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What to Love About Frederick, Maryland

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
What to Love About Frederick, Maryland

Looking to do business in Frederick, Maryland? Here’s what to love.

Frederick, Maryland, is a historic and innovative city, known for its “small city, big town” charm and feel. Businesses, investors, and landlords looking to relocate or start up in the perfect location can well consider this area for the following reasons.

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Interested in Property Management for Your Shopping Center?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Shopping Center Property Management in FrederickPurchasing retail property in Frederick, Maryland can be an excellent investment. And with job growth in the area expected to grow by 34.20% over the next 10 years, according to Sperling’s Best Places, there has never been a better time to invest. So what are you waiting for?

Interested in Property Management for Your Shopping Center?

Hiring a well-qualified property management company can add significant value to your real estate investment. Clagett Management, headquartered in the heart of Frederick, provides full service, competitively priced property management throughout Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. We utilize the latest in management, accounting, and reporting software to keep you fully informed of the status of your shopping center and help you profit from your investment.

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Benefits of Hiring a Property Management Company

Attract Higher Quality Tenants

Tenants screening is important, especially when it comes to managing a shopping center. The last thing you need is for one of your tenants to go out of business, leaving you with an empty store and empty pockets.

Shorter Vacancy Cycles

When you manage your property on your own, it can be hard to find time to properly advertise vacancies. As a result, you may find yourself with a vacant storefront or two for longer than desired. No tenant = no rent = no profit. A property management company will help you advertise vacancies, attract and screen tenants, and keep your shopping center in business.

Consequently, hiring a property management company will also help improve tenant retention and minimize turnover rates.

Maintenance and Repairs

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, one of the biggest struggles for most landlords is maintenance and repairs. This is especially true when it comes to shopping centers. You simply don’t have the time or energy to properly maintain EVERYTHING. Clagett Management offers a preventive maintenance program. We periodically inspect your rental properties, allowing us to deal with repairs as they arrive, before they spiral out of control. We employ a network of the best contractors available in the area to service your property.

Peace of Mind

An experienced property management has seen it all before and knows how to handle unique situations, including complex legal situations, evictions, leasing issues, and so much more.

And So Much More!

If you have any questions about Shopping Center Property Management in Frederick, Maryland and beyond, please contact us at (301) 695-6676 or Click Here. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Find the Best Rental Property in Frederick with Our Residential Sales Team

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Frederick Residential SalesThe right rental property can be a great investment. The key phrase here is “the right rental property,” which can be difficult to find. Fortunately, no one said you had to go it alone. The Residential Sales team at Clagett Reality can help! We’ll work with you to understand your situation, and apply our unparalleled knowledge of the Frederick area, the market, and individual listings, to provide superb service from start to finish.

We are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering results for each of our clients!

How to Find the Best Rental Property in Frederick

Obviously your budget will play an important role in your decision, but price alone should not be the determining factor. You should also consider the following:

Location, Location, Location!

Well, we knew this one was coming, right? When it comes to real estate, location matters. Period. End of story. In order to maximize your potential for profit, your rental property must be in a desirable location. You want a property in a good school district, near major area employers, and close to amenities, but far enough away from major roads or highways. If you find a property that meets these stipulations, you will have found a property that appeals to a wide range of potential renters.

Maintenance Requirements

When it comes to your rental property, the last thing you want is a fixer-upper. This will not only require more of your precious time, but it will also significantly cut into your potential for profit.

Modern Amenities

Potential tenants look for recently renovated bathrooms and kitchens. If your rental property was recently updated, you are in good shape. If not, you have to consider how long it will be before you NEED to remodel.

The Real Estate Market

Consult with  local real estate sales professionals – like the residential sales team at Clagett – who will be able to show you potential rental properties that meet your wants and needs.

Consider Property Management

Clagett Management provides full service, competitively priced property management throughout Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia from our offices located in the heart of Frederick, Maryland and in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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If you have any questions about how our Residential Sales or Property Management teams can help you, please contact Clagett Enterprises at (301) 663-6011. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Our Commercial Sales Team Helps You Navigate the Frederick Real Estate Market

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Commercial Sales FrederickLooking to buy or sell a commercial property in Frederick, Maryland, but don’t know where to begin? Commercial Sales can be a tricky process, so you shouldn’t go through it alone. Your best bet is to hire a commercial real estate broker to help you through the transaction. The best part about using a broker is that they know the market. They understand the process, and can give you guidance on what offers to accept, and what offers to reject. So what else should you be looking for in a broker?

The ability to negotiate is a very important quality that your broker should demonstrate. A broker should be someone who can communicate effectively with others. Not only is communication key, but an effective negotiator is also one who has the ability to persuade others. You want someone who can persuade potential buyers or sellers so that he or she can benefit you as much as possible.

You also want someone that has time for you. A broker that is not giving the process their full attention will definitely show in the outcome of the transaction. The broker should also have enough time to gather potential buyers for your property. This is not a quick process. He or she should have an ample amount of time to dedicate to you and your property.

Our Commercial Sales Team Helps You Navigate the Frederick Real Estate Market

At Clagett Enterprises, we are all of the above. Our commercial sales team can help you navigate the Frederick Real Estate Market. We are licensed, bonded, and insured real estate agents who have ample knowledge of the Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia areas. We understand the diverse needs of our commercial clients, delivering results for property owners, business owners, investors, landlords and tenants.

If you have any questions abouthow our commercial sales team can help you, please contact Clagett Enterprises at (301) 663-6011. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Source: http://real-estate.lawyers.com/commercial-real-estate/selecting-and-working-with-a-commercial-real-estate-buy-sell-broker.html

Community Management Services in Frederick

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Community Management FrederickOver the years, homeowners associations (HOAs) have garnered a bad reputation.  Everyone likes to point out the flaws associated with HOAs and the nightmares some homeowners have experienced. So many rules and regulations! But the truth is that HOAs can be extremely beneficial…IF they are run properly.

  1. HOAs ensure your neighborhood looks good. For starters, homeowners associations are in charge of neighborhood-wide landscaping. HOAs also enact certain rules to maintain some sort of uniformity throughout the community. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. The final product: an aesthetically pleasing community anyone would be proud to be a part of.
  2. Financial stability is another benefit. Well-managed HOAs have reserve studies and funds in place for future repairs and capital improvements.
  3. Property values are typically higher in communities with HOAs. And who doesn’t want that?
  4. And More!

As we mentioned (and as you can clearly see), HOAs can be extremely beneficial…IF they are run properly. The problem: HOAs are comprised of volunteers, but expected to act like businesses. In many instances, these associations find themselves in over their heads, especially during often-rocky transitions from one board of directors to the next. The solution: hire a Community Management company. A community management company provides the knowledge, expertise, and stability your HOA needs to remain successful year in and year out.

Community Management Services in Frederick

As a member of the Community Association Institute, an organization for management professionals, Clagett Management is uniquely qualified to serve your association’s needs. Our experience in working with all the members of the association, not just the board, allows your organization to run smoothly and creates a sense of community.

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Not only will a highly qualified staff member be present at all board meetings, but our managers perform regular site inspections and include this information in monthly reports. We will help coordinate maintenance, landscaping, and repairs and budget for such improvements. Our Skyline II property management software includes full general ledger functions, budgeting information, unit owner information, and delinquency reporting sections. And this is just the beginning of what we have to offer.

Additional services include:

  1. Newsletter preparation
  2. Small claims court collections
  3. Special mailings
  4. Architectural enforcement
  5. Development & enforcement of rules & regulations
  6. And More!

If you have any questions and Clagett’s Community Management Services in Frederick, Maryland and beyond, please contact us at (301) 695-6676 or Click Here. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Commercial Sales in Frederick: Do I Need a Commercial Real Estate Agent?

Friday, September 5th, 2014

CommercialSales FrederickWe live in a do-it-yourself (DIY) world. Nowadays, there is a YouTube video for everything from “how to change a flat tire” to “how to sell your home.” Still, there are times when the DIY route is not in your best interest. There are times when trying to save a few dollars could end up costing you in the long run. One of those times is Commercial Real Estate.

Commercial Sales: Do I Need a Commercial Real Estate Agent?

If you are looking to sell a commercial building in Frederick, Maryland (or anywhere for that matter), you need to hire a commercial real estate agent: plain and simple. More so than with residential sales (though we still recommend you hire a real estate agent to sell a home), commercial sales require professional intervention. No “For Sale by Owner” here.

Benefits of Hiring a Local Commercial Real Estate Agent

Commercial sales can be a complicated process with many pitfalls. If you are selling your commercial building in Frederick, you want a commercial real estate agent that knows the local market inside and out. A local agent has intimate knowledge of the area, market trends, local business owners, and potential buyers. Commercial real estate agents are some of the most well connected professionals you will ever meet. Additional benefits include:

  1. Hiring the right real estate team can help ensure your commercial property doesn’t sit on the market any longer than it needs to.
  2. Professional real estate agents have a pool of resources and data to help them better move your property.
  3. And More!

Commercial Sales in Frederick

At Clagett Enterprises, our team of licensed and bonded agents have unparalleled knowledge of the buildings, units and businesses that make up the commercial real estate marketplace of the greater Frederick area. Click Here to contact Clagett Enterprises today! We understand the diverse needs of our commercial clients, delivering results for property owners, business owners, investors, landlords and tenants.

If you have any questions about Commercial Sales in Frederick, please contact Clagett Enterprises at (301) 663-6011. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Selling a Home in Frederick? You Need the Residential Sales Team at Clagett

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Frederick Residential SalesThe real estate market in Frederick, Maryland is still very much in flux. While home value and sales are both down roughly 3% compared to the previous year, more and more homes continue to pop up on the market. In fact, compared to last year, the total number of homes for sale is up by about 9%. Yikes! But you shouldn’t let this discourage you from putting your home up for sale. All it means is that you need to be smart about the decisions you make. It means that you need to align yourself with the right real estate team. Clagett Realty, the residential sales division of Clagett Enterprises, is committed to exceeding expectations and delivering results for each of our clients.

Selling a Home in Frederick? You Need the Residential Sales Team at Clagett

If you are trying to sell your home for the right price (and why would you settle for anything else?), Clagett Realty is here for you. Our real estate agents will work with you every step of the way, applying their unparalleled knowledge of the area, the market, and individual listings, to provide superb service and help you sell your home.

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Additional Tips for Selling Your Home in Frederick

When it comes to selling your home quickly, it is all about making a good first impression. And you know what that means: Curb Appeal. It takes a potential homebuyer just a few seconds to form a first impression of your home. So you have to ask yourself a very important question; “What type of impression is my home currently giving?

Despite being taught at a young age to never judge a book by its cover, that is exactly what homebuyers do on a daily basis. Sorry mom. Turns out it isn’t what’s on the inside that counts. According to studies, 85% of homebuyers will view your home online before even thinking about visiting it in persons. This means that if the outside of a home is unappealing, most potential buyers won’t even bother taking a look inside. So unless you want to try and sell to just 15% of your total market, it is important to put your best foot forward. More specifically, it is important to put your home’s best foot forward.

  1. Aesthetically pleasing landscape alone cannot only make a home easier to sell, but also add up your existing home value. That’s what we like to call a win-win!
  2. Consider repainting your entry way, fence, porch, and any other areas that could use a quick facelift. It’s amazing what a simple coat of paint can do.
  3. Power washing your siding can work wonders.
  4. Keep your lawn trimmed and edged.
  5. Trust Clagett Realty!

If you have any questions about Clagett’s Residential Sales Team, please contact us at (301) 663-6011. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Association Management Services in Frederick

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Association Management FrederickThere are more than 231,000 community associations throughout the United States. These associations are staffed with volunteers – homeowners – who are entrusted with the governance of their entire community. It’s an enormous job with a lot of responsibility. As you can probably imagine, it can be incredibly stressful as well. This is why countless community associations turn to companies, like Clagett Management, to help make their jobs much easier.

Association Management Services in Frederick

Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, Clagett Management is a proud member of the Community Association Institute, an organization that provides information and education to community associations and the professionals who support them. This relationship, along with our professional staff, makes us uniquely qualified to serve your association’s needs.

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What makes Clagett unique?

Our association managers make it a point to work with every member of the community association, not just the board of directors. This gives us a better understanding of the community as a whole, allowing us to better serve every member of the community, not just those in charge. And when the board changes from year to year, we will provide a consistent level of service in orienting new board members and in maintaining existing programs.

What services does Clagett provide?

  1. Site inspections
  2. Attendance at board meetings
  3. Monthly reporting
  4. Budget preparation
  5. Newsletter preparation
  6. Small claims court collections
  7. Special mailings
  8. Architectural enforcement
  9. Development & enforcement of rules & regulations

Is Association Management the Right Move for My Community Association?

While comprised of volunteers, a community association must act like a business, making important financial decisions throughout the course of a year. And, in many instances, these associations find themselves in over their heads. That’s where an association management company can help, providing the knowledge and expertise that is crucial to the successful management and operation of community associations.

If you have any questions and Clagett’s Association Management Services, please contact us at (301) 695-6676 or Click Here. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Looking for a Property Management Company in Frederick?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Property Mangement FrederickLandlording in Frederick (or anywhere for that matter) is tough work. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. However, it can also be very rewarding if you know what you are doing. Unfortunately, many new landlords find themselves in over their heads, which can not only be incredibly stressful, but could result in a bad tenant experience, tarnishing your reputation. The solution: hire an experienced and reputable Property Management Company.

Benefits of using a Property Management Company

There is no shame in admitting you need a little help. In fact, it can be one of the best decisions you make as a landlord. Below are the many benefits of working with a property management company.

  1. We know what you are thinking. “A property management company is just another expense I can’t afford.” Well, a property management company is actually a great way to boost your business and increase your profitability. How? Keep reading!
  2. Dealing with problem tenants is a landlord’s worst nightmare. A property management company will be able to help you screen tenants and weed out the potential trouble tenants. And if a problem does arise with a tenant down the road, your management company is there to help resolve the situation.
  3. Of course, then there is maintenance.If you are not local, what happens when something breaks in your rental unit? You have to drive all the way to the unit to inspect the situation and coordinate the repairs. A property management company can handle those tasks for you.
  4. What do landlords hate most about the job? Collecting rent! Your property management company will handle rent collection and enforce lease policies.
  5. When your rental unit is empty, you not only don’t make money. You lose money. A property management company can help decrease tenant turnover and ensure your unit remains occupied.
  6. And More!

A Frederick Property Management Company

Headquartered in Frederick, Clagett Management provides full service, competitively priced property management throughout the state of Maryland, as well as in Virginia and West Virginia. Our goal is to help you profit from your investment and to free you from the daily concerns of your property’s upkeep and operation.

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If you have any questions and Property Management in Frederick, please contact Clagett at (301) 695-6676 or Click Here. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.