PropertyManagementMaven * LandlordWhisperer

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Gibson Management Group, Ltd.
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As a professional property manager, I am tasked with identifying the problem AND finding the solution BEFORE I call my client or customer about my CORRECTIVE actions! Answer - drag a magnet along the parking lot....I always ask roofing contractors if they will do this AFTER REroofing one of my pr...
I have my FLASHLIGHT app on my EVO Android phone and tablet.  I always offer a lunch time showing slot OR weekend AM time slot rather than showing after 5P when IT IS DARK! Showing Property After Dark is very common this time of year. While this in itself is nothing new, what is new, are the num...
Checking with a fellow property manager I have mentored in the past to wish him a Happy New Year, he showed me a Small Claims Court warrant in debt he was just served. The GUARANTOR of a lease is suing him for the return of the security deposit.  He asked me what I thought. When I used guarantor ...
I saw the announcement for this new website/service and I thought it was a good idea BUT why aren't the BIG 3 SUPER Credit Bureaus doing this.   Maybe they will get on the bandwagon since they have the resources to do this type of verification at their fingertips.  From their website.... Like mos...
This is good information and listing agents should have this to council their condo sellers. I stopped taking rental properties to manage in SELFmanaged HOAs over a decade ago.  Too many personalities and lack of diligence from SELFmanagement.  I wish lenders would look at SELFmanagement as a NEG...
In NASCAR, it is called the "silly season" when drivers, teams, owners and sponsors switch "rides" before the NEXT season. This year's FEEL GOOD story may be the possibility of the "Cuban Missle" Aric Almirola going to the HISTORIC #43 of Richard Petty Motorsports. Almirola has virtially no exper...
I've been having more discussions lately with rental prospect callerts who THINK that a Rental listing SqFt is the same as For Sale listing...and it is NOT. While the UNimproved SqFt of a For Sale property may mean something to a prospective buyer, I'd rather have that description space in the li...
I L♥VE Ken Jennings * the JEAPORDY champ and BIGGEST WINNER in game show history.  I actually KNEW the answer to the final question he missed to end his 75 show winning streak.   WHAT is H&R Block, Alex? Ken now has a great blog about the END OF THE WORLD.....NO, not the Tom Cruise "end" but for ...
My sister gave me the cute book * On Being Blonde * Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes..... ON SEX * Nothing risque, nothing gained * Jayne Mansfield * Mother of actress Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order SVU ON MEN * God created man, but I could do better * Erma Bombeck ON BEAUTY...
I'm REblogging this post becuase this is something that property managers and landlords have to deal with on a regular basis. Like BBB complaints, I never respond to lawyer letters.  I received one this summer about a withheld security deposit and in their letter, the attorney indicated I could O...

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM

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