About Me

Contact Information

Occupation
Property Manager
Year Started In Multifamily Industry
2003
Closest Major City
Charlotte
State
NC
Phone #
(803) 328-3388
How Do You Like To Be Contacted?
By Email
Zip Code
29732
Country
United States

Education

Highest Education Level Achieved
Some College
College / University
York Technical College
Graduation Year
1979

Profile

About me
I have 32 years of experience in the real estate business as an officer manager, property manager, real estate agent and leasing agent. My specialty is improving NOI.
Interests
Networking
Member Type
Onsite Professional Excluding Maintenance

My Company

Company
Carolina Rental Resources LLC
Apartment Community
The Kensington
Company Information
Small, privately owned multi-family housing commmunity.
Sandy Martin

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  • Thank you. Average Maintenance Supervisor salary in our area typically runs $22-$30 per hour plus benefits. So for me, paying someone $35 an hour to keep the grounds up is too much.
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    kunena.post 183 days ago
  • I would think the groundskeeper for a small condo community would be about the same for a multi-family community.
    We have had the same guy for over 10 years maintaining the grounds. We have a job description, which includes picking up trash, maintaining the garbage dumpster area, making minor...
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    kunena.post 184 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Lessons Learned' in the forum.
    I'm not sure what you are looking for, but this is what I think you want. I managed a new community and below are some of the issues from the new construction that came up:

    1. Nails driven into sheetrock that went through the pipes behind the wall. The leaks started after the rust set in and...
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    kunena.post 253 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Tenant trouble' in the forum.
    You need to check in several places to see what your rights as the owner/landlord are and what the rights of the tenant are.
    1. Start with the signed lease. What does it say about disturbances by guests of the tenant?
    2. Call your local Magistrate or the Judge who handles eviction cases and ask...
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    kunena.post 253 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Call to remind Residents for Lease Renewal' in the forum.
    Depending on your property's situation, I can offer this advice, if it applies:

    1. I never call anyone to remind them their lease is expiring due to the inability to document the conversation. I've heard too many "that's not what you told me." responses.

    2. All renewal reminders were sent a...
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    kunena.post 410 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Smoke Free Property conversion' in the forum.
    I did a conversion several years ago. Replacing carpet is a must! Next, all ceiling and walls should be painting with an odor resistant additive to the paint (Sherwin Williams had some). HVAC ductwork should be cleaned along with all blinds and other large fixtures. This will get MOST of the...
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    kunena.post 410 days ago
  • This must be very difficult for you. You know the old saying "Rome wasn't built in a day." I would start repairing what you are receiving service requests for then make a priority list. Do what you can first that requires the least amount of money and is the least troublesome (rust stains on...
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    kunena.post 427 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Self Training' in the forum.
    I would go with the one you feel offers the most training that you are weak in. For instance, if you're not very experienced or good at budgeting, go with the one that covers this in their classes.
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    kunena.post 427 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'I need help with a bad landlord' in the forum.
    Go to your local Magistrate and take your lease. They can advise you. State laws are different and we cannot give legal advice here. Good luck!!
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    kunena.post 427 days ago
  • My tax credit property stayed 100% with a waiting list, so leasing bonuses were not considered. A renewal bonus of a certain amount, if the lease and all paperwork is completed and filed by the recert date would be a nice incentive.

    We also got bonuses for NOI, score on shopping report. Consider...
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    kunena.post 442 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Any one with advice on this one?' in the forum.
    In my Community Rules and Regulations, I identify noise as "controllable" and "uncontrollable." Uncontrollable is walking, talking, whatever you think it is. Controllable is loud TV, yelling, bouncing balls on the floor, etc. I define both and let them know that uncontrollable is part of apartment...
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    kunena.post 442 days ago
  • On a small deal, you might consider a 1099 independent contractor who can both manage and do maintenance. You won't have the other payroll expenses.
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    kunena.post 469 days ago
  • For those who won't sign leases, give me the required notice that their rent will increase to the month to month rate. Be sure to mention what you will be doing for them and why you believe your services will benefit them. ADD VALUE!

    Give your tenant from hell a little extra attention to sooth...
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    kunena.post 469 days ago
  • Sandy Martin thanks user 'msharp2411' in the forum message ' Is it as HOT There as it is HERE?'.
    kunena.thankyou 474 days ago
  • Sandy Martin thanks user 'JohnMcK' in the forum message ' Is it as HOT There as it is HERE?'.
    kunena.thankyou 474 days ago
  • Sandy Martin replied to the topic 'Is it as HOT There as it is HERE?' in the forum.
    It's been 97-105 plus high humidity for about a month. The pool doesn't cool off and you can't walk barefoot on the concrete. I wouldn't take my small children to the pool right now, even with sunscreen, they would look like little lobsters. An old maintenance tech of mine died last week from...
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    kunena.post 479 days ago