The leasing portion is such an important part of property management, which is why it is vital to have an expert on the team. Having someone who knows the market, as well as the technicalities of leasing, helps both the owner and the renter in various ways. David Chesnosky, our guest today, runs a leasing business and is a leader in the San Fransisco leasing space.
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In today’s episode, we learn from David what it takes to run a leasing business in such a competitive market and all the services that his company provides. He also sheds light on some rental trends, like why laundry units and pet-friendliness are such strong selling points, what owners can do to ensure they get the best renters, and traits of a good leasing business. David’s service-oriented mindset truly set him apart. To hear more about this important niche, tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- David’s background and what his current real estate focus is.
- What a leasing business does for an operator, specifically in San Francisco.
- Things keep in mind when it comes to finding the most qualified renter.
- Factors that influence rent and why it’s important to price rent per unit rather than estimate.
- There are little to no B and C-class areas and units in San Fransisco anymore.
- What owners should think about if they rent to pet owners.
- David’s tips for marketing units: professional photography, marketing syndication sites, and punchy descriptions.
- What leasing agents can do to ensure their ratings remain high – have a service mindset!
- How David has improved his business, a contributor to his success, and how he gives back.
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About David Chesnosky
Through his highly professional, informed and diligent approach, David Chesnosky provides outstanding expertise and professional representation to his valued clients. Through applying his intimate and comprehensive knowledge, David is able to provide his clients with excellent opportunities that currently exist in the San Francisco and East Bay real estate market. Through his love of all things San Francisco, this hyper-local native is intimately connected and offers a more comprehensive, in-depth perspective into the current trends within the region’s dynamic communities. Specializing in the Acquisition, Marketing and Leasing of Residential, Condominium, Single-Family Homes, and Investment Properties with a primary focus on Leasing and Multi-Family, his trusted counsel and thorough and competent representation is highly valued.
As a member of Compass Brokerage, and serving the requirements of his clients looking to lease a flat, purchase / sell a property, or securing an individual and/or institutional investment, David clearly distinguishes himself by executing on behalf of his clients with very deliberate, strategic and skillful measures that achieve impressive results. At every interaction, David’s proficient counsel, keen insights and deep commitment are clearly exhibited. Recognized as the Number 1 Leasing Agent in San Francisco, he offers a commanding perspective and first-hand knowledge about the distinctive properties for lease that are currently on the market and/or the latest on developments and locations to be available in the near future. In addition to the inside information that his clients need on the many exciting residential opportunities available in the city, he is in the know about the surrounding neighborhood gems including vibrant restaurants, theaters, art galleries, nightspots, cafes, and coffee houses.
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