Whether you’re on a strict budget or not, no one wants to pay to post their vacancy listings. Before purchasing listing packages or buying one-time posts, make sure you’re promoting your vacancy on these top free rental property listing websites first. This will not only increase your exposure (and hopefully expedite the application process) but prevent any unnecessary spending.
A California bill that would prohibit landlords and property managers from inquiring into the immigration or citizenship status of a rental applicant or tenant was proposed early February. Introduced by David Chiu (D-San Franciso), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), with the principle co-author Senator Wiener, AB 291 would make the immigration or citizen status of any person irrelevant towards the issue of housing liability.
When you work with property management software every day, it can be easy to look past its short comings because you’re already comfortable using it. While deciding to invest in a new software solution is certainly not a small decision, it’s important to see what new software features are available. You never know, you might find an answer to your software woes.
A California Assembly Bill was introduced two weeks ago that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act. The bill, AB 1506 (BLOOM), would devastate the rental industry by allowing local governments to control your rental rates. Although this bill is in the early stages, we encourage you to call your local Assemblymember and voice your opposition when it is presented on the assembly floor.
When checking in with your residents, there’s a fine line between being helpful and accommodating, and getting too involved. While you want to make sure all your renters are comfortable within your community, are respectful of each other, and report damages or repairs needed on your property, you also don’t want to seem invasive or set a precedent that allows your residents to depend on you too much. Next thing you know, your tenants will be requesting you to change their in-unit light bulbs, get involved in petty resident drama, or you’ll have a bad online review at the end of the lease. The trick to seeming like a good property manager lies in striking a balance between the two extremes.
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