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2011 

A professional property manager has the TOOLS and KNOWLEDGE to handle these situations and COUNTER common tenant misconceptions! I just appeared in court where a FORMER resident sued me for his security deposit.  My deposit itemization statement has Offer in Compromise wording in it so when he su...
09/30/2011
GREAT program for getting homes rented.  Lowering rents to get properties rented FAST is IMPERATIVE.  I see the same DIY landlord posts on our local Craigslist which have been there for 2 months at the same rental rate....they don't get it! As a property manager we over see many things within a r...
09/30/2011
What a very nice offer.  She is referring to the Google reviews for my firm from rental contacts who I  PRE-screened for my properties.  These are reviews that actually show my CAUTION with putting tenants into my clients' homes and they have actually gotten me OWNER/clients who appreciate my tho...
09/28/2011
I REALLY  L♥VE working with new residents to the Central Virginia area.  Many are coming here for employment or to put down roots after a military or teaching career.  Over the last week, I have met with a couple moving from Hawaii for his new job at the UVa Medical Center who are interested in b...
09/28/2011
I've read this twice and my first question is why didn't Al Gore think of this FIRST, and then what happens when the homeowner defaults?  Do they unscrew the panels? According to the LA Times, Google is going to "bundle" investors and finance solar installations for 3,000 homeowners.  The install...
09/27/2011
09/27/2011
More and more agents are turning to rentals for fill-in income; however, in most states they need to actually HAVE experience and EDUCATION in this specialty and many do not have these.  They grab a trade organization application and lease form and think they can handle leasing and management dut...
09/27/2011
It is a common misconception that HOAs can prohibit or eliminate the placement of satellite dish....they can not   http://www.ccfj.net/FCClaw.htm Many states are now outlawing HOA's refusal to allow owners to rent their units.  CA has passed a law that goes into effect Jan 1 and more states are f...
09/26/2011
Excellent suggestion....I have my property management firm listed RIGHT after Craigslist...they use the photo from my Google+ which is funny starred results for charlottesville homes for rent   Craigslist - charlottesville.craigslist.org/apa/   Gibson Management Group - Central Virginia Rentals a...
09/26/2011
As someone who is still WORKING and collecting Social Security which I am INVESTING,  I wish the government would have allowed me to do 40 years ago, I think this is great idea!     BEST THING I HAVE HEARD YET......From a senior citizen around 80 yrs. of age. "We aren't useless yet."   The Fix :T...
09/26/2011
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