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RECENT BLOG POSTS
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
I have LONG HELD that this would be coming....ownership of pictures is one thing; however, the safety of the PROPERTY and it's OCCUPANTS is another and should be respected by all! If you thought having to remove your shoes prior to entering a home was a hassle, you might also have to leave your c...
04/10/2013
My rental application is only 1 page and one-third of that is boilerplate Q&A about filing bankruptcy, being evicted, having a criminal history so completing it is fairly easy; however, for some reason, some rental prospects are curious why I require some of the information I am requesting. This ...
04/10/2013
I actually did general brokerage for 2 years when I was in Hawaii - I was told I needed a 6 month budget of funds in case I did not do any brokerage - I listed my townhouse as well as a friend's townhouse - sold their condo, sold them another townhouse and then took my townhouse off the market - ...
04/07/2013
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