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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the FBS Rent Sense Blog. We will be posting weekly Rent Sense Articles written by Neil and Chris. These articles can also be seen in major publications such as the San Diego Union Tribune. Our goal is to bring quality information to help counsel those already in or interested in the industry. Check […]

Small Improvements Increase Rent

It is true that small improvements can increase the rent, or better yet create long term residents. The days of “it’s just a rental” are long gone. As rental rates increase so do resident expectations. These are the top 10 small improvements we recommend to increase rent. You could also consider some of these as […]

Rentals = Millions? Not so fast.

Rentals = Millions? Not so fast.

The idea that rentals = millions of dollars is almost laughable. Maybe a fully paid for property, but let us take a closer look at this common misconception. Most rental property owners cash flow extraordinarily little after all expenses are paid. Breaking down the rental dollar: According to the National Apartment Association “Breaking Down One […]

Housing Provider vs Landlord

Housing Provider vs Landlord

What is the difference between housing provider and landlord. According to Wikipedia the concept of a landlord can be traced back to medieval times. Today we hear “landlord” to describe any individual or company providing housing for persons who do not own their own homes. Most homeowners who enter the rental industry do so because […]

Traits of a great Property Manager

Traits of a great Property Manager

The traits of your future or current property manager will greatly impact the success of your property. Property Managers are housing providers. Our job is to walk the fine line between the homeowner’s desires and financial constraints, all while still providing quality housing to the resident. While it is easy to pick a property manager […]

Emotions have no business in Rentals

Emotions have no business in Rentals

Property management is built on relationships, but emotions have no business in Rentals. This is tough! This property is your home. Maybe your family grew up here, or the memories are pulling at your heart strings. Once you make the choice to turn your home into a rental, your mindset needs to shift to all […]