Property Management Soultions

lovely-little-cottage-3-1228858Whether you are a homeowner or investor and have a rental property you may be in need of property management solutions. What do you do when your tenant tells you that they have a hardship such as they just lost their job or experienced a medical issue and have had to be off work and do not have the rent?

What about when you get a call in the middle of the night, or at 6:00 pm on Friday or even on the weekend as we all know that emergencies never happen when it is convenient or during normal business hours.

If you are lucky enough to have a staff of on call individuals to take care of the issue then it is not a problem and most likely will not interrupt your day, night or weekend, however; if you do not have that support then you are changing your plans and dropping what you were in the middle of to take care of the issue.

Who do you call when you need maintenance done? Do you have an on call vendor to turn to? How about a list of professional companies to handle what ever should arise? If you don’t then to the yellow pages you must turn.

When your tenants move out and hopefully leave on good terms, how do you find new good tenants? Do you use Craigslist or the newspaper? Are you able to adequately screen your applicants and weed out the not so good ones? If they did not leave the home in the same condition as they received it who do you call to do the work to make it ready for rent?

If these or other issues plague you there is an alternative. You can hire me to manage your property. Our service will handle all of these issues and more. Additionally you will receive a breakdown of all the charges on a monthly statement with the rent being deposited directly into your bank account.

Does this sound like something you need in your life? If so, give me a call, text me or email me. I will be happy to advise you of all our services and fees. Call Barb Ramirez at 775-688-4668-Office or 775-690-7143-Cell or email me at

Have a care free day! I look forward to hearing from you.

How to boost ratings on the internet

So I was told that if I blog continuously that it would change the ratings on my website. Do you think this is true? I think I will give it a try to see if this makes any difference. Please post a comment or email me if you believe that it makes a difference.

I have tried to promote my business through spending lots of money on platforms that promise increased traffic to my website. Quite frankly they usually come with another web site attached to them and offer a variety of services such as drip emails and positing to my social media accounts such as Facebook, LinkedIn and  Twitter.

After spending two years of faithfully paying these companies my hard earned dollars, I have not noticed any increase in business. Funny thing is, not until I contacted the company to discontinue my services did they offer to lower my monthly bill, waive a month of fees and then offer additional help to drive more business to my site or get leads.  Why were they not willing to do this just because I was a loyal customer paying the high premium each month?

In the very beginning of staring this blog, I was posting  frequently.  I also had spent a small investment of  $100 or so for a advertisement.  I noticed some increase and actually got some leads from my website.

Things got busy and I no longer made the time to post.  I am not sure if the increased business came from the blogging activity or from the advertisement. That is why I am going to attempt to blog as much as possible and see it there is any change.

Do you have an opinion on this?  If so, please  post a comment.

Can you help?

Do you wonder when is a good time to sell your real estate? If you have been considering when might be the time, I say the time is now! In the last week I listed two homes for sale and within 24 hours of the first showing the homes both have offers. They were both priced at the top of the market.

You may ask, “What should I do if I want to sell?” or “What is my home really worth?” I  an answer both of these questions for you. Call me and I can help.  Getting a current market analysis of your property is imperative when considering to sell your home.  You may be aware of other homes in your neighborhood that have sold; however, if the date they sold is longer than 6 months the sale may not be used a a comparison.  In some cases appraisers may use sales of only 3 months depending upon how many are available in your area.

If you are on the fence about selling, call me today for a free consultation and market analysis of your property. I does not take long and there is no obligation. I can also help you with preparing your property for a quick sale. Call Barb Ramirez, Realtor today at 775-688-4668, REALTY WORLD-Ballard Co.

‘Tis the Season to CRAWL

This weekend is starting off Reno’s hot crawl season. The 10th Annual Reno Zombie Crawl will be held on Saturday October 21st. For those who don’t know, the Zombie Crawl has become a Reno tradition in which every year around Halloween, people from all over Nevada flock to Reno to indulge in a night of deadly fun.

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The Zombie Crawl is the ultimate Halloween party navigating through +40 bars and restaurants, gifting food and drink specials, hotel discounts, costume prizes, and more! The Walking Dead brought to life for one whole night; for people from out of town, this is an experience unlike anything else. All ages are invited to dress up and come be apart of Thriller Under the Arch which is exactly what it sounds like! Michael Jackson’s thriller blasts in the streets and flash-mobsters quickly gather to show off their music video moves.

Truly one of a kind, The Reno Zombie Crawl is something everyone needs to see at least once.


If you just couldn’t get enough of the CRAWL, we also have a Onsie Crawl coming up on November 18th, The Famous Santa Crawl on December 9th, and The Santa Dash on December 16th. Be apart of our tradition and come see how the Reno community comes together!

Reno Real Estate

Whether you’re looking to expand, invest, or expose yourself to something new, Reno is the perfect place to start your journey! With the economy looking the best it has in the last decade, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our hot market.

According to statistics form 2016, Fortune Builders says “Homes purchased in the Reno, NV housing market one year ago have appreciated, on average, by $29,375. The national average was $14,963 over the same period.” Below I have attached a link to the article regarding the Reno Real Estate market.

If you are interested in looking into the property opportunity of Northern Nevada, feel free to contact me at (775) 690-7143 or

Reno Property Buying

Check out my new page for your real estate needs in Reno. You can access seller tips and smart home prices at the following links. Be sure to visit each one and like them! Thanks for your support.

Barb Robinson-Ramirez, Realtor Extraordinaire
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It’s a great time to buy a home

Have you ever noticed that when Spring arrives it just feels like new things are coming? That is because it it a great time to buy a home in Reno or Sparks Nevada and Greater Northern Nevada. Getting started in a new living situation is renewing, exciting and fun. It may be due to a job or school change or just because you would like to change your environment.

If you have been thinking of buying a home and even it you do not think it could be possible, Give me a call. We can look at the opportunities that are available for you. Sometimes if may require that you additional work on your financial situation and other times you may be ready right now.

Call Barb Robinson-Ramirez at REALTY WORLD-Ballard Co. today to find out what your future has in store for you! 775-690-7143 or text, email You can also visit me at

Thinking of Selling?

Selling a home can be a process, even in a hot seller’s market.

By prepping your home a few months in advance, you can reduce your stress and increase the odds of finding a buyer quickly after listing. Take a look at this handy checklist I’ve created to ensure you know all the important steps that go into selling your home.

If at any time, you’d like to discuss the home selling process, don’t hesitate to reach out! My specialty is getting homeowners the best possible price for their home.

Your trusted neighborhood specialist,

Realty World – Ballard Co., Inc.
(775) 688-4656

Barb Robinson-Ramirez Barb Robinson-Ramirez
REALTOR, Property Manager
(775) 688-4668
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