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Eight Hacks For Staging Your Home
Posted on Sun, 20 May 2018, 02:10:00 PM  in My services
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Eight Hacks For Staging Your Home

Eight Hacks For Staging Your Home

There is a lot of work that goes into staging your home for the market. It may seem overwhelming to stage every room, but you can get through it without breaking the bank or stressing yourself out. To help you get started, here are eight hacks for staging your home.

 

Clear The Clutter: Clearing out the clutter may not be the quickest hack for staging your home, but it is a step you cannot afford to skip. Get rid of the items that are unused, damaged or expired. The items you are keeping should be organized. Use your storage ottoman or drawers to hide items such as mail and magazines. You want to make sure your home is presentable to your buyers.

 

Remove Personal Items: You are staging your home to appeal to your buyers, so you need to remove personal items such as photographs, heirlooms and posters. It is also important to remove controversial decor that could upset your buyers. All you have to do is pack these items away until you move into your new home.

 

Hide Big Furniture: Part of staging your home is making the rooms feel spacious to your buyers. Bulky furniture can make the room feel small and crammed, so you want to place those pieces in storage until you move. You should also hide excess furniture such as your shoe bench or extra end table.

 

Hide Certain Items: There are certain items that should be hidden when staging your home, such as your toiletries. You can hide them in a container under the sink or in a closet. You should also hide the small appliances in your kitchen. Using your toaster or coffee maker to enhance your counter never hurts, but you do not want to clutter your counter with appliances. Show your buyers how the bathroom and kitchen can be organized.

 

Mow The Lawn: Your exterior needs to be just as presentable as your interior. A quick way to change up your exterior is to mow the lawn. Your buyers are sure to take you seriously when they see a well-trimmed yard. It does not take long to mow your lawn, so you could mow it one or two days before your open house. Stay on top of your lawn care by mowing it regularly or hiring a professional to mow it.

 

Power Wash Your Exterior: You should also power wash your siding, deck or porch before your open house. Sometimes a good sweeping and scrubbing is just what you need to make your exterior look presentable. If you have a big job ahead of you with little time to spare, you can use a pressure washer to clean your exterior in a timely manner.

 

Get A Welcome Mat: A simple welcome mat can go a long way when staging your home. You can find welcome mats in a variety of designs, but you should choose one in a neutral color to appeal to all buyers. There is something about a welcome mat that ties your exterior together and makes your buyers feel welcome.

 

Work With Your Space: If you are limited on time or money, it is best to work with your space when staging your home. Start by switching to neutral decor and paint colours, and take care of simple repairs such as fixing a broken tile or sticking door. You can also wash your windows, replace your towels and add some plants.

 

There is more to staging your home than just impressing your buyers. You want to make it easy for them to imagine their life in this home.

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Creating the Perfect Home Office
Posted on Thu, 10 May 2018, 02:05:00 PM  in My services
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Creating the Perfect Home Office

Creating the Perfect Home Office

Whether you are a freelancer or entrepreneur who works at home full time, an employee who works remotely for some or all of the work week, or just someone who needs a space for dealing with bills, taxes, and all the attendant paperwork of daily life, a well designed home office can contribute to your productivity and even physical health. The more hours you spend working in a home office, the more important ergonomics can become to avoid eyestrain and musculoskeletal problems.

 

Regulations and Zoning

If you work quietly at home on your own computer as a sole proprietor, zoning and work safety regulations are unlikely to affect you. However, if you are a working remotely for a larger company, regulations concerning occupational safety actually are applicable, including ones regarding ergonomics such as properly adjusted, sturdy chairs and desks and task-appropriate lighting. For any business that requires customers to visit your home office, frequent deliveries, or which creates noises or noxious fumes, you should check your local zoning regulations. Many business activities are not permitted in purely residential neighborhoods.

 

Choosing a Space

If a significant part of your employment involves working from home, your ideal space is a separate room that will provide privacy and freedom from noise and other distractions. If you are using an open area such as a dining nook or part of a family room, consider using dividers, shelving units, or other furniture elements to clearly demarcate work space from living space and to signal to family members that you are working and should not be interrupted. Although some people are happy transforming basements into home offices, if you spend several hours a day working at home, a brighter, more cheerful space might be a better idea. When considering space requirement, remember to take into account storage space as well as work space.

 

Technology and Electricity

Many home offices require a plethora of electronic devices, including computers, printers, phones, answering machines, shredders, scanners, cameras, and postage scales. Especially if you live in an older home, you should have an electrician ensure that your home electrical system can handle the demands of these devices and avoid overloading outlets. Cables and power cords should be clearly labeled and organized and be routed so that they are not tripping hazards. Install a surge protector and uninterruptible power supply to protect your equipment.

 

Ergonomics

Spending long hours working on a computer can cause several types of injury, including back problems, eyestrain, and repetitive stress injuries. Investing in adequate lighting and looking away from your computer every 20 minutes can reduce the risk of eyestrain. A sturdy office chair with lumbar support will reduce the strain on your back. If your main computer system is a laptop, invest in a docking station to which you can attach a separate keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Your monitor should be placed at eye level and keyboard so that your elbows are bent at a 90-degree angle. Make sure to get up from your desk at least once an hour and walk around and stretch briefly. It not only is good for your health, but may improve your ability to concentrate and be productive.

 

Important Government Resources

The Canadian government offers several useful web resources for people who work at home, covering relevant regulations and offering useful practical tips.

 

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety; Telework / Telecommuting

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/telework.html


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Planning Your Home’s Colours
Posted on Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 03:05:00 PM  in My services
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When decorating your home, it is always important for you to think about what kind of visual effect you want to create in each room's personal environment. Not all colours will establish the same effect, and understanding how to employ colour psychology successfully can allow you to have a much more grounded and pronounced effect in your home. Purchase furniture according to your needs and be sure to keep a few of these basic tips in mind when you are ready to start experimenting with different colours in your home.

 

Always Start Slow and Small

We all respond to colour in our day-to-day life. When we see certain combinations or certain canvases in a room, we feel a certain way, and many colours are chosen to create a specific response in our minds. If you want to establish a unique feeling in your home, take the time to experiment on a smaller scale. Working with bathrooms, small halls, and any other smaller area in the home can be one of the best ways for you to get started with different colour combinations. Not only do you have more room for experimentation and error, but corrections are often easier to implement as well, because of the general scale of the location.Planning Your Home’s Colours

 

Plan for the Room's Mood

This is one of the most important ways to begin. When you choose the right colour for a room, it is important to think about the mood that the colour will establish. There is no single right answer for what kind of atmosphere you want to establish. The bedroom, for example, may benefit in equal parts from a primarily restful and soothing colour scheme or a more passionate and dramatic colour scheme. The tones that you choose will have the most to say about the environment in which they are set, so never be afraid to play around with what type of message you want to send out. Neutral and cool tones always create a more soothing effect, while brighter, sunnier colours can be just what you need to make a more powerful statement.

 

Implement Lighting Changes

Though choosing a good colour is paramount to the success of the atmosphere, it is always a good idea to think about working with the lighting in the area as well. Many paint stores have a light box that allows you to test out the paint chips in different types of light settings before you take them home. Natural daylight helps bring out the truest hues in your chosen palette, while both incandescent lighting and fluorescent lighting can adjust the colour spectrum more towards the cool or the warm. Playing around with these effects can be one of the best ways for you to focus energy better on the colours themselves.

 

Create Plenty of Contrast

As you get more comfortable with your colour choices, you will be ready to make bolder sweeps into colour combinations. Though matching tones and themes is always in style, it can be just as good of an idea for you to experiment with clashing colour as well. Reds and blues, blacks and whites, oranges and purples, colours that stand out sharply against each other are able to draw more attention to each component. This makes them ideal for setting up a focal area in the room or hallway. Play around with such colour combinations and see how you can establish an environment unique to your home. Be sure to factor in the effect that local lighting and shadows will have on the colours as well for the most thorough decorating experience.

 


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Top 5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home During the Holidays
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 04:10:00 PM  in Home selling tips,  My services
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Many people think of the holiday season as the worst time to sell a home, but this season actually has some advantages. The buyers are generally more serious, and you won't have as much competition with other sellers during these months. Once your family has decided that this is the best time to put your home on the market, you will need to begin getting the property ready for potential buyers. Here are some of the tips that sellers should use when putting their home on the market during the holiday season.

 

Hire a Sales Representative

Sellers need to find a dependable sales representative who will work hard for them throughout the entire holiday season, instead of someone who will start off strong, only to quit by the Thanksgiving holiday. You should ask family and friends for referrals. Be sure to do some research on the top sales representatives in your area, and compare their similarities and differences. Read over the reviews and verify the credentials of the sales representative. If he is truly qualified, he will help make the selling process easier.

 

Keep the Decorations to a Minimum

Although your home should look its best during the holidays, you don't want to overdo it with the decorations. This could overwhelm potential buyers and keep them from coming into the home. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and the exterior decor is your best opportunity. Avoid using adornments that are too large, or too many decorations that crowd the home. Sellers should also use general, or non-religious, decorations to avoid offending buyers.

 

Look for Motivated BuyersTop 5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home During the Holidays

People who are searching for a home during the holidays typically have a good reason for doing so; they have to move within a specific time frame, they're relocating, or they need the extra space. It is the seller’s job to seek out serious buyers and work hard to persuade them to attend an open house at their property. As a seller, you can work with an experienced sales representative to help you seek out buyers who are moving into your area. Buyers searching for homes around the holidays also include college staff, investors on tax deadlines, and military personnel, especially if your home is near a military base.

 

Take Good Photos

The holiday months may bring about inconsistent weather that keeps buyers inside. Instead of driving through countless neighborhoods to search for homes, buyers will rely on the Internet when browsing properties. This option allows them to choose their favorite properties without leaving their homes. Therefore, you want to make sure you take top-notch photos of your home. The more flattering, high-quality photos that you have available with your online listing, the more buyers you could attract. Be sure to include photos that you took during the spring and summer months, in order to give buyers an idea of how the home will look year-round. If you don't have a high-quality camera, consider hiring a professional to take a few photos of your home.

 

Make the Home Cozy

This provides buyers with an escape from the cold weather during the holiday season. You can make the home feel cozier by adjusting the heat when buyers come for a walk-through. Sellers should also play classical, holiday music and offer homemade holiday treats that buyers will enjoy. This could encourage buyers to spend more time inside of your home, admiring its best features.

 

If you have decided to put your home up for sale during the holiday season, be sure to do everything possible to attract serious buyers. You can start by using these tips. An experienced sales representative will help you make your home look more appealing, in terms of decor and features, in addition to the asking price. Remember that the holiday season has many advantages pertaining to putting your home on the market!


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Property Management Tips for Landlords
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 02:35:00 PM  in My services
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As a real estate investor, the first step is to purchase a property. Next is to learn how to manage the property. And as a property owner, there are particular management requirements you need to fulfill. Here are expert ideas for successful property management.

Maintain Your PropertyProperty Management Tips for Landlords

One of the most crucial things to do with your investment is to ensure you give it proper maintenance. The law states that you are legally responsible for ensuring your property meets the required health and safety standards. This means making sure your tenants have a designated place to throw their garbage and keeping the common areas in top condition.

Proper maintenance of your property will give you an easy time finding and keeping good tenants. Remember, no one wants to live in an area infested with rats or with prolonged plumbing issues. Failure to make repairs may also give tenants the right to withhold the rent to make repairs, and this money will be deducted from the cost of the lease.

Screen Your Tenants

Don’t allow anyone to rent without checking their background, references, and credit history. Haphazard tenant selection and screening methods often cause problems in future. For instance, you may rent to tenants who welcome undesirable friends, trash your place, or who don’t pay rent at all. Thus, obtain a written rental application for you to do proper tenant screening.

Get it in Writing

Ensure you provide your tenants with a written rental agreement that documents essential points of your relationship with them. This document should include a notice you must give before you enter your tenant’s apartment, how and when you will handle repair problems and tenant complaints, and the like.

Give Notice before Entering

You need to learn your tenants’ right to privacy. Whenever you plan to enter the rental unit, give your tenants prior notice and if possible, make it at least 24 hours, or as your state law requires.

Arrange for Inspections

Apart from checking the property at the beginning and end of a tenancy, you need to make thorough property inspections regularly. If you keep an eye on problems as they arise, you will solve them quickly before they escalate to greater magnitudes. However, you need to incorporate these inspections into the tenant agreement, including the notice you will give before arriving.

Provide Security

Don’t allow your property and tenants to become easy targets for criminals. So examine the security of your property and take the necessary steps to protect it. Usually, the best security measures such as proper lighting, alarm systems, and trimming the landscaping are not very costly.

Hire a Property Manager

It can be quite time-consuming and overwhelming to manage a rental property. In this case, it is a good idea to hire a property manager. You can let the manager do as little or as much as you desire. Some investors want property management companies to do everything from handling all repairs to filling vacancies, while others only want a manager to collect the monthly rent. Remember, hiring a property manager is a big decision and may not be very cheap. You must weigh the financial implications to determine if it is the best choice for you. You need to know some lousy property managers can ruin your investment. Thus, do a thorough check before making your decision.

Obtain Insurance

You need sufficient liability and other property insurance. Having a suitable insurance policy will cushion you from losses to your property caused by storms, fire, vandalism or burglary, and from lawsuits by your tenants in case of injuries or discrimination. To get the best insurance policy, find quotes from numerous insurance agencies and compare them to see which one best suits you.

Proper property management techniques and policies will ensure you get and retain good tenants, and it will also protect you from financial losses and lawsuits from your tenants. Thus, maintain your property, screen your tenants, and get proper insurance.


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What To Do To Thank Your Sales Representative
Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 02:45:00 PM  in My services
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Has your real estate agent been a total angel throughout the process? Have they made your life easier by taking on each and every burden with a bright and caring smile? If you have had one of the best experiences of your life working with your real estate agent, then you are one of the luckiest people to have ever bought or sold a house in Canada. Make the time to thank them for their incredible work.

 What To Do To Thank Your Sales Representative

Send Them A Small Gift

If your real estate agent has been a total gem throughout the process, make sure to let them know. If you can afford to do so, send them a small but meaningful gift. Maybe you noticed that they love daisies or that they can’t get enough dark chocolate to soothe their cravings. Make a small note and have a package sent to their office. It will show everyone in the office that your real estate agent has gone above and beyond to help you throughout your process, inspire others to want to do the same, and will make your agent truly feel appreciated for all of the work that they have poured into your sale or purchase. It will show them that you care and that you took the time to learn about them in the same way that they took the time to learn about you. It is one of the few gifts in life that can be shared and received equally.

 

Take Your Agent Out To A Good Meal At Their Favorite Restaurant

Sure, your agent can probably pay for their own food. Maybe they pack a lunch most days or are on the go often. But, wouldn’t you like to take a little bit of their free time and show them what it means to you? Most real estate agents are real people just like you and your family members, so they will appreciate a little tender loving and appreciation. Most people like to eat every once in awhile, and very few people will turn down the prospect of free food from their favorite restaurant.

While you cannot force them to eat out with you if they do not want to, make sure that you at least offer if you are capable. The sentiment of offering often does just the same amount of work as the actual meal itself.

 

Write Your Agent A Heart-Felt Letter

Your agent really is a real person with real feelings. Maybe they turned you down for a meal, maybe they are allergic to flowers, or maybe they are just quiet and reserved in their own personal free time. All people, yourself included, like to know they are appreciated. All people like to know that what they have worked so hard to do has been noticed. If you can’t afford to spend a lot of money, or you just don’t know much about your agent’s personal preferences, send them a letter. Make it as heart-felt and sincere as you can. Tell them about your frustrations and how they worked to ease them. There is little you can say in appreciation that will make them upset, angry, or unnoticed.

If you have noticed small deeds of kindness from your agent, make sure to include those as well. They will be impressed that you noticed all of the small details. Remember, nothing is too small to be appreciated, including the one night call you had to them that woke them from their sleep on a random Sunday.


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The Best Locations To Consider Buying A Home
Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016, 12:25:00 PM  in My services
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When you start to think about the process of buying a home, there are many things that any consumer will want to consider. However, one of the biggest things that you need to remember is it's not truly about what the house does or doesn't look like; it's about where the house is. After all, while you can truly change a lot of the features and finishes in a house, you won't be able to pick it up and move it to another location. That's why when you start to think about the process of home hunting and looking for the perfect house to call your own, you need to think about one of the following.

Proximity to Work

locationsWhen you imagine the perfect home you should think about the cost that it will take to live in that home. However, cost isn't just dollars towards a mortgage. There are many other costs that go into living in a house and one of the biggest ones is work. If you are like many people out there then you could be working as much as 250+ days per year, and that means over 500 one way trips between your home and your place of employment. Do you really want to spend countless hours or countless dollars just driving back and forth?

One of the most important things you can do is minimizing the costs of fuel and the wear and tear on your car as well as the hours you spend driving behind the wheel of a vehicle just by living as close to your work as you can. You will not only give yourself back a "raise" in terms of the saved costs, but you will also give yourself back time from a minimal commute.

Downtime Centrally Located

If possible, live where you want to be. Too many people will get too caught up in trying to find the perfect house, but then between work, family, and their social life all being in different areas they realize that they never actually spend time in their home. That's why what you will want to do is figure out a way to live in an area that you already like. If you want to live by a pond or a lake, then get a house that is close to it. If you want to be downtown or by a stadium, make sure you are only a few blocks away. If you minimize the time you spend commuting to other places then that will be more time you can spend at home and actually enjoying where you live.

School District

When you think about the point of living in a great school district then you should realize you are actually satisfying just a few things but very important things. Not only does a good school district mean that your children will probably have a great shot at a wonderful education down the line, but it also means your house will have higher values and your crime rate should be low. Good school districts mean that people want to move into them and will spend more money to be in them as well. It also means parents will want to be involved, the community will be respectful, and the problems are minimized.

When you consider all of these items you realize it's not about the schools themselves but rather it is about the socioeconomic status that comes with being in a good school district. If that is something you are able to capitalize on then it will truly help your home value and your quality of life.


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House Hunting: Why Focus on School Districts
Posted on Fri, 15 Jul 2016, 11:25:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  My services
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As you set your sights on purchasing a home, you probably desire a number of certain features. For example, you may want to ensure that the house has at least four bedrooms or that the yard comes with a pool. While you're researching these luxuries, don't forget to check out the school district too.

Educational Reputation

The reputation of a school is not always fair. For example, houses in areas with lower overall income sometimes receive a negative reputation for no reason. However, knowing the reputation allows you to investigate whether the alleged problems are real or imagined. You can find statistics to back up the claims, or you may discover that no substance sits behind this gossip at all.

Drug Usage and Gangs

These two large problems plague a number of schools, especially as children age. Discovering the current situation in the school district is important. Keep in mind that these factors can change before your children enter school. However, if a particular district has experienced increasing problems with gang violence and drugs over the past few years, the issues might not leave in the near future.

schoolArea Safety

The school district can also often give you a sense of how safe the community is. In many areas, neighborhoods with higher crime rates tend to have poorer schools. While you actually need to research the statistics to find out if this information is true for your particular neighborhood of interest, the idea provides you with a starting point.

Test Scores

Parents have different goals for their children, and you may want your kids to enter into one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Therefore, you are concerned about average test scores at the school. Take a look at how students are performing in the different grades. While other students' grades are no guarantee of how your own children will perform, you have an average with which to work.

Extracurricular Activities

Ensuring that your kids are well-rounded is important. As a result, you want to find out what types of extracurricular activities the school offers. If your children have already expressed an interest in a particular sport or artistic skill, then you should make sure that the district offers these programs. Also, find out how stable the programs are. Maybe your kids are interested in band. However, by doing research, you may discover that band is constantly on the brink of getting cut. You may want to consider another school district.

Services for Special Needs

Checking to make sure that the school has the appropriate services for your children is imperative. Otherwise, they could end up having to take a bus to a private program that is far from your home. When you do not yet have children or you do not yet know what needs they have, you should look for programs with comprehensive services.

Care before and after School

If you and your partner both work full-time, you probably need more care coverage than a regular day at school can provide. Find out if the district offers programs for care before and after school. Keeping your children in one environment all day is seamless, and you don't have to have to worry about how they will get from school to the babysitter's house when the district provides care services.

Whether you have kids or plan to do so in the future, taking a look at the school district and the individuals schools is important. Even if you do not intend to have children at all, the school district can provide you with important information about the neighborhood as a whole.


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4 Key Considerations When Purchasing a New Home
Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016, 09:40:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Buying a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. You get to step out of the rental game and into the game of being in charge of everything relating to your new home. You no longer have to rely on a landlord to approve repairs that need to be done. Home ownership is truly something that you have to experience for yourself to understand just how amazing it can be. If you are ready to take the leap and own your own home, there are a few things that you need to consider when purchasing a new home.


Room for Expansion
Just because there are only two of you right now, that doesn’t mean you won’t expand your family to four or six of you. The last thing you want to do is go out and purchase a one-bedroom home if you are planning on having children. You could end up struggling to sell your home quick enough to step into another one that gives you room to grow. Choose your new home based on how large you would like your family to be. Consider going with something that is at least one to two bedrooms larger than what you need right now.new owners This will save you a lot of hassle down the line.

Work Commute
Another thing to consider is how far the home is from your workplace. You don’t want to choose a home that is going to make you spend a couple hours commuting one way to work. You want to be within a reasonable distance. If you are planning on quitting your job and looking for employment elsewhere, consider the location where you want to be. Spending too long on your commute is only going to end up stressing you out down the road. You want to minimize commute time and maximize time spent with loved ones.

Functionality
Many people don’t think about the layout of the home they are looking to purchase. They like the aesthetic appeal or location of the home. While these things are important too, you also need to make sure the layout is going to work for your needs. If you have younger children, you might want to go with a ranch style home where all of the bedrooms are on the same floor. With teenagers in the home, a two-story often works great. This gives you privacy and them privacy as well. 

Features
Just about everyone has something that their new home has to have. Whether it be a large closet, over-sized kitchen or something else, you want to make sure that your new space has everything you need and more. The last thing you want to do is settle on a home that you aren’t going to be happy with in a few years. Your home should be a place where you can enjoy spending years of your life. Otherwise, you need to rethink whether it really is the right home for you or not. Someone with allergies shouldn’t go with a home that is completely carpeted, unless you want to go through and do a bunch of remodeling right off the bat. 

By taking the time to go through the things above, you can make sure you get everything you need in your new home. This will save you a lot of money and time when it comes to your new home. Only look for those things you need and stay away from the things that you don’t. in the end, you will come out with a stunning new home that you can enjoy for quite some time.

 


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Pet Friendly Apartment
Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 02:40:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Finding an apartment that is pet-friendly can be difficult, especially if it is your first time moving into a new area. You might not know where to turn to get started with the search, which can result in a lengthy wait on when you can actually enjoy your rental property. Fortunately, it does not need to be difficult. With a little bit of patience and research, it can be easy for anybody to plan ahead and find a property that allows pets.

Always begin by using the resources available to you. This means contacting your local humane society or general animal care and control group to find out if there are any local apartments that allow pets. When contacted locally, these organizations can help you stay on top of updates and other things that can make a massive change in the way you look over your options. In addition to pet-petcentric organizations, it is a good idea to consult with real estate agents and other experts in the industry to determine if there are any local communities that can assist you. Many real estate agents who own pets themselves can help you in your search. 

If you are not having luck finding an apartment community that can assist you, it never hurts to try to explain your situation to the property manager in the hopes that they could make an exception. While many communities do not always approve of every request, if you make a compelling case, chances are that you could be allowed to rent the property and keep your pet. Even if not all pets are allowed, you could take a look at the fine-print to determine whether or not your pet is allowed. Many places make exceptions for cats and small dogs if the owners are responsible.

One of the most important things for you to do when you are making a case is to prove that you are responsible. Bring as much documentation as you can to try and convince the property manager that you are capable of taking full responsibility for your pet. Ideally, you want to show them that pet damage is a non-issue, but if you can prove that you have experience taking care of pet damage, you can help put the manager's worries at ease. Some important things to bring with you include general reference letters from other property owners, as well as written certifications for training classes if your dog graduated from one. 

Be sure to explain to the manager that you share their concern for cleanliness. Emphasize that you have had positive experiences with other managers in the past and that you always take full responsibility for your apartment's state of affairs, including making sure that your pet has a place to us the bathroom. Be sure to promote yourself as well as you can. Explain that you are a responsible pet owner and that you would make an excellent resident because of your experience. Do not be afraid to promote your pet either, especially if it has completed classes and has the certification.

If all else fails, be sure to mention that you are willing to put down a deposit if the manager needs one. Many apartment managers ask for a pet deposit anyway, but some can be swayed if you show them that you are serious about moving in with your pet. If the apartment manager still tells you no, the most important thing for you to do is avoid lying. Do not try to sneak your pet in, as this could leave you vulnerable to a variety of liability issues.


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