Category Archives: Residential Resource

What Did You Just Agree To?

January 2007  •  Posted In: Residential Resource

There was a time when a handshake meant an agreement had been reached. There was even a time when a handshake was enough to cement an agreement with a tenant when you rented to him or her. Those were the good old days. The days before landlord-tenant laws, landlord-hating attorneys,… Read More

Identity Theft & Fraud Alerts

January 2007  •  Posted In: Residential Resource

The next time you order checks, have only your initials (instead of your first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your check book they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how… Read More

Bugs! Whose Problem Are They?

January 2007  •  Posted In: Residential Resource

When that itsy bitsy spider comes down the waterspout or hangs over the baby’s crib, should we, as property managers or landlords, care? I conducted a random survey of property managers to find out what policies, if any, there are concerning insect and rodent issues. Surprisingly, no two are alike…. Read More

Top 10 Management Clauses

November 2006  •  Posted In: Residential Resource

In January I was fortunate enough to attend the Leadership Symposium in Dallas, TX. I was inspired by Andrea Caldwell’s presentation on a property sales management clause. I wondered what other clauses that I was missing out on just because I had not experienced a conflict with an owner or… Read More