Monday, April 30, 2018

What Long Beach Landlords Must Know About Tenants – Part II | Proper Rent Collection

Besides thorough screening, proper rent collection techniques are the best way to avoid evictions and reduce turnover. Rent collection might seem like the most basic part of managing a property. It’s a tenant’s responsibility and contractual obligation to pay rent. So, many landlords think they just need to collect and deposit a check every month. Being a landlord is a business, and tenants are your customers. I like ... read more >>

Monday, March 19, 2018

Property Management Advice About Renting Out Luxury Properties in Long Beach, CA

Leasing and managing luxury properties requires a different approach than you might take when renting out other properties. At the Mike Dunfee Group, we manage a lot of luxury condos, especially high rises. We have an extensive portfolio of penthouses and beach properties and homes in affluent neighborhoods. Today, we’re sharing some of the insight we’ve learned from doing this over the years. Hopefully, it will help you if you have a luxury investment property on the rental market.

Premium Properties and the Leasing Process

These are unique properties with a disce...

Monday, February 19, 2018

What Long Beach Landlords Must Know About Tenants – Part 1 | Tenant Screening Advice

Part of being a landlord is assuming a certain amount of tenant risk. Proper screening greatly reduces that risk. Today, we’re talking about tenant screening and how it can protect your rental property.

Price Your Property Correctly

Set yourself up for success and price your property right. An overpriced property will only attract the tenants who were turned down everywhere else. Run an accurate ad with a good description and the full rent amount. This immediately screens out people who can’t afford the home.

Set Your Standards and Communicate

The cle...

Monday, February 12, 2018

How Landlords Can Take the Risk Out of Long Beach Rental Repairs

There are many reasons a landlord should use a professional property management company to manage an investment property. A big reason is repairs. Let’s face it - repairs can be a hassle. They will often happen at inconvenient times. You have the nightmare of having to schedule with tenants, manage access issues, and then deal with neighbors and the repair people. A professional can make the process smoother and save you money.

Professional Property Maintenance: Documentation

When you’re managing repairs, you need a system for documentation. You have to document wh... read more >>

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How a Long Beach Property Management Company Keeps Vacancy Low in Your Investment Property

There are many reasons why a landlord should use a professional property management company to manage their rental property. One of them is a manager’s ability to fill a vacancy faster.

Real Estate Marketing

A professional property manager will know how to market your property. We know what photos to use, and what key features to focus on, whether it’s parking, air conditioning, inside laundry, or whatever will hook a tenant for your property. We also know where to market. We advertise on the MLS, or sites like Craigslist,, and WestSideRentals. It&rs... read more >>