Property Management Education for Owners and Investors

We are leaders in our community and the property management industry. That means we have a responsibility to share what we know with people who need information and resources. In our blogs and videos, we talk about the issues that are important to owners, investors, and landlords. You can expect to read about marketing strategies, how to price your rental, where to find great tenants, and what a good maintenance process includes. 

We love answering questions. If you have been wondering about something; let us know! You might see it in a future blog, and you can be sure owners just like you have probably grappled with the same topic.

How to Avoid a Vacant Rental Property

How to Avoid a Vacant Rental Property

Ensuring low vacancy rates is one of the best ways to maximize your rental income. With the growing competition in the real estate market and the limited renter pool, drawing in more tenants can be a real challenge. Landlords need to put more effort into providing efficient services to the renters and applying effective strategies to avoid a vacant rental property. Here are some strategies that can help you avoid vacancy in your rental and generate consistent rental income.

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Expert Practices for Completing Tenant Maintenance Requests | Property Management Advice

Maintenance is a much-needed phenomenon for a rental property. If you lease a house, you will have to deal with the repair and upkeep concerns on a routine level. You will be responsible for inspecting, identifying the issues, and resolving them as a priority. Regular maintenance helps lower the risk of damage, boosts your property’s market value, and retains tenants for a longer time.

How to Minimize High Tenant Turnover

A tenant turnover occurs when the previous tenants leave the home and it remains vacant until new tenants move in. During this span, landlords get zero rental income and yet still have their monthly expenses. If the situation remains the same for a longer period, this high turnover rate affects ROI and future growth.

How to Build Great Relationships With Your Tenants | Property Management Advice

Renting your property comes with more duties and responsibilities than simply collecting rent. You are required to be professional with your tenants and respond to their problems effectively. If you expect your renters to handle your property well, you must strive to build a healthy landlord-tenant bond.

Denise took the time to assist me and I rented a very nice home in North Merced. I also own several rental properties in Northern California and the great service and wonderful living experience that first made me a tenant grew into me becoming a client. They now manage my properties and I could not be happier with the wonderful service I receive! Whether renting or looking for management, the best decision is to work with River Drive Properties.

Kiara Restlin

Areas We Serve

  • Modesto
  • Turlock
  • Atwater
  • Merced
  • Madera
  • Fresno
  • Chowchilla
A map showing the areas that River Drive serves. It includes Modesto, Turlock, Atwater, Merced, Chowchilla, Madera, and Fresno.

What People Are Saying About Us

4.9 /5
128 Reviews

Nov 26, 2021
Google River Drive Properties James
We have been waiting since June to finish everything on our rental. Many things were finished. Our handler left your firm and it was dropped. Recently you sent a handyman we loved. He has completed most of the work and we are very satisfied with his work. Things are getting much better. I am sure now that everything will be completed.
Nov 24, 2021
Google River Drive Properties David
River Drive are professional and an awesome group of people to do business with.
Nov 24, 2021
Google River Drive Properties Guadalupe
Very great management company ! The best in the Central Valley! Joseph & Denise are great and professional. Definitely can turn any problem into a solution. Recommend this management services 100%.
Nov 21, 2021
Google River Drive Properties Kaushik
Great team of professionals and management! Prompt service, attentive to owners and no complaints from tenants!
Nov 16, 2021
Google River Drive Properties Murali
We are so glad to find Joseph and Riverside properties to manager our rental property in Merced. Joseph goes out of his way to be helpful and often offers additional support to make our life easier. We live in the Bay Area and it is hard for us to make trips for small issues. I highly recommend Joseph and Riverside properties to anyone who need property management services.

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River Drive Properties Inc. has been involved in the local real estate and rental market for years. We understand the price points, the tenant pool, and the local vendors and contractors.

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Merced Location

3174 Collins Drive Suite B
Merced, CA 95348

Fresno Location

770 E. Shaw Ave, Suite 114
Fresno, CA 93710


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