Happy Monday!

It’s Monday, school started back up for our area and it’s still steamy hot outside. What can we do with our time now that kids are back in school??

I think we can all agree cleaning does not sound all that fun, but what would you rather do, lawn work in 100 + degrees or work inside? We vote for inside work, and pray for cooler days.

However, if you are an outdoors person, here are some great things to do around the house

-remove window screens, wash, and reinstall

-clean out shed or garage

-clean gutters out

-trim up bushes off house

-watch your sprinkler system and make sure its working correctly

-vacuum your dryer vent

If you are an efficient person, you can probably get this done in one day and then spend all night inside the air conditioning and have no worries!

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Heat Advisory

Hello everyone!

In case you live under a rock and haven’t been outside, it’s HOT. While we hope everyone stays cool along with their family and pets, don’t forget about your home. Make sure your sprinklers are running and your grass and other lawn items are being watered and are not being scorched.

If you are in a property with a pool, make sure you are keeping the water level at an appropriate level, with water at least 2-3 inches over the skimmer. If you notice you are adding more water than normal or previously, make sure to report this to our office.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July and enjoy the Blues show next week!

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Oh the wonders of hurricane season, I mean Summer!!

As most Floridians know, the state has a tax free period for supplies on hurricane and storm preparedness items.

For 2023 – There will be two separate two-week holiday periods this year.

The first begins on Saturday, May 27, 2023, and ends on Friday, June 9, 2023.

The second holiday period begins on Saturday, August 26, 2023, and ends on Friday, September 8, 2023.

Here is a link to items included under this tax free program!

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Local events

Spring and Summer are prime time for Pensacola area residents. Here are a few things to do

Crawfish Festival – Downtown Pensacola April 28-30


Cinco De Mayo Celebration – 321 S Palafox, Downtown Pensacola May 5th


Beachbilly Lifestyle Music Festival – 16990 Perdido Key Dr, Playa del Rio RV Resort May 6-8


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Broken Record, But Needs To Be Said

You probably hear this every year, but we are going to say it again

  • Change your clocks
  • Change your a/c filter
  • Change your smoke detector batteries
  • clean out your gutters
  • sweep up those leaves
  • (pay rent on time)
  • Owners *cough* invest in another rental property *cough*
  • Revisit your tenant handbook for more on your responsibilities while being a renter.
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Tax Time

Our office has been working on preparing tax documents for all our owners and vendors. Here is what our office provides to you for your property. All you have to do give these documents to your accountant or use those when filing yourself.

  • 12 Month Cash Flow Statement – shows all incoming (rent) funds and outgoing (expenses) for your property, catagorized by type.
  • 1099 Tax Document – just like you receive from your regular job, this is a special form specifically for the rental/investment property under your name and or LLC. If you have multiple properties, this form will show all the income for all the properties. For owners who have properties under LLC and then others under personal name, you can expect to receive 2 separate 1099 forms, one for each type of filer.
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Get Ready Guys!

Please make sure to take precautions and protect yourself, your pets, and the property.

– Wrap sprinkler pumps, pipes, water spigots and plants with blankets and secure them into place to protect from winds

– Do not leave fires or candles unattended

– Bring your pets and potted plants/flowers inside

– Your heater may have dust on it, which will cause a brief smell in your home, don’t worry, it should go away. Anything lasting longer than 2 hours or smelling like burning rubber- turn the unit off and contact management.

If precautions are not followed and damages are incurred – you could be held responsible for repairs needed. 

Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to warmer weather soon!

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Referral Program

For years now Barrons Property Managers has partnered with local business professionals, realtors, loan officers, title companies and more.

BarronsPM is proud to offer our referral program to our business partners so ensure the clients we serve are taken care of have the best experience.

Our focus is not on selling real estate, that is not what our specialty is. The real estate business for us is only used for partnership.

For each property owner that is referred to us and signs a long term management plan with BarronsPM, we are happy to provide ANYONE with a Bonus of 25%, up to $500, or the rented price.

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Hurricane Impact

The recent hurricane that impacted south Florida has brought out the best of community and support from Northwest Florida. There are several ways you can assist in recovery efforts. See the below for ways to help

American Red Cross – https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-ian-donations.html/?cid=fy23hurian&med=cpc&source=google&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnP-ZBhDiARIsAH3FSRf71eZnpEn26aNgkLCqw-Tge0MhtXOnpK5grvFPNat-s8UnDyi-9wEaAoZXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

No Kid Hungry – https://secure.nokidhungry.org/site/Donation2?df_id=21946&mfc_pref=T&21946.donation=form1&s_src=googlemain&s_subsrc=239HADR1G&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=2022_nonbrand&utm_term=rr&utm_content=paid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnP-ZBhDiARIsAH3FSRe5xxguia_zwIzj8lQnZBqeVwuGE8zNPhITo8VzkxpxqD0VWLFCnpkaAqrOEALw_wcB

Humane Society – https://www.americanhumane.org/monitoring-hurricane-ian/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnP-ZBhDiARIsAH3FSRe2k0Vq3rAHJyTSKJ2QrgfHqdNj9SKSGhIGpuFE54BbqIVKQyt_0TcaAjvpEALw_wcB

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Investing in Rental Properties

BarronsPM has several owners who are investors in our area and are expanding to other areas of the county. What are some recommendations for BarronsPM on what to watch out for and what questions to consider before buying investment properties?

What area of town should I be looking at?

The best places to start are near military bases, colleges/universities and corporate areas. These areas get the highest amount of tenants looking for housing and when priced right, it will rent no question.

How much money can I make after mortgage payments?

One of the biggest mistakes an owner can make is to assume the rent rate will be the same as a mortgage payment or higher. Do not make this assumption. Rent is never based on mortgage rates or how much you want to net in income.

What is the estimated costs to upkeep a rental?

A general estimate is 10% of the yearly revenue should be put back into the property for maintenance during any given year. The major systems such as roof, hvac, water heater and plumbing and electrical should always be places as a priority over cosmetic updates like paint, carpet, light fixtures. It would never be a bad idea to make a contingency account for unexpected costs. Part of BarronsPM policy is a reserve account of at least $350, this is held throughout the month to cover maintenance costs that occur during the month, that are non emergency calls.

Barrons offers a Preventative Maintenance program, which assists in inspecting the major systems mentioned above, to learn more, visit us at BarronsPM.com

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