Should I Fix This: A Guide to How Property Managers Maintain Properties

Property Advantage Blog Your complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. Maintenance is an important and necessary part of maintaining a rental property. At home in your personal dwelling, you’ll be well aware of a broken pipe or leaky window, but these things can easily go unnoticed in a rental property or multi-family housing unit. In addition, property owners must keep detailed records showing timely repairs and maintenance, unlike the work you perform at your own home. […]

By |2020-06-17T13:06:04+00:00November 4, 2017|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

What We Look for During Annual Property Evaluations in San Diego

Property Advantage Blog Your complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. The biggest headache in owning any property are the maintenance costs. It always seems like once you buy a home, everything starts to break. If you live in the Northeast, your pipes freeze and burst. If you live in Florida, your house floods or suffers hurricane damage. Luckily, living in sunny San Diego, you won’t have to worry about freezing pipes or hurricanes, however, don’t let the majestic scenery and idyllic beaches fool you. San Diego hosts plenty of natural hazards that can damage your residential property. […]

By |2020-06-18T08:35:27+00:00April 25, 2017|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

Property Management Questions: Do I have to fix that?

A resident with a disability evokes sympathy and compassion from all of us, whether we are fellow residents of an apartment building, landlords, or representatives of a professional property management company. We all recognize the blessings of strong bodies and five good senses. Where is the line drawn, though, on what a resident with a disability can or cannot expect as reasonable accommodations or reasonable modifications to a building? […]

By |2020-06-18T11:34:19+00:00February 28, 2017|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Create the Best Leases for the San Diego Rental Market

Property Advantage Blog Your complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. You did it. You finally took the plunge and purchased a rental property. You probably carefully crafted a management and investment plan to ensure that your property secures a resident and starts generating passive income within a few months. […]

By |2020-06-17T13:02:48+00:00February 15, 2017|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Attract Millennial Residents to Your Rental Property

Property Advantage Blog Your complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. As Millennials become increasingly important to the rental marketplace, many property owners find themselves scrambling to increase their appeal to the group. More so than their predecessors, Millennials prefer the flexibility of renting—which means they’ll be a dominant force in rentals for a long time to come. To make sure you’re equipped to appeal to this crucial market segment, we recommend you pay attention to these aspects of your rentals: […]

By |2020-06-18T05:07:31+00:00January 14, 2017|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

Property Management 101: Repairing or Replacing Flooring

Property Advantage Blog Your complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. Over the life of an investment property, flooring can be a minor or major maintenance issue and expense. Much of the time, it is minor. Sometimes it becomes a gray area. Many times, you can prolong the necessity of replacement by using a reputable contractor to repair the areas in question or even possibly replace a damaged area if suitable materials are available. However, when the decision to repair or replace is cloudy, it may be a wiser choice to move on to replacement. […]

By |2020-06-18T06:30:19+00:00December 6, 2016|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

Property Investment Advice: Plan Winter Maintenance Early

Property Advantage BlogYour complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. Thinking about winter maintenance needs for your investment before the season hits can often save you money. An extra benefit is that it can help to keep your tenants happy. If you wait until the rains or winds come and the roof leaks, you will be competing with everyone else to have the work done because roofing contractors are at their busiest. This can mean major delays and higher costs. When the weather is better, contractors may not charge as much because their workload is lighter and they want more work. Tenants can become unhappy with the inconvenience of [...]

By |2020-06-18T07:13:44+00:00November 29, 2016|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

5 Ways to Get More Money from Your San Diego Rental Property

Property Advantage Blog Your complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. One of the things that you should do before leasing your property is to sit down and determine how you can maximize your profit on that property. By having a little patience and doing a little bit of additional work, you may have the opportunity to make more money from your rental property over the long-term. We often help our san diego property management clients find ways to increase the value of their property, and in turn the rent they charge. The following are five ways in which you can get more money from your rental property: 1. Improve the property's curb [...]

By |2020-06-18T07:02:55+00:00June 4, 2016|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

How a San Diego Property Manager Prevents Fires

Property Advantage BlogYour complete resource for leasing and managing property in Southern California. A fire can be devastating for anyone; each year thousands are injured or die in home fires. Although you cannot predict a disaster, the majority of the time, a fire in a rental property does not have to happen. Preventing a fire in a residence involves teamwork between property owners, the property manager, and residents. As your property management company, we do our very best to ensure that the smoke detectors are working, necessary maintenance is completed, and that tenants are counseled on their responsibilities toward preventing fires. However, the property owner needs to take a proactive role in fire prevention as well. A [...]

By |2020-06-18T08:20:45+00:00May 25, 2016|Property Maintenance|0 Comments

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