benicia property management: How busy is the Benicia Home Rental Market? - 07/21/13 09:14 AM
 
How busy is the Benicia Home Rental Market?
 
The Benicia Home Rental Market is so busy that, at Delgado Property Management, we have run into a multitude of situations in which a home is rented before another potential renter who wanted the same home can react and then the second potential renter feels frustrated.
 
Although finding a home is a much more serious topic, I am reminded of the Cabbage Patch Kids craze several years ago during which crazed parents would take the toys out of other people’s carts or even out of their hands so that they … (7 comments)

benicia property management: Listing Agent- it's not that I'm being difficult it's that you're rude - 07/10/13 05:58 PM

Dear Listing Agent,
1.     I believe you that it is common amongst Listing Agents to "give" each other photos of homes for listing purposes as a matter of courtesy and convenience.
2.   I completely understand that you are now listing for sale a home that we have been managing so that we now share a common client.
3.    No, I am not trying to make the sales transaction more difficult.  
4.    I believe that you are sincere in your view that this is "no big deal."
5. Yet, I won't give you our listing photos. It's not … (9 comments)

benicia property management: The Benicia home rental market is changing, but remains strong - 06/08/13 10:25 PM
The Benicia home rental market is changing
We have noted several changes in the Benicia rental home market lately.  Overall, the market is still strong with both a high demand and also a steady supply of new inventory.  
Conventional wisdom is that the buying/selling market and the rental market are inversely related.  This means that when one does well, the other does not.  For the past several years when the buying/selling market has suffered the rental market is soared.  Now that the buying/selling market is heating up, we are seeing the rental market also heating up just as quickly.  So, … (10 comments)

benicia property management: Even if you don't understand SEO, you need to understand VISUAL - 06/07/13 05:35 AM
Even if you don't understand SEO, you need to understand Visual
 
Yes, visual, as in "seeing or pertaining to site."  
 
We all scratch our heads and try to comprehend the latest Google Panda or Koala Bear or whatever it's called now and figure out how to get to the highly sought-after "Page 1."  We do this through trying to understand that ever changing world of SEO.  
However, sit back for a moment and grasp what is so often overlooked (pun intended) - we are all visual creatures and that computer screen in front of you right now … (14 comments)

benicia property management: Benicia Property Management - success begets success - 06/02/13 08:11 AM
Benica Property Management - success begets succes
The other day at the local store I came across a local woman that my wife and I both know but hadn’t seen in a while.  We greeted one another and chatted for a bit and then she said something that really struck me.  It was her tone, her absolute sincerity, which made the impression.  With great emphasis she told me “Delgado Property Management has ALL the listings in town!”
I thanked her nicely, but secretly thought she was just being polite and went on my way.  Well, today I checked out the websites … (5 comments)

benicia property management: Google is a friend of Delgado Property Management - 06/01/13 10:28 PM
Google is a friend of Delgado Property Management
Today I was using my ipad to poke around Google, searching various keywords relevant to Benicia Property Management companies and rental homes.  I came across many interesting facts, including our dominance of Google Images for relevant keywords.  However, this was a most enjoyable find under the keywords Benicia Property Managers.

I'm not sure how or why Google chose to present Delgado Property Management so prominently amongst the many Benicia Property Managers, but I like it.  This is why I surmise that Google is a friend of Delgado Property Management.
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benicia property management: Thank you for the Thank you. - 05/30/13 05:04 AM
 
Thank you for the Thank you

 
At Delgado Property Management, we recently “did what we do” and met a potential client, advised him on improvements and details to take care of prior to marketing, and photographed the home upon receipt of a signed contract from the client.  Nothing too out of the ordinary in the story so far.
Granted, our marketing in general and our photography in particular are often noticed and certainly are a key aspect of our success in providing good service.  However, this is what we do.
In this particular case though, the new client, … (6 comments)

benicia property management: How we go about getting Benicia Property Management Referrals - 05/26/13 08:05 AM
 
How we go about getting Benicia Property Management Referrals
 
At Delgado Property Management, we go about getting referrals through a very simple formula – we do what we say we will do (and sometimes do more).  This applies to our interactions with real estate agents, clients, renters and vendors.  We’ve received referrals from all of these sources on a regular basis while performing our property management skills in Benicia.
 
From real estate agents – we don’t buy/sell property but rather stick with our strong point of property management.  So, agents feel “safe” teaming up with us to … (5 comments)

benicia property management: Looking for thoughts on giving back to the community - 05/26/13 07:38 AM
 
Looking for thoughts on giving back to the community
 
At Delgado Property Management, we’ve been thinking lately of ways to give back to the community. In the past, we’ve helped those in need, though I haven’t blogged about it since the purpose of our gesture wasn’t to gain publicity.  We want to help Benicia in particular since it is our home and the place of our property management business.  I’m thinking along the lines of sponsoring a local sports team or perhaps looking into setting up a scholarship at the local high school.
 
The sports team idea actually … (2 comments)

benicia property management: It all comes together - a yard sign and a new client - 05/25/13 03:39 PM
 
A new Delgado Property Management client
At Delgado Property Management, I’ve recently blogged about our new yard signs that we just rolled out to the public in the post titled "A New Delgado Property Management Yard Sign" and I also shared a story about a client wanting to contact the owners of a vacant “for rent” sign across the street to have them hire us in "I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it."  As it worked out, our yard sign “won” and attracted the owner across the street to call us and ask about our services. 
 
Turns out, … (4 comments)

benicia property management: I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it - 05/18/13 01:37 PM
 
I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it
A client of ours is complaining – to the neighbors to change their property management company!  It’s true.  He wants to find out who the owner of the home across the street is so that he can reach them and tell them to change property management companies.  We didn’t feel comfortable encouraging this so politely declined to look up this information.  So, he is going to his Buying Broker to demand that he looks up the owner of the home across the street!
 
You see, the home across the street … (9 comments)

benicia property management: Benicia Home Rental market is HOT but you still have to earn it - 05/18/13 01:16 PM
Benicia Home Rental market is HOT but you still have to earn it
Yes, the home rental market in Benicia is HOT, there is no doubt of that.  However, sort of like that TV announcer guy that always mumbles quickly during the investment commercials – Past results are not guarantee of future return and so on and so forth.
 
 
 
 
 
So, how does this come into play when marketing your Benicia rental home? 
 - If potential renters can’t find your home, they won’t call. 
 - If potential renters don’t like the photos of your home, they … (1 comments)

benicia property management: Why do you call it "rent VS buy?" Is it a competition? - 05/11/13 07:30 AM
Why "Rent Vs Buy?"
Perhaps I'm a tad (or more than a tad) ignorant but I'm posing this honest question to the AR community - 
Why the phrase "Rent Vs. Buy" as if it's say, a baseball game like Giants vs Dodgers, in which there is a winner and a loser?

 
I've read news articles and also many well written posts here in AR in which buying/selling agents extoll the virtues of buying a home and related it to the American Dream and suggesting that buying is a better choice than renting.  I don't disagree with the authors of … (26 comments)

benicia property management: Benicia Rental Homes and Fair Housing Laws - 05/06/13 05:54 AM
 Benicia Rental Homes and Fair Housing Laws

In the past several days, I have heard the following statements regarding Benicia Rental Homes that DPM is placing:
"Make sure to put a nice reputable family in the home"  
"No kids or barking dogs"
In our efforts to communicate the importance of Fair Housing Laws to our clients, we have the following language printed immediately above the signature line of the Property Information Sheet which is required to be turned in with the signed Contract:
Delgado Property Management, Inc. complies with the strictly monitored, Federal Fair Housing guidelines. DPM will select the … (3 comments)

benicia property management: We can't all chase the ball - 05/04/13 09:19 AM
We can't all chase the ball...
 
 Yes, it's fun and exhilarating.  Some would say natural to chase after the ball. There is even a bit of glory in chasing the ball to make the big play.  It could be viewed as a way of helping the team while also being the hero.

 
But, if everyone chases the ball, what is the best possible outcome when they reach the ball?  They would have no one to throw the ball to in order to make the out!  Someone has to stay on base!  Now, that's the best outcome.
This might … (8 comments)

benicia property management: Follow up to A Father's Pride... he wins the Game Ball! - 05/03/13 06:03 AM
 
A couple of weeks ago, in a post titled
A Father's pride I shared a personal story of victory in writing about my son overcoming a fear and proving to himself that, yes, he can improve and do things that he thought he couldn't.
 
Today I have the joy of following up, and maybe even bragging a bit, to share that in the last Little League game, my formerly shy and overly cautious son had come out of his shell enough to get 2 hits at 2 at bats and perform good fielding.  He was recognized by the team … (3 comments)

benicia property management: Another rental in (almost) 48 hours! - 05/02/13 09:51 PM
Another rental in (almost) 48 hours!
As we've just reported earlier today... Another view rents in just 48 hours
 
Although I must be starting to sound repetitive, I just don't get tired of reporting that we rented ANOTHER property in (this time just over) 48 hours after having listed it in Benicia Property Management. This time, we had arranged with the owner that we would photograph the property while he finished up some very light maintenance to prepare the property for showing.
 
 
The excellent staff at DPM's office didn't wait around, and as the following email shows, rented the unit before the … (3 comments)

benicia property management: Benicia Property Management blogs April 2013 - 05/02/13 05:03 PM
Benicia Property Management Blogs April 2013
 
April marked Delgado Property Management's return to blogging after a six-month hiatus.  It was hard to believe that the absence was so long.  Although I do strongly believe that blogging is a great way to not only build business through strengthening our Internet presence and also a great way to deliver messages to our reading public, we simply got busy and didn't blog.  My apologies for the absence and my thank you to those that not only noticed, but asked for our return.
It does still seem that we are the ONLY Benicia Property … (2 comments)

benicia property management: Another view rents in just 48 hours - 05/01/13 09:16 PM
 
Just a few days ago we wrote a post titled...
This view rented 48 hours after being listed!
Well, here we are again, reporting on another home/view that rented just 48 hours after being listed in Benicia Property Management.  This time the view and home look like this...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I almost feel the need to hire that TV narrator guy that mumbles quickly something about "past performance is no guarantee of future returns..." since it is … (5 comments)

benicia property management: Business is business and all is well in Benicia Property Management - 05/01/13 06:13 AM
 
Business is business and all is well in Benicia Property Management
 
In the world of Benicia Property Management, we at Delgado Property Management believe in delivering quality every step of the way.  We don’t cut corners and we don’t accept less than excellence in our quest to be the best.  Our strong reputation around town suggests that many have noticed our efforts and we are proud of earning so much of our business by referral.
An example of our providing excellence is shown in the sampling of photos below taken of the same home.  On the left side our … (3 comments)

 
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