Do you use criminal records in your tenant selection process?

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If so, you’ll want to read this.   “All levels of government should adopt requirements making it clear [that housing] cannot be denied to those with a criminal justice history, unless there is a legitimate public safety reason for doing so.” -Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing)   In […]

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New Fair Housing Class – Available Nationally

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The finishing touches have been applied, and it’s ready to go! A brand new class entitled “What’s New in Fair Housing: Cases, Settlements & Trends for Property Managers” is the result of many months of research, analysis, and compilation of information about the steadily-evolving trends and cases around the Federal Fair Housing Act, today. As […]

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Wow! This is a crazy market!

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In the last week, in northern Nevada, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in rental activity. Vacant properties are being snapped up in record time, all of a sudden. Have you seen it in your market?   In my observation, the increased activity is directly related not only to improved economic conditions, but a subtle shift […]

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How many of your owner/clients want to handle their own evictions?

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  What if your local court, the one with which you do business regularly as a Property Manager, ruled you can no longer represent your clients in eviction matters? The property owners must handle their own evictions, or hire an attorney.   Think that couldn’t happen?

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Growing a Property Management Business

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I had to chuckle this morning, when I read an article talking about how easy it is to expand your real estate business by adding property management services.  Easy, huh? I beg to differ.   Although it’s certainly true, the steady income of property management activity is enticing, setting up and running a property management operation […]

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Property Management on Purpose

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Much has been said about the “Accidental Landlord,” lately. It seems that a challenging sales market brings out the landlord in all of us. When the demand for housing shifts from owning to renting, the decision to become an investor-owner, rather than a seller, is one many of your clients have either already made, or […]

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Are you using video tours for your vacancies?

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What an awesome discovery this has been for me! I recently started using video tours to promote my vacant rental properties in Sparks, Spanish Springs and Reno. Not only did it seem like a far better way to showcase the property than the standard still photographs, but the video allows prospective renters to get a […]

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Resolutions for the New Year

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We all make them, don’t we? We all promise ourselves to do better, do more, and achieve the goals we missed in years past. And, if we’re like so many others, we lose sight of those goals in the madness of living, day to day.   This year, I would suggest to you, as a […]

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Are you brave enough to specialize?

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I see it all too often…real estate licensees claiming to do it all. Really, people?  Do you really mean to tell me that you’re a top listing agent, a savvy buyer’s representative, you list and sell residential property, multifamily, office, retail, and industrial properties, you provide property management services for all of these property types […]

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I’ll Be Presenting at the Century 21 International Convention

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That’s right! Century-21 Real Estate’s International Convention is set for March 3-6, 2012 in the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana, and I’ve been selected as one of this year’s presenters. I’m so excited to have this opportunity to talk about property management with some of the world’s most well-respected real estate professionals!   My […]

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