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Onsite manager retention

UPDATED: 01-DEC-1999 In this time of low unemployment the competition for on-site managers is worse than it has ever been. Marketing for on-site managers is a full time recruiting job. One can recruit through posting in the local newspaper, on church and Synagogue job boards.[...]

Analyzing real estate so you can make money

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2003 Last night I was reviewing income and expense analysis reports for three different properties, and once again I realized how hard it is for the average investor to make heads or tails of the information. [...]

Exit Strategy: Planning When to Sell is as Important as Planning When to Buy

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2001 If you believe what it says, late night TV is full of great ways to invest in real estate. Most investors are looking at the big payback with no money down. That is like going to the store to buy a watermelon and offering to pay for it with a paperclip (a highly unlikely feat which my daughter successfully managed to do this summer at camp). [...]

Friday night sewage spill

UPDATED: 01-OCT-1999 It was pouring rain that Friday night. So much rain came down at one of our buildings in SE Portland that the storm/sewer line backed up into the basement. Our on call manager was called and she followed procedure by calling the rooter people and the carpet cleaners to clean up the mess.[...]

You need to have goals for successful investing in real estate

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2003 Real estate has always been one of the opportunities where investors have placed their money for the last thousand years. There have always been investment opportunities for money-lenders (a.k.a. banks) of all kinds, but real estate has been one of those investments which includes your home, and this is where the story starts. [...]

A Moldy Day at the White Lily Apartments

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2001 It is a moderate day of 55 degrees. Your name is Pablo Smith, and you are the owner of the White Lily Apartments. Today is the day you have chosen to tour your twenty-unit apartment complex. You are relaxed and happy. The rent has been coming in on time. The tenants have been quiet. [...]

Property Inspections: Don't Forget to Look at the Details

UPDATED: 01-SEPT-1999 As president of a real estate sales and property management company, I am often amazed at what we discover when we inspect a property with a client. Even though few people would think of signing a contract without first reading it carefully, many prospective landlords seem to have no hesitation in buying a property with little more than a cursory glance. What follows is a list of the [...]

A handy guide to understanding lease proposals

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2003 The Lease Proposal is the first step to making sure all your bases are covered when you are negotiating a lease. [...]

The Magic of Setting Rental Rates

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2001 Have you ever wondered if the rents you are charging for your rental units are in line with the marketplace? Does it take a long time to rent up your property or does it rent in a day? If you have more phone calls than you can handle, you may have priced the property too low. If you have no phone calls, maybe you are priced too high. [...]

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As a past Board Member who voted for Bluestone & Hockley, I am pleased at the wonderful job they are doing for us.

Dennis, Community Association Homeowner

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I would recommend Bluestone & Hockley because of their professionalism. I feel confident that things will be handled with little to no drama.

Community Association Board Member

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Thank you for your response on the bushes and awning. They were causing problems and our previous manager hadn’t completed the work. Its nice to know we are in good hands.

Sheri, Commercial Property Tenant

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Thank you so much, I appreciate B&H’s responsiveness. I wish all my clients were represented as professionally as you represent yours.

Chris Bradley, Umpqua Bank

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I noticed our building address board was just updated, which caused me to note how fast the changes related to my relocation to Suite 101 were occurring. During my prior 30 years here, this is by far the fastest the changes have been made. I appreciate the speed at which Bluestone & Hockley responded to my key request. It is great to have a good building manager and I thought I’d let you know.

Flo, Commercial Property Tenant

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At every turn you are always on the spot about whatever comes up. Straight forward communication shows integrity and I like that. Thank you for taking such great care of me.

Tamara, Commercial Property Tenant

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Responsive and always keep us informed of issues in our neighborhood. I appreciate the notifications.

Darcie, Community Association Homeowner

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Friendly and informative as to what is going on in our community. I appreciate all they do to make me feel welcome.

Tobi, Community Association Homeowner
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This apartment complex is well-managed and the manager is very competent and friendly. It is always a pleasure to interact with her, and when we have a maintenance problem, she takes care of it quickly and efficiently.

Sally, Residential Tenant
Tenant at Lake Village Apartments

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