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Easily Retain Tenants & Employees Like Stephanie Clark Does!

What we do as property managers at Stephanie Clark Property Management has a personal impact on the lives of real people in our own community.  If you think about it, a home is very a personal matter and where people

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Keep Mold Away With Sandra’s Home Trainin’!

Here’s 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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Understand Vacancy Loss – Treat your rental like a business!

Because you GOTTA rent your home 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

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You Can Rent Your Waterfront, Luxury, High-End Home! Preparation is the 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 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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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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