Property Management Brainstorm

Business & Economics Podcasts

Property Management Brainstorm provides tips and advice to property managers, homeowners, and property investors about renting and managing their residential investment properties, tenants, and vendors. This podcast series is conducted in an interview discussion format by Bob Preston – president, owner and real estate broker of North County Property Group, a top ranked San Diego property management company. Bob interviews top professionals and experts in their respective fields related to the real estate and property management industry with the goal of providing insight and best practices to maximize your property value and income while maintaining top notch tenant relations.

Location:

United States

Description:

Property Management Brainstorm provides tips and advice to property managers, homeowners, and property investors about renting and managing their residential investment properties, tenants, and vendors. This podcast series is conducted in an interview discussion format by Bob Preston – president, owner and real estate broker of North County Property Group, a top ranked San Diego property management company. Bob interviews top professionals and experts in their respective fields related to the real estate and property management industry with the goal of providing insight and best practices to maximize your property value and income while maintaining top notch tenant relations.

Language:

English

Contact:

858-792-5797 x100


Episodes

Episode 68: Achieving Efficiencies in Property Management

5/5/2022
Can you imagine turning units without having to leave the office? In today’s episode, we find out how a property management software can do just that. Joining Bob today is Kobi Bensimon, Founder of Showdigs – the only property management software with on-demand showing agents. It has completely disrupted the residential property management industry by providing a network of actively licensed real estate agents who are trained to handle showings, alongside an easy-to-use scheduling system for...

Duration:00:53:05

Episode 67: Is California in a Housing Crisis?

4/28/2022
Is California in a housing crisis? This is a rhetorical question because the answer is an astounding YES! At the CALNARPM Conference in Napa Valley, April 21, 2022, Bob hosted and facilitated a panel in front of a live audience that addressed this topic. For this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, we've turned a recording of that panel into a podcast! Bob posed some dicey questions to the expert panel which resulted in a lively discussion. Bob is joined on the panel by Oscar Wei,...

Duration:00:55:55

Episode 66: Hiring Virtual Staff Members, Featuring Pete Neubig of VPM Solutions

3/6/2022
In a property management company, recruiting and maintaining staff members who fit within the company culture is one of the biggest business challenges. Most of us in the post pandemic world are running hybrid if not fully remote work routines so there is no reason to be tied by geographic boundaries. On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, Bob speaks with Pete Neubig, CEO at VPM Solutions, about finding and retaining talent in your property management company. VPM Solutions is an...

Duration:00:40:21

Five Minute Friday #66: Excite! This Year's CALNARPM Conference in Napa Valley, CA

3/4/2022
On this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob brings his excitement about the upcoming CALNARPM Conference, April 20th - 22nd, in Napa Valley, CA! This is a must attend property management conference, especially if you are a property manager or landlord practicing within the State of California. No kidding, it is the best state chapter conference every year and registration is only $295. Hurry and get registered now before it sells out! There will be an amazing slate of speakers, best...

Duration:00:04:33

Five Minute Friday #65: Talking Trash! California SB 1383 and Composting Requirements

2/11/2022
On this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob is talking trash! No, not the smack talk variety, but rather new California legislation which has taken effect regarding the disposal of organic waste. This is something for CA landlords and property managers alike to be aware of, especially for multifamily buildings and apartment communities. Why is California doing this? California throws away more than 6 Million tons of food waste every year and more than 24 tons of combined “green organic...

Duration:00:04:17

Five Minute Friday #64: California COVID-19 Legislative Update 2022

2/4/2022
The California legislative session for 2021 has come to a close and there is some important information to share about new California laws for 2022 pertaining to Covid 19 and tenants who may have suffered an impact. On this Five Minute Friday, Bob reviews the current status of the Covid Tenant Relief Act and what California landlords and property management companies need to consider before taking action on a tenant for nonpayment of rent prior to March 30, 2022. Disclaimer, we are not an...

Duration:00:04:50

Episode 65: The Best of Brainstorm 2021, Our Top Guest Conversations From Last Year's Episodes!

2/3/2022
Let's go back to some of the best guest conversations from last year in the “Best of Brainstorm 2021”, soundbites and highlights from leaders in the property management industry. Topics Covered [3:28] Episode 61 featured Mark Scott of Encore Realty in Bonita, CA and Daniel Rogers of All Seasons LLC in Colorado Springs, sharing their thoughts on moving away from the term "landlord" with a preference for "housing provider". [6:40] In Episode 51, our guest was Niv Davidovich, of Davidovich...

Duration:00:26:34

Five Minute Friday #63: How to Avoid Distractions

1/28/2022
From our experience at North County Property Group as a landlord and property manager, it seems that for as many hours as there are in the day, there are three times as many interruptions that take you away from work that needs to get done. In the office, you can easily lose your train of thought with everyday interruptions and if working from home you’ll find lots distractions too. In small doses, distractions can actually be a good thing. Small breaks during the day often help to refresh...

Duration:00:04:47

Five Minute Friday #62: Five Ways to Kickoff 2022

1/21/2022
At North County Property Group, we just love the month of January. No, not because of setting new year resolutions or starting yet another failed diet, but because it is the best time of year to kickoff new strategy and plans for our San Diego property management company. In this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob shares his five ways to kick off 2022 with a bang at your property management company! #1. Develop your forecast, budget, and strategic plan. #2. Do an organizational...

Duration:00:05:06

Episode 64: A New Approach to Pest Control for Property Managers

1/20/2022
Pest control in rental properties is a challenging topic for any property management company. Treating for ants, termites, mice and other unruly pests is likely to come up in almost any residential property. And determining who is responsible for treating a rental property for pests can also be a sensitive topic. Is it the tenant's responsibility that a property may have a huge ant problem, or is it a severe problem that existed prior to move in and therefore may be the responsibility of the...

Duration:00:32:21

Episode 63: Should I Start a Property Management Business?

1/17/2022
There is no denying that Property Management can be an all-consuming profession. Once a Property Management business is established, however, it can be a fun and fruitful enterprise. For those who are considering starting a property management company, will 2022 be a good year and is the timing right? On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, host Bob Preston is joined by Kathleen Richards who will share her thoughts on starting her own company and coaching others how to do the...

Duration:00:46:25

Five Minute Friday #61: Welcome Back and Happy New Year 2022!

1/14/2022
Happy New year and welcome back to Property Management Brainstorm podcast and the first Five Minute Friday in 2022! We are back for 2022 and ready to go for in the new year with renewed energy and enthusiasm to bring you great content from the Property Management industry. In this episode of Five Minute Friday, Bob shares some of the topics he plans to cover in 2022 starting with how to kick start your year, forecast and motivate your team for to achieve your identified goals and...

Duration:00:03:11

Episode 62: Tax Considerations for Real Estate Investors

10/12/2021
As a real estate investor or property manager, it’s imperative that you have great representation regarding tax considerations. This is true, not only for running our own businesses, but also to provide the best possible advice if you have investment partners or investment property clients for your property management business. The key is planning to successfully and legally reduce tax liability in order to maximize after-tax income. On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, host...

Duration:00:35:23

Five Minute Friday #60: Ten Best Practices for Relationship Management

9/24/2021
Property Management Brainstorm host, Bob Preston, wrote an article for the December issue of NARPM’s Residential Resource Magazine, titled Ten Best Practices in Relationship Management. We thought it would be good to spend todays FMF on a quick review of those 10 best practices: Online PresenceCRM SoftwareResponsivenessBuilding Trust Regular CommunicationReviewsCustomer AppreciationGiving BackDispute ResolutionStaying Ahead of the CurveRelationship management is not always about the bottom...

Duration:00:06:18

Episode 61: Changing the Narrative

9/19/2021
As a landlord or property manager, do you ever feel like the word “landlord” comes with a negative connotation? The word has been in use for over 1000 years, dating back to an Old English concept, in which tracts of land were owned by a single person who came to be known as a "lord", and those occupying the land became bound and dependent on their lords for protection and of course obligated to pay rent for that privilege. Even though our culture has moved well beyond this ancient system,...

Duration:00:31:41

Five Minute Friday #59: The Importance of Property Management Designations

9/17/2021
We are very proud that North County Property Group has been awarded with the CRMC designation by the National Association of Residential Property Managers ( NARPM). CRMC stands for Certified Residential Management Company and we are the only property management company in San Diego County to have this honor, only one of four in all of California, and one of less than 50 nationwide. So what is the big deal and why are property management designations important? The CRMC and other...

Duration:00:05:48

Five Minute Friday #58: Happy Labor Day! I've Been Elected to the NARPM Board of Directors!

9/3/2021
Hello and Labor Day weekend! As the Summer winds down and we move into Fall, Property Management Brainstorm wants to say thank you for your trust and confidence as a listener of the podcast. Our objective, and Bob Preston's as well, is to be a trusted source of information for you as a real estate investor, landlord, or property manager. Counting you among our listeners is something for which we are especially grateful. We are also proud to announce that our podcast host, and CEO of North...

Duration:00:02:39

Episode 60: Five Reasons to Take a Vacation from Your Property Management Job

8/28/2021
As a landlord or property manager, do you ever feel like you just can’t take a break from your property management job? Keeping your eyes on the ball so nothing falls through the cracks at your rental properties can be a never-ending concern. Maintenance requests, property viewings, leases to review and sign, tenant move ins, rent collection. Yikes! Research shows that many small business owners either don’t take vacation, or when they do, it’s a “working vacation”. On this episode of...

Duration:00:44:24

Episode 59: Understanding Section 8 and the Housing Choice Voucher Program

8/14/2021
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, often referred to as Section 8, is federal government assistance, administered by HUD, for very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Participants are provided with financial assistance, in the form of a voucher, so they can find their own housing within single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, or...

Duration:00:33:03

Five Minute Friday #57 - Back on the Air, I'm Now an MPM!

8/13/2021
Hello Brainstorm faithful! We are happy to be back on the air with more Five Minute Friday and Property Management Brainstorm episodes, refreshed and invigorated after a month long hiatus for vacation, family time, and clarity breaks! In this FMF, Bob makes the announcement that he is now a NARPM® MPM®! That is, the Master Property Manager designation from the National Association of Residential Property Managers. Bob has worked hard over the past year to achieve this designation and honor...

Duration:00:04:01