As professional San Francisco property managers, we get a lot of questions from potential clients. Owners want to know how much we charge and how much their property will rent for. They ask how soon we can rent it and whether the management contract is negotiable.  These are all good questions. It’s important to have…

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Rent control has been in place for many San Francisco rental properties for decades. Recently, statewide rent control was put into place throughout California. Those provisions may widen the impact of rent control on San Francisco properties that were not affected previously.  Today, we’re covering the basics of San Francisco rent control and what you…

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To maximize your ROI and avoid vacancies, you need to keep your best San Francisco tenants happy. As you likely know, vacancy and turnover costs are high, and best avoided.  When you’re establishing a tenant retention plan, think of your tenants as customers. They pay rent, and just like with any customer, you need to…

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A good landlord/tenant relationship that involves open communication, responsiveness, and the clear sharing of expectations will usually result in a conflict-free rental experience. Maintaining a good relationship is important even at the end of the tenancy, when your residents are moving out of the property. Security deposit disputes can be difficult for property owners, and…

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