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, November 29, 2019

Five Minute Friday #6: Best Practices for Renting Your Home
Five Minute Friday #6: Best Practices for Renting Your Home
The idea of generating passive income through a rental property sounds pretty terrific. But the reality is, being a landlord is not as passive as you might think. Renting your home is equivalent to running a business, and there are a number of responsibilities that come with it. So, what do you need to consider before becoming a landlord?...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Episode 26: Lessons Learned in the Leasing Process Featuring Todd Breen of VirtuallyinCredible
Episode 26: Lessons Learned in the Leasing Process Featuring Todd Breen of VirtuallyinCredible
It goes without saying that every landlord and property owner dreams of a quick and seamless listing and leasing process that results in a happy tenant and ongoing rental income. But what can we do to make the leasing process run more smoothly? How can we reduce the number of days on market and fulfill our owner’s expectations&mdash...

Friday, November 22, 2019

Five Minute Friday #5: Utilizing Lockboxes
Five Minute Friday #5: Utilizing Lockboxes
Lockboxes provide efficiency and convenience, allowing real estate agents and vendors access to a property when we can’t be there. But is it a good idea to utilize lockboxes for property showings? When does it make sense to allow prospective tenants to look at a property on their own? And what can we do to mitigate any security issu...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Five Minute Friday #4: Responding to Rental Inquiries
Five Minute Friday #4: Responding to Rental Inquiries
Once you start marketing a property available for rent, inquiries come at you from all directions. You’re answering phone calls, responding to texts, and replying to emails—at all hours of the day and night. So, what is the most efficient way to respond to rental inquiries and schedule property showings? Is there a way to auto...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Episode 25: Pricing Your Short Term Rental, Featuring Marc Peckler of Beyond Pricing
Episode 25: Pricing Your Short Term Rental, Featuring Marc Peckler of Beyond Pricing
If you own a short term rental property, you want to maximize the return you get from every booking you make. One of the simplest and fastest ways that can be done is through effective pricing practices.On this episode, Bob speaks with Marc Peckler, Senior Account Executive with Beyond Pricing. The Beyond Pricing approach to short term re...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Five Minute Friday #3: Insurance Coverage for a Rental Property
Five Minute Friday #3: Insurance Coverage for a Rental Property
In this Five Minute Friday, Bob discusses the proper insurance coverage that a landlord should have at their rental property before placing a tenant. With Long-term Rentals (typically unfurnished, rented under a 12-month lease) there are two types of insurance policies that should always be required.The first type of insurance is a &ldquo...

Friday, November 1, 2019

Five Minute Friday #2: Property Management Maintenance Facilitation
Five Minute Friday #2: Property Management Maintenance Facilitation
Five Minute Fridays are bonus "mini-episodes" of Property Management Brainstorm in which Bob covers a pertinent topic of property management or being a landlord, every Friday, in about five minutes or less. In this episode, Bob covers two questions frequently asked by landlords - "how is maintenance handled?" and &ldqu...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Episode 24: Tenant Turnover Issues Solved, Featuring James Barrett of Tenant Turner
Episode 24: Tenant Turnover Issues Solved, Featuring James Barrett of Tenant Turner
Anyone who manages rental properties knows first-hand how much hassle is involved with tenant turnover. From advertising to lease signing, it takes a top-notch team to do it effectively at scale.Bob’s guest today is James Barrett, co-founder of Tenant Turner, a software application that takes the hassle out of tenant turnover in ver...

Monday, October 28, 2019

Five Minute Friday #1: Allowable Security Deposit Deductions
Five Minute Friday #1: Allowable Security Deposit Deductions
Five Mintue Fridays are bonus "mini-episodes" of Property Management Brainstorm in which Bob covers a pertinent topic of property management or being a landlord, every Friday, in about five minutes or less. This is the very first episode of Five Minute Friday. Bob covers the question most frequently asked by landlords when speak...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Episode 23: Property Management Plumbing, Heating, and Air, with John Padilla
Episode 23: Property Management Plumbing, Heating, and Air, with John Padilla
Plumbing, heating, and air. It's a topic that can be confusing for property managers, tenants, and the property owner because of many of the changing California building codes. On this episode, Bob is joined by John Padilla of John Padilla Plumbing, Heating and Air to highlight some common issues faced in the plumbing and mechanical ...

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