Greater Profitability with Long-Term Tenants

October 4, 2017

Owning or managing a rental property has plenty of perks, but virtually everyone will agree that the leasing process can be a headache. Advertising availability, holding open houses, taking guests around the property for tours and the complicated background checks necessary to conduct before signing a lease are nobody’s idea of a fun time. Scott […]

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3 Myths You Probably Believe About Property Managers

September 27, 2017

There is a lot of confusion surrounding property managers and what they can do for the average home or property owner. The reality is that being a landlord is a full-time job in of itself. Even if you intended to rent as a form of passive income, maintenance, repairs and leasing can eat up your […]

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Staging an Apartment for Rent

September 20, 2017

Staging has long been a favorite technique of realtors everywhere. After all, showcasing how beautiful a home can look is made easier with trendy furnishings. Human beings love a story, and the best staging provides a narrative. When the narrative is enticing enough, visitors touring the home can easily envision themselves as part of that […]

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Fall Maintenance for Your Rentals

September 13, 2017

Fall is upon us, and with it comes changing leaves, a new school year for the kids and the first chilly temperatures of the season. For property managers, fall means a last chance to get caught up on maintenance while the weather is still nice. It is the perfect time to tackle projects that have […]

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Fill Your Vacant Unit Tomorrow With These 5 Tips

September 6, 2017

Vacancies are a bummer. They’re a drain on your wallet and on your resources. There’s no need to struggle for tenants forever, Cal Bay Property Management’s Scott Safadi says. Check out these five recommendations on how to fill your vacant unit as soon as possible: 1. Price check your rent. If you’re charging too much, […]

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Easy Projects to Boost Curb Appeal

August 30, 2017

It’s not easy being a property manager. With tenants to keep happy, prospective residents to attract and near constant maintenance projects to attend to, there’s not much free time to sit back and reflect on what could be better about the property. That’s why so many apartment communities lack character or distinction: the landlord or […]

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Controlling Garbage on Property

August 23, 2017

It’s not a glamorous part of property management, but trash management is critically important to the job. Without properly enforced rules about trash, recycling and large item pickups, your property will be looking like the junkyard in no time. While it’s true that most responsible adults like to live in – and therefore keep – […]

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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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