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.
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.
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.
A lot of your rental property maintenance will depend on your property’s age and condition. Even with a new property that’s in excellent condition, you will occasionally need to make repairs. As professional Santa Cruz property managers, we have experience responding to maintenance needs every day. Today, we want to share some of the most common repairs that are needed at our clients’ rental properties.
Habitability needs to be a big concern for landlords in Santa Cruz because there are legal requirements that must be complied with. Landlords know they are legally required to provide a safe and habitable property, but it can sometimes be difficult to understand what that means. When certain maintenance issues are brought to your attention, you need to take immediate action. You cannot leave your property unmaintained when it poses a threat to your tenants.
It can be frustrating when you’ve had your property on the market for a few weeks, but tenants aren’t calling or filling out applications. If your property isn’t renting as quickly as you expected, there may be a few things that point to the problem. We’re focusing on three of those today.
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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