Secure Investments Realty & Management Rental Update May 16, 2012


Memorial Day is right around the corner. Don’t forget to get the camping gear out and reservations made. Unless you prefer that nice comfy air conditioning of a hotel room or peaceful escape in your home, just pretending your gone! Whatever your plans are be safe and enjoy.

I am happy to announce that I did pass the IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) Management Plan which was my last class needed to secure my CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation. I am thrilled to have that behind me. Now some red tape and time and I should be able to put those three little letters behind my name on my business cards and name badges!! Who hoo! So much work for three little letters. Joking aside, the CPM designation is the highest designation you can achieve in Property Management and I am thankful to have completed the requirements!

What an active month it has been in the land of Property Management. I’ve been renting property as fast as I can get them on the market. Single family homes and upscale condominiums seem to be flying off the market. The two bedroom condo’s still seem to be in large supply so they are not renting quite as fast. If you have friends or clients that have been considering renting their home let them know that the homes that range in value from 150K to 600K+ are renting quickly and at increased rental rates over the past years.

Below are the properties that I have listed in just the past few weeks.

Rockwood Villas 2/2 900 SW 62nd Blvd B-9 $700 (Rented)

Countryside    3/2 10945 NW 32 ave    $1360 (Rented)

Longleaf          3/2 7660 SW 84th Drive    $1460 (Rented)

Hobbits’ Glen  2/2 + Study-  1660 NW 22nd Cr.  $1030 (Rented)

Hobbits’ Glen  2/2 + Study-  1642 NW 22nd Cr.  $1100 (Rented)

Mile Run         3/2  6714 NW 37th Drive     $1400.00 (Rented)

Newberry        3/2  25136 SW 2nd      $950.00 (Rented)

Savannah Place  3/2 3632 NW 52nd ter    $1160.00 (Rented)

Hawthorne   2/2 21701 SE 67th Place $700.00  (available)

Napier Oaks  2/2  3822 SW 30th ter  $725.00 (available)

You can check out this link to see my Featured Rental Properties

As always I have to give a huge thank you to all of the Realtors that have referred Owners that need their home rented and managed. Below are the referral fees that have or will be paid out once the lease starts on those properties you referred in.  You know who you are and I truly appreciate your trust!

Rockwood Villas 2/2+study  $700 rent-                    referral fee $140.00

Countryside  3/2            $1400.00 rent-                      referral fee $272.00

Longleaf          3/2       $1460 rent-                              referral fee $292.00

Hobbits’ Glen  2/2 + Study-        $1030 rent-              referral fee $206.00

Hobbits’ Glen  2/2 + Study-        $1100 rent-              referral fee $220.00

Mile Run         3/2        $1400.00 rent-                        referral fee $280.00

Savannah Place  3/2       $1160.00 rent-                     referral fee $232.00

Please keep in mind I pay a 20% referral fee for Owners and Tenants. When you refer an owner or tenant I will keep you informed on the rent up and lease end status so that you can keep in touch with your client and know when it is time for them to make another decision in buying or selling. I am experienced in managing single family homes and condos as well as Multi-family and commercial properties in Gainesville and the surrounding smaller towns.

In the last month 126 rental properties that were in the Gainesville Alachua County MLS closed/rented. Follow this link to view the specifics:

As usual I do manage to make time for little get a ways. Being so connected with technology I can work from anywhere and I take advantage of it! So even if I am out of town, business continues as usual. The last time I went out of town I listed 5 properties and rented 4! Proof positive I need to get out of town more often don’t you think? Below are a few pictures of The Beautiful Florida Keys.

Mallory Square Key West







Mr. Peaches!


Mallory Square Street Performer
















Below are links to articles I found interesting and you may too!

Helpful Property Management Maintenance Tips

It’s harder for non-investors to buy foreclosures – MSN Real Estate

10 home maintenance tips for spring | Inman News

What makes a good real estate investment

How to watch your reputation in the rental industry.

Federal Reserve Clarifies REO Rental Rule

On April 5, the Federal Reserve Board issued a policy statement clarifying its policies on the rental of REO properties acquired by banks through foreclosure.

Nine things successful people do differently

Shadow Inventory update 46 months to clear supply of distressed homes

Rents Accelerating

Browsing at warp speed- Your guide to Chrome

Your guide to social media marketing

How to build your living Resume on linked-in


Tanya Chappell
Office: 352.478.8029
Direct: 352.745.1108