Posts

Showing posts from May, 2010

Do you have your free online ad?

Rental property owners we work with are having great success using free tools like Craigslist.com. The more successful property owners and managers tell me they use Craigslist along with HTML to add multiple photos and a link to their main website to contact the property and set an appointment. This action demonstrates that your applicant has a real interest in your rental property. Several of the property owners we work with have told us that if the prospect contacts them from their website, they have a higher closing ratio then from other traffic sources. If you’re not advertising on the internet, Craigslist is a great starting point, and if you have been advertising on the internet for years adding you probably already know Craigslist can be very cost effective.

Identity Theft Made Easy!

Have you ever used a copy Machine? Have you ever made a copy of personal information? Does your business have a copy machine? If you answered yes to any of these questions I would recommend you watch this video.

Video Link

DUMBREGS

SmartRegs proposals move forward to Boulder Planning Board and City Council.

After 10 months of working group meetings, open houses and community feedback, the SmartRegs (DumbRegs) project moves forward to be considered by the Planning Board at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.

The SmartRegs proposal has three main components:

• Adoption of the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code with amendments to incorporate features of Boulder’s existing housing code;
• Adoption of administrative revisions and fee changes to the Rental License Code; and
• Adoption of an energy efficiency requirement for existing residential rental properties.

The proposal, most recently amended to address comments from the Environmental Advisory Board and Landmarks Board, is available on the SmartRegs Web site for public review prior to the Planning Board meeting. The meeting will include a presentation and public hearing. Community members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Why should you attend this mee…

Finally Some Good News!

SB 185-Warranty of Habitability by sponsors Senator Brandon Shaffer-D, Longmont and Representative Michael Merrifield-D, Colorado Springs, has died in the House Business Affairs Committee.

Committee members, Stephens-R, Bradford-R, Priola-R, Liston-R, Balmer- R and Rice-D voted to oppose to the proposed legislation.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF = FREE RENT

After weeks of committing to a NO vote, Senator Chris Romer
(D-Denver) flipped his vote on SB 185 (Shaffer/Merrifield), Warranty of
Habitability.
The bill is now assigned to the House Business Affairs Committee.
Please contact these members of the Business Affairs and Labor Committee and ask
them to vote NO on SB 185.


This bill would undo several months of negotiation that took place ONLY
18 MONTHS AGO.
Those negotiations cost the taxpayers of Colorado upwards of $20,000 for
mediation.
This bill REMOVES KEY COMPONENTS that were negotiated to achieve a
balanced policy for all parties involved.
This bill expands the definition of a violation of the Warranty of
Habitability. HB 185 changes the definition of a violation from
"materially dangerous or hazardous to the tenant's life, health or
safety" to "materially affects health or safety." This
greatly expands what could be considered a violation of the warranty and
opens the door for increased frivolous law suits. Can a tenant…