12 Tips for Being a Good Landlord and Having Happy Tenants

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


A Must Use Form for Every Landlord: Release to the Rights of Possession

by Kevin Perk | August 6, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

The “Release to the Rights of Possession” form is one of the most important forms that a landlord can use.  It is a must use for every landlord.  It helps protect you from future claims from former tenants.  Let me explain.When you sign a lease with a tenant, you legally give them what is termed “possession” of that rental unit.  The tenant then occupies and possesses the rental unit for the term of the lease.  The “Release to the Rights of Possession” form comes into play whene


The Advantages of Section 8 Rentals

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


Dealing With Tenant Drama: Are You Ready?

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


Tenant Eviction Process – Kennedy Group KG Property Management Orange County CA

by OrangeCountyRealEstateDeals.com | November 13, 2010 | on Orange County Homes For Sale | no comments

New Post!! A strict rent collection policy will minimize your exposure to the eviction process. We aggressively pursue rent collection to make sure tenants know they must pay on time or swift action will be taken. The eviction process is started no later than the 7th day of the month. When the tenant realizes the seriousness of the matter, the rent is almost always paid in a timely manner. The eviction process moves quickly through the use of our attorney's office. From star


Rental Property Tenant Screening Process – Orange County Property Management Ca “For Rent”

by OrangeCountyRealEstateDeals.com | November 3, 2010 | on Orange County Homes For Sale | no comments

New Post!! This rigorous tenant screening process includes credit check AND sex offender checks to name but a few. At the Kennedy Group Property Management we will do everything in our power to ensure your property is rented to only those that pass this process. Top Recommended Site!! Top Educational Products!!


WATCH ME SIDEWAYS – PART II…Tough Decisions…Short Sell Your Home or Foreclose – Orange County

by OrangeCountyRealEstateDeals.com | April 26, 2010 | on Orange County REO's & Bank Houses | no comments

If you tried loan modifications, debt reconveyance or refinance and still can't keep your home please watch this video to find out the key differences between short selling your home and foreclosing. The information will surely help. Other orange County Real Estate Deals SitesGoogle Changing Its Agency InterfaceIF THE GLOVE DOESN’T FIT, YOU MUST ACQUIT « Livinglies's Weblog




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