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10 Legal Issues Every Homeowner Must Understand
You’ve heard the old adage: hope for the best, and prepare for the worst. When it comes to investing in rentals, most property owners are great at hoping for the best but then they forget the rest.
Most property owners don’t have the time or interest to stay on top of it all in order to protect themselves. That’s why your compliance team at Real Property Management helps protect you with impeccable integrity, a proven system and local regulatory expertise that reduces your risk. Put our experienced team and proven process to work for you.
How the Best Property Management Company Looks After Your San Fernando Valley Rental
For almost 30 years Real Property Management has kept the lines of communication open with our clients through three simple steps.
First, our clients love their online owner portal where they can review every detail about what is happening with their property 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Clients can view their financial statements see when rents are collected and disbursements are made, check tenant rental payment history, review work orders and even see property photos from the last inspection. With all that information at their fingertips real property management clients still know that they can count on a friendly answer to their call day or night.
Even when everything is done to prevent an eviction, circumstances can change for tenants and if they stop paying rent, legal action will become necessary. If you aren’t already participating in an eviction protection program, now is the time to learn more about what your property manager has available.
Smart property owners do everything they can to screen tenants with a careful and rigorous application process, but many of them learn the hard way that collections and evictions are inherently a part of…
The 10 Step Guide to Leasing Your Property in San Fernando Valley
Finding More Reliable Tenants
Why Hire a Professional Property Manager for Your Rental Property in San Fernando Valley
If you are thinking about renting out your home, there’s good news: it’s a great time to rent in the San Fernando Valley. So, the strategy you’re considering just happens to be the same approach investors around the country are choosing. They are taking advantage of the opportunity to buy and hold property.
While you may only have one rental property, like institutional investors, you want the best return on your asset. Just like other investments, your real estate will benefit from professional management. You get the same careful treatment from the professionals you hire to make the most of that investment.
How to Get Your San Fernando Valley Property Rent Ready
When your rental property is vacant, you want it filled as soon as possible to keep the rent coming in. You also want the best possible tenant. When the rental property isn’t ready to be shown, or the rent is set too high for the market, it delays the leasing process, turns away prospective tenants and hurts your cash flow. It’s critical that your property is ready to make a good impression. Follow these steps to ensure prospective tenants see your property as a place they can call home.
Assess the property’s curb appeal from the street as if you were a potential tenant. An unattractive first impression will prevent renters from ever viewing the home. Keep the property up during vacancy, including your lawn care and landscaping. Regular watering and pest control are also necessary.
Home Inspections in San Fernando Valley – This is How the Professionals Do It
Experienced investors know that a lot can happen to a rental property between tenants. If the only time you walk through your rental is at move out you’re doing yourself and your investment a disservice. Take it from the property management leader, you don’t need to stay in the dark. Periodic property inspections inside and out shed light on the situation so you can ensure your property is being well maintained.
Here at Real Property Management, we offer routine property care assessments conducted by qualified personnel to all our owners.
As a rental property investor, you are looking for an affordable reliable property manager who will take care of the hassles and frustrations so you don’t have to. At the same time you want to continue getting a good return on your investment. Real Property Management is committed to helping investors get a better return than they could get on their own — even factoring in management fees. We do this by helping them avoid costly mistakes, reducing turn over, leasing faster and placing more reliable tenants. We also help them save on the services and materials they need while reducing maintenance costs. In the end our team of specialists ensures the best performance in every aspect of property management including marketing, leasing, maintenance, collections, evictions accounting inspections and legal compliance.
Most Common Mistakes
While it’s clear that rental property is a smart investment, investors often don’t realize the complexities of managing that investment. Here at RPM, we love to help rental property owners improve cash flow, efficiency and stability. However, we hate to see them make these common and often avoidable mistakes.
Vacancy and Leasing
Landlords who manage their own properties often make mistakes that lead to excessive vacancy days and unnecessary leasing delays. They also make poor selections when it comes to choosing which rental properties to buy.
When you own multifamily rental properties you need a property manager you can rely on around-the-clock. Our responsive team of highly-trained property management specialists are ready to help. We offer a turn key, full-service property management system for all your multi-plexes and apartment buildings. With almost three decades of experience we have the expertise you need to avoid costly mistakes, improve tenant retention, maximize your rental revenue, and repair and maintain units more cost-effectively.
Put simply, Real Property Management offers more long-term stability for your multi-family rental investments.
How to Collect Rent in 7 Steps – Tips from a Professional Property Manager in San Fernando Valley
Resident Club Owners
Best Tips for Property Investors in San Fernando Valley
Investing in rental homes can be a smart move if you make smart decisions. When buying, remember your decision today will impact how you must manage the property going forward. If you’re still in the purchasing process now, you can make decisions that will determine how long your property stays vacant, how many applications you attract and the type of tenant who will be interested in the property.
Successful leasing and management is important, and it starts with your buying decision. Here are some of the things to consider.
Tenants vs. Homeowners in San Fernando Valley – Who is Responsible for What?
If you’re a tenant moving into your new home, we welcome you. Here are some things to remember that will make your stay a pleasant one.
Your leasing agent will provide a Resident’s Manual that has all the information you need to care for your new home. You’ll also receive an inventory and condition form to document the move in condition of the property. Go through the home and take pictures of anything you note. Email the form and photos back to us within five days of your move in. This form stays in the leasing department, so if you see anything that needs maintenance, please submit a separate maintenance request through your tenant portal.
Looking to Invest in a Single Family Home? Talk to a Property Manager in San Fernando Valley
When Real Property Management started out nearly 30 years ago with a focus on managing single family residences, most rentals were apartment buildings and multi-family plexes. Things have changed. An evolving market and economy has made single family residences a new sought-after investment class.
While many investors used to flip homes, they are now turning to a buy and hold strategy that focuses on single family rental homes. This is a more stable…
10 Questions Every Landlord Needs to Ask: Professional Property Management in San Fernando Valley
Property owners often ask these 10 questions, and today we’re using our 30 years of experience in the property management business to answer them:
How Can I Rent My Property Quickly?
First, you have to make sure your property is rent-ready, which means having it cleaned and making any repairs and improvements that are necessary. Then, market aggressively to get a large pool of qualified applicants. Our process results in shorter vacancy times on average.
How Can I Make Sure My Property Stays Rented?
A well-maintained property and pro-active tenant retention efforts are the best way to ensure you have…
Who We Serve
Residential property management is becoming increasingly complex with growing tenant expectations, regulatory requirements and technological demands. As a result, RPM has grown to serve a wide variety of clientele across the nation. Today we’re talking about the different groups of property owners we serve.
Homeowners rely on us when they choose to relocate, downsize, or they find themselves unable to sell the homes they are living in. They depend on professional property managers who are…
Spring Maintenance for Owners
Spring Maintenance for Tenants
Resident Club Tenant
One of the great things about renting a home with Real Property Management is our Resident Club, which helps you save hundreds of dollars on the things you buy every day. Residents who take advantage of this program save on groceries, entertainment, and shopping — both in-store and online.
How does it work? It’s easy!
When you pay your rent online and on time follow the link to register in the Real Property Management Resident Club. From there you can see all of the places you can save up to 50%.
Fall Maintenance Owners
In the fall, it’s time to proactively inspect and maintain your rental property to keep your investment functioning efficiently and safely while protecting its value. We recommend three optional services in the fall to help keep your property well-maintained.