orlrentals: 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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orlrentals: A Race Relations Revolution? Not quite necessary. - 12/08/14 05:43 PM
A Race Relations Revolution?  Not quite necessary.

A Race Relations Revolution?  Not quite necessary.
 
Recently, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson penned a column (here: http://klou.tt/thiwom1lftxj) expressing his idea that America needs to "revolutionize" race relations (his words).  While Mr. Tyson does make a few good points, he also proffers for consideration a few points, characterizations and commentary on inevitabilities with which I must respectfully disagree.  "Revolutionize" race relations?  Whether Mr. Tyson wrote solely in response to recent events in Ferguson, New York or nearby Sanford or seizing an opportunity to write about some long-held beliefs, I … (0 comments)

orlrentals: Just a hint of inspiration... - 11/27/14 11:50 AM
Just a hint of inspiration...

Just a hint of inspiration...     Toward the end of this Thanksgiving Day, I offer a rare 2nd post for the holiday.  That's no reflection of any sort of greatness on my part, mind you- as typing away on this thing requires no real valor or courage.     The subject in the video above is another story, however.     For those not familiar with his story, Marcus Luttrell is a true war hero.  As the recent movie Lone Survivor chronicled, he was a member of the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team 10.  Luttrell … (0 comments)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: The importance of first impressions - 11/24/14 11:51 PM
The importance of first impressions

The importance of first impressions
 
http://www.inman.com/next/5-key-elements-of-a-brilliant-first-impression/
 
The author here does a great job of making the case for 5 small steps that can play a big part in making a first impression.  While this is from Inman and more/less geared toward Realtors, the premise holds true in pretty much any of our relationships.  I'd add a few things:
 
1) Be on time.  I hate it when don't really like it when folks are late for an appointment with me- just don't like it.  I could probably work on my tolerance in that … (4 comments)

orlrentals: Congratulations, Clayton Kershaw- 2014 NL Cy Young Winner - 11/12/14 04:02 PM
Congratulations, Clayton Kershaw - 2014 NL Cy Young Winner

Congratulations, Clayton Kershaw - 2014 NL Cy Young Winner
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/la-sp-dn-dodgers-clayton-kershaw-wins-cy-young-20141112-story.html

I've never been an L.A. Dodgers fan.  Growing up in Alabama, one tends to gravitate toward the Atlanta Braves- and I did for the most part as I cheered them on through a number of poor seasons where being able to watch a true professional in Dale Murphy was each year's saving grace.

That said, I've never been a Clayton Kershaw fan, either- until yesterday. Kershaw was awarded his 3rd National League Cy Young Award yesterday- alone a rare … (4 comments)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

orlrentals: 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)

 
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