Thomas R. Martin- Broker/Owner, ICPM, Property Manager in Sacramento, Folsom, Natomas, Elk Grove, Roseville, Property Manager's Blog

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We have a small Sacramento-based management company serving the greater Sacramento region. I have been a property manager for over 16 years now (I started at 24, and am told 41 is young in property manager years). I love the variation that every day brings. New challenges, new laws to work with e...
02/24/2009
As a small, service based property management company serving the greater Sacramento area, we are always mindful of our clients' wishes, except to the extent when a client's wishes are in conflict with anti-discrimination laws. Frankly, I am surprised just how often the question comes up, so we'l...
02/23/2009
As a property management company, we work with people facing foreclosure to find suitable rentals they can qualify for. This used to provide us with a steady stream of recently foreclosed applicants looking for good quality rental homes. Lately, the supply of these applicants appears to have dwin...
02/22/2009
Fellow ActiveRain neighbors- This one is just for my own sanity, as it helps to list the things that slowly drive us just a little closer to crazy over the years. Maybe you can identify with one or more of these beauties, offered purely in jest (with a healthy dash of reality): 1. Reminding the p...
02/21/2009
Investors Choice Property Management (ICPM) is a small, serviced-based management company serving the greater Sacramento area, as well as Lincoln, Auburn, Natomas, Folsom and Elk Grove. Our business is almost entirely word-of-mouth referral and all properties are personally managed by a Broker th...
02/14/2009
As Broker of a small, service-based property management company serving the greater Sacramento area, I have the occasion to come into contact with investors from all walks of life. Recently during a meeting with some new clients in Lincoln, I was asked a few questions about the market in general,...
02/05/2009
As a small, service-based property manager serving the greater Sacramento region, we find it necessary to keep up with the latest rental trends. Each quarter, we compile a detailed housing survey where we compare the asking prices of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, duplexes and condominiums. With da...
01/31/2009
Having been in property management since 1992, I have seen up and down markets, but never anything quite like this. Normally we see solid rental activity during a prolonged period of stagnant sales, yet inventory of vacant properties remains fairly high, while rents are flat or even sagging. I su...
01/26/2009
I think 2009 will be a pivotal year for us in the property management business. Investors appear to be re-entering the market, vacancy inventories are up while rental prices remain somewhat flat. As we get into summer 2009, our hope is that rental inventories will shrink as the next wave of forec...
01/03/2009
It seems like every time I turn on the news, there is a piece about the economy and how it has impacted retailers. "Many retailers slashing prices by 40-70%" was a headline I read last week. I wonder just how true that statement is? Mervyns went out of business recently, and had a major sale in t...
01/02/2009
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