linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #74 - 11/25/14 05:54 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #74

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #74
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-charles-davis-jr-dead-bus-20141108-story.html
 
This is a story from the Ocala area that would be somewhat amusing were it not for the tragic ending- guy leaves strip club and walks backwards into the path of a bus...
 
This incident falls under the watch of Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham and Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair.
 
Man killed by bus after walking into street while arguing with strip club staff
 
An Ocala man arguing with staff outside a strip club walked … (0 comments)

linkedin: 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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linkedin: 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)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #65 - 11/06/14 09:20 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #65

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #65
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-wheelchair-struck-vehicle-osceola-county-20141011-story.html
 
It's not just the able-bodied among us that refuse to obey our traffic laws.  The following fell under the watch of Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell.
 
For the second day in a row, a man in a wheelchair has been struck and killed by a vehicle in Osceola County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
 
A 69-year-old man was crossing U.S. 192 near Oren Brown Road when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Ralph Ratledge, … (0 comments)

linkedin: 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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linkedin: Property Management FAQ- "What if something breaks?" - 10/30/14 10:58 AM
Property Management FAQ-  "What if something breaks?"

 
Property Management FAQ-  "What if something breaks?"

My video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss a Frequently Asked Question that comes from both owners and tenants alike: "What if something breaks?"
 
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 … (2 comments)

linkedin: Total Realty Corp- now in Sanford! - 10/30/14 10:41 AM
Total Realty Corp- now in Sanford!

Total Realty Corp- now in Sanford!
 
In today's video, I discuss Total Realty Corp's new Sanford, FL office- and how the company voted Volusia County's "Best Real Estate Company" and "Best Property Management Company" can help you buy a home, sell your home or find a great tenant for your home. 
 
As always, I 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 … (0 comments)

linkedin: 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)

linkedin: Local Property Management: Apopka local expert - 10/23/14 02:57 AM
Local Property Management: Apopka local expert

Local Property Management: Apopka local 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 Apopka neighborhood expert.
 
Whether it’s Arbor Ridge, Rock Springs Ridge, The Palms, Wekiva, Hunt Club, Piedmont Lakes, Wekiva Glen, Wekiva Cove, Bear Lake, Emerald Estates or elsewhere in Apopka- 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 … (2 comments)

linkedin: FAQ Series: Do you screen your tenant prospects? - 10/20/14 09:20 AM
FAQ Series: Do you screen your tenant prospects?
 

 
FAQ Series: Do you screen your tenant prospects?

In today's new video, I discuss Total Realty Corp's screening process with regard to tenant prospects.

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!
 
FAQ Series: … (6 comments)

linkedin: FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security Deposits - 10/20/14 09:04 AM
FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security Deposits
 

 
FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security Deposits
My video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss an issue that generates questions from both tenants AND owner/clients: security deposits.
 
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 … (0 comments)

linkedin: FAQ Series, Owner question: Should I be present for showings? - 10/20/14 08:47 AM
FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings?
 


FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings?

My video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss whether owners should be present when their rental properties are shown to prospective tenants.
 
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 … (2 comments)

linkedin: .REALTOR domain: Rah, blah or nah?  - 10/19/14 07:37 PM
.REALTOR domain: Rah, blah or nah?

.REALTOR domain: Rah, blah or nah?

Well, we're just a few hours away from the much anticipated... err somewhat-anticipated... err sort-of anticipated launch of the brand-new .REALTOR domain name.  Starting at 11:00 am EDT, those on the .REALTOR priority list will be able to visit https://www.claim.realtor/ and snag their .REALTOR domain names on a first come, first served basis.

My question is this, though: how may folks really care?
 
I figure there will surely be a number of folks clamoring to get BobSmith.REALTOR and LisaJones.REALTOR because they're common names and all, but … (6 comments)

linkedin: Walk-in traffic magic.... "walk-in traffic"? - 10/16/14 01:48 AM
Walk-in traffic magic.... walk-in traffic?
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walk-in traffic magic.... walk-in traffic?
 
I guess I've just never given a whole lot of thought to the walk-in traffic concept.  Literally every other place I've worked has been located in a business/office park of some sort- a situation which simply never allowed for thoughts of walk-in traffic to enter into the ol' consciousness.
 
That's changed with my recent move to Total Realty Corp- where our Deland, FL office is in a shopping center that allows for a good … (8 comments)

 
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