Tips for new owners

How to buy a Stockton rental property - A step by step guide

Are you just getting started with owning rental properties in the Central Valley? If so, in this article we will share with you our tips for new owners.

Tip #1 – Don’t Hesitate To Screen Your Tenants

Even though you may be tempted to go by instinct alone, you always want to screen potential tenants first because, it’s very easy to rent to “nice” people who might have something to hide.

When screening tenants for your rental properties make sure you check their: credit history, work history, current job references, personal references and background just to make sure that they will be the perfect renter for your income property.

Tip #2 – Write Everything Down

Although you might think you have a good relationship with your tenants the reality is that your relationship with them can go sour very quickly if you don’t get everything in writing regarding what happens with them as they live in your rental property.

Tip #3 – Be Professional With Security Deposits

Over the last 5 years many people who own income property in Modesto and across the United States have found themselves in “hot water” over the poor management of security deposits.

You should have a set policy regarding security deposits so your tenant can expect them to be collected, held and ultimately settled after your tenant moves out of your income property in Modesto, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley.

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