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2009 

Wallet Pop has Virginia ranked 14th in their top 20 safest states....Having these types of figures in our frequently asked questions is excellent marketing for our properties, our area AND our state!!
03/31/2009
I ask this because in my over 40 years as a property manager, I have seen where it used to take 3 days to screen a rental applicant, it now can take less than 15 minutes.   I remember calling the credit bureau, giving my firm's passcode and the applicant's SS# and it would get a call back the nex...
03/28/2009
I received a call the other day from an owner/client who lives in the UK.  She comes to NoVA periodically to see her parents and evidently had half a day to drive down to Charlottesville and walk around her property....she always files with plenty of time to book her tickets so I questioned why s...
03/27/2009
The Charlottesville area of Central Virginia is used to being ranked HIGH in most Forbes  "Places" surveys - Best Places to Live, Best Places to Retire, Best Place for Finding an EXCELLENT Property Manager and NOW we are ranked #11 in Best Small Places for Business and Careers According to their ...
03/27/2009
March 19th was "match day" for all medical school residents around the country.  This is an IMPORTANT "Known" date in many real estate offices around the country where there is a teaching hospital in the area....sort of like the date the old Yellow Page ad listing sales closed used to be in comme...
03/26/2009
With the current economy, many tenants are doubling up and renting properties together....sometime, it does not work out.  When we get these calls, we need to know what our state law allows and REQUIRES us to do....one of the BEST resources is Legal Momentum.org http://www.legalmomentum.org/asset...
03/26/2009
Our prime renting season started a week ago - the UVa Medical Center residents were matched and they are now looking for area rental housing.  Military JAG families have been renting for over a month for homes available this summer and many rent directly sight unseen from my website. I post a sel...
03/25/2009
While setting up my business page on Facebook, I was presented with the question of the Office Hours of my business.  I was stumped.  While I am at my office 3 to 5 hours every weekday, and a few hours each weekend, I answer my e-mails 24/7 and I answer my cel phone ALMOST always!....What are my ...
03/25/2009
For several years, Chip Dicks' VRLTA update seminars have been SRO so they are now given in Richmond, NoVa and Tidewater.....sign up now and get CE credits, good networking and loads of education from an enjoyable speaker!!!  No question is too easy or too hard!!!  He's got the answers!!! http://...
03/24/2009
As many professionals in real eastate, I buy my car by its ability to carry my FOR LEASE signs...when I changed from driving Chevy Blazers (4 in all) to a Lexus RX, I actually took my normal real estate sign with me to the dealership to make sure the sign fit in the back cargo/hatch area (I LOVE ...
03/23/2009
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