PropertyManagementMaven * LandlordWhisperer

Property Manager - Gibson Management Group, Ltd.
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



  I re-blogged an earlier post by Chuck and since our area has had several horrible fires this fall, this is important for property managers who have properties with fireplaces. I require residents to have chimneys professionally cleaned prior to use at their own expense.      "Oh the weather out...
I am glad that they have changed the rules and so that drivers like Michael Waltrip, John Andretti and  Kevin Harvick will get to drive.  It will be interesting whose cars John, Terry, Kenny and Derrick will drive - may spice up some sponsorship for some smaller teams or get some rides for some ...
Wrecks are a part of NASCAR * not particularly a FUN part * I remember where I was when I heard Dale Sr had crashed at Daytona (the RIC airport baggage carousel) so seeing them over and over on TV is memorable....some CRASH pictures from 2009 This is the second Daytona race where Kasey Kaine wre...
Although my property management business is an S-corp entity, I am the chief, cook and bottle washer and as such I have found that by being totally and completely involved in the day-to-day operation, I can make decisions regarding my bottom line that may go against the grain of many corporate r...
  I'm re-blogging this to the property management group because it is SO VERY IMPORTANT in the inspection or property review process for us to look UP...toward gutters, overhanging tree limbs, chimneys, plumbing vents AND roofs       Gutters and downspouts carry water from the roof away from the ...
Eric and Lori Boyd bought me lunch today....yes, they live in Jacksonville, FL and I live in VA; however, Lori's sister lives in Fredericksburg, VA about an hour 20 min drive from my home and since their family was visiting  herfor the holidays. Eric suggested we get together  I drove to the Oliv...
  1) Will you hold this home for 3 months?  My lease does not end for 3 months! 2) Will you repaint the home? 3) Will you re-carpet?  I want to make sure it is clean. 4) Will you change the gas stove?  I’m afraid of gas. 5) Can I repaint if I paint it BACK when I move? 6) Will you take the deposi...
  WOW!!!  This is FANTASTIC * I've seen listings on various blogs and thought they were an extra cost add on * Finding this is a REAL GEM.  Many property managers use postlets to post to Craigslist so this is EASY to do.  If you do all of the posts at the same time, you can keep track of which li...
  I'm reblogging this as I think that property managers need to know the steps that their tenant/judgement debtor/defendants may use when they obtain a judgement.   Frequently residents indicate they were not served which is a very common way to get the judgement vacated.  Having the proper servi...
Yeap!!! I got up at ODark 30 today and turned on the wireless function of my KindleDX * Amazon had sent me an e-mail that my downloads were ready so I when I turned it on, I quietly got a cup of coffee and started checking e-mail TRYING to forget about the presents about to arrive!!! Finally, I'v...

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM

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