Riverside Property Management Blog

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...

How to Identify Pet Damage in Your Rental Property

Friday, May 10, 2019
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 straight forward; 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 ...

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...

Smoke Detectors - Why Are They Important?

Monday, January 28, 2019
That may seem like a silly question, right? Smoke detectors save lives, pretty simple. However, you might be surprised at how incredibly lackadaisical many folks are about these small, rarely noticed boxes of vigilance.According to the National Fire Protection Association “Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States res...

Rental Homes vs. Apartment Living vs. Owning

Thursday, December 20, 2018
You know, it's the dream of all young adults to have their own space. A place to hang your hat and call home. Sometimes it's the dream of older folks too. Shelter is a basic human need. Just as important as food, or clothing. Whether that be in an apartment or otherwise, a home is a necessity. However, there is a distinction betwe...

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...

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...

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

Friday, November 24, 2017
“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...

Landlord Insurance Policies: How to tell if you have the best coverage

Friday, November 17, 2017
As a property owner, you naturally have homeowner’s insurance, however, if you have one or more rental properties, you will want to have a landlord insurance policy, also known as rental property insurance or rental dwelling insurance. Why is that? Well, bad things happen, and you’d like to have some peace of mind, and keep yo...

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