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One day when there was a major traffic mess in my hometown on my drive to Rentec Direct headquarters, I took the advice of a friend who suggested I "like" the local Facebook group that reports on police/fire & rescue scanner activity in our area so I would have a head's up on any detours, etc.  E...
05/20/2015
If you have tenants, you will - TRUST ME - have a time when a tenant will come to you and say "I can't pay my rent.  Can I make payments?"  You may tell yourself now, as you drink your coffee and envision this hypothetical dead-beat tenant, that no-way-on-God's-green-earth will you accept a payme...
05/11/2015
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At least when it comes to monitor screen size.  Once you go big, you'll never go back.This past week, in celebration of rolling out vertically responsive software at Rentec Direct, we all received a gift from the big boss:  a fancy-pants, 32″ monitor.  WOWZER!  This baby is bigger than the TV I g...
04/28/2015
51 years ago today,  IBM released its flashy System/360 (S/360) mainframe computer and boy-howdy, was it sleek!!!  It could process up to 34,500 instructions per second.  Wow, that WAS pretty cool.  Nowadays your fit and trim desktop can process billions of instructions per second. It is staggeri...
04/07/2015
Last August I began following the case of Nicole Laube, a Portland, Oregon, woman who was murdered while working in Property Management a stone's throw from where I use to manage property for years.  I didn't know her but her story stayed with me long past the headlines news.  I couldn't shake th...
04/02/2015
The first thing that I'd like to do is... ??? We all know that ol' Jim Croce song and let's face it, we all wish we had more time.  More time to be with those we love, more time to get more work done, more time to take more adventures. Time is a gift!!  And in the business of helping people, if t...
04/01/2015
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It's true and it's my own fault.  Yesterday I thought I'd spice up my hair by coloring it with henna I bought in a box from our local herb shop.  It's an all-natural product so I figured it would render more "natural" looking results.  Holy Henna!  I look like a pumpkin.   This is not the first t...
04/01/2015
A Seattle, Washington, landlord was in the news again for his "slumlording" but this time it appears the city has had enough of his negligent Land- Lording with public health and safety violations and is set to seize a portion of his rental portfolio, bulldoze the houses and turn it into a city ...
03/17/2015
We have all heard the phrase that "word of mouth" is your best advertising and when referrals come my way for our property management software, I feel like I'm one step ahead in closing a sales lead.While I still consult with the Google Gods and knowledgeable online advice columns for online serv...
03/12/2015
Let's face it, dirty carpet is not attractive and replacing carpeting can be cost prohibitive.  What if your carpet cleaning vendor isn't available when you need him?  I am the queen of "ooopsy!" when it comes to walking, talking and carrying a beverage.  That could be why I might actually also b...
03/04/2015
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