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2011 

I actually did a blog and a DIY landlord direct mail piece last year with examples of POOR photos in local Craigslist rental ads. The UNeven front window hedges * OPEN front door * TRASH CAN in the photo * DATE STAMP in the photo showing that the photo is 3 years old. This is a DIY landlord attem...
11/30/2011
I've seen some articles recently in the WSJ and other real estate trade publications and it is GREAT to see that Bloomberg has "see the light" and acknowledged that property management is a very VIABLE  real estate specialty service and that leasing UNsold homes through a profession...
11/29/2011
I'm fortunate to do 20% prospecting (farming) and 80% with current business because I HAVE business.  Property managers frequently just hope for the phone to ring OR an e-mail contact to ding their e-mail box. Property managers need to prospect for GOOD rental properties to lease and manage. ...
11/29/2011
I disagree with this post and think that Bill O'Reilly did a great job. Barney Frank is a JOKE ane he is retiring because his district has been REdrawn and he had a VERY strong Tea Party challenger last time. Frank and Dodd did EXTREME damage to our economy AND the real estate industry and IF...
11/29/2011
I have a 4-seater Mini that I bought to drive my dogs.  I also have a Lexus SUV that is difficult for my 80lb male English Springer Spaniel to get into....they like the Mini and I find that I am driving it alot - I can get a sign in it and it is great on gas! Are agents economizing their mode of ...
11/29/2011
I L♥VE The Chrome....our local MLS does not like it so I rarely use it * MLS * anymore...The Chrome is AWESOME!  If you don't have it, download it FREE!!!! I know that today is Cyber Monday and I know there are terrific deals to be had especially on new computers BUT before you purchase a new...
11/28/2011
As a property manager, some of the BIG real estate sites may not benefit us; however, we need to have a presence there and update it was necessary. I used to spend thousand$ of dollar$ in print media and now I am $pending my time to gain more dollar$ and I am enjoying it. These are just a few way...
11/27/2011
It has always amazed me how the NASCAR family has a historical reference. Richard Childress' grandson, Austin Dilon, won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Race championship in the #3 truck. The last time the #3 was in a NASCAR Nationwide race, it was driven by JR in the Wrangler #3 at Daytona an...
11/27/2011
I have always enjoyed sending out Christmas/Holiday cards and I have done them for clients and client-prospects for many years. I get my cards from Allport cards  http://www.allport.com/Catalog_Product.aspx?catid=4&prodid=1804 and I am sending their A VIRGINIA CHRISTMAS cards this year.  I ha...
11/27/2011
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Showing homes in the wintertime is a task - the sun sets earlier and the sun is lower in the sky and behind trees so having GOOD light during showings is a MUST As a major Plano Texas listing broker, I spend most of my time marketing my listings and servicing clients. As part of any listing I dis...
11/22/2011
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