Summer Newsletter for Tenants

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Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border
Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border

Tenant Newsletters are a great way to keep your renters informed, and remind them of the routine maintenance tasks for which they’re responsible.

Yet, year after year, many of us either crank out well-worn repeats of earlier newsletters, or worse, ‘stock’ newsletters written by an outside organization. And, some of us simply postpone the task until it’s a moot point. In talking with property managers all over the country, I hear more and more frequently their frustration over tenants not reading the newsletter, when it finally does reach their in-box.

 

How can we better communicate these important messages?  

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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 in our perception of economic conditions. Regardless of where you may stand, politically, there’s no denying that the mood has suddenly become one of optimism. Guarded optimism, perhaps, but we’re seeing evidence of it every day! Continue reading “Wow! This is a crazy market!”

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Are you using video tours for your vacancies?

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Do you post video tours?

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 really good “feel” for the property before ever making an appointment to see it. I personally show all my vacant rental properties; I don’t issue keys. As you might imagine, the video tour cuts down on the number of unsuccessful and no-show property showings. That’s just one benefit.  Continue reading “Are you using video tours for your vacancies?”

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Announcing: Truckee Meadows Property Management

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It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce the opening of my new company, Truckee Meadows Property Management, a division of Cook & Company, Ltd., specializing in property management of single family homes in the Sparks, Spanish Springs, and Reno areas.  Continue reading “Announcing: Truckee Meadows Property Management”

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