Riverside Property Management Blog

Professional Property Management VS Self-Management: How Best Manage Your Property

Friday, July 31, 2020
You have a rental property, now what? Do you manage the property yourself or hire a property management company? I mean really; how hard can it be to manage a rental property? You place an ad on Craig’s List, maybe put a “For Rent” sign in the yard, take a couple of calls from tenants, ask a couple of questions, and plac...

5 Property Improvements that Aren't Worth the Money

Friday, June 19, 2020
Rental properties need constant upkeep, just like an owner-occupied property does. However, as a property owner - or even as a renter (because you're going to buy a house one day, yes?) - there are home improvements that are simply not worth the money. I might just go overboard on this topic... Oh, and by the way, some items ARE worth...

5 Essential Spring-Cleaning Items

Friday, April 24, 2020
You may not think about spring cleaning; I don't. At all. Oh, sure, there are those folks out there who make whole lists and plan their 'after winter' cleaning, but I can guarantee you that you do spring clean, even if you don't think you do. Watch your routine; you will note that you are doing just a little more than usua...

Repairs...The Necessary Evil of Owning a Rental Property

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Owning a rental property comes with its share of benefits and some pitfalls, and repairs fall into the latter category. But I think repairs tend to get a bad rap, or the resident gets accused of being too needy or picky. And while that might be the case sometimes, it’s not the case most of the time. Much like you or I, we desir...

Landlord Insurance Policies: Are You Covered?

Monday, December 23, 2019
One of the things that I am constantly preaching to new clients and existing clients is “make sure you have the proper insurance in place”. Not all insurance policies are created equally, a homeowner's insurance policy is not the same as a landlord policy, and a landlord policy is not the same as a renter’s insurance...

Renting a Home From A Private Owner VS Property Management Company

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Should you rent from a private owner or a property management company?The answer really boils down to your preference. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. In this article, I will share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly that I have witnessed in the property management business. So, let’s dive in!DefinitionsDefin...

Rental Property Scams: 7 tips to avoid being scammed

Monday, December 2, 2019
With the internet and all our devices mobile now, it makes everything easy and convenient for us. However, with that comes those who want to take advantage of this convenience – the online Scammers, especially rental property scams.In Property Management, online Scammer creates quite a challenge. These individuals find listings of p...

Should I Hire A Property Management Company?

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Deciding to hire a property manager can be a challenging process. Maybe you have heard horror stories about property management companies not doing their jobs. Perhaps you’ve self-managed your rental property for years, and now you are looking to retire and move to the Bahamas. Or maybe you’ve never managed before and aren&rsq...

How to remove those foul odors in your rental property

Friday, October 18, 2019
When you reminisce about anything that brought you joy or something that wasn’t so pleasant what is a detail that runs through your head? As for me I always remember the smell. When I think of my Fiancé, I reminded of how good he smells and how much I loved his cologne the very first day we met.  When I smell a newborn b...

Fire Safety: Learn How You can Prevent a House Fire

Friday, September 27, 2019
If only Smokey the Bear hung out in people’s homes during fire prevention month when he’s not chilling in the forest, a lot of mayhem could be avoided. On the other hand, a bear in the house isn’t that great an idea either. That, and a single month for fire prevention? Seem, oh, I don’t know, 11 months shy?!?It&rsq...

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