What Kind of Landlord Are You? Good? Bad? Other?

Ever wonder what your property manager thinks of your decisions and coping skills and the other interactions they have with you as they help you muddle through each unique tenant?  Well wait no longer.  I’ve come up with a list

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What Sandra Learned in Mold Class – It’s everywhere, all the time, even now!!

Cheers to Being Mold-Free!  Well…Kind of!  The mold class lunch and learn was hosted by Emergency Restoration Services locally and there was no alcohol served at this event despite the festive photo of me and my home-girl Jill!  It was

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Relax, Take It Easy, Slow Down, Just Breath, Smell the Roses, & Turn Off Your Dang Phone Already!

What’s on my mind today is finding balance and peace at work and home.  Finding time to relax has never been harder than it is right NOW.  Everyone has a phone on them at all times, and they know that

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Submit the Perfect Work Order to your Landlord

Frustration can be experienced by tenants submitting work orders to their landlord or property manager.  This is a well known fact.  Landlords and property managers don’t act fast enough to make a repair, the repair isn’t good enough, and the

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HVAC 101 for Landlords and Tenants


I recently had 2 client-owners comment that we have never recommended that they have their HVAC system cleaned.  OMG!!!  Are you kidding me?  This was after water damage occurred at their home, due to their HVAC drain lines being clogged

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Understand Vacancy Loss – Treat your rental like a business!

Many of our homeowners are in the landlording business because they have to be, not because they want to be.  They are not investors-types that are planning and saving for out-of-pocket costs that result from marketing the home, repairs, preventative maintenance and

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Rent Your High-End or Luxury Property – Yes you can!! Preparation is Key!

Frequently I get calls from prospective clients with high-end, waterfront, or other luxury homes who want to know if their upscale abode is viable as a rental property.  The answer is absolutely!!  People do lease homes that command rents over $3,000, $4000 and even higher!  There is most

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The Importance of Vendor Selections and License & Insurance

I’ve not yet met an owner who didn’t want to spend the least amount possible on repairs.  For many owners, the term “investment property” is a fancy way of saying “we are under water and can’t sell it.”   That doesn’t mean that

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Occupied Inspections – The Importance of Inspections During Tenancy

How important are inspections while your home is tenant-occupied? Extremely. During 2016, I took over an exceptional number of properties for owners who were firing their property manager. I was flabbergasted by the teeny collection of services that other managers

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The Worst Tenant Ever – Why You Should Probably Hire a Property Manager

Mary & Steph

What is a Property Manager?  A Property Manager is a trusted professional.  An asset.  A middleman.  A lifesaver.  Maybe most important of all:  a BUFFER.  A buffer from what?  I’m glad you asked!    If you have ever had an investment

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Why Us?

Stephanie Clark Property Management has been delivering outstanding service to homeowners, investors and tenants in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk since 1995. Whether you own a home that you are not able to sell or you already have investment property but are not satisfied with your current property management company, we can help! You may be tired...