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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Maximizing Leasing Center Productivity on the Weekend

March 22, 2017

If your leasing center office isn’t open on the weekend, you could be losing valuable opportunities to attract new tenants. Why? The simple truth is that most people look for rentals on the weekend. While lunch break and post-work tours of apartment communities are common, they’re a hassle for the prospective tenant. After all, no […]

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Your Property’s Digital Curb Appeal

March 15, 2017

We’ve all been there: we’ve clicked onto a website and landed on a page garish, ugly or overwhelming. Chances are good, you clicked away pretty quickly. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management knows how important digital curb appeal matters – and how to get it. Follow these quick tips when working with your web […]

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What You Need to Know About Renting to Roommates

March 8, 2017

32% of adults live with someone besides a significant other. That’s right, roommates are more popular than ever. But renting to roommates isn’t always smooth sailing. For many landlords, it’s easy to end up in the center of roommate tension – a place no one wants to be in! Protecting yourself and your property from […]

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Sustainable Landscaping Ideas for California Property Managers

March 1, 2017

Even those with the greenest of thumbs will be frustrated, at times, with the California climate. Though we see more sun and mild temperatures than other parts of the country, it’s unrealistic to expect to grow lush gardens year-round in our state. That’s why drought-resistant lawns and gardens are a must for anyone considering landscaping […]

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5 Surprising Facts About Renters

February 22, 2017

There’s always something more to learn as a property manager. Whether you’re mastering the art of pool maintenance or keeping up with the latest tech trends, there’s room for improvement for even the most experience among us. That’s why we’re honing in on five things you might not know about the average tenant. A survey […]

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Managing Your Community’s Online Reputation

February 14, 2017

Do you know what people are saying about your community? You should. In this day and age, there’s no excuse to remain ignorant – or to bury your head in the sand – about what’s being said about your rental property. The internet has given the people a platform to have their voices heard. Though […]

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4 Signs You’ve Found a Great Tenant

February 8, 2017

When you’ve got a vacancy, it’s tempting to fill it as quickly as possible. Resist the urge to approve the first applicant who shows interest. Waiting for the right tenant is worth it! Here are four signs you’ve found a great one: 1. They’ve got a good credit score. It’s nearly impossible to fake a […]

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