This month it is my turn to be introduced… I am Rhonda Larson, your trusty General Manager/Bookkeeper. I work in the office full time answering questions, phones, emails and I interact with Owners & Tenants directly whether paying rents & security deposits or just needing assistance. I started as the bookkeeper with the company in October of 2013 and have expanded my horizons ever since. Over the years I added keeping a helpful eye on Maintenance, Leasing and anything else needing it.
I am married with 2 boys that have been lucky enough to find their other halves and married them. One couple lives in Alaska and one lives locally. I have 3 god-children, married with children to ease my gramma needs. And I have hosted almost a dozen FES or foreign exchange students of high school age from around the world. I have been very blessed to visit many of them in their home countries, this has given me a much widened view of the world we live in and an intense desire to travel more. I love to cross-stitch, read, travel, entertain and have always loved diversity and learning. Boredom is the enemy!
My background has been varied… The Health Insurance industry, a Small Business Owner for Home Decor and a coordinator for a Foreign Exchange Student Organization, and I am a Licensed Contractor and run a Construction company with my hubby.
One of the things I do, is to send out the Owners Statement each month. This report works a lot like a checkbook. It has a summary at the top, but then gives you the ‘register’ of transaction that have happened with your property since the last one was sent. It shows the Date of the transaction, Who the transaction was with, What the transaction was for and then the amounts. Cash In = Deposits, Cash Out = Checks/Payments made and then a running balance. It also includes any bills not paid at the bottom of the report and it will tell you in the summary if you have any amount due that was not covered by the rents collected. You can pay these amounts through the Owners Portal, please ask if you’re not sure how to do that.
Some things you may see come through that can be confusing for some are:
Late Fees – $75.00 these are charged to tenants that have paid their rent after the 5th of the month and are a pass through. They are paid by the tenant and then charged out to the company.
Tenant Insurance – $9.50 these are charged to tenants that choose our landlord liability insurance to comply with their lease and are a pass through. They are paid by the tenant and then charged out to the company.
Application Fees – $45.00 these are paid by potential tenants when you have a vacant property. They are sometimes refunded, if not they are a pass through and charged out to the company.
With the Owners Report you receive a copy of any maintenance work orders for your property for that time frame as well.
Hopefully all this helps to answer any questions you may have, but please don’t hesitate to call me at 503-902-1022X1