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How to Fire Your Property Manager

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019

We understand that sometimes there comes a time to part ways with your property manager. If you are feeling that is the case, use this article to look for the signs it's time to part ways and how to get out of your contract without burning a bridge.

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8 Steps to Get Your House Ready to Rent

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Moving is a stressful time, and there are tons of to-dos that you have to remember. So, making your home rent-ready can easily fall to the back of your mind. That's why we wrote these 8 steps to make this process simple to follow.

1. Clean Your House Thoroughly

This is the easiest and, arguably, the most important thing that you can do when preparing your house for rent. When a potential renter tours your house, its cleanliness makes an immediate impression on the tenants. The cleaner the house, the better it will show. Additionally, you want to have a clean house when the tenants move in so that they can be held to that same standard of cleanliness. In Missouri, tenants are required to leave a house in the same condition as when they moved in. If the house isn't clean when they move in, you can't require the tenants to keep it clean when they move out.

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How Long Do Your Appliance Systems Last?

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Everything in your home has an expiration date, and it's important to understand when those are. Here, we have shared some information about the average lifetimes of the most common appliances and systems in your home. You can also help extend the life of these systems using the tips we've provided.

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The 7 Responsibilities of a Full-Service Property Manager in the Fort Leonard Wood Area

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019

There are 2 main ways that a property manager can represent you in the Fort Leonard Wood area. Those two ways are a Landlord's (or Seller's) Limited Agent and a Transaction Broker. The specific differences between those two deserve an explanation for another time. Before getting into a property management agreement with any company, you should know what ways they will represent you. In this article, we'll go over the 7 main responsibilities that a Fort Leonard Wood property manager has to the homeowner, when the property manager is a Landlord's Limited Agent and is part of a Full-Service Property Management Agreement. We will attempt to explain these responsibilities as fully as possible, without getting too deep into real estate laws and practices. So let's get started!

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want To Rent Your House Yourself

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019


Are you thinking about renting your house out yourself? Many people successfully manage their own rental property, find great tenants and handle their own repairs. At first, going "For Rent By Owner" looks appealing because you can save yourself some money by not hiring a property manager. But, if you are seriously wanting to rent your house yourself, you need to consider more than just some financial savings. Here are 5 questions that will help you understand the whole picture of being your own property manager.

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February Events in Central Missouri

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

This February has already started off great! There are some fun events coming up throughout the month all around the Ozarks that we want to share with you. Scroll through the list below of lots of great things to do. If you know of some other great events coming up this month or next, share them with us!

Chocolate Truffles


Pre-Order Valentine’s Day Truffles

WHEN: February 6 – 12, 2018, all day
WHERE: I Love Ice Cream & More, St. Robert, MO Get Directions
HOSTED BY: I Love Ice Cream & More
DESCRIPTION: Pre-order your GLUTEN FREE creamy chocolate truffles covered in your choice of milk, dark or white chocolate. Boxed for gift-giving. Please click the "ticket" link to order! Orders will be available for pick up on Valentines Day, February 14th from 11am to 7pm. If you would like to pick up earlier, please contact us at the shop and we will be happy to accommodate!
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/314716409019834/
TICKET LINK: https://squareup.com/store/i-love-ice-cream-and-more/

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3 Signs Your Furnace is on Its Way Out

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New furnaces can last up between 15 and 20 years, according to manufacturer reports. But if you’ve purchased a home with an existing furnace, you may not know when that time period is coming up. What you can know for certain is that whenever your furnace decides to call it quits, it will never be a convenient time for you. Stay on top of an upcoming furnace meltdown by keeping a lookout for these three signs your furnace is on its way out.

1. Your heating bills are much higher than last year at this time.

Your energy company may have raised the rates a little, but a big jump in your heating bill indicates that your furnace isn’t working efficiently. This is one of the primary signs that the furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan. The good news is that new furnaces are so energy efficient that you’ll recoup your cost fairly quickly with lower heating bills.

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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017


The trouble with frozen pipes isn’t that you no longer have running water in the home. Frozen pipes quickly lead to damaged or burst pipes, since water expands when it freezes. Frozen pipes can happen in any home, but there are ways to prevent this disaster from happening in yours.

Open Cupboard Doors When You’re Away From Home

Even a weekend away can be long enough for pipes to freeze when temperatures drop too low. To keep interior pipes in kitchens and bathrooms from getting too cold, open the cupboard doors so the heat in your home can access those hidden pipes.

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Celebrating Christmas in Pulaski County

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fort Leonard Wood families are fortunate to live in a region where there are endless opportunities for families to bond together in wholesome activities year round. Christmas is a special time that presents, even more, chances to enjoy everything that Fort Leonard Wood and surrounding areas have to offer.

Journey to Bethlehem, December 8th and 9th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Crocker Christian Church, Junction of Highway 133 and Highway 17 North

This is an inspiring free activity that is perfect for adults and children of all ages. Live performers reenact the tale with over 100 characters, plus live animals. Complimentary refreshments served after the event.

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How to Manage a Bad Tenant

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Despite every effort, every once in a while you might be faced with the situation of a bad tenant. It’s important that the case is handled correctly, both to protect you as well as your property.





First, try to come to an understanding. Is the rent chronically late? Maybe the due date can be altered to better align with the arrival of your tenant’s paycheck. Is the rent proving too much to handle? Perhaps you can let the tenant out of their lease early. Open up the doors of communication to try and figure out what the problem is, and see if you can reach a compromise on the issue. It’s always better to work together with the tenant than to be at odds with one another.

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