AMSI Real Estate Services partnered with One Warm Coat® to collect coats this winter.

AMSI Real Estate Services Donates 42 Coats to Local Community Members!

January 16 2018, AMSI Real Estate Services donated 42 coats to children and adults in need of warmth. The coats were donated in the local community after AMSI Real Estate Services held a coat drive as part of One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program.

“We were so glad to partner with One Warm Coat this winter. There is a real need for coats in our local community and One Warm Coat’s program made it easy to us to make a difference and spread much needed warmth. We had a goal of collecting 30 coats, and we surpassed it!” said Sylvia Sotomayor, Luxury Accommodations Specialist, who thanked the AMSI Team and Customer’s who participated for helping to keep 42 people warm this winter and impacting 42 souls through their generosity, and “That is really what it is all about”, says Sotomayor.
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Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. “We are so grateful for our wonderful partners like AMSI Real Estate Services. We are thrilled so many AMSI Real Estate Service customers and staff came together to provide warmth for their neighbors in need and are thankful to everyone who donated!” said One Warm Coat President & CEO, Jennifer Stockard.

About One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats.One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive.Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Over the last 25 years, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away more than 5 million coats. Learn more at www.onewarmcoat.org.

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Landlord’s Benefits of Hiring a Property Leasing Professional

Wondering why it’s better to work with a professional Property Leasing Professional to rent out your place?

When it comes to property leasing many landlords try to find tenants themselves instead of hiring a leasing specialist. They price their rental based on the Property Leasing Agentprice they think their property is worth. Without having any experience of the rental market, they take some pictures and write a short property description themselves to market their property.

The advantage these landlords see is that they do not have to pay a leasing agent’s fee. But what they fail to realize is that wrong pricing and marketing efforts often cause landlords to lose income due to property vacancy time. Furthermore the lack of ability to professionally screen an applicant might result in poor quality tenants.

Property leasing services

Working with a professional leasing agent could prevent landlords from long property vacancy time or renting to unqualified tenants.

  • Property analysis, representatives perform an on-site market value assessment based on many variables to determine a rent price
  • Property marketing, target marketing and advertising with digital photos and property description on numerous rental websites, company website, social media and to existing clientele.
  • Applicant screening, contacting current and former landlords, procure an extensive credit check on each applicant and do an income or employer’s verification
  • Lease execution and negotiation

The landlord will retain the final decision in approving the tenant. A leasing agent will frequently update the landlord on the status of its rental property or prospective applicants, and what marketing strategies are being developed and used to fill any vacancy, and secure a qualified tenant.

Benefits of hiring a property leasing specialist

  • Licensed and experienced professional agent with an extensive affiliate network
  • Professional advertising with experienced marketing strategies
  • Intensive applicant screening to find qualified tenants
  • Up to date with the rental market, trends and laws
  • A real estate professional will help you understand the local and state rental laws
  • Compliance with all equal housing laws
  • Professional lease execution and negotiation
  • Tax deductible leasing fee
  • Electronic signature services
  • Property is being marketed and advertised at not cost
  • Leasing fee paid once the property owner agrees to accept a tenant
  • More personal time; leasing agent will take all calls, arrange appointments and showings
  • Owner favorable lease

Do you want to learn more about the property leasing program? Then read here http://www.amsires.com

Get to know our staff and search for your AMSI leasing agent.

 

Volunteering at “Family House” Where Families Stay Together While Their Kid Undergoes Treatment

Recently The New York Times reported that San Francisco has the lowest percentage of kids of any major U.S. city. There are many reasons as the high living costs. Yet, if a kid suddenly has a life threatening illness and has to undergo treatment in San Francisco, who is going to accommodate them, if their parents cannot afford it? Luckily there is Family House, a place where families can stay together and support one another while their sick child goes through treatment.

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Maureen Couture, AMSI Realtor specializing in sales, furnished corporate interim housing, and Chris Todd AMSI Unfurnished Rental Specialist, volunteered at the “Give Back” day at Family House, which was hosted by the San Francisco Association of Realtors.

Family House is a not-for-profit organization and serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Maureen and Chris assisted with a buffet style morning breakfast, played with the children and talked with the parents and staff. Maureen says: “It felt wonderful, a total feeling of love and giving. I couldn’t have been happier to be there!”. What she enjoyed the most was spending time with the children, especially with a young girl named Tsentol who just turned 3 this week. She has brain cancer and lives along with her mother and father at Family House.

More than 3,000 families that Family House serves at their location over the course of a year, are not just being provided with temporary 100 cost-free housing, but comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF.

While children undergoing bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, and radiation are their most common guests, they also accommodate those facing other life-threatening childhood illness such as fetal surgery, transplants, and cardiac patients when space is available.

Besides getting supported by volunteers and organizations from the Bay Area, they are offered specialty rooms such as a workout, meditation and teen room at Family House. Moreover a private courtyard with BBQ, play areas with books for kids and adults and much more.

Maureen has been so touched by her first visit to Family House and being involved with the kids and their families that she most definitely will volunteer there more often from now on. Along with several AMSI staff members she already has plans for her next visit at Family House. They will sponsor a lunch or dinner for the kids to brighten up their day a bit, and give them the feeling of not being alone while going through these tough times.

Family House is more than just free, temporary housing – it’s a home away from home, and a supportive community of people who are dedicated to providing a caring environment for the entire family while their child is undergoing treatment.

If you want to get involved with Family House too, you can volunteer or donate. Please visit their website for more information at www.familyhouseinc.org

You can also contact Maureen or Chris directly, if you have any questions about their volunteering experience:

Maureen Couture Email
Chris Todd Email