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.



Landlords- Remember to check up on your vacant rentals, or hire a good property manager to do it for you. We will be visiting each of our vacancies tomorrow to make sure no ghosts or goblins (or vandalizing youth) did any harm over All Hallows Eve. Does Your Property Manager Conduct Exterior Insp...
Beef Stew ala’ Thomas (Gourmet Burgundy Beef Stew) This recipe I discovered by accident. I was dreadfully ill with a case of the flu, and in dire need of a hot meal on a cold night, but did not want to waste too much time in the kitchen. By searing all the ingredients at high heat and covered to ...
In this age of Wal-Mart, Costco and other big-box stores, the trend towards "bigger" is everywhere we look. Somewhere along the way, it seems the personal side of the service industry has been lost. We are no longer on a first-name basis with our grocer, our cashier, our hardware store owner, or ...
The answer: A single family home or duplex. While inventory of apartments and condominiums continues to be a problem for the rental market in that there are many to choose from, the same cannot be said of the single family home. As property managers, the feedback we are getting from renters is pr...
If you or someone you know has a home not selling (not very hard to imagine in this market), have you considered referring them for Property Management?If so, you may not have heard of Investors Choice Property Management (ICPM). We're a small, locally based management company specializing in the...
If you are a Landlord with a rental unit within the City of Sacramento, you've probably heard about the new inspection law that passed. As a property manager, we have been party to several inspections now, with more to come as we manage approximately 25 properties within the City limits. Before y...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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