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How to Show Off your Model Apartment

Model Apartment
If you own an apartment building, you may be able to keep one unit as a model to show to any prospective buyers. If so, there are multiple ways that you can set up the apartment to show to people that could work for your benefit. Here are a couple of ideas for you to keep the model apartment open to show.
1. Blank Space. No, I'm not talking about the pop song. I'm talking about having a completely empty apartment space to rent out so that anyone who comes to see the rental property can see the full extent of the dimensions available in the space. Some people prefer having an open area, a blank canvas if you will, to see when they first go to see an apartment. Unless you are fully furnishing the area, many people like to be able to picture where they will put their own possessions. Naturally, it would be a good idea to include any appliances that come with the apartment, but otherwise having an empty area may not be the worst idea for you.
2. Fully Furnished. Yes, this goes completely against the previous idea, but another option for you is to have your model apartment completely furnished with a nice touch of home look. Some people lack the vision to see how a place will look when they move everything of theirs in, and if you furnish the model apartment you can show the best layout to have the largest amount of room open. Instead of having a bed in the direct middle of the bedroom, try pushing it against another wall to show how much room there can be left over.
3. Mirrors and Windows. Windows are always a good selling point to apartments. They let in natural light and offer a view of the outside world. Unfortunately, not every apartment is above ground and so windows may be in short supply. If this is the case, try installing a few mirrors in smaller rooms, as they tend to help areas look larger and also help to brighten up rooms by reflecting the light back in.
Having the luxury of a model apartment is a double edged sword. You will have to get a feel for the area and what works the best in regards to setups for you. Once you get that idea, however, you will likely be able to sell those apartments like hot cakes!

Accounting Services and Talley Properties

Accounting Services
Math is considered a nasty four letter word by many of us in America. Some people are simply not wired to understand math the way others are. Generally, those who are not good at math are gifted in other subjects such like language and history or music, but unfortunately math is a critical skill that is needed to succeed in many areas. Rental property management is no exception. What happens when you want to rent out part of your house or your vacation home when you don't feel confident in your math skills?
Here at Talley, we understand how frustrating it can be to want to do something but have something holding you back. This is part of the reason we started our business: to help you with yours. We want to help you reach your full potential, and trust us, there is nothing wrong with wanting some help.
Even if your math skills are exquisite, perhaps you simply don't have the time to devote to dealing with all of the paperwork and calculations yourself. Everyone leads busy lives. Between work, family, and everything else that goes on sometimes you just can't seem to find enough hours in the day while still keeping yourself healthy. This is what we want to help you with and we gladly will.
Our accounting services include collecting the monthly rent from tenants, keeping spreadsheets, and any other documents you as the client may find necessary. These can include having monthly statements, keeping a ledger, and many other things. One of the best things for you is the knowledge that we will keep your rental properties and your financial documents correct and legal as we comply with IRS regulations with no exceptions. These laws and rules can change often and can be difficult to keep up with while trying to lead your normal daily life. We are dedicated to making sure that you are kept safe from even simple mistakes.
Here at Talley, we want you to be happy. We want to make sure that you are not stressed about any rentals which you may let out. Our goal is to keep everyone happy, from our clients to yours. There are many things that can go wrong, but with Talley you can rest assured that any financial information or gain will be safe so you can sleep easy.

It's Fall Y'all

Talley Properties
Now that we are officially into the season of fall, a lot of things start to wind down. While a lot of times this does include people looking for new rental properties, that doesn't mean that those who have rented from you should be ignored as well. As the weather turns cooler, a lot of things become important and need to be attended to. Of course everything is dependent on what has been agreed upon in the lease, but sometimes things need to be thought of and dealt with in a timely manner.
With the coming of autumn, we are all enchanted with the changing colors of leaves and the vibrancy that comes with it. Unfortunately, the leaves also fall and can leave a yard covered. Many different real estate sources, including the appraisal institute, state very clearly that having a yard that is unkempt can cost a seller vast amounts of money in the perceived value of the property. Although it can help to set the mood of the season by leaving the fallen leaves on the ground, many people may find it unsightly and possibly even complain depending on how your town handles neighbor disputes. In some towns, you can even be reported for having a yard that is not kept up to certain standards so be sure to read up on what the laws are in your specific area.
Very often, if you are renting out a house the tenants are asked to keep the area neat and tidy. If, however, you are in charge of an apartment building, it is often left to the landlord to deal with the cleanup just like the snow removal would be in winter. Of course, this isn't always the case but it would be a good idea to explain all of this in any lease you put out.
Autumn is normally a lovely time of the year and begins an important time in some religions. As beautiful as it can be, there are also many times that work is needed outside. Whether you garden or simply want to keep the lawns neat, it doesn't end when the weather turns colder and the grass stops growing. Thankfully, at least, it's a bit cooler so heat stroke and heat exhaustion isn't a large concern like it has been this past summer. Remember, if you are trying to rent out an area, simple things like raking the leaves may leave a better impression on any possible clients.

Talley Properties and 24 Hour Emergency Care

Emergency Care
All too often, things go wrong. It always seems to go wrong at the worst possible time and often feels like everything goes wrong at once. While some people believe that it is coincidence, others believe that it may be a karmic response. Others still may blame astrological occurrences such as mercury retrograde. Whether you believe it to be some larger power or simply how things work, the fact of the matter is nothing ever works forever. Things will always go wrong no matter what we try to do to stop it. Sometimes we thankfully have warning, and other times it happens at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately this can be the source of endless headaches and can leave you confused, frustrated, and sometimes feeling at your wits end.
This is where we like to come in. Here at Talley, we offer many different services. One of the ones which we are most proud of is our property services. We work with people who work and respond quickly and have very reasonable prices for their services. While we more than understand if you would prefer to go with someone who you are well acquainted with, if you are not friends with any tradespeople, we can once again step in to help.
One of the best things about our property services is the fact that we can provide 24-hour emergency care and maintenance to your tenants. We understand that emergencies can occur at any time and aren't always respectful of commonly observed business hours. We will always send someone to repair the problem as soon as possible and we will take the panic away from both the tenant and yourself.
Another thing that we can help provide is regular maintenance for your rental property such as plumbing and electrical work. We understand that many people say they can do this work, however we want to make sure that you are legally covered and using someone who is licensed and insured. As previously stated, you never know when an emergency can occur.
We also can help contact people who will help to get your rental property into move-in condition. This includes painters, cleaners, and others who can get your apartment looking its best. After all, the better looking the space is, the more willing to move in people will be!

Opening up New Facility in Boone

Talley Properties
Charlotte—Talley Properties Inc.,a property management firm serving the Charlotte area real estate market has announced the opening of a property management office in Boone. The expansion allows service capabilities extending to Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville, Valley Crusis, West Jefferson, Jefferson and Beech Mountain. Both property owners and tenants in Watauga, Avery and Ashe Counties will now have access to the full range of property management offered by Talley Properties.
Michael Fink, who has been with Talley for over 10 years, will be serving as manager
of the Boone office. According to Tony Moore, Operations Manager, Michael and
his wife Andrea Miller Fink both grew up in the Boone area. "She is moving back
home to join her family's law firm. The move is a perfect opportunity for us to expand into
a community where Michael has such strong roots." He continued, "while we're primarily focused on residential and commercial property management, this Talley Properties office will expand into real estate sales, including investment properties."
Prior to his position at Talley Properties, Fink was in property management at JRA. A graduate of Wake Technical College, he is a member of the Association of Realtors and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. A native of West Jefferson, Fink now resides in Boone with his wife Andrea. They have one daughter, Ava. In addressing his position with Talley, Fink noted "It's our mission to do the job right... the first time. We owe that to everyone who comes to Talley for any aspect of property management. I'm looking forward to bring that dedication and service back home to the High Country!"
Michael Fink
With Talley Properties, property owners have complete access to their accounts online. Talley's state-of-the art property management software provides 24 hour access as well as full electronic transaction and reporting. In addition, tenants can access online property applications, payment options and accounting reports, even schedule property viewings both online and by phone, 24 /7.
Talley Properties has specialized in midrange to high end residential and commercial property management since 1980. Their mission is to provide full service management to a diverse group of investors. With the goal to achieve long-term relationships with their investors, they pride themselves on the ability to be on call 24-hours a day, and provide quick, efficient same day service. Visit Talley Properties at www.talleyproperties.com or call 704-332-2206 (Charlotte area) 828-278-4976 (High Country).

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