It has been a beautiful disaster in Texas, Our Texas.
As I sat in class in Grapevine MetroTex Association of Realtors a couple of weeks ago -- Broker Responsibility followed by Legal Update -- I anxiously watched weather analysts post where Harvey would strike and at what category level.
Concerned about big things like my family in Corpus Christi, Houston, Tomball, Kingwood, The Woodlands, Katy, Cypress and Victoria, as well as sweating the small stuff like class and my license renewal, I pondered all the good things that do come from challenges in an effort to comfort myself, knowing THE WAVE was about to hit.
What GOOD comes from BAD?
In the case of a storm like Harvey, how many GOOD stories did you see?
I have one.
My sister-in-law hopped in a truck in Fort Worth and went down and boat searched for people. She is a blonde, long-haired diva usually wearing red lipstick, long eye lashes and high heels, but when disaster struck, there she was in waders and the same clothes for 5 days. She found a perfectly intact framed 8x10 photo of a young man, probably 7 or 8 years old, grabbed it from the street-river and brought it home to go on an Internet quest to find the owner and a week later... she found the mama of the photographed, now grown soldier! She also brought home a dog. A dog she named... Harvey.
In the case studies from class, what GOOD comes from other people's BAD decisions or mistakes?
I have one.
We learn from it. TREC and TAR come up with better contract forms addressing yesterday's issues. TREPAC and state government work together to create new legislation addressing yesterday's legal problems. And new companies arise specializing in things other brokerages forbid within their independent contractor agreements and within their brokerage policies. Like...
These last few weeks in Texas while storms devastated our state, many of us in DFW spent time, money and gas collecting and delivering items to send south (via Manna Worldwide, for me) and while constantly running on E because there is no fuel at about 9 in 10 gas stations... life went on.
Meanwhile, landlords and tenants down south continue to sort out extreme property and personal belonging damage. We talked about this... in class... the ultimate real estate nightmare.
What in the world are landlords doing amid this crisis with their properties and their tenants? What a mess... No one wants it. Right? And no one specializes in investing or property managing, so most brokers don't want their agents performing these services, right?
A new company came out of this storm -- Reedy Creek Realty Services, specializing in what no one else wants right now -- property management.
If you are a Realtor in DFW Texas selling long term investments to your clients, will you please remember our new firm as your DFW area investors consider professional property management?
My staff and I will take good care, serving as far more than a fair weather friend.
What's my personal property management history?
I have owned properties here in DFW myself and successfully managed mine plus others for many, many years (15+) so property management is no stranger to me; however, this is a newly formed company separate and aside from my other brokerages and DBAs. This firm is special.
Questions to ask me:
- What is my vacancy rate or occupancy rate?
- What is my eviction rate?
- What is my tenant retention rate?
You may not even believe my answers... They're THAT good.
I care and I'm experienced.
THANK YOU for your trusted property management referrals in DFW Texas!
Please contact me about it anytime. 817-422-3322 cell
p.s. The work to help Texas hurricane victims will take YEARS. Please contact me if you do not know where to lend a hand. I can direct you to the places where I am serving and where your donations will 100% hit the areas most devastated and in need of donations and reconstruction.
Texas, Our Texas!