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

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An investment property is a valuable asset, so you should not trust the care of that asset to just anyone. Taking the time to research and locate the right Property Manager can save you time, money and a few hundred headaches down the road. Investors Choice Property Management (ICPM) is dedicated to setting an example for our peers in the industry. Experience Property Management The Way It Should Be.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Ok, you've found a good tenant with the credit, income and history requirements all met. Now its time to sit down and enter into a lease agreement. As Sacramento area property managers, a common question we get from both tenants and landlords is regarding the utilities. Who pays for what? In the ...
11/05/2008
It seems crazy to me, as a Sacramento Property Manager over the past 16+years, to hear that people are still making verbal agreements with their tenants. We were hired by a Landlord last week to step in and take over a delinquency problem with an existing tenancy. When asked to produce documentat...
11/03/2008
We signed up a new client this weekend, a very nice woman with a problem tenant in her unit. When I asked her to describe the situation, I was not very surprised, having heard the story a hundred times before over the past 16 years as a Sacramento property manager. The tenant said they'd pay last...
11/02/2008
It is a gray, wet morning here in Northern CA. After a night of handing our candy to ghouls, ghosts and goblins, I settled in for some cheesy horror movies and a well deserved rest. November 1, 2008. I turned 41 today. It doesn't feel all that different from 40. My wife and I had our coffee, char...
11/01/2008
Landlords- Remember to check up on your vacant rentals, or hire a good property manager to do it for you. We will be visiting each of our vacancies tomorrow to make sure no ghosts or goblins (or vandalizing youth) did any harm over All Hallows Eve. Does Your Property Manager Conduct Exterior Insp...
10/31/2008
Beef Stew ala’ Thomas (Gourmet Burgundy Beef Stew) This recipe I discovered by accident. I was dreadfully ill with a case of the flu, and in dire need of a hot meal on a cold night, but did not want to waste too much time in the kitchen. By searing all the ingredients at high heat and covered to ...
10/30/2008
In this age of Wal-Mart, Costco and other big-box stores, the trend towards "bigger" is everywhere we look. Somewhere along the way, it seems the personal side of the service industry has been lost. We are no longer on a first-name basis with our grocer, our cashier, our hardware store owner, or ...
10/29/2008
The answer: A single family home or duplex. While inventory of apartments and condominiums continues to be a problem for the rental market in that there are many to choose from, the same cannot be said of the single family home. As property managers, the feedback we are getting from renters is pr...
10/29/2008
If you or someone you know has a home not selling (not very hard to imagine in this market), have you considered referring them for Property Management?If so, you may not have heard of Investors Choice Property Management (ICPM). We're a small, locally based management company specializing in the...
10/28/2008
If you are a Landlord with a rental unit within the City of Sacramento, you've probably heard about the new inspection law that passed. As a property manager, we have been party to several inspections now, with more to come as we manage approximately 25 properties within the City limits. Before y...
10/28/2008
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