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 barb@barbramirez.com

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

Turn your Bedroom into a Sancuary

TURN YOUR BEDROOM INTO A SANCTUARY

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Sleep (Photo credits: PB Teen)

Since we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, we should place high importance on the look and feel of the master bedroom. Follow these tips to transform one of the most important rooms of your home into a relaxing sanctuary.

What to Bring In

Neutral Colors — Light, neutral hues like creams, taupes, grays and blues provide a tranquil atmosphere. Use soft, coordinating colors for your bedding and walls.
Soft Lighting — Overhead lighting can sometimes be harsh or too concentrated. Create a soothing mood with soft, balanced lighting throughout the room. Add lamps to brighten dark corners and illuminate each side of the bed.
Window Treatments — A sense of privacy is essential to any sanctuary. Window treatments offer coverage from the outside world and can be a beautiful design element. If outside lighting disrupts your sleep, consider blackout curtains.
What to Take Out

Outdated Bedding — A relaxing bedroom begins with a comfortable bed. Most experts recommend replacing  your mattress every eight years. Pillows

White Diamond Stitch Quilt
White Diamond Stitch Quilt (Photo credits: West Elm)

should be replaced every two to three years or every six months if you have asthma or allergies.
Excess Furniture — Get back to basics by paring down your bedroom to just the essentials. Most people require little more than a bed frame, a couple of matching nightstands and a dresser or chest of drawers. Anything more can quickly become clutter.
Unnecessary Electronics — From more sleep to better family relationships, there are numerous benefits of having a technology-free bedroom. Reserve your master bedroom for rest and relaxation, and keep electronics out.
Make over your master bedroom into a serene space you look forward to at the end of a long day. These tips can help you get started.

 

 

 

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English: Picture of the master bedroom at Highgrove (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Bedroom (Photo credits: PB Teen)

Instant Home Makeovers

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An Instant Home Makeover may be just what you need if your are seeking a fresh look for your home.  Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home, even though you can finish the project in less than an hour.

A new mailbox: Chances are you’re still using the same mailbox that came with your home. But giving your mailbox a fresh coat of paint—or even replacing it entirely—is pretty painless, and it instantly upgrades your home’s curb appeal.

Paint the front door: By painting the front door you add value to what people see when they come to your home.  This is the first impression that those who enter your home will see.  A freshly painted door looks clean and neat.

Declutter: Less is usually more. Go through your home and consider all the stuff that you haven’t used in years. If it’s no longer serving a purpose, sell it, donate it, or throw it away. This will help your home to show better and hopefully make you fell better.

Organize your closets: By organizing your closets you will not only accomplish organization but also the will look nice when buyers are waling through and look inside. Organization can really sell a home!

New hardware for your drawers: Painting kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be a big undertaking—drop cloths, tape, washing brushes and rollers, etc. But you can change out your drawer hardware in just a few minutes—all you have to do is pick out the new fixtures.

Consider these quick and inexpensive fixes and they could make all the difference in your instant home makeover!