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There are property management companies in Los Angeles who are ready to assist rental homeowners in making the venture of owning investment property a lot less stressful-- ClearStone Property Management is one of them.

LA Property ManagementWe all know that there are risks involved in investing in real estate property, and the stakes are higher if the unit is intended for rental purposes. There are greater risks involved in renting, and most of these problems are caused by bad decisions--uninformed landlords, improper tenant screening, inability to appropriately handle maintenance, or legal matters, just to name a few. That is why there is a need to hire a professional property management company to ensure that appropriate measures are taken for these issues to be prevented.

When it comes to rent collection, late payments and bouncing checks are a common issue. Property management companies help prevent these by ensuring a rigorous verification of the tenant applicant’s financial stability, credit history, work history, employment and income verification, and reference checks. Poor maintenance also affects the value of the rental property and makes for unhappy tenants, which is why regular inspections and repairs must be monitored and coordinated in a proper and timely fashion. A professional property management company should have the appropriate maintenance personnel ready to promptly assist and should maintain a certain quality of work at a competitive price. In worse cases, landlords sometimes have to deal with unauthorized residents and illegal activities, which pose a greater risk to the property. A lease agreement that maintains clauses to protect the owners interests and minimizes liability are best handled by a legitimate rental management company and not by a boiler template lease that is purchased at your local office supply store. To sum it up, prevention of these common tenant problems leads to a successful rental business venture. With the assistance of an efficient property management company, the tenants and the property owner may both thrive in cooperation with each other.

 

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crussell@netmark.com (Chad) Property Management Blog Thu, 29 May 2014 16:17:20 +0000
Effective Communication with Landlords in Los Angeles Property Management http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/51-effective-communication http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/51-effective-communication

There are a lot of issues which may arise during the tenancy in Los Angeles property management. Whether the rental is handled by a landlord or a property manager, it is important for tenants to know how to communicate well. An effective Los Angeles property management company listens and anticipates the needs of its renters, but there are times when a tenant needs to report a certain issue. Here are some ways to promote good communication:

There are a lot of issues which may arise during the tenancy in Los Angeles property management. Whether the rental is handled by a landlord or a property manager, it is important for tenants to know how to communicate well. An effective Los Angeles property management company listens and anticipates the needs of its renters, but there are times when a tenant needs to report a certain issue. Here are some ways to promote good communication:

Issues such as a maintenance problem, pest infestation, or wayward neighbor can be reported to the landlord for a solution. For prompt attention, the tenant can politely send a message directly or through the property management company. Nowadays, these may be through a phone call, a text message, or through an email. Can you expect a response within the day? Is it possible to reach him/her  anytime? A landlord may have a preferred procedure in these cases, try to read the lease carefully to know what to do when a problem arises. Better yet, a written request or complaint gives strength to the message. Of course, the letter should contain all the necessary details which need to be addressed. Impolite words are unnecessary, and may otherwise worsen the problem so avoid using them as much as possible. Stay firm and be straightforward, but carefully choose words. With proper communication, all problems will end well. 

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:35:07 +0000
Property Management Companies in Los Angeles Solve Tenant Problems http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/50-solve-tenant-problems http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/50-solve-tenant-problems

There are property management companies Los Angeles who are ready to assist rental home in making this venture a lot less stressful, ClearStone Property Management is one of them.  We all know that investing in a real estate property costs a fortune, and the stakes are higher if the unit is intended for rental purposes. There are greater risks involved in renting and most of these problems are caused by bad tenants. That is why there is a need to hire property management companies Los Angeles in order to ensure that these issues will be prevented.

 

There are property management companies Los Angeles who are ready to assist rental home in making this venture a lot less stressful, ClearStone Property Management is one of them.  We all know that investing in a real estate property costs a fortune, and the stakes are higher if the unit is intended for rental purposes. There are greater risks involved in renting and most of these problems are caused by bad tenants. That is why there is a need to hire property management companies Los Angeles in order to ensure that these issues will be prevented.

 

When it comes to rent collection, late payments and bouncing checks are the most common issues. Property management companies prevent these by ensuring a rigorous verification of the tenant applicant’s financial stability. Poor maintenance also affects the value of the rental property, which is why regular inspections and repairs must be implemented, and companies usually have an in-house staff ready to assist promptly. In worse cases, landlords sometimes have to deal with unauthorized residents and illegal activities, which poses a greater risk to the property. A strict lease agreement and an eviction notice are best handled by a legitimate rental management company. To sum it up, prevention of these common tenant problems leads to a successful rental business venture. With the assistance of an efficient property management, the tenants and the unit owner thrive in cooperation with each other. 

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:15 +0000
Property Management in San Fernando Valley: Keep the Home Safe from Theft http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/49-home-safety http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/49-home-safety

Property management in San Fernando Valley should be concerned about keeping the rental home safe and should be regular and consistent about making sure the property is secure. It is necessary to inform the tenants of the precautionary measures that they could use to deter thieves from breaking into the rental home. Property management in San Fernando Valley could also prepare the house beforehand, by installing additional locks, putting deadbolts, and by planting thorny bushes along the landscape. A fence would also be a practical addition, since it shields the house from all types of intruders, including stray animals.

Property management in San Fernando Valley should be concerned about keeping the rental home safe and should be regular and consistent about making sure the property is secure. It is necessary to inform the tenants of the precautionary measures that they could use to deter thieves from breaking into the rental home. Property management in San Fernando Valley could also prepare the house beforehand, by installing additional locks, putting deadbolts, and by planting thorny bushes along the landscape. A fence would also be a practical addition, since it shields the house from all types of intruders, including stray animals.

Tenants should make it a habit to secure the thumb lock upon closing the door, as well as locking the back and side doors before going to bed. Putting stuff away is also a must, because gadgets and other valuables left lying around may entice thieves who might be looking from outside the windows. One quick sweep from an opened door may be enough for burglars to snatch these. In the same way, the tenants should also stow away the tools used in the garage and garden when not in use. These objects can be very dangerous and may be used to break in, so these things should be locked in storage. Last but not the least, a reliable alarm system is the most ideal thief deterrent for a rental home. 

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:26:45 +0000
Building Maintenance in Property Management in Los Angeles http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/48-building-maintenance http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/48-building-maintenance

Building maintenance is an integral part of property management in Los Angeles. It is a primarily essential to ensure the habitability of a rental property as it improves real estate values, marketability, and tenant retention. Both interiors and exteriors must be carefully inspected for damages which devalue the unit. Necessary repairs must be implemented promptly, and doing such constitutes good property management in Los Angeles.

Building maintenance is an integral part of property management in Los Angeles. It is a primarily essential to ensure the habitability of a rental property as it improves real estate values, marketability, and tenant retention. Both interiors and exteriors must be carefully inspected for damages which devalue the unit. Necessary repairs must be implemented promptly, and doing such constitutes good property management in Los Angeles.

For the building exteriors, the landlord must be on the lookout for sign of peeling or cracking paint, as well as deteriorated and missing sides of the walls. Loose roof shingles and rust must also be repaired to prevent rain water from seeping through the rental home. The gutters too, should be regularly cleaned to be from clutter such as dead leaves and twigs that cause blockage. Meanwhile, the interiors of the rental property are also kept in order by applying a regular thorough inspection. Signs of leak damage, cracks, holes, and pest infestation must be addressed quickly to prevent it from getting worse. Fixtures are also maintained, such as the gas appliances, smoke detectors, and heating systems which should always be in an operative condition. Plumbing leaks are unavoidable, but should be fixed very soon to prevent bigger problems. And most, the electrical systems should be installed and maintained properly to avoid fire and safety hazards. 

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:24:16 +0000
Property Management in Burbank: Green Living http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/47-green-living http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/47-green-living

Green living is now more feasible when it comes to property management in Burbank. With the city’s increased efforts in promoting environmental awareness, rental homes are now more sustainable, as rental property owners now adapt to the city’s eco-friendly programs. Property management companies in Burbank can now raise awareness on waste reduction, air cleanliness, and energy saving methods through a few lifestyle changes.

 

Green living is now more feasible when it comes to property management in Burbank. With the city’s increased efforts in promoting environmental awareness, rental homes are now more sustainable, as rental property owners now adapt to the city’s eco-friendly programs. Property management companies in Burbank can now raise awareness on waste reduction, air cleanliness, and energy saving methods through a few lifestyle changes.

 

In fact, the city council of Burbank has promoted the installation of solar reflective roof shingles. The state’s energy commission recommends cool roofs for all renovations and house construction. This method, along with the use of LED lighting and energy efficient appliances, enables the residents to save a significant amount of heating and power expenses. When it comes to public works, Burbank is also aiming for zero waste, with its recycling events. Community development places its focus on sustainable architecture, urban planning, and environmentally responsible business strategies. Prospective renters would be glad to learn all about these. Best of all, the city is focused on water and power conservation. The city’s utility reserves are constantly tested and regulated to ensure ample supply for all the residents. These factors make green living an ideal way of life for renters who would like to move to Burbank. The sustainable lifestyle is one big reason enough to make them stay for a longer term.

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:20:05 +0000
Need Help Finding the Right Rental Property in San Fernando Valley? http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/46-find-the-right-rental http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/46-find-the-right-rental

Rental home hunting can be stress free with a little more planning and preparation. Especially for first time renters in San Fernando Valley, having a list will help a lot in determining the most suitable rentals that fit in one’s lifestyle and capacity. Families must be aware of their needs, and this is crucial in terms of the number of rooms and its sizes. With growing children, there must be plenty of closet space, and there should be enough bathrooms to lessen the morning rush for school and work.

Rental home hunting can be stress free with a little more planning and preparation. Especially for first time renters in San Fernando Valley, having a list will help a lot in determining the most suitable rentals that fit in one’s lifestyle and capacity. Families must be aware of their needs, and this is crucial in terms of the number of rooms and its sizes. With growing children, there must be plenty of closet space, and there should be enough bathrooms to lessen the morning rush for school and work. 

If the desired rental fits the budget, another factor to consider is the community and the rental unit’s location. Is the place near the school and office? How convenient is the public transportation? Is it near grocery shops, banks, and medical facilities? Another thing to observe is the neighborhood, is it safe? If the community has a low crime rate and an adequate police security, then it must be a conducive place to settle in. If the unit is handled by a reputable property manager, then it is also ideal. Deciding on the right kind of rentals should not just depend on one’s budget, but in all the other aspects of life. Remember to factor in all the necessary details which makes living comfortable and convenient. Adjusting to a new rental can be stressful enough, but putting a little more effort in research, can bring more benefits in the long run. 

After all is said and done, sometimes it's best to go to a professional property management company in San Fernando Valley to make finding that rental easier. Property management companies in San Fernando Valley like ClearStone Property Management can help make it easier for you as they work directly with owners to help connect them with qualified tenants.

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:02:06 +0000
Cleaning guide for tenants from San Fernando CA property management http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/45-cleaning-guide-for-tenants-from-san-fernando-ca-property-management http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/45-cleaning-guide-for-tenants-from-san-fernando-ca-property-management

Tenants can benefit from the cleaning guide given by the San Fernando CA property management company. This guide can also help ensure that landlords receive their units in good condition.

  • All pictures, pins and nails must be removed from the walls.
  • Tenants must also make sure to dust the windows, ceilings, wall moldings etc.
  • The window blinds must be clean and free of dust.
  • Bathroom and kitchen tiles must be free of mold and soap scum.
  • All sinks and toilets in bathrooms and kitchens etc must be free of soap scum.
  • All the cabinets must be emptied off their contents.
  • There should be no trash left behind. It is the tenant’s responsibility to get rid of appliances which belong to him that he does not intend to take with him. These must be disposed at the tenant’s expense.
  • Carpets must be vacuumed and shampooed. All non-carpeted areas must be free of stains etc.
  • Tenants must replace non-working light bulbs.
  • Tenants with pets must make sure there are no signs of soil on the carpet. Pet odor neutralizing products may be required to clean certain areas. Pet feces must be removed from yards or patios.

Tenants need to keep a copy of the move-in report. They must also give their new address to the management company in order to get their security deposit check.

 

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:59:37 +0000
San Fernando Valley property management companies helping owners http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/44-san-fernando-valley-property-management-companies-helping-owners http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/44-san-fernando-valley-property-management-companies-helping-owners

There are many ways in which San Fernando Valley property management companies help landlords and property owners. One thing they do is ensure that your tenants do not wreck the properties. Here are a few tips for the same:

  1. One of the easiest ways of ensuring that your tenants maintain the property is by performing a thorough move-in inspection. And things do not just stop there; it is important to document all the evidence as well. Photographs and written records will show the condition of the property before the move in.
  2. Secondly, move-out inspections must also be carried out. This way; there is no dispute at a later stage as to who made the nail markings on the walls.
  3. It is essential to have the tenants sign all the documents so that he also understands what he is getting into. This is sure to make the tenant is a lot careful regarding the use of the devices, appliances and other things.
  4. It also helps when landlords give a detailed ‘move-out cleaning’ document to tenants to help them understand what is expected of them at the time of moving out.
  5. Regularly scheduled spring cleaning also helps tenants conform to these rules and makes them more proactive about reporting repairs and maintenance issues.

These are a few ways in which tenants can prevent wrecking their rental units and treat them as if they are their own.

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karen@clearstonepropertymanagement.com (Karen Rodriquez) Property Management Blog Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:48:00 +0000
Burbank property management companies helping owners http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/43-helping-owners http://www.clearstonepropertymanagement.com/blog/item/43-helping-owners

There are many ways in which Burbank property management companies help landlords and property owners. One thing they do is ensure that your tenants do not wreck the properties. Here are a few tips for the same:

  1. One of the easiest ways of ensuring that your tenants maintain the property is by performing a thorough move-in inspection. And things do not just stop there; it is important to document all the evidence as well. Photographs and written records will show the condition of the property before the move in.
  2. Secondly, move-out inspections must also be carried out. This way; there is no dispute at a later stage as to who made the nail markings on the walls.
  3. It is essential to have the tenants sign all the documents so that he also understands what he is getting into. This is sure to make the tenant is a lot careful regarding the use of the devices, appliances and other things.
  4. It also helps when landlords give a detailed ‘move-out cleaning’ document to tenants to help them understand what is expected of them at the time of moving out.
  5. Regularly scheduled spring cleaning also helps tenants conform to these rules and makes them more proactive about reporting repairs and maintenance issues.

These are a few ways in which tenants can prevent wrecking their rental units and treat them as if they are their own.

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