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.



Trying to carve out a niche in the CA real estate market can be tough. As a Sacramento-based property manager and broker/owner of a small company, we are constantly challenged to find ways of "standing out" in the crowd of businesses competing for Sacramento area Landlord's patronage. One area wh...
I met with an elderly potential client this past week, and it struck me how often clients are taken for granted in this industry. We had an average meeting, answered a few of his questions, and compared our services and fee structure to that of the company he was in the process of leaving. When i...
As a Sacramento area property manager for the past 16+ years, I have owned and worked for several companies, both large and small. I have always enjoyed the multi-faceted nature of our industry. A property management company is more than just a Landlord's "rent-collector". Over time, I have assum...
While I am not much for "feel good" blogs, I have recognized the value that positive thinking plays in our business lives. I take a more practical approach, however. I try to recognize the good in everything that happens, rather than classify the occurrence as positive or negative. If I did not g...
After 16 years as a Sacramento area Property Manager, I have learned a few things about our market, our client base and how to attract and keep quality client relationships. I have read numerous articles, blogs, etc. about how to impress clients, to win their confidence, to dress for success, alo...
Ok, you've found a good tenant with the credit, income and history requirements all met. Now its time to sit down and enter into a lease agreement. As Sacramento area property managers, a common question we get from both tenants and landlords is regarding the utilities. Who pays for what? In the ...
It seems crazy to me, as a Sacramento Property Manager over the past 16+years, to hear that people are still making verbal agreements with their tenants. We were hired by a Landlord last week to step in and take over a delinquency problem with an existing tenancy. When asked to produce documentat...
We signed up a new client this weekend, a very nice woman with a problem tenant in her unit. When I asked her to describe the situation, I was not very surprised, having heard the story a hundred times before over the past 16 years as a Sacramento property manager. The tenant said they'd pay last...
It is a gray, wet morning here in Northern CA. After a night of handing our candy to ghouls, ghosts and goblins, I settled in for some cheesy horror movies and a well deserved rest. November 1, 2008. I turned 41 today. It doesn't feel all that different from 40. My wife and I had our coffee, char...

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