I have lived, played, and worked as a licensed real estate agent in Marietta, Georgia for more than 21 years. I believe This qualifies me to write about the real estate market as well as property management in this city. It is also useful to know that I began investing in Marietta rental homes in 2000, a few years after I had begun professionally managing rental homes in Marietta for other people too.

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How should a residential property manager handle it when a tenant reports a recurring maintenance problem?  Do you bring back the same vendor or look for another?


If you have a rental property in Roswell, Georgia and you would like to have it managed by a professional property management company, why should you consider our services?

- We listen to you.
- We hear you.
- And we work for you.

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Today you should thank a police officer.  Of course for their bravery but also for their use of unique personalities and talents to assure your children live in a world where they can go to the movies by themselves, your spouse can’t beat you, and an angry mob isn’t allowed to hang a person.  


I recently had a tenant from Milton, GA contact me demanding that we install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector in the property, claiming that it was the landlords lawful duty to do so.  I have, also had tenants from other communities in Georgia such as Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Woodstock with similar demands.


My partner Terri recently wrote a blog about irreconcilable defects on a home, and Kelly, one of our five-star real estate agents in Roswell, GA recently wrote one specifically about her experience listing a property in proximity to power lines.  Their vantage points were those of the impact such defects had on their ability to market homes for sale.  


You have a home that backs up to high-tension power lines or a busy highway.  Maybe it’s sitting in a flood plain or has some other physical defect that is not economically reconcilable.  What can you do to sell the property?


Before trying to answer this question, perhaps it would be a good idea to check if the premise of the question is even fair.  Well, you can test it out for yourself.  If you are a home owner, put your address in on www.Zillow.com and see what information you get.  


Most leases have a provision that puts tenants on notice that if they terminate their lease early they will remain obligated for the remainder of the rent due through the original term of the lease.  However, what if the situation is to the benefit of the landlord?  Does this change the story?


My guess is that many landlords and professional property managers are making a similar mistake that I had made for many years.  I have traditionally notified my tenants when in default of lease that they would be deemed to be in breach of agreement if they did not cure their default