Five Things to Watch for in 2016 Real Estate

2016 is not going to be a wild year. But the East Bay residential real estate market, connected as we are with the boiling market across the Bay is always an exciting ride. These are some of the most important things to watch for if you’re investing for the first time or thinking of upping […]

Seven East Bay Property Management Musts

The East Bay area continues to be one of the hot investment areas in all of California. While prices are expected to continually climb, there will be adjustments and similar setbacks, as there will be anywhere else in any market worldwide. In the East Bay though, residential real estate investors get access to an experienced […]

Four Important Water Conservation Tips for Surviving the Drought with Your Tenants in Place

As one of the leading Alameda County and Contra Costa County property managers, we look at a lot of water bills. In fact, we pay them for many of our clients, so we’re very often in charge of keeping those costs down so that our property owners don’t see their entire investment run down the […]

3 Most Important Points About California Landlord Tenant Law

You don’t have to be a lawyer to rent a home in California. Best Property Management reminds all of our Contra Costa County renters that some 99% of landlord-tenant disputes in California get settled easily and far outside of the arena of the law. Landlord-Tenant law is pretty straightforward, easy to understand and generally something […]

Seven Basic Services Your Property Management Should Be Providing. Are They?

A real estate investment can seem like a scary place to put your money. You’re not sure which way things will go. So many factors can affect whether you come out on top that you really need to do your homework. Hiring a property management company is one way to reduce the variables. The range […]

No Excuses: Five Good Ways for Property Owners to be Neighborhood Advocates, Too

Very few absentee slumlords started out in life as absentee slumlords. Deteriorating property values lead to deteriorating returns – and no one really comes out on top. But being a landlord is not exactly an easy ride either, even in the best of times. Let’s take a look at nine easy ways you can get […]

The 5 Essentials of Turning Good Tenants into Long-Term Tenants

Finding good tenants and getting them into a property is something any good property manager studies. The process becomes fixed, obsessive at times and it’s going on year-round in bigger management offices. Funny enough, it would be a lot less necessary if the good tenants are treated just a little better, and the bad ones […]

5 Things Tenants Want from Your Rental Property

Keeping your rental property full is not just the goal of a good property manager, it’s also the topic of hundreds of article, pages and online forums. It’s pored over by professionals from loud-talking investment gurus to quieter investment clubs and the old lady who inherited her spouse’s portfolio. One of the big problems comes […]

What to Look For In a Property Management Company

When you own a valuable piece of real estate, and decide to rent it out, you want the best property management company taking care of your property as you would. You will find that most property management companies will claim to do an excellent job of screening your tenants, collecting that rent and generally keeping […]