Want to increase the value of your home? Increase the value of your Neighborhood - through a block party!
By Andrew Lietzow, MBA-Exec Dir Iowa Real Estate Investors Association -
(IaREIA | Iowa Landlord Association)
Our uptown 41st Street block, in Des Monies, IA just held it's eighth annual block party. I've been actively involved for a long time now, as one of the founders of the original organizing committee so I knew the value of a block party several years before I restarted my RE career. We've typically had at least 50% participation from the 40 households that are on the block. Because we've done it so long now, this year's preparation was pretty much on autopilot -- the leadership team knows what roll they have played in the past and each member took simply a "same thing, different year" approach. We try to pull in new neighbors and this year our two new households (from Chicago and N.C.) attended and that's a nice testimony to the caliber of people we are attracting. Then most of the n...