Atlanta Property Management Blog

Happy National Donut Day

Web Admin - Sunday, November 05, 2017

Donut? Doughnut? Around this office, we don’t really care how you spell it, as long as you provide them! Lucky for us, Forrest typically brings in donuts on Friday mornings, so we get our fill. Plus Sunday is National Donut Day! And did you know that there is 2 National Donut (Doughnut) days because you know we like them so much! One is in June and the other is today!  read more >>

Knock Knock ... Who’s There?

Web Admin - Monday, October 30, 2017

Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Doctor Who?
That’s a great TV Show isn’t it?

Fall in Metro Atlanta – Activities, Festivals and Things to Do in Fall 2017

Web Admin - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Metro Atlanta is a great place to be in the fall! As a former “Michigander” I always loved the fall but it would get cold fast, it seemed like the snowy winter always came sooner rather than later. What I love about living in Georgia is that you still get 4 definitive seasons without all the snow like in the North. We may get a little bit of snow and the temps do get cold but nothing is more beautiful than Fall in Georgia. With such great weather, why would you not want to get out and enjoy some of the many places this area has to offer! read more >>

Homeowners & Renters Alike Should Consider Emergency Preparedness As Wild Fires Blaze in the Southeast

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

With the wild fires blazing in Gatlinburg and all around the Southeast, there is a daunting reminder for emergency preparedness in the Southeast. While California is not a stranger to this type of natural disaster, the Southeast is a region ill-prepared for the destruction that would come as a result of such fires. It is important to have a plan for each type of natural disaster and to make sure your home and other assets, including your pets, are taken care of before disaster strikes.  read more >>

Why You Should Host a Community Friendsgiving

Web Admin - Monday, November 21, 2016

The smell of turkey and pecan pie floats in the air as people gather together to celebrate each other and all of those things which they are thankful for. Thanksgiving, typically reserved for family, should be something that is shared with all of those you are thankful for; that includes your neighbors. As neighbors, you watch out for each other and each other's homes year-round. You develop cherished friendships at the pool during the summer, watch the flora bloom during the spring and enjoy snow days together during the winter. Friendsgiving is another great way to build comradery (and share some yummy family recipes)! Here are five reasons you should share a Thanksgiving meal with your neighbors too:  read more >>

5 Reasons You Should Thank a Veteran Today and Every Day

Web Admin - Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is a day to celebrate and thank those who have served and protected our great country. Here at Backyard Realty Group DBA Tolley Community Management we are #VeteranOwned by Mike Tolley, who served in the Navy. We also have Michael Degrauwe and Brian Tolley who have served in the Navy as well. These three veterans are a few of the 23.2 million military veterans in the United States of which should be thanked on this special day. Here are 5 reasons you should thank a veteran, today, tomorrow and always:  read more >>

Easy (and landlord-friendly) Ways to Decorate Your Rental

Web Admin - Monday, October 31, 2016

Trying to decorate your rental home without breaking your lease can be a bit of a challenge. In this age, we are lucky to have some products and ideas that weren't available to us before (thank you Pinterest!). From ceiling to floor, there is a way to decorate your rental home without breaking your lease or your budget.  read more >>

The 20% Rule of Fall

Web Admin - Thursday, October 13, 2016

As the weather cools and leaves begin to fall, the general population begins to prepare for the weather and excitement of the upcoming holiday season. Do you ever consider the damage the leaves and cool weather may be doing to your lawn? As the leaves gather and frost and potentially snow accumulates there are several issues that can occur if more than 20% of your lawn is covered by leaves.  read more >>

Have you met Stephanie with TCM?

Web Admin - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where are you from? 

Fun Fall Festivities of Georgia

Web Admin - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Each Fall the people of the Northwestern hemisphere gather 'round bonfires and sip hot chocolate simply for the enjoyment of each other’s company. Those who love summer most worry about how many layers of clothing they will have to wear this winter, but all others rejoice in the nostalgia and spirit that fall possesses. Coming from North Georgia, the colors of the leaves are unparalleled by most other regions and the crisp, cool mornings bring about a rustic smell that, though some may try, cannot be captured in a candle or latte. From the heart of Woodstock, GA, some of our staff have to offer their secret (and not-so-secret) fall traditions and hideaways:  read more >>