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Patty the Property Manager
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Dear Patty - Portfolio Growing »
      Dear Patty, What do you think is the best strategy for growin...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Dear Patty - Tenant Screening »
      Dear Patty, Choosing the right tenant for my clients’ propert...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Dear Patty: Smoke Alarm Inspections »
    Dear Patty, I have several properties that during inspection show missing or...
Monday, December 1, 2014
Dear Patty - Property Manager Safety »
  Dear Patty, REALTOR ® safety has been a big issue lately. Do you have any safety suggestions just for...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Dear Patty - Getting Organized »
  Dear Patty, I was just hired by a property management company and they gave me a portfolio of 80 prope...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dear Patty - Passing On Properties »
  Dear Patty, I’m just starting out in the property management business, so my inventory is low. I spea...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Dear Patty - Landlord Insurance »
  Dear Patty, I am a property manager here in Central Florida, and I have a client/owner who does not want...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Dear Patty - Following Suit »
  Dear Patty, I’ve been in property management for a short period of time, and have al ready see...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Dear Patty - Owner and Property Selectiveness »
  Dear Patty,  I want to grow my property management portfolio to increase my pro...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Dear Patty - Managing Multis »
  Dear Patty,  I’m considering an offer to manage several condos. Are there any s...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Dear Patty - Setting Expectations »
  Dear Patty, I often run into challenges with owners. We sometimes don’t see eye to ey...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Dear Patty - Drop Box Crime »
  Dear Patty, I’ve recently become very alarmed about criminal activity regarding drop...
Friday, February 1, 2013
Dear Patty - Excuses, Excuses »
  Dear Patty, When I collect rent, the tenants tell me stories or make up excuses for not paying the rent s...
Friday, January 4, 2013
Dear Patty - Tenant Screening »
      Dear Patty, I’m new to this whole "property management” thing. I’ve got a few places to...
Friday, December 7, 2012
Dear Patty - Time Management »
  Dear Patty, I feel like I spend so much time responding to inquiries that I have very little time to ac...
Friday, November 2, 2012
Dear Patty - Drugs! »
    Dear Patty, I have discovered that one of my rental homes has turned into a drug house, and I ne...
Friday, October 5, 2012
Dear Patty - Broken Lease »
    Dear Patty, One of my tenants signed a one-year lease three months ago. He just called the...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Dear Patty - Tenant Painting »
Dear Patty, Whether it’s prior to move-in or shortly thereafter, tenants often call and ask me if they can do some pa...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dear Patty - Pool Service »
Dear Patty: I often have property owners ask if they should provide pool service and include the cost in monthly rent...
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dear Patty - Renter's Insurance »
Dear Patty: I’m often asked by tenants if they really need renter’s insurance. They claim to never have had problems...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Dear Patty - Marketing Photography »
Dear Patty: I am new to property management and I never had problems getting showing requests for my sales listings....
Monday, April 23, 2012
Dear Patty - Safety »
Dear Patty: I am new to property management and I’m embarrassed to say... sometimes I get scared when I’m showing pro...
Monday, April 16, 2012
Dear Patty - Getting Started »
Dear Patty, I am a new property manager and am unsure of where to begin and what resources are available for me. Do y...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Dear Patty - Tenants in a Hurry »
    Dear Patty, I have a potential applicant who wants to move in right away....
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dear Patty - Tenants and Foreclosure Papers »
Dear Patty, What do I do when a tenant calls to report that they’ve been served with foreclosure papers? --Conce...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Dear Patty - Fiduciary Obligations »
Dear Patty, I feel bad for my tenants and don’t understand why I have to raise their rent when they renew. Why can’t...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Dear Patty - Efficient Communications »
Dear Patty the Property Manager, What is the most effective way to communicate with landlords and tenants? I just sta...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Dear Patty - Security Deposit Disputes »
Dear Patty the Property Manager, I know all tenants hate to receive a claim letter, but sometimes they leave us no ch...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Dear Patty - Maintenance Costs »
Dear Patty the Property Manager, During a recent management presentation, the owners insisted on including a clause i...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Dear Patty - Property Management Startups »
Dear Patty the Property Manager, I am interested in offering property management services to my clients and would lik...

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