twitter: Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess....is now a woman named Patty?!?! - 02/18/12 04:58 AM
Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess....is now a woman named Patty?!?!
Well, that's sort of true.  Our Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) distributes a weekly update/newsletter that's aptly called Orlando Realtor Online.
Once each month, the newsletter includes a "Dear Abby"- type column from Patty The Property Manager.  This is written by a member of our association's Property Management Subcommittee- and deals with any number of topics that might be of concern to property managers whether expert or novice.
I serve on the Property Management Subcommittee, and I volunteered to write the following column.  I'm privileged that it was chosen for inclusion in the publication. 
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twitter: "I knock your head off your neck..." and other encouragin' words - 02/17/12 10:38 AM

"I knock your head off your neck..." and other encouragin' words
I was on my way to church the other night, and pulled alongside an older-model Chevy Caprice.  The car was a classic, no doubt, and was most likely bought at a police surplus sale of some sort.  Those spray paint-covered-over "POLICE" letters sure are eye-catching!
But more so than the coupe's appearance, it was it's sound that drew my attention.  The gentleman surely loved his tunes- and seemed to believe the rest of Orlando would love them, too.  I beg to differ with his latter line of thinking, though- as … (4 comments)

twitter: Keep our schools open…and pay us $50/hr to make a $20 pair of Levi’s - 02/14/12 03:03 PM

Keep our schools open…and pay us $50/hr to make a $20 pair of Levi’s
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-seminole-school-closings-02-15-2012-20120214,0,6148315.story
How important are local schools to you?  I mean, how important are they to you and your business- but also how important are they to your life?  Is there any difference?
I just finished showing a property to some folks who were looking to move their kids into a “good” school zone- ’cause the school their kids currently attend is in a crappy one- their words, not mine.  But the property’s current tenants are moving to another place because they think that that school zone is crappy!
Bottom line … (13 comments)

twitter: Thank you, God...Owen Johnson has a ride - 02/13/12 11:48 AM
 Thank you, God...Owen Johnson has a ride

 Thank you, God...Owen Johnson has a ride
 
...and Thank You Cox Enterprises, Greg Greenbaum and Atlantic Aviation.  And a hearty, Conservative Thank You to The Talkmaster, Neal Boortz.
I'll add just a small bit of commentary here- as the notes from this morning's Neal Boortz Show say just about all there is to say.  What the show notes don't say, the photo of a smiling Owen Johnson surely does:  a sweet, innocent little boy that just wants to breathe.  He just wants to breathe....
I've never met Neal Boortz, but I listen to … (2 comments)

twitter: Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #15 - 02/10/12 12:59 PM
 
Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road, #15
 
I'm breaking my rule a bit here- and reporting this Pedestrian Tales From The Middle of the Road that 1) involves an injury to one riding a bike versus a pedestrian, and 2) (as of last I heard) doesn't involve a death.
 
But rules are made to be broken.  This piece of traffic news may very well be more important than some of the posts I've done on deaths- it's surely one to make any parent cringe or get their dander up.
 
Think about it...were it not for … (4 comments)

twitter: The Property Manager and the Rent vs. Buy Analysis - 01/29/12 08:02 AM
The Property Manager and the Rent vs. Buy Analysis

The Property  Manager and the Rent vs. Buy Analysis
"Rent vs. Buy"... This is a topic I've heard more and more about lately.  While it's no secret interest rates have been low- and no secret that that translates into historically low mortgage payments and value, I can't remember seeing any charts on the subject until recently.
Following a cue from fellow ActiveRainer Jeremy Wrenn, I joined a BNI group a few months ago.  I'm assuming my group is much like any other in that we have folks from a number … (2 comments)

twitter: Updated: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #13 - 01/25/12 09:34 AM
 
Updated:  Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #13
 
Story updated 1/26/12:  Updated to highlight the fact that this gentleman was hit by at least 5 vehicles...If that's not a reason to cross at sidewalk, I don't know what else folks need.
 
Well, I knew it was too good to be true… We’ve gone a good while (for around here, at least) without a pedestrian death in the middle of the street- but luck’s run out for #13.  May God bless his family, and may God bless those who appear to have hit him.
 
Orlando Police … (0 comments)

twitter: Honesty Matters - 01/20/12 01:26 PM

Honesty Matters

....or at least, it should.
 
http://youtu.be/X9CsVIHn460
 
Honesty is important in all aspects of our lives.  While there are surely dishonest folks in any industry or walk of life, the real estate/property management world is one that's taken a pretty good beating over the past few years- and in many cases it's justifiably so.
 
We still practice in a field where honesty matters, though- and my somewhat pollyanna view of life still leads me to trust that there are more folks sharing that sentiment than not.
 
Honesty Matters


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