What NOT to Have at Your Rental Property

Having purchased a rental property, most owners work hard to outfit the place with décor & amenities that guests will find attractive, comfortable & useful.  This is a great idea – within reason!  Below are a few things Eyes & Ears recommends not having at...

July Recap

Goodbye to July 2020, the month of horrible weather & weird things! Weather In a single word, miserable. Hot & humid with heat indices in excess of 115* for days on end.No rain to speak of. Breakdowns In spite of the weather, few reported issues with AC.Many...

Hurricane Isaias Update / 31 July 8:00am

While the storm is now a Cat-1 Hurricane, a casual look at the predicted path would suggest no real changes since last evening.  However, subtle changes may have a significant impact on the Outer Banks & Corolla. Track has moved W – not a lot, but enough to...

Weather Alert Update / TS Isaias / 6pm 30 July

Not much has changed in the NHC forecast for TS Isaias  In short: This continues to look to be a Sunday/Monday event for coastal NC.The projected path still has the eye brushing the southern outer banks (Hatteras) and moving NE.The cone (uncertainty) has remained...

Vendor Situation Update / 16 July 2020

Mostly due to COVID-19, but also attributable to the traffic, many service vendors are changing their days of operation for property visits.  It’s a moving target. Some will only visit during the weekend.  Some will only visit during the week. ...

Recent Rain/Flooding Situation in Corolla

Recent rain events and property interior flooding have been happening at some E&E customer homes. These interior flooding events have not been found by E&E in the past.Investigation with business partner Dave Schuster of Concrete & Landscape Design may...

28 June Update & Note to PM Firms

E&E Customers – You may have noted weekly Guest Out reports from me coming later & later in the day in comparison to past turn days. In short, the late departure of guests & nature of issues found is driving this. Adding to this, as noted below in my...

State of NC Now Requiring Masks

The State of NC has mandated the wearing of masks on a state-wide basis. Text from a news article by WTKR is below: “Face coverings are required inside and outside when a six feet distance is not possible between those who are not family members. Every employee...

Rat War Update – Encouraging News!

Just got off the phone with Brad Fisher, GM of Terminix’s OBX operation. My recent observations: No rats seen dead or alive by me other than one a few weeks ago being carried off by a hawk on SR-12 in Whalehead.Dramatically increased sightings of fox (who love...