Property Management Brainstorm

Property Management Brainstorm Podcast

The Property Management Brainstorm podcast show was created to provide information to homeowners and property investors looking to learn more about best practices in renting and managing their residential investment properties, tenants, and vendors. This podcast series is conducted in an interview discussion format by Bob Preston – president, owner and real estate broker of North County Property Group, a property management company located in Del Mar, CA. Bob will interview some of the top professionals and experts in their respective fields related to the real estate and property management industries with the goal of providing insight and best practices to maximize your property value and income while maintaining top notch tenant relations.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Episode 12 - Property Management Inspection, Featuring Andy Wallace

On this episode, Andy Wallace joins Bob to talk about an extremely important topic for anyone handling a rental property: the property management inspection. This inspection takes place before a tenant moves into a rental and prior to the tenant vacating a rental. Though the world has gone digital, many of these inspections are still occurring on paper, by hand. With the amount of documentation and photos needed to complete these ins...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Episode 11 - When to Re-key and Replace Smoke/Carbon Detectors, Featuring Dathan Kern

In this episode, Bob welcomes his guest Dathan Kern, the owner and head locksmith of Kern Key in San Diego. Dathan explains the importance of re-keying a rental property at tenant move-out, before a new tenant moves into the property, along with other tips on keeping your home secure. He also explains how and why carbon monoxide and smoke detectors should be tested on a regular basis as well as the current State of California code on...

Monday, March 18, 2019

Episode 10 - Protecting Rental Properties, Featuring Dave Holt

Bob discusses a new concept in protecting rental properties to give landlords additional peace of mind from tenant-related risks. This episode features Dave Holt, co-founder at SureVestor, a company which provides this a unique form of insurance when renters are in your home.  Dave explains this new insurance product, how it works, and what aspects are covered under the policy. Dave also shares his insights on costs involved in ...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Episode 9 - Maximizing Income on a Vacation Rental, Featuring Matt Hoffman

Bob discusses best practices for managing all of the moving parts of a short-term rental, commonly referred to as vacation rental, with Matt Hoffman, Head of Short-Term Rentals at Kigo, a RealPage Company. The software as a service (Saas) provided by Kigo is specifically designed for managing short-term rentals. Bob and Matt exchange views on the definition of a short-term rental, what distinguishes a short-term rental from a long-te...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Episode 8 - Marketing Your Rental Property, Featuring Dave Borden

Bob discusses best practices for rental property marketing with Dave Borden, CEO at PMW. Dave provides valuable advice and insights on how to promote a vacant rental to attract, respond to, and obtain a lease with a top notch tenant. Dave also offers his recommendations pertaining to which Internet sites are best for posting rental ads, the proper use of social media to promote a rental property, the pitfalls when communicating with ...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Episode 7 - Managing a Pet Policy, Featuring John Bradford

Bob discusses rental property pet policies and the importance of pet and assistance animal screening with John Bradford, Pet Lover and Founder of John explains risk management for pet friendly rental properties and the nuances surrounding ADA and Fair Housing Laws pertaining to assistance animals. offers a great solution to property management companies, homeowners, and tenants to register and scree...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Episode 6 - Keeping Your Rental Property Well Maintained, Featuring Zorik Gordon

Bob discusses the importance of keeping a rental home properly maintained with Zorik Gordon, CEO at Serviz, a company which offers online home services on demand. Keeping a rental property in good working order is one of the most important aspects of maximizing rental income and making tenants comfortable and happy in your home. Have you ever asked yourself the question "Why can't we book and buy local maintenance services o...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Episode 5 - The Broker Trust Account, Featuring Allison Disarro,

Bob discusses the concept and importance of the Broker Trust Account for property management companies with Allison Disarro, Senior Vice President of Property Management Banking at Seacoast Commerce Bank. Real estate brokers and property management companies receive and hold funds in their everyday course of business from tenants and property owners for rent payments or property improvements. Property managers must accept, control an...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Episode 4 - The Future of Short Term Rentals, Featuring Dwight Worden

Bob discusses the future of Short Term Rentals (STRs) with Dwight Worden, the Mayor of Del Mar, California. Bob and Dwight cover the new ordinance put in place in Del Mar to regulate rentals, room sharing, and house exchange of less than 30 days in duration. Sometimes referred to as Vacation Rentals, STRs have grown in popularity in many communities and neighborhoods throughout North County San Diego (Cities of San Diego, Del Mar, So...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Episode 3 - Legal Aspects of Being a Landlord, Featuring Ted Smith

Bob discusses the importance of understanding California landlord-tenant laws with Ted Smith, the owner and principal at Ted Smith Law in San Diego, CA. Being a landlord or property manager in California requires awareness of specific federal and state laws as well as local ordinances pertaining to renting to tenants. Some of the common legal pitfalls include violating fair housing laws, security deposit charges, how much can be char...

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