by Sharon Vornholt | August 13, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments
Every landlord would like to lower the turnover in their properties. It’s costly to attract and retain good tenants, not to mention the costs you incur when they move out and you have to turn a vacant rental. It just makes good business sense to strive to have happy, long term tenants in your properties. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have good systems in place and treat this like a business.Here are some things you might want to consider to help turn your tenants into long
by McKellar Newsom | August 10, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments
It felt like I was walking into a cave. A dark, messy, smelly cave. I looked around at the walls of my Section 8 rental and saw black, only black. The tenants had decided to add some “color” to the décor. But seriously, who paints walls black? And poop? Who leaves dog poop all over the floor? And trash? How can a family of four leave two, not one, but two dumpsters worth of trash? I started calculating the cost of priming and repainting, carpet cleaning and trash removal. How could a newly
by Chris Clothier | August 8, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments
We Improve What We MeasureWhether you manage your own investment portfolio, or hire a property management company to manage your investments, there are key metrics to track and measure if you want to truly find success. Any two real estate investors will define success differently, especially when it comes to property management. If you follow on-line forums dedicated to real estate, you will notice heated arguments on the merits of using property management companies as opposed to do-it-you
by McKellar Newsom | July 27, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments
I felt out of place the first time I walked into the Section 8 office. It didn’t help that the line was long and the lady at the counter actually called me up from the way back to skip everyone and come to the front of the queue.Despite the awkwardness of my first visit, I now know the lady behind the counter can find the right paperwork and know how to talk to potential tenants. If you are thinking about buying Section 8 rentals and are apprehensive about the whole ordeal, take a trip to your
by Clay Huber | July 20, 2012 | on Investor Psychology | no comments
I’m sure many of you have heard the cliche’ saying, practice makes perfect.It’s a great saying, but sorry to say, is 100% wrong. I don’t remember where or how long ago, but I remember someone telling me that which caused the “huh?!?!” type expression on my face.This person then said, perfect practice makes perfect.After soaking it in, things finally clicked, “Ahhhhhh! That makes sense.” What benefit is the practice if you aren’t doing it p
by Kevin Perk | July 19, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments
Tenants are the reason we survive as landlords. By paying their rent, tenants put gas in our cars, food on the table and hopefully a little money in the bank. Tenants, however, are human, and being human means they bring drama. Are you ready for it?Sometimes the drama is petty.“My roommate and I don’t like each other anymore, she needs to leave.”Sometimes it is more serious.“I lost my job.”You as the landlord need to be ready to deal with tenant drama. Here are my methods of ta
by Brandon Turner | July 15, 2012 | on Starting Out | no comments
Kurt Cobain is a big deal.If you are unfamiliar with the name “Kurt Cobain,” perhaps you are much more familiar with the band “Nirvana.”Still no?“Smells Like Teen Spirit?”“Come As You Are?”If you are still lost, just trust me when I say that Kurt Cobain was, and is, a big deal.As the front man of the 90′s grunge band “Nirvana,” Cobain led the group to over 75 million album sales worldwide, brought “grunge” music to the mainstream and earned the reputation of
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