Mom and Dad got one

Mom and Dad got one:   I’m so proud of my mom and dad. They just bought their very first income producing property – and they did it very creatively.   In early fall 2005, my mom and dad broke ground on a house. At the time, my brother-in-law, Michael, was their builder with myself and two other friends making up his crew. We had a track record of building…

Easy on the people, hard on the problem

Easy on the people, hard on the problem   I learned my property management system from David Tilney. He has a fantastic course that will change the way you view land lording in general. One of the things David says is, “Be easy on the people but hard on the problem.”   Truthfully, when I heard this, I had no idea what David was saying.   My first real-world teacher,…

Seek out great Agents

Seek out great Agents   The other day, a young agent contacted me about a deal down in Cartersville. It was a great deal, and since the agent brought it to my attention, I made my offer through him.   As I was going through the paperwork, I noticed something called an “Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Agreement.” Be careful of these. As this particular document stated, “the buyer hereby agrees to…

Should you use a handy man?

Should you use a handy man?   Lately I’ve had a hard time finding a good, consistent, and affordable painter that’s not booked three months out.   This issue led me to do something I don’t normally do – I called a handyman service for paint bids on two consecutive projects – I got burned on both of them.   The first house was in Dalton.   I hired a…