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, June 26, 2020

FMF #31: Our Satisfaction Guarantee
FMF #31: Our Satisfaction Guarantee
In this episode 31 of Five Minute Friday, Bob shares with his listeners one of the most common questions he gets from prospective clients: are we locked into a long-term property management contract? The answer is and has been, for the 20-year history of his company, an emphatic "no".  Bob calls this his Satisfaction Guaran...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Episode 41: Zero Deposit Leasing, featuring Derek Merrill, CEO at LeaseLock
Episode 41: Zero Deposit Leasing, featuring Derek Merrill, CEO at LeaseLock
Bob continues a series of podcast episodes dedicated to the topic of security deposits. For most landlords, security deposits continue to be a highly challenging aspect of leasing rental properties. Laws are changing, tenant move-in costs can be prohibitive, and security deposit deductions can often lead to conflict. Bob discusses these c...

Friday, June 19, 2020

FMF #30: Commitment to Corporate Responsibility
FMF #30: Commitment to Corporate Responsibility
What is corporate responsibility and why is it important?  In episode #30 of FMF, Bob explains why he believes in the concept of corporate responsibility for his business as a property management company at North County Property Group. The objective is simple ... be accountable for our actions to our stakeholders and local communitie...

Friday, June 12, 2020

FMF # 29: Rent Forbearance or Early Lease Termination?
FMF # 29: Rent Forbearance or Early Lease Termination?
On this week's FMF, Bob discusses the lingering impact of COVID-19 on tenants who have suffered a job loss, decreased work hours, medical expenses, or other loss of income. Many laws and local ordinances have been implemented to protect tenants with eviction moratoria if they have had financial impact due to the coronavirus. There hav...

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Episode 40: New California Landlord/Tenant Laws for 2020, Featuring Tracey Merrell of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
Episode 40: New California Landlord/Tenant Laws for 2020, Featuring Tracey Merrell of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
On this episode, Bob discusses legislative updates in 2019 and 2020 that impact California landlords with Tracey Merrell, Managing Attorney of Education, at Kimball, Tirey & St.John (KTS). Along with other updates, Tracey provides a thorough review of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482) which imposes rent caps and just cause e...

Friday, June 5, 2020

Five Minute Friday #28: Is a Maintenance Surge Coming?
Five Minute Friday #28: Is a Maintenance Surge Coming?
On this week's FMF, Bob discusses the concept of lagging indicators and considers if there might be a maintenance surge coming for those of us managing rental properties. As a quick definition, a lagging indicator is a data point that tells you what has already happened.  Most of us in managing our rental properties focus on lagg...

Friday, May 29, 2020

Five Minute Friday #27: I'm an RMP and Cal NARPM President Elect!
Five Minute Friday #27: I'm an RMP and Cal NARPM President Elect!
On this week's FMF, Bob makes a fun announcement that he is now an RMP!  Some of you may be wondering, what the heck is that? Those listeners who are property management members of NARPM likely already know. RMP stands for Residential Management Professional, a designation awarded by the National Association of Residential Proper...

Friday, May 29, 2020

Episode 39: Say Goodbye to Security Deposits, Featuring Casey Winter of Obligo
Episode 39: Say Goodbye to Security Deposits, Featuring Casey Winter of Obligo
As a landlord or property manager, have you ever wondered what it would be like to rid yourself of the need for security deposits? For most landlords, security deposits are one of the most challenging aspects of managing a rental property. It can be conflict laden at the end of a lease and in most states there are rigid regulations and la...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Five Minute Friday #26: Reality Marketing
Five Minute Friday #26: Reality Marketing
On this week's FMF, Bob explains why he believes it's a mistake to not acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic on a company website. Call it reality marketing. He further offers his rationale for placing a pop-up on the North County Property Group home page to communicate available resources which may be helpful to their stakeholders. H...

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Episode 38: Tackling the Housing Crisis, Featuring Todd Gloria, California State Assemblymember and Candidate for Mayor of San Diego
Episode 38: Tackling the Housing Crisis, Featuring Todd Gloria, California State Assemblymember and Candidate for Mayor of San Diego
In the State of California and many cities throughout the country, including right here in San Diego, a housing crisis has emerged in which many citizens have become homeless or live in substandard housing. Simply put, housing that people can afford may now be more out of reach than ever. On this episode, Bob discusses the housing crisis ...

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