orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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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orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: How I Show Houses - 10/24/14 11:11 AM
How I Show Houses

How I Show Houses
 
 

One of the greatest aspects of our profession is that so much of it is flexible. As long as our laws and Code of Ethics are abided by, virtually every other facet of our daily Realtor lives is conducted however we see fit.

Indeed, it's at the end of the law and following the Code's final Article where we're set free from "right" and "wrong"/"ethical" and "unethical" and left to conduct ourselves in whichever manner we've deemed successful. 

That said, I've used today's post and video … (0 comments)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: 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)

orlando property manager: .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)

orlando property manager: Property Management FAQ Series, Homeowners Associations - 10/14/14 10:05 AM
Property Management FAQ Series, Homeowners Associations (HOA's)
 

 
Property Management FAQ Series, Homeowners Associations (HOA's)
 
My video updating continues… with this one in which I discuss Homeowners Associations (HOA's).
 
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!
 
Property Management FAQ Series, Homeowners … (0 comments)

orlando property manager: FAQ Series, Tenant question: What’s that neighborhood like? - 10/14/14 09:49 AM
FAQ Series, Tenant question: What’s that neighborhood like?

FAQ Series, Tenant question: What’s that neighborhood like?
 
My video updating continues… with this one in which I discuss neighborhoods.
 
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, Tenant question: What’s that neighborhood … (0 comments)

orlando property manager: FAQ Series, Tenant question: Is that rent price negotiable? - 10/09/14 09:53 AM
FAQ Series, Tenant question: Is that rent price negotiable?
 
FAQ Series, Tenant question: Is that rent price negotiable? 
 
My video updating continues... with a new video in which I discuss what happens when prospective tenants ask for places at a reduced price.
 
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 … (2 comments)

orlando property manager: FAQ Series, Owner question: "Should I buy a home warranty?" - 10/08/14 11:52 PM
FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I buy a home warranty?

FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I buy a home warranty?
 
My video updating continues... today with a new video in which I discuss both the positive and "less than positive" aspects of home warranties.
 
In "Should I buy a home warranty?", I discuss some of the things a homeowner should consider when deciding whether to get a warranty- and both scenarios when purchasing a home warranty would be a great idea and others where doing so might not be as prudent.
 
At the end of the day- as with many other aspects of … (4 comments)

 
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