We Wish You a Merry Christmas

By
Property Manager with Martin Presence Group Brok.0995682636-ASA

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go, and your rental properties are no exception. Since your properties survived Thanksgiving, now would be a good time to ensure they survive Christmas as well.

First, start with a safety check of each of your rentals. Check gas lines, external lights, and smoke detectors. If your budget allows (or if your jurisdiction mandates it), install CO detectors, as well. Make sure that fire extinguishers are in good working order; it may be time to get them refilled, too. Your tenants will appreciate a landlord that seems concerned about their safety.

Secondly, make a point of reminding your tenants of basic Christmas safety tips. By taking just a few safety precautions and by gently reminding your tenants of some of these safety tips (see below), you can save you and your tenants a lot of trouble, even heartbreak. You may also save lives. There is no tragedy worse than one that is totally preventable. Most fires are completely avoidable. Common sense should guide your recommendations.

Martin Presence Property Management wants to wish all of our clients a very merry Christmas, and remember, if the season has you running ragged, let us take over the responsibilities of all of your property management duties including tenant screening, background check, and credit check needs. We have special elf training.

 

Sing a Little Christmas Safety

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

That beautiful fragrant tree that you brought home after Thanksgiving was

never intended to be cut, brought indoors in dry, heated air, and covered

with electricity. If a tree is not maintained properly, it is a recipe for disaster.

Trees should be kept well-watered and lights should be turned off when you

go to sleep. Unattended lights have caused many house fires. It is important

to follow light manufacturers’ safety precautions and directions.

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Open fire? Enough said. Candles are a beautiful part of Christmas. The

placement of candles is important in the prevention of building fires. Keep

candles well away from anything flammable, including the Christmas tree. Pets,

children, and even gravity can cause a tree to fall unexpectedly and if it falls on a

lit candle, it can create a flash fire in a matter of seconds. Never leave a child

alone with a lit candle, and never leave a candle unattended. Better yet, invest in

LED candles and never have to worry about, or even buy candles again.

Deck the Halls

Lights, both interior and exterior, wear out. Due to age, the elements, and the way

we pack them away, wires become weak and tend to short out over time. Holiday

lights are extremely inexpensive nowadays, so replace them after a few years and

definitely replace them if you suspect that they are becoming worn.

…and have yourself a merry little Christmas now!



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Glad to hear that all is well in your neck of the woods, and we wish you all the best.  Have a great weekend. A

Dec 09, 2017 11:59 AM #1
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Corey Martin - We cannot be reminded enough of all the safety related items we need to wathc for during the holiday season. 

Dec 09, 2017 12:35 PM #2
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William Feela
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Keep safe tis holiday and lets hope others do the same.  Merry Christmas

Dec 09, 2017 07:10 PM #3
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Debbie Reynolds
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I sure don't want to hear of any mishaps during the holiday season. I hope everyone will take special care to stay safe.

Dec 09, 2017 08:28 PM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Corey.

Safety should be on the top of priorities to your clients.  BTW, Merry Christmas, hope 2018 is a banner year for you

Dec 10, 2017 12:52 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Corey - the holidays always create an elevated danger.  We keep a fire extinguisher by our tree.

Dec 14, 2017 08:41 AM #6
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Corey, how smart of you to offer such detailed precautions to your landlords and anyone affiliated with your property management business. Really, these are tips that all of us can be mindful of! 

Dec 18, 2017 07:12 PM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Corey.  Looks like you're on top of all aspects for a safe Christmas.

Dec 19, 2017 04:52 AM #8
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Merry, Merry Corey. This is a timely post filled with life-saving reminders. Thanks for sharing it with us. Last year, we had a tree that stopped taking water - it was tinder dry nearly 10 days before Christmas - out it went. :) 

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Corey,

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

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