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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.

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

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 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 checkup. #3. Set...

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

Five Minute Friday #56 - Happy 4th of July, Taking a Clarity Break!

7/9/2021
Hello Brainstormers! We hope you all had a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday and are enjoying your summer! It is great to have things open again for the beach, BBQs, and fireworks, wherever you may be. We needed a day off on the 4th and we are sure those of you in the property management business did too! It’s been tough to keep up with the show that past few weeks as we’ve been making some changes at North County Property Group to pivot back to a full reopening scenario in the State...

Duration:00:02:06

Episode 58: The Full Financial Picture, Featuring Craig Schoen of Rentify

5/25/2021
As a property manager or landlord, do you ever worry that you are not truly getting the full financial picture when screening tenant applications? A rental application may look quite good and complete, but in reality, some of the aspects that would be helpful in making a decision may not be visible. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could verify renter's income, payroll, past rent payments, NSF & overdrafts all in one, easy to pull, screening report? On this episode of Property Management...

Duration:00:26:03

Episode 57: Messaging Touchpoints and Online Reviews, Featuring Zach Williams of Podium

4/30/2021
Bob Preston, host of Property Management Brainstorm, discusses the topic of relationship management in property management with Zach Williams of the Partnerships and Business Development Team at Podium. Several of the best practices in relationship management involve connecting with customers through ongoing messaging touchpoints and online reviews. Podium is a customer messaging platform that can help property management companies achieve these ongoing touchpoints, ultimately bolstering...

Duration:00:30:17

Episode 56: Tracking Vendor Certificates of Insurance, Featuring Dave Bixler of Thimble

4/15/2021
As a landlord or property manager, do you ever worry that a maintenance vendor you send to a property might not have the correct insurance coverage? Dispatching a repairman with insufficient or expired insurance could create a liability on your property management business. Further, its a big job to track all of the insurance policies from vendors to make sure they remain in compliance with your standards for coverage. On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, Bob discusses the...

Duration:00:38:33

Episode 55: Standing Out in the Crowd, Featuring Nicki Callahan, Founder of Nest Publications

4/1/2021
In the crowded space of the property management industry, making sure your company is standing out in the crowd is more important than ever. Tech savvy property managers are using digital media to snag single family owners with through their online presence. So, what about you? Are you putting your best foot forward with digital marketing? On this episode of Property Management Brainstorm, Bob discusses the topic of digital marketing for property management companies with Nicki Callahan,...

Duration:00:24:32

Five Minute Friday #55 - Summary of California's Proposition 19

3/26/2021
California's Proposition 19, goes into effect on April 1, 2021, offering many protections to California home owners. If you are a California homeowner or investor, could you take advantage of the new benefits provided under this new law? Today's Five Minute Friday offers a quick summary of what Prop 19 is all about. 1. Senior citizens often live in homes that are no longer a fit because it may be too large or far away from loved ones or medical providers. 2. Severely disabled individuals...

Duration:00:05:54

Episode 54: Real Estate Syndication, Featuring AJ Shepard of Uptown Property Management

3/25/2021
So far in 2021, we have been featuring new opportunities in the property management industry. One area not yet explored on the show is Real Estate Syndication. As a general definition, real estate syndication is a partnership between several investors. They combine their skills and capital to purchase and manage a property they otherwise could not afford. If you’ve got an eye for a good deal and good partners, this might be a great opportunity to explore in 2021, either as the syndicator or...

Duration:00:41:13

Five Minute Friday #54 - Top Takeaways from the 2021 CALNARPM Conference

3/19/2021
For the listeners who know Bob and his involvement in the National Association of Real Estate Property Managers, NARPM, you will remember that he is currently the President of the California Chapter. Last week was the CALNARPM annual conference and it was quite an event! For those who were not able to attend, Bob is dedicating this week's FMF to a quick overview of the conference and provides his top takeaways. Maybe this will convince you, even if you are not in the state of California,...

Duration:00:05:07