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2011 

I'm all for his GETTING, HOLDING and KEEPING the Kennedy Seat in the US Senate.  If I remember correctly his election was the TIP of the SPEAR in the start of the REAL CHANGE after the 2008 election.   I was invited to a reception for Scott Brown last Friday.  He was there for almost two hours. ...
08/22/2011
Somebody needs to remind Maxine WHY California/Fontana just lost their 3rd NASCAR Cup race * and accompanying $$$ * to a RED STATE!  Mega Race Track Owner took a poorly attended Fontana NASCAR cup race to his Kentucky racetrack which SOLD OUT and has KY gov trying to figure a way to get traffic i...
08/22/2011
Two recent phone calls from rental prospects have me telling them to RUN don't WALK to a real estate agent * who is knowledgeable about short sales! When prospects want to talk to me about viewing a property that is available NOW and they are not moving for a month or 6 weeks, I ask when their cu...
08/21/2011
I have long term rental residents who maintain their rented home in BETTER condition and with more pride than the home OWNERS when they lived at the property.  We need a NEW TERM * Pride of HOME! Pride of Ownership...and the lack of it It's a funny thing- but "pride of ownership" is a term I've u...
08/21/2011
There is another property management firm in my office building.  Their office is on the second floor and their service people and vendors have to come to their office during normal office hours to get property keys for service calls. I place hidden Sanzo dial keyboxes on my properties wihen they...
08/21/2011
While many know that Central Virginia is the location of 3 presidential homes * Jefferson's Monticello * Monroe's Ash Lawn * Madison's Montpelier * one of the little known gems of Central Virginia presidential history is that there is a vacation retreat in the area that can be viewed under specia...
08/21/2011
GREAT RE-CAP!   *  I am FORTUNATE to use the PROMAS property management software and it calculates the pro-rated rent for me when I put in the days of the month.  I collect the security deposit AND a full month's rent and then I pro-rated the SECOND month of the fixed term lease. I've found that ...
08/20/2011
I often have residents in a GATED community pay the tenant registration fee that the HOA wants to assess to the owner.  I require it in my lease so that the residents will check-in with the office and register their cars. Having the tenant pay the HOA fee is a DIY/rookie property manager mistake ...
08/19/2011
My first 2 voicemails this morning were from agents wanting to know what happened to ABC and XYZ listings on my website?  Since I am not listing my properties for rent in our local association MLS, these agents or their prospective clients found the listing online or on my website. In both instan...
08/19/2011
My one-page application form is in pdf on my website along with my rental criteria.  Many rental prospects come to a property viewing with them completed and READY TO GO! You can create the perfect rental application. Just practice the following steps and your application will be looked at with p...
08/19/2011
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