Moving to Florida –10 reasons to make Florida your new home

For many Americans, moving to Florida is a lifelong aspiration; but all too often, it is a plan that is postponed until retirement. Each year, Florida is one of the top relocation More »

Top Jobs in Florida for 2013

The Top 7 Best Jobs in Florida  And Why Now is a Great Time to Find One We all know the mess that our nation’s job picture is in – we’ve seen More »

Why Orlando is a Great Place to Rent a Home

Orlando is More Than Just Mickey Mouse When you think of Orlando, you think of Walt Disney World. However, if you ask any Orlando resident, the locals believe their town is much More »

5 Awesome Rental Property Decorating Ideas

So after a long and grueling search, you’ve just found the perfect place to rent. Congratulations! Now comes the dilemma faced by all renters. How much decorating should I do? Hopefully you More »

Do you offer Pet Friendly Housing? Here’s why you should

The Benefits of offering Pet-Friendly Housing in Florida It’s a well-known fact that most people enjoy the company and companionship of pets. Pets bring a lot to a person’s life and studies More »

Why Content for SEO is King?

Major search engines are working hard to create the best search experience possible for searchers, This means that offering the best relevant information for what users are searching for stand to gain More »

How to Advertise your Property Management Company

  So you have your broker’s license and a nice new office space to start your own property management company. What next? You now need new properties to manage and of course More »

How to Advertise your Property Management Company

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So you have your broker’s license and a nice new office space to start your own property management company. What next?
You now need new properties to manage and of course tenants to rent the properties from you. Click “Read More” for the rest of the story.

Like us on Facebook Kindle Fire Winner Contest

We are excited to announce the winner of our Like us on Facebook Kindle Fire contest! And the winner is Joanna Hackett with Custom Property Management in Pensacola!
Congratulations Joanna and we hope you enjoy your new Kindle Fire!
Thank you everyone for entering to win and stay tuned for more giveaways this year!

Rental Market Knowledge equals Rental Market Success

rental marketBeing in the property management business in the present market and economic conditions is certainly a challenge. Each area of the nation and each community has a different environment economically speaking. The numbers of renters appears to be increasing according to statistics, but landlords/owners in some areas are finding their properties are competing for those tenants in a larger inventory of vacancies. The “days on market” can vary greatly city to city and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. Some tenant/applicants are finding their applications are being rejected because they have just experienced a foreclosure and it has tainted their credit record. Others are faced with evictions because they may have lost their job due to the economy or layoffs.
How do we as property managers and landlords/owners deal with the situation at hand?

5 Topics Every Landlord Should Discuss with a Prospective Property Manager

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The topic that landlords most commonly ask property managers about first involves costs. While it’s tempting to simply make a decision about a potential property manager based on management fees and commissions, landlords should delve a bit deeper. Professionalism, experience and focus will prove to be the driving forces behind successful property managers. Here are 5 Top Areas every landlord should discuss with a prospective property manager:

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Orlando Home Rentals Among The Best

downtown orlando Orlando has recently been ranked one of the best comeback cities in Florida. With many contributing factors such as a 2.9 percent job growth reported in 2011 and growing industry in the restaurant and hotel business. Orlando has become a growing hub for Physicians and various medical fields. Orlando Florida is still ranked the #1 vacation destination in the world with many world famous theme parks located in the Kissimmee area just south of Downtown Orlando.

Florida Rental Vacancy Rates on The Move

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Are Vacancy rates on the rise in Florida? According to the U.S. Census Bureau they are. Rental Vacancy rates in Florida are on pace to close the year at a higher vacancy rate than the 4th Quarter of 2010 vacancy rate of 13.8%.  The 2010 third quarter Florida Vacancy rate was 13.2%

In 2011 the third quarter vacancy rate average was close to an all time high in the state at 15.1%.

Welcome Claire Schwartz & Associates

We would like to welcome our newest Orlando Property Management Company Claire Schwartz & Associates to!
Claire Schwartz has been in the Real Estate business for over 20 years in the greater Orlando area. She is very active in the Orlando Narpm chapter and currently serves as Legislative chair and just recently earned her RPM® Designation. 

New Management Company Listing Feature

Management Company We are happy today to offer a new feature that will allow you to add more information about your company that is visible to anyone that views your company page on This is a great feature to list more information about property management services as well as features that you offer your tenants or residents or even rent specials.
(click the image to the left to see a live example)

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