2015

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

2015

Tenant Retention: 3 Reasons Why It’s Important And 3 Strategies To Do It

12 August 2015
 Categories:
Real Estate, Blog

As a property manager, there is never a bad time to retain your tenants. Well, unless they are vandalizing your property in some way, then they need to be kicked to the curb. Otherwise, you want to minimize the number of tenants moving out of your properties for a number of reasons. Read on to learn more about why you want to keep your tenants happy and how you can do so.
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4 Types Of Social Media Posts All Property Managers Should Be Making

31 July 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Social media sites are powerful tools for property managers. They can help you find new tenants and also keep your current tenants engaged. To use social media to your advantage, you should be making these four types of posts on a regular basis: "Come visit between 9:00 and 12:00 today!" Often, potential residents won't want to shuffle through pages of information to see when your office is open. Create a post like this from time to time, and those who have been following you will not only be reminded of the existence of your community, but will also know when they should stop by.
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Understand The Finances Of Selling A House

17 July 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Many homeowners spend money to spruce up their house before they put it on the real estate market. They may naively think that they are done spending money on this house; however, this is not always the case. Talk with your real estate agent or your real estate attorney about the other costs that may come your way. Real Estate Agent Fees As the seller, you are responsible for paying your real estate agent as well as the buyer's real estate agent.
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Four Tips For Leasing Apartments As Vacation Rentals

26 June 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

A small apartment complex located near a busy tourist hub is one way you can own several vacation rentals in one. Owning and managing a short-term apartment complex comes with a different set of challenges compared to more traditional real estate options, so make sure you understand what you are taking on before you turn the apartments into a vacation destination. This list will provide you with four items you shouldn't overlook.
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Four Inexpensive Ways To Brighten Up Your Apartment Community’s Landscaping For Renting Season

11 June 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Thanks to warm weather and long hours of daylight, spring and summer are popular times to move. It's to your benefit to make sure your apartment community's landscaping looks neat and tidy in preparation for renting season. Luckily, you don't have to spend a fortune or weeks of your time to do so. These four quick-fixes will brighten up your community's land with little effort. Add some colorful potted plants near building entrances.
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About Me
Home Buying Tips for Empty Nesters

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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