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Our general, residential real estate services include working with sellers, buyers and investors. However, Dizmang Associates does not just list and sell real estate in Springfield, MO in the conventional fashion. We specialize in working with serious real estate investors. While some firms might just sell investment homes, we take it one step further. With a conservative approach and sound advice, our company philosophy has been to provide service and advice beyond what is expected.

I love dogs, but…

Rental properties that accept pets are becoming more and more difficult to locate. You got a great dog, great cat, great pet ferret; so why won’t more landlords accept these wonderful animals?  Actually, I don’t blame the animals at all, it is the owners of these pets. For over 30 years I have accepted pets in most of our rental …

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Evictions Suck! Making the best of a bad situation

Anyone that knows me knows this: I HATE evictions.  Yesterday I had to evict a tenant that has rented from me for over 3 years. I begged and pleaded to try to avoid it, but sometimes it is, and should be, the last resort. After no rent payments for 2.5 months with not attempt to make any such payments, and …

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“To Better Serve You”

All of us, everyone of us, deal with certain service industries at some point like banks, credit card companies, real estate agents (like me!), and the like.   Often these companies change practices to “better serve you.”  Really? My bank just sent me a letter stating that their lobby hours are changing to better serve me.   Great! I immediately …

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Convention or Conference?

Has is really been 23 years?  Oh my!  In 1991, I attended my very first National Association of REALTORS Convention and my eyes were as big as watermelons; mostly green with envy.  I have attended every conference since, except for 1.   It was an amazing experience that would lay the groundwork for the rest of my real estate career.  …

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The Perfect Floor For Rental Homes

There are 3 things I have learned about floor coverings in rentals over the last 25 years: 1. Floor coverings are expensive  2. Tenants are typically very hard on floors  3. Some of the strangest things happen I don’t even want to know about. So I decided to do an experiment over the last 6 years to find the perfect …

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A Stolen Post

I liked this post enough to steal it without permission.  Yea, I know, I should have asked her, but since she isn’t in the office today what was I to do?  I’ll ask for forgiveness later.  At least I’m not saying that I wrote it, even though I feel just the same way. Showing Up An Hour Early on Sunday …

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Filing for eviction

Robert was beside himself.  All he wanted to do is rent his nice home to nice people and break even.  It sounded good.  But Robert’s first experience in property management could have been a little easier.  Here are a few tips: 1.  Set your policies right up front.   For example, if your rent is due on the 1st, and you …

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He is such a “nice guy” Going to court, part 1.

Robert, who owned one rental home, called me for advice about a tenant that was not paying rent.  “He is such a nice guy,” he said.  Robert rented his home to this “nice guy” who had been in the home for 4 months.  He had a family, kids, mowed the yard, and seemed to keep up with the home.  Everything …

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Why I’m going to NAR Conference in New Orleans

I am a real estate education junkie.  I go to as many conferences as I can, absorbing like a sponge as much as I can.  But this year at the National Real Estate Conference in New Orleans, my top reasons for being there have changed a bit from my list at my first conference in 1992.  Then again I didn’t …

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Blame it on the Claws, Red Box & Mom

In the Property Management game, it is pretty typical to hear all kinds of reasons why tenants are late on their rent.  Let’s face it; being late on a payment has happened to most of us. I’ve done it; pay the fee and go on.  What is interesting however, are the reasons why people are late or at least the …

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