BUSINESS


National Association of Property Managers

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Jul 2017

National Association of Property Managers

  The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) is an association of real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique problems and challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties. Find out more about them here: https://www.narpm.org/ Why it is important that your property manager be involved in NARPM? The same reason that you want educators who teach children to have a degree from recognized...

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How much do you charge?

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Jun 2017

How much do you charge?

Oftentimes in property management, we are interviewed to manage new homes. This is our basic right as a consumer – to ask around, read reviews, and interview with a business to see how well they will perform services on your property. “How much do you charge?” This is typically the first question owners ask when interviewing. The first question should be: What type of software do...

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Houston to Dallas Bullet Train

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May 2017

Houston to Dallas Bullet Train

If you have visited Europe and had an opportunity to ride the Eurorail then you know how effective and convenient it is to travel via train across the large continent. Public transportation in Europe is generally considered more favorable than the United States. Texas is now taking some steps to catch up! As reported in the Houston Chronicle, “The bullet train is Japanese technology that...

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Why use a realtor to sell your home?

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Apr 2017

Why use a realtor to sell your home?

Let me preface this with some background on myself. My parents have been in real estate since the 1980’s in the Houston area. My father sold my mother her first house before they became a couple. As a three year old, it was a common occurrence for me to go out with my dad on a Saturday and pepper a neighborhood with flyers to advertise...

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Eviction Court Blues

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Apr 2017

Eviction Court Blues

The duties of a property manager require the ability to switch between tasks many times during one day. One of our most important job functions is tenant selection. In fact, I would argue that it is the SINGLE most important factor in the entire property management process. Without a good tenant, rent collection is a nightmare, your investment (rental property) could be damaged, and you...

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Home Buying Representation

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Apr 2017

Home Buying Representation

Lately we have been working with a great deal of clients interested in purchasing residential homes in the Houston area. Some of the clients have never owned a home before. Can you imagine the feeling? Let me paint a picture for you. You are about to make the largest financial decision of your life. Because you have never owned a home before, your knowledge of...

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Creative Ways to Market a Property

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Feb 2017

Creative Ways to Market a Property

Recently I began working with a family with a property they were looking to rent for passive income. They advised that they knew the the real estate market was softer in Houston due to the price of oil and recent election. I let them know we had about 300 properties that we currently manage for other owners and at any given time there are less...

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