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Avoiding Air Conditioning overflows

Pour a half bottle of white vinegar down your AC drain at least every month to keep clogs from forming and help prevent algae.  Put a little warm water on top of it.  The vinegar could be poured in different locations depending on every equipment. Some air conditioning systems have the all-access cleanout device  – the lid must be lifted to pour the vinegar. The ones that do not have the all access device might have a pipe where the vinegar can be poured (please see attached picture where you could see where to pour the vinegar).   If your unit does not have one of the below options, DO NOT pour vinegar into the system

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Benefit Yard Sale

Realty Unlimited will be having a Yard Sale on August 13th, 2016 at 1186 SW Gatlin Blvd. Many nice house hold items are available. All proceeds will benefit our friend and fellow Realtor Linda Marucci who is currently receiving expensive therapy resulting from a recent illness. Please come and meet us and get a great bargain.

Yard Sale Donations

Get ready for the Hurricane Season

Are you ready for the Mean Season?

Check out this exhibition from the City of Port St. Lucie:

http://www.cityofpsl.com/news-stories/2016/april/em-hurricane-expo-exhibitors-4-15-16.html

Craigslist scams

It has come to our attention that many of our listings are being used by con artists using Craigslist.  The scammers use Realty Unlimited’s pictures and text to lure unsuspecting customers into sending them money.  Please pay attention to the following guidelines if you are not going to use us or another professional property management company:

  • If a deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
  • Be careful with your personal information, so that you are not the victim of identity theft.
  • If anyone ever asks you to wire money, you should not. Most scammers will ask for money to be wired and this should be your first red flag that something is not right. Keep in mind that if you wire money, you CANNOT get it back. Too many people think you can get wired money back.
  • Does the listing and/or e-mail communication with the “landlord” have many misspellings? Does the e-mail refer to you as Sir or Madam? Do they say they are out of the country and cannot show you the home until you pay? Do they claim to be a missionary or a reverend? If any of these are true, then this is usually the sign of a scammer.
  • Always trust your gut instinct as there are always other places to rent in the world.

Happy Veteran’s Day

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day, all veterans will receive free application fees for the week of Nov. 9th, 2015 through Nov. 13th, 2015.  The vet will need to come to our office at 1186 SW Gatlin Blvd. in Port St. Lucie to apply.  Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Hurricane Preparedness

The possibility of a hurricane hitting part of the Treasure Coast is very real during this time of year. In the event of a hurricane watch/warning, we urge you to take precautions for yourself and for the property that you currently lease. By taking care of the property you insure that you will have a safe and dry place to live after any storms have passed. We recommend that you do the following preparations:

 

If we have received a HURRICANE WATCH you should stay tuned to local news and weather for continued updates. If we have received a HURRICANE WARNING (that is a hurricane is expected within the next 24 hours):

 

  • If shutters have been supplied with the property, it is time to secure them in place
  • Move all furniture away from the windows, cover it or move it to rooms that are lease likely to receive damage

 

  • Bring in all outdoor patio plants, pots, chairs, tables, furniture, pool equipment and other items which may become missiles in a strong wind
  • If you are in a beachfront area, because of storm surge, you need to determine if you should vacate and proceed to the nearest shelter. Please notify our office after the storm has passed so that we know where to locate you or if re-location is in order we may be able to help. You need only leave a message on our voice mail, along with your phone number or location
  • If you live on the top floor of a condominium building, perhaps you will need to vacate because of possible roof matters
  • If you have a bathtub, fill it with water.       This water may be all you have for a while to bathe with or use to flush toilets if the power is off for few days

If you decide to ride out the storm at home, be sure

  • to have plenty of drinking water, a portable radio, flashlights, batteries (for the radio and flashlight), a full tank of gas in your car, personal or legal papers stored in plastic bags, first aid supplies and plenty of pre-cooked/packaged food (don’t’ forget a manual can opener!) Other helpful items that we have found useful are rolls of plastic, large plastic bags, cellular phones (make sure they are completely charged), tire repair kits, bug spray and sun block for after the storm. Camping equipment is helpful as well as coolers full of ice. If electricity is out for a while you may want to have extra cash on hand.