Property Management Brainstorm

Property Management Brainstorm Podcast

Property Management Brainstorm is a top ranked podcast, hosted by Bob Preston, RMP®, featuring top professionals and experts related to the property management industry. Bonus episodes are called Five Minute Friday (FMF), providing tips and advice, every Friday, in five minutes or less. Tune in, have a listen, and subscribe today!

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Five Minute Friday #47: Happy Thanksgiving From Property Management Brainstorm!
Five Minute Friday #47: Happy Thanksgiving From Property Management Brainstorm!
In this time of gratitude, I wanted to say thank you to all of our listeners who tune in for Property Management Brainstorm. Counting you among our listeners is something for which we are especially grateful! This has been a trying year on all of us in property management, so, I’m also wishing you the gift of faith and hope as we g...

Friday, November 20, 2020

Five Minute Friday #46: What the Heck is Normal Wear and Tear?
Five Minute Friday #46: What the Heck is Normal Wear and Tear?
What the heck is normal (or ordinary) wear and tear? This term is used in many of our states where we practice property management and is often the cause of misinterpretation, conflict, and disputes. In today's Five Minute Friday, Bob describes his "common sense" rule as it applies to determining what is normal wear and tear...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Episode 49: Process Automation in Property Management, Featuring Heather Park of RentBridge
Episode 49: Process Automation in Property Management, Featuring Heather Park of RentBridge
Bob has been addressing "process" in the past few episodes, speaking to why it is so important in property management. But what if many of those processes could be “automated”? The concept is to let technology handle your repetitive tasks. Might this allow your property management business to work smarter, not harder...

Friday, November 13, 2020

Five Minute Friday #45: Automation in Property Management - How Much is Too Much?
Five Minute Friday #45: Automation in Property Management - How Much is Too Much?
Today's Five Minute Friday poses a hypothetical questions. There is no right or wrong answer, only personal preference of how you think a property management company should be run. A lot of companies have come into our property management space offering technical solutions based on automation and artificial intelligence. The concept i...

Friday, November 6, 2020

Five Minute Friday #44: Embracing Change, Announcing the CALNARPM Annual Conference, March 11-12, 2021
Five Minute Friday #44: Embracing Change, Announcing the CALNARPM Annual Conference, March 11-12, 2021
Exciting news!  The Calilfornia State Chapter of NARPM® (CALNARPM) has announced its theme and the dates of its annual conference. This will be a virtual conference, titled "Embracing Change", to be held March 11-12, 2021.  Embracing change is something all property managers have had to do during COVID-19 and may n...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Episode 48: Property Management Bookkeeping, Featuring Taylor Hou of APM Help
Episode 48: Property Management Bookkeeping, Featuring Taylor Hou of APM Help
Real estate brokers and property managers receive what are known as “trust funds” in the normal course of doing business. These are typically deposits and payments received and held on behalf of others, thereby creating a fiduciary responsibility to the funds owners. In our business as property managers, we must handle and acc...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Five Minute Friday #43: Self-Managing vs. Hiring a Property Manager
Five Minute Friday #43: Self-Managing vs. Hiring a Property Manager
The role of being a landlord comes with many financial, legal, and ethical obligations. As an owner of an investment property, time is money.  There are two ways to go, managing the property yourself or hiring a property manager. On this week's Five Minute Friday, Bob poses a question to real estate investors:  should you ma...

Friday, October 16, 2020

Five Minute Friday #42: Calilfornia Ballot Measures Significant to Property Managers
Five Minute Friday #42: Calilfornia Ballot Measures Significant to Property Managers
In this week's Five Minute Friday, Bob reviews and gives his position/endorsement for either a "yes" or a "no" on four California Ballot Measures in the upcoming election on November 3rd, that he believes to be  significant to landlords, real estate investors and owners of rental property. Bob provides his opi...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Episode 47: Property Management Processes, Featuring Jordan Muela, CEO at Lead Simple
Episode 47: Property Management Processes, Featuring Jordan Muela, CEO at Lead Simple
What is a "process" and why do we need it as a landlord or property management company? Webster’s defines process as a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. All you property managers out there, sound familiar? Our daily workflow in this business requires us to follow certain steps for sever...

Friday, October 2, 2020

Five Minute Friday #41: California's COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088)
Five Minute Friday #41: California's COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088)
We've been getting a lot of questions this month about the new eviction protection laws recently passed by the CDC and in California so we wanted to provide an overview to California landlords and property managers on this episode of Five Minute Friday. Full disclosure, Bob Preston, the host of the show, is NOT an attorney so this epi...

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