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Buying an Investment Property? Don’t Let Rental Rates Be a Determining Factor

Here’s the thing about rental rates: Not only do they severely limit your buying options, they can distort a property’s true potential. Taking a holistic view of a potential property is the only way to understand its real value. Here’s why. Factors of a Profitable Rental Rates aside, there are some other important factors that…

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Abandoned Property: What’s a Landlord to Do?

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, boy, it can be a real headache. What’s a landlord to do when a tenant moves out and leaves personal belongings behind? We’re not talking about trash or a tube of lipstick. We’re talking about stuff like furniture, electronics, and clothing. Abandoned property poses a real problem…

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Rent Increase in South Bay and Long Beach

Rental price has a direct impact on the quality of tenants that are placed in a unit. Well-qualified tenants know they will be approved at any available property for which they apply. They aren’t going to waste their time with properties that are priced too high. The tenants who are willing to pay more are…

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3 Reasons Why Our Tenants Are So Eager to Renew Their Lease

At Harbor Property Management, we spend a lot of time vetting and screening potential renters. After all, we want good quality tenants to lease from our owners. Not only that, we want these quality tenants to stick around. Lease renewals are great for both the renter and the property owner. For the renter, he or…

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Why Can’t I Manage My Property On My Own?

You own it. What could be so hard about managing your own rental property? You’ve probably been taking care of your own home for years — mowing the lawn, making small repairs, cleaning and installing upgrades. So, why can’t you manage your rental yourself? As professional property managers in greater Los Angeles we tell owners…

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Make People Want to Rent From You

The rental business can be tough — especially when you can’t find renters between occupancies. Is your property sitting vacant for too long between rental cycles? Do people walk out of your showings with a look of disgust on their faces? If so, your property could use a makeover. We’re not talking about a major…

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Lifting the Renter Experience to a Whole New Level

One of our top goals at Harbor Property Management (aside from making money for our owners) is to provide excellent customer service for tenants. But really, while delivering service is important, the experience is also just as critical. If you think about it — it’s the memory of receiving the service that leaves a lasting impact. Harbor relies…

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4 Ways We Encourage Lease Renewals

Here in Southern California, we come across many different types of tenants. We’ve seen the good — and the bad. Since we are part of a thorough vetting process for our property owners, however, we usually want to keep most of the good ones. After all, it saves money, time, and trouble to keep good…

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What South Bay Renters Want in a Home

Home – be it a single family house or an apartment – is where the heart is. At Harbor Property Management, we strive to make sure all our tenants are happy and content. Not only that, we know that both renters and owners are interested in a good deal. We know that the longer a…

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