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2011 

I get calls and e-mails from would-be clients who have been reading my blogs for MONTHS...I have never heard from them before; however, they now KNOW me and they want to work with me....I enjoy blogging and I am getting business - how much FUN is THAT? I've Been Blogging for a Week... And Nothing...
08/31/2011
This will be BAD on so many levels - these properties will NEVER be REsold; neighborhoods will suffer as properties become neglected AND local and state tax rolls will not benefit from the real property taxes ARE YOU READY FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BE YOUR LANDLORD?   Our government has lost its mind...
08/29/2011
This has been around in various forms for years.  In the "olden days", rental prospects used to be able to get keys from the office and view properties on their own.  The scam THEN was to make duplicates, put an ad in the paper and RErent the property and collect as much move-in monies as possibl...
08/29/2011
I received an e-mail Friday evening from prospects who wanted to view a townhouse rental on Saturday.  I offered Noon on Saturday and asked for a confirmation e-mail. When I did not receive a confirmation e-mail by 11A on Sat, I came home and got ready for  the wind and rain storm that was coming...
08/29/2011
HARRY Makes a great point....My #10 is to check NASCAR.com to see the broadcase schedule for the weekend NASCAR races....which reminds me that this weekend's race is at HOTlanta!  One of my FAV tracks! WHAT IS YOUR MONDAY MORNING RITUAL? We all have different ways to start the beginning of the we...
08/28/2011
Mark has the KEY!  Many new renters do not know the area, do not want to work with real estate agents and only know GOOGLE and Craigslist.  While I may no longer use expensive print media, posting and updating rental home listings does take time and a process!   I'm often asked how we rent Benici...
08/28/2011
This is a GREAT list of what to keep and what to pitch if the power goes out.  In our area, we did not loose power; however, many areas of the Virginia and NC coastal areas will not have power for several days. Nearly a million people in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and throughout the East Coas...
08/28/2011
After staying up last night to watch the NIGHTTIME NASCAR Cup race from Bristol TN's Thunder Valley, I got up this morning to view the downed tree limbs debris in my yard that is THOUGHTFULLY placed near the downed and cut-up tree that came down during a thunderstorm several weeks ago.  If we are...
08/28/2011
Faye Dunaway is being evicted from her RENTcontrolled 1 bedroom NYC apartment BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT LIVE THERE.  She has rented the apartment since 1994 for a little over $1,000 per month.  Her grown son has stayed in the apartment over the years and recently tweeted that he does NOT live in NYC; ...
08/28/2011
I'm having great fun thinking of WHERE I can put my 4x4 QR stickers. I put them on the back of the two property management proposal folders I prepared yesterday. I originally ordered them to put on my yard signs.  As I have been removing the signs from LEASED properties, I have cleaned them on bo...
08/27/2011
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