What You Need to Know About Tenants with Exotic Pets

May 31, 2017

So you’ve allowed cats and dogs to move into your community – great. It’s a fantastic first step, and one that will please a large majority of your pet-loving tenants. But what about those tenants with more unique pets? Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management recommends deciding upon your exotic pet policy before someone […]

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What Should Your AC Repair Policy Say?

May 24, 2017

Are you ready for another scorching summer? Reports indicate that 2017 could be one for the record books. If your property’s air conditioning units haven’t been serviced in a while, now is the time to do so. Preventing breakages is key. But what happens if one of your tenant’s air conditioner breaks this summer? What […]

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Should You Install Security Cameras on Your Property?

May 17, 2017

A lot of responsibilities fall to the property manager. You’ve got a million tasks to juggle at any given time, so naturally, security can fall by the wayside if you’re not careful. That’s why installing security cameras on your property may be a good move. Security cameras can be as big or as small an […]

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Getting Started (And Taking Control of) Your Yelp Page

May 11, 2017

Review sites are powerful tools, and as Spiderman can tell you, with great power comes great responsibility. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management recommends taking control of your Yelp page and promoting yourself as an industry leader. But how do you even get started? Signing up is easy. Head on over to biz.yelp.com to […]

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Creating an Engaging Website for Your Property

May 3, 2017

They say you never get a second chance at a first impression, and in 2017, your website is often your community’s first impression. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management says most apartment hunters will Google your community before ever reading reviews, touring a unit or calling your office. With so many competitor websites to […]

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Pool Rules For the Summer

April 26, 2017

Most multi-family properties feature a swimming pool – and most don’t hire a lifeguard to watch over the space during the summer. If your property is one of the few that does contract out to a lifeguard service, kudos to you! But for the rest of us, we’ll rely on strictly enforced rules to guarantee […]

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Repair Your Rep: Getting in Front of a Bad Reputation

April 18, 2017

Bad reputations can happen to good people – and good property managers. Perhaps you’ve inherited a property from an irresponsible landlord, or perhaps you yourself have been negligent in the past but are turning over a new leaf. If there anything to be done about a bad reputation? Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management […]

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Deck Inspection Tips You Should be Following

April 12, 2017

With temperatures rising, more and more of your tenants will be turning to the great outdoors to relax and have fun. Perhaps your property even offers community gathering areas that feature decks. So the time is now to answer the following question: when was the last time your decks were inspected? Scott Safadi of Cal […]

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Reducing Vacancy Rates

April 5, 2017

No one likes a vacant unit. They’re one of the biggest blows to a landlord’s flow of cash. But vacancies can be prevented most of the time. With the proper planning and communication, you can keep your units – and your wallet – full. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management recommends following these simple […]

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Reduce Cooling Costs this Summer

March 27, 2017

It’s heating up and this summer is expected to be one of the hottest on record. Keep your tenants cool – and your cooling costs low – with these tips. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management encourages property managers to pass these onto tenants and make it a community goal to keep cool! Install […]

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