Riverside Property Management Blog

Preparing a House for Rental: 7 Effective Ways to Attract Residents

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
“Oh My Goodness, I’m about to have a vacancy in my rental. What to do, what to do?!” Well, you’re in the right spot, right now, as we’re about to tell you the seven most effective ways to prepare your house for rental.You can look at a pending vacancy as a bad thing, but why do this to yourself? Isn’t l...

How to Identify Pet Damage in Your Rental Property

Monday, December 14, 2020
Here's a topic I don't touch every day, but it is one that comes up often enough that it bears talking about: How to Identify Pet Damage in Your Rental Property.This should seem pretty straightforward; one would think, right? It is in some ways, but it isn't as easy as one may assume, not all the time.Picture This:You walk int...

Property Management Property Inspections

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Are property inspections necessary? The short answer? An emphatic YES!If you have a rental property, how much do you know about what goes on there day by day? You may think you know? Or maybe this question keeps you up at night! Servicing nearly 3,000 properties, we have come across thousands of landlords that feel just like you, ner...

Landscaping Your Rental Property Yard: Why it’s Important

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Okay, landscaping your rental property’s yard is a topic that may make you cringe, and possibly make you feel like you are dying a little if you own a rental property.By all means, stay calm and come along on a short journey with us. We’ll explain it all and make this topic sensible for you, after all, everything is simple if ...

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...

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...

How to Get My Security Deposit Back

Thursday, August 15, 2019
You’ve decided to move out of your home, and you want to get your complete security back or at least the majority of it. That begs the question, “How do I get my security deposit back?”. Clean is clean, right? Ah, and therein lies the rub; one person's clean is not necessarily another's. It's mighty subjectiv...

Deferred Maintenance vs. Preventative Maintenance

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
“Good Morning Mr. Smith, this is Steve with Management One, I am calling regarding the recent annual inspection I completed on your property located at 5514 N. Pecan Ave. There are several items we should discuss, some are items that we can wait to repair, and others should be done now to prevent further damage.”The above conv...

Earthquake Emergency Kit - What Do You Need?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Here in Southern California, like many places in the world, one thing everyone should have is an earthquake emergency kit. There are approximately 10,000 quakes annually just in California. Earthquakes, a violent act involving the movement and tearing of the planet's crust, are a natural disaster waiting to happen, so much so that the...

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