comparable rents: Landlord's Learning Center- Aggressive Pricing is the Key to Success in a Saturated Rental Market - 01/31/09 10:02 AM
As a small, service-based property manager serving the greater Sacramento region, we find it necessary to keep up with the latest rental trends. Each quarter, we compile a detailed housing survey where we compare the asking prices of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, duplexes and condominiums.
With data compiled from the local newspaper, as well as online resources (Craigslist, for example), we are able to capture a picture of the current rental market. Our latest survey shows a noticeable increase in vacant rental inventories in most areas, especially Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Folsom. Furthermore, rental prices appear to … (0 comments)

comparable rents: Landlord's Learning Center- Pricing Your Rental Property in Today's Competitive Market - 10/27/08 09:41 AM
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 provide additional resources that can minimize the "guess work". One example is a rental housing survey, such as the one available on our website at Landlords should be wary of any property manager than lets an owner pick his/her starting price with little or no input.
2. Craigslist can be … (5 comments)

comparable rents: Which Property Management Company to Choose? A Few Tips on Finding the Right Sacramento Management Company. - 10/24/08 01:20 PM
Finding the right management company to look after your investment takes time and research. There are many companies out there, each with it's own philosophy on how things should be handled. Here are a few tips:
1. Check out the company's DRE record at the Department of Real Estate website.     
2. Check out the company's BBB record at the Better Business Bureau.
3. Do some more research online. One of the great things about living in the information age is the abundance of information available at such sites as,,  etc.
4. Ask the … (0 comments)

comparable rents: Finding The Right Property Manager For Your Sacramento Property? Know The Right Questions To Ask! - 08/14/08 05:46 AM
There are many property management companies to choose from, each with its own philosophy about how best to serve their clients. At ICPM, we believe that Landlords should do their homework before choosing a company to represent their interests. To help facilitate this, and to aid in the selection of the best manager for the job, we have comprised this list of questions for easy reference. After each question, you’ll find the answer that we would give. We hope you’ll find it useful.
How much experience do you have? A better question would be “How much experience does the manager assigned … (0 comments)

comparable rents: Land of Many Condos~ Current Rental Trends in Sacramento - 08/10/08 04:09 AM
It is no mystery that inventory is up all over town, particularly when we look at condos and apartments. We have noticed a push toward renting homes, and have had much success in getting higher rents for 3 and 4 bedroom homes in almost every area. We believe the foreclosure market is the likely culprit, as it has been keeping the inventory of available homes lower than it would normally be, as Bank-owned properties remain off the market.
We have been approached by a bank to manage their REO's, a first for us. I suppose the banks are tired of having … (2 comments)

Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM, Property Management the way it SHOULD be. (Investors Choice Property Management)

Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM

Property Management the way it SHOULD be.

Sacramento, CA

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