The Home Warranty Scam

Owners considering a home warranty for their rental should know what property managers do and why you are better off not using one for your investment property. When property managers send a vendor they know to a managed home, they are familiar with their prices, workmanship and how they have conducted themselves historically. You see,…

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Why You Should Be A Pet-Friendly Landlord

Research indicates 50-75% of tenants desire pet-friendly rentals. This means homes marketed as “no Pets” have a much smaller pool of prospective renters. Excluding pet owners, may be a HUGE mistake. Tenants shopping for rental homes these days rely on search engines to find the perfect home that meets all their carefully chosen list of…

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The Hillsborough County Hoarder is Gone

Last week in a quiet Hospice room, my aunt Diane took her leave of this world alone. Coronavirus has limited hospitals visits, but there were few people left on earth who would have gone to see her anyway. Diane was the most prolific hoarder that I’ve ever seen and I’ve encountered a few. Over the…

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Garden for Happiness During Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus bears down on America, we’ve hunkered down at home and tried to find new ways to fill the hours.  For some, it’s been a hardship in many ways. Fortunately with an “essential” job in property management and my husband in the Navy, we’ve been secure so far. There are challenges working from…

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10 Things to Inspect at Tenant-Occupied Homes

Occupied inspections with photographs are a must if you plan to be a successful landlord.  Information gleaned from occupied inspections help owners plan for future expenses and catch small concerns before they become big. The documentation from inspections can save your tush in court. Judges tend to favor tenants over landlords in every state, especially…

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How to Vet Tenants…Even If You’re Too Nice

First of all, it isn’t about “nice” it’s about putting your needs first.  A rental home is a business, and you must treat it as one. Most people can understand that before you look out for others, you must look out for #1.  Protecting yourself means protecting your rental and in-turn, your wealth.  There is…

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13 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Renting

Want to know what real estate professionals know about renting a home?  Successful advertising campaigns don’t just happen. Property managers and real estate agents supply their clients with information to prepare the home for the market with targeted advice to ensure that their home rents as high and as fast as possible.   You can entice…

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Stage Your Rental Home To Rent Higher & Faster!

Yes, people DO stage rental homes and yes it works like a charm! In the multi-family property management industry and after years of working at Stephanie Clark Property Management on the residential rental side of things, I’ve learned that staging a rental can make all the difference in number of days on the market and higher rent…

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How to Clean at Move-Out & Get Your Security Deposit Back

Move-out inspections with a landlord are dreaded more than just about anything on earth.  Everyone wants their security deposit back and trust me, landlords would LOVE to give it all back to you. Tenants think that property managers want to keep their money, but honestly, our job is far easier if you move out and…

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Understand Vacancy Loss – treat your rental like a business!

Because you GOTTA rent your home Many of our client homeowners are in the landlording business because they have to be, not because they desire to be.  They are not typically like my investors-types who plan and save for out-of-pocket costs that result from marketing the home, repairs, preventative maintenance and of course regular updating to be…

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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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