Woodstock Properties

The right choice when you need a professional to buy, sell, rent or manage your home.

Winter 2012

Linda C. "Dusty" Woodstock

98-211 Pali Momi Street.
Suite 430
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

(808) 488-1588



  • Final year-end statements for 2011 will be uploaded to On-Line Statements on January 10, 2012.
  • 1099's will be mailed out before January 31, 2012.
Our Team

Brett Schenk, REALTOR®
Licensed Hawaii Real Estate Broker
Property Manager

Scher Webb, RA
Hawaii State Licensed Realtor
Property Manager

Stan Radlo, RA
Hawaii State Licensed Realtor
Property Manager

Nani Wisenberg, RA
Hawaii State Licensed Realtor
Office Manager

Jason Bostick, RA
Hawaii State Licensed Realtor
Director of Maintenance & Repairs

Stephen Lankford, RA
Hawaii State Licensed Realtor
Rental Agent & Project Manager

Claudia Host, RA
Hawaii State Licensed Realtor
Rental Agent & Special Project Coordinator

Rob Host

Don't Forget

Check Your Insurance: Events can happen - flood, extreme heat, hurricanes, fire, and more! It is important to check your insurance to obtain the best coverage possible and ensure that it is current. Review now with your insurance agent before a disaster/emergency occurs.

If An Emergency Occurs: Our first priority during any emergency is to handle the situation, taking any necessary measures for the safety of your property and your tenants. Then, we will contact you as soon as we are able.

E Komo Mai to Woodstock's Coconut Wireless

Welcome (E Komo Mai) to the 1st edition of Woodstock's Coconut Wireless - Woodstock Properties, Inc.'s Quarterly Newsletter.

The purpose of Woodstock's Coconut Wireless is to share important information relating to investment properties and Property Management as well as to present information about what is developing in the current housing market here on Oahu.

We will present the statistics to you as reported by the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Many times it is personal reasons, not market timing, which make it the right time to buy, sell or add to your real estate portfolio. We hope this information will be useful to you and encourage you to contact your Property Manager at Woodstock Properties, Inc. to discuss your particular situation and goals.

A new E-Newsletter will appear quarterly on our website along with archived issues as they accumulate. To assist in keeping you updated you will also find our current company information, reminders and upcoming announcements.

We hope you will find this publication enlightening and we invite you to let us know what you think. Your comments on and questions for the Woodstock's Coconut Wireless are most welcome.

E Komo Mai is the Hawaiian word for this 1st edition of Woodstock Properties, Inc.'s Website-based Newsletter. Komo Mai means to enter or come in. E Komo Mai means come in, welcome.

E Komo Mai to Woodstock's Coconut Wireless!

What Does the Tenant Want Now?

There are times when owning a rental property can feel like pouring silver dollars into a big bottomless hole with no chance of recovering them. After a vacancy and repairs, the property successfully rents and then the tenant wants the property owner to spend more money on repairs. It could be a big property tax bill is due or the mortgage is adjustable and the payment is more. The property owner's attitude is - when is it going to end and why should I spend more?

There are times when it may seem never ending but it is important to stop and consider the tenant request; even if there have been recent expenditures. It may be logical to turn down the tenant's request but before doing so, it is important to ask a series of questions before automatically saying "no." Here are questions with appropriate examples.

  • Is the request a habitability issue? Example: there are large holes in the carpet that cannot be repaired and this could cause residents to trip and fall; if this happens, the insurance will probably not cover the accident if there is known neglect; it would have been cheaper to replace the flooring.

  • Is this request reasonable? It may be that the kitchen curtains are torn and dirty; the only solution is replacement and it reduces complaints from the tenant. Would you want to live with this condition?

  • Will refusing the request increase the chance of a shorter tenancy and increased possibility of a vacancy? Example: the request is reasonable but the owner turns it down and subsequent other reasonable requests; the tenant is not happy and there are many properties on the market; at the first opportunity, the tenant gives notice so they can find a better rental property.

  • Can the property owner delay this request for a reasonable period? Example: the tenant wants a new dishwasher installed because the current one is rusting and does not wash well; because of many recent repairs, the owner agrees to install a new one in six months and the tenant is satisfied with this compromise.

  • Is it appropriate to ask the tenant to share in the cost? Example: the carpet is serviceable but an outdated color. The property owner proposed they would put in new carpeting but that the tenant pays forty percent of the cost; the tenant agrees because it is cheaper than moving and they like the location.

Ultimately, will the tenant request provide any return on investment (ROI)? If you look at any of the previous questions and examples, you will recognize that any of them will increase a return on the investment for one or all of the following reasons.

  • By keeping the tenants happy and reducing the vacancy factor
  • By improving the property
  • By reducing liability and costly litigation

When should you turn down a tenant request? There are times when a tenant request is definitely unreasonable and is definitely unnecessary. Just take the time to consider the request and discuss the request with us to seek any possible solutions. We want the best for your investment.

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