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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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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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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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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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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