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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
As the summer progresses use any free time you have to declutter your workspace.  In Highlands Ranch property management there may be hundreds of miscellaneous notes in your system about small items that didn’t need to be addressed right away.  Sort through these and take action to the ones that need it and get rid of anything that may have been handled already.  Follow up with certain tenants to confirm the work was done.  Follow up with owners to see if they are satisfied with the work done.                Go through your work cell phones and delete everything you don’t need any more.  This can be a summer’s worth of contacts that you won’t be talking to any longer.  This includes random people for showings, agents you worked with over the summer and previous tenants who have moved ou...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
We are constantly watching the housing market in Tresana Highlands Ranch Condos. With the continued surge in demand for Highlands Ranch Condos, we are searching the MLS every day for new listings and updating our clients on recent sold prices. We know the challenging market is creating a rough time for many buyers. We wanted to share some of the most recent statistics here.Recent Market Stats: There are Currently 2 active Tresana Condos on the market. There are currently 33 active Highlands Ranch Condos on the market. Under contract Tresana Condos on the market: 3. Under contract Highlands Ranch Condos on the market: 37. There are 0 Highlands Ranch foreclosures on the market. Average prices decreased $8,842.00 over the last year from $540,047 to $548,889. We will continue to watch this ...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
    If you are a part of a networking group, you will have to hone in your sales manager moment or minute. This is the best encapsulated version of your services that can educate and request a call to action.  You may have to pitch this over the phone or in person and so preparing your perfect pitch is key.  In Highlands Ranch property management, we are constantly answering similar questions when we field new clients.  The same happens in our many networking events we attend.  Here’s how we simplified our sales commercial.                The first thing you need to do is put it into language that the client or networking partner can understand quickly.  Depending on how specialized your field is, people may only have an idea of what your business entails, and not the gritty details.  M...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Many clients and professionals in your fields will come to you for advice at some point in time.  Giving advice is nuanced, and can be very persuasive to who you give it to.  There are many things to consider before giving out advice.  In Highlands Ranch property management, many first time investors will be coming to us for advice on rental rates and market conditions.  Some homeowners are just curious how their house stands up to their neighbor, or if they can really get what John down the street got for his rent.  We treat everyone with an inquiry the same way.First we assess our local expertise on the matter.  There are a lot of news reports and articles with data that very confidently claim certain things.  Interpreting data is a skill of its own, and there are a ton of sweeping ge...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Gas prices are approaching the lowest levels they’ve been since 2005 and this summer you may want to get more mileage out the gas you put in your tank.  The best way to beat the dependence on gas is to get an electric car, but that isn’t feasible for everybody.  Until more options become available for sustainable transport, try out these driving tips to optimize your gas consumption.When it’s hot in the summer months you will undoubtedly want to blast the A/C.  This can run through your gas tank pretty quickly if you have it on high all the time. Having the windows down creates drag and wind resistance, which can cause your car to push a little harder to maintain certain speeds.  A good hybrid for cooling involves having the windows down at low speeds and the A/C on low at high speeds. ...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
                When building long business relationships you have to offer a lot to potential business partners and clients.  To maintain a solid reputation you must strive to be invaluable.  Blue Olive Properties has been invaluable to our Highlands Ranch property management clients and have provided them a great service over the years.  This brings career longevity, creates new referral partners and solidifies your position as a valuable asset to those you already work with.  There are several ways to make yourself or your organization invaluable.                Be sure to understand everything about your process, your business, and as much as you can about your industry.  People who know just the bare minimum will just scrape by and limit the value they can offer others.  Always und...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Everyone should be breaking up their daily work day.  Whether it’s getting up and taking a quick 2-minute walk around the building, simple stretches at your desk or a 15-minute micro break to recharge, these small breaks can improve your mood and work output.  In Highlands Ranch property managementthere may be long stretches of putting out fires that require you chained to your desk.  It is always good to allow for this mini 15 minute breaks whenever you can fit them.Never underestimate a quick walk around your building.  With the weather getting increasingly warm it is getting easier to do.  Some buildings may have the AC on too low, so getting outside and feeling the sun can be a much needed activity.Sometimes your workstation can start to become cluttered and unruly.  Taking a 15-min...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
We are constantly watching the housing market in Shadow Canyon Highlands Ranch Condos. Demand for Highlands Ranch Condos remains incredibly high as Buyers continue to struggle tofind homes on the market. We know the challenging market is creating a rough time for many buyers. We wanted to share some of the most recent statistics here.Some of the Key Points: There are 2 active Shadow Canyon Condos on the market. There are 27 active Highlands Ranch Condos on the market. Under contract Shadow Canyon Condos on the market: 5. Under contract Highlands Ranch Condos on the market: 42. There are 0 Highlands Ranch foreclosures on the market. Average prices increased $70,496.00 over the last year from $217,878 to $288,374. We will continue to watch this market and report the data here. Hopefully w...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
There is a great meeting this evening at the Eastridge Rec Center. Tonight at 5:30pm until 9:30pm will be the Architectural Review Committee. In the Keystone Conference Room will be this great meeting. The Architectural Committee is responsible for reviewing plans for exterior improvements being made to residential properties by homeowners. The Committee is also responsible for enforcing covenants outline within the Community Declaration, by-laws, and supplemental declarations. Working in Highlands Ranch property management we have actual stakes in the outcomes of these meetings. There are many things that are decided that will have interesting ramifications and sometimes unforeseen consequences in the managed sphere. Since we have many homes that we manage in Firelight, Eastridge, High...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
               We have some tips for you for the hot summer month of June.  June 21 is the Summer Equinox and officially the heralding of summer.  This past week however has been in line historically with summer arriving well in advance of the official date.  The temperatures have flirted with the line into the triple digits.  We are lucky to not have such hot days so often during the year. But the beginning of June always seems to be the hottest or seem that way due to its proximity to great spring temperatures.  Our experience in Highlands Ranch property management, is that AC’s tend to go out on the hottest days of the year, leaving you time to struggle with the heat while the increasingly busy HVAC vendors try desperately to fit you in after hours or on the weekends.  It’s a frustra...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
With increasingly hot days, it can be tiresome and daunting to try and get outside.  When you are chained to your desk all day, and arrive to the office early and leave right at 5, you will be able to miss the hot weather much easier. If you have a window, your mood can improve with each day of sunshine.  In Highlands Ranch property management, we have several days each week that are reliably sunny, even without the great temperatures.  No matter how brisk it is, there is still a silver lining in the amount of sunshine pouring through.  This is still problematic for attempting to get outside and ride your bike or take a run while the sun is out.   At 5:00pm you may only want to make it home, especially if there is a bunch of traffic to take on head on. If the above paragraph speaks to y...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
During any time of the year it is important to have good phone habits.  When you are in the office you can of course commit yourself to answering the phone on the first ring.  But with showing phones, or work phones it becomes much more difficult.  Especially when this phone is ringing off the hook.  When surrounded by a mountain of incoming calls one must devise a strategy to field them all.  Ensuring everyone gets a response should be the most important thing.  In Highlands Ranch property management our phone is ringing more than it is off.  This is just a simple fact of the business.  A necessary evil if you will.  Here is how we often tackle this issue.                What we find helps immensely is having the answer for what people may be calling for on hand.  This can either be a ...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
         With Hot June air rolling in, it can feel like the only place you want to stay is inside for your lunch break.  The days get punishingly warm if you are not careful. You may also default much more to delivery food.  Traditionally, people have an actual hour to eat lunch.  That is a long chunk of the work day to just be eating, so here are some ways to increase productivity during lunch, without just working at your desk.  In Highlands Ranch property management, we often have a lunch hour when there is a moment to take it.  Certain day to day situations dictate that we can’t just drop everything at 12 noon every day.  Here is what we do when we want to keep being productive during that time.                You should really step away from the phones and emails.  Answering a call...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
New tenants to Highlands Ranch that have just secured a home in these summer months will look to something to do once they have unsettled and unpacked their belongings.  There are plenty of ways to fill up your time once you have started to adjust to new life in Highlands Ranch.  You should run down to the 4 rec centers and get your card for you and your family.  Once you have access to all 4 rec centers there becomes a host of available options for you and your family to fill up their time.  Working in Highlands Ranch property management, we have had several weeks of time cumulatively spent at these rec centers.  Whether its for weight lifting or tennis, there is truly something for everyone.  Your rec center cards don’t expire for years as well, so you can continually use their servic...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Today is the First of June. Usually the advent of summer is not far behind and there are many hot days to follow. We are officially out of any chance of a late snow. Historically Mother’s Day is usually the point where you can expect one last snow, but this year it did not come. In recent years in Highlands Ranch property management, we have had to time our sprinkler turn now with the seemingly unpredictable last weeks of weather in May. We have had some snow on May 15 and sometimes on the 20th. This year looks like that did not happen at all. We had one cold day that was a little wet around 5/19, but it did not hold, and no snows came. So now we embrace summer fully as we head into the summer equinox. We measure the summer in many ways and this is usually a high point in the season. Th...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
This Saturday June 2nd from 2:00pm to 6:00pm will be the Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. A new event, with the hopes of becoming an annual event, that has already had a good 5 years before it. This will be the 6th iteration of the event and the benefit to having a Highlands Ranch property management office so close to it means that we will be able to get tickets and attend with everyone else in our great community. If the event has not sold out yet, then you may be able to buy tickets at the door. Tickets purchased online are the biggest suggestion. We recommend you check the event page before trying to just show up on the day. It has sold out in years past and there is a high probability the same will occur this Saturday. The Civic Green Park can only hold so many after all. This Beer F...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Several new clients have been contacted us this month asking about Verona Highlands Ranch Townhomes. With the continued surge in demand for Highlands Ranch Townhomes, we are searching the MLS every day for new listings and updating our clients on recent sold prices. Yesterday we created this statistical report for one of our homebuyers, and wanted to post the information here as well.Important Market Facts: Active Verona Townhomes on the market: 5. Active Highlands Ranch Townhomes on the market: 31. There are 0 under contract Verona Townhomes on the market. There are 51 under contract Highlands Ranch Townhomes on the market. There are 0 Highlands Ranch foreclosures on the market. Average prices increased $89,137.00 over the last year from $639,863 to $729,000. We love reporting on posit...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Tomorrow night in Highlands Ranch at the Civic Green Park at 9370 Ridgeline in Highlands Ranch at 5/25/18 at 6:30pm and concluding at 8:30pm will be the Culture on the Green series. A monthly outdoor entertainment series in Highlands Ranch that is a ton of fun and is once a month during the summer months.  Part of Highlands Ranch property management is keeping tracks of events like these. This free entertainment is a series of three, one in May one in June and One in July. These professional performances provide a variety of features in shows that have widespread appeal as well as family appeal. These are full of fun and totally family friendly entertainment. Pac a picnic and enjoy live entertainment in the heart of Highlands Ranch. All these concerts and other entertainment series are ...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
                Making sure you come to an organized work space every day is of paramount importance.  You need to physically organize your workspace today.  You must always strive to work smarter, never harder. OF the many challenges Highlands Ranch property management provides, the one that is the most detrimental to daily productivity is interruption of any kind.  The attention and dedication that you must dedicate to the craft is immense, and workspace devoid of clutter will help you align with that goal.                Analyze every element of your desk that is superfluous.  We tend to trend towards minimalistic setups with plenty of desktop solace.  This always leads to extra papers and Knick knacks taking up much needed space.  Target clutter first and eradicate it with prejudice...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch Townhomes for sale have seen a huge demand the last few weeks and we've been busy showing clients anything that gets listed in the MLS. In such an active market, the latest numbers and statistics are constantly changing, and we want to do everything we can to make sure our clients have the most accurate data. One of clients is preparing to make on offer on a home in the area, and we prepared this statistical report for them. We though it may help some of you as well.Here are some of the Market Highlights: There are 137 active Highlands Ranch Townhomes on the market. Currently under contract Highlands Ranch Townhomes on the market: 259. There are 0 Highlands Ranch foreclosures on the market. Average prices increased $50,762.00 over the last year from $395,976 to $446,738....
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