total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: All about that Facebook... 'bout that Facebook... 'bout that Facebook - 01/21/15 12:55 AM
All about that Facebook... 'bout that Facebook... 'bout that Facebook

All about that Facebook... 'bout that Facebook... 'bout that Facebook
 
https://www.facebook.com/apopkapropertymanager?ref=hl
 
OK.  I've been away from ActiveRain for a bit, so I'm hoping folks remember my goofy self.  Actually, I'm not worried about that- for I've always been told that whether folks think good or ill of me, I'm a somewhat memorable person for some reason.
 
So why have I been away?  In short, I've joined The Dark Side Facebook.
 
For reasons too involved to get into here, I've had an aversion to all things Facebook … (5 comments)

total realty corp: 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?
 
(8 comments)

total realty corp: 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.
(0 comments)

total realty corp: Property Manager Safety Tips - 11/09/14 05:15 AM
 Property Manager Safety Tips

Property Manager Safety Tips
 
     With the death of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter still fresh in the minds of many, Realtor safety remains a timely issue.  While property managers and sales-type Realtors have a number of things in common, perhaps the biggest difference between us lies in the sheer volume of prospects we may encounter on any given day.  The more we encounter, the greater the chance of danger- and in light of my having had 20-showing days in the past, I’d like to offer a few tips that might serve to keep you and … (4 comments)

total realty corp: 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!
 
(2 comments)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: Your local property manager: Sanford local expert - 10/23/14 03:25 AM
Your local property manager: Sanford local expert

Your local property manager: Sanford local 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 Sanford neighborhood expert. 
 
Whether it’s Lake Forest, Terracina at Lake Forest, Dunwoody Commons, Buckingham Estates, Preserve at Astor Farms, Regency Oaks, Greystone, Retreat at Twin Lakes, Flagship Park or elsewhere in Sanford- 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 … (0 comments)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: .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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

total realty corp: 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)

 
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