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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 their input) achieve to cover their expenses, including their management fee.  This is perfectly reasonable and a lofty goal

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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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Posted in Education/Informing, Maintenance, Opinion, Property Management Blog

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


WTH! 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

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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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Posted in Education/Informing, Marketing, Opinion, Property Management Blog

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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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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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...