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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.

Fireplaces in Rentals

The Dangers of Renting Out Homes With Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

Are you a landlord who is looking to invest in houses or apartments that you can rent out to people? If so, as you are checking out rental properties to invest in, you may want to take into account whether or not the properties have a wood stoves or wood burning fireplace. Why? Because you could be taking a major risk renting out a properties that have wood stoves or wood burning fireplaces to groups of tenants who may or may not have any sort of knowledge as to how to take care of or run a wood stove or wood burning fireplace. And as a landlord who is most likely looking to make a profit off of renting out your properties to tenants, I’m sure the last thing you would want is for your investment to literally go up in flames. So what kind of fireplaces should you look for as you check out potential rental properties?  Fireplaces vs Woodstove

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Social Media for Rentals

Use Social Media to Your Advantage

Are you a landlord who is looking for new ways to attract tenants to your rental properties? If so, you may want to think about using social media to your advantage. According to a New York Times article, Facebook said that the average amount of time that users spent on Facebook, Instagram, and the Messenger app in 2016 were almost an hour every day. According to the company statistics for YouTube, the average time spent on YouTube per mobile session is 40 minutes and the average number of YouTube views per day is a staggering one billion views. And when it comes to finding housing, people are much more likely to search for housing through online websites today than they are to look for housing in newspapers or directories. All this to say, in this day and age, if you are wanting to attract new tenants to your rental properties, one of the greatest ways that you can do so is by using social media to create an awareness of your rental properties and to reach those who might be searching for housing.
So what are some ways that you can use the internet and social media to your advantage as a landlord? First off, list your rental property or properties on housing websites. For example, if you are renting out a property in Redding, California, a great website to list your rental property on is ivisitredding.com. Some other websites that would be great to list your properties on that are the most viewed websites for housing are rent.com, apartments.com, zillow.com, craigslist.com, homes.com, trulia.com, realtor.com, HotPads.com, and rentalsource.com. These are websites that would be good for you to list your rental properties on. And when it comes to listing your properties, make sure you upload professional photos of the outside and inside of your rentals properties. People are more likely to click on listings that have photos, and even more likely to click on listings that have high-quality photos.
So how can social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube help you attract new tenants? It’s simple. People like business owners and companies that are more personal. They like to invest in owners or companies that they feel like they “know”. This is why we currently see business owners adding blog posts to their websites. It makes things more personal and gives the reader or customer a sense of “connection” with the business owner or company. So what are some ideas of how you can use Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to attract and connect with people who are searching for housing?
Here are a few ideas:    social media
1. Create a Facebook page for yourself as a landlord if you only own a few rental units or for the name of your complex if you own an apartment complex or a large number of units.
2. Invite people in the city or county you are located in to like, follow, or engage with your page.
3. Post links to the websites your rental properties are listed on your Facebook consistently, but not too much. Once a day is great! You don’t want to overwhelm people, but you want to make them aware of the rental properties you have available.
4. Make short, personal YouTube videos sharing details about the rentals properties you have available and sharing your values as a landlord. This is an amazing idea to implement! People want to feel like they know and have a good feeling about a potential landlord before they commit. Communicate your heart and values as a landlord. Upload them to YouTube and post the links to the videos on your Facebook page. Upload the videos to Instagram as well! Another amazing idea is to have former tenants who had a great experience give a short video review that you can also post to your Facebook page and Instagram profile!
These are just a few ideas of how you can build an online presence for yourself as a landlord. If you would like more ideas as to how you can use social media platforms to your advantage, feel free to call us at Authority Property Management! We are property managers in Redding who have done property management in Redding and Shasta County for over 20 years. We would love to help you in any way we can! Call us at (530) 410-6085.

 

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Short-Term Rentals

Great Options for Short-Term Renting Seasons

Are you transitioning to something new for a short season and thinking about renting your home out to people? Maybe your work is 30+ miles away, and you are tired of driving back and forth, but you don’t want to sell your home or permanently move out of the city you are currently residing in. Maybe you have decided to spend a short season abroad traveling, studying, or doing some work and you don’t want to sell your house because you know your time overseas is only going to be short-term. So what are some great options if you are in this kind of a predicament? As property managers in Redding and Shasta County who have years of experience under our belts, we would love to offer some suggestions that could help you out.     Short-Term

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Holidays can build connections

Making the Most of the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is around the corner. And as a landlord, the holidays are an excellent opportunity to build connections with or mend connections with your tenants. Intentionality is incredibly impactful when it comes to your relationships with your tenants. Putting in a little extra intention and effort around the holidays when it comes to showing your tenants that you care about having a connection with them will go a long way. You will not only gain a great relationship with your tenants, but you will also build a great reputation for yourself as a landlord as well as obtain great reviews from your current tenants to gain new tenants in the future. So what are some ways you can make the most of this Christmas season when it comes to building greater relationships with your tenants? As property managers in Redding and Shasta County who have over twenty years of experiencing managing rental properties, we would like to offer some suggestions that we feel are great for building greater connections with your tenants.Holidays

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Good Tenants and Bad Tenants

Keeping Good Tenants and Removing Bad Tenants

 

As a landlord, your biggest job is to find good tenants and to keep good tenants long-term so that you have low maintenance costs and low vacancy rates. Good tenants are those who pay their rent on time, respect you as their landlord, respect the property, and respect the other tenants that live at the rental property. However, if you want to keep good tenants renting your properties long-term, it is going to be important that you keep bad tenants out of your rental homes or apartments.      good tenants avoiding bad tenants

 

A person who could be considered a bad tenant would be someone who does not pay their rent on-time, does not respect you as their landlord, does not respect the rental property, or does not respect the other tenants living at the rental property. And while it may seem harsh to ask someone to move out of your rental home or apartment, it is actually wise in the long run.
As a landlord, it is important that you think about all of the tenants who live at your rental property rather than just the one tenant that you are thinking about asking to leave. If you have one bad tenant who is a disruption to fifteen good tenants that live in your apartment complex, it makes sense to ask the one bad tenant to leave because if they stay, it could actually cause you to potentially lose fifteen good tenants.

 

Good tenants are looking for housing where they feel safe and respected. Because of this, it is incredibly important that you as a landlord stay observant as to what is happening at your rental properties and eliminate any disturbances that could be causing your good tenants to feel unsafe or disrespected. For example, if you notice that one of your tenants is having suspicious behavior that could be associated with doing or dealing drugs, it is vitally important that you confront their behavior and if there are drugs involved, that you ask that tenant to move out. This is an extreme case, but it is important that your rental properties be safe enough for families with children. And thinking about what you would or would not want to have around children is a great way to determine whether you should keep a tenant or ask a tenant to leave.good tenants vs bad tenants

 

If you have other questions or would like more information about how you can best manage your rental properties as a landlord, feel free to give us a call at Authority Property Management. Or, if you would like to hire a property manager to handle manage your tenants for you, we would love to serve you! We are property managers in Redding who have done property management in Redding and Shasta County for over twenty years! Feel free to give us a cal at (530) 410-6085.

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Authority Property Management Sponsor ‘House Talk’ Radio Show


We are super excited to announce that we are now a sponsor for the "House Talk" Radio Show on Saturday Mornings that services Shasta County real estate.Authority Property Management Redding CA. Redding Rentals and homes "House Talk"

The House Talk Radio show is hosted by the Dennis and Meg Grotting at  Grotting & Associates. House Talk is a real estate talk show that is on each week on Saturday mornings. The show has been on the air going all the way back to 1998. The show spends time educating the public on real estate related matters.  Often times they have guests on the show to talk about other facets of real estate such as lending, home inspecting, credit issues, and other related topics. They have been kind enough to have us on the radio a few times to help folks pick up tips in rental properties and the management of them in Redding CA. They also, offer some air time each week for real estate agents to call in and announce open houses for homes that are for sale.Authority Property Management company car in front of Redding Radio "House Talk"

 

 

 

 

We were last on the show 9-17-2016 Click below to listen.

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Handling Tenant Complaints

How To Handle Tenant Complaints

As hard as you try to keep all of your tenants happy as a landlord, receiving complaints from your tenants is still almost unavoidable. However, handling complaints that you may receive from your tenants doesn’t have to be as intense as some people make it out to be. As property managers in Redding who have over twenty years of experience managing properties all over Shasta County, we would love to help you handle your tenants’ complaints with ease by offering you some of our best advice in the manner.

1. Listen – if one of your tenants has a complaint, regardless of what your input or opinion is on the matter, make it your top priority to listen to and understand what your tenant is experiencing. If your tenant doesn’t feel heard, known, or respected, there is a high chance that the complaint can blow up into a conflict quickly. If you want to prevent a huge conflict, make it a priority to approach your tenant with respect.

2. Be available and responsive – if your tenant has a complaint, but does not feel like you are available or care to respond to their complaint, that will leave room for conflict. Your tenant will lose respect for you as a landlord and that can damage your relationship with that tenant. Be available and responsive during 9:00AM-5:00AM work hours. However, it is definitely ok to set some boundaries with your tenants. If your tenants are continually trying to contact you after work hours or late at night, you are not necessarily responsible to respond to them during that time unless it could be an emergency. Be sure to know what would be considered an emergency and what would not be considered an emergency so that you can decide whether it is necessary to respond or to set a boundary in those moments.

3. Stay professional – when one of your tenant is upset and emotional about something, the worst thing that you can do as a landlord is to emotionally react to their complaint. For example, if your tenant is expressing their frustration by yelling at you, the worst thing that you can do is yell back. That will only communicate that you don’t respect him or her and that you aren’t concerned about his or her complaint. Remain professional by detaching from your emotions and seeking to understand.

4. Resolve the matter in a timely manner – depending on how pressing the issue is with your tenant, do your best to prioritize resolving the issue as quickly as possible. If you can’t resolve the matter right away, be sure to communicate to your tenant how much of a priority it is to you to resolve it.

If you would like more information on how you can best handle your tenants’ complaints, or if you would like to hire a property manager to handle those issues for you, feel free to give us a call at Authority Property Management! We do property management in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you in any way that we can. Feel free to call us at (530) 410-6085.

 

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Landlord-tenant Relationships

Keep Your Landlord Hat On

We hold many different roles and titles as people. Some of the roles and titles that you have may include a daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother, coach, mentor, pastor, friend, cook, social worker, teacher, businessman, businesswoman, manager, landlord, etc. Imagine that each one of the roles that you have is a hat that you have the ability to put on or take off. If you are reading this blog post, it is most likely because one of your roles is a landlord. And as a landlord, it is important that you don’t confuse your hats and that you keep your landlord hat on as you interact with your tenants.    Landlord Hats

A tenant-landlord relationship must be treated as a business relationship. As a landlord, it is your responsibility to keep your tenant relationships business professional. That can be a challenging thing to do if you build great, personal connections with your tenants. A tenant may come to you with something personal or may want you to be understanding of their side of things and offer them some grace. And because you have built a good relationship with that tenant and feel care and concern for him or her, you may feel like it would be wrong not to offer them that grace. But as a landlord, you need to be intentional about not confusing your hats and keeping your landlord hat on. It is not your responsibility to put on the “father” hat or the “social worker” hat with your tenants. The reality is that you are his or her landlord and the relationship you have with him or her is ultimately a business professional relationship. You are running a rental business and your tenants must follow through on their end of the agreement if your business is going to thrive.

The best way to go about a situation like this is to first seek to understand your tenant’s situation and to show him or her that you genuinely care about what he or she is experiencing. Then, begin to figure out how you can best resolve the situation without compromising what you require as a landlord.

If you have any questions or would like more information on how you can maintain great relationships with your tenants, feel free to call us at 530-410-6085! We are property managers in Redding who do property management in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you with anything you may need!

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Tenant-landlord relationships

Creating and Maintaining a Great Relationship with Your Landlord
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When it comes to having a great tenant-landlord relationship, it is a two-way street. While Landlords cannot expect to have great relationships with their tenants if they are not maintaining their end of the relationships, tenants also cannot expect to have great relationships with their landlords if they are not maintaining their end of the relationships. A great tenant-landlord relationship happens when both the tenant and the landlord make an intentional effort at creating and maintaining a great relationship. As property managers in Redding who have over twenty years of experience working with tenants and landlords, we would like to offer some tips on how you as a tenant can create and maintain a great relationship with your landlord.

  1. Respect your landlord – One of the number one things that can make or break a relationship is disrespect. If your landlord feels that you do not respect him or her, it can easily prevent you from having a great relationship with him or her. Showing your landlord that you respect him or she is an immediate open door for creating, building and maintaining a great relationship with him or her.
  2. Maintain great communication – When it comes to creating and maintaining a great relationship with your landlord, it is vital that you as a tenant have open, honest, and consistent communication and that you are also understanding and receptive towards what your landlord communicates to you. The way that you communicate actually communicates whether or not you value a relationship with your landlord. Be honest and open, be consistent, be respectful, and be receptive and responsive.
  3. Respect your home or apartment – There is a high probability that your landlord put time, energy, effort, and money into making your living space nice for you. If your landlord walks into the home or apartment and sees it trashed or damaged, it could hurt your relationship with him or her because that can communicate to him or her that you do not value the property.
  4. Pay your rent on time – Not paying your rent on time can potentially negatively affect your landlord’s finances. If you are unable to come through on your rent, or if you are late on your rent payment, that will fall back on your landlord and can negatively affect their finances (because they may have to dish out some money to cover you) and their credit score. Making your rent payments on time will prevent those things from happening and will keep things great between you and your landlord.
  5. Read and honor your lease agreement – Your landlord takes time to put together a lease agreement for you before you move into the home or apartment. It is important that you fully read through the lease agreement and that you abide by it. It can be frustrating to a landlord for him or her to have to re-explain things when they took the time to clearly lay them out in the lease agreement. Make sure you read it all the way through and then stick to it!

If you have any questions or would like more information on how you can maintain a great relationship with your landlord as a tenant, feel free to call us at 530-410-6085! We do property management in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you with anything you may need!

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