Spring Apartment Rental Market is on the Move

Tulips and flower beds are sprouting forth to reveal their radiant treasures. Frogs and peepers are singing their night songs at dusk. Buds are sprouting, colors are peeking out of the ground and tints of purple and pink are appearing on the branches from a long winter hibernation. Nature is on the move turning a new leaf refreshed in the commencement of spring – and so are renters. Its renter season once again.  If you haven’t noticed yet, we will be experiencing a rush of renters and applicants looking to be on the move to find a new apartment to call their home. School is out by mid June and[…]

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Calling All Property Managers!

Does your property manager answer the phone when you call? Nothing is more frustrating than when you need a fast answer and can’t get through to your property manager. You have entrusted one of your greatest real estate assets to your property manager worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the very least, you expect your property manager to be accountable when you call and pick up and answer their phone. In the real world, customer service can be a challenge today even getting a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop. Poor service reflects on poor training and poor management. You absolutely do not want to be suffering from poor customer[…]

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Lights, Camera, Landlords!?!

On Wednesday April 20th Brenda Coveno-Watson of the Northern Worcester County Landlord Association and Brian Lucier of Belaire Property Management (Brian is also the NWCLA President) were interviewed on FATV, Fitchburg Access Television by Discussing Fitchburg Now talk show host Sam Squailia.   We hope you enjoy this clip and finding out more about joining our landlord association online at the Northern Worcester County Landlord Association, checking out our NWCLA Facebook Group Page, stopping by or at our association web site at http://www.nwcla.com/ for more information. Do you have any ideas on this topic you could share to help our online community? Please chime in to share a comment or review.  […]

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No More Fueling Around with Bad Renters

The Setting The following story is true. This story has a background to it that is critical to the events as they unfolded on that cold March night. In 2006 Massachusetts passed legislation to make CO detectors mandatory in ALL residential buildings. The law was named after Nicole Garofalo, a young 7-year old girl who had died from CO poisoning. It happened when the snow piled up so high in the back yard that it blocked the ventilation from the basement from the heating system. The fumes backed up inside the building and the results were fatal for young Nicole. “Nicole’s Law” code states that every floor of the dwelling shall[…]

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All Landlords and Property Managers are Not Created Equally

Belaire Property Management has been in the property management business for our landlords and property owners since 2001 in Northern Worcester County. We have worked hard to establish a well-respected track record along the way from our colleagues, landlords and residents. We keep a log of testimonials on our Belaire Property Management Web Site and update the page from time to time when folks go out of their way to have something nice to say. For the most part, we are doing our best to maintain the standards we have set for our corporate culture to “provide a beautiful uplifting experience” which is what we strive for in all of our interactions[…]

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Tips for Apartment Renters on Getting Your Dream Apartment

Like most potential residents looking for an apartment, by now you’ve probably called a lot of different landlords and you may be frustrated with the lack of communication between you and the landlord when trying to find out about the apartment. Landlords also have been speaking to a number of people about the apartments they have to rent over and over again. Sometimes, the landlord too becomes frustrated with people who call looking for an apartment who aren’t prepared at all to have the conversation. Lots of landlords I know, and manage properties for, are very busy. They’re busy preparing their apartments for rent. They’re busy working with vendors and contractors to keep the place up to snuff. And they’re busy trying to[…]

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