Property Management Blog

Thursday, April 06, 2017

More renters in the market then buyers ... who's managing your investment home

BERKELEY, Calif. – March 27, 2017 – Over the past 10 years, homeownership rates in the U.S. stumbled, wiping out more than three decades of increases. Overall, the national homeownership rate dropped from a peak of 69 percent in 2004 to an average of 63.4 percent in 2016.  Read More »

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

How to be a good landlord/property manager:

1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing things can happen. What contingency plans do you have in place so maintenance concerns can be resolved without your direct involvement (in case you happen to go on vacation the day something major happens)? When you shift your view as a landlord to a “business owner” — and treat your company as such - you will find far greater success.  Read More »

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

How to be a good tenant

1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before you sign it.  Read More »