Keep Budget Season From Becoming a Nightmare!

I hate to break it to you, but… We’re more than midway through summer which means one thing for Property Managers… BUDGET SEASON! If you have been trying to push it out of your mind and not think about it yet, now is the time to do so. It’s never too early to start mapping out numbers for next year. Do your homework before you start If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it! Dig up old research, previous budgets, market/sub-market conditions, and variance explanations before you get started. This will be crucial information in preparation for your budgeting process. Expect the Unexpected Your contingency plan… needs a contingency plan! While you may think you have everything covered, always expect emergency repairs. Prepare a budget for those “random emergencies” that may and probably will pop up throughout the year. As they say, it’s better to have and not need than to need and not have! If it comes to the end of the year and you find yourself with an excess budget, consider ways that you could apply it to “extras” that will improve your property and make your residents happy. Items such as indoor cleaning services or outdoor work like snow plowing services are always great add-on’s that will please your tenants. Review New Industry Data There is constantly new data and technology coming out in the industry. It’s important to look into all the new apps and information as something might pertain to benefiting your property’s budget. This information can be found via blog articles, YouTube videos, real estate news sites, audio podcasts and more! Also,...

National Night Out- August 7th, Columbus, OH

August 7th is National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood friendships to make our neighborhoods safer, better place to live.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. This night also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more. In 2017, Columbus won a National Night Out Award in Category 1 – 300,00+ Population and Asherton Grove Condo Association in Westerville, won a Rookie of the Year Award.   Click Here For A complete Listing of Events in and Around Columbus,...

Home Damage and Remodeling Tips

Whether you’re dealing with water damage, sewer backup, or a leaking roof, water damage repairs also provide an opportunity to make desirable home improvements. Making essential repairs in a timely manner is critical to preventing or minimizing mold damage which can greatly escalate costs. But what if you could also make home improvements at the time of water damage repairs that would also increase property value and make selling easier? Homeowners insurance will generally provide replacement costs less your deductible for water and mold damage repairs. You may want to enhance restoration with home improvements that increase comfort, aesthetic appeal, and property value while making selling easier. This post will help you to understand what home improvements help property resale and add value the most and where you can expect the greatest return on investment. It will also help you to choose a water damage restoration contractor who is well qualified to perform your job quickly, safely, competently and give you peace of mind throughout the entire water damage repair and restoration process. Here are 5 important home improvements that add to your property value and appeal to potential buyers. KITCHEN HOME REMODELING – After water damage and/or mold repairs in the kitchen, it is often necessary to replace cabinets, countertops, drywall, baseboards, and flooring. There is no doubt that the kitchen can be the biggest selling feature in a home. A kitchen renovation with quality wood cabinets, granite countertops, modern appliances, flooring, lighting and decorative backsplash tiling will add to your enjoyment, pride, and quality of life. The kitchen is an area that will yield the greatest return on investment for...

Priority Response Emergency Program (PREP)

  Priority Response Emergency Program (PREP) ResQ 24 is a PREP certified contractor located in Columbus, Ohio. We understand commercial building construction and have attended specific training to be knowledgeable about disaster planning. Let ResQ24 be your peace of mind and disaster planning partner. Our PREP Program is a custom-designed program for your building that anticipates a disaster. It sets up an immediate plan of action to react and creates a plan for restoring the building back to its pre-loss condition. In the restoration industry, there is a common term that is used by owners, insurance professionals, and restorers: Mitigation. This term refers to the practice of lessening the effects of a disaster. There are many ways to mitigate a disaster. The most effective way, however, is to have a plan in place before the disaster occurs. Preparing for any event will, undoubtedly, lessen the overall effect to your building and your business. The process is simple: Upon signing a PREP agreement with ResQ 24, a trained team member will visit your building. We will locate and document all key structural and mechanical components (stairwells, elevators, shut-off valves, electrical panels, etc.). We will then provide you with a report outlining the key steps to take in case of emergency. This report will also be available to all key personnel in your company. ResQ 24 has a secure web server that will store this info, and your team will be able to access it from anywhere with a simple login. When disaster does strike, your status as a ResQ 24  PREP client gives you priority response from our restoration team....

Get Fast, Professional Disaster Services 24/7

  IICRC Certified Restoration Professionals are available to assist you around the clock, regardless of the time day or night. We provide this service 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Today’s Bingo Word is 24/7/365 When a disaster strikes your home or business, the emotional effects can be devastating. Whether it’s a fire, flood, sewage spill, pipe break, or storm damage, Thompson Building Associates provides caring, knowledgeable, skilled people and state-of-the-art tools and equipment to bring the situation under control to get your property back as quickly as possible. We are one of the most experienced emergency disaster response companies serving Franklin and the surrounding counties. Our team is ready to respond to your property emergency 24/7 and can handle your emergency response and restoration from start to finish, from mitigation and stabilization through to full reconstruction of your property. We work directly with your insurance agents and adjusters to make sure your claim is run smoothly to allow you to focus on your family’s well-being. Emergency Response and Recovery Services Property Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Property Security, Temporary Fencing Shoring and Emergency Tarping Window, Door and Roof Board-Ups Water Extraction and Pump Outs Winterization Structural Drying Humidity Control Moisture Monitoring and Drying Verification Mold Inspection and Remediation HVAC and Air System Inspections and Cleaning Demolition and Debris Removal Carpet Extraction and Cleaning Content Pack Outs Odor Control and Deodorization 24hr/7 day Disaster Recovery Service ResQ24 by Thompson Building Associates  “Making it Right . . .  Day and Night!” michelleh@tbaohio.com 614-863-9650 Ohio...
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