Friday, November 20, 2015

5 Reasons to Use a Professional Property Manager in Whittier CA

 If you have owned rental property or have inherited a home and became a landlord, you already know that there are many hats that you need wear. In addition to selecting tenants, preparing leases, and maintaining the property, you also have to contend with Fair Housing guidelines, staying current with market rents, and formidable court room process. Perhaps you have discovered, like many do, that being a landlord isn’t for everyone. Here are five great reasons ways that a property manager can help you get back to enjoying your life. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Conserving Water During California’s Drought

As everyone is aware by now Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order on April 1, 2015 mandating additional water use restrictions. In an effort to make our city aware, Assembly Member Ian C. Calderon, the City of Whittier and the Whittier Chamber held a water conservation forum and resource fair on August 5th. From this event, they put together a flyer that shows what a 20% reduction in water use would look like.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Why Work with MAP – Professional Property Management in Whittier, CA

MAP Property Management is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for 26 years in uptown Whittier. Our company’s history is pretty unique: my dad started buying properties in the mid-70s and flipping them before it became a popular investment tool. As a family, we’d get these houses ready and that’s how I became involved in property management.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Rental Property

As October 31 approaches, your youngest residents are anticipating a night filled with costumes and candy. While the holiday is all about celebrating the spooky and the scary, you don’t want that to turn into reality. Whether you manage a rental home on the side or own a small building, ensure that everyone involved has a safe and fun Halloween by taking the following safety precautions on your property.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What Do Tenants Really Want?

As more competition comes into the rental market, it is important for property owners to keep properties up to date and attract renters into their units, raise rents and increase cash flow.  Who are today’s tenants and what are they looking for?  When tenants were asked what are the top three most important qualities you look for in deciding on a rental unit they responded with:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What renters want this year

We are encouraging our owners whose buildings are older to do some upgrades to bring in new tenants.

Your prospective tenants have many options when it comes to renting an apartment. How can your units stand out? Answering the question of what renters want is key to your apartment marketing efforts.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Four Reasons Your Prospects Need a Property Manager

1.   Local laws are complicated

Becoming a property owner and leasing a unit opens the door for many legal concerns. A property manager eats, breathes, and lives local ordinance. If they don’t, they