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Archive for January, 2013

Three Big Plans of Attack for Reducing Expenses By Mike Butler

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by .

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If you discover you have negative cash flow, you must take action now to turn it around.  Correcting negative cash flow involves doing things NOW to stop the bleeding. It might conflict with a conservative long-term investment game plan, but remember, [...]

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Tips to Prepare for a Wet Season: Rain or Shine, Be Prepared! Interview with Mark Sanchez, ACC Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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Water intrusion happens, whether it’s from a heavy rain, flood or plumbing malfunction, when it occurs it’s important to know how to battle mold growth.  In this interview, Mark shares his tips on how to keep water out of your building and prevent a mold problem from starting and turning hazardous. [...]

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Dealing With the “Uninvited” Subtenant – By Henry Karnilowicz, SPOSFI President

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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What do you do if you learn that your tenant has moved in a roommate without your permission? 

This topic comes up often in our monthly Legal Panel and is one in which we devoted an entire meeting to.  Some of you reported that you are presently experiencing what you believe to be unwarranted occupancies and asked for immediate help.  [...]

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Three Ways to Track Your Apartment Advertising Like a Hawk © – By Ernest F. Oriente, The Coach

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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Tired of pouring endless money into advertising?  Do you wonder which ads are “REALLY” working for the properties you manage?  Would you like a bullet-proof system for capturing the results from your advertising?  Below are three concepts that will enable you to track your advertising like a hawk!  Really, it’s that simple! [...]

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Five Things Landlords Want from Vendors – By Teresa Billingsley

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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Doing repairs on rental properties and interacting with tenants adds a whole new component to maintenance. Vendors who recognize the intricate skill and experience required to get the job done are an asset to rental property owners. If you master these five areas and consistently perform them well you will make yourself more marketable. [...]

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2013 Brings New Water Heater Requirements – By Tom Squier

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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January 1st, 2013 means a new beginning, resolutions, or maybe just too many bowl games or not enough…you decide. For us, the New Year represents the fundamental transformation of the commercial water heater industry as we know it. [...]

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4 Super Landlord Tips and How to Collect on Tenant/Eviction Judgments – By Jeffrey Taylor

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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Super Landlord Tip 1

Include in your lease the following wording: “Resident agrees to pay Landlord a service charge of $25 if it is necessary to deliver a legal notice for any violation of the rental agreement to this address.” [...]

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Choosing the Right Vendor for Your Property – By Cliff Hockley

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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In over twenty six years as a property manager, we have been faced with numerous challenges with our vendors.  Let me give you a few examples: [...]

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Letters to the Editor…

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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Dear AOA:

We continue to find membership with AOA invaluable and want to thank so many of you in your valley office these many years.  Specifically, Marilyn has always been fantastic as has Karen, Toni and Shelly – thank you all again.  Good service should always be commended as well.  Regards, John B. Patton [...]

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Is It Mold or Mildew? – By James F. McClung, Jr.

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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Property owners and management companies know how hard it is to find and keep good tenants.  If a tenant complains about suspected mold, it’s important to take it seriously.  Having vendors in place, (mold consultants and remediation contractors), allows a property owner or management company to react quickly to a mold complaint.  A quick reaction keeps the tenant satisfied and is essential in minimizing risks for potential liability concerns.  [...]

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