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.
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As the Broker/Owner of a small (100 single family units) property management company, I try to stay on top of the learning curve. By attending classes on a yearly basis, I keep up to date on legal issues affecting our industry. I had the privilege of attending a class sponsored by the local Renta...
10/27/2008
We've all heard the tag lines "all under one roof", or "big savings with our in-house services", or "one-stop shopping". They all sound like great ideas, as they insinuate that we are receiving a bargain by getting more than one service from the same place. Such is the case with diversified compa...
10/27/2008
Given the large amount of vacant inventory on the rental market, it is important to establish a fair rental value based on the demand in your area. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Property Managers. A knowledgeable property manager can accurately predict the rental range in an area. Some can provi...
10/27/2008
As a small, service based property management company, I have a biased view of the situation. Each day we strive to make our presence known to consumers, depending largely on word-of-mouth referrals. Our larger competitors outspend us 100 fold to attract vast quantities of new clients to fill the...
10/26/2008
If you have been a Landlord for any length of time, you've probably dealt with your share of problem tenants, perhaps even evicted one. Here are a few tips towards maintaining a healthy business relationship with your tenant: 1. Set the boundaries. As a property manager for the past 16 years, man...
10/26/2008
A landlord recently told me a story about how his condo in Natomas was flooded out by a prior tenant. The tenant went to hang a small picture in the bathroom, and used a typical carpentry nail on the wall to hang the frame. Unfortunately, when the nail pierced the sheetrock, it also pierced the s...
10/26/2008
Taking the time to screen potential tenants properly can help minimize risk and lead to a better long-term tenancy. Everyone knows the basics- you need to check credit, income and history. Here are a few helpful tips that you may not have considered:   1. List your qualifications in writing,  eit...
10/26/2008
I remember growing up how I always loved the wind and the rain, but as a property manager during the winter, all I can think about during a storm are my roofs (will they leak) and my fences (will they fall).    Before the mercury plunges, make it a point to wrap your pipes. It's cheap, effective,...
10/25/2008
Investors Choice Property Management (ICPM) pays one of the highest referral fees to Licensed Agents for Property Management Accounts, $400 per management client. ICPM does NO SALES - We will promptly refer your clients back to you for any sales activity. Expired Listings? Refer your clients to u...
10/25/2008
Landlord's have many different ways of locating a property manager for their rental unit, so here are  few good tips if you are in the market to find a property manager. Feel free to ask any questions and check back periodically for more helpful property management advice: 1. Decide what kind of ...
10/25/2008
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A well educated Landlord makes more informed decisions, which in turn makes them a quality client for an effective Property Manager like ICPM. Our blog is dedicated towards educating consumers and agents on the finer points of Property Management, while helping them to steer clear of pitfalls and poor business practices.