Property Management Brainstorm

Property Management Brainstorm Podcast

Property Management Brainstorm is a top ranked podcast, hosted by Bob Preston, RMP®, featuring top professionals and experts related to the property management industry. Bonus episodes are called Five Minute Friday (FMF), providing tips and advice, every Friday, in five minutes or less. Tune in, have a listen, and subscribe today!

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Five Minute Friday #43: Self-Managing vs. Hiring a Property Manager
Five Minute Friday #43: Self-Managing vs. Hiring a Property Manager
The role of being a landlord comes with many financial, legal, and ethical obligations. As an owner of an investment property, time is money.  There are two ways to go, managing the property yourself or hiring a property manager. On this week's Five Minute Friday, Bob poses a question to real estate investors:  should you ma...

Friday, October 16, 2020

Five Minute Friday #42: Calilfornia Ballot Measures Significant to Property Managers
Five Minute Friday #42: Calilfornia Ballot Measures Significant to Property Managers
In this week's Five Minute Friday, Bob reviews and gives his position/endorsement for either a "yes" or a "no" on four California Ballot Measures in the upcoming election on November 3rd, that he believes to be  significant to landlords, real estate investors and owners of rental property. Bob provides his opi...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Episode 47: Property Management Processes, Featuring Jordan Muela, CEO at Lead Simple
Episode 47: Property Management Processes, Featuring Jordan Muela, CEO at Lead Simple
What is a "process" and why do we need it as a landlord or property management company? Webster’s defines process as a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. All you property managers out there, sound familiar? Our daily workflow in this business requires us to follow certain steps for sever...

Friday, October 2, 2020

Five Minute Friday #41: California's COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088)
Five Minute Friday #41: California's COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088)
We've been getting a lot of questions this month about the new eviction protection laws recently passed by the CDC and in California so we wanted to provide an overview to California landlords and property managers on this episode of Five Minute Friday. Full disclosure, Bob Preston, the host of the show, is NOT an attorney so this epi...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Episode 46: Creativity in Property Management, Featuring Nir Bashan, author of The Creator Mindset
Episode 46: Creativity in Property Management, Featuring Nir Bashan, author of The Creator Mindset
As the host of the show, Bob often gets asked about the name of his podcast, Property Management Brainstorm. That often leads to the question, is Property Management a creative business? is the business of being a landlord and managing rental properties an open landscape for brainstorming and innovation? If asked, many of our listeners wo...

Monday, September 28, 2020

Five Minute Friday #40: Long Term or Short Term Rental Strategy?
Five Minute Friday #40: Long Term or Short Term Rental Strategy?
A common question we get at North County Property Group is what type of rental should I have for my investment property, long-term rental or short-term rental? Long-term rentals involve annual leasing on a home that is normally unfurnished. Short-term rentals, sometimes called vacation rentals, are homes that are furnished with all utilit...

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Episode 45: Hosting Landlord Seminars, Featuring Mike Connolly, Broker/Owner of East Bay Property Management
Episode 45: Hosting Landlord Seminars, Featuring Mike Connolly, Broker/Owner of East Bay Property Management
This episode is dedicated to property managers wanting to grown their business. Bob discusses hosting landlord seminars with Mike Connolly, Broker/Owner at East Bay Property Management of Freemont, CA. Mike's company has successfully hosted landlord seminars to bolster their business development efforts and grow their rental property ...

Friday, September 11, 2020

Five Minute Friday #39: Is HVAC Maintenance Worth It?
Five Minute Friday #39: Is HVAC Maintenance Worth It?
There are two times of the year when a functioning HVAC system is critical for a tenant in a rental property, winter time when in need of heating, and the middle of summer when cooling is necessary during hot temperatures. In this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob explains why regular HVAC service is not only worth it, but how his compan...

Friday, September 4, 2020

Five Minute Friday #38: Planning For a Paradigm Shift
Five Minute Friday #38: Planning For a Paradigm Shift
When society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, will there be a paradigm shift across industries, our economy, and even how we live our lives?  Might that shift create a need for us to make permanent adaptations to the way we run our property management businesses?  In this Five Minute Friday, Bob Preston ponders these question...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Episode 44: Setting Up Utilities for a Tenant Move-in, Featuring Peter Hernandez of Citizen Home Solutions
Episode 44: Setting Up Utilities for a Tenant Move-in, Featuring Peter Hernandez of Citizen Home Solutions
As landlords and property managers, have you ever experienced the dreaded “blackout” at your rental property when the tenant utility transfer was not handled properly? This is when you arrive to move your tenant into the home and guess what ... no power!  Even worse is getting a bill a month later and discovering that the...

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