Property Management Blog

Renting to Tenants with Pets: Pros and Cons

Thursday, December 2, 2021
More than likely you have received calls from prospective tenants asking if pets are allowed at the property. In fact, a recent survey, the National Pet Owners Survey found that 68% of US households have pets. A whopping 60% of those animals are dogs.Working in property management for the last 35+ years, I can personally say that most of ...

How Tik Tok Forced Real Estate Agents to Step Up

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
In the wake of the pandemic forcing their business online, some Real-Estate agents took to an unlikely platform — TikTok. As the pandemic pushed realtors into the digital space, some of them adapted into TikTok's signature short-form video format. The real estate market, "this dinosaur of an industry," had to adap...

Tips for Rehabbing Home Properties In Orange County

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
I'm not sure why the title of this article, Rehabbing Houses for Sale or Rent, makes me think of the old Roger Miller song King of the Road, but it does. Maybe it's just the words Sale or Rent. Or perhaps it's because I actually wrote alternative lyrics some time ago, that started something like..."Rehab for sale or rent ...

Does Property Maintenance Affect Property Values?

Monday, November 8, 2021
Can you believe what the market is doing? As a homeowner who lived through the meltdown of the "Twenty Aughts," I'm constantly astounded how much the market has accelerated. Further, as with any gain, no small amount of fear accompanies massive wealth gains. However, while safeguarding gains is essential, so is protecting on...

How Maintenance is Handled If You Use a Property Management Company to Manage Your Property

Thursday, November 4, 2021
There are a few variations on this but to start a management company does not pay for your repairs on your property, you do. The average management fee a management company receives is $175 a month. If there is one repair on your property for one month for $275 that means the management company loses $100, how would they pay their staff t...

Is It Too Late for Rental Assistance

Thursday, November 4, 2021
No, we have collected over $100,000 for owners in outstanding rents, and we still have money coming in for our owners.In March 2021, the State of California and the Federal Government rolled out the rental assistance program. An incredible program is willing to pay up to 100% of the back owed rent. The catch…residents, and owners b...

Squatters Right In California

Thursday, September 9, 2021
We all know California is at the forefront of many things, social and otherwise. Among those things are items such as the topic of squatter's rights. You may not know this, but California has had squatter issues since the 1800s. During the California Gold Rush, this was a real problem, particularly with mine stakes. Never-do-wells are...

Property Investing: Build a Plan to Build Your Real Estate Investment Business

Monday, August 23, 2021
If you are planning to create a single-family rental property portfolio, you must first treat your investment as a business. After all, it is a business. That means it will take more than just buying properties and watching the rents roll in. You’ll need to do a lot of the unglamorous work that is the foundation of a successful busi...

Are You Robbing Your Piggy Bank on your Rental Property?

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Don’t do it…..Picture this for just a minute…You just received a notice from your resident that they are vacating after six years and you know your rental property is going to have some hefty repairs. Then the resident moves out, and either you or your management company does an inspection, and you find out you're ...

Latest Eviction Moratorium Update

Friday, July 2, 2021
In mid-June, the CDC extended the eviction moratorium until July 31st. Stating that this will be the last time they extend the moratorium. The State of California has extended the moratorium until September 30th. However, they are opening up $5.2 billion to pay Landlords 100% of back owed rent and more. We have already gott...

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