Blog Posts By Date: June 2017

06/30/2017

Creating Curb Appeal

Michael Pang Brought to you by California Association of Realtors Homeowners spend a lot of time renovating home interiors; but outdoor landscaping plays a huge role in property value as well. It makes sense. When it comes to first impressions, having a distinct curb appeal not only helps the environment; it can greatly increase the value of your home. According to an article in SFGate, landscaping work can increase property value by 5.5 to 12.7 percent. Moreover, the added value of plants, shrubs, and other vegetation grows over time, unlike appliances and furniture that can go out of style. Adding sophisticated landscaping designs along with easily manageable plants can do wonders for your property.     more...

06/30/2017

20 Questions you should ask your property manager

Hiring a property manager can be difficult. Hiring a stellar property manager that gets you and understands your property's needs is nearly impossible. Finding the right property manager for your property can be a long process, but it doesn't have to be. Before you jump into it, don't be afraid to ask the property manager some questions. Asking the right questions and getting the answers that make sense for your needs is paramount to the long-term success of your property. And, like any good relationship, communication and trust are the hallmarks of a successful partnership. Following is a list of twenty questions to help you on the road to selecting your best property manager: Why should I use a property manager? What are some benefits of hiring a property manager? What professional property management designations have you worked with?  What makes Advent Properties, Inc. different from other companies? Should I allow pets in my rental? Can I get more rent? How am I protected?  How quickly do you respond to maintenance requests? How long will it take to lease my home/apartment? Can I cancel my contract if I am unhappy with your services? What geographic areas do you cover?  How many employees do  you have? Does one person only handle my property? How much money should I be setting aside for repairs/maintenance? Do you make me keep a reserve fund with your company? What happens if a resident doesn’t pay rent? Do you create 3-day notices? Do you know about rent control? What is rent control? What is eviction control? Do you manage commercial property? Do you manage multi-family property? How do you handle roommate move outs? If you have any questions, please call us at 510.500.7531 or email at pm@adventpropertiesinc.com to discuss and answer these questions. The Advent Properties, Inc Team looks forward to working with you.   F   more...

06/27/2017

Advent- Spacious and modern with amenities galore!

Welcome to your beautiful 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home! Featuring two levels, modern kitchen cabinets, functional switch-activated fireplace in family room, double pane energy efficient windows, large den and an adorable front porch. This residence has all the amenities you could want! All four bedrooms feature spacious closets, an abundance of natural lighting, ensuite bathrooms and comfortable wall to wall carpet make this a relaxing oasis. Open floor plan, equipped with an open kitchen concept, for the chef in all of us. Transition from chef to host in a blink of an eye. Modern kitchen features breakfast bar, abundant counter space, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances. Your home features a two car garage, alarm system and washer/dryer for your convenience!   https://youtu.be/cwiRWPgc7jU   more...

06/20/2017

Advent- Beautiful Condo with direct pool access available in Emeryville!

Imagine spending your day shopping at upscale stores, meeting friends at the local café and checking out the latest movies...now you can live mere steps from all this! This eclectic urban community offers a unique contemporary atmosphere where you can play and live! Emeryville is the new "it" city. Come and join the excitement!
Contemporary style kitchen features granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, range/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and ample cabinet and counter space. Spacious backyard patio to relax and unwind. Lots of in-unit storage! All in one washer and dryer hook up, garage parking and elevators for your convenience. A spectacular array of amenities for you to love and enjoy! ​   https://youtu.be/qQYbvJLLgVs   more...

06/05/2017

Advent- Newly remodeled studio with an abundance of natural light!

Newly remodeled sunny and distinguished apartment home on the second floor. Unit is equipped with double pane windows in a well-maintained and charming vintage 1920's bldg. ​ ​Your studio apartment home features an abundance of natural light let in through beautiful large windows. A separate linen closet at entry and an enormous separate second closet in the living space. Kitchen has new cabinets, beautiful countertops, spacious bathroom, nice finishes, and beautiful brand new plush carpet.
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