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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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...

Friday, June 19, 2020

Five Minute Friday #30: Commitment to Corporate Responsibility
Five Minute Friday #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

Five Minute Friday # 29: Rent Forbearance or Early Lease Termination?
Five Minute Friday # 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, Featuring Tracey Merrell of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
Episode 40: New California Landlord/Tenant Laws, 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...

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