Austin Landmark Property Services

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July 2017

Address
11573 Jollyville Rd.
Austin, TX 78759

Mailing Address
PO Box 202344
Austin, TX 78720

Contact Us
Phone: 512.794.8171
Email: info@alpsmgmt.com
Website: www.alpsmgmt.com

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Our Services

  • Real Estate Services to Buyers and Sellers
  • Out of State Property Management Company Referrals
  • Maintenance and Make Ready Services for our Owners and Referring Agents
  • Managing For
    YOUR Success

    Rick Ebert REALTOR® MPM®
    CEO
    512.794.8171 X 217
    alpsmgmt@alpsmgmt.com

    Karen Ebert REALTOR® MPM®
    COO
    512.794.8171 X 215
    karen@alpsmgmt.com

    Mike Ebert, REALTOR®, RMP®
    Director of Property Management
    512.794.8171 X 211
    mebert@alpsmgmt.com

    Marc Witmer REALTOR?
    RMP® MPM®
    TRPM
    Property Manager
    512.794.8171 X 222
    marc@alpsmgmt.com

    Pam Fite
    Assistant Director of Operations
    512.794.8171 X 214
    pam@alpsmgmt.com

    Mike Gonzales, REALTOR®, TRLS®
    Property Manager
    512.794.8171 X 218
    mike@alpsmgmt.com

    Shelly Longoria, REALTOR®, TRLS ®
    Property Manager
    512.794.8171 X 210
    shelly@alpsmgmt.com

    Jason Majek, CPA
    Accounts Coordinator
    512.794.8171 X 216
    jason@alpsmgmt.com

    Yvonne Dougherty, CTA
    Leasing and Management Coordinator
    512.794.8171 X 220
    yvonne@alpsmgmt.com

    Jeff Ebert
    Maintenance Coordinator
    512.794.8171 X 224
    jeff@alpsmgmt.com

    Best Practices

    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 disaster/emergency occurs.

    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.

    Congratulations Marc Witmer and More Good News For Austin!

  • Congratulations to Marc Witmer, one of our property managers who earned the TRPM (Texas Registered Property Manager) designation from TAR. This designation takes many class hours to earn.
  • Austin’s robust economy yields many opportunities for jobs.
  • Austin is one of top 10 most diverse large cities which is why when there are downturns in one sector the other sectors can keep our economy healthy.
  • Austin was named the 8th best place to start a business.
  • Job growth over the last 12 months increased by 2.9%.
  • Austin’s seasonal adjusted unemployment rate is 3.3%.
  • See Rick's blogs on the ALPS Facebook page>>


    The Right to Enter

    There are property owners who are under the impression they can enter their investment property without a reason at any time or without notice because they “own” the property. Well-informed investors know this actually is not the case and blatantly entering a tenant’s residence can lead to costly legal situations. Every landlord does have the right to enter his or her rental property . . . under the right circumstances.

    Implied in all residential rental contracts is the “covenant of quiet use and enjoyment.” This covenant means two things:

      1. That the landlord guarantees that the tenant can take possession of the rental unit and has the right to privacy and exclusive use and possession of that rental property, and
      2. The landlord will not interfere with the tenant’s privacy and right to exclusive possession.

    Many tenants do not realize that a landlord does have a legal right to enter his tenant’s rental unit for specific reasons. In all states, a landlord or manager may enter rented premises while the tenant is living there without advance notice in the case of emergency, such as a fire, flood, or endangerment to the residents. Of course, a landlord may enter when a tenant gives permission.

    All states have laws specifically detailing when and why landlords and/or property managers can enter a property. While many are similar, they do vary and generally provide for specific reasons. Here is a site to check different states - http://www.landlord.com/landlord_right_of_entry_by_state.htm.

    It may not seem fair to the property owner but keep this in perspective. When you rent to a tenant, it becomes their residence. After all, how would you feel if someone decided to drop into see home for any reason at any time? It probably would generate discomfort and perhaps animosity.

    So, what is really the best way to handle seeing your investment? First, remember to treat your tenants with respect. Notify us if you want to visit your property and why. We find notifying residents with a friendly call, email, or letter generally gains their cooperation and eliminates negative feelings. Remember, even the best tenants can be nervous about a visit from the landlord and/or property manager.


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    The material provided in this newsletter is for informational and educational purposes only.
    It is NOT legal advice. Although we believe this material is accurate,
    we cannot guarantee that it is 100% without errors.

     







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