Easy Amenities to Attract New Tenants

August 9, 2017

When is the last time your community was updated? Even if your units got completely renovated within the last five years, chances are good that they’re beginning to show some wear and tear. But not every apartment can be brand new, at least not all the time. So what do you have to appeal to […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

August 2, 2017

Being a landlord can be a full time job, especially if you manage an entire building or small community of homes. If you have a lot of outside obligations beyond your role as landlord, the daily tasks of maintenance, marketing and paperwork can quickly overwhelm you. That’s why Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management […]

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London Apartment Fire Highlights Risks

July 26, 2017

Last month, a deadly fire raged for three days in an apartment building in London. The Grenfell Tower fire resulted in dozens of fatalities and outrage across the United Kingdom about the lack of fire safety mechanisms in place in the building. Stateside, property managers are giving their own smoke detectors, sprinklers and emergency plans […]

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Vacation Prep: Your Guide to Delegating

July 19, 2017

We’re about halfway through the summer season, and if you’re like us, you’re ready to hit the road for a summer vacation with your family. Property managers can often struggle to find the time to take their vacation days, with maintenance duties, new tenants to woo and leases to renew. Without delegating, you’d probably never […]

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Non-renewals: What’s Driving Your Tenants Away?

July 12, 2017

As property managers, we spend a lot of time enforcing the rules. We hunt down late rent payments, ensure tenants keep their noise level to a minimum and that they’re parking in their assigned spot. When tenants do their fair share to contribute to a clean, safe and pleasant community, we’re appreciative. But what are […]

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Soundproof Your Rental Units with These 4 Tips

July 5, 2017

When neighbors are noisy, apartment life can be hell. Virtually all of us have experienced the frustration that comes with loud neighbors. From sports fans shouting at their favorite team playing on television to dogs barking to late night parties, these intrusions can be truly infuriating. A good landlord knows that soundproofing walls will go […]

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Should You Ask Tenants for a Pet Resume?

June 28, 2017

Your resume is often synonymous with your first impression: when it lands on a hiring manager’s desk, your fate lies in how well you come across on paper. Good or bad, thick or thin, your resume reflects your work history, your skill set and your education. A lot about your background is revealed before you […]

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3 Tricky Questions Tenants Ask (And How to Answer Them!)

June 20, 2017

As a property manager, your social skills are some of the most valuable tools in your toolkit. But when tenants throw curveball questions your way, even the smoothest of operators can grow anxious. This week, Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management addresses three such questions and safe ways to answer: 1. Can I sublet […]

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Managing Package Delivery in Your Community’s Office

June 14, 2017

In the age of Amazon Prime, Blue Apron and other popular subscription boxes, chances are good that your mail room is busier than ever. Apartment community offices are busy enough without worrying about your tenants’ deliveries. If you and your team do take on this challenge, though, it’s important to be prepared says Cal Bay […]

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Pest Control 101: Who’s Responsible?

June 7, 2017

Nobody enjoys seeing bugs in their home. They’re creepy, often unexpected and give off the impression that your space is dirty. The reality is, though, that bugs make their way into even the cleanest of homes and apartments – especially when pets come in and out of your space daily. Thankfully, pest control has come […]

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