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April 2015

The Story of the Rogue Landlord

By |April 7th, 2015|

There is a famous saying, “they don’t know what they don’t know.” To be specific, for the property management business it might seem easy to collect rent on a monthly basis and take care of maintenance issues but when it comes to the laws and/or Florida statues you may be breaking them unknowingly. For […]

January 2015

The Pitfalls of Hardwood Floors

By |January 27th, 2015|

When it comes to replacing the floors in your home, there are many different options: hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet, vinyl and more. For now, I am going to focus on hardwood floors. It might seem like a pretty easy choice based on your personal style, but with so many choices, colors and grades of […]

November 2014

Bad Real Estate Pictures II: Seriously?

By |November 19th, 2014|

Some of my clients know my thoughts on bad real estate pictures on the internet. The information age has catapulted us into an age where dignity and self respect can sometimes be left behind and in my opinion these pictures show a lack of self respect on the sellers part and a lack of […]

October 2014

Real Estate Sellers: Top 11 tips for getting top dollar when you list.

By |October 29th, 2014|

1. Misrepresenting the home- Who likes to think they are walking into a possible dream home and it’s something completely different than you expected because of such lines in advertisements like “cozy cottage” for a ratty home that makes you feel squeamish? You should provide picture of each room on the Internet without trying […]

September 2014

Painting Your Home: Do’s and Don’ts

By |September 22nd, 2014|

Do’s and Don’ts of Color Choices
DO: Use the “in and neutral” Colors?
As a real estate agent, I see all sorts of homes with every kind of paint job. Homeowners tend to express themselves through their personal color choices. Those choices can range from everything to classic beige to neon yellow. Today gray is a […]

July 2014

Short Story: A Naked Willy

By |July 7th, 2014|

After many years, this story has become one of the most outrageous, terrifying, and ridiculous stories I have to tell. Yet many years later we can look back and laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of the event.
I shall set the scene for you: A newly renovated 2nd floor condo is vacant. This condo is […]

June 2014

Bad Real Estate Photos #Fail #BadRealEstateAgent #IndecentExposureInRealEstate

By |June 2nd, 2014|

 
All of the following are actual pictures that I have found on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) over the past couple of months. I have tried to collect them as I worked but wasn’t able to get every bad picture as there were just way to many to choose from. I have narrowed them […]

May 2014

Federal Pacific Electrical Panels… yes they are a big deal.

By |May 21st, 2014|

Recently, I have had a string of real estate inspections yield the infamous (in real estate circles, that is) federal pacific electrical boxes. Most experienced agents cringe at the thought of having a federal pacific box in a home they own or sell. In the industry, we tend to look at these boxes as […]

April 2014

Online Real Estate … Auctions ?

By |April 24th, 2014|

Online real property auctions and the court house steps are a couple of different ways you can bid on real property you might want to buy in Florida. In my opinion, these types of properties are not typically the best deals especially in the case of online auctions (at least in Central Florida). I personally believe […]

A Marijuana Farm in a Rental Property

By |April 14th, 2014|

Florida Real Estate Investing can be tricky business especially when it comes to the aspect of property management. Experienced owners hire property managers and a good property manager can help to avoid a lot of the mistakes that can be made when managing a property. The following story is all true and one that […]