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, August 28, 2020

Five Minute Friday #37 - Should My Rental Be a Smart Home?
Five Minute Friday #37 - Should My Rental Be a Smart Home?
We are starting to see them everywhere, “smart devices" installed for home automation. These devices might include thermostats, doorbells, home security cameras, lighting, appliance monitoring and more. Homes are becoming more efficient, secure and convenient. So is it something that makes sense for your rental homes as propert...

Friday, August 21, 2020

Five Minute Friday #36: The Listing Tracker Dashboard
Five Minute Friday #36: The Listing Tracker Dashboard
In FMF #36, Bob speaks to the importance of open communication as a landlord and property manager. This is true with all of our stakeholders: tenants, maintenance vendors, and property owners. One question Bob hears a lot from new San Diego Property Management prospective clients is: Will you keep me informed throughout the rental listing...

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Episode 43: Building a Solid Property Management Company, Featuring Kellie Tollifson of T-Square Properties and President of NARPM®
Episode 43: Building a Solid Property Management Company, Featuring Kellie Tollifson of T-Square Properties and President of NARPM®
On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, the focus is what it takes to build and grow a property management business from the ground up AND the importance of the support provided by our National Association of Residential Property Managers, otherwise known as NARPM (N-A-R-P-M). Bob Preston discusses these topics with his guest, ...

Friday, August 14, 2020

Five Minute Friday #35: Don't Be a Bottleneck
Five Minute Friday #35: Don't Be a Bottleneck
In this week's FMF, Bob discusses one of the challenges he had in the early days of his company with the delegation of authority … the process of transferring responsibility for a task to another employee. When working in a small company, finding the time to properly offload an aspect of the business to another person, and more...

Friday, August 7, 2020

Five Minute Friday #34: Built to Last
Five Minute Friday #34: Built to Last
Built to Last. These are three simple words that communicate a powerful punch. It is actually the name of a a book written by James Collins and Jerry Porras in 1994. Bob explains how he was given the book 25 years ago by his boss at the time, Bill Krause, who had been an executive at HP and was the CEO of the start up where Bob was workin...

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Episode 42: Air Quality in Rental Homes, Featuring Andrew Smallwood of Second Nature
Episode 42: Air Quality in Rental Homes, Featuring Andrew Smallwood of Second Nature
On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, Bob discusses home wellness as an essential part of healthy living with Andrew Smallwood, Director of Sales at Second Nature. One aspect of home wellness and healthy living is regularly changing filters on heating and air systems (HVAC) for improved air quality within a rental home. Secon...

Friday, July 31, 2020

Five Minute Friday #33: New Leadership Team and State Conference Dates for CALNARPM!
Five Minute Friday #33: New Leadership Team and State Conference Dates for CALNARPM!
On this week's FMF, Bob shares some fun news about his personal involvement in the industry association, the National Association of Residential Property Managers, also referred to as NARPM. Bob has taken office as President of the California State Chapter of NARPM, known as CALNARPM, for the 2020-2021 term.  Bob shares his thoug...

Friday, July 3, 2020

Five Minute Friday #32: Happy 4th of July! We'll Be Back On the Air in August
Five Minute Friday #32: Happy 4th of July! We'll Be Back On the Air in August
Hello Brainstormers!  Hello Brainstormers!  Wishing you all a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday. I'm taking a pause in broadcasting for a month or so while I'm on vacation during July.  Property Management Brainstorm full episodes and Five Minute Fridays will back be back on the air with great content again as...

Friday, June 26, 2020

Five Minute Friday #31: Our Satisfaction Guarantee
Five Minute Friday #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...

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