Alert: Apple iCloud and Contacts

I know this in not about real estate, rentals or corporate housing, but it took me 4 hours to get my contacts back and I wanted to share what I learned and save you some heartache along the way. If you are currently utilizing Apple Contacts and/or ICloud you need to read this… Step 1) Change your ICloud Password NOW and get in the habit of changing it every few months. Step 2) Don’t trust Time Machine to properly backup your Contacts database. Go into Contacts,  click on any contact then select Edit, choose Select All, select File, choose Export, then decide how you want to export your backup....

Alert: Holiday Rental Scam for Extended Stay

First I have added a new category “Alerts” when we hear of news or tips that are important NOW we add them here. We have talked about the “Professional Renter” and the “Friday Night Fraud” and this is a real example that happened this week that combines both but we will call it the “Credit Card Play”. Credit Card: Because it involves the use of fraudulent credit cards. Play: Because there is a lot of acting involved. Basics: Tenant wants to rent an extended stay property and wants to move in that day. Tenant is applying in person and has a...