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A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from the Hebrew, via Yiddish, and means one who understands, based on an accumulation of knowledge. Wikipedia
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This question is all over property management and real estate groups on Fb.....and my response is that it can be done. First, the seller or their professional property manager should have photos of the property VACANT.  I take my NEXT marketing photos right before the CURRENT residents move in......
03/23/2020
Frequently, there are posts on Fb asking for recommendations for LICENSED and INSURED workPERSONS to perform X tasks...Electricians to hang ceiling fan, Licensed plumbers to unclog a sink....This is MONEY wasted and knowing who to call is crucial when dealing with someone else's money. Licensed, ...
02/10/2020
As a real estate agent, the client has total input * you have a listing or a buyer broker agreement * which is job specific * SELL MY HOUSE or GET ME A NEW HOME. Becoming a property manager means your employement may not be finite or dependent upon an end result.  If you do LEASE ONLY/TENANT LOCA...
01/28/2020
Much like real estate agents....property managers get calls or emails from would-be clients and we need to be prepared to do our homework. The first place to start is the county or city tax assessor's web site...with the owner's name or property address, tax records are easy to research for acrea...
01/21/2020
Sometimes we take over properties that have tenants already in place.  Usually we get copies of leases...maybe we get a copy of a move-in property checklist and rarely do we get copies of tenant applications.  DIY landlords may think they don't have to provide, buyer's agent forgets to ask for th...
01/13/2020
....we can't do things they way we used to do them.  The days of calling a prospective tenant's landlord and asking "would you rent to them again" are OVER. Most states have landlord-tenant laws and almost all have a "confidentiality" caution in them.  Prospects need to provide permission to thei...
01/06/2020
In these days of "multi-tasking" and providing "service above and beyond", let's not forget that PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is a specialty that requires expertise and education above and beyond general brokerage sales training. It it not just pulling a few sheets from the lease pad in the front desk or ...
12/30/2019
Well....they were called AGENTS, then ESTATE AGENTS; however, they were really property managers...thank you Downton Abbey. WHAT? You say were are the property managers? In the early episodes of the PBS series (you can see FREE on Amazon Prime) the finances of the Crawley house were in shambles b...
09/21/2019
I have clients of almost a decade who have decided to sell their townhouse - fortunately, they got a purchase contract the weekend AFTER my residents of 5 years vacated the home. Prior to this, I agreed with sales agents (my referral) that I would have certain walls at the property painted with t...
05/25/2016
Rental Home - Lake Monticello, VA Single family rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form Single family19 Wisteria Way Lake Monticello VA 22963  3 beds/2.5 baths$1395 / month      Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22947-01...
01/22/2016
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