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Happy Earth Day!  What are you doing today to honor your mother?  Well, by mother, I mean Mother Earth.  At home, we have: Switched to online statements (utilities, credit card, bank statements)  Eliminated one-time use products (plastic-wrap, straws, single-serving packaged foods) Reduce plastic...
                                                                          After a lengthy phone call and some time spent drawing up a creative action plan for a property manager, I felt confident that we had touched down on all the services he needed and shortly he would begin using our property ...
I have a dream... ON MY PLANET... community memebers will be able to create local policy that allows freedom from intergallactic control (I know... it's a pretty big dream...) Afterall, being a part in a community is suppose to give you a voice.  ON MY PLANET...As a community member on this plane...
While my day is playing out, I many times stumble across property management inspiration and stories that make me go "Ew!", "Aaaaahhhh" and "No way!!!"  With customers across the globe managing an endless variety of properties within a wide demographic, it's never a boring job.  At Rentec Direct,...
We've all experienced finding a random box of history - old love letters, warranty manuals for long-forgotten devices, a box of checks for a bank account you no longer use.  Today I found a file that made me sigh "oh dear lord!"  The file was labeled "OWNER YEARLY STATEMENTS" and in it was stack ...
My husband made this silly ceramic platter for an art show this month and he isn't fooling me!   Just because the character has brown hair instead of strawberry blonde and she wants Chardonnay verses Cabernet,   I still know he's exposing my secret prayer.  ;) Happy Wednesday! -------------------...
Just down the road from my home, a subleasing debacle is underway.  The Story  Long-time local family owns a local business that flourishes due to community support.  They also happen to own extensive acreage of pristine farm land that borders two valley river basins .  The land-owners are not fa...
Active Rain? you ask...   Why yes, indeed!! And this year, we're thankful it's finally arrived! Janell is a member of Rentec Direct, a web-based property management software solution out of Oregon, offering tools to Landlords and professional Property Managers, including tenant screening.
I just noticed the date in the lower left corner of my computer and realized that 12 years ago today, I took a leap of faith and met a stranger for a lunch-date.  That stranger ended up becoming my husband.   If I take a trip down memory lane, I am amazed at the different landscapes we've travers...
I watched this artsy video today and I wanted to share it with y'all as it's such a clear and simple message about how to foster the relationships we all seek and depend on to be happy.   Without relationships, we are mere commodities to be used and discarded, and who likes that?  Wishing you all...

Janell Kittleson

Rentec Direct
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