Hire A Property Manager to Avoid The Worst Tenants

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?  Things you never even thought of.   It’s not as easy as we make it look  If you have ever had a home that you rented…

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How to Retain Tenants & Employees Like Stephanie Clark!

What we do as property managers at Stephanie Clark Property Management has a personal impact on the lives of actual people in our own community.  If you think about it, a home is very a personal thing and where people live should bring them absolute comfort.  Deciding to provide housing to others should never be…

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Lower Your Price to Avoid Vacancy Loss & Rent Faster

In my experience, when a homeowner lists their home for rent, they have a specific price in mind that they must (per them) achieve to cover their expenses, including their management fee.  This is perfectly reasonable and a lofty goal that I aim to help you achieve with a quality listing and descriptions across the internet. …

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Rental Home Preventative Maintenance Schedules

Hello homeowners and landlords!!  My boss, Stephanie Clark, is always prattling on about real estate and sometimes she comes up with a real gem.  One thing she tells me all the time is that “the people that make money in real estate are the ones who hold onto their homes.”   Build wealth If you have…

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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, “was this a tenant-caused repair?”  In some cases, the answer is yes!  That being said, tenant-caused damage is rare – like a double rainbow or a white rhino.  It’s not quite unicorn status, but…

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Plumbing Tips & Water Valve Info for Tenants & Landlords

Being a successful tenant and landlord starts with knowledge of 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, so they can avoid damages in the event of plumbing disasters.   Most of the water damage that I see…

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What “Type” of Landlord Are You?

Ever wonder what your property manager thinks of you?  Your decisions and coping skills and the other interactions they have with you as they help you muddle through each unique tenancy?  Well wait no longer.  I’ve come up with a list of landlord “types” that we see each day.  Take a guess at yours! The…

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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 extremely informative and we learned a lot. They provide free inspections for property management companies.…

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Relax, Take It Easy & 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 you do too!  You are probably holding it RIGHT NOW aren’t you? Balance Finding balance…

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Submit the Perfect Repair Request 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 vendor that went out was not skilled for the task, right?  The folks that receive…

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What are our customers saying?

  • “I want to thank you for all of your help in getting this over the finish line. Yours is a refreshingly professional operation, and the property is emblematic of your systems-clean, tight, and well executed.”

    ~ Barry F.  (Tenant)

  • “Mary, I am so excited; thank you for all your hard work (and to the rest of the team), you ALL rock! I appreciate everything you have done making this so less stressful then I was expecting!”

    ~ Stacey S. (Owner)

  • “Thank you for your prompt, professional, and caring approach to all of my needs. :)”

    ~ Andrea E. (Tenant)

  • “Stephanie, You and your team are simply THE BEST!!”

    ~ D. Brown. (Owner)

  • “It has been a pleasure working with your team and of course the homeowners couldn’t be more wonderful!”

    ~ Dave A.   (Tenant)

  • “Stephanie, thanks for your great service. I could not be happier or more satisfied with you and your office and the partnership we have.”

    ~ Eddi V. (Owner)

  • “Thanks for keeping up on our house on Brahms. We stay worry free thanks to Stephanie Clark and Team. Of course we will refer you to anyone we know looking to buy/sell real estate in vb!” ~ 

    ~ Blake E. (Owner)

  • “I have to tell you that the gentleman that came out yesterday to do the smoke alarms was super nice.  He explained everything to me and was very pleasant. Thank you for sending out such lovely people, we appreciate it.”

    ~ Jessica W. (Tenant)

  • “We would like note that Mary has been nothing short of fantastic during this ordeal. She has been fully available and knowledgeable, whether we had questions or were seeking advice. We look forward to continuing our business relationship, finding good tenants”

    ~ Amber & Scott (Owners)

  • “Outstanding real estate team. They’ve managed my property for more than a decade now and the service has always been prompt, attentive and thorough. They also handled a sale of a different property and, again, the service was excellent. I can’t recommend them highly enough”

    ~ Lee Smallwood (Owner)

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