Fall cleaning tips.

Even in Florida – fall is a good time to clean your home.

*Washing all your windows, they say it’s best to wait for a cloudy day so you can see the streaks. Use  store-bought glass cleaner or make your own. Some of the concoctions I’ve heard of over the years are – mix water with a squirt of dish washing liquid or One part vinegar and two parts water. Also use a newspaper instead of the rag (streaks). You probably want to use gloves though, so the ink doesn’t get on your hands

*Window blinds can be wiped down with a microfiber cloth you can also try using your vacuum if you have a brush attachment.

*Window treatments are another story. Some can be vacuumed only, some can be washed but most of them probably need a professional cleaner- hopefully you can still read the direction label!

*Wash walls down some or vacuum in the corners and baseboards for cobwebs or maybe you need a new paint job..

*It’s time to dust your ceiling mounted light fixtures and fans thoroughly

*Wipe down your kitchen cabinets, replace any ripped drawer liners that are ripped, it’s also time to go through all your contents and decide what you want to keep and what you want to donate. Reorganize the items that you’re keeping.

*Move your refrigerator out and gently vacuum  the coils behind or underneath.

* Do the same with your closet. Donate clothes that you haven’t worn for over two years. Time to dust off the boots and bring out all the clothes for the cooler season.

*We’re coming up on when the time change so now’s a good time to make sure your smoke detectors have new batteries

*Your furnace filter should be changed regularly  but if you haven’t replaced your filter in the past three months – You need to replace it now.

*If you have a fireplace it’s a good time to have it professionally inspected, and to line up your wood for the winter

*Inspect the weather-stripping on the doors and windows and repair as needed

*It’s a good time to check and clean your gutters and downspouts if you have any. Also since the weather is cooling down your yard and your bushes should be in top shape

*Drain any and all garden hoses and store, the office  will shut off the sprinkler system

*Your patio furniture should get a good cleaning at least once a year.  Living in Florida we don’t have to store unless you want to

*Hope this little list helps get your fall cleaning done – you will feel so much better…

 

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The Pandemic

Welcome back to our blog!

During this difficult time, there have been many questions coming up about job loss and rent payments.  Now, if you are a tenant or owner, you have received an email letter to address those items, however we feel it should be reiterated.

All rent payments remain due per the lease agreement. We understand some tenants may have lost income from closures due to this unique situation. Please make sure to let Barrons PM know, we will also accept partial rent payments.

All owners should be prepared for the possibility of a late rent payment or a partial payment.

We will continue to allow online payments for those tenants who are allowed to do so. There is no fee for paying online, but you must select the E-CHECK option.

Any tenants no longer allowed to pay rent online can mail there checks to our office, or can personally deliver them to our office using the mail slot on the back door of our office.

All rent payments done via check must be completely filled out and labeled with the tenant name and address and sealed in an envelope.

In addition to rent, maintenance will be completed if and when safe to do so. You will also be asked if you are in quarantine or been around someone sick. Any maintenance items sent in that are not urgent, will be placed on hold until safe to complete.

All pet and renewal inspection will be delayed to prevent any possible spread of germs.

Our office hours have also been altered during this time. We are also not allowing any walk-ins or appointments. Should you call no be answered, please leave a brief message with your name, number, property, and reason for your call and it will be returned as soon as possible.

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Time to Spring forward and Spring Clean!

Sunday is Daylights Saving Time AND spring cleaning!

If you are like most people, you probably have not energy to clean after working a long day. Unfortunately, we still need to wash the dishes, vacuum the floors, do laundry, etc. But what are the other things that aren’t cleaned regularly but definitely should be?

Now is a great time to take care of some of these:

  • Door mats
  • Window blinds
  • Doors
  • Cabinets
  • Junk drawers
  • Curtains
  • Fans
  • Mattress
  • Patio Furniture
  • Coffee maker/ pot
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Shed
  • Garage
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Rent payments

Hi Tenants!

Now that we are in the middle of February, most tenants have paid rent!

Some have even paid for March already (way to go!)

Some have not even paid February, which was due on the 1st….

When asked “when will rent be paid?” some tenants respond with “when this gets done, I will pay rent”, this is NOT a valid reason to withhold rent.

Keeping the line of communication open with your property manager is the best thing to do. Not letting your property manager know your situation, when you plan to pay, and/or avoiding calls/messages/emails will only cause more problems.

Make sure to update your property manager with issues and changes.

The owner has to be updated promptly on why rent was not paid on time, when it will be received, etc.

We understand sometimes there are situations that cannot be avoided. We will try to work with you first, it is in your best interest and ours for you to pay rent, whether it be on time or a few days late. But when rent becomes 5, 7, 10, days late, etc., we are obligated by our commitment to the owner to resolve the situation and that could mean a 3 day notice being posted on the property.

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Paying on time will go toward potential rental references in the future
  • Rent goes to maintenance needed/completed at the property
  • You don’t have any utilities to pay if you are evicted for not paying rent
  • Putting your best foot forward will show goodwill for a possible lease renewal
  • Raise your credit score (Bonus!)
  • Avoid late fees (Always a good thing)
  • Avoid 3 day notice to vacate / eviction (big no-no & follows you for years!)
  • SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING, paying a partial amount and the rest at a later date is better than not paying anything.

In summary, pay rent on time and TALK TO YOUR PROPERTY MANAGER.

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What To Do On A Sunny Day In Pensacola

Barrons Property Managers is proud to be a part of the Pensacola Community and all the great things that Pensacola has to offer. Check out some of our favorite places to go and things to do. Our rental properties are located all over the Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Milton, and pace areas. You will never be far from all the fun activities while renting with Barrons Property Managers

Reasons to live in the Pensacola area are ample and some of the best in the country. If you are new to the area, make sure to check out these great local attractions!

  • The Graffiti Bridge: The 17th Avenue railroad trestle bridge was built in 1888. A local Pensacola landmark, people have been painting the bridge for generations and the paintings change daily. Graffiti coats every square inch of the little bridge, so that the art has moved outwards into the parking lot nearby and the railroad ties above. As with most graffiti, it’s not strictly legal, but the Pensacola community seems to have accepted the bridge and the art on it as a local landmark. Police largely look the other way as they drive past the nightly taggers.
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola Museum of Naval Aviation: Experience hands-on history at the National Naval Aviation Museum located on board Pensacola Naval Air Station. See more than 4,000 artifacts and over 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Experience the thrill of flight in the Flight Simulators, catch all the drama and power of the amazing Giant Screen Digital Theater and refresh with a tasty lunch in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe. Then take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from The Flight Deck Store.
  • The Fish House & Atlas: The Fish House is local, dockside dining overlooking beautiful Pensacola Bay and Seville Harbor. Just steps away from Historic Seville Square, our award-winning restaurant features an inventive menu of fresh, daily seafood selections, house-smoked steaks, sushi, a handpicked wine list with over 300 wines
  • Casino Beach Bar and Grill: Island vibes, live entertainment and beautiful Gulf views take you to a place where time doesn’t matter. Don’t worry about brushing the sand off of your feet; just walk straight up from the water and have a good time. As iconic as the beach ball water tower, this location has no age, but it has quite a history.
  • Bands on the Beach: Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste. Located in the beautiful Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the series features regional artists performing a wide variety of music. Bring your lawn chair and join us every summer for hot music, smooth grooves and a whole lot of good times. Bands on the Beach is at 7 p.m. and begins the first Tuesday in April and ends the last Tuesday in October.

References:

Ugc. “Pensacola Graffiti Bridge.” Atlas Obscura, Atlas Obscura, 10 May 2017, www.atlasobscura.com/places/pensacola-graffiti-bridge-17th-ave-railroad-trestle.

“National Naval Aviation Museum.” Visit Pensacola, www.visitpensacola.com/listing/national-naval-aviation-museum/123/.

“Fish House & Atlas, Pensacola – Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews – Order Online Food Delivery.” Tripadvisor, www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34550-d515752-Reviews-Fish_House_Atlas-Pensacola_Florida.html.

“Casino Beach Bar and Grille.” Home | Casino Beach Bar and Grille, casinobeachbar.com/.

“Bands On The Beach    Pensacola Beach Air Show     Stargazing   Calendar of Events.” Santa Rosa Island Authority, visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach/.

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Mardi Gras Time!

Hi Friends!

It’s Mardi Gras season here on the Gulf Coast and Barrons Property Managers has the latest parade schedules to make sure to don’t miss a beat!

  • Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration Parade- Jan 4th from 5:00pm – 7:00 PM
  • Milton Mardi Gras Parade- Feb 8th from 5:00pm – 7:00 PM
  • UWF Mardi Gras Parade- Feb 13th from 5:00pm – 7:00 PM
  • Escambia Westgate Parade (for special needs persons) – Feb 14th from 8:30am – 11:00 AM
  • Navarre Mardi Gras Parade- Feb 15th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade – Feb 23rd from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Krewe of Wrecks Parade- Feb 23rd from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

As always thank you for being a owner, tenant, or business partner with BPM and we hope your parade season is warmer than today’s chilly 37 degrees!

Don’t forget to bring us king cake when you get yours!

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8 Hours and 3 New Tenants!

November 1, 2019

Today we had a very successful day.

We secured 3 new tenants for an owner with a set of 4 apartments. Now, that is a great day to start the weekend with!

Special thanks to our owner for allowing us to be part of their management team and for being a great owner to work with.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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HELLO (F)ALL!

HELLO (F)ALL!

Barrons Property Managers just wants to send a little season greeting to everyone! Our rental properties are doing better than ever thanks to you.

We’re getting into the slower time of every, but that doesn’t mean Barrons Property Managers stops working hard for our owners. Our available properties are all shown on our website and other websites, like Facebook, Zillow, and Aprtments.com.

Owners with vacant properties can expect to receive a weekly update on the stats of viewings and communication regarding their property.

Make sure that if you have any friend or family member needing a property manager, or a home to rent themselves, send them our way!

Any ways, just wanted to say thank you owners and thank you tenants for helping Barrons Property Managers succeed this year.

Happy Holidays!

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Why Should You Hire a Property Manager?

Spring and summer are the most popular times of the year for properties to be rented. Managing your own rental property is a great way to lose your mind, to say the least. With Pensacola area schools being out for summer, and Navy or Air Force orders coming and going, an experienced property manager makes your life easier.
Barrons Property Managers is an exclusive property management company. Our goal is to provide you with the best service. Barrons Property Managers keeps your tenants happy, completes maintenance items and collects rent, which all take the stress away from you and your daily life.
The number of people who are choosing to rent instead of buying a home is steadily rising. Many renters are looking to move into a property quickly. Having the properties rent ready before allowing viewings is essential to make this possible. We have a team of dedicated property managers and vendors that are ready to make both your life, and the tenant’s life better.
Our staff participate in several training programs that cover fair housing, safety, on-line payments, cloud based electronic signatures, and more. We are an active member of NARPM, National Association of Residential Property Managers. NARPM is an organization of professionalism, licensed property managers who promote professionalism, education, ethics, and the best industry practices. We are constantly working to improve the system for our renters and our owners.
To find out how much your rental is worth, click here and get your free market analysis, or contact our office at 850-934-2588.

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The Showing Process

The old days of making an appointment and showing up late due to traffic are over. The self- viewings lock box system Barrons Property Managers uses is secure, fast, and assists in renting your home.

While many owners believe this is a way for property managers to do less work, it is a highly effective way to exhibit the property, all the while allowing for more prospective tenants to view the property. Barrons Property Managers has successfully rented properties in the Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Milton, and Pace areas through this self-viewing system. The tenants loved the option to view the property whenever they can, within specified lock box hours.

The self-viewing process is as secure as showing it yourself. Barrons Property Managers will get contact information along with identification information. The prospective tenant will then receive a text message with a one- time use lock box code to access the property. After viewing the property, they will be contacted regarding any questions or concerns they may have, and how to apply.

For more information on how the self-viewings process Barrons Property Managers uses to showcase your properties works, feel welcome to contact us at 850-934-2588 or email us at notify@BarronsPM.com

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100% Committed to Owners Management Needs

Barrons Property Managers is an exclusive property management company, located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. We do not list homes, sell homes, manage associations, nor do vacation rentals. We specialize in single-family homes and long-term rentals. We give your investment the time and attention to grow in value, while being an income producer!

Barrons Property Managers focuses on managing your property at the highest level every day. Our company is active in the Pensacola NARPM chapter (National Association of Residential Property Managers), which promotes professionalism, education, ethics, and the industry’s best practices.

Property management is not the same as in the past.  Everything is faster in today’s property management and rental community. We focus on getting homes rent ready and occupied quicker. With technology, our business is accessible 24/7 online. We have incorporated a smartphone activated management system for lock boxes, and property inspection data can be documented via mobile devices which replaces the traditional paper and pen inspection report. We have the ability to share a comprehensive inspection report including pictures to an owner. Our software program enables tenants to pay rent online, submit maintenance items online and other tenant related matters.  For our owners, Barrons can direct deposit disbursements each month, along with providing a secure owner portal for statements and documents.

Give us a call at 850-934-2588, and let Barrons assist you in taking care of your investment!

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