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Feb
07
Simple Kitchen Upgrades that make a big difference

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Upgrading the kitchen at your rental property can be much easier than you think. Here are some simple upgrades you can do without having to do a complete remodel, but make a huge difference.







Cabinets: Whether you resurface them, change out the fronts, or just update the paint/stain, this will make a major difference in the overall appearance of your kitchen.







Backsplash: Simple backsplashes can make an amazing difference. Just adding a bit of texture, color or even something simple add to the character of the kitchen.







Countertop: From complete replacement to simply resurfacing, there are many options for countertop upgrades to do. Making countertops easy to clean, neutral and s...


Jan
26
Jan
12
Important things to do as a rental property investor


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Keep up on Repairs


The longer you wait on repairs, the more expensive and extensive they become. Physical issues at a property tend to just worsen over time and then need to be done quickly.


If repairs are taken care of in a timely fashion and before they are too extensive, this will ultimately save you money in the long run.



Inspect Property Annually


This not only keeps tenants on their toes and keeps them accountable; it shows them that you actually care about the property. This also allows you to see how the property looks and encourage the tenants to let you know if there are any issues they haven’t brought up. This will not only help you keep the property in good condition but al...


Dec
29
Real Estate Wednesday


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Real estate Wednesdays started in 2013. Marlene Klotz-Collins, volunteer and member of the Salvation Army's National Advisory Board welcomed Joseph and JoAnn Callaway to the organization's Phoenix Advisory Board. When Marlene told JoAnn and Joseph that the army had to pay workers to ring bells at many locations, JoAnn quickly volunteered herself and Joseph as well as the whole homeownership industry. After planning for months, more than 1,000 real estate agents, property managers, title company officers, and lenders come to ring bells at more than 180 Phoenix locations.



We have been volunteering at a local Safeway for the past 6 years and it has grown to be part of our holiday season. We w...


Dec
19
Dec
05
2nd Annual Pie Giveaway!

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Our second annual pie giveaway was a success! We just about 50 clients/tenants/vendors come by and pick up a complimentary pie. For those who don't know the story behind the pie giveaway, Jennice Doty has a love for pies and has always wanted to do some sort of event to give them away. Last year was the first year for our pie giveaway and we had a great response.






JENNICE SAYS SOME OF HER BEST MEMORIES GROWING UP WERE MAKING PIES WITH HER MOM. “WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT IT WAS FOR ME TO MAKE A COMPLETE PIE FROM CRUST TO FINISH. IT WAS AS GOOD AS MOM’S PIE! MY SISTER AND I LAUGHED UNTIL WE CRIED WHEN SHE TRIED TO MAKE MOM’S FAMOUS PIE CRUST FOR THE TENTH TIME, EVEN WITH ME GU...


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Oct
16
R-22 Phase Out


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Effective January 1, 2020, Freon will be illegal to import or manufacture in the US.







In 2010, the EPA banned the production of any new systems that used R-22 units due to harmful effects on the ozone layer, and a complete ban on manufacturing and importing starting January 1, 2020.







So what does this mean for you? First, you need to know if your current system is using R-22 Freon. If it does, any repairs related to Freon after January 1st will not be permitted and a replacement would be required. If you’ve purchased a new HVAC system since 2010, you should be fine. However, an older unit you can check on the sticker on the side. If it says “R-22 or HCFC-22” that wou...


Oct
10
Protecting your investment property against damage


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Here are five easy steps you can take to help protect your investment property against potential damage.

















  1. Use glossy or semi-gloss paint




This makes it easier to clean walls and remove things like smudges and scuff marks





  1. Install Door stoppers behind every door




Prevents damage if doors are slammed and bang into a wall





  1. Forget about Carpet, go with tile, faux wood or bamboo flooring




These flooring options are much more durable and last much longer than carpet.





  1. Simple landscaping




Renters may appreciate a few plants here and there, but less is more and it’s best to keep it as low maintenance as possible





  1. Require tenants to replace AC filters




Be sure to include a clause in your lease tha...


TCT Property Management Services, LLCLess

TCT Property Management Services, LLC

2500 S Power Road #121

Mesa, AZ 85209

T: (480) 632-4222

F: (480) 632-4226

E: info@tctproperties.com


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM


2500 S Power Road #121

Mesa, AZ 85209

T: (480) 632-4222

F: (480) 632-4226

E: info@tctproperties.com


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM


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Jennice Doty, Designated Broker


For AFTER BUSINESS HOURS maintenance EMERGENCY, please call 480-632-4225 and the on-call property manager will assist you

Jennice Doty, Designated Broker


For AFTER BUSINESS HOURS maintenance EMERGENCY, please call 480-632-4225 and the on-call property manager will assist you

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