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How to Be a Good San Jose Landlord

How to Be a Good San Jose Landlord

There are some very good reasons why you should strive to be a good landlord. For starters, it’s just nice to have a good business relationship with your tenants. There’s also a huge economic reason to be a good landlord. When you follow the rules and make an effort...

Professional Property Management in San Jose – 40 Years of Excellent Service

by Joi Walker, Senior Property Manager. This year at Aborn Properties, we are celebrating our 40th year in business. During that time, we have seen real estate wax and wane and the Bay area and Silicon Valley change dramatically. Throughout all 40 of these years, our...

Setting Tenant Expectations at Move-In – Best Practices for Landlords in San Jose

By Gary Walker, owner and CVO. Once you have screened and selected a tenant, you need to pay attention to how you implement the lease and explain your expectations. This is an area that a lot of landlords pass by and then later wish they hadn’t. An alternate title to...

Selecting & Notifying New Tenants – Best Practices for San Jose Landlords

The process of selecting and notifying tenants is just as important as tenant screening. In a previous blog, we talked about screening. Today, we’re talking about how you should go about choosing your tenant and getting your lease signed. Selection Process The...

Tenant Screening – Best Practices for Landlords in San Jose

Proper tenant screening is crucial and it’s one of the areas that professional property managers can do better than individual landlords. We screen so many people that we have systems and processes in place that are designed to protect landlords and owners. You have...

Record Keeping – Best Practices for Landlords in San Jose

Record keeping can be a bit of a challenge, but good documentation will help you stay organized and compliant as a landlord. Commit to doing contemporaneous record keeping, which means you record and track things as they happen. This makes keeping good records easy....

Maintenance, Repairs & Cleaning – Best Practices for Landlords in San Jose

Taking care of maintenance and repairs efficiently is essential to retaining high quality tenants. You need to know what repairs are your responsibilities. Systems within the property are an owner’s responsibility unless the tenant has done something malicious or...

Advertising & Property Preparation – Best Practices for Landlords in San Jose

Your first two responsibilities when you’re a landlord is to prepare your property for the rental market and advertise that property so you attract good tenants. There are a few things that will prepare you for these steps and ensure you are successful in completing...

Help Your Renters Become Good San Jose Tenants

Many of the property owners we work with don’t really know what to expect from their tenants. Landlords would love for the house to come back the way it was given to a tenant and they would like the rent to be paid on time every month. Beyond that, they don’t really...

San Jose Property Management: Maintenance and Vendors

Choosing the right vendors to work on your rental property is extremely important. We have a lot of clients ask us why we will only work with vendors who are licensed and bonded. We do this to protect our property owners. If there is an injury on your property and the...

Setting a Rental Price for your San Jose Investment Property

Any time a landlord or an investment property owner asks us who sets the rent for the properties we manage, our answer is: you do. Every tenant and every landlord has a role in setting the rent as they begin to develop their relationship. The rental market also has a...
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