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RECENT BLOG POSTS
I am in the process of amending and adding to my SPRING HVAC service list.  It will go with new property keys to my HVAC service firm on Friday. This AM, I received a call from one of my new clients that she has a service contract for her HVAC and that her firm needs to arrange entry. When I was ...
04/17/2013
IMHO * real estate agents who have EXCELLENT TENANT prospects NEVER DO...they do not have the resources and take the time to do a background check on their "prospects".....HELLO! That FAKE Rolex has a BATTERY! Recently we responded to a referral request from an agent in Houston whose client wasin...
04/15/2013
During my aggressive Craigslist posting marketing routine, I click on the DIY listings that frequently appear and as they return over and over * usually on Monday because they forgot to post on the weekend * more are featuring SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! Now...in my CINDERELLA Chronicles series, this...
04/15/2013
One of the pitfalls of my frequent use of Craigslist for marketing my clients' AVAILABLE rental properties is that they are EASY to FIND....by rental prospects AND listing SCAMMERS and LAZY Agents and BUYERS. Several of my clients have been contacted by UNknown persons indicating they want to BUY...
04/14/2013
I engage in drip marketing for rental roperty clients and it works - I target DIY out of area landlords and when they have a problem or a VACANCY, they call me. I have started 2 property management firms FROM SCRATCH from direct mail and it works...so work it!   Last week a real estate agent cont...
04/14/2013
I have a client with ZERO equity in his rental home who thinks BoA will modify his loan....tenants are leaving and he stopped paying his mortgage in December....He does not think he is in foreclosure... Recently, I answered a question from a reader about what they could do to refinance their unde...
04/13/2013
I'm not sure how I found out about Jack Daniels....the character in JA Konrath's thriller series that are named after Jack Daniels bourbon drink recipes...and I am VERY GLAD I did. Jack is a Chicago police detective formally known as Jacqueline until she married her husband * Alan Daniels * then ...
04/12/2013
Thank you, Conrad.......one of the blurred lines in the FHA is that there are EXEMPTIONS in the FEDERAL act and for states that follow the FEDERAL act in their own fair housing laws, these EXEMPTIONS may well survive and be MISunderstood by LOCAL and UNtrained testers.  April of 1968 at the urgin...
04/12/2013
Dulcy makes great points....Craigslist EARLY and OFTEN - I downloaded Cracking the Craigslist Code and use that routine for posting my listings AND then I take THAT link and post it on my firm's Fb page....all FREE To a landlord or property manager, vacancies are one of the biggest concerns since...
04/12/2013
I REQUIRE that my tenants place the property address in the subject line of their e-mails to me OR it automatically goes to my SPAM folder - and YES, this is in my resident handbook. IMHO * this agent is silly and creating double work for himself.   Are We Confirmed? Say What?   It was about 11 o...
04/11/2013
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