Bay Area Property Management Blog

Should I Rent or Sell My Property in San Leandro?

When selecting a real estate or property management company, you have to ask yourself if you want to rent or sell your property. Whatever your reasons for either choice, you have to do what is best for you. Every landlord and every situation is different. Market Conditions Matter to Your DecisionIt’s always important to look at mark...

What Types of Insurance Do I Need for My Property? | San Leandro Landlord Tips

One of the largest expenses you’ll have as a landlord after your mortgage and your property taxes is your insurance. If we’re being honest with ourselves, most of us have never really dug into our insurance policies. Maybe you’ve studied different parts of real estate investing, but you’ve never really asked about ...

The Rental Property Maintenance Process in San Leandro: What to Know

You may not know this, but about ten percent of all the maintenance requests that come into Civitas Property Management are denied. We firmly believe in keeping your home in good condition, and we want to maintain a good relationship with your tenants, especially during lease renewal time. As a property management company, we strive to ke...

Denied Work Orders

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Did you know that Civitas denies over 10% of work order claims submitted by tenants? If we find that the work order is cosmetic in nature, or has no impact on functionality to the home, then we go ahead and deny the work order. What we do is we deny it. We let the resident know that we’re denying this work order because legally we d...

How a Local Property Manager Protects your Property

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A lot of our property owners don't live here in the Bay Area. Whether because they inherited property, or they had a job transfer, they can't visit their property every time there's a problem. We also have a lot of international investors who are investing in the Bay Area to take advantage of the strong economy and appreciatio...

Tips on How to Run Your San Leandro Rental Property like a Business

Unintentional landlords sometimes struggle to treat their rental property as a business. Today, we’re sharing a few tips on how to do that. If you’re an unintentional landlord, you probably fall into one of two groups. Either you’re taking care of the property for a parent, or you’re moving out of town for business...

Managing a Property from Afar | San Leandro Property Management Education

There are hindrances and difficulties to being an out-of-state landlord, and we work with a lot of people who own real estate here but live out of town. Maybe you’re an unintentional landlord who didn’t invest in a house with the intention of renting out. You could be managing the property for one of your parents who cannot ta...

Screening For the Best Tenants for Your San Leandro Rental Property

As a landlord, you need to know how to do proper screening and successfully screen select and a tenant. Once you are at the point that you have an application in, you want to be careful. Maybe you’ve heard a horror story or you know someone who ended up with a difficult tenant who cost them time, money, and lost rent. This is a vali...

Properly Market Your Rental Home in San Leandro

Effectively marketing your property and attracting good quality tenants is an important part of being a landlord. One of a homeowner’s biggest fears is that their property will sit vacant, or they will get a bad tenant. Today, we’re talking about how to attract a better pool of candidates so you can select the best possible te...

Handling Maintenance Requests like a Professional San Leandro Property Manager

One of the areas where there is often ambiguity and confusion between tenants and landlords is maintenance. Maintenance requests and maintenance responses matter. In fact, 57 percent of tenants cite maintenance as a reason why they don’t renew their leases. As a landlord, you have to have the proper expectations of what tenants are ...

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