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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.
To find great tenants, you need to provide a well-maintained home that’s priced competitively. Another thing that might help you attract the best tenants is professional property management. Good tenants prefer to work with property managers over individual landlords. If you’re wondering why that is, we have some answers.
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.
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.
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.
After your tenants have vacated your rental property, it’s time for you to conduct a move-out inspection. This will be similar to your move-in inspection, and will give you the opportunity to compare the condition at move-out to the condition at move-in. You have hopefully had good tenants who took care of the home, and this process will be swift and uncomplicated.
A lot of landlords hesitate to rent out a property because they worry about the damage that a tenant can do to it. They don’t want to deal with the time and expense involved in getting it back into shape. This is an understandable concern.
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.
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