Three Tips for Young Soccer Players

Young soccer players should remember that at this stage of their life they should enjoy playing soccer and look for ways to improve their skills. Playing soccer at a young age is not about competitiveness and winning, although winning is fun. It’s about learning as much as you can and having fun. Here are three tips for young soccer players to remember and consider while playing soccer.

Christopher Prashad
Christopher Prashad
  • The number one thing that all young soccer players need to remember is that they should have fun. At the end of the day, soccer is just a game and that at the end of the day, you want to make sure playing soccer was fun. Learn to have fun while playing soccer and try and enjoy all aspects of the sport.
  • Get ready before practice or games. Come to games and practice prepared so that you can focus on playing rather than stressing about getting ready. Have your shoes, shin guards, and socks all packed up and your soccer clothes on. Remember to pack water because you are going to be running a lot and hydration is important.
  • Practice playing soccer at home. There are so many ways you can practice soccer on your own and in your free time. Dribble a ball around in the backyard, set up a goal using your shoes and practice shooting, or practice passing by passing the ball back and forth against a wall. You can develop a good touch by passing the ball back and forth against the wall, especially if you practice altering the speed of the ball, and you are switching feet.

Christopher Prashad is an experienced soccer, player. He has been playing his whole life and played competitively all the way through high school.



Tips for Being Successful Property Manager

Property Managers have difficult jobs because they have to appease two parties whose interests both lie elsewhere. They have to please both the building owner and the residents of the building that they manage. This requires a certain amount of knowledge, experience, and organization and both parties will expect you to have their interests dealt with first. Here are three tips for being a successful property manager.

Christopher Prashad
Christopher Prashad
  • Develop a policy and a set of contingency plans to deal with certain situations and issues, and stick to those policies. You need to be consistent in the way you handle things and not make it up as you go along. Tenants will know when you are making it up as you go along or when you are changing your rules. Sticking to your policy will make your life easier and help you run things more efficiently.
  • Set office hours so that your tenants know when you are available during the day unless it is an emergency of course. Many property managers generally keep office hours between 10 am and 4 pm so that they have time get things done in the morning and the evening but are still available to their tenants for large chunks of the day.
  • Never tell family or friends that the buildings you manage have space for rent. It is extremely difficult to be a property manager in a building where friends and family live because they may take advantage of you. This is obviously not true of everybody, but it it’s much easier if you can separate your persona life and professional life when you are a property, manager.

Christopher Prashad is a property manager in Queens, New York. He works hard to keep the residents of the buildings he manages happy.


Three Tips for a Good Property Manager

Purchasing property to rent can be a good investment. It may provide a source of steady income as well as possibly building your personal portfolio. If you own a number of properties that you plan on renting out, you may need to hire a property manager because the time needed to maintain and care for all the buildings could become too consuming. Here are three tips for hiring a good property manager.

Christopher Prashad
Christopher Prashad

1.Make sure that you hire a licensed property, manager. Licensed property managers have taken a property management course and passed the state approved licensing exams. A licensed property manager will have a good system in place to collect rent and security deposits, and will be better prepared for handling issues that arise out of your properties.

2.During the interview process, go over a list of properties that are currently being managed by the property manager. During the interview, ask the property manager if there are any other properties that they manage. Take a look at these properties yourself and judge how well they are being taken care. You don’t need to go inside the actual apartments, but you can walk through the building.

3.Discuss the management fee during the interview. You want to hire a property manager who isn’t going to rip you off, but at the same time one that asks for a decent cut of the total monthly rent because it tells you that they will take their job serious. There isn’t a steady rate for property managers, and the rate is going to depend on your market, but on average the fee percentage will range from 8 to 10 percent.

Christopher Prashad is an experienced property manager in Jamaica, Queens, New York.