‘Tis the Season to be Grateful and Giving!
Thanksgiving is the season to remind ourselves of the power of gratitude, and Christmas brings out the giving side in most of us. Your holiday elves, (RMA), would be delighted to deliver a thank you gift to your tenants on your behalf. We suggest a $25 gift card. Last year we purchased Wal-Mart Cards for your tenants because there is no purchase fee. However, this year we are asking you to stretch your budget by another $3.95 so that we can give Visa Gift Cards. Giving a Visa Gift Card will enable your tenant to purchase where and what they want at their discretion and not be bound to a specific retail store. We love the idea of encouraging our tenants to support locally owned businesses and USA produced products, and so a Visa Gift Card seems to be the best option.
If you believe your tenant was “nice” enough this year to receive a visit from Santa’s RMA elves, please let us know by December 10 and we’ll be sure to put a smile on your tenant’s face, which will also most likely be accompanied by good will for the New Year. Each $25 Visa Gift Card will incur a $28.95 charge to your account. The up charge is a Visa purchase fee. RMA will send the Gift Card to your tenant with a hand written note letting them know the owner of their rental requested we deliver this gift with warm wishes for the season and happiness throughout the coming year.
Please email Claire@rentalsinboise.com along with the property address and Gift Card amount if greater than $25 to request we take this action on your behalf. Remember it’s a tax-deductible expense – at least for 2017 – so take it while you still can!
The maintenance updates only apply to those of you who have pre-ordered these preventative maintenance services. If you didn’t opt in for a service you read about in this newsletter, and would like to schedule a service, just email Spencer@rentalsinboise.com to let him know.)
Look for the 2018 Preventative Maintenance Suggested Services in January. These will be emailed to you with a request for you to return to us with your choice of opt-in or opt-out for each suggested service.
We are currently wrapping up service orders for the following pre-ordered services and will be completing all billings by December 25.
- Anti-Weed application
- Tree Trimming & Shrub Pruning
- Gutter clean out
- Sprinkler blow out (we perform this service for every property unless the owner has specifically opted out
- HVAC System Service
- Dryer Vent Blow Out
Year End Accounting
While everyone else is slowing their pace and enjoying the holiday season, the accounting staff at RMA are busy wrapping up bookkeeping for the year end.
Here is what you can expect:
- Your Year End Statement will detail 2017 profit and loss (owner’s income and expenses), for each property. This statement will be available to view on your online portal. It will also be sent to you by US mail in January.
- Your 1099 will be mailed on or before January 31. For security reasons, it will not be made available online.
Our December Tenant Newsletter reminded our tenants of several items to prepare for the winter ahead. The feature article is still under development. If you’re interested to read the tenant newsletters, you will find them on our website.
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