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Archive for February, 2020

Communication Breakdown: Improving Interactions Between Property Managers and Owners By-David Crown

Posted on 01. Feb, 2020 by .

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I’ve written often about the importance of open communication between a property manager and the property owners they represent. Transparency is paramount in our industry, where owners ought to know exactly what they’re paying for, and managers ought not act on assumptions. In this article, I’ll present a comprehensive guide for positive and profitable interactions […]

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Six Ways to Master Property Maintenance By -David Crown

Posted on 01. Nov, 2019 by .

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Typically, when somebody describes a business as being “in the toilet,” they’re delivering bad news. But property management is an industry built on the gritty work of contractors and maintenance technicians, including plumbing repairs. So if you’re a property manager and your company isn’t “in the toilet,” you’re doing something wrong.

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5 Ways to Go Above and Beyond in Property Management By – David Crown

Posted on 01. Sep, 2019 by .

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Like just about every other industry, property management has seen major technological advancements in recent years, and it’s crucial for us to make sure our service adopts the most efficient tools available to it. But in truth, the quality of a property management company doesn’t hinge on technology—it comes down to principle. Much of what […]

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Five Steps to a Seamless Transition as the New Property Manager By – David Crown

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 by .

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In the management industry, tenants aren’t the only ones coming and going; owners commonly “move” their properties between different property management companies until they’re satisfied with a service. Bringing buildings and entire portfolios under new management is a process well worth proper preparation, so here are five steps I always take to ensure this all-important […]

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Service Pets in Rental Properties: What Landlords Should Know by – David Crown

Posted on 01. Jun, 2019 by .

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Service dogs perform all kinds of helpful and impressive tasks to serve the handicapped and disabled: guiding the blind, pulling their owners in wheelchairs in some cases even dialing 911. They can be vital to their owners’ well-being. But occasionally, tenants try to abuse the system by bringing pets that don’t qualify as service animals […]

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5 Strategies Common to Successful Property Managers By – David Crown

Posted on 01. Mar, 2019 by .

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In this article, I’ll lay out five practices that the best property managers turn into longstanding habits. I’ve returned to them consistently throughout my career, and they apply to the management of all forms of real estate, from retail to residential, office to industrial. When managing, organization is of the utmost importance. You’ll find that […]

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The Property Manager’s Guide to Tenant Selection by – David Crown

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

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Property managers are in the business of eliminating stress and headaches for property owners. Since nothing can complicate the life of a property owner quite like an irresponsible or malicious tenant, tenant selection is of the utmost importance in this industry, and it’s something I’ve devoted a great deal of time to refining.

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How Accidental Landlords Can Avoid Two Common Mistakes by – David Crown

Posted on 01. Dec, 2018 by .

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Ownership of property might seem like something that can only happen through careful planning, but as a property manager in Los Angeles, I get calls all the time from folks who’ve become landlords through unplanned scenarios. Maybe a family member has passed away and willed them a property. Maybe they wanted to sell their home […]

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