Property Management Learning Center
Property Management Resources
Portola Property Management is here to be your local resource for Santa Cruz rental properties.
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Property Management Coaching
If you’re a property manager or a landlord struggling to keep your business running, we understand.
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Classes and Seminars
We offer landlord classes every summer and fall. If you’re a landlord or thinking about buying rental real estate, come to one of these classes.
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When you’re advertising your property, showing it to prospects, and screening applications, you’re looking for a great tenant. The best tenants in your local market are looking for a home that’s managed by a professional management company.
We’ve never met a landlord who enjoys evicting a tenant. It’s an unpleasant process for everyone, but it’s also unavoidable on occasion. If you have a tenant who isn’t paying rent, you need to be prepared to evict. Today, we’re explaining the process.
Mistakes can be expensive and make a huge mark on your ROI. If you’re a self-managing landlord who is worried about paying management fees, it’s important that you realize you can often make a mistake that turns out to be a lot more costly than the price of a professional property manager.
Replacing things in your property like carpeting, paint, and HVAC systems can be expensive. However, as a property owner, you’re responsible for these things unless you can prove that a tenant caused damage to them. When you’re handling your wear and tear items, it’s helpful to know how many years your systems and appliances will be of use to you.
A move-out inspection is required when the lease period has ended and your tenant has moved out. This is your opportunity to thoroughly inspect the home and determine its current condition. You’ll need to conduct this inspection so you can make notes of any repairs that will be needed before you re-rent the property, and you’ll also want to see if there is any damage that needs to be covered by your tenant’s security deposit.
We know that property damage is a major concern for the property owners and landlords we work with. Renting out a property always comes with risk, but no one wants to deal with the damage that can be left behind by a bad tenant.
Just wanted to check in, as we just got the deposit, which looks all fine and clear. So, we want to say goodbye and thank you guys for the friendly and professional service! It was a pleasure working with all of you and we want to wish you a great New Year ahead!
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Want to Learn More?
If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Portola Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.