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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Property rental management fees are not the same from company to company and market to market. San Francisco property management fees vary, but there are a few things that rental property owners can count on when they’re measuring the cost of professional management.    What you pay will depend on the company you choose, the services…

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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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The landlord and tenant laws in California are changing in 2020, and rental property owners need to be prepared. It’s important that you notify your tenants of any changes, and that means taking several specific steps.  Always Communicate in Writing  It is absolutely critical that any changes to your processes, procedures, or systems are put…

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Pricing your San Francisco rental property correctly is important to avoiding long vacancies and attracting high quality tenants.  A price that’s too low means you’re losing money every month in the rent you could be collecting. Pricing your home too high is just as expensive; it means your home will be vacant longer, and that…

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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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