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Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a Property Management Company

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a Property Management Company.

Now how does a property management company actually become an investment that will increase your ROI instead of being a liability and expense?  Here are the top ten reasons to hire a reputable property management company to take care of your rental investment.

  1. A professional lease that has been tried thousands of times (sometimes in court), will contain the necessary items and verbiage to protect the landlord and hold the tenant accountable on matters that have been found invaluable to a landlord to include: pets, smoking/damage, notice to vacate, showing process, etc.
  2.  Showing coordinators and agents assure that every call and inquiry is answered in a timely manner which will increase your prospective tenant pool which allows for higher possibility of qualified tenant which usually equals less damage and lost rent.
  3.  Showing a property while still occupied allows for possibility of less vacant time, but does require managing your schedule, tenants’ schedule and prospective tenants’ schedule which can take up a lot of time if you are handling this on your own.  Time is money!
  4.  Property Management companies typically have more resources and a larger following as well as market experience.  Combine all this will usually equal a higher asking rent.
  5.  Industry experience and/or legal team on retainer will save you money on legal advice.
  6.  Have you ever handled an eviction?  Let the professionals take care of it.  It is time consuming and can get messy very quick.
  7.  Property Managers have their favorite maintenance vendors on speed dial.  Due to the high volume of use, service call and product discounts are common which should be handed down to the homeowner.
  8.  The above will not just pertain to current maintenance needs, but also ongoing upkeep to maintain your investment for longevity and prime market rent.
  9.  Have you ever worked with an HOA?  Enough said.
  10.  Knowing and understanding the tenant-landlord laws can keep you from going to court or help you win in court over tenant disputes or security deposit damage disputes.

All in all, hiring a property management company may not be the best move for every landlord, but if it does make sense for you, they will be able to assist you with the balance of being rent ready without eating too much into the bottom line.

If you live in Greater Denver area, contact TJC Real Estate and Management Services for a complimentary consultation.  We are unique in the industry as we are a one stop shop for real estate investors. TJC can help with the acquisition, property management, and asset management. Our goal is to create a long-term relationship that helps your asset(s) grow, as well as, provides stable, long-term ROI. We are happy to assist you on your journey to become a real estate entrepreneur and hands off landlord!

Schedule your complimentary appointment with us today!

Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Manager for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.

TJC Real Estate & Management Services• 303.324.6988 • info@tjcrealestate.com

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2018


100 Top Contractors! and more

You’ve decided to do some renovations on your home to better suit your needs, as well as add some extra value to possibly your largest investment.  Congratulations! It can feel like moving mountains to just commit to such a task, but now where do you start? Who do you call? Let me help you.

Do you live in Central Park (formerly Stapleton) or the Greater Denver Area?  If so, you’re in luck! As property management/real estate experts, running into maintenance challenges is part of our daily routine.  With that being said, we need reliable vendors that we can trust to get the job(s) done. We have compiled a list of our favorite vendors and combined it with vendors that many of our neighbors have recommended, because face it, it pays to have a limited variety in case you need a back-up or a second opinion.  Now, I mention limited, because when you Google for a recommendation, you will have a list that may stretch beyond your bandwidth and having just a few highly recommended choices will make getting started with your project much easier.

Our list doesn’t just end at plumbers and contractors!  We have expanded our list to almost anything you may need to hire for when it comes to your home.  Not finding a certain category? Sorry, we probably haven’t found the right recommendation yet, but don’t fret.  The current recommendations are below, but the download you will find HERE will be updated as we find new awesome people to send your way.

Happy homes make happy hearts!

100 Top Contractors!

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)

  •  Unique Heating and Cooling: 720-338-0902
  •  SS3 Mechanical LLC: 720-979-4268


  •  Squeaks: 303-280-5765
  • JD’s Plumbing and Heating: 720-491-3644
  • Mr. Plumber: 303-523-6652
  • Plumbing Services: 303-436-2525


  • Colorado Sewer: 303-699-1400
  • DL Services: 720-998-1166
  • WIN Home Inspection: 720-470-8948

Appliance Repair

  • Complete Appliance: 720-549-9574
  • Herrera’s Appliance Sales and Service: 303-989-3047
  • Jensen Appliance: 303-988-9159

Basement Finishing

  • Weikel Building Co: 720-771-4690
  • Urban Renovators: ricardocordova.h@gmail.com
  • ElkStone  Basement Finish: 303-656-9006
  • Diane Gordon Design LLC: 303-594-2854

Professional Engineers

  • DL Engineering: 720-440-9450
  • McGourty Engineering: 303-691-2069

Interior Remodeling

  • Eppie  House Remodeling: 303-990-6509
  • Diane Gordon Design LLC: 303-594-2854
  • Morris Flooring: 303-225-7169
  •  3 Week Kitchens: 303-393-1053

Lawn & Sprinkler Maintenance

  • Showcase: 303-289-6821
  • Clean Cut: 303-321-1479
  • Schaefer Lawn Sprinklers: 303-935-6056
  • AJ LaRue Landscape: 619-997-6120


  •  J & J Tree Care: 303-753-0029
  • Ross Tree Company: 303-871-9121

Landscape Design and Build


  • V.A.M.P Mike Sweating:303-325-5212

Fireplace Repair and Chimney Sweeps

  • Chimney Sweep of America: 303-973-7376


Window Glass Repair

  • Jet Glass:720-440-9928

Window Screen Repair

  • True Value Hardware:303-393-0073
  • Lifetime Windows and Siding:303-523-7871

Shutters and Shades

Interior Design

Mold/Asbestos Abatement

  • Paul Davis Restoration: 303-322-3328

Flood Response

  • Paul Davis Restoration:303-322-3328

Window Cleaners

  • Lighthouse Window Cleaning: 303-377-2207


  • Marcelo Generi: 303-807-0164
  • Bill Carson: 303-587-7538
  • The Color Lab (murals): 720-289-5225


  • Affordable Fence Co: 720-309-2459
  • Denver Fence Guys: 720-203-0550


  •  Rocky Mountain Window and Gutter Cleaning: 720-612-0966
  • AAA Seamless Gutters: 303-286-0222

Solar Power

  • Namaste: 303-447-0300
  • CAM Solar Colorado: 720-729-8777
  • Solar City: 855-860-7652

Garage Door Repair/Replacement

  • Ankmar: 303-542-6199
  • OneClearChoiceGarageDoors: 303-565-6409
  • AfterHoursGarageDoors: 720-755-9518
  • Efficiency Garage Doors: 303-759-3437
  • Accent Garage Doors: 303-653-1841

Pest Control

  • BeeLine: 720-863-6676
  • Edge Pest Control: 303-935-3343
  • Armor: 720-263-4444
  • EcoShield: 970-445-1150
  • Bee Smart Pest Control: 720-937-0527


Radon Mitigation

  • MicroClean Air Solutions: 303-906-8915
  • S.W.A.T Environmental: 1-800-No-Radon

House Cleaners

  • Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Home Services: 303-320-1297
  •  Rosie Rooters Cleaning: 720-281-3675
  • Scout Cleaning: 303-292-0115

Carpet Cleaning

  • Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Carpet Cleaning: 720-822-9311
  • SteamKing: 303-875-3972
  • Bear Steam Cleaning: 303-431-2704

Carpet Replacement

Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning

  • Delintz Air Duct-Dryer Vent Cleaning: 303-655-0600
  • Monster Vac: 303-277-0140


  • House Doctors Handyman: 303-321-2535
  • Daniel Hillman: 303-863-2124
  • KLO Handyman: 720-507-1492
  • That Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Handyman: 970-846-7041

Security Systems

Home Organizers

Personal Shoppers

  • Stylish Sparrow: 303-907-1101
  • Michelle Bishop Styling: 303-868-9590
  • June Ruby: 303-880-2965


  •  Closet Factory: 720-233-1479
  •  Closets by Design: 303-902-0185

Travel Agents

Furniture/Party Rentals

  •   Wright Group Event Services: 303-399-9949
  •   Butler Rents: 303-388-5971


Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.  

TJC Real Estate & Management Services• 303.324.6988 • info@tjcrealestate.com

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2018

The Dirt! Summer to Fall Lawn Care

Did you your yard look amazing this summer or could it use some extra TLC?  Whether you own your own home or rent your home, don’t let this last season’s hard work fall to the wayside just because summer is coming to an end.  There is still work to be done to ensure that your lawn keeps looking its best!

Watering:  Did you know that proper watering can promote a deep rooted, heathy turf? The type of soil, amount of water, frequency of watering, weather and time of day can all play a part in the look and health of your lawn.  According to Colorado State University Extension, it is best to water your lawn 1 to 2.5 inches per week between 10 pm and midnight or 8 am and 9 am because “it generally is less windy, cooler and more humid at this time, resulting in less evaporation and more efficient use of water.”  For more in-depth information on watering practices, visit the CSU Extension website.

Mowing:  Height and frequency are the two most important facets of mowing your lawn.  The perfect height range for Colorado lawns is 2.5 to 3 inches.  A good rule of thumb is to mow the lawn when it is 3 inches tall and adjust your lawn mower accordingly so your finished product is between 2 to 2.5”.

Weed Control:  Whether you use an herbicide or plain old elbow grease, it is important to keep up on unwanted weeds in your lawn, mulch and rock areas.  Once you let them get out of control, it is hard to reel them back in. It is especially important to keep weeds at bay in your lawn area and near bushes or trees so the foliage you have worked so hard on is not competing with weeds for water and soil nutrition.

Soil Conditioning:  Between now and the end of August, use an organic soil conditioning treatment such as Revive to maximize watering and help turf recover from the stress of the summer elements. According to its website, Revive recommends using this product every time you fertilize.

Fertilizing:  Between now and the end of August, apply a slow release fertilizer.  Six weeks later apply another slow release fertilizer, but one that is higher in potassium and Sulphur to assist in winterizing the lawn. According to TheSpruce.com “ If the lawn has been properly fertilized in the late summer and fall, turf grass can begin to store carbohydrate reserves in the stems, rhizomes, and stolons. These carbohydrate reserves help grass resist winter injury and disease, and serve as a source of energy for root and shoot growth the following spring. A late fall fertilization will also provide better winter color, enhanced spring green up and increased rooting.”

Aeration:  Thatch is a tight, brown, spongy, organic layer of both living and dead grass roots and stems that accumulates above the soil surface. Thatch buildup decreases water effectiveness since thatch heats up and dries up quickly therefore damaging your lawn’s root zone. Fall aeration is a great way to get a jump start on next year’s healthy lawn. Aeration removes 2-3 inch plugs of grass and thatch from your lawns surface which relieves soil compaction while improving the root zone as well assisting with thatch build-up.  You can consider this a ‘breather’ for your lawn.  Whether you hire a professional, buy your own manual aerator tool or rent a power aerator from your hardware store, you will be glad you did.  It is relatively inexpensive at any route.

Keeping up on the needs of your lawn now means less work later.  This theory may also equate to less money spent on your lawn in the future.  It is much more expensive and less rewarding to replace the lawn than it is to do the necessary upkeep.

Stay tuned for the next issue of The Dirt!  In the meantime, if you have questions regarding residential or commercial real estate and/or property management, please give Your Neighborhood Realtors a call! You can also visit our website at www.DistinctiveDenver.com.


Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.

TJC Real Estate & Management Services • 303.324.6988 • info@tjcrealestate.com

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2017




Denver’s Star Spangled Festivities Sneak Peek 2017

It’s a time to picnic with friends, gather by the pool, join a block party, light up the sparklers and find your seat at dusk in anticipation of the light show that will follow.  It’s the FOURTH OF JULY!  In the midst of the red, white and blue decorations, let’s not forget why we are celebrating (besides many having a paid holiday). It’s a time to be grateful for the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the freedom gained by separating from England and the birth of our nation. Now, how do YOU plan to celebrate?  Need some ideas?  Below is just a peek of all that the Denver Metro area has to offer.



Park Hill Parade

Join TJC Real Estate and Distinctive Properties at the Fourth of July Park Hill Parade.  Look out for our golf carts and classic convertible in the parade as we will be passing out beach balls and candy for the kids!  The parade will begin at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 4th (2017) at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Dexter in northeast Denver’s historic Park Hill neighborhood.

Viewing areas will be available along the entire route on the north and south sides of 23rd Avenue.  Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to set up a blanket or chairs and settle in for the fun.  The parade procession will end at 23rd Avenue and Krameria Street, but the excitement doesn’t end there!  A street fair will take place following the parade (approximately 3 pm) that will include music, food and activities for the kids. For more information and photos from past years’ events, visit www.ParkHillParade.com.

Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Pancake Breakfast & Parade

Starting at 9 am at the Fountain Pavilion at Central Park, there will be a pancake breakfast followed by a parade at 10:30 am made up of neighborhood families with their decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and scooters. Sponsor booths will also be there to add to the fun! Price for the pancake breakfast which benefits the Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Stingrays Swim Team:  $5/adults, $3/children or family 4-pack for $12. For more information visit the event calendar at www.StapletonCommunity.com.

Observatory Park 4th of July Parade

Starting at 10 am will be an old fashion parade featuring handmade, non-motorized floats which includes a kid and a pet parade streaming along Warren Street between Milwaukee and Fillmore in southern central Denver. Music will be provided by the VFW Band.  Refreshments will be for sale by the Mom’s Booth.  For more information visit www.UPCC.us.



Independence Eve 2017 (July 3rd)

If you want to miss the entire city in gridlock on the eve of the Fourth, then run down to Civic Center Park for the Independence Eve 2017.  This is the 8th annual free celebration including a light show, concert and fireworks finale.  Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, this event takes place at 8 pm on Monday, July 3rd in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park at Colfax and Broadway.  This year’s concert will feature Taylor Rae, Soul X and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard.  Lawn seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis.  According to our very own Rhonda Knop, Distinctive Properties Broker, this event is spectacular and getting there early to reserve your spot is highly recommended!  For more information including parking availability, visit www.CiviccenterConservancy.org.

Green Valley Ranch Concert & Fireworks

The evening starts at 6:15 pm on the 4th with a free concert by XO Band followed by The Rumour at 7:30 pm at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.  At dark the fireworks display will be choreographed to music.  Free shuttle service from 10 locations will run from 6:15 to 10:30 pm. For more information visit http://www.gvrcoconcerts.com/july-4-event.

Commerce City 4th Fest

The Pre-Match Festival at the 22nd Annual 4thFest starts at 5 pm at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Burgundy Blvd and is free to all. The festival includes obstacle courses, trampoline, ropes course, human foosball, laser tag arena, mechanical bull, live music and more.  The largest public fireworks show in Colorado will begin at 9:30 pm.  Parking is very limited so public transportation is encouraged. RTD route 62 bus stop is right in front of the stadium! You can also see the fireworks up close and personal by getting tickets to that evening 7 pm soccer game, Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders.  Tickets available at www.ColoradoRapids.com.


For more Fourth of July festivities, visit www.MileHighOnTheCheap.com. Please be safe, drink responsibly and spread cheer!  In the meantime, if you are looking to Buy, Sell, Rent or Invest in residential or commercial real estate, call Your Neighborhood Realtors, TJC Real Estate & Management Services, Distinctive Properties and TJC Commercial, your full-service real estate team!

“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. …For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”

– Thomas Jefferson
June 24, 1826 Monticello



Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.

Photo courtesy of Park Hill 4th of July Parade.

TJC Real Estate & Management Services • 303.324.6988 • info@tjcrealestate.com

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2017