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As leaders in the local property management market, we believe it’s our responsibility to provide advice and information to anyone who has an interest in Oakland real estate. Whether you’re an investor, a landlord, or someone who has been thinking about owning rental property, our blog is a place you can come to have your most common questions answered.
We have a lot of experience in the Oakland real estate market at California Pacific Realty. We can help you invest in a home, manage a home, and sell a home. Whatever you need help understanding, you can find a video or a blog that gives you some new ideas and answers some old questions.

Qualities to Look For In an Oakland Property Manager

Qualities to Look For In an Oakland Property Manager

What qualities make an ideal Oakland property manager?  Surely you need someone who is smart and experienced. You need a professional who is detail-oriented, patient, and thorough.  You need someone who knows the local rental market.  There are a lot of qualities that...

Advertising Your Oakland Rental Property: What to Know

Advertising Your Oakland Rental Property: What to Know

What kind of advertising speaks to you?  If you’re like most consumers, you respond to advertising that provides an emotional spark. Something motivates you to look closer at a product or service, even if you’re not ready to make a purchase.  Good advertising works...

How Routine Oakland Property Maintenance Minimizes Repair Costs

How Routine Oakland Property Maintenance Minimizes Repair Costs

Prioritizing routine repairs at your Oakland rental property will minimize the emergency repairs you have to make. Preventative and proactive maintenance will always cost less than an emergency response. You’ll pay your vendors less, you’ll reduce the inconvenience imposed on your tenants, and you’ll protect the condition of your investment. Deteriorating rental homes rarely earn top dollar, and they often have high turnover and vacancy rates.

The Benefits of Owning Multiple Oakland Rental Properties

The Benefits of Owning Multiple Oakland Rental Properties

  Real estate investors have a lot of options when they decide to buy a rental property in Oakland. The market has single-family homes in established neighborhoods, new construction multi-family buildings with a lot of units, and everything in between. We always...

Should you Rent or Sell Your Vacant Oakland Home?

Should you Rent or Sell Your Vacant Oakland Home?

If you’re trying to decide whether it’s better to sell or rent your vacant Oakland property, we understand the indecision. A lot of our clients are moving out of state for work or personal reasons, following new passions, or moving from the home they currently live in...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Bay Area Property Management Company

Things to Consider When Choosing a Bay Area Property Management Company

Deciding to work with a professional property management company in the Bay area is a great way to earn more and spend less on your investment property. A good management company can ensure your leasing process results in the placement of a great tenant. Then, you won’t have to worry about the day-to-day headaches involved in renting out property, such as collecting rent, responding to maintenance, and enforcing the lease agreement.

5 Benefits of Property Management Technology in Oakland, CA

5 Benefits of Property Management Technology in Oakland, CA

Available technology in the property management industry has really surged ahead in the last few years. At California Pacific Realty, we invest in the best property management software and the most innovative systems in order to manage your rental homes more effectively and efficiently. Technology saves us time and it saves you money.

How Technology has Transformed & Improved the Traditional Open House Process in Oakland

How Technology has Transformed & Improved the Traditional Open House Process in Oakland

Showing your vacant rental property to tenants is an important part of the rental property marketing process, and a critical component to leasing your home. Today, we are taking some time to talk about showings and how you can minimize the risk of losing a prospect. At California Pacific Realty, we’re using an electronic smart box lock system, and we’ve found a lot of success with this program.

Why You Should Be Using zInspector for Your Oakland Rental Inspections

Why You Should Be Using zInspector for Your Oakland Rental Inspections

Moving residents in and out of properties is an important but time-consuming process that all landlords and property managers must complete. At California Pacific Realty, we serve the entire Bay area from our Oakland base, and we have been using a valuable program that makes move-in and move-out inspections a lot easier.

Oakland Rent Control: How it Works & What to Expect

Oakland Rent Control: How it Works & What to Expect

Investors and property owners often ask me what I think about rent control, and where I see the future of rent control going. Today, I have some answers. Rent Control and Bay Area Investment Properties Many property managers and investors complain about rent control...

Tenant Screening: How to Find Good Tenants in Oakland

Tenant Screening: How to Find Good Tenants in Oakland

Knowing how to find tenants is important, because the tenant you place will determine what kind of experience you have as a landlord. A good tenant is someone who pays rent on time, takes care of your property, and follows the terms of your lease. A bad tenant can...

The Rules Regarding a Landlord’s Right of Entry in Oakland

The Rules Regarding a Landlord’s Right of Entry in Oakland

A topic that a lot of property owners have asked me about is the landlord right of entry. You do have the right to enter a tenant-occupied property, but it has to be done in the proper way. Landlord’s Right to Enter Property We recommend that you give your tenants a...

Why Every Oakland Property Manager Should Consider Section 8

Why Every Oakland Property Manager Should Consider Section 8

 You may not want to be a Section 8 landlord, but today we’re talking about why, as a property owner, you may want to consider it. What is Section 8? Section 8 is a housing program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It provides vouchers to...

What Happens During a Rental Property Inspection in Oakland?

What Happens During a Rental Property Inspection in Oakland?

 Conducting a regular rental property inspection is important to every landlord. As the property owner, you are liable for anything that happens at your property. It’s a good idea to inspect annually to make sure everything is in order. Put together an inspection...

The Best Way to Deal with a Tenant Not Paying Rent in Oakland

The Best Way to Deal with a Tenant Not Paying Rent in Oakland

 When a tenant doesn’t pay rent, you need to take some specific steps to collect the late rent and ensure this does not become a pattern. Today, we’re talking about what to do with a delinquent tenant who doesn’t pay on time or doesn’t pay at all. Tenant Doesn’t Pay...

Service Animals – What Owners Can and Cannot do in Oakland

Service Animals – What Owners Can and Cannot do in Oakland

 A lot of property owners are apprehensive about allowing pets into their rental property. They worry about the potential damage that pets can do, and as a landlord, you’re permitted to have a no pet policy. However, you need to understand that service animals are...

What is the Property Maintenance Process in Oakland?

What is the Property Maintenance Process in Oakland?

 Rental property repairs will be required at some point in the investment process, even if your home is in great condition. Today, we’re talking a little bit about our maintenance process and how we provide rental property maintenance services. Oakland Property...

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Happy Holidays! I live at the 2233 Grant street property and I noticed that a week ago, several of the packages near the mailboxes had been ripped into, and it appeared that the items inside had been stolen. Has this incident been investigated, and what actions are being taken to ensure that this doesn't occur again? Considering that these are the holidays and many residents will be expecting packages, it is important that we are able to feel secure about them not being stolen. Do you have any updates on this? Thank you.
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Oakland Office

1901 Harrison Street Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 757-1265
infocalpacrealty@gmail.com
CaBRE# 01467744

San Ramon Office

Bishop Ranch 3, 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200,
San Ramon, CA, 94583
(510) 973-4847
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Berkeley Office

2901 College Ave, Suite 24, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 892-4785
CaBRE# 01467744

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