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Property Manager - Gibson Management Group, Ltd.
A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from the Hebrew, via Yiddish, and means one who understands, based on an accumulation of knowledge. Wikipedia

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2013 

I'm having lunch today with a 30-something who wants to go from RETAIL to PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.   She has dealt with "the public" which is a better training ground than someone having been in the military or just graduated; however, I suspect she thinks will be EASY.   I took me a long time to gai...
05/31/2013
Many of yesterday's accidental landlords are NOW investor landlords who want MORE rental property....agents who get familiar with investor properties and what are desirable rental homes to incoming renters in their area will be WINNERS   Despite rising home prices, 13 million borrowers, or 25.4 p...
05/28/2013
From WikiPedia.....A misnomer is a word or term that suggests a meaning that is known to be wrong. Misnomers often arise because the thing named received its name long before its true nature was known. A misnomer may also be simply a word that is used incorrectly or misleadingly.[1] "Misnomer" do...
05/23/2013
In our area, the rental market for single family homes and townhomes with garages is VERY tight so people moving into the area for new employment options are having RENTAL STICKER SHOCK on the 1) RENTAL AMOUNTS; 2) RENTAL VIEWING process; and 3) SPEED of the process....so when a rental prospect c...
05/21/2013
I've been getting calls from a PA area code for several days, no voicemail left and I have responded via TEXT with a link to my website. NOW...at 1AM, I am getting an e-mail from the PA rental prospect who has driven to our area to "check out the neighborhood" of a rental home I have on my web si...
05/20/2013
For years, I have PREscreened applicants prior to scheduling viewings of my OCCUPIED rental homes. While properties appear VACANT on my website, they are actually OCCUPIED by current residents who are leaving at the end of their current lease term. To view an occupied property, the rental prospec...
05/19/2013
Our local media is buzzing about a raid local authorities made on an UPscale home in an established neighborhood adjacet to the University of Virginia. On the heels of the Boston Marathon Bombings * seeing SWAT teams in this quiet area was chilling for local residents. What is even more chilling ...
05/15/2013
Kudos to Mark....even head of state housing agency who came to talk to our general membership meeting several weeks ago is acknowledging that JOBS and HEAVY STUDENT DEBT are keeping many first time home buyers from BUYING....they will RENT until they can BUY so SMART AGENTS need to stop telling t...
05/11/2013
Having done a quarterly landlord-tenant newsletter for over 10 years, I got into blogging early * before there were easy blogging platforms and social media...I am so fortunate to have found ActiveRain in January, 2008 * before SEO and while wondering around IN THE RAIN - I became the TOP PROPERT...
05/07/2013
I am moving my office in the fall. One of the JOYS of being in THE CLOUD is being able to be mobile and at my new office-share situation, I will not have a business land phone line....just wireless internet access. So I am changing all of my contact information to my cel phone number - I'm notify...
05/06/2013
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