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Dealing with the California Drought – Brentwood Rental Home Advice

System - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Today, we are talking about the state of the California drought and what these current conditions mean for property owners and their tenants. This past summer, I went up to Portland. When I crossed over the bridge at Lake Shasta, rather than it being full of water, it looked like a little stream. I believe the experts said the water is d...

Professional Property Management vs. DIY in Brentwood

System - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today on our blog we are talking about the differences between professional property management and owner self-management. Can a property owner get his own tenants? Absolutely. But you have to consider which properties the best tenants are looking for. Tenant PoolHighly qualified tenants will look for properties that are rented through pr...

How to Choose the Best Property Management Company for Your Brentwood Home

System - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

There are a number of things to look for when you’re choosing a property manager, and today we are going to list the five most important things that will ensure you’ve got the best property manager for your rental home. CommunicationCommunication is critical. You need to be clear with your property manager about what form of c...

How to Find the Best Tenants for your Brentwood Rental Home: Tips for Success

System - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Finding tenants who will take care of your property is very important to all landlords. The most important thing you can do to find the best tenants is to qualify them. You cannot do that enough. It’s essential that you do your homework if you want to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your tenancy.  Tenant Scre...

Avoiding Online Scams: Brentwood Property Management Education

System - Thursday, November 6, 2014

Today we are talking about the dangers of online advertising scams, which unfortunately are happening in a number of places. We have seen them on Craigslist, Trulia and Zillow. These online methods for advertising your rental property are wonderful, but they can have problems if you aren’t careful. The advertising scammer will typic...

Working with Select 1 Realty - Property Owner Accounting Practices

System - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today we are talking about accounting practices involved in property management, and what you can expect from a property management company such as Select 1 Realty. We have a secure, web based accounting system that is approved by the Department of Real Estate and in full compliance with IRS regulations. Owners and tenants like to be able...

Investment Property Advice: Should You Sell or Rent Your House?

System - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Many accidental landlords, or people who have inherited property, often wonder if they should rent the place out and keep it as an investment, or sell the house. There are financial pros and cons to each, and one of the first things you should do is talk to your tax accountant or financial specialist. You will want to know what the tax co...

Where to Buy Investment Property in Contra Costa County

System - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When you are getting ready to buy an investment property in Contra Costa county, the first thing you want to do is take a moment and consider your goals. The type of property you buy will depend on your investing purpose. You might be looking for an immediate return on your investment, or maybe you just expect to break even. You might wan...

Property Maintenance for Brentwood area Landlords: Lawn and Yard Choices

System - Wednesday, August 7, 2013

We are discussing lawn and yard choices for rental properties because we want to help you get the best qualified tenant in the least amount of time, for the most rent possible. In order to do that, you have to make sure your lawn is appealing. Providing a well maintained yard is very important to the first impression that a potential tena...

Property Maintenance for Brentwood area Landlords: Upgrades and Remodeling

System - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Property maintenance affects your property, particularly the amount of time it spends on the market and the way you can present it to prospective tenants. Keeping your property in top condition gives you an edge in the rental market and it also attracts high quality tenants who will probably rent from you long term and take a greater prid...

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