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I would like to take this opportunity to express my satisfaction with Heritage Property Management. Since October of last year I have lived on beautiful little Lake Venesia just off of March Lane in Stockton. The condominiums around this little lake were built in 1984 and are as cute as bug’s ears. They are all due for a little TLC which Debbie Hamer and her staff at Heritage Property Management are attending to systematically. I love this little place. They just don’t build ’m like this any more folks. So far I have found Debbie and everyone at HPM just great to work with they have attended to repairs in a timely manner, with courtesy and professionalism. Living with a lake in your immediate back yard is awesome and I am spoiled for life. However when you live with such a great view it means you have no fences between properties to spoil that view it also means that certain accommodations and considerations need to be made with regard to your neighbors. People back east have been doing this for years (non fenced back yards). We all share this wonderful view with no boundaries but it requires a little extra effort not to infringe upon your neighbors privacy. The area bordering the lake and behind the condominiums is not public property and as a such it is not the appropriate place to pitch a tent or set up a bounce house castle (15’X15’X19’) squeezed between two trees and breaking their branches, there just isn’t the room for it. It is amazing to me that anyone would need to be told this.
I am one of those unfortunate owners who purchased a condo in the height of the real estate boom. Now with the way the economy is, I will be here for a while. When I purchased my unit, my building was being managed by another management company that did not care about us as owners, they couldn't account for funds and come to find out, there was an extremely high delinquency rate. Once Heritage Property Management stepped in and started managing, that all changed. The manager was able to change the morale of all of us who were feeling ""stuck"" because of the economy. Through a series of steps the Property Manager turned the Homeowners Association around by really starting to collect on past due fees. In a matter of two and a half years, the Association went from having no money to having over $100k in a reserve account to plan for the future. All while reducing the number of delinquent owners to less than 5% from 80% where it was in the beginning. Every person that I have spoken with at Heritage has been professional and courteous. Any type of question I ask them, they quickly have an answer and a resolution, if needed. I find comfort in knowing that if there is a problem, all I have to do is call and I am going to get someone on the phone and the problem will be handled. Based on my experience with them, I would highly recommend Heritage to anyone that asks. I'd recommend Heritage Property to any homeowner.
Sandy Decker filled in for Sharon Silver as our Portfolio Manager while Sharon had her back operation and recovered. I, and the entire board of Dunwoody Chace, want you to know how much we appreciated having Sandy step in and do a very good job for us. Sandy is very capable and a quick learner, taking over her new duties so we did not miss a beat, pitching right in so we had only to familiarize her with all our quirks and expectations. She demonstrated strong follow-up, interest in and caring for our community, and contributed to our board meetings with sound advice and ideas. She was pleasant and easy to work with – she establishes and maintains relationships quickly -- always with a smile on her face and in her voice, keeping an even keel at all times. She even walked the community in August with board members, recording follow-ups and taking care of them. So, thanks for assigning Sandy to help us as well as Sharon. I know she and Sharon talked frequently to assure we were taken care of properly and in a timely manner. Having Sharon as our Manager and then experiencing Sandy filling in confirm the wisdom of our decision to contract with Heritage for your services.
Just a note of thanks from my household to all of you. I am so thankful for all that you have been able to accomplish on behalf of our community. Things are looking so wonderful and every time I turn around something new and better is happening in our neighborhood. I have been meaning to write this email for months, I'm sorry it has taken me this long. In the years that I have lived here it is my opinion that this is the most productive HOA board assembled and I am thankful to all of you for your efforts. I also wanted to share that I continue to hear positive feedback one neighbor to another about the continued improvement of our neighborhood and how lovely things are looking. I am looking forward to a wonderful summer season and assisting in any way that I can to make that happen. Thank you all for the countless hours you spend while balancing everything else that you have on your plates it has not gone unnoticed I assure you!
I was serviced by a clerk in the paint department named Mary on 07/12/08 in the Moorestown store. She was rude and did not service me. She took my paint and after i left the counter thinking she was mixing the tint, she walked away and never came back. I returned a few minutes later to retrieve my paint that I thought was ready only to find out she never started. Another clerk by the name ot Tom saved my experience and turned it into a great one. He started the job that Mary left and he stayed with me the entire time. He even made suggestions on other paint tint and colors and tools that i would need. He apologized for Mary's behavior and assured me that he would "take care of me". And that is exactly what he did. My mom and i were very pleased with his personal customer service and we talked about it even as we checked out at the register. Thank you Tommy for all of your help!! Ebony Williams
Mr. Cobb, I have been an owner at the Highlands for over 15 years, and have recently been voted onto the Board as VP. I want you to know that the addition of Nada London to our team has been a blessing.Nada is personable; she arrives on time and is always well prepared for our meetings. She brings great ideas to our attention, along with competitive pricing on services we are looking into. Through your well run organization, she is able to leverage contractors to get better pricing on our projects.As we finished our meeting this past Sunday she was ready to walk the property to get a first hand look at some of the improvements we are looking at doing. When she sets time lines and informs us that she will be getting back to us with information; she does it. Her follow up and detail is impeccable.Thank you for taking the time to read a few of the many qualities that we see in Nada London
Lee earned his wings this week. When he heard about the Boom lift, he suggested the light over B5, which has not been working for years and is difficult to access due to its position, be replaced as he would have access using the boom lift. Good thinking! It has now been done and the 11th Street has a flood light. Thanks, Lee! Lee also fixed the sprinkler thingamabob that went on the blink when whatever else went out. And, he watered the flowers the painter ripped out of the ground with their hoses. Thank You LEE. You are a GEM!! You, Paul, Lee, Morris and, of course Jan, make my work so much easier. Thank you so much. Now I just have to figure out how to program the sprinkler system for every other day instead of every day. Should be a breeze for someone as tech savvy as me? Tell Gavin, please, about what Lee has done for us. He is invaluable to me and our Association.
This letter serves as my personal reference of Heritage Property Management. My name is Greg Halvorson. I live in the Broadlands Community. Our community is a group of over 200 single family homes. I served on the Architectural Review Committee for two years and served as Vice President for four years.I became active in the community shortly after moving to the community. During the time I was on the board we made the decision to contract with Heritage Management. I can tell you this made a positive change not only on a day to day basis in our community but also the handling of the collections of dues and dealing with past due accounts. We have been contracted with Heritage for over five years. Heritage has been easy to work with, quick to rectify any situation and just generally a very professional organization to be associated with.
I wanted to drop you a line and tell you what a great job your staff is doing representing The Accolades. I moved in May 1 and I have had lots of questions and also some maintenance work done on my unit to prevent water damage. Jennifer and Bobby have gone out of their way to make me feel like a welcome addition and to satisfy my needs. When I questioned some work done to stop water leading into my crawl space, Bobby did not hesitate to set up an appointment, at my convenience, to come by and discuss exactly what the landscapers had done to rectify the problem. I am in the new home industry and know great customer service when i see it. I only wish the communities I represent could use Jennifer and Bobby and Heritage Management. Thank you for having such a wonderful representatives on your staff, and keep up the good work!
I have been a tenant of one of Boundless management property for a year now. it has been great to work with a nice, caring group of people. When I need repairs I call them and repair is done, they have a great maintained man I don't know his name but thanks. the unit next door to me became vacant and some one keep breaking into the unit and leaving the front door open, which could become a dangers problem after calling the police three time, I call Boundless office and ask question and inform them of what was happening, not expected them to do anything, call back with other question and was inform that Riel is working on that now getting in touch with the HOA and what ever she can. Thank you Reil Thanks to the professional and caring staff at boundless management keep up the good work.
Self-storage facilities are areas where you can rent lockers, rooms, containers and, sometimes, outdoor spaces on a short-term and long-term basis.
The Self-Storage Association reported the U.S. is home to approximately 48,500 mini-storage facilities. When put together, this space is equal to 2.3 billion square feet. All told, you have plenty of options if you're looking for a storage facility.
When you want to store extra materials, you can typically find a self-storage facility and lease space on a month-to-month basis. Such areas are just the right size to store household items, office supplies and even furniture. Storage facilities are ideal if you have a lot of personal items you want to keep but don't have enough space in your house or apartment.
Items you store are not insured by the facility. Instead, you will need to talk with an insurance representative about covering your items if they are stored off-premise. A few facilities offer insurance, so you'll want to call and ask around to find which option best meets your needs.
Advantages of Self Storage
When you're looking for storage options, do not confuse self storage with full service. You will have limited access to your belongings if you choose the full-service option. Self storage gives you full control over what's in your unit and how you arrange everything, said SpareFoot Blog.
Another advantage of storing your personal items is the flexibility afforded to you. You don't have to wait for anyone to come to your unit and unlock it, nor do you have to receive permission to add items or take them away.
With self-storage facilities, you can put as many items in the unit as you want, provided everything fits and you keep the space organized. If you feel like taking an early morning or evening trip to your storage space, you can do so at your pleasure.
Reasons to Use Self Storage
Whether you're a single individual or have a growing family, self storage is a viable option to store your personal items in a safe, secure location without sacrificing space in your home. Specific reasons why you might also need to lease storage space include:
Even college students can take advantage of self storage, especially if they attend school out of state. Instead of lugging apartment furniture and winter clothes back and forth, they can store everything for the few months they're home and then retrieve them when school starts back up.
When searching for a self-storage facility, you'll first want to look for options close to where you live. The size of the space you plan to rent is also an important factor to consider, and will depend on what you plan to store.
Spaces range from the size of a small closet to a car garage, said Extra Space Storage. The following are common storage sizes, along with examples of what they can hold:
Creating a checklist before leasing storage space will help you make an informed decision about the unit size you need to rent. You don't want to pay for more than you need, while you also don't want too small of a space. You should also consider your future needs, because it is not out of the question you may decide to store more personal items.
Location Affects Price
The size of the storage space will have an effect on the amount you pay. Additionally, where the storage unit is located also has an influence. Expect to pay more in monthly fees if the storage space is in a city where real estate is more expensive. High costs might be unavoidable, but if you look around at various options, you'll eventually find the best price.
If you've found self-storage facilities that are nearby, you'll then want to compare prices from at least three options. After doing so, look up the facilities through the Better Business Bureau. Some areas to keep an eye out for include any complaints against the storage facility and whether insurance policies are offered.
For the average homeowner, self-storage facilities are the most popular option for storing personal items, but other types of storage facilities exist. Most people don't think about the type of storage available until they absolutely need it, and it's best to understand your options ahead of time.
Likewise, various names exist for self-storage facilities. In all, expect to come across five general types of storage facilities.
Typically found in large buildings that used to be factories, indoor units require you to go through security to enter. You can expect to find unit sizes ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet to 5 feet by 10 feet.
Outdoor units are not located in a warehouse but in an area where security is still required. Outdoor storage units are typically large, and should only be used for boats, cars, recreational vehicles and tractors. Since units are outside, they are subject to weather conditions, meaning it's not the best idea to store your valuables in them.
Climate-controlled storage units are located indoors and have temperature and humidity controls. If you have items that may become damaged by atmospheric conditions, controlling the temperature and humidity is essential.
You will end up paying more for a climate-controlled storage space. However, in the grand scheme of things, a slightly higher cost doesn't compare to the costs associated with losing or replacing valuable or rare items.
Consider climate-controlled self storage if you are housing some of the following items:
Outside of city areas, drive-up storage units are some of the most common options. Drive-up units are arranged in long lines and resemble garages, led to by roads so you can easily drive to your specific unit.
Realistically, mobile storage is only an option if you're moving or renovating your house. Mobile storage units are not part of an existing facility. Mobile units are typically stationed outside your home after they are delivered by the storage company.
Once you fill up the unit, the company will either hold it at their facility or transport it to your desired destination.
Mobile storage is a viable self-storage option if you plan to move across the country but are worried about space in a moving truck.
The price of using a self-storage facility will vary, with one of biggest factors being where you live. You may find it beneficial to rent storage in a nearby suburb if facilities are too expensive in your city. Also, some facilities offer introductory rates for the first month, and similar deals are worth exploring.
Keep in mind, however, costs will increase depending on the size of unit you're renting and whether or not it's climate controlled.
Seeking Lower Costs
To get the most bang for your buck and avoid breaking the bank, shop around for the best prices and only rent storage space you know you will need. The larger the item, the more space required.
Likewise, only opt for climate-controlled space if the personal items you are storing are susceptible to becoming damaged from humidity and temperature. There is no reason to get an air-conditioned unit if you're locking away old baseball equipment and tools.
When it comes to taking full advantage of your self-storage facility, you have to know what you can and cannot store. Some items are not suitable for storage.
Flammables like gasoline, propane tanks and kerosene, as well as certain types of paint are not allowed to be stored by any means, said Extra Space Storage. Other items, such as perishable food, are not allowed either because of the tendency to attract pests and rodents when the food starts to expire.
Knowing what you can store will help you better organize your storage space and clear out any clutter.
An art form exists when it comes to packing - you don't want to throw whatever you get your hands on in a box. To be more efficient, fill the boxes with similar items. For example, don't mix glassware with utensils. Always try to fill the box to capacity, and remember, anything left unpacked will become dusty. If you're storing fragile items, consider packing them in a separate box filled with foam peanuts for extra protection.
From there, you can create a label system to help locate specific boxes within the unit. Markers tend to wear out after time. Label makers are a smart, inexpensive option to help you identify a box's contents.
Some items require specific packing quirks. For instance, you should ensure books are packed flat to avoid damaging their spines. You also don't want to put too many books in a single box because it then becomes too heavy to carry.
Glassware and valuable china should all be individually wrapped and placed in reinforced or separate boxes. You can then use the label maker to ensure the word "fragile" is somewhere on the box.
Different pieces of furniture require certain methods of storage. Special bags will protect any couches and chairs you're storing. When you bring these items to the unit, be sure to stand them up to maximize space.
Bed frames should ideally be taken apart before being put into a storage unit, while mattresses can be wrapped in a protective seal and stood against a wall. If you're unable to take apart the bed frame, do not store any materials nearby that may taint the color of the bedding.
For smaller tables, try to take them apart. If that's not possible, place a moving blanket on the floor and then place the table on top with its legs facing upward, and then wrap them in a protective material. For chairs, place them upside down on a table also covered in protective material.
Dressers can be placed against the wall and also used as a space to store boxes. Additionally, the drawers can house small fragile items. Just be sure to use stretch wrap to prevent the drawers from opening.
Lamps should be disassembled, wrapped in protective material and placed in boxes specifically designed to store lamps. When it comes to televisions, protect them as much as possible. If you're storing a TV, you'll likely want to rent a climate-controlled storage unit because extreme temperatures may cause some issues with liquid crystal displays.
In general, furniture should be stored with care and covered in protective material whenever possible. Ensure your storage space can hold multiple large furniture sets as well.
Most storage facilities have security measures in place. They are generally accessible for a certain number of hours and have a manager on site, in addition to security cameras. They also require you to submit a special code to enter. You should also make sure the property is adequately lit for visits in the evening.
You will need to have your own lock for your storage unit. Keyless locks, padlocks and disc locks are all viable options, said Moove In Self Storage.
Self-storage units come in many sizes, types and costs. If you're looking to clear out space from your house, consider renting a storage unit to keep your personal items safe. You can store just about anything, from furniture to old vinyl collections and clothes. By choosing the right storage unit, you can store your items in a secure location while gaining back some much needed space in your house.