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8 Property Management Blogs Every Landlord Should Be Reading.

 

Property Management Blogs, Landlords Need to Read!

 

When it comes to property management, we realize there are many issues to deal with each day. From making sure tenants pay their rent to going into a property after a tenant leaves and making it look like new, there are plenty of issues that can make property management a time-consuming process. However, thanks to the internet, there is more information than ever available to landlords wanting to know how to make property management as easy and profitable as possible. If you find yourself at a crossroads when it comes to getting the information you need to make sure properties are managed in an effective and efficient manner, here are eight property management blogs we believe every landlord should be reading.

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The Bigger Pockets Blog

Whether it’s information on real estate investing, personal finance, marketing strategies, or simply how to be a successful businessperson, The Bigger Pockets Blog has this and much more for your reading pleasure. One of the most common topics on this blog concerns tenant issues and how landlords should handle them, which is key to making a landlord’s job as easy as possible. In addition to this topic, we particularly like the emphasis on real estate investing, since a smart real estate pro is always on the lookout for the next great tip that will help them land a new property for their portfolio.

And along with its great articles, we also like its other features as well. For example, if you want to connect to otherlandlords or investors in your area, you can go to the Network section, where you can search from a member base of well over 1 million people. Along with this, you can also find real estate events in your area, search for local reputable contractors, browse videos and sign up for webinars, and even visit the blog’s store to purchase books on various real estate topics. (more…)

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)

Updated 10/10/2018

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…)

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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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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Investing in Rental Property

Considerations Before investing in Rental Property

Are you thinking about investing in real estate property and becoming a landlord? If you are, it is important that you know exactly what you are getting into and weigh the costs of that responsibility before actually taking it on. As property managers in Redding who have managed properties all over Shasta County for over twenty years, we would like to help you decide whether or not becoming investing in a rental property and becoming a landlord is right for you by making you aware of the responsibilities and the costs involved.

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Security video doorbell

Ring: The Newest Trending Security Item

Security Application
According to Ring, over 1 million burglaries occur every year in the United States. When it comes to the security of your rental properties, it is better to be safe and invest in security and surveillance systems than to take the chance of becoming one of these statistics. And we have good news for you. If you are still looking for a Christmas/New Year’s gift to give to your tenants, Ring’s Video Doorbell is the newest trending security gift and is a gift that both you and your tenants will appreciate.


Ring’s Video Doorbell is exactly what its title says it is. It an electronic device that replaces a traditional Doorbell, not only become the Doorbell for the house but also becoming a security surveillance system for the front porch and front yard, all due to its built-in camera and motion detector. Ring’s Video Doorbell notifies tenants and property owners when someone is on the property and allows tenants and property owners to see and speak with anyone at the front door. While traditional security systems trigger once a break-in has occurred, Ring’s Video Doorbell prevents break-ins from happening in the first place.


Another amazing fact about this doorbell is that tenants and property managers can get notified and can see and speak to people outside of the home even when they are not home. Whether they are eating out at a nice restaurant or shopping at the local grocery store, tenants and properties owners can still see and speak to people at the front door, giving them the appearance that they are actually home.


The motion detecting feature in Ring’s Video Doorbell is also incredible. Tenants and property owners can set the radius for how far out they want the Doorbell to detect motion, and if anything enters that radius, they will get notified on their electronic devices that there is motion inside the parameter. Security video


If you’re looking for a gift to give to your tenants or are simply looking for great security options for your rental houses, Ring’s Video Doorbell is an incredible option. If you would like more information on security for your rental properties, or if you would like to hire a property manager to manage your rental properties and take tasks like security out of your hands, give us a call at Authority Property Management! We are property managers in Redding and have done property management in Redding and Shasta County for over twenty years and we would love to serve you in any way we can! Give us a call at (530) 410-6085.


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Creating Community in Apartment Complexes

Halloween: A Great Way to Create Community

Community kids Besides Christmas and Thanksgiving, Halloween is one of the most festive holidays in America. According to CNN, approximately 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. One thing that separates Halloween from all of the other major holidays in American is that it is a holiday where people are less likely to travel out of town. That makes Halloween a great opportunity for landlords to host an event that will create community and connection between the people in their housing developments. So what are some great ways that you as a landlord can create a sense of community if your property developments while also promoting safety? As property managers in Redding who have over 20 years of experience managing rental properties all over Shasta County, we would love to offer you some tips and suggestions.

1. DECORATION CONTEST – this is more geared towards apartment complexes, but one way to get people involved in the holiday and to create a sense of community is to have a decorating contest. Have your tenants decorate their porches, front door, or back balconies. A great way to get people involved in this is to offer some kind of prize to the tenant who decorates the best. An awesome prize would be a gift card!

2. HOST A POTLUCK COSTUME PARTY – another great way to build relationships with and create community between your tenants is to host a Halloween party where everyone dresses up and brings some sort of snack or drinks to share. Hosting a Halloween party is a creative and lighthearted way to create connection between people. Some ways that you can make your Halloween party appealing and entertaining are to have a costume contest, a dance floor with some awesome music, and some interactive games.  Community Events

3. KEEP KIDS SAFE – as a landlord or property manager, you can throw some Halloween festivities while also laying out some regulations that will keep everyone safe, especially kids. Make sure that your rental properties have proper lighting if you are planning on giving out candy to children. Be cautious of using actual candles in pumpkins. Use lights and candles that are safe for children and will not potentially create a fire hazard. Another great idea is to set up signs outside of your apartment or housing complexes to let kids know that you are open to trick or treaters. Another great children you can do to keep kids safe is give them glow stick bracelets and necklaces that they can wear so that people are aware of them. And lastly, another great way to keep everyone safe during this holiday is to increase your security.

If you are a landlord and would like more information on how you can create a sense of community in your housing developments, or if you would like to hire a property manager to create and build community in your rental properties, feel free to give us a call at Authority Property Management. We are property managers in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you in any way we can! Give us a call at (530) 410-6085.

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Tax Deductions for Landlords

Take Advantage of Your Tax Deductions as a Landlord

deductions for landlords Every year we are required to file taxes, and every year, too many landlords pay more taxes than they have to on their rental property income, all because they simply do not take advantage of the tax deductions that are available to them as landlords. As a landlord, if you are looking to make a profit off your rental properties rather than lose money, it is vitally important that you take advantage of the tax deductions that are available to you every year when you file your taxes. As property managers in Redding who have over twenty years of experience managing properties all over Shasta County, we would like to help you make more money by making you aware of what tax deductions you qualify for every year as a rental property owner. (more…)