Friday, November 19, 2010

At Home Newsletter - Issue One





logoWelcome to the
At Home Real Estate Services newsletter!

want to thank you for taking the time to read the information
below. We hope to use this tool to bring you up to date
information about great deals on rental properties and
informational articles relating to renters. We will also be using
this newsletter to bring you promotions and special discounts only
available to you as a subscriber.

We would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions, especially if
you see anything we are missing, or have an idea on an article you
would like to see in the future.


Home Real Estate Services Team

At Home Real Estate Services


Have Renters Insurance?

to protect your belongings

Renters insurance is not required, but it is something that is very
important to consider, and strongly suggested by At Home. Basic
coverage can cost as little as $150 per year. Renter's insurance is
designed to protect your personal items, help with temporary
housing, and liability protection such as medical expenses for
people hurt on your property. Some policies can even cover property
in your car while it is parked at your home in certain

Something to consider: If there were a fire that destroyed your
rental home would you be able to pay the cost of replacing your
clothing, furniture, TV, and electric equipment on top of having to
pay a deposit and rent for a new place to stay while things are
repaired? The costs add up very quickly.

Below are several tips on how to make sure you get the best
possible price on your renters insurance.

1. Shop
Just like with auto insurance, each company
is going to be a little bit different. Shopping around with
different insurance companies can help save you money on your
yearly premium.

2. Multiple
Many insurance companies will offer you a
price break if you have more than one insurance policy with them.
For example, your renters insurance and car insurance

You can get deductibles as low as $250
and go up from there. The higher the deductible the lower the
premium will be. Be sure to pick a deductible that works best with
your financial needs.

Many insurance companies will offer lower
premiums if you do not smoke. So be sure to mention this if you are
a non-smoker.

5. Security
You can also get price breaks on renters
insurance if you add a security system to your home. You no longer
have to be a home owner to be able to get a security system. Check
online for the many options now available to renters.

Having a good credit rating is one of the
best ways to lower the cost of any policy. An insurance company
will want to know not only how well you pay your bills, but
insurance companies use this tool as a predictor of your likelihood
to file a claim.

7. Take
If you ever have to file a claim,
pictures will help prove what was in your home and cut down on the
hassles involved in trying to get all of your items replaced.

The above tips can help you select a renters insurance policy that
best suits your needs and at the right price. Remember peace of
mind is well worth the low cost of renters insurance.

Rent Online.

how to see your balance.

Tenants now have their own portal to see their balance, pay rent
online or see if their roommates have paid. Click Here to Start
Using Online Payments

Paying your rent online is secure, easy and FREE. You can set up a
one-time payment or recurring payments so you never have to worry
about late fees again.

Signing up for the online portal does not require you to pay your
rent online. You can use it just to see a register of all your
payments, your balance, and if your current contact information is

The online payment is an electronic check and will come out of
your bank account in the same time period as a normal check. You
account is credited immediately for all online payments, we do not
wait for it to clear your account.

While we have no access to your online portal, or password
information, we can now help with resetting your password.

Take a few minutes to look at your online portal today. Click here to Start
Using the Online Portal

For You And Your Friends

Do you know someone looking for their next
rental home? Send them to, and if they
are approved and move in you will both receive a $25 Walmart gift
card. Just have your friends give us your name when they fill out
their application. Once they have moved in we will have the gift
cards ready for you to pick up.

Offer Ends December 31st, 2010.


510 W.



Monthly Rent: $425

Security Deposit: $300

Bed:2 bedrooms
Bath:1 bathrooms

Square Feet: 800 SqFt


Good sized 2
bedroom, 1 bath apartment close to OTC, Drury and Cox North.
Spacious with central heat and air, fridge, stove, and washer

Tenant only pays Electric.

Comes With:
Fridge, Stove, Washer/ Dryer
No Dogs.

Weaver, Pipkin, Central

Drawing for Paying Online

On December 15th we will be drawing a random name from everyone
that has made an online payment. The winner will receive a $40
Walmart gift card. To qualify the rent must be paid in full and the
payment must be received between December, 1st and the 4th. The
winner will be notified on December 15th via a phone call and the
gift card must be picked up at the At Home Real Estate Services
Office at 520 W. University Ste E Springfield, MO 65807.

Home Real Estate Services

Thanks You!

Without you the customer, we would not be able to continue to grow
and allow you to view hundreds of properties all in one place. You
are helping make

Springfield's number one place to find rental property and to thank
you we are holding a monthly drawing for $50.

Print off this newsletter and bring it in with your name, address,
and phone number printed on the back to be entered in this months
drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Outback Steak House in
Springfield. The drawing will be held on Dec 15th and winners will
be notified by phone.

Thanks so much!

At Home Real Estate Services

W. University Ste. E

Springfield, Missouri 65807

At Home Real Estate Services


This Issue
Have Renters Insurance?
Rent Online
to get $25 For You and Your Friends
Our Featured Property
Rent Online = Your entry into our $40 Drawing
Unhook Your Hoses
Thanksgiving Video Staring the At Home Team!


Unhook your Hoses.

Please do not forget to unhook your outdoor
hoses. The weather is quickly changing and the nights are getting
very chilly.

Hoses left attached will break the pipes and it can flood your
home. We already had this happen twice this year.

We can not stress enough to double check and make sure nothing is
still hooked up outside.

Thank you!


welcome you to come check out the At Home Thanksgiving Video

Click here to view



  • Rent is always due on the 1st of the

  • There are No Late Fees for Rent paid
    between the 1st-4th.
  • NSF fee = $35
  • 30 day written notice is always
    required before move out.

  • Notice has to be submitted no later
    than the 1st of the month.
  • If you cause any damage to the home
    you are responsible for the cost of repairs.

  • We do show properties on weekends.
  • Please email maintenance requests to
  • For Maintenance Emergencies call 417-832-0885 ext 5




Being an At Home Real Estate Services Newsletter member we are
offering you this special deal!

Bring this coupon in with your application for $10 off your next
credit application.

Only one coupon per person, family, couple, or address. Valid
until 12-31-10.

Expires: 12-31-10