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Investing in Real Estate in Santa Rosa: Seeking a Property Manager’s Advice Prior to Closing Escrow

Investing in Real Estate in Santa Rosa: Seeking a Property Manager’s Advice Prior to Closing Escrow

When you decide to purchase a rental property as an investment, talking to a property manager can help you plan in advance for your new asset. Here are four excellent reasons why you should talk to us before you close escrow on your next residential rental: Property managers can determine rent value. By comparing your […]

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Santa Rosa Property Management Advice: What if Your Tenant Pays Late?

Santa Rosa Property Management Advice: What if Your Tenant Pays Late?

Many landlords and rental property owners find themselves uncertain of what to do if their tenants pay late. I’ve talked to many owners who describe their experiences with recalcitrant tenants who are consistently delinquent, and the landlord has lost any hope of ever receiving rent on time. If you find yourself frustrated by renters who […]

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How to Be a Good Landlord in Santa Rosa: Compromise is Almost Always Key

How to Be a Good Landlord in Santa Rosa: Compromise is Almost Always Key

Everyone wants to be good at what they do, and when it comes to being a great property manager or landlord in Santa Rosa, you might be wondering what you can do to improve your performance and have a more successful experience. In order to be a great landlord day in and day out, compromise […]

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Emergency Preparedness: Maintaining Contact After a Disaster

Emergency Preparedness: Maintaining Contact After a Disaster

In light of the October, 2012 Frankenstorm Sandy, it is sensible to review your emergency preparedness plans. While individual types of disasters may vary – from hurricanes to blizzards to tornadoes to earthquakes – the impact is frequently the same. For example, as a result of Hurricane Sandy, over 2 million people have been left […]

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Property Management Advice: How to Attract the Best Tenants in Windsor, CA

Property Management Advice: How to Attract the Best Tenants in Windsor, CA

If you have a property available for rent in Windsor, California, you might wonder how to find the best tenants in Windsor you possibly can. A good tenant will make a huge difference in your experience as a landlord. If you want to attract the best, most responsible and trustworthy renters for your residential property, […]

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“Just One More Thing… or Two:” How to Find a Property Manager in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Part 2

“Just One More Thing… or Two:” How to Find a Property Manager in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Part 2

Keith Becker, the broker/owner of DeDe’s Rentals, property manager in Santa Rosa, encourages you to read the first installment of “Just One More Thing…” for a primer on the property management selection process. Here are a few additional considerations: We’ve recently read about institutional investors who are buying distressed houses en masse, seemingly by the […]

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“Who Are You?” Qualifying A Tenant Using Rental Criteria and Credit Reports

“Who Are You?” Qualifying A Tenant Using Rental Criteria and Credit Reports

One of our lawyers has a favorite quote: “it is cheaper to leave your house vacant than to rent to a bad tenant.” As a landlord, the critical distinction between a property that cash flows and one that does not can often be distilled to this one decision. A good tenant can help maintain the […]

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“Eyeballs and Phone Calls:” How to Effectively Advertise and Rent Your House in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

“Eyeballs and Phone Calls:” How to Effectively Advertise and Rent Your House in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

When advertising your rental property, it’s important to use effective marketing techniques. Good marketing can make the difference between a stagnant vacancy and one that attracts desirable tenants. Advertisements should at the very minimum identify the property address, bedrooms, bathrooms, and monthly rent. Narrative or bullet descriptions effectively build upon the basic information, helping applicants […]

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Face Off: How Landlords and Tenants Can Minimize Conflict During the Move-Out Process

Face Off: How Landlords and Tenants Can Minimize Conflict During the Move-Out Process

According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the single most common reason for dispute between landlords and tenants is over the refund of the tenant’s security deposit after they have moved out of a rental unit. In order to avoid such conflicts, it’s recommended that both landlord and tenant treat this process as a […]

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First Impressions: Some Practical Tips to Rent your House Faster

First Impressions: Some Practical Tips to Rent your House Faster

Dear Landlord: Use your imagination. For this topic, I’d like to ask that you look at your rental property from a different viewpoint…. imagine you are a prospective applicant, seeing this particular residence for the very first time. Applicants will have a judgmental opinion of your property. This is not a good or bad characteristic, […]

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