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Why The Cheapest Property Manager Is A Bad Fit

Budget Property Managers are no good for you.

Cheapest Property Manager & Bad Service

 

As a real estate investor, I want to get the most out of my investment. No matter what type of property I’m purchasing, I want to make sure I can do everything possible to make it a profitable one for many years to come. One of the best ways I can make sure this occurs is to hire a reputable property manager. However, when choosing a property manager, I’ve always found it best to not make a choice solely on price alone. While it’s always nice to have a property manager who will not charge me high prices each month to do an excellent job, making a choice on price alone will be a decision I’ll come to regret each and every time. To learn more about why the cheapest property manager is usually a bad fit, here are some suggestions based on my experiences through the years.

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10 Tips For Getting Your Redding Rental Property Ready For Spring

While we’re tired of having the winter blues, don’t fret. Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes not only warm and sunny days, but also plenty of people shaking off the winter doldrums while searching for the perfect Redding rental property to call home. And because we happen to manage rental properties, we’ve got plenty of work ahead of us before flowers start blooming and potential tenants come knocking. And in our eagerness to rent out each property we manage, we’ll grab our paint brushes, brooms, and other handy-dandy gadgets, because here are 10 of the best tips we’ll find anywhere for getting our Redding rentals ready for spring. (more…)

Who Are the Best Property Managers in Redding, CA.

Best Property Managers Redding CA.

Who Are The Best Property Managers in Redding, CA?   (Reviews/Ratings)

Each Year, we, Authority Property management are invited to over 100 homes in Redding, CA. and surrounding area with regards to property owners & their Property Management needs. Once in a while, we are asked: Who are the best property managers in Redding, CA? “if not your company then who.”   Now I have to be honest the first time I was asked the question it sent me for a loop, but on my drive home I thought, now that is a reasonable question. Trusting a property manager is a big deal. I don’t want to have my property destroyed. Why not answer and put it out there. (more…)

Schedule Showings For Properties

Schedule Showings & Viewing The Inside of  Properties

Searching for the perfect rental property can be an interesting adventure. Part of the fun is viewing the inside of each home. Unfortunately, scheduling a showing can be a difficult matter at times. Every property management is different when it comes to scheduling a viewing, for example, we do not require you to apply for the home before viewing. Authority Property Management has a great service that caters to those looking to view our properties.

Multiple Ways to Schedule Showing

Authority Property Management offers many different ways to schedule showings of our listed rental properties. One of them includes to directly schedule a showing from our website Authoritypm.com/vacancies. With this option, you have the liberty to pick a day and time that works best for you. Another option is to call our office. We always have someone available to schedule a showing of the property you desire to view.

If you are interested in viewing one of our rental properties but you’re out of town or living in a different state, don’t worry we have the perfect solution! Located on our vacancy page we have included virtual walk-through’s of most of our properties. You will notice that Authority Property Management is the only property management company in Redding that offers this to our costumers.

Personal Field Representative

When scheduling a showing with us you will not be alone. We have a field representative that will let you into each home. He will also share vital information about the property you are viewing. If you have questions while walking through the property our field representative is there to answer any questions you may have.

Due to limited time and the high volume of renters in Redding we prefer to do group showings. We know that this sometimes can feel overwhelming, but we ensure to you that our field representative will be personal and easy to connect with during the showing. With that in mind, not all showings will be group events. While viewing our properties, please feel free to take your time and thoroughly look at the property while you are there.

Authority Property Management understands the importance of viewing properties. Scheduling a showing should be the least of your worries. You will always be provided great customer service with communication and our consistency of being on time and attentive at each showing scheduled.

Breaking Rental Lease

How to Correctly Break Your Rental Lease

The moving process is never fun, especially when it involves breaking a rental lease. Altering a rental lease accurately will make it easier for both you as the renter and us as the rentees. It doesn’t have to be a messy, or difficult process. Let’s take some time to go over how to correctly break your rental lease.

Taking responsibility is important.

  Tenants are responsible for the rent until the end of the lease. Or until another tenant is found and begins paying rent.  Another responsibility includes the fee to advertise and refill the property. The fee amount is one half of the monthly rent payment. It is important to us that tenants know their rights to request and be present at an initial inspection. The purpose for this is to allow the opportunity to remedy any deficiencies in a timely manner. This will be helpful to minimize or avoid deductions from the security deposit. Communicating and obtaining given responsibilities appropriately, ensures a favorable outcome for correctly breaking a rental lease.

Communication is key.

It is vital that we know your plans for vacating the property. With communicating prior to moving out, we can work with the tenant to fill the propertCommunication with your property manager. y with new tenants. We will begin the marketing process for the rental home as soon as the tenant communicates their desire to vacate the property.  Authority Property Management takes action quickly to arrange appointments for prospective tenants to view the home. Keep in mind the more showings allowed, the greater possibility of renting it out quickly.

After giving your notice to break a rental lease, there is still room to revoke or modify the move-out date. To do this, the first contributing factor would be to contact us. We would then work on the approval of the change. If the property is already re-rented, it will be difficult or impossible to grant the request. Whether the decision is to keep the desired date to break a rental lease or revoke it, Authority Property Management is here to help with great customer service.

Rental Approval Next Steps

Rental Approval whats the next steps!         Rental approval stamp

Congratulations, the rental approval process has begun! After all the waiting and hoping the home is finally yours. Here is what happens next, just take five! That is five steps, of course.

These five rental steps will provide insight and knowledge to ensure your move-in day goes as smoothly as possible. Here, at Authority Property Management we hope to give you the best rental experience starting from the application process all the way to the day you hand us keys for your move out.

Step 1: As soon as you receive our phone call letting you know of your approval of the desired rental property, one of the first things we will mention to you is joining our Online Tenant Portal. The Portal will be one of your most helpful tools while renting with us. You may be asking yourself why it would be helpful, I will explain more about the Portal later on.

Step 2: Shortly after we discuss the online portal, we will then move on to communicating with you about the deposit and the holding deposit form. This form and the deposit money secure the rental property to your name. It is removed from our advertising and also keeps you accountable for leasing the property. For as much as it commits you to the property, it also keeps us liable to you. We, as a company, can no longer seek to find future tenants for the property. We are committed to you for the particular property. One of the most common errors we see here is when future tenants get the holding deposit form and the lease mixed up. Although the form does close the deal, the lease provides greater in-depth information about obtaining the property.

Step 3: A very important part of renting a home with us is transferring the utilities in your name. We take care of the hard work for you by finding the utility providers for the home and supplying the number to call, all you have to do is simply make the phone call and “WALLA” it is complete. By transferring the utilities in your name you are promised to not walk into a cold and dark home.

Step 4: Let’s take a look back at Step 1, and discuss what all the Online Tenant Portal in tells. You can access the portal by visiting our website – authoritypm.com. Located at the top bar you will notice a box entitled Tenants, here is where you will find access to the portal. Once on the portal, you will notice four sections which include, Your Current Balance, Your Lease Agreement, Address, and Maintenance request. It is recommended to familiarize yourself with the portal. It is a very helpful tool that can assist in many ways if there happens to be a time that we are unable to get a hold of.

Step 5: Stay true to your move-in date. It is very important that we receive an accurate move in date so we can prepare and be ready for you to pick up your keys. We strive to be as helpful as possible while assisting you with excellence. When we receive a secured move in date we are busy behind the scenes making sure to have your future home ready for your arrival.

Now that you have been informed of our – five-step rental approval process, you will be pleasantly surprised with how well your move-in process will become! If you ever have any further questions regarding your move-in process we will be here, ready to assist you.

Happy  Rental Approval Day!

Considering Hiring a Redding Property Manager?

Considering Hiring a Redding Property Manager? Here are 20 Questions You Should be Asking

 

Are you considering hiring a Redding Property Manager if so here are 20 questions you should be asking up front? When it comes to property management, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Like most professions, it takes people who have a passion for real estate, a unique set of skills, and natural talent for the job. However, because many people view real estate as a way to get rich quick, the field is full of those calling themselves property managers, but are simply people looking to make a quick buck. Thus, you get what you pay for when choosing a property manager. While it may sound impossible to find a good property management services or Redding property management company, by asking the right questions, you can separate the pros from the amateurs. To find out how here are 20 important questions you should be asking during your search.

What Services Do You Offer Clients?
When you’re looking for someone to manage properties, focus on what services they provide. Along with finding a company that can market, lease, sell, and manage properties, you also need to make sure they offer excellent maintenance services, property inspections, and thorough background checks on potential renters. If there is one thing we have learned over the years, it’s that by offering top-notch services to our clients, we have been able to set ourselves apart from the competition and establish ourselves as the company you can trust.

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Find a Rental Home In Redding CA.

Rental home in Redding CA. with the sky in the back ground. How Do I Find A Rental Home or Apartment in Redding, CA?

When you’re in the market for a new place to call home, you discover the process can be time-consuming and difficult if approached the wrong way. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people think finding a new rental home to rent involves running all over a city, trying to make appointments with landlords who have many other things to do with their time. As a result, not only does it take longer to find a home, but you may find yourself not getting the best possible deal. However, for those looking for rentals in Redding, they know the company to deal with is Authority Property Management. With our motto “We Make Renting Simple,” we do everything possible to do just that with each and every client. Since we believe in treating our clients and properties with the respect they deserve, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find the perfect rental home for your needs. Therefore, if you’re ready to look for a home for rent with us here at Authority Property Management, here’s how to do so.

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Renting vs. Owning

The Benefits of Renting vs Owning a Home

Renting vs owning that is the question. As long as most people can remember, the American dream has been to own one’s home. However, as economic conditions, as well as people’s goals, have changed over the years, the trend has been for more and more people to consider renting a home instead of buying. While many people believe there are tremendous financial advantages to owning property or even various properties, the fact is when the economy takes a downturn, people often reap many more benefits if they choose to rent. If you’re looking for a home in Redding, it may be to your advantage to look for one that has a For Rent sign in the front yard instead of one saying For Sale. (more…)

Property Management and your success

Get more with property management services

Property owners and landlords often struggle with delegating their property control to a third party. However, property management has significantly improved. Today, property managers offer myriad of services to their clients. This makes them a tremendous asset to property owners and landlords as well. If you are contemplating on enlisting the services of property managers, here is how a property manager can help you.

High-quality tenants

In an age when the crime is high, you must be careful about who you allow to live in your rentals. Now more than ever, tenant screening is crucial. Remember that tenants are protected by law, and it can be very hard to get rid of a bad tenant. Property managers have the skills and expertise to bring in quality tenants. These are tenants who will pay on time, stay in the rentals for longer, handle the rental unit responsibly and not be a nuisance. Property managers are able to dig through hundreds of applications and look out for warning signs. On your own, you may not have the time, experience and skills to identify the best tenants. A property manager plays a critical role in ensuring that you do not fall victim to rental scams.

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