Property Managers: A Notice for Every Occasion

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:00AM

The relationship between tenants and their property managers is, first and foremost, a professional one. Maybe you live nearby, have shared plates of homemade cookies or traded fishing trip stories. Whether you're best friends with a tenant or have mutually disliked each other from day one, none of this precludes your duties as their property manager. This means that when it comes to the property, everything must be communicated in writing. Just as you can't hold tenants to requirements that aren't written in the lease, there are also many things you can't do without giving them written notice. While it's always safer to send a notice for absolutely everything, here are the primary situations and notices that will need to be sent:

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Topics: Property Management, professional property manager, property management advice

Property Managers: Tips to Find the Right Property to Buy

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 06:00AM

Once you decide to be a landlord, it is time to find the right property to buy. While it is not always easy to find a place to buy, you should take your time so that you are completely happy with your choice. Hopefully, you will be managing it for years, as well as spending a lot of time there, so you should work hard to find the right place.

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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Finding the Right Property

Working with Tenants to Weatherproof a Property

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 06:00AM

When you're responsible for a property, any breach in its ability to resist the elements is a potential problem. When the roof shingles need repair, you take care of it quickly, before leaks can happy. The same applies if the attic was leaking, the basement flooding, or a window cracked. Weatherproofing is no different, as it creates the necessary seal around doors and windows to keep the outside out of the properties you work hard to maintain. When it comes down to it, good weatherproofing is beneficial to everyone involved. While it keeps the house safe for you and the owner, it also lowers the power bill and increases the comfort of the tenants who live inside.

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Topics: Property Management, maintenance responsibilities, Maintaining a property

Property Managers: Tips to Find Long-Term Renters

Friday, June 08, 2018 - 06:00AM

One of the best ways to make money in real estate investments is by having long-term renters in your apartment buildings. You will save money on marketing because you won’t be constantly chasing new renters. There won’t be months when you hope that your units won’t be empty for too long.

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Topics: Property Management, renters, finding the right tenants

Property Managers: More Tips to Find the Right Property to Buy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:59AM

Once property managers decide to invest in rental properties, they need to find the right one. This is not the easiest thing to do and can take some time. However, it will be worth it to find the right property at the right price. Property managers will be spending plenty of time here to make sure that they really like it and see themselves taking care of it for many years.

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Topics: Property Management, Rental Tips, investing in a rental, Rental Management, manager for rental property, Property Managers, investment property, investment properties, rental property owners, rental upgrades

Accidental Landlord? Working with a Property Manager is your best solution

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:54PM

Surprise! You are going to be a landlord. Your company, government agency or sports team is moving you out-of-area or out of state and you recently bought your home. What is your first thought? I bet you are worried about how you are going to get your home leased and managed while you are living 1500 miles away. Regardless of how far you live, a property manager for your investment is a wise and safe choice.

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Topics: Owners, Property Management, Landlords

A Spring Guide to Property Maintenance

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 11:00AM

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Sunny skies are in the forecast for San Diego's real estate market this Spring. Recently named one of the nation's top markets by Fortune and, San Diego is expected to attract an influx of home-buyers, second home buyers and investors this year. This is good news for property owners. According to a study by Beacon Economics for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, San Diego rents are projected to continue to rise to unprecedented highs by 2018, and property values here are already double the average.

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Topics: Owners, Property Management, Landlords, Spring Cleaning Tips, Cleaning checklist, Commercial Cleaning tips

“No” Is Not a Bad Word

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 06:47AM

Have you ever said you didn’t want to be “that” landlord? That landlord that always says “no.” Your business is your priority. You will not make money if you bend the rules for tenants. Let’s examine three situations where “no” is never a bad word.

  • Letting Tenants out of Their Lease
  • Painting a Unit
  • Allowing Roommates Who Do Not Sign the Lease
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Topics: Property Management, Landlords

San Diego Real Estate Daily Links: August 4, 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014 - 01:03PM

Daily Links: Courts Rule Against Convention Center Financing Plan 

Your daily dose of San Diego Real Estate News and Notes from the web.

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Topics: Property Management, Real Estate News

San Diego Real Estate Daily Links: August 3, 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 05:35PM

Daily Links: How is the Real Estate Market Doing? 

Your daily dose of San Diego Real Estate News and Notes from the web.

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Topics: Property Management, Real Estate News

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