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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With remote work seemingly sticking around in our corporate culture, many people find they can live anywhere they want – even before retirement. You’re not beholden to those expensive, crowded cities where it’s impossible to find a place to live that doesn’t cost an...
Renting out a property that you’ve inherited is one way to become a real estate investor without actually buying any real estate. It’s an ideal situation, if this is a path you’ve thought about taking. You can earn some consistent rental income as well as long-term...
It’s nearly impossible to own rental property in Santa Cruz and not renovate it from time to time. You’ll want to make sure the property remains attractive to tenants, and you also want it to be safe and modern. Making renovations can often seem like an expense that...
As you probably know, California real estate is at a premium. Prices are generally high, and it can seem like an intimidating market to enter as an investor.
Our team at Portola Property Management is talented and efficient, and they manage to stay calm during emergencies. Today, we have another post in our Stories from the Field series that we think you will find – um, interesting.
Properly maintaining a safe, habitable, and enjoyable rental home is a shared responsibility between tenants and their landlords. Property managers do a good job of facilitating the things that need to be done while maintaining a home. Today, we want to look at the items that fall into your tenant’s pool of responsibilities. When something needs to be fixed, how should you handle it if it’s your tenant’s responsibility?
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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