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11573 Jollyville Rd.
Austin, TX 78759
PO Box 202344
Austin, TX 78720
- Real Estate
Services to Buyers and Sellers
- Out of
State Property Management Company Referrals
and Make Ready Services for our Owners and Referring Agents
Managing For YOUR Success
Ebert, REALTOR®, MPM®
512.794.8171 X 217
Ebert, REALTOR®, MPM®
512.794.8171 X 215
Ebert, REALTOR®, RMP®
512.794.8171 X 211
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Assistant Director of Operations
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Leasing and Management Coordinator
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Assistant Property Manager
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Executive Assistant to Director of Property Management
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Check 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
If 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.
Good News For The Fall Of 2014
- Upon returning from
Santa Barbara to an Appfolio conference, Pam Fite and Rebecca
Panacci shared with the ALPS staff that the best news gleaned from
the conference was that the Appfolio platform which we use has
such an ease of paying online for residents and owners and for
residents to report maintenance issues online. Soon we will be
able to text to our owners and residents right from Appfolio.
- According to the
National Association of Realtors. Austin and Dallas are found to
be the best cities for Millennials mainly due to our great job
- Real Estate Center in
College Station, Texas reported that private sector jobs increased
375,600 from July 2013 to July 2014, a 4% increase versus an
average of 2.2 for the nation.
- Firefly, a California
based small satellite launch company is moving their headquarters
and technology division to Cedar Park bringing 200 jobs. Many of
our owners have property in Cedar Park.
Renting and the
Why is the tenant giving notice now! This may be
your first reaction if you receive a notice to vacate from a tenant
with a holiday season approaching. The first thought is that no one
will rent a property in November, much less December - the
holiday month. There is the prevailing belief that the property cannot
possibly rent until the first of the year or possibly even longer.
While it is true that it can be slower during the months
of November and December and the property may be vacant until January,
it is also a fact that properties rent every month, including the month
of December. There are many reasons that the property can rent, even on
the twenty-fourth of December!
People receive job transfers, receive a notice from their
landlord because the owner is going to sell or the property is in
foreclosure, they need a larger home because they are having another
child, their lease is up, they want to move to another neighborhood, or
they prefer another school district. The many reasons why tenants move
is the same list of reasons to move we encounter through the entire
People rent properties as dictated by their circumstances
or needs and that means it does not necessarily fall on the first of
the month or avoid the holiday season. This has been one of the biggest
misconceptions about rentals since the beginning of time. When their
job transfer comes through, it can be any date. The same follows
through for all the different reasons that motivate a tenant to give
notice. There are people who plan a nice tidy transition on the first
of the month or in the summer, but if you take a poll from property
managers around the country, you will find that properties rent all
through the month and for many different reasons. There are just not
the same numbers of people who move during the holidays as the rest of
the year, so it requires a different perspective.
Take the positive approach
Thinking negatively does not help the situation - you need a positive
approach for any pending notice to vacate, but especially during the
holiday season. Take the time to look at the property objectively to
reduce your losses and rent the property as quickly as possible.
incentives can you offer during the holidays to entice applicants
to choose your property? Perhaps you can offer a gift certificate
at a local market or shopping center for holiday expenditures.
maintenance will improve the property while on the rental market?
Perhaps a yard cleanup will negate the effects of the winter
season. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders and may be less
expensive than during the summer months.
- What tax
benefit will you gain for the current year? If there is any loss
of income or maintenance expense, think of it as an additional tax
- Will this
improve the tenancy? There are times when a notice can lead to
If you do receive a notice to vacate during the holiday
season, do not despair. Our company will work as diligently as we do
during any other month of the year to rent the property as quickly as
there are extenuating circumstances, we will immediately put the
property on the market for rent.
- We will
employ all available marketing means to rent your property.
- We will use
any incentives authorized by you to rent the property.
- If we do
encounter any difficulties with renting the property, we will keep
- We will
always seek qualified tenants even though we are trying to
eliminate or reduce any vacancy period.
While we recognize that the holiday season can present
challenges, as professional Property Managers, we work to overcome them
and we believe in taking the positive approach.