Proper Property Management Insurance

Proper Property Management Insurance

A common mistake among people who own income properties in Campbell, CA, and the surrounding areas is not having the necessary insurance. Homeowner insurance alone is usually not enough. When you rent out property, you are in effect a business operator, and that makes...
Common Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities

Common Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities

It is important for both landlords and tenants to understand their specific responsibilities. Not only can this help to resolve issues early on, but it can also prevent many issues from ever arising in the first place. In some situations, the rental agreement will...
How to Spot Red Flag Tenants

How to Spot Red Flag Tenants

The tenant screening process is important for a reason. When a tenant brings up red flags in the screening process, it is possible that they will cause substantial issues. Evictions are often one of the most expensive processes that landlords face. Learning how to...

10 Questions Every Owner MUST ask themselves

10) Do you have the TIME to manage your rental property? Is your TIME more valuable doing other things than PM activities, and if so, are you ok with replacing your time and effort with a fee to a management company? Do you have the time necessary to manage your...
How to Properly Perform a Move-Out Inspection

How to Properly Perform a Move-Out Inspection

A move-out inspection is an important part of getting your property ready for a new tenant. It lets you know what wear and tear has been done to different aspects of the home and what repairs you’ll need to make to get it ready for a new tenant. However, this is also...
Tips on How to Avoid Potential Tenant Scams

Tips on How to Avoid Potential Tenant Scams

Tenant scams happen regularly, taking advantage of innocent landlords that don’t have effective procedures for screening renters, collecting rent, and writing effective contracts. These scams can cost your business hundreds if not thousands of dollars, so it’s...
Renovating your Rental? Design Trends for 2018

Renovating your Rental? Design Trends for 2018

Keeping up with trends can help you keep up with potential tenants. Unfortunately, trends change quickly, and it isn’t necessarily cost-effective renovating your rental with every change in design. Nevertheless, here are a few trends that you can feel confident...
Tips to Make Rental Properties Senior-Friendly

Tips to Make Rental Properties Senior-Friendly

As a Silicon Valley rental property owner, you want to make sure that your property appeals to as wide an audience as possible: the bigger the tenant pool; the better. That means making your rental property accessible to the individuals who have a hard time finding...
Tips on Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Tips on Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Do you have a rental property you need to get ready for winter? While the winters in Silicon Valley aren’t as extreme as other areas in the United States, we will still have some decent weather patterns that can wreak havoc. As a property manager, you have a...
Responsibilities of a Property Management Company

What Do Property Management Companies Do?

Do you have a rough experience managing your property? Project management companies could be what you are missing. But, what do property management companies do? Discussed below, are the tasks carried out by property managers. Property Evaluation The company evaluates...
Rental Maintenance Survival Tips

Rental Maintenance Survival Tips

Keeping your rental home well maintained is the surest way to preserve your property’s value and decrease tenant turnover. It is also one of your legal obligations as a landlord to provide habitable rental premises according to Fair Housing Laws. However, rental...
7 Things to Do in Your House This Summer

7 Things to Do in Your House This Summer

Summer is fast approaching and it’s important to explore some things to do in your house. As property managers in Morgan Hill, we’ve seen every scenario imaginable. With a few tips on things to do, you can maintain your home, save on your energy bill, and have some...
How to Find Roommates for Your Apartment

How to Find Roommates for Your Apartment

As a property management company in Los Gatos, we know how to find roommates. We’ve seen many of our tenants find great roommates, and others find roommates who were not that perfect fit. It’s unlikely that you’ll end up with a roommate that is dangerous, but if you...
Why Tenant Screening Is Important?

Why Tenant Screening Is Important?

I always get questions from new landlords on how to screen tenants. Finding the best tenants for your property is a necessity that will save you headaches down the line. I wanted to share some helpful tips for tenant screening that will help you pick quality renters...
5 Tips to Ensure Your Properties Show Well

5 Tips to Ensure Your Properties Show Well

How you present yourself and your properties is an important part of demonstrating value and thus filling vacancies quickly. Of course, the living space should be spotless and the landscape pristine, but there are also little things that you can do to help ensure that...
4 Great Benefits of Being a Renter

4 Great Benefits of Being a Renter

Most people dream of owning a home one day. While home ownership is a great personal goal, it is not one that you have to rush to attain. There are many ways that you can benefit from being a renter. Below is a list of some of those benefits of being a renter. No Debt...