E-mail Hackers Are Targeting Realtors®

Email hacking is on the rise again as some may have noticed during the holidays.   So we should all be very diligent especially when clicking  attachments or following links embedded in emails.

Realtors® are very suseptable to hackers since they make their living building relationships with people they don’t know, nor have they ever met.

The following article from the National Association of Realtors® was originally published in December,2015 but it still contains very useful information for everyone to help thwart a cyber attack.

https://www.nar.realtor/articles/urgent-alert-sophisticated-email-scams-targeting-the-real-estate-industry

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Hawthorne Ln To Close For 6 Weeks

Traffic in one direction of Hawthorne Lane at Central Avenue continues to be detoured this week but …

This coming Mondayall traffic in both directions of Hawthorne Lane will be affected.

For 6 weeks beginning Monday, January 23, Hawthorne Lane will be closed in both directions at Central Avenue.  

Sunnyside Ave will also be closed for one block.

This Monday morning, a barricade will be erected on Hawthorne Lane at E. Seventh St. and, for the next 6 weeks, only local traffic will be allowed along the stretch at Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church.

Sewer line construction near Central Avenue will continue until Monday, March 6.

This will increase the traffic on Clement Ave, Lamar Avenue and Louise Avenue plus other streets in Elizabeth.

The published detour will be through the intersection of E. Seventh St and Central Avenue (at the Grady Cole Center).

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FREEZE ALERT

FREEZE ALERT!

As we prepare for the cold weather, we wish to remind everyone to take precautions inside and outside of their homes. If your home is unoccupied, please make sure you have someone take these precautions in your home.

Protecting against frozen pipes

Before the onset of cold weather, prevent freezing of these water supply lines and pipes by following these recommendations:
• Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Place insulated cover over hose bibs to ensure protection from the elements.
• Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. This would not apply to condominium properties.

During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action

• Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children and pets.
• Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
• If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

Protecting your home and staying safe

• Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.
• If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE ANY WATER RELATED EMERGENCIES DURING THE COLD WEATHER, PLEASE CONTACT TR LAWING at 704-414-2000.

SOURCE: Cedar Street Commons Condominiums Owners Association, Inc. 

 

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2016 STATS

In an average week, 800-900 prospects view our virtual tours.   Last week, 1715 prospective tenants viewed our 89 online tours.

As a result, we processed 144 rental applications in December 2016 which was the busiest December in at least 4 years.

In 2016, we processed 2197 rental applications compared to 2159 in 2015 and 2208 in 2014.  For the last 3 years, we’ve processed an average of 9+ rental applications every work day.

In 2016, we processed 8804 work orders compared to 8947 in 2015 and 8019 in 2014.  For the last 3 years, we’ve processed an average of 35+ work orders every work day.

We have the properties!   We have the prospects!     We have the staff & systems!

And T. R. LAWING REALTY is excited about 2017!

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