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Real Estate Broker Owner - Gibson Management Group, Ltd.
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Many states * NY and WA * have turned down NASCAR/auto racing tracks which is a shame for local economies AND residents' quality of life.....NASCAR tracks have been likened to a footbal stadium which is totally apples v oranges...Want a GOOD * CLEAN * FAMILY sport * it's NASCAR....NASCAR heated u...
Posted 9 months ago
I SAY NO......there are too many options for property damage and health concerns...if a resident asks, I suggest they check with their renter's insurance carrierFireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. But injuries, fires and home insurance claims are also a part of this...
Posted 10 months ago
I have  standard letter of "unintended consequences" that I send tenants who contact the property owners....it goes something like they now question my (Wallace's) judgement in placing them (the tenants) in their property and have suggested that I consider NOT renewing their lease....RutRo!  This...
Posted 10 months ago
PETS ARE NOT A PROTECTED CLASS FOR FEDERAL or STATE DISCRIMINATION complaints and this is issue is TOTALLY directed by property insurance underwriters' list of DANGEROUS BREEDS of dogs. http://www.forbes.com/sites/cateyhill/2012/05/30/11-riskiest-dog-breeds-for-homeowners-and-renters/ Pit Bulls &...
Posted 10 months ago
ActiveRain will be unavailable tonight, July 2nd from 9:30pm until 11pm Pacific.  This downtime is necessary for the completion of the updates per IT. The biggest update you will notice is a new url for your profile page: Current:  http://activerain.com/kerrielil New:       http://activerain.com/...
Posted 10 months ago
I'd NEVER waive a credit check and in our area, many poorly qualified residents often use newbie real estate agents that they have told LIES to.....I ONLY hear "they will make GREAT tenants from real estate agents"   HOW DO THEY KNOW?   We're working with a young couple who are looking to rent a...
Posted 10 months ago
If you are a fan of Dan Brown and plan on reading his newest * INFERNO * you won't be able to get Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon out of your head when you read of his LATEST what-am-I-doing-here tale. I stopped reading Clive Cussler books because Dirk kept getting in wet, in TIGHT places with NO AIR...
Posted 10 months ago
I did a PRE-move-out property inspection in April to see what needed to be done to RErent the property and when I gave entry notice to my current residents, they advised me that 1) they would be on vacation; and that they 2) had a camera system in their rental home with the recording feed viewabl...
Posted 10 months ago
If my departing tenants follow my check-out instructions, use the CLEANING service vendors I suggest then they will most probably get all of their deposit back. One issue that STILL seems to remain a bone of contention is DIRT.  A departing resident wanted to ARGUE with me that the WEAR/DIRT trai...
Posted 10 months ago
Tenants need to be prepared for a FORMS FEE for this process from their landlord...there are too many caveats from lenders - no e-mail verification/fax only, etc - so that many property managers and PROFESSIONAL landlords CHARGE for this service....I spent 15 minutes trying to log into a lender's...
Posted 10 months ago
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