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Friday, May 17, 2024   /   by Chelsea Hilderbrand

How Can Landlords Prevent Pet Damage in Their Properties?

Easy tips for landlords to prevent dogs from damaging rental properties.
If your tenants have dogs, you may have to brace yourself for potential property damage. Don’t worry—this doesn’t mean you’ll have to disallow dogs on your property completely and cut out potentially good tenants. There is a way to prevent damage in three easy steps:
1. Screen your tenants. Not all pet owners are irresponsible, so you don’t have to forbid pets on your property. One way to ensure that your tenants will more likely take care of your unit is to screen them properly. Check if their pets have regular check-ups and vaccinations, and if their pets are well-trained. By asking these questions, you ensure they are responsible pet owners.
2. Add clauses in your lease. Adding protective clauses in your lease will encourage tenants to take better care of your property, and prevent conflicts in the future. Examples of protective clauses are: conducting regular prop! ...

Monday, May 6, 2024   /   by Chelsea Hilderbrand

How To Prevent Damages on Your Rental Property

Sharing a proactive way to prevent pet damage from your tenants.
If you’ve ever had tenants leave your home in a state of disrepair, I know exactly how you feel. In today’s video, I will give you a tour of one of the worst states a rental property has been in after a tenant moved out. In fact, it’s catastrophic. You might have guessed the culprit by now—cats.
Sometimes, the damages left by tenants even make landlords want to quit being a landlord altogether, especially when expenses for repairs cost more than the rent itself. Luckily for you, I’m sharing the secret to motivate your residents to take better care of your property in the most proactive way possible. Feel free to watch the complete video or use the timestamps below to browse through the topics that interest you the most:
0:00 — Introduction
0:05 — What it’s like to be a landlord
0:29 — Overcoming damages by tenants
0:40 — Damages caused by cats
3:1! ...

Thursday, April 18, 2024   /   by Chelsea Hilderbrand

Should You Hire an Agent at a New Build?

The key benefits of hiring an agent when purchasing a new home.
Is it a must to hire an agent when purchasing a new home? When you’re deciding to buy and begin to put a team together, an agent may be beneficial. The right agent will make a difference in your home-buying journey.
Here are the 4 main reasons why you should consider hiring one:
1. Your agent is your fiduciary. They will look out for your needs and negotiate to what works best for you more than the builder’s. You’ll be represented with your interest and desires in mind in a professional manner.
2. An agent won’t always cost you more money. Most builders are ready to pay an agent’s commission to represent you. They don’t reduce the price as well even without an agent by your side. The cost will stay the same, but with an agent, you have greater representation.
“The right agent will make a difference in your home-buying journey.”
3. Your agent is your a! ...

Wednesday, April 3, 2024   /   by Chelsea Hilderbrand

Why New Builds Are Your Path to Modern Living

The top five benefits of choosing a new construction home today.
Purchasing a new construction home offers a unique set of advantages that can make the homebuying experience even more exciting and beneficial. Here are the top five reasons why buying a new home from a builder might just be the best decision for you, with the final point possibly being the most compelling of all.
1. Modern floor plans. One of the foremost benefits of new construction is access to modern floor plans. New homes are designed with today’s lifestyle in mind, offering open spaces that maximize usability and minimize wasted areas. This means you can enjoy a home tailored to contemporary living, without the quirks and compromises often found in older properties.
2. The new home smell. Just like the intoxicating scent of a new car, moving into a brand-new home comes with that unbeatable ‘new home smell.’ It symbolizes a fresh start, free from any previous occupants’ odors ...

Tuesday, April 2, 2024   /   by Chelsea Hilderbrand

The NAR Changes and What They Mean- Part 3

Here’s what you need to know about the NAR lawsuit and changes.
How will the recent NAR lawsuit and subsequent commission changes impact our market? A lot of agents are worried, but I’m personally thrilled about what happened. At the end of the day, this change means that commission charges will just be calculated and distributed more fairly, both for agents and consumers. However, I understand that this topic is a little confusing. That’s why today, I’m breaking down how upcoming commission changes will affect agents and the NAR..
You can listen to my full explanation in the video above or skip to each topic using the timestamps provided:
0:00 — Introduction
0:26 — Pros and cons for agents
2:51 — How this affects the NAR
3:53 — Wrapping things up
If you have questions or comments about this topic, please call or email me. I know it’s a lot to think about, and I’d love to hear from you. ...