Riverside Property Management Blog

Quality Contractors vs. Cheap Contractors

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Considering a remodel on your kitchen, bathroom, or possibly renovating your investment property. Are you dreading the process of looking for a contractor or contractors to do the job?Choosing a quality contractor can be a daunting task, but contrary to what many believe, finding one does not require a forbidden act of black magic, sacrif...

Rental Agreement: 10 Things You Should Know Before Signing

Friday, July 6, 2018
Today is the day you move into your new home! Before you can do that, you have to sign your rental agreement or lease and get the keys to your home.  A rental agreement is legally binding, and its purpose is to protect both the resident and the owner and/or property management company. Let’s be real here for a moment, reading a...

How to remove those foul odors in your rental property

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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...

6 Factors Can Make or Break Your Rental Property Investment

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Investing for your financial future requires more than just finding and purchasing a property at a good price. You did your research and have decided you want to make rental property investing your path to financial security. You’re understandably anxious to find your first property and start collecting rental income. But before you...

Property Management Companies: Real Property Management Vs Renters Warehouse

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Are you thinking about leasing out your home? Not sure you want to be a landlord and deal with all the headaches that come with it? Should you hire a property management company? Do you go with a franchise property management company or a Ma and Pa company? So many questions that need to be answered, but where to start? Start...

Tips for Rehabbing Home Properties: For Rent or For Sale

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I'm not sure why the title of this article, Rehabbing Houses for Sale or Rent, makes me think of the old Roger Miller song King of the Road, but it does. Maybe it's just the words Sale or Rent. Or perhaps it's because I actually wrote alternative lyrics some time ago, that started something like..."Rehab for sal...

How to Find Honest Contractors: Tips for Choosing the Best And how to minimize your risk when choosi...

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Looking for an honest and reliable contractor? They come in all types, from plumbing to pool contractors, to landscapers, electricians, you name it. I believe that most, the majority that is, are honest contractors, hard-working men, and women, people who have opted for the joy of fixing things and daily changes of scenery instead o...

7 benefits of using ACH/Direct Deposit for your rental payments

Monday, February 12, 2018
When was the last time you physically went to the bank to make a deposit? With all the new technological advances, making deposits or receiving money from a third party has become a breeze. Online banking has made substantial improvements, and now ACH/Direct Deposit payments are becoming the new norm. Read on to find out the benefits of s...

Here’s the No. 1 Property Management Tip for Beginners

Friday, February 2, 2018
You’ve just bought your first single-family home rental property. One of the first questions you ask yourself is, "Who will manage it?"You have three options.Do it yourself, and give up any free time you currently enjoy.Hire a low-cost property manager who might help collect rents and take care of maintenance and repair ta...

6 Tenant Responsibilities When Moving out of a Rental Property

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
You are moving out of your rental property, the place you have called home for the last twelve months, maybe even longer. The process of moving is overwhelming, finding a new place to live, packing up all your stuff, and worrying about getting your deposit back.Knowing what to expect when you move out will make the process a lot easier. C...

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