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Property Management Education & Landlord Advice

If you’re looking for some basic property management answers, be sure to check out our Los Gatos Property Management Blog, where Real Estate Connections answers popular questions posed by Santa Clara County real estate investors and landlords. You’ll find information on pet policies, tenant screening, security deposits, how to avoid evictions and much more. We share our expertise and our advice on our blog. Follow along to get your most common questions answered. Learn from our experience and avoid costly mistakes.

Blog Categories: Investor Education & Owner Knowledge

When you’re ready to read some blogs and watch some videos, you’ll find information on topics such as:

  • Getting the most from your rental property
  • Finding and keeping great tenants
  • Understanding property management fees
  • How to manage maintenance
  • Pet policies and the difference between service and support animals

The list of topics is extensive, and you’ll find you have a lot to learn – whether you’re a new landlord or an experienced investor.

Featured Blogs

What are San Jose Tenants Responsible For in a Rental Property?

What are San Jose Tenants Responsible For in a Rental Property?

Maintaining a rental property falls to both landlords and tenants. As a property owner, you’re required to provide a safe and habitable home. As tenants, renters are required to help you keep that property clean and well-maintained. Make sure everyone understands their responsibilities before the lease is signed and the keys handed over.

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How to Avoid Long-Term Vacancies in Your San Jose Rental Property

How to Avoid Long-Term Vacancies in Your San Jose Rental Property

A vacant rental property doesn’t make an owner any money, and that’s why you want to keep your rental home occupied with a good tenant who pays on time and takes care of the home. Vacancies are expensive in the long term as well; your ROI suffers and you never have a chance to earn back the money you’ve lost.

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A Step by Step Guide on Evicting your San Jose Tenant

A Step by Step Guide on Evicting your San Jose Tenant

The eviction process in California can be expensive and time-consuming, especially if you’re not sure how to navigate the court system and the legal requirements. We try to avoid eviction with excellent tenant communication and proactive tenant screening. Sometimes, eviction is inevitable, however, and you need to be prepared for it.

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Landlord Mistakes that Cost More than San Jose Management Fees

Landlord Mistakes that Cost More than San Jose Management Fees

Self-managing landlords often think they’re saving money by taking care of their own rental property. They think because they’re not paying a management fee, they are increasing their ROI. However, there are many mistakes that landlords can easily make, and those mistakes can be expensive. In fact, they often cost more than a management fee.

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A Guide on the Life Expectancy of San Jose Rental Property Items

A Guide on the Life Expectancy of San Jose Rental Property Items

Property owners are required to pay for wear and tear on a rental property. During your move-out inspection, you can charge your tenant’s deposit for damage, but wear and tear is on you. So, it’s helpful to know how long you can expect certain functions and items in your home to last.

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Happy Customer

Real Estate Connections has managed my property for two and half years. I am very satisfied with their service. From looking for the tenant , managing the repairs, to the monthly detailed statements, they managed everything so well that I didn’t worry at all. Nicole who was my property manager always responded quickly, negotiated rent increase and looked after everything for me. In fact, Nicole managed my property so well that I didn’t go to see my property once. I will definitely recommend REC to my friends.

-Nan

What People Are Saying About Us?

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Real Estate Connections Andrew
The office staff was extremely supportive when I discovered an issue with the lease and was able to get everything resolved to my satisfaction. Couldn't be more pleased.
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Real Estate Connections Miguel
Always fast service.
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Real Estate Connections Don
Love the property; several maintenance items needed to be addressed after I moved in and still a couple are outstanding.
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Aug 25, 2019
Real Estate Connections Michelle
Getting paperwork completed in a timely and accurate manner was a challenge; please be prepared with documents already signed by the owners so there's no risk of late penalties on the renter's end (i.e. from the HOA). Otherwise the experience has been good.
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Real Estate Connections Gilda
Nicole is always very prompt and efficient about getting back with me when little things arise which is very rare that they do

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Real Estate Connections has been in the business of property management, property leasing and real estate investments since 1952

Affiliated Companies:
Sunburst Properties: Sacramento Property Management
Portola Property Management: Santa Cruz Property Management

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