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By Neil Fjellestad | Property Manager in San Diego County, CA
  • FBS Property Management eNewsletter: Where Your Home Matters

    Posted Under: Rent vs Buy in 92122, For Rent in 92122, Rentals in 92122  |  October 7, 2012 2:19 PM  |  990 views  |  No comments
    Take a look at the video tour of this unusual home for rent. Neil

  • Home Rental Scams in UTC San Diego

    Posted Under: Agent2Agent in 92122, For Rent in 92122, Rentals in 92122  |  September 15, 2012 10:39 AM  |  1,070 views  |  No comments

    Rent Sense: Renters Beware
    By Neil Fjellestad & Chris De Marco
    FBS Property Management

    You’re calling off a For Rent sign or responding to a rental ad but do you know the person or company offering the rental home? We are alarmed that avoidable scams continue to hurt rent consumers. Sixty-eight percent of existing and potential renters we surveyed indicated that they prefer renting from a property management company because they can check on the internet or with the BBB to verify their standing in the business community. Here are additional tips:

    • If the “owner” is willing to rent out their home at a price that’s extremely low for the market, ask why. This might seem like a great deal but you need to verify all parties to this transaction.
    • The “owner” is willing to rent based on your word and a few unverifiable references as opposed to standard rental application qualifications. Again, this might seem like a lucky break for you but verify all parties.
    • Even though there might be a legitimate “urgency to act now” felt by all parties there is still time to complete the transaction properly.
    • Every rental (real estate) transaction is subject to local, state and federal housing regulations.
    • Consider using a real estate professional who is knowledgeable about rental transactions as opposed to an independent owner.
    • Real estate professionals must be licensed with California’s DRE to transact leasing documents and collect rents.
    • A rental agreement longer than 30 days must be in writing and should be on a standard form with terms that are compliant with California landlord-tenant law.
    • Read the lease carefully and ask questions.
  • SD Property Management Companies 92122: FBS eNewsletter

    Posted Under: Home Selling in 92122, Agent2Agent in 92122, Rentals in 92122  |  August 14, 2012 10:09 AM  |  995 views  |  No comments
    Please take a moment to check this out. This year we are celebrating four decades of continuous real estate advisory and complete property management services for independent rental owners. In addition, we have provided and maintained quality rental housing for over 40 years. Currently we operate rental properties in 69 zip codes within the region.  We have been nominated as SDBEST and we appreciate our rental owners and our renters that made this possible. Neil   

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