One of the keys to success with owning rental property, especially in San Diego, is to have a good relationship with Tenants.

If tenant retention has been a problem for you in the past this article will provide you with seven tips you can use to improve the relationship with your tenants and keep them happy.

#1 – Start Your Relationship Right

From the very beginning you should be focusing on building a great relationship with your tenants. To do this you need to make sure you hand over a “turnkey” property.

  • Have the rental professionally cleaned, including the windows, sills, appliances, and carpets.
  • Don’t let minor repairs ruin a relationship. There may be the little things that you miss, but make sure lights are working, screens, smoke detectors, air filters are in good condition. Do the best to ensure there are no leaks or clogs in the drains.
  • Make sure all keys and remotes work and that if there are any parking passes or community keys/fobs, confirm that these are ready for your Tenant.

#2 – Stay Available To Your Tenants

One of the very best things you can do for all of your tenants is communication. You don’t need to be available 24-7 for everything, but responding within (1) day to most requests is important. Set the tone for the Tenant so they know what to expect. For emergencies, you definitely want to be able to respond within 1-2hrs max.

#3 – Don’t Surprise Your Tenants Unannounced

Remember that you do have to follow the law with your San Diego Tenants and this means that you have to give them an advance notice of at least 24 hours before you arrive to make repairs or inspect your rental property. This is the biggest issue because landlords often feel like they can inspect or even show up whenever. Don’t make this mistake or you can alienate your Tenant. A monthly drive by as well as one interior inspection every 4-6 months is about the most you can do.

#4 – Be Consistent

The rent is due on the first and is late on the 4th (or the 6th depending on your lease). Stick to your late fees and start the eviction process if rent is not received by the 6th. Do not bend for the sob story or you this behavior of not paying on time will continue. I have waived late fees in the past on a “one time” occurrence. But once we post the notice to pay or quit, that train doesn’t stop, no matter what, until the Tenant pays in full. Whatever you do, do not accept partial payment, you lose your leverage in eviction court if you do this. People scoff and say “that’s not reasonable” but when you have been doing this for as long as we have, you will realize that being consistent with rent and repairs is the most important thing you can do as a Landlord.

#5 – Resolve Problems Fast

If you own rental property in San Diego you should always resolve problems with tenants with the most reasonable solution. Don’t be so content to stick to the letter of the law, because the court doesn’t always give you that luxury. Be prepared to compromise on everything but the rent. If it’s a reasonable solution, than agree in writing and move forward. If the Tenant is a pest, then at lease renewal, they will be asked to move on…it’s a two way street, not always your way or the highway.

#6 – Reward Your Tenants

Last of all, but most important, don’t hesitate to reward your tenants if they pay their rent on time, or keep their rentals spotless, or do things to upgrade the home. Just paying the rent on time is not enough to make someone a good Tenant. We have many rude and vulgar Tenants who pay the rent on time and demand your home be perfect at all times at your expense. That’s not a good Tenant...

Remember it’s a relationship. For those Tenants who take care of your home and with whom you have a good working relationship, do not hesitate to give back. A yearly repair spree where you send in a handyman to make upgrades and improvements is a great thing. Professional carpet or house clean at no charge is another great reward. In addition, don’t be in such a hurry to raise the rent, or if you have to raise make only minimal increases. This is a relationship that needs to be a win-win for both sides.

Get Professional Help…Hire a Property Manager

For more information on easy things you can do to build the relationship with your San Diego Tenants, or to speak with us about San Diego Property Management, contact Goldenwest Management, Inc today by calling us at (858) 792-3442 or click here.

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Do you own one or more rental properties and are thinking about hiring a Phoenix Property Manager?

In this post we will provide you with tips on how to choose the right property management company and what professional management of your rental can offer you.

Before choosing a property management company make sure you do the following:

  1. Check the background of the property management company.
  2. Confirm that they offer good customer service.
  3. Meet with the property management company personally to see if you will feel comfortable with them and confident that they are going to listen to you.

Some of the benefits you will enjoy from choosing a property management company include the following:

  • Peace of mind – You won’t have to be concerned about potential legal issues surrounding your property, and you can have confidence that your property will be rented by a professional who knows and understands every facet of the law.
  • Expert tenant screening – Another benefit of hiring a property management company is that you can have confidence that your tenants will be professionally screened and the most qualified occupants will be living in your Phoenix Rental Property.
  • Always occupied – It doesn’t matter if the economy is up or down, with a property management company working for you, you can have confidence that your rental property will always be occupied.
  • Your middleman – When you hire a Phoenix Property Management company you will enjoy the benefit of having us be the “middleman” between you and your tenants so if an issue should arise you can have confidence that it will be handled without you having any interaction with the tenants at your property.
  • Expert maintenance – Your property management company will also handle all maintenance for your rental property so you won’t have to worry about landscaping, plumbing, electrical or any of the general maintenance which property managers have to traditionally perform on their properties.

Get Started With Property Management

To speak with the team of expert property managers at Golden West Management, Inc contact us today by calling (602) 765-4750 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

 

You’re ready to get out there and buy your first San Diego rental property but, although you’re excited about earning cash flow from your rental it’s important to realize that there are other things you have to think about when you own rentals including the following.

It Involves More than Just Collecting Rent

Yes you will be collecting rent from your tenants but, owning rental properties isn’t always just about making money from your rental, it’s also about owning capital assets and or overseeing work which may need to be done at some point on your properties.

Establish a Budget

Although you may be earning X dollars from your San Diego Rental Property each month, make sure that your rental will cover Y because, if you’re not able to save at least 5 to 10 percent from your rental property each year you won’t be able to save enough money to afford the down payment on another property.

Selecting a Tenant

Whenever you rent to a tenant you should always remember to do background checks including credit, criminal, and rental history because, even though you may be tempted to “go with your gut” when it comes to renting to a tenant, they might have something to hide and background checks can save you thousands of dollars.

Be prepared for Repairs

Repairs happen, so select contractors before you actually need them.

When you get that “Saturday evening” phone call about the plumbing backed up, the AC not working or the roof leaking, make sure you have companies that you can trust in your roldex. If you wait to browse google to find the “first available” contractor, you will get hit hard in the pocket book…not too mention how do you know they are going to actually respond quickly and produce solid workmanship. Hint, hint, the cheapest is not always the best.

Choose the Right Documents

In this day and age it’s easy to get the documents we need over the Internet for almost anything but, before you rent to a tenant make sure that you choose the right documents because, you may have downloaded a lease online but it could be contains clauses that are invalid in state where you own rental property. In addition, you may not understand the consequences of the “boiler plate” language and you may find that you are not well protected, or in some cases less protected then the Tenant.

Get a Property Management Professional

One of the most important things you want to do when getting started is to hire a property management company like Golden West Management, Inc. because, we will save you the time, money and hassle of managing your property yourself plus you will be able to devote more time to growing your portfolio and making more money from Real Estate.

To learn more about our property management services contact us today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (858) 792-3442.

Evictions Process in Nevada

By Goldenwest Management

Las Vegas, NEVADA – Are you thinking about the Evictions Process in Clark County, Nevada for one or more of your Las Vegas rental properties?

The eviction process is one of the most complicated aspects of owning rental property, and the most common reason why property owners encounter difficulties with evictions is because they lack a real understanding of the reasons to evict a tenant and how to start the process.

Disclaimer – Goldenwest Management is not an eviction company, or attorney, we are a professional property management company with experience in managing properties in Arizona, Nevada and California.

Here are our tips on the eviction process and how you should approach eviction in the future.

What Are The Reasons To Evict A Tenant?

Some of the reasons to evict a tenant include the following:

  • Tenants not paying rent - Sadly, this is one of the most common problems that landlords face. Unfortunately, Landlords shoot themselves in the foot right away because they fail to inforce the rules for rent payment or they allow tenants to “slide” and pay their rent when it’s convenient for them to pay it. This includes accepting partial payments, paying without penalty even after the lease calls for fines, and waiting too long to start the filing process.
  • Using the rental property illegally – This includes using drugs on the property or distributing illegal drugs.
  • Failure to follow the lease rules and regulations – Often times, Landlords take this term to mean they can evict the Tenant for any slight break in the rules. This is not true…violating the rules must be to the point to cause potentially irreparable damage to the property as to include health and safety violations for the home and or the neighbors.

The Evictions Process

  1. No earlier than the 5th calendar day of the month, serve a (5) day notice to pay or quit. Must be served at the property (by a process server) or sent via proof of mail.
  2. After (5) business days, file the eviction paperwork in the appropriate Clark county court.
  3. Serve your tenant with the court filed eviction summons. Have this done by a process server.
  4. A court date is then provided. The court will notify you via mail, but the best way to follow your case is to follow your case number online at the court website.
  5. Show up with the lease and all records of appropriate service of the notices. Make sure you bring and correspondence from the Tenant (and or receipts for repairs) as often times Tenants will get into court and lob “grenades” that things are not fixed, etc…
  6. If the judge buys the basic premise that the Tenant should have paid rent and didn’t (he will give them an opportunity to pay at that time) then the eviction will be granted.
  7. If the Tenant is a no show the court will automatically grant the eviction.
  8. After a few business days (depending on the court order it could be as much as a two weeks around the holidays) you can contact the constable to have them serve a 24hr notice.
  9. After the 24hr notice, the constable will give you a time to meet at the property and they will remove the Tenant.
  10. You will be required to have a locksmith onsite to change the locks…if you don’t have a locksmith present, they will NOT grant the lockout.

What about late fees, court costs, and lost rent

The law reads one way, but based solely on experience, the judge will rarely grant you any extra money outside the rent and maybe the late fees (which if the late fees are exorbitant, the judge may waive those as well).

Obviously if you have to evict the Tenant for payment, you will then have to send the Tenant an itemized security deposit return, and can include lost rent, the fees awarded by the court, and the cost of the locksmith. Any property damage can also be included, but make sure you have solid documentation.

You can then deduct the total costs of monetary damages from the security deposit you have on file, and send the Tenant a “balance due letter.”

Collecting that balance due is a whole another matter. Consult an attorney or collection agency about the best ways to go after a former Tenant. Often times, you will hear, the juice is not worth the squeeze, but many times simply obtaining and filing a judgment is enough due to the fact that years down the line, the Tenant may want to make a purchase or clean up their credit (or rent another home) and find that they can’t do so until they pay off outstanding judgments.

This is a general process that GWM follows in Las Vegas every month when filing evictions. There are a million different scenarios where we may tweak the process to meet the specific situation. Consult an attorney for specific legal questions.

Learn More about how GWM can help you with problem Tenants.

For more information about our eviction process or property management services, contact Golden west Management, Inc. today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (702) 685-7696.

Hiring

Director of Business Development

Location, Las Vegas, NV 89119

GoldenWest Management (GWM), a residential property management and sales firm with locations in Arizona, California, and Nevada is looking for an energetic and gifted sales person to help the company grow business in those respective regions.  Based out of Las Vegas, the Director of Business Development (DBD) will be responsible for the entire sales pipeline.  This position requires a person who has great verbal and written communication skills; time management skills; is comfortable soliciting both new property management and sales business; and is not afraid of taking the initiative in order to reach goals. The DBD will work with a wealth of leads - generated, drip, and formatted marketing campaign to grow the company’s portfolio of accounts on a month over month basis. Computer skills a must, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, and Outlook), including a basic familiarity with social media.

This position offers competitive pay ($42,000 to $54,000), including base pay, attainable bonuses and commissions, plus benefits that include health insurance, PTO, and transportation allowances.  

Requirements:

Mandatory

  • Excellent Communication Skills – Written and Verbal
  • Bachelor’s degree from a credited university
  • Sales experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Nevada Real Estate License (Good Standing) or willingness to acquire license
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Working vehicle transportation
  • Mobile telephone with email receiving capabilities and professional voicemail
  • Professional attire and appearance
  • Submit to criminal background and credit check as well as verification of references Conduct real estate activities in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes

Nice to Have

  • Working knowledge of social media tools including: Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Experience with CRM Tools (e.g., Salesforce)
  • In depth knowledge of the Las Vegas Real Estate market, and ability to learn the Phoenix and Southern California market.

To be considered for this position please email your resume and cover letter to info@gwm-pm.com

Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend 2015

By Goldenwest Management

Las Vegas 4th Of July Weekend 2015 is right around the corner. Are you ready for it?

In this post we will cover the best things to see and do during the 4th of July weekend so you know where you should be if you plan on visiting Las Vegas over the coming days.

Fireworks

Las Vegas is a great place to enjoy fireworks and you will be able to see them at the following hotels on the 4th of July.

** All shows begin between 9:00 pm and 9:15 pm

  • Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
  • Caesars Palace
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Stations Casinos

If you’re not going to be in Vegas around 9:00 pm you can find great fireworks shows just outside if the city at Boulder City and Henderson.

Some of the best places to view fireworks in Las Vegas include the following locations: Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub, Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris and Ghostbar at the Palms.

Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend 2015 Parties

Las Vegas is certainly one of the best places to party in the world, especially during the 4th of July 2015 Holiday Weekend.

Here are some of the best places to party on the 4th if you plan on coming to Las Vegas.

Stratosphere – There’s going to be tons of parties at the Stratosphere including the following:

  • Tower Party – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Level 10 Lounge Party – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
  • Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet lounge – 6:00 pm to ?

High Roller – There are a variety of 4th of July packages available via High Roller and they start at 7:00 pm.

Eifel Tower Experience – Party starts at 8:45 pm.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – Enjoy the 4th of July at Margaritavilla! This party includes an open call “grand bar” plus heavy appetizers.

Rent In Las Vegas

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By Golden West Management

If there was one thing I hear all the time when talking to clients about their important item their property manager pays attention to, it’s finding a great Tenant. And I agree, the key to success with owning rental property in San Diego is knowing how to find an “A Rated” Tenant.

What is an A Rated San Diego tenant?

“A Rated” Tenants have the following tangible characteristics that we as property managers look for when we are screening prospects:

  • Credit Score – All Tenants must have a minimum of a 685 FICO score (or cumulative Average over 700).
  • Income Verification – Tenants have verifiable paystubs (not some word document cut up) showing their gross take home pay is 2.5 times the monthly rent.
  • Rental history verified from previous landlord, with more preference given to prospects who rented from a professional management company.
  • No Felonies of any kinds.

Sadly many San Diego property owners fail at doing the most basic screening required to protect themselves from the next unqualified Tenant.

What if the Tenant isn’t “A Rated”?

Of course not all prospects are going to be “A Rated” on paper, and not all “A Rated” Tenants are a bed of roses. But you have to have some basic guidelines in place before you begin to make calculated exceptions.

  1. Throw “intuition” to the wind. If you search someone’s Facebook to rely on whether they will take care of your home, or if you think that all those nice emails and friendly phone calls are going made you “friends” now you never have to worry about the renting being late is just nonsense.
  2. Don’t ignore red flags: Every time there is a “story” involved, you should immediately run for the hills. People with bad credit can usually some it up in one sentence what happened and it’s enough to move on: “I had a bankruptcy in 09 after I lost my job” or “I have medical collections from 2012 when I was hospitalized for 3 days.”
  3. Utility collections and Evictions: If it shows that they have collections from an Apartment or Utility service, you should not rent to them unless they can show proof of cleared account. This says there is a high probability that they have been evicted or broken a lease which means they won’t have an issue doing it again. Be advised that prospects may have paid back those debts, so ask them to obtain proof from the Apartment or previous landlord.

If a prospect is deficient in one area, then make sure they can make up for it in another. For example, if the Tenant has a foreclosure on their record and their score is in the low 600’s, but they show paying every other basic trade line on time and make a lot more than 2.5 times the rent, you would have grounds for considering them. Perhaps a little extra in deposit, or maybe a few months in advance will be enough to take care of what it would cost to have to evict them ($500 - $1000+).

The goal is to make an educated decision based on the factual background history of the applicant, and not based on “gut feelings” or “good rapport.”

Family Members and Pets

This is most important and something we need have to remind Landlord’s all the time. Just because applicants may have pets or lots of kids (or grandma and grandpa) living with them doesn’t make them a bad prospect.

Pets are a huge part of today’s modern family, and GWM has found that “A Rated” prospects don’t let their pets or children destroy a home. They don’t want the dog or cat peeing on the floors any more than you do. They certainly don’t want little Johnny or Susie coloring on your favorite bedroom walls. Most important, these people have the credit and income that they want to protect…they don’t want to lose their security deposit or wind up in court where there good credit can be ruined for a long time.

What Do You Gain By Hiring A Property Manager?

If you’ve been searching for a Tenant in the wrong places then it’s time to hire GoldenWest Management, Inc to manage your rental property in San Diego.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Complete background checks
    • Tenant credit
    • Criminal record
    • Paystub verification
    • Rental history verification
  • Professional showings of your property (strangers aren’t unaccompanied at your home)
  • Standard operating procedures to deal with Service and Support Animal requests as well as Disability need and fair housing course qualified…you don’t want to have HUD at your door.

Our experienced property management staff is especially efficient at managing single and multi-family properties in San Diego so you can focus on your family, work, or your golf game.

We have over 15 years in property management and have the skills you need to negotiate a landlord friendly lease with new San Diego tenants every time.

Contact GoldenWest Management, Inc

To learn more about how our property management services call GoldenWest Management Inc today by calling us at (858) 792-3442 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

San Diego Renters

By GoldenWest Management, Inc.

You just purchased a new rental property and like many property owners have found that it’s not always easy when it comes to connecting with the right San Diego Renters.

Thanks to the internet there are literally hundreds of websites and resources online which you can use to connect with more renters and have a larger pool of prospects to choose from when renting your property including the following:

#1 Rentals.com – top paid site around

#2 Zillow/Trulia – top free site around and now a merged company

#3 RealRentals.com – free site and will syndicate your listing to a million other sites

#4 AHRN.com – specific to Military families

#5 Craigslist – you have to syndicate every week though because thousands of people lists home every week, and your home gets pushed down

#6 Hotpads – Lists property on a map like platform

Unfortunately, none of these sites help with the following:

  1. Taking calls and “setting appointments”.
  2. Conducting showings.
  3. Screening prospects.
  4. Preventing scams – yes without a company platform, it is easy for scammers to take your posted listing and pictures a duplicate it for a scam.
  5. You get very little syndication, which professional companies like GWM syndicate to over 50 sites throughout the web.

Sadly, although these resources are convenient none of them are going to negotiate a landlord friendly lease term.

To save time and money with managing your San Diego Rental Property  hire a skilled property management team to professionally manage your rental property.

Find More San Diego Renters

To save time and money with San Diego Property Management contact GoldenWest Management by calling us at (858) 792-3442 or click here.

Phoenix Rental Property

By GoldenWest Management, Inc

Phoenix, Arizona – Are you just getting started with owning Phoenix Rental Property? If so, here are 5 tips you can use to manage your portfolio of income properties efficiently and grow your business.

Tip #1 – Always Screen Your Tenants

Never go with your “gut instinct” when it comes to your tenants, you should always screen your tenants by checking their credit, background history, references and work references.  Don’t make it an emotional decision, it will protect your home as well as keep HUD (Fair housing) away from any type of discrimination complaints. If you don’t have a set approval process (heuristic of some sort) you run a high chance of having a case brought against you…and it doesn’t require a lawyer for a jilted prospect to make your life miserable.

The tenant screening process is a vital part of owning any rental because it will give you the best opportunity to protect yourself. We have a great saying in our office, “once they are in, their in.”

Tip #2 – Get Everything in Writing

Always document your relationship with your tenants including if they complain about different issues, or have complaints made against them, because, a written history will only protect you if you need to one day face your tenant in court. Demand that they provide a move-in inspection report. Don’t think that because they don’t send a condition statement, that when they move out, you will be in the clear. The onus is on YOU, the landlord, to give them every opportunity to note any issues with the property.

Tip #3 – Use Your Head with Security Deposits

When it comes to security deposits you never want to do things on the fly. You must have a clear system for collecting, settling and holding security deposits because, return of the security deposit is one of the top reasons why most property owners find themselves in a dispute after a tenant moves out when they could have avoided disputes by being clear from the very beginning.

In Arizona, a private owner can commingle the security deposit in a personal account, just so long as you maintain proper accounting records.

But when it comes time to move out, you have (14) business days to send a deposit disposition, including any remaining balance left over (depending on deductions) to the Tenant. We recommend certified return receipt if you mail the refund.

Most important, the Tenant’s security deposit is not your slush fund to remodel your home…for those landlords who think that you can hit the tenant for all repairs (full paint job, brand new floors) you are in for a surprise in Maricopa County small claims court.

Tip #4 – Keep Your Word about Repairs

Things will break down over time at your Phoenix Rental Property and it’s important to always keep your word with tenants about when they can expect to have repairs made since some tenants may consider withholding rent or moving out without notice if they classify your rental as not habitable.

You have 48hrs to address habitability issues – think about when the AC goes out on a Saturday in July. After that the Tenant has the right to fix the problem and deduct it from the rent or go get a hotel and deduct the accommodations from the rent. Make sure you have contractors that will respond or you will have issues.

Tip #5 – Don’t just show up at your rental home.

I hate to break it to many landlords, but you have the right to “reasonable” inspections…which I have personally seen the court say anything less than quarterly is not going to fly. In addition you have to give written 48hr notice prior to stepping foot on the property unless its an emergency repair. The court will not let you “disturb” the tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment of the property, regardless of whether you think you were had a right to be at the home or not.

Get Phoenix Rental Property

Review the above items…if you don’t live close to the home, there is no reason for you as individual to ever roll the dice of managing a property on your own. Even if you live right down the street, if you don’t aren’t an expert in landlord-tenant law, you absolutely should consider hiring a property manager. Those (5) tips are just small samples of what professional property managers in phoenix like the staff at GoldenWest Management deal with every day, for hundreds of properties.

Phoenix Rental Property

For more information about Phoenix or Scottsdale Property management contact GoldenWest Management, Inc today by calling us at (602) 765-4750 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

San Diego Rental Property

By GoldenWest Management, Inc.

SAN DIEGO – One of the best ways you can attract a better quality Tenant for your San Diego Rental Property is to create a home which sets itself apart from the neighborhood competition.

In today’s post, GoldenWest Management, Inc. located in Carmel Valley shares with you 10 ideas you should incorporate to start attracting the “A” rated Tenants. This is applicable whether your home is in Del Mar, 4S Ranch or La Jolla, these tips work everywhere her in San Diego.

Step 1 – Price, Price, Price!!!

Before we talk about things that will cost you money, take a second to review your competition.

The market does not care what your mortgage and total overhead cost is, the market sets the rental price on:

  • What the neighborhood says your type of home (size,bdm,ba,amenities) should rent for…usually it is a set range, and then
  • The time of year, ease of showing, overall condition of the property.

Tip - Because you have $50k in upgrades does not make your home worth 25% more than the market, but, it absolutely will get people to climb over each other to rent it at a little above market.

Step 2 – Spruce up Curb Appeal

Take the time to improve curb appeal by adding potted plants and or flowers to the front of home; painting the front door, clean up the walk way, spruce up the stucco (when was the last time you hosed it down)…buy a new mail box and removing any trash or debris which may have been left by previous tenants.

Step 3 – Improve the Kitchen

Yes, you may be on a budget, but, you can affordably renovate the kitchen in your rental property by doing a basic kitchen renovation which consists of:

  • Sanding and repainting or staining cabinets.
  • Adding new hardware to drawers or cabinet doors.

For $700 you can stain/repaint old cabinets, add new knobs, and self-closing hinges. This is much better than spending $20k on a new kitchen.

Upgrade the lighting (yes that old box light on the ceiling should be removed).

Add a new faucet ($75 to $100 cost).

If you have money left over, think about upgrading flooring (laminate wood)…in a small space can be done inexpensively or you can even do it yourself.

Step 4 – Renovate the Bathrooms

Another great way to attract the perfect renters for your rental home in San Diego is to renovate the bathrooms in your property.

Picture frame mirror, new light fixtures, new faucet and lastly new towel racks can be done relatively inexpensively…caulk the tubs or add on a glass slider to the old tub and you have a whole new bathroom.

Step 5 – Create an Outdoor Space

If your Rental Property doesn’t have a well-defined outdoor space you should consider creating one, especially by lights, zero-scaping, colorful plants, and when possible patio furniture and grill. People want a place to relax or entertain that is outside.

Step 6 – Thoroughly Clean Your San Diego Rental Property

Before listing your San Diego Rental take the time to thoroughly clean it from top to bottom since most renters will be “turned off” by a dirty rental property.

Every Landlord who has ever said, “oh I cleaned it myself” or “we can just wait until after its rented to have a professional clean and carpet clean” is just not thinking…seriously, would you go buy a new car and be happy to see debris and dirt inside?

People need to see your home at its best, so take a few hours, better yet PAY A PROFESSIONAL and get the place taken care of.

Step 7 – Take Great Pictures of Your Rental

The last step is to take great pictures of your rental property before you list it for rent.

Consider hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of your property since this will eliminate you having to shoot those pictures yourself. $125 - $150 will get you 30 high gloss digital photos that you will have for years.

People choose a property manager and a home rental online…they simply “swipe right” those ads with bad pictures.

Save Money on Managing Your San Diego Rental Property 

Are you tired of managing everything about your San Diego rental yourself and are ready for a change?

Contact GoldenWest Management, Inc. today to learn more about our affordable property management services and how we will free up your time so you can spend more time building your portfolio of San Diego Rental Properties.

Call us at (858) 792-3442 or CLICK HERE to connect with us through our website.