Welcome to BSP Studios, LLC Professional Spotlight Series! Every week we will be showcasing a new business for our fans. Consider it a personal referral from me (Kati). I know every single one of the businesses and recommend them personally. Many of the business owners are clients of mine or personal friends so be sure to check out the pictures with every post! Most of the businesses are local to either the Pacific Northwest or San Francisco Bay Area, but occasionally there will be an online business or professional from another area, since we have fans and friends all over the country. I really hope you enjoy the series and feel free to leave a comment or question…I would LOVE to hear from you!
Interested in being spotlighted? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website.
A&E Landlord Services
For our very first spotlight, I chose Sylvia Walker of A&E Landlord Services. I have know Sylvia for over 2 years now and she and her adorable family were one of my very first paid clients. We have since done 5 photo shoots together and become good friends. I simple love her family and their easygoing, fun, and cheerful ways. We always have so much fun at their sessions and end up laughing the entire time. Not to mention her kids are beyond cute!!!
When Sylvia approached me a few months ago about helping her set up a Facebook page for her business, I was thrilled. I personally think A&E Landlord Services is a fantastic idea! I can honestly say that if you choose to use A&E Landlord Services you are in great hands with Sylvia and her top notch customer service! Please read on for our interview and more about her business in her own words. Oh…and don’t forget to click the links at the bottom of the interview to fan her Facebook page and browse her website!
Welcome Sylvia of A&E Landlord Services!
Tell us a little bit about your business…what is A&E Landlord Services?
A&E Landlord Services, LLC is a leasing service for residential properties. In a nutshell we will advertise, show, screen prospective residents, collect 1st months’ rent and deposit, complete the appropriate legal documents and move in your new resident.
How did you decide to start A&E Landlord Services and what experience in this field did you have before starting your own business?
I have been in the property management business for over 11 years. Over the years I realized that there are many owners of investment properties that do not have the knowledge of the Oregon Tenant Landlord Laws and/or the time to properly lease their homes. This economy has forced many owners to have to rent out their home and due to economic constraints, they are unable to pay a monthly fee for a property management company. A&E Landlord Services, LLC charges a one-time fee.
What was the BEST decision that you have made for your business so far?
The best decision that I have made is overcoming my fears and creating A&E Landlord Services, LLC.
What is your best form of marketing to your clients?
Our best form of marketing has been through referrals from customers, vendors, friends and family.
Are you married? Do you have any children?
I have been married for six years and have two beautiful children, Gabriella and Alec.
How do you find balance in life/family/work? How do you de-stress after a hard day?
I am very fortunate that I am able to adjust my work schedule around my family. To my surprise, running has been my stress reliever.
What are three things that you couldn’t live without?
I could not live without my family, friends and my I pad!
What is one thing that totally surprised you about starting a business?
I just wonder why I did not start my business sooner! I enjoy being an entrepreneur and setting my own schedule.
What is one mistake you have made or lesson you have learned so far?
My business is still fairly new so I don’t have any mistakes to share. However, I’m sure that I will encounter many as the years go by and hope they will only make me stronger!
And finally, what advice would you give someone starting out in business, or someone just trying to balance their business/ family lives better?
Networking is very important, especially in this economy. Be open and honest with your client and they will refer you to their friends and family. Family is most important. With their support, you can accomplish anything!
Facebook link: www.facebook.com/aelandlordservicesllc