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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Tips for Preventing Burglary

February 1, 2017

How likely is it that a break-in will occur on your property? Burglaries occur virtually everywhere. No matter how safe your property might be, there are things you – and your tenants – should be doing to prevent break-ins. Here’s a few of our favorite tips: 1. Beef up security. Do your units have deadbolts? […]

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Security Deposits: How Much is Too Much?

January 25, 2017

Security deposits are a great tool for landlords. Not only do they allow you a safety net if a tenant runs out on their rent, it also provides a basic reliability test for new renters. If a new tenant can put up several months rent in advance, chances are good they can be trusted to […]

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3 Apartment Marketing Trends You Need to Try

January 18, 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and many of us are searching for exciting marketing trends to stay relevant in 2017. While there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, staying abreast of the latest tools, tricks and tips is something every great property manager should try. Here are three easy ways to get started. […]

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Tenant Appreciation: How to Thank Your Most Loyal Customers

January 11, 2017

Reward programs are everywhere these days. You can’t fill up your gas tank or buy a cup of coffee without earning an airline mile or cash back. Why should your property management company be any different? Even if you can’t offer tenants a “pay six months rent and get one month free” style deal, there […]

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