Owner Resources & Advice
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.
Every investor knows that the most expensive investment properties are found in California. You’re not going to be happy if your primary concern is cash flow. However, if you’re comfortable with modest or even negative cash flow in the short term in order to make major gains in the long term, California is where you want to be.
At Real Estate Connections, we have been in the business of managing properties for decades. Our experience has provided us with a number of unique stories; some of them success stories and some of them tales of how we creatively solved problems. If you’re thinking about hiring us to manage your investment home, we’ll tell you all about the good work we can do on your behalf.
We have been sharing some stories from our talented property management team to demonstrate how we work and what we do for our owners and tenants. Today, we have another post in our Stories from the Field series, and we aren’t sure if you’re going to enjoy it, but you’ll surely learn from it. Mike’s story is not something you want to experience at your own rental property. But if you do, you know we’re here to help.
We talk to prospective owners all the time about what we do for our clients and how we expertly manage their properties. If you’re thinking about working with us, we want to begin letting you hear directly from the people that work on our talented and experienced team.
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.
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.
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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If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Real Estate Connections, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.