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Austin, TX 78759
Austin, TX 78720
Estate Services to Buyers and Sellers
of State Property Management Company
and Make Ready Services for our Owners and Referring
For YOUR Success
Ebert, REALTOR®, MPM®
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Ebert, REALTOR®, MPM®
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Ebert, REALTOR®, RMP®
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Director of Operations
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Assistant to Director of Property
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Your Insurance: Events can
happen - flood, extreme heat, earthquakes, fire, and
more! It is important to check your insurance to obtain
the best coverage possible and ensure that it is
current.Review now with your insurance agent before a
An Emergency Occurs: Please be
patient and avoid tying up critical phone lines and our
time. Our first priority during any emergency is to
handle the situation, taking any necessary measures for
the safety of your property and your tenants. Then, we
will contact you as soon as we are able.
Area Is Getting Off
To a Great
Start In 2014
- Austin is adding
a second Nordstrom. It will be in the new section of
The Domain which will also have a 168 room hotel, 560
high-end apartments and several office buildings.
Needless to say all of this will bring more jobs and
people into the area for our clients.
industrial vacancy rate hits a 12 year low which can
lead to more construction.
- Texas tops
California in exporting computers, communications
equipment and similar technology.
- ALPS staff has
invested their time in attending the NARPM® regional
conference and the Owner/Broker conference. They
returned with many ideas to make the company more
efficient and better serve our clients and residents.
fire can be devastating for anyone; each year thousands
are injured or die in home fires. Although you cannot
predict a disaster, the majority of the time, a fire in
a rental property does not have to happen. Preventing a
fire in a residence involves teamwork between property
owners, the property manager, and residents.
your property management company, we do our very best to
ensure that the smoke detectors are working, necessary
maintenance is completed, and that tenants are counseled
on their responsibilities toward preventing fires.
However, the property owner needs to take a proactive
role in fire prevention as well. Taking practical steps
inside and outside the property is important to avoid
liability and property loss.
Prevention Tips for INSIDE a Rental
property has different maintenance requirements. Many
older properties have outdated electrical, heating and
air-conditioning units, and more. It is also important
to use qualified repair people to reduce your liability.
Below are items we address as soon as possible.
working smoke alarms and provide fire extinguishers.
Even if a fire happens, you don't want to have an
unnecessary tenant injury or death.
- Change out
overloaded circuit breakers, panel boxes, or fuse
- Repair any
loose or defective wiring
lights or intermittent power surges that frequently
occur can indicate a bad connection or a short in the
breakers that "trip" or fuses that "blow" frequently.
This is often a sign of an overloaded circuit or other
wiring problem, usually of a serious
individual breaker connections, especially in outdoor
panel boxes. They should be checked for corrosion,
signs of thermal damage (smut or smoky residue near
terminals), and splices that are poorly taped, chafed,
and damaged in wire insulation.
wiring in attics and crawl spaces damaged by pests or
insects. Some old wiring is insulated with a material
that insects eat or chew on; squirrels or other
rodents will often chew the thermoplastic insulation
off modern nonmetallic cable
gas/LP gas systems should be checked for loose
fittings, leaking valves, faulty pilot lights, debris
or improperly stored flammable materials in areas near
these appliances. If there is a smell of gas or a leak
suspected, a professional should immediately inspect
gas plumbing (pipes), valves, and
periodic checks of air conditioning and heating units
repaired as needed. This can prevent a fan motor from
being overworked, and save money in the long
air-conditioners should never have extension
- If there
is a fireplace, have a periodic inspection of the
chimney and the condition of the
Prevention Tips for OUTSIDE a Rental
can easily happen outside the property, particularly in
an area where there are brush fires or wildfires. Here
are more steps for prevention, depending on the needs of
vines from house walls; move shrubs and other
landscaping away from house walls.
highly flammable and low-branched trees, such as
evergreens, eucalyptus, and juniper when
tree debris, such as fallen limbs, leaves, and pine
needles and cones.
debris beneath decks and other overhangs; remove
debris from gutters.
wooden exterior structures, such as decks and patios,
or replacing them with materials that are more fire
resistant if they present a hazard.
installation of non-combustible roofing and siding
materials, such as metal, slate, or
installation of fire resistant landscaping,
particularly in a high fire danger area.
a "defensible space" by removing all flammable
vegetation at least 30 feet from all structures. On
slopes or in high fire hazard areas remove flammable
vegetation out to 100 feet or more.
a fire is a high priority in managing your property and
reducing your liability. We will advise both you and
your tenants when we see the need for preventative