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anybody else have any feedback on software for property managementNot all property managers are accounting experts, but accurate and organized accounting systems are nonetheless a crucial part of effective property management. Luckily for those of us that don’t have a significant background in ac...
05/30/2010
Please read this it is very important This is what a Craigslist SCAM Ad Looks Like *  The rent is HALF of what it SHOULD BE for the Home *  Scammers almost ALWAYS use SFRs as bait *  The description is very GENERIC *  The e-mail is a NAME w/# in it so the SCAMMERS can keep track of the AD they ar...
05/21/2010
this might be pretty nice to tryMy first GotoMeeting.com Listing Presentation and Pricing Workout today was an A, YEAHHH! Technology can leave you flat on your behind. Or it can place you light years ahead. It can make you look silly or fabulous. It is a definite hold your breath and pray all day...
05/19/2010
One of the many things that people don't think of in this business and need to. thank you again for the postOne of the HARDEST aspects of property management is dealing with the death of a tenant. In 45 years, it has only happened to me twice * once a lower apartment reported water coming through...
04/26/2010
This is a very good story and a important one as wellI am a compulsive early mortgage payer.  And still, last week I got a bone chilling letter in the mail from the gigantic bank that holds my mortgage.  It told me basically that I was on their deadbeat list - my mortgage was a late.  If I didn't...
04/20/2010
If you read nothing else read this postFollowing is a copy of an e-mail sent to an inquiry for a home to rent posted on Criagslist.  The scammer copied one of my listings, pictures, description and all, and has posted it on Craigslist as a rental.  They claim they are now out of the country.  The...
04/06/2010
I have had this happen a couple of times with cleintsI've been working with a real estate agent out of the area in regards to real estate training.  Most recently I had to laugh when we did the buyer series, the routine question after we are done, did you get anything out of the training?  The on...
03/30/2010
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about how I get paid and who foots the bill. It never occurred to me that it was an area of confusion, and since it seems like it makes people a little uncomfortable to ask, I thought I'd just go ahead and straighten the issue out. When a homeowner list...
03/29/2010
This is truly a tell all storyFirst let me say, I am not a Realtor. However, as a Plano Home Staging Professional, my business involves selling real estate.  And even though I am not a Realtor nor selling my home one thing I do know is that selling a home yourself is not a good idea! Let me expla...
03/29/2010
I 100 % agree with this check it out JUST LOOKING IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIED ADS or ONLINE RENTAL LISTINGS for COMPARABLE RENTAL RATES.... Prospective tenants have many ways to check comparable rental rates besides the newspaper and Craigslist.  Local property managers, Realtors, the inter...
03/22/2010
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