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Pet Policy – What Is It and What Does It Include in Manhattan Beach, CA?

October 18, 2019

Pet Policy

Many rental property owners are nervous about allowing pets into their properties. They’re worried the animals will cause damage or increase their liability. This is a fear we understand, but we also know that many tenants in Manhattan Beach have at least one pet. If you don’t allow pets in your property, you may have a longer vacancy period, and that can end up costing you more than any pet damage. Today, we’re discussing how […]

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What to Do When Your Tenant Wants to Break Their Lease | Manhattan Beach Property Management

September 20, 2019

Tenant Wants to Break Lease

A lease is a legal and binding contract, and when you sign a lease with a tenant, you expect that tenant to fulfill the term of the tenancy. However, things happen. Tenants get divorced, lose their jobs, get married, and decide to buy homes or move out of state. When your tenant wants to break a lease, there are things you can do to ensure you and your rental income are protected. Review Your Lease […]

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Best Practices for Tenant Screening in Manhattan Beach

August 16, 2019

Tenant Screening

Screening tenants is one of the most important jobs of any landlord or property manager. Placing good tenants will have a huge impact on the type of rental experience you have. You’re looking for tenants who will pay rent on time, help you take care of your property, and follow the terms of your rental agreement. You also want someone who will stay in place for a long time and be easy to communicate with. […]

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Tips on How to Prepare Your Manhattan Beach Home to Be a Rental

July 20, 2019

Preparing Home to be a Rental

New landlords are often unsure about how to begin turning their property into a rental. If you’ve been living in a home that you’re now ready to put on the rental market, or you’ve inherited a property that you want to rent to tenants, there are a few things you need to do before you list it and start screening renters. Pay Attention to Curb Appeal First impressions are important in every part of the […]

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Should I Furnish My Manhattan Beach, CA Rental Home? | Professional Property Management Advice

June 15, 2019

Furnishing Rental

We talk to a lot of rental property owners who are unsure about whether they should offer a property that’s furnished or unfurnished. If you’ve been living in the home that you’re now putting on the rental market, you might think it’s easier to leave beds and sofas for the tenants who will move in. However, a furnished property is not always a good idea for a number of reasons. Today, we’re discussing when you […]

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How Much Will Tenant Turnover Cost You? | Manhattan Beach Property Management Education

May 17, 2019


Vacancy costs are expensive, and many landlords in Manhattan Beach understand the importance of limiting vacancy. However, it’s easy to forget tenant turnover and the costs you incur when one tenant moves out and you have to prepare the property for a new tenant. Today, we’re helping you budget for the cost of tenant turnovers, and offering some tips that may help you minimize the expense. Tenant Turnover and Vacancy Costs When your tenant moves […]

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Should You Charge a Late Fee for Tenant Rental Payments? Manhattan Beach Property Management Advice

April 19, 2019

Late Fee

If you work with a professional property management company, there’s little to worry about when it comes to rent collection. Most property managers have a process in place that ensures your rent is collected consistently on time every month. However, if you’re an independent landlord managing your own home, rent collection can become stressful. Tenants may be late, or they might not pay at all. Knowing how to handle that situation can be tricky. Today, […]

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What Type of Insurance Do I Need for My Manhattan Beach, CA Rental Home?

March 15, 2019

Rental Home Insurance

When you’re renting out a home in Manhattan Beach, you need to routinely review and update your insurance policy. It’s important to keep yourself and your asset protected. Even with good property management and exceptional systems in place, you never know what’s going to happen. Talk to your insurance agent about any new insurance laws or policies. Expert advice can help you reduce your liability and your potential for financial loss. Whether you’re shopping for […]

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How to Avoid Rental Scams When Marketing Your Manhattan Beach Rental Home on Craigslist

February 15, 2019

Avoid Rental Scams

Craigslist is site to use when you’re marketing your rental property because prospective tenants use it to find their next home. However, it also opens you up to a lot of dishonest people doing dishonest things. Craigslist is often associated with scams, and both owners and tenant want to be sure they’re protected from fraudulent people and nefarious motives.   Watermark Your Property Photos To get the attention of tenants looking at Craigslist ads, you’ll […]

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Manhattan Beach, California Property Management Fees – What to Expect

January 18, 2019

Property Management Fees

The cost of professional property management varies and depends on your location, the type of property you own, and the company you choose. Today, we’re discussing a few of the standard fees you can expect, and talking about why the services you receive are even more important than the money you’ll pay. Leasing Fees and Tenant Placement Most property management companies will charge a leasing fee, or a tenant placement fee. This covers the cost […]

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Yelp Recognition!

February 23, 2017

Providing top notch service = Happy owners and happy tenants!

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Why Work with South Bay Property Management Pros

February 16, 2017

Who We Are We set the standard of excellent service by paying close attention to our clients needs and using a personalized approach.

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5 Rental Market Predictions: What to Expect in 2017 (and Beyond)

February 13, 2017

To my South Bay and Westside Residential Investment Owners:   As presumed, while there is expected to be a nationwide stabilization of rents in 2017 around 1.5%, the exception is……can you guess….the West Coast markets!   We will continue to see rents not leveling off in the Southern California region. Rather, continued rental rate increases of approximately 5% will continue to be the norm around these parts.   I second this projection based on my […]

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Why Work with South Bay Property Management Pros in Manhattan Beach?

January 26, 2017

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Why You Need a Maintenance Reserve for Your Manhattan Beach Rental Property

April 21, 2016

An investor owner needs to set up a maintenance reserve for rental property, and there’s one major reason why: Peace of mind. I always tell my owners that this is the main reason for establishing a reserve fund for your maintenance needs. Maintenance Timing   There have been a number of occasions where maintenance and repair work is required at inopportune times. You might need to repair something at holiday time, during the middle of […]

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Why Choose South Bay Property Management Pros

December 2, 2015

South Bay Property Management Pros can be a great resource for you if you’re an investor or a rental property owner, and today we’re going to tell you why.

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Helpful Property Management Publication

April 21, 2015

Excellent property management publication even some of our owner’s subscribe to! Vendor lists, tenant issues, owner issues, real estate legal issues, etc. Knowledge is key to this real estate game. Click on the link below and take a peek!  

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WARNING to potential RENTERS:

April 6, 2015

I’ve personally experienced single-family home rentals on Trulia​, Zillow​, Craigslist, etc. to be ripe with scammers looking to rip potential renters off. One of the most popular scams involves posting under-market homes for rent. This happened recently to our company’s listing in Torrance. I talked with a few potential renter’s who were enticed by a below market listing that was a duplicate of ours. Apparently, a fake agent had reproduced our listing on Trulia at […]

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One reason to turn your property into an income producing one!

March 24, 2015

It’s a hard pill to swallow for many, however, if you’re in the position to leverage your real estate asset by turning it into an income producing property, our services can make it happen for you! Housing policy in the United States is very tilted toward trying to encourage people to go into debt to buy houses, so almost everywhere you look more Americans are homeowners than renters. But that’s changing. A new report from NYU’s […]

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Torrance’s very own Louis Zamperini!

March 9, 2015

We all need a little “pick me up” in life. When you do, check out the movie “Unbroken”.  Coming from him, this quote is not hollow. His story will show you how.

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To summarize: Act Neighborly.

February 8, 2015

Sometimes the landlord/tenant relationship can be a difficult one. But it does not have to be that way, and it certainly does not have to start out that way. As landlords, we try to get this relationship off to a good start and keep it that way by taking care of our properties and tenant concerns. But some tenants, perhaps due to past experiences, prepare for the worst and thus approach the relationship ready for […]

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Love Thy Neighbor

January 26, 2015

Call me old-fashioned, call me a raised midwesterner…but remember the days when a new neighbor would move into the community, only to be greeted by baked goodies and smiling faces? Let’s remember to spread the love around a little.

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Our very own South Bay native talks about his life growing up in Hermosa Beach! Who knew?!

January 13, 2015

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Who is servicing a late night Christmas Eve emergency? We are!

December 24, 2014

It’s late Christmas Eve and South Bay Property Management Pros is currently servicing a significant maintenance emergency at one of our managed properties. $99/Mo. is looking pretty good right about now! That’s the kind of customer service we provide our investment owners …so they don’t have to!!! Happy Holidays!

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Think you can manage your property on your own? Follow the graphic below to find out!

December 16, 2014

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Californians On The Move! We’re here to help!

November 30, 2014

Many of my clients (owners) have recently moved out-of-state for greener pastures, yet, want to find a trusted company to handle the management of their real estate property. South Bay Property Management Pros is well equipped to provide you with peace of mind from thousands of miles away!

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Do you know your neighbors?

November 17, 2014

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Simplistic but noteworthy…check it out!

October 15, 2014

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Investment Owners: Great news! Tenants: I feel your pain!

October 9, 2014

Renters, get ready to pay a little more. The cost of the average apartment in the Southland is projected to grow more than 8% over the next two years, according to a report out Tuesday. A new study from USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate projects that rents will climb 8.2% in Los Angeles County by mid-2016, to $1,856 a month, on average. In Orange County, the prediction is 8.6% growth, to $1,806. And in the Inland […]

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Rent Is The New Buy

October 6, 2014

Despite the various advantages to own, for many, they simply can’t (especially in SoCal) or choose not to. Here’s the breakdown:

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