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San Diego Landlords: Do You Really Want to Know Your Residents?

There is a fine line that you may san diego landlord shakes hands with tenantsnot risk crossing when it comes to your relationship between you as a landlord and your San Diego residents. For the sake of the security of your business, and yes, for your sanity too, you may want to keep an anonymous and professional relationship with your residents. That is, it may be an effective way to keep things running smoothly with your rental business. But when they don’t, as they sometimes happen, we, the Realevate Specialists team will help you deal with the stressful problems you may not want to face alone.

Maintain Distance

When you’re a landlord, managing your property on your own, you may, inadvertently, form a more personal relationship with your residents. How? You’re always visiting, whether to tend to your property or fix an appliance. And when you’re seeing the residents that often, suddenly you realize you’ve exchanged personal phone numbers and they even know where you live.

This may not be a problem at all until a resident becomes bitter over an issue with you as the property owner, like when the resident is short on rent. So now you have a hard time acting accordingly because you do not want to be the “bad guy”.  Your residents could try to take advantage of you. That’s the risk of having too close a relationship with your tenants.

How We Can Help

By working with a professional property manager, like someone from our Realevate Specialists team, you avoid these issues completely. We do everything for you from background checks to broken rules, to rent is past due. We know the local and federal laws so you don’t have to, and we implement them with your residents, accordingly, making sure there is no confusion about the kind of relationship we have, which is strictly professional. By being anonymous, you take yourself out of the picture and avoid potential conflicts like these.

Avoid Conflict of Interest

Perhaps, your rental property is not the only business you have nor your only interest. Being in any kind of public career, like in politics or owning a business like a restaurant, may cause conflict with residents trying to rent from you. They may recognize your name from somewhere and may already have preconceived notions about you. Whether it is correct, or misinterpreted, having a property management team representing you can prevent this risk entirely by protecting your identity.

Having that kind of protection becomes especially convenient for you when a resident needs to be evicted from a property and wants to take it out on you as the owner, especially if you run another business. Having landlord anonymity can stop that resident from leaving a negative review on your business online just because of an issue with a rental property. So why risk having your reputation torn up in if you don’t have to?

There are no regrets in keeping your business anonymous and secure. To learn more about the services Realevate Specialists offers, contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.