Rental Scams 2.0

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Property Managers across the country are reporting an uptick in rental scams. These scammers or “fake landlords” are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods, and are taking advantage of a robust rental market, and renters’ sense of urgency in the face of housing shortages in many markets.   In previous years, one of the more […]

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Emotional Support Animals – Brand New Class!

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Greetings on this sunny summer day! Just a quick note to let you know I have a brand new course that was just approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission for 3 hours CE credit in Property Management. The title is “ESAs in SFRs (and Apartments).”  The course is an exploration of the Property Manager’s […]

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My dad was a roofer.

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I still remember those days, sitting on a very high stool, in his workshop/office. Busying myself with lord-knows-what, while he worked. Little pieces and parts…all of them, scattered on the desk. Lots of pencils. Drawings. Unopened mail. Invoices never sent. Collections never pursued. No systems or procedures in place. Just the art. Just the art […]

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Safety First!

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  In our business as property managers, we recognize the importance of providing our tenants with a safe property in which to live or do business. If it’s within our control and area of responsibility, we eliminate obvious safety hazards, as an important aspect of our overall risk-management strategy.   Yet, how often do we […]

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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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“Can you get a bid on that?” (How to handle owner requests for bids on small jobs)

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As a Nevada Property Manager, you know how challenging it can be to find and retain qualified vendors to do the myriad small jobs for the rental homes you manage. Now that we’re working against “The Tesla Effect,” it’s becomming even more difficult to find vendors who are willing to take on those small jobs at fair […]

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Nevada Property Managers – Consent to Act

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This topic seems to come up very frequently, in my Nevada classes. “When should I present the Consent to Act form?”   Although there are varying opinions on this subject, I’ll share mine. And, should your view differ, please don’t hesitate to comment on this post. Sharing information and opinions is a vital component of our […]

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Disparate Impact – Stop with the Panic Bells, Already!

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As you likely are aware, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down its ruling this week, affirming the validity of Disparate Impact Theory in Fair Housing cases. Immediately, some of my colleagues in the property management industry began ringing the panic bells. “This will change everything!” No, it won’t. This is Nothing New! […]

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