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2013 

Over my years in property management, I have found that having departing residents leave the property in good and clean condition is a matter of education and instruction. I actually have a 2-page check out letter that expounds on cleaning instructions that are contained in the resident handbook ...
07/31/2013
I rarely see this situation in homes I lease...frequently the renters are homeowners themselves elsewhere AND are cooperative. To Lenn's comment - this is ILLEGAL in most states as the performance in showing their home is not a condition under which a tenant's security deposit may be withheld.......
07/27/2013
I just turned down being the Go-TO property manager for a 37 unit self-managed HOA because the HOA wanted to be involved in the way I did business with the unit property owners...KUDOS!  Unless these rules apply to the unit PURCHASERS also, kudos for making this involvement illegal!Arizona recent...
07/21/2013
I LOVE my gmail account....in fact, if your send me an email to Wallace@LandlordWhisperer.com, GoDaddy REdirects it to my gmail so I can view it on my smartyphone.....make it BRANDED and CONVENIENTHave you seen Google's new Inbox? I know, I know, I know. gmail is not a branded email address for b...
07/18/2013
Many states * NY and WA * have turned down NASCAR/auto racing tracks which is a shame for local economies AND residents' quality of life.....NASCAR tracks have been likened to a footbal stadium which is totally apples v oranges...Want a GOOD * CLEAN * FAMILY sport * it's NASCAR....NASCAR heated u...
07/14/2013
I SAY NO......there are too many options for property damage and health concerns...if a resident asks, I suggest they check with their renter's insurance carrierFireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. But injuries, fires and home insurance claims are also a part of this...
07/04/2013
I have  standard letter of "unintended consequences" that I send tenants who contact the property owners....it goes something like they now question my (Wallace's) judgement in placing them (the tenants) in their property and have suggested that I consider NOT renewing their lease....RutRo!  This...
07/03/2013
PETS ARE NOT A PROTECTED CLASS FOR FEDERAL or STATE DISCRIMINATION complaints and this is issue is TOTALLY directed by property insurance underwriters' list of DANGEROUS BREEDS of dogs. http://www.forbes.com/sites/cateyhill/2012/05/30/11-riskiest-dog-breeds-for-homeowners-and-renters/ Pit Bulls &...
07/03/2013
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07/02/2013
I'd NEVER waive a credit check and in our area, many poorly qualified residents often use newbie real estate agents that they have told LIES to.....I ONLY hear "they will make GREAT tenants from real estate agents"   HOW DO THEY KNOW?   We're working with a young couple who are looking to rent a...
07/01/2013
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