YES! I CAN Say That This Rental Listing is in EXCELLENT Condition!

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Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

In my Craigslist listings, I frequently indicate that my rental listings are in EXCELLENT or IMMACULATE condition and when I show occupied homes, I get the response that the home does not look like "tenants" live there.

 

 

I'm not sure how a property is supposed to look that is tenant occupied; however, just like the saying..."there are no BAD dogs, only BAD owners"...I suspect...."there are no occupied rental homes that are in BAD condition unless the landlord/property manager did not TRAIN their residents not to be BAD".

 

I go to great lenghts to make sure that my rental homes are in good to excellent condition when new residents move in AND I hold them to higher standards when they move out by:

 

1) I provide them with names of carpet and house cleaners as well as yard maintenance firms;

2) I provide them with their check-out cleaning instructions WHEN THEY MOVE IN and again in their check-out letter;

 

3) I end leases at noon on the 3rd Friday of the month so that there is sufficient time for the property to be prepped for the next residents;

 

4) I upgrade units between tenants * new ceiling fans, pressure wash the exterior; stain and seal decks and porches...

 

5)  AND I charge a 20% Service Fee if the departing residents don't perform these duties prior to move-out and I have them done and take these costs from their security deposit.

 

So YES, I can say that a property is in EXCELLENT condition because I make sure that it is!

 

 

 

 

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Wallace S. Gibson is a Certified Property Manager with over 50 years of property management experience and expertise.  She maintains a specialized property management business in Central Virginia serving Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa counties  

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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
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Wallace, like the 3rd Friday end of tenancy! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Jan 09, 2015 09:38 PM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

You are the ultimate when it comes to Property Management Wallace. 

Jan 09, 2015 09:50 PM #2
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Gita Bantwal
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Wallace, You are a good property manager. It is a difficult job.

Jan 10, 2015 08:22 PM #3
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Wallace.  Will you come to Massachusetts for me?

Jan 11, 2015 01:07 AM #4
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I love this post..  we have taken on managing a commercial strip. 

Jan 11, 2015 06:11 AM #5
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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CA - I think MA is out of geo-service area.......thank you for the offer

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