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5 Real Estate Marketing Tips for Twitter

May 1st, 2018 by
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Do you need to get better at real estate marketing for Twitter? We’ve got 5 real estate marketing tips for Twitter that you can start using right now! Generating real estate leads–whether here in Northern Virginia or in any local market–can be as simple as building your brand on Twitter… Read More

Professional Property Management for Foreign Service Homeowners

April 6th, 2018 by
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What Kind of Property Management Do Foreign Service Families Need? Professional property management for Foreign Service homeowners requires specialized care. If you’re relocating overseas, you will need a firm that a) specializes in residential management, and b) maintains a vibrant network of local real estate agents eager to show their properties…. Read More

How to Keep Tenants From Damaging Your Home

April 5th, 2018 by

If you’re thinking of renting out your home, you probably have a bunch of concerns, namely how to keep tenants from damaging your home. In our experience, one of the biggest worries our Northern Virginia property management clients have is: “How do we make sure the tenants don’t destroy our place?” Check… Read More

How Much Will My Northern Virginia Home Rent For

April 4th, 2018 by
How Much Will My Northern Virginia Home Rent For

“How Much Will My Northern Virginia Home Rent For?” It’s a question I’m asked many times each week–and in reply, I prepare a complimentary rental market analysis. I offer this service as a courtesy to Northern Virginia landlords (as well as those trying to decide whether to become landlords) who… Read More

WJD Celebrates 20 Years of Residential Property Management in Northern Virginia

August 15th, 2017 by
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They say that we are what we repeatedly do and when it comes to excellence, it is not an occasional circumstance with WJD Management, but a habit. We have continually provided excellent property management services in the Northern Virginia area for the past 20 years and this year marks a… Read More

WJD Management Wins Fairfax Small Business Excellence Award

July 27th, 2017 by
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In January, WJD Management was again honored to be selected as a recipient (in the local services category) of the 2017 Fairfax Small Business Excellent award for 2017. The Fairfax Small Business Excellence Award Program vets area businesses through a combination of their own independent consumer research and a variety… Read More

Flat-Rate Property Management in Northern Virginia: The Pros & Cons

July 12th, 2017 by
Flat-rate property management in Northern Virginia: Is it worth it?

So you’re going to be out of town for the next few years, and you’ve decided that instead of selling your Northern Virginia home, you’d like to put it on the market for rent. You’ve already decided that professional property management is a strategic cost in which you’re willing to… Read More

Alexandria Property Management 101

June 25th, 2017 by
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A Primer for Relocating Alexandria Homeowners Alexandria is always a sought-after location for rental properties —though it’s a sprawling area that encompasses both inside-the-Beltway territory and commuter neighborhoods further afield. For most Alexandria properties–whether condos, townhouses, or single family homes–it’s not hard to attract metro-area tenants  But  the majority of… Read More

Tenants: 18 Ways to Get Your Security Deposit Back

May 11th, 2017 by
18 ways to get your deposit back

When everything is ready and a tenant can get 100 percent of that deposit back, it’s a big win for everyone. We want to see every tenant get their full security deposit back–and it’s important to note that WJD has no financial incentive to withhold any part of tenants’ deposit money…. Read More

Home Warranty for Rental Property? Save Your Money…

April 27th, 2017 by
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As an owner of multiple rental properties, I used to think having a home warranty for rental property was a great idea. Managing over 400 properties for Northern Virginia landlords, though, has taught me a different lesson. Keep that cash in your pocket–here’s why that “good idea” is a waste… Read More