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Property Manager - Gibson Management Group, Ltd.
A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from the Hebrew, via Yiddish, and means one who understands, based on an accumulation of knowledge. Wikipedia
Well....they were called AGENTS, then ESTATE AGENTS; however, they were really property managers...thank you Downton Abbey. WHAT? You say were are the property managers? In the early episodes of the PBS series (you can see FREE on Amazon Prime) the finances of the Crawley house were in shambles b...
I have clients of almost a decade who have decided to sell their townhouse - fortunately, they got a purchase contract the weekend AFTER my residents of 5 years vacated the home. Prior to this, I agreed with sales agents (my referral) that I would have certain walls at the property painted with t...
Rental Home - Lake Monticello, VA Single family rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form Single family19 Wisteria Way Lake Monticello VA 22963  3 beds/2.5 baths$1395 / month      Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22947-01...
I recently read where homes close to Trader Joe's are more desirable and sell FASTER and for HIGHER prices.....good for them! IMHO * the REAL value relative to distance is from an AMAZON Fullfillment Center. While reading an article on how Amazon is going to start delivering their own goods with ...
Our local Realtor association posted on our Fb page that approsimately 50 real estate signs had been found?  Unlike pairs of socks, these signs had not been found behind the dryer....they were stacked in piles behind the maintenance building at a local 4,000+ HOA community....deposited there by t...
I just received an e-mail from Richard Thompson - the HOA expert - announcing his new book * Trade HOA Stress for Success and I must say HALLELUJAH!       Available in paperback for less than $10 or for Kindle FREE for subscribers....this should be a MUST read for every HOA board member, new HOA ...
During January and February, I take the time "refine" my resident handbook that accompanies my leases, my written material * cleaning instructions * as well as my move-in procedure.   My PRIOR move-in procedure including new front door mat (old one to the deck, back entry or garage), water bottle...
My mother graduated from COLLEGE (actually Furman University) with a Home Economics degree so I WISH I had paid more attention to her cooking skills because she had WONDERFUL recipes written on 3x5 cards that have disappeared over the years.    So with my new kitchen, I have started in my quest t...
While many "non-real estate professionals" may not see the trouble brewing here, Tim Harris of Inman clearly sees a problem with the MAJOR MLS data feed to Zillow possibly disappearing in April.   Is the beginning of the end of Zillow?   I receive almost half of my rental inquiries from Zillow/Tr...
I already have a vew rental homes posted on my web site for occupancy this summer where I know that the residents will be leaving....and ALREADY rental prospects are getting frustrated with the VERY SLIM choices they have.   While I will certainly have more rental homes available after I send out...

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM

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