John Adams, who in a letter to his wife Abigail remarked of the occasion that
"it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
I agree- and may fireworks rain down from sea to shining sea … (12 comments)

dennis burgess: 4th...err...3rd of July Orlando: Red, Hot and Boom! - 07/03/14 06:57 AM
4th 3rd of July Orlando: Red, Hot and Boom!
         
4th 3rd of July Orlando: Red, Hot and Boom!
 
Not much time left to post today!  I'm getting ready to head down the road just a bit to Crane's Roost Park in Altamonte Springs- home to a quaint little fireworks spectacular known as Red, Hot and Boom!
 
Start with a waterfront park that looks a like the first photo above, add in over 300,000 of your closest friends- and you've got your Red, Hot and Boom goin' on!
 
Not able to make it here in time … (0 comments)

dennis burgess: Wacky Wednesday: How's this for curb appeal? - 07/02/14 02:55 PM
Wacky Wednesday: How's this for curb appeal?



Wacky Wednesday: How's this for curb appeal?
     This is just down from my place a bit.  As I passed by and saw this earlier today (this must have burned down in the last day or so), I couldn't help but wonder...
"How's this gonna help the poor sap trying to sell the place next door?"
Dang...
Wacky Wednesday: How's this for curb appeal?
(2 comments)

dennis burgess: Those Awkward Moments #3: No high-five for you! - 06/30/14 04:16 PM
Those Awkward Moments #3: No high-five for you!

Those Awkward Moments #3: No high-five for you!

As I said the other day, I've had a number of awkward moments over the course of my years in property management.  I've already written about two of those moments, yet I've saved for last the moment which without argument stands alone as the most awkward moment of my property management life.

Setting the stage... I managed a good number of properties in my native Birmingham, Alabama- and back in 2006 I probably did more work on a day-to-day basis than I … (4 comments)

dennis burgess: Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest - 06/30/14 06:29 AM
Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest

Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest
 
It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...
 
While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe to say that we've all had folks who have influenced us over the course of our careers.  Be they parents, friends, managers, brokers or others, our career paths have been influenced in a number of ways by those around us.
 
I've always said that we have no choice … (245 comments)

dennis burgess: Those Awkward Moments #2- Your kid's biting me! - 06/29/14 06:37 AM
Those Awkward Moments #2- Your kid's biting me!

The Awkward Moments #2- Your kid's biting me!
 
 
As with my first Awkward Moments post, I mentioned how I've had a number of them over the years.  I've narrowed 'em down to the 3 best ones (or worst ones) I can recall.
 
Awkward Moment #2 was a truly awkward one that came about during a showing a few years ago.  I'd set a showing of a 3BR place- and was to meet a single dad and his 2 kids.
 
Although it'd have no effect on any application he … (4 comments)

dennis burgess: Those Awkward Moments #1- Trip to the hospital - 06/28/14 04:18 AM
Those Awkward Moments #1- Trip to the hospital

Those Awkward Moments #1- Trip to the hospital
 
I've surely had a number of awkward moments over the course of my 13 years in the real estate/property management business.  While I realize I'll only be gettin' points for one of these, I had a hard time choosing between my top 3 awkward moments- so I'll write about each of them.
 
Awkward Moment #1 is a no-brainer.  This awkward moment came about while I was showing a condo back in '05/'06 or so.  My pre-screening of the prospect was normal- this was … (4 comments)

dennis burgess: Oviedo townhome for rent: Copper Chase 3BR/2.5BA...1,812 s/f...$1,425 - 06/28/14 03:34 AM
Oviedo townhome for rent: 423 Penny Royal Place , 3BR/2.5BA...1,812 s/f...$1,425/mo
      
Oviedo townhome for rent: 423 Penny Royal Place , 3BR/2.5BA...1,812 s/f...$1,425/mo
 
Available: 7/1/14
 
Hi, 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 spacious Oviedo townhome for rent.
 
This great end unit in the gated Copper Chase community offers over 1,800 s/f- with 3 bedrooms and a loft!  It's fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances, upgraded counters, lots of storage space and a large pantry.  An inside laundry room has a washer/dryer … (2 comments)

dennis burgess: Lake Mary townhome for rent: spacious Lake Mary Landings 3/3....$1,595 - 06/28/14 03:17 AM
Lake Mary townhome for rent: 889 Stonechase Lane, 3BR/3BA...2,176 s/f...$1,595/mo
      
Lake Mary townhome for rent: 889 Stonechase Lane, 3BR/3BA...2,176 s/f...$1,595/mo

Available: 7/15/14

Hi, 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 townhome for rent.
This spacious unit in the gated Lake Mary Landings community offers nearly 2,200 s/f!   It's well-equipped kitchen has all major appliances, upgraded counters with great tile accents, and an inside laundry room has washer/dryer hook-ups for your convenience.
Unit has a mix of carpet, tile and … (0 comments)

 
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