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ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2011 

A recent post to the ActiveRain property management group http://activerain.com/groups/PropertyManagement  about the use of service contracts for properties highlights a very GREAT difference between using a real estate agent or a professional property manager for leasing and managing your rental...
08/19/2011
This should NOT be happening a HALF-CENTURY after the first version of the Soldiers Sailors Civil Relief Act was first introduced in the 1940s.If I * a lowly property manager * know the basics of the law * that I have to declare if the defendants I am evicting or suing in civil court are members ...
08/18/2011
I switched from an iPad to a Toshiba Thrive tablet so that I could have a USB port to put my property photos in the tablet.  I have 2 owners who are moving out and renting their homes and I'll take good photos of the property VACANT and I have already done an EZFloorPlan for both of them for futu...
08/16/2011
IMHO * cleaning is the responsibility of the DEPARTING residents * I provide my move-out instructions with the lease so they know from the VERY BEGINNING how to depart the property and get their deposit back. I do schedule wall repainting * rarely the entire house * and  I check for roof issues w...
08/16/2011
I monitor some DIY landlord websites and this time of the year, one of the  BIGGEST issues is DIY  landlords doing work on properties * cleaning * yard work * upgrades * and charging their departing residents' security deposits. FEW states actually require that a copy of the actual repair costs b...
08/15/2011
Great * I noticed these buttons this AM and wondered what they were for.  Unfortunately, since the blog roll is DOWN, this may not be publicized like it should be unless it is REblogged. Our team has been hard at work developing a painless way to syndicate your content and stay connected.  May I ...
08/15/2011
This is my SEMI-Dream Team for 2012.  Since Rick Perry is giving his gavel for the GOP governor's association to VA's Bob McDonnell * I am happy to see that our governor is getting some KUDOs for having a $30m to $50m budget surplus in our state budget.  Virginia's governors only get to serve ONE...
08/15/2011
I do not take properties to manage where the owner wants to continue to attempt to market the home FOR SALE. Most GOOD rental prospects say NEXT when they see a FOR SALE sign on a property being offered for lease.  Our MLS rental section is almost entirely populated with UNsold listings and the r...
08/14/2011
I have ONE rental listing in an HOA that does not allow signs * this is a BIG DRAWBACK for homeowners attempting to sell or lease their property. For condo buildings.  I have a sign that I can place in the front WINDOW or taped to the inside of a storm door....HeHeHe * it is INSIDE the unit and t...
08/14/2011
Excellent Reminders * Homeowners who think they can become a DIY landlord with real estate agent provided forms or lease downloaded from the internet has a FOOL for a client! 5 Steps To Being A Good Landlord -- And Why It Is In Your Best Interest To Do So 1) Make sure you have what it takes to be...
08/14/2011
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