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.

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What’s it Worth?

Maybe you’re thinking of selling, maybe you’re thinking of refinancing, or maybe you’re just curious about the market. But the question is, “What is that residence of yours worth?”

Such a simple question should be returned with a simple answer, right? Well unfortunately, determining the value of your home–or any home for that matter–can be a tricky process. You can go online and these days there are endless websites that will promise you a fast answer with fancy charts and graphs. As tempting as it may be to trust this information, be wary of letting a computer program tell you what your largest investment is worth.

The trouble with these websites is that they have little to no local market information and if they do have local information it may not be updated frequently. They are not aware that a new park is being built, or that a four-lane highway is being re-routed, or that you’ve lovingly cared for and maintained your home.

The bottom line is this: If you’re serious about getting an informative valuation for your home you should contact a local real estate professional. These professionals work with the actual people who will ultimately determine the value of your home–the home buyer themselves. This is their profession and they will be happy to sit with you and explain the current market conditions that affect your home value.

How is your market?

 

 

One of the questions that I seem to hear the most is, “How it the market?” My response is GREAT! Truth is whether it is a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, if your home is priced correctly it should sell rather quickly. If it does, you achieved your goal. If you are not getting offers or showings then an adjustment needs to be made. The market often tells us what the price should be. Of course we may not like what we hear but that is a good temperature gauge for us. How is your market? If you have questions give me a call and I will answer your questions or at the very least point you in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Well Priced Home Will Sell.

 

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Priced to Sell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

When you choose your sales price it is important to have your REALTOR run a comparative market analysis of the recent sales in your area. Tools found on the internet such as Zillow and Trulia are wonderful but do not replace the information that your REALTOR can obtain and provide. Once you have that information what sellers choose to do with it may be a very different thing. Hopefully after seeing what the comparative homes have sold for you will be able to view the information realistically. Pricing your home too high and hoping to get that price will not necessarily help your but in fact may hinder your chances of obtaining your goal.

 

 

 

One idea is to figure out what you have to get out of your home sale to make then numbers work an then see what the comparison sales are. This will tell you how close to your ideal price you are. Then instead of trying to get as much as possible and pricing your home that way, price your home moderately. If your home is priced correctly you may be pleasantly surprised and find that you end up with more than one offer to purchase and buyers may end up bidding for a price higher than your initial list price.

 

 

 

Good luck with your listing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dream of Buying?

I often ask renters if they have ever thought of buying home instead of renting. Often the answer is that they do not think they can qualify. This is a common misconception. Many of these same clients have been pre-qualified in the same day, within an hour or two of our first conversation. If you have ever wanted to buy but think you may not qualify, for whatever reason, instead of continuing to pay for someone else’s home mortgage payment, give me a call and we will see if this will be an option for your next home.

It’s warming up!

With the warmer weather and plants in bloom it seems to be a time for listing or looking for a home to buy. Out with the old and in with the new. When preparing your home for a sale, a good thing to remember is to keep it simple. Clean uncluttered surfaces are more inviting than homes with something sitting on every inch of counter space. Trim the shrubs in the front and paint your front door for better curb appeal. Remember that flowers of Red and Yellow are buyer’s colors and will bring a sparkle to your home. Cheery and light is sure to sell! Be looking for another tip soon.

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