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Managing Your Own San Jose Rental Property: What’s Next?

If you’re thinking about managing your rental property on your own, you need to be prepared for everything that’s involved. First – Prepare Your Property This means figuring out exactly what you have to do to the home to make it ready for the rental market. You need to hire the right people to get it ready […]

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How to Choose a San Jose Property Management Firm

Today we’re talking about the things to look for when you’re searching for a property management firm. This is a fast and growing industry so there are a lot of companies out there. These three considerations are a great place to start your search. Experience One of the first things you need to know is […]

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How to be a Landlord in Los Gatos: Handling Security Deposits

How to be a Landlord in Los Gatos: Handling Security Deposits

Handling a tenant’s security deposit is an important element in landlord tenant relationships. It is also the most disputed issue. Landlords often find themselves in a bit of a grey area because there is nothing simple or direct in the rules, regulations and laws that mandate what you can and cannot charge in the security […]

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Property Management Advice: Pet Policy in Palo Alto

Property Management Advice: Pet Policy in Palo Alto

Many landlords want to know if it is a good idea to allow a tenant to have a pet. The benefit of a pet policy in Palo Alto allowing tenants to have pets in your residential property is that you have a larger group of renters to consider. A lot of people have pets, and […]

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How to be a Landlord in Los Gatos: Rent your Home to the Best Tenant

How to be a Landlord in Los Gatos: Rent your Home to the Best Tenant

Any time we have a new client at Real Estate Connections, the landlord in Los Gatos often has an idea of who the best tenant is. Santa Clara County is a major dot-com area, and we have a lot of tech companies employing people here. So, most landlords are hoping for a single person to […]

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Palo Alto Property Management Advice: Rent Ready Process

Palo Alto Property Management Advice: Rent Ready Process

Getting your property rent ready is absolutely essential for Palo Alto property management before you put it on the market. First impressions are important, so it needs to look good before you show it to any potential tenants. At Real Estate Connections in Santa Clara County, we say there are three maintenance things to pay attention […]

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Palo Alto Property Management Advice: How to Have a Smooth Transition on Move Out

Palo Alto Property Management Advice: How to Have a Smooth Transition on Move Out

As a property owner, you want to ensure a smooth transition out of the home when your tenant decides to leave. Palo Alto property management at Real Estate Connections in Santa Clara County, we follow a process that we have found to be successful. Any time a tenant gives a 30 day notice, we send […]

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Los Gatos Property Management Advice: How to Prepare for Emergency Repair Requests

Los Gatos Property Management Advice: How to Prepare for Emergency Repair Requests

When it comes to making emergency repairs for your tenant in your rental property for Los Gatos property management, it is extremely important that your tenant has a contact person he or she can get in touch with 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are managing the property yourself, that contact […]

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How to Be a Landlord in Campbell – Property Inspections – Why Bother?

How to Be a Landlord in Campbell – Property Inspections – Why Bother?

As a landlord in Campbell, you want to make sure your tenant is taking good care of your property. The best way to do this is by inspecting your property. At Real Estate Connections, we have 3 good reasons to do property inspections. Annual inspections. As a rule, we inspect all properties that we manage […]

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How to Be a Landlord in Santa Clara County: Where is the Market Headed in 2013?

How to Be a Landlord in Santa Clara County: Where is the Market Headed in 2013?

One of the biggest questions for property managers and landlord in Santa Clara right now is the subject of where the rental market is headed in the next year. In 2012, we had one of the strongest years in the Santa Clara residential market that we have seen since the dot com boom several years ago. […]

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