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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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Episode 33: Establishing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) Featuring Ethan Lieber, CEO at Latchel
Episode 33: Establishing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) Featuring Ethan Lieber, CEO at Latchel
What could you accomplish if you never had to take another maintenance call?Ethan Lieber is the CEO of Latchel, a real estate platform that helps property managers streamline their maintenance workflow. Today, Ethan joins Bob to explain how Latchel leverages the Amazon model of crafting measurable, transparent Service Level Agreement...

Friday, February 28, 2020

Five Minute Friday #19: Property Management Guarantees
Five Minute Friday #19: Property Management Guarantees
Are you struggling to find a property manager you can trust? Perhaps the best way to find a reliable team that provides top-notch service is to look for a property management company that provides its clients with certain guarantees.On this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob walks us through the guarantees North County Property Group offe...

Friday, February 21, 2020

Five Minute Friday #18: Who Facilitates the Security Deposit Disposition
Five Minute Friday #18: Who Facilitates the Security Deposit Disposition
The security deposit disposition, if not documented properly, has the potential to be highly contentious. So, what can we do to make the process run smoothly? And who, exactly, is responsible for performing the move-in/move-out inspections, itemizing necessary deductions, and returning the tenant’s remaining funds?On this episode of...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Episode 32: Top 10 Mistakes Made by Landlords
Episode 32: Top 10 Mistakes Made by Landlords
Being a landlord may sound simple, but there is more to it than just running an ad, getting a great tenant and collecting a monthly check. So, what are the financial, legal and ethical obligations around managing a rental property? And how can you avoid the most common mistakes landlords make?Today on Property Management Brainstorm, Bob i...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Five Minute Friday #17: What Differentiates North County Property Group?
Five Minute Friday #17: What Differentiates North County Property Group?
The prevailing attitude among real estate investors is that all property management companies are much the same, so potential clients often ask, “What makes North County Property Group different?” or, “Why should we hire you?”On this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob discusses some of NCPG’s differentiators,...

Friday, February 7, 2020

Five Minute Friday #16: What Items Should be Removed from My Furnished Short-Term Rental
Five Minute Friday #16: What Items Should be Removed from My Furnished Short-Term Rental
At North County Property Group, about 25% of our portfolio are furnished short-term rental (STR) units. Clients with vacation homes in the San Diego area enjoy the cashflow that comes from renting out their furnished property when they aren’t using it, but we encourage owners to think carefully about what personal belongings to remo...

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Episode 31: Work ON Your Business, Not IN Your Business, Featuring Terry Ogburn with Ogburn’s Business Solutions
Episode 31: Work ON Your Business, Not IN Your Business, Featuring Terry Ogburn with Ogburn’s Business Solutions
It’s easy for business owners to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget the visionary aspect of their job as leaders. But how do you build in time to work ON, not IN your business?Terry Ogburn is the founder of Ogburn’s Business Solutions, a consultancy that helps small businesses improve the bottom line. Today, he joins B...

Friday, January 31, 2020

Five Minute Friday #15: Managing the Risk of Tenant Default
Five Minute Friday #15: Managing the Risk of Tenant Default
What happens if a tenant stops paying rent? The headache of dealing with a renter who defaults on their lease agreement keeps some investors out of the real estate rental market altogether. So, what can property owners do to manage the risk of tenant default?On this edition of Five Minute Friday, Bob explains what happens when a tenant de...

Friday, January 24, 2020

Five Minute Friday #14: Selling a Home with Tenants in Possession
Five Minute Friday #14: Selling a Home with Tenants in Possession
Most real estate investors don’t realize that they can sell a property even when it is occupied by a tenant. In the state of California, this is known as selling with Tenants in Possession, or TIP.On this edition of Five Minute Friday, Bob shares North County Property Group’s expertise in TIP, explaining how to keep tenants an...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Episode 30: All About NARPM Featuring Eric Wetherington, 2019 National President
Episode 30: All About NARPM Featuring Eric Wetherington, 2019 National President
How do property owners know they’re hiring a qualified property management company that operates within a clear set of standards? The best way is to look for members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, or NARPM.Eric Wetherington served as the 2019 National President of NARPM. Today, he joins Bob to discuss ...

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