Occupied Home Inspections – The Importance of Inspections During Tenancy

How important are inspections while your home is tenant-occupied? Extremely. In 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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Avoid 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!    It’s not as easy as we

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How to Clean at Move-Out & Ensure the Return of Your Security Deposit Money

Today’s topic is all about the despised move-out cleaning and inspection.  Everyone wants their security deposit money returned and trust me, we’d love nothing more than to give it all back to you.  It’s a hotly debated issue, and it’s impossible

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Insurance Tips! Advice for Tenants & Landlords – Be Storm-Ready!

Insurance Reality

As I watch the fall-out from a relatively mild storm this week (compared to others that have passed through town), I am always flabbergasted at how little tenants and owners know about their insurance coverage as well as how little coverage they have for routine occurrences!!!

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Rental Home Preventative Maintenance & Scheduled Upkeep!

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Hello homeowners and landlords!!  My boss, Stephanie Clark, is always prattling on about real estate but every now and again she comes up with a real gem.  One thing she tells me all the time is that “the people that make money

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Home Repairs, Identify Tenant-Caused Damage. Separating Fact From Fiction!

One of the most common questions that I hear from owners, happens when we get a request for repair from their tenant, is “could this have been a tenant-caused issue?”  In some cases, the answer is yes!  That being said, tenant-caused

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Stage Your Home for Rent to get More Money & Rent Faster

Yes, people DO stage rentals and it works!  In the property management industry and by working at Stephanie Clark Property Management, I have learned that staging a rental can make all the difference in days on the market and higher rents!

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Plumbing Tips & Water Valve Info for Tenants & Landlords – So you can know “Jack” too!

Water Valve Information

Hello readers!!! Being a successful tenant or landlord starts with knowing how the systems in your home work!  Below are some plumbing tips that I give to our owners who are preparing for tenants for the VERY first time. What you can do

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Hello World! Investors, Owners & Tenants!

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Greetings to the hordes of readers who are checking out my very first property management blog post!!  Our first REAL blog post should be forthcoming in just a matter of days! I just have to decide what I want to chat about FIRST!!  Them/Us – What’s

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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...
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