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2012 

  1. "It costs too much money." Actually, using a property manager will increase NET rental income in most cases. Rental property owners managing their own property tend to "discount" their rent in order to attract residents. Experience, however, indicates that property managers charge ‘Market Re...
06/29/2012
Selecting a GOOD tenant is half the battle in being a landlord.  If you select a PITA * Pain In The A-- * tenant, life for the remainder of the tenancy or lease can be very emotional and financially devistating. The cost of paying a professional to select and screen rental applicants is MUCH chea...
06/29/2012
Charles K said this last night and Geraldo said it again this AM.....this is a POISON PILL for Obama - it is a TAX and the only thing that saved it is that it is a TAX.....HELLO!  letting Bush Tax Cuts expire and Obamacare additional taxes are going to be horrendous on our economy! SCOTUS Decisio...
06/29/2012
Thank you, Lori * this is a GREAT list and I would add VET * I always give new residents the name of my VET and my nail tech if they ask.I have many clients who are new to our area. I have had a list of service people for many years and am adding to it now. Here are some contacts that people new ...
06/29/2012
EXPERIENCED DIY landlords and property managers need to have the resources and policies and procedures in place when selecting new residents - their INITIAL contact - whether by phone or via website is CRITICAL!I found this article written by By John Nuzzolese on www.thelpa.com , but I had a few ...
06/27/2012
My major service providers take credit cards and my HVAC service firm can actually arrange financing.  If I do not have the funds in the owner's account under my control, I arrange for financing BEFORE I agree to the repair. Many property managers still do not have an "owner escrow fund" for thes...
06/26/2012
You might ask how a GRITS * Girl Raised In The South * ended up liking YACHT racing. I actually did not even know about the event until I lived in Hawaii and we got off work to stand at Diamond Head and watch the Trans Pac boats come in.   They were awesome and I got hooked.   If there was a Yach...
06/26/2012
I've JUST claimed my Google+ Places location and am in the process of establishing my AR blog POSTING routine so that I can better utilitze this FREE business resourceRecently, Bob Stewart of Active Rain talked about the importance of Google Plus. In fact, Bob said that Google Plus is something y...
06/26/2012
I read this online today and checked my Facebook profile and it was TRUE.  Fb had changed from my GMAIL to WallaceSGibson@facebook.com. The explanation in this article is easy to follow to RETURN your default e-mail to the one you want. ...now, IF I could ONLY get all of my SPAM e-mails to go to ...
06/25/2012
As many homeowners are having to leave their UNsold homes for better job or education, they are attempting to $ave money by becoming DIY landlords. These are COMMON and CO$TLY Mistakes They Make! 1.  Renting to the FIRST applicants or prospects who call on their ad or sign.   They breathe a sigh ...
06/25/2012
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