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RECENT BLOG POSTS
We are in SEVERE flu season * hand washing and face masks are everywhere * and while I don't have a lot of kids in my life, I no longer shake hands with rental prospects when showing properties and I have curtailed my desire to be Southern "kissing cousins".   So when my repairman's grandson/help...
01/06/2015
When property owners become rental property owners, they often forget that the property is NO LONGER THEIRS'.   YES....they can pay the mortgage, insurance, property taxes, maintenance and repair costs....and   YES....they can receive beneficial tax deductions against their income....and   YES......
01/05/2015
Finding out when rental prospects are moving is one of the first questions I ask in my PRE-screening routine.   Prospects coming from a "migration site" like Zillow, Move/Realtor, Trulia (sorry ActiveRain) do not see when a rental property is available so they often go through the FRUSTRATING pro...
01/04/2015
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01/03/2015
Now is a tough time of year to rent rental homes - for landlords and rental prospects.   Maybe it because they are fed up with (1) the noise from their neighbors; (2) too high utilities; (3) or have a baby coming in 7 months....the seem to contact me saying they HAVE A LEASE and NEED TO MOVE.   A...
01/02/2015
YES!  This explanation needs to be RE-blogged because there are changes from former point systems and even if you are not climbing the AR leaderboard, points will effect your blog placement within your county * city * state.   ActiveRain awards points to our members as a way to motivate them to e...
01/01/2015
In early December, I received the Realtor Emeritus designation from NAR. There were 2 of us awarded this designation out of over 600 members of our association.   To be fair, the NAR emeritus application wanted proof of my continued membership in NAR for the last 40 years.  I almost did not compl...
01/01/2015
Our area has very low unemployment so when job openings do occur, most employers have to outreach to other areas for new-hires.   This often means that would-be new-hires are coming to our area for job interviews several times and looking for suitable rental housing at the same time.  I don’t min...
08/27/2014
‘Tis the season to return security deposits and while many DIY landlords cringe at the thought of their departing residents not agreeing with their depo$it return, professional property managers have “tips” for doing it RIGHT. NUMBER 1:  Whether your business is an LLC or a corporation, name your...
08/23/2014
Life continues to be a challenge for many passive-aggressive rental prospects new to the area's rental market.   A rental prospect contacted me this AM with questions that were easily answered on the property listings on my web site AND wanted my assurances that there had been no CATS at the prop...
07/23/2014
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