Author: San Diego Property Management

During the tenant screening process red flags are something you should be aware of. The process of finding good tenants begins when you are interviewing them. And, it is during this initial contact when red flags will begin to surface. Whether they are subtle red...

For most landlords, preparing for a tenant move out is something that is often overlooked. After all, it is far more exciting on move-in day and easy to assume your tenants will stay forever. But the truth is, all tenants come and go. Although hanging...

If you are a real estate investor you have two options when it comes to managing your property. You can either self-manage or hire a professional property management company. While managing a rental property may seem like a breeze, don’t be fooled. Property management is...

As a landlord, you can make your job easier by setting specific rental rules for your tenants to follow. These rules, if set down within a lease agreement, will give you legal recourse should your tenants fail to follow them (lease violations). From clauses to...

Landlords need tenants, and tenants needs landlords. But finding tenants that will take care of your rental can be a challenge. From curb appeal and the rental application to screening, background checks and everything else in between, finding good quality tenants isn’t easy. While there...

Contractor screening is essential in the property management business. But, not all property management companies are careful when choosing an outside contractor. In fact, some even hire vendors without verifying criminal records, insurance, and their financial standing. The result, poor quality work, fraud, or lost...

Safeguarding your business and maximizing your financial performance starts with good property management accounting. Yet many landlords make the mistake of thinking they can handle all of their accounting in-house. Remember, no matter the size of your rental business, you still need to treat it...

A noise complaint is one of the most common complaints a landlord will get. In fact, one of the most common noise complaints that landlords deal with, is noise from pets. From a dog barking until dawn and beyond to a loud party being held...

For landlords, fall is one of the best times of the year to do rental maintenance. It’s also the time to do biannual maintenance tasks, like clean the roofs and gutters, service the HVAC system, and do some landscaping. In fact, now is the perfect...

Finding and keeping reliable tenants, is hard work. But, it is exponentially cheaper to keep tenants than it is to find new ones. That’s because, turnover is expensive! You have to get your rental property rent ready, advertise the vacancy, show the property, and screen...