I Spent Yesterday Morning With Some of the BRIGHTEST Minds in Property Management

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Over 8 years ago, I was asked to be on a local board of a non-profit which was starting an expansion in providing low-income residents affordable rental housing.

They had already completed the purchase and renovation of an area apartment complex and were having onsite management issues and they were looking for additional properties including compiling several tracts of land to build a tax-credit multi-unit residential rental project.

I was flattered and knew I would have to give up some of my other duties so I elected to give up my teaching and committee involvement in NARPM which I had enjoyed for over 10 years.

It was worth it as the local non-profit has just completed a 100 unit residential project in conjunction with a local builder and I am heartened every time I drive by what used to be 3 vacant lots with derelict/boarded up homes on them.

I drove to Crystal City near DC yesterday to the NARPM convention and trade show and saw lots of great NARPM friends.  

We all commented how technology has allowed us to take days off as well as travel across country to attend these great events.  The trade show was awesome and while many of the software firms represented are now featuring "cloud" hosted websites, most reported issues with downtime and several have had to re-vamp their sofrware some.

I am encouraged that there are "Supra" looking lockboxes can be placed on vacant properties and opened with smartphones after vetting through the vendor's website.  The entry is only good for 24 hours and information and credit card information is taken by the lockbox service....now why didn't I think of this?

Want more information - check out http://rently.com/


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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Love learning great new stuff AND catching up with old friends in the business.  Great day!

I just took a short sale CE class that covered some awesome information that I know I will use.  Good to learn.

All the best, Michelle

Oct 19, 2012 03:47 AM #1
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

You did get some great information that will make your life a lot easier.  And, you should be proud of what you contributed to the community!  Good for you, Wallace, good for you and everyone who was involved.

Oct 19, 2012 04:51 AM #2
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Wallace  The technology is more than amazing in your part of the business just as in all other aspects of reAL state

Oct 19, 2012 07:39 AM #3
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Wallace-Technology and efficiency-they go hand in hand and make lots of difficult things easier. Great for time shifting too.

Oct 19, 2012 03:03 PM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Wallace.  Good for you.  You gave up a lot of time to help make that project successful.  We need more people like you helping non-profits work.

Oct 19, 2012 08:51 PM #5
Frank Laisch
AmTrust Title Insurance Company - Chicago, IL
"The Insurance Guy"

Wallace, I heard it was a great event. there is always good learning at the these events The Supra lock boxes look pretty cool. looking forward to NAR next month in Orlando  

Oct 19, 2012 10:49 PM #6
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I just signed up with this organization. My goal is to attend next year's conference to be with the best minds in property management. I will start with my local board and move up to the national level over next 12 months.

Oct 20, 2012 01:07 AM #7
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

2013 Convention is in San Diego....taking the RMP classes give the property manager GREAT resources and information from EXPERIENCED property managers...I learned about putting keyboxes on properties from a course over 15 years ago in VaBeach...


Oct 20, 2012 02:28 AM #8
Bob Souza (925) 513-3400 & Leilani Souza (916) 408-5500 Souza Realty - Real Estate Broker in Placer County, California
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Lincoln, Auburn, Meadow Vista (Placer Coun... - Roseville, CA
Homes & Land, Real Estate Investments and Rentals

Wallace, that's an interesting lockbox you described...one that requires credit card info and access being good for 24 hours? Hmmm, I guess I'm curious enough to check it out on rently.com. :)


Oct 21, 2012 02:57 PM #9
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