Find a new renter before the current one moves out

The tenant at your rental property just gave notice that they are moving out. Let’s talk about how you can find a new renter before the current one moves out. You have two options when your tenant moves out. Wait until they have vacated or start advertising and showing right away. I recommend starting right…

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$20K Mistake. What appliances should I provide in my rental?

$20,000 dollar mistake: What appliances should I provide for my rental?  As a landlord you don’t think providing an appliance could be a $20,000 mistake but you’d be wrong. Once upon a time in Orange County California there was a landlord that rented a house to a family with a year old refrigerator. The fridge…

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How Long Does it take to Find a Tenant?

How long does it take to find a tenant? When your property is on the rental market, you want to find a tenant as quickly as possible. It should not take more than 30 days to find a qualified tenant. Rentals that are in high demand should rent faster, often within 1-2 weeks. Single family…

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How to get rid of unwanted pets

I just read an article about an evicted tenant that left behind 85 dogs. If your tenant has an unauthorized pet at your rental property. You might think you know how to handle it, but you might be doing it the wrong way. I’m Kyle at TrueDoor Property Management. Fortunately the dogs from that story…

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When to lower the rent asking price

Hi rental property owners. When should you lower the advertised rent price on your rental property? My name is Kyle here at TrueDoor Property Management. We lease hundreds of properties a year and have anywhere from 10-20 rentals being advertised at any given time. What if you are looking for a tenant, but nobody is…

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How to Market a Rental Property

Hi property owners! Today I’m going to show you how to market a rental property. We lease hundreds of properties a year. Fortunately, there’s a high demand for housing in Orange County. Low supply and a lot of people have made a great market for rental properties. That doesn’t mean you can just throw up…

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Can I charge above market rents?

Can you get above market rent for your rental property? We all want to get the most money from our rental property. As investors, we look for ways to maximize our profits. When it comes to rental property, you can get above market rents, but it should align with your long term investment strategy.  Most…

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City of Irvine forgoes property taxes on rental apartments

The city of Irvine Forgoes property taxes to convert 1,000 plus units to middle income housing. So what does that mean to the average person?  Sam Fernley here with Truedoor property management, creating content for property owners and realtors here in southern California.  So what does foregoing property taxes to convert 1,000 plus units for…

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Balcony law for rental properties

Own a property with a balcony? The new balcony law could cost you thousands of dollars after you buy it! Sam Fernley here with TrueDoor property management, creating content for property owners and realtors here in southern CA. California enacted two balcony laws, Senate Bill 721 in 2018 and SB 326 in 2019. Buildings with…

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2022: Rents are Up!

Great News property owners, rental prices are on the rise!!! Sam Fernley here with TrueDoor Property Management creating content for realtors and property owners here in Southern California. Rental prices keep going up up up and up, while the inventory is dwindling down down down and down. If you are on the bubble about renting…

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