Common Repair & Replacement Tasks To Do

by Administrator 29. June 2018 12:24

Each home requires maintenance and repair at regular intervals. It is important to take due care to keep your rental property in good condition for years to come. The smartest move is to hire a professional property manager for this purpose. This will save your time and effort.

Property managers help manage day-to-day operations of a rental property. Their services, fee and terms of the contract depend on the type of property they have been appointed to manage. A reliable property manager takes up the responsibility of an efficient marketer as well.
Here is a list of some repair tasks that you would expect your property manager to take up.

  • Repair and replace drywall and carpeting. Also, it is important to keep a check on small and large cracks in the walls. The job requires skill and knowledge.  which might require the application of fresh coats of
  • Treat squeaky floors. The sounds could be a result of faulty ductwork, piping or wood rubbing against a nail.
  • Maintenance and replacement services of the roof and gutters. This includes unclogging the gutters from time to time with the help of an expert team and also repair or replace damaged roofs. Replace old and damaged shingles with new ones. It also includes getting rid of debris, fungus and mold overgrowth from the roof and gutters.
  • Repair and maintenance of gas lines and outlets, which include replacement of broken parts.
  • Updating the electrical wiring/outlets as per the local rental property laws.
  • Repair and replacement of HVAC systems and water heaters to ensure they work for a long period of time.
  • Timely repair and maintenance of clogged pipes, toilets, other sewer issues, leaky faucets etc. This helps in cutting down additional expenses incurred to engage a plumber exclusively for the job.
  • Check for water leakage in the ceiling and windows. This helps in preventing any damage to wood, drywall and other surfaces of the property.
  • Replacing light switches and outlets that have been over-used or have become faulty over time with new parts. Matching the wires and replacing the covers is also a part of the services.
  • Removing old caulk around bathtubs and sinks to prevent them from wearing off, cracking and peeling with the passage of time.
  • Getting rid of bugs and rodents by hiring a pest specialist and sealing holes in the property which give access to rodents inside the house.
  • Repairing the garbage disposal if broken, stuck or burnt.

John Reider Properties offers several real estate services. For more information, visit 455 E. Central Texas Expwy, Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 699 – 8300.


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Factors To Consider Before Taking Commercial Property On Rent

by Administrator 12. May 2018 09:16

Taking commercial property on rent is one of the most important step for your business. The kind of commercial property you choose will determine the extent of success for your business. It is important to consider the rights and obligations you will take on after occupying the premise. Here is a list of some factors that you should consider before finalizing on a commercial property:

  • Length Of The Term: When renting commercial property, it is very important to consider how long you want it for. It is best to start with a shorter term of lease if you are not yet on a strong footing with your business. It is best to seek for flexibility with the lease term so don’t hesitate talking about this with the property owner beforehand.
  • Operating Costs: If you are just starting out, be careful to consider how much you will end up spending in the form of operating costs. Determine a budget that suits you in terms of the operating costs and stick to it.
  • The Size Of The Office Space: The size of the office you are considering to take on rent should be sufficient to cater to the employees with you. It should not be too large as in such a case you will be unnecessarily paying for unused space. Keep in mind the immediate needs of your company when considering the right office space but also keep room for prospects of growth.
  • The Location: When renting commercial property, make sure it is in an accessible location. Strike a balance between the amount you have to pay for the space and its convenience for your target audience. Front facing, ground level offices are apt for cases where interaction with customers is crucial. If your work does not involve direct client dealing, you might as well consider an office in the suburbs.
  • Internet Connectivity: If the nature of your work is internet based, the main consideration when choosing commercial property should be the availability of a stable internet connection.
  • The Layout: Based on the unique requirements of your company, you might have preference for a certain type of layout for your office. If the nature of your work is collaborative in nature, an open office space should be the best option. On the other hand, if the nature of your work is private, a commercial space with enclosed offices might be your best bet.
  • Amenities: If you want your office space to be a blend of work and fun, you will have to consider the provision for amenities such as relaxing zones, fancy washrooms etc. in the property.

John Reider Properties offer a myriad of real estate services. For more information, visit 455 E. Central Texas Expwy, Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 699 – 8300.


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by Administrator 28. April 2018 11:13

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Real Estate Marketing Trends In 2018

by Administrator 19. April 2018 06:45

2018 is an exciting year for real estate marketing. Knowledge of the latest trends in real estate marketing will be crucial in helping you stay on top of the game. Here are some strategies that are doing the rounds in the real estate market this year.

• More Realism

Potential customers are being provided with more realistic images of a home in the form of 3D images, video tours, virtual reality tours and live streaming. Such strategies are more appealing as they mimic the feeling of actually walking through the home. They are more realistic as compared to photographs and help in connecting with renters on a deeper level.

• Technology-Friendly Amenities

The provision of amenities such as Wi-Fi and USB outlets are a plus point in the modern real estate scenario. People are looking for fast and convenient amenities for multiple devices. Providing them with this boosts your prospects in real estate marketing.

• Use A Variety Of Marketing Channels
It is imperative to market your home on different platforms to be visible to potential customers. Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram etc. are highly sought after marketing mediums in 2018. Make use of quality video content and be regular with your posts.

• Pet Accommodation

Present day real estate trends suggest that making your property a pet friendly one attracts a higher number of tenants.

• Helpful Content

Create helpful content on various online platforms. Good content is a great way of connecting with potential tenants and winning their trust. A blog or Facebook page can be a good platform for providing clients with advice on issues renters face.

• Environment Centric Facilities
Most of Generation-Z renters are keen on saving the environment and are sure to be appreciative of rental accommodations providing amenities in furtherance of the same goal. 2018 is the year of saving energy and contributing towards a green lifestyle. Incorporate smart thermostats, energy saving appliances, more greenery in the form of trees and gardens etc.

• Go Digital

Post your listings online, accept applications and payments online and be responsive to text questions. The younger generation wants everything to be fast and efficient. Live up to these expectations by going digital.

• Use Drones

Add some fun and creativity in projecting your property with drones. Your clients will love the fact that they can easily assess the neighborhood and local amenities nearby. Looking at things from a birds eye view is a unique experience through which it is easier for renters to imagine themselves in the property.

• Target Groups
Micro-targeting a renter base is a trend that’s catching up with many realtors. So it is more beneficial to market your property to a group of tenants/ buyers near you. This could be college students, families, senior citizens etc. Study the area in which your property is situated and target the right type of client.

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Things To Avoid While Taking A Home On Rent

by Administrator 31. March 2018 11:26

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