Tag: real estate

How to rent your property 101!!!


Today’s lesson, how to rent your property. As a Las Vegas Realtor and Las Vegas Property Manager, I am often asked, “How do you rent property?”
The fact is, all Realtors have access to the Multiple Listing Service and almost all will put the rental listing on the MLS. This is where a cooperative commission payment comes in. This also advertises your property to every Realtor in Las Vegas and puts the listing on Realtor.com if checked.
I usually find that the following steps help with a rental.
1. Take lots of photos.  Prospective tenants want to see what your property looks like.

2. Have the property professionally cleaned. Our Las Vegas Maid Service, regularly recieved requests for cleaning rental property.  Make sure it is deep cleaned, nobody wants to move into a dirty home….

3. Remove the clutter, this helps it sell. Everyone reacts more positively to a clean uncluttered home.

4. Use the internet; Craigslist and my favorite, Rentals.com  As a propety manager, I have a corporate account with Rentals.com which allows me to list all my properties with priority placement.

5. Be available to show your property and respond quickly to rental inquiries.  If you wait, the tenant will find some other property.

Not everyone needs or wants a property manager, so with some effort you can rent your property too.   Of course if you do want a professional manager, justcallscottd@yahoo.com


Fortis Residential Realty


As the year moves on the real estate market keeps changing.  As a Las Vegas Realtor, I monitor the listings that come out on a daily basis.  Lately, more investor flips, have been occurring.  My clients who are looking for their first time home often look at these properties.  An investor buys a property at a below market rate and refurbishes the property, with new flooring/paint/appliances and repairs, and sells the property to make a profit.  These properties often work for a first time homebuyer as they are move in ready, and the investor will work with their loan, whether it be a VA/FHA or conventional.

At Fortis Residential Realty, we are committed to giving each of our clients the individual attention that the require and deserve. As a boutique real estate firm, we work as a dedicated team to research, and meet, your real estate needs in total. Having expertise in sales/rentals/property management and distressed real estate allows us to expertly service all of our current and future clients. 


Roof cleaning? Is it necessary?


Most people do not think about cleaning the roof of their home, when they think about using a Las Vegas Maid Service to do a cleaning job.
As we can see from the Metro-dome collapse in Minneapolis, keeping your roof clean can be a bigggggg deal.

In Las Vegas, pigeons, are a big problem with many housing developments. The waste that the birds leave behind is very acidic, and can lead to leaks in your roofing, causing all types of problems later on. As a Las Vegas Realtor, I have personally seen the damage that can be caused by not keeping your roof clean of this mess.  Many times all that will be needed will be to hose down the roof on a regular basis. 

The best way to deal with the pest problem is by using  a pest control company or Las Vegas Handyman Service to put up pigeon spikes/deterrents.  This will prevent the problem from returning.


FREE Golf Tournaments at OB Sports Faciliites!!


As a Las Vegas Realtor and owner of a Las Vegas Maid Service I get to interact and work with a lot of golfers. OB Sports runs several golf courses in town; Alliante(north part of town), Angel Park(Summerlin Area), and Legacy(Henderson/Green Valley). They offer a great deal for both local and out of town frequent visitors for lower price golf, through their annual players card. Unlike some card, this one gives more than lower price tee times. The card also offers a free punch card that has; two free tee times for the cloud 9 course, several putting course sessions, several driving range passes, and four free tournaments per year. The card has cost $99.00 per year, if you buy it early, and now included a free round on your birthday and a free hat, a pretty darn good deal. As a Las Vegas Realtor, I sell golf retreats to clients from all over the world. The OB card also works for them, although it is more expensive for non residents. But what a way to save some money.


Free Stuff to do in Vegas-Festival of Lights


As a Las Vegas Realtor and owner of Las Vegas Maid Services I am always asked by visitors if there is anything special to do when finished with the casinos. Every year at this time, the Ethel M chocolate factory, sets up their cactus garden with holiday lights. On Friday and Saturday evening they also have a Santa in the garden. The view of the lights is worth the trip and the entrance is free!!! Make sure you dress warm, as the nights can be very chilly.   They have a store on site where you can also get hot coffee, and of course chocolates. Plan on spending 15 minutes to an hour walking the garden at your own pace. The garden is located off of Sunset in Henderson and is about a 15 minute drive from the Strip and is easy to find with plenty of parking.  Don’t forget you strollers, for the family types.


Tip of the Day!! $1.50 Movies in VEGAS


Yesterday, with the cold weather stopping my golf day, I was reading the paper and looking for something to do, that would not break the bank. In the movie section was an ad for the Tropicana Theatres at Pecos and Tropicana on the Northwest side of  Trop. All movies here are $1.50 each, which means I can treat my Las Vegas Maid Services staff to an evening at the movies, and popcorn with a soda, without taking out a loan.  Dont try to sneak in food/drinks, they do search your bag at the entrance.   We went and saw the Wall Street sequel, gotta love Gordon Gekko. The theatre is comfortable and clean, for a theatre. The picture was large and clear and the sound was OK. As a Las Vegas Realtor, I am constantly asked for things to do and places to visit. This theatre will be on my list!!


Trustee Sale Information


DO YOU HAVE CASH BUYERS AND INVESTORS?

Trustee’s Sale

Instant equity when purchased right.

QUALIFYING
All Funds must be in a form of a Cashiers Check made payable to themselves. Your funds must be qualified prior to the properties are announced (Cried Out) Common practice is to have checks made payable to you. Have large checks to cover most of the expected bid, with smaller checks to cover increases in the bidding.

BIDDING
Opening Bids are available shortly before the sale, this can range from the day before up to the actual time of sale. When a bid is available, there is a good probability the property will be going to sale instead of postponing or canceling. Be aware that published bid amounts will differ from the actual bid amount at the sale. Sometimes they will be slightly higher to cover actual costs and sometimes the lender will reduce a bid making a property an attractive purchase.

The Auctioneer will state the Sale is being made without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances to satisfy a debt on this deed of trust. The opening bid will be announced on behalf of the Beneficiary and being sold in an as is condition referencing the Ts # (Trustee Sale No.) Parcel Number, Address and legal description. The bidding amount usually starts with 1 cent over the opening bid, then will go at $100.00 increments and higher depending on the interest of that property. Then sold to the highest bidder. The property will not sell until the auctioneer announces the third and final call. Then there will be no further bidding.

SUCCESSFUL HIGH BID
If you are the successful bidder, you will endorse the checks payable to the Trustee . You will be given a receipt for the purchase. At that time you will be asked how title will be held. The Trustee will draw the Trustee’s Deed and send it to you for recordation approximately 5 to 10 days. Along with any overages paid at the trustee sale. You will be responsible for recording, paying transfer tax and recording fees at that time. Be sure to bring your receipt of your purchase to the recorder.

INFORMATION IS EVERYTHING
Up to date accurate information is essential for purchasing at the Trustee Sale. As there are risks involved in purchasing at the Trustee Sale…Contact me today to find out how to get daily information of the properties going to sale and the lien report.

DO YOU HAVE CASH BUYERS AND INVESTORS?

Trustee’s Sale

Instant equity when purchased right
.

QUALIFYING
All Funds must be in a form of a Cashiers Check made payable to themselves. Your funds must be qualified prior to the properties are announced (Cried Out) Common practice is to have checks made payable to you. Have large checks to cover most of the expected bid, with smaller checks to cover increases in the bidding.

BIDDING
Opening Bids are available shortly before the sale, this can range from the day before up to the actual time of sale. When a bid is available, there is a good probability the property will be going to sale instead of postponing or canceling. Be aware that published bid amounts will differ from the actual bid amount at the sale. Sometimes they will be slightly higher to cover actual costs and sometimes the lender will reduce a bid making a property an attractive purchase.

The Auctioneer will state the Sale is being made without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances to satisfy a debt on this deed of trust. The opening bid will be announced on behalf of the Beneficiary and being sold in an as is condition referencing the Ts # (Trustee Sale No.) Parcel Number, Address and legal description. The bidding amount usually starts with 1 cent over the opening bid, then will go at $100.00 increments and higher depending on the interest of that property. Then sold to the highest bidder. The property will not sell until the auctioneer announces the third and final call. Then there will be no further bidding.

SUCCESSFUL HIGH BID
If you are the successful bidder, you will endorse the checks payable to the Trustee . You will be given a receipt for the purchase. At that time you will be asked how title will be held. The Trustee will draw the Trustee’s Deed and send it to you for recordation approximately 5 to 10 days. Along with any overages paid at the trustee sale. You will be responsible for recording, paying transfer tax and recording fees at that time. Be sure to bring your receipt of your purchase to the recorder.

INFORMATION IS EVERYTHING
Up to date accurate information is essential for purchasing at the Trustee Sale. As there are risks involved in purchasing at the Trustee Sale…Contact me today to find out how to get daily information of the properties going to sale and the lien report.


Summer Golf Deals!!!In Las Vegas


When the weather gets hotter in Las Vegas, the golf prices go down. Some examples are:
1. Twighlight at Summelin, 2 p.m. for $25-Highland Falls
2. Angel Park after 4 p.m. for $19, this week they are giving a $10 coupon back for your next round.
3. Black Mountain-$25 all you can play twighlight, restricted days.
4. Arroyo and Siena, $35 after noon. Beautifull courses.

As a Las Vegas Realtor, many of my clients play, and I love to join them for 18.
When the temperature goes up the rates go down.
Just make sure you drink a lot of water…..


Appliance delivery-the good/the bad/the ugly!!


As a Las Vegas Realtor, I sell a large amount of properties that do not have appliances. I have found the best service for delivery and pricing to be, Pacific Sales located in Henderson, off of Stephanie. Yesterday, one of my clients bought a Meridian condominium, which needed a washer/dryer. The gave me a 1/2 hour call before coming to the unit and showed up on time. The delivery and install was professional and complete.
Other times I have waited a five hour window, only to have the nameless company not show.
My favorite is when a company shows up with damaged product. Do they think we will not notice?
Appliances are a large investment, definitely shop around for price and service.


Gas Mileage-Why is it the same as in 1976?


As a Las Vegas Realtor, I do a lot of driving. I drive a 2003 Hyundai XG350 which has been a great car. It gets about 30 m.p.g. which is not bad, being a small luxury sedan. I was reading an old magazine from 1976, and there was an ad for the Fiat Strada, which went over 105 m.p.h. and got over 30 m.p.g. It amazes and saddens me, that over 34 years ago the same gas mileage was available. We have the computer and cell phone but the same or similar mileage per gallon? Hard to believe.


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