Southwestern Management And Realty Team

Check Your Oven Before Thanksgiving!!!!!

It’s that time of year–family and friends are over for dinner, a massive feast is being prepared, and a turkey is in the oven. But, are you sure your oven works???? Test it before the holiday! Like this weekend when you’re baking cookies for the office!

Every year dozens of folks call frantically requesting that their ovens be fixed. It unfortunately is almost always when they have company en route or at their home, a turkey or ham in the oven, and no room for downtime.  We try to fix every one of them that we can, but we cannot always get to them all. PLEASE do not wait-test your stovetop and oven before the holidays.

  1. Check that all burners light properly and consistently.
  2. DOUBLE CHECK that the temperature will heat to various temperatures, and will hold that heat. You can purchase an oven-safe thermometer at most hardware and grocery stores or online retailers such as
  3. If all is good–feast with family and friends and make sure the Alka-Seltzer/Pepto Bismol is nearby!

SMART Holiday Hours:

Our offices will be closed the following days:

Wednesday 11/22 we will be closing at 3:00 pm

Closed on 11/23 Thanksgiving Day, Closed on 11/24 Family Day and the weekend.

We will re-open on Monday 11/27 normal hours.


SMART Rental Qualifications

The following are Southwestern Management And Realty Team’s (SMART) guidelines for renting a property through SMART. Each and every application will be reviewed by a member of SMART and could be adjusted depending on credit/income and the application itself. Please be truthful!

Rental Qualifications

  • Applicant MUST be 18 years or older and application fee is $65.00 per person and is non-refundable.


  • Minimum score of 650
  • No EVICTIONS in the past 5 years
  • No utility collections (gas, power, water)

Income Verification

  • Income MUST be 3 times the monthly rent for good credit 650+ and 4 times if applicant has poor credit but good income.
  • MUST be verifiable
  • MUST be with current employer for at least 6 months.
    **If self-employed—CPA financial statements and/or tax returns are acceptable.

Employment History

(you could be required to show proof if requested, paycheck stubs, etc.)

  • Verifiable employment history for the past 3 years
    **If self-employed/retired/not employed—can verify income with signed tax returns and/or bank statements.

Rental History Verification

  • Verify for the past 3 years
  • Must provide: Landlord Names, and phone number, email (if available) on the online application.

Criminal Background Check

SMART does check—Criminal, Sex Offender and Terrorist database

  • NO sex offenders
  • NO crimes—violent crimes, prostitution, domestic violence, possession of weapons or illegal drugs


MUST be 30 pounds & under & absolutely no violent breeds—ask SMART for the Pet Policy

  • 2 pets max
  • NO ferrets or snakes
  • NO Dangerous, poisonous or illegal pets
  • NO aquariums larger than 10 gallons

Emotional Support pets are NOT considered a Service Animal and not under ADA laws.