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Our team of local professionals at Mynd Property Management are different from other San Francisco North Bay property managers. Servicing the greater Vallejo, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa areas, we leverage real-time data to consistently better our services, providing owners with seamless management experience.Customers working with Mynd can rely on us as their trusted partner, providing them with a healthy investment, and their residents with a happy home. Dairy farming was once the North Bay’s greatest investments, now, it’s residential real estate. It’s time to make your real estate investment work for you

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Mynd's rental income guarantee

Rental Income Guarantee

We protect your rental income

If we place a resident and they fail to pay rent at any time during their lease, we reimburse you up to $5,000 in lost rent while we resolve the situation.

Mynd's property damage protection guarantee

Property Damage Protection


If a resident we place moves out and leaves behind property damage in excess of their security deposit, we will cover the difference, up to $5,000.

Mynd's eviction protection plan guarantee

Eviction Protection Plan


If a Mynd-placed resident fails to pay rent and an eviction is required, Mynd will cover the court costs and legal fees up to $5,000.


Pricing Plans That Suit Your Needs


Monthly Management Fee
(Minimum Monthly Fee $129)
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Lease Renewal Fee


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Monthly Management Fee
(Minimum Monthly Fee $179)
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Property Damage Protection

Don't Take Our Word For It

Results You Expect

Your rental property is one of your most valuable assets. You expect concrete, tangible results, and Mynd delivers. We focus on measurable results that you can see.

Mynd offers faster leasing times

Faster Leasing

Quicker than average leasing times.

Mynd responds quickly to resident and owner communications

Quick Response

Less than 4 business hours for owners, less than 8 business hours for residents.

Mynd finds high quality residents

Quality Residents

Higher than average resident quality score (720+)

Mynd offers low delinquency rates

Low Delinquency

No need to worry about rental payments, less than 2% delinquency.

Mynd's high customer satisfaction scores show high resident satisfaction

High Resident Satisfaction

Consistently high customer satisfaction scores (Better than 4/5)

Mynd's NPS score shows higher owner happiness rates

Happy Owners

Net Promoter Score of 58 versus industry average of 7

Meet Your Local Superstars

We start by hiring the best people with deep local expertise.We equip them with the tools, technology and data. You get results.



Portfolio Manager

Samantha has over 8 years of experience in the property management industry. She started at a student-focused property and has since been involved in multi-family housing. Samantha specializes and spends most of her time in the South Bay and Peninsula areas.

San Francisco North Bay

The North Bay provides plenty of housing for residents who commute to work in the nearby area. Mynd property managers will screen your occupants with rigorous background checks. We’ll also keep an eye on your property so that your tenants never have to complain.That means regular maintenance like gutter cleaning and house washing, as well as long term maintenance guidance like replacing your roof at the 15 year mark. And if there’s an emergency at any time of day, Mynd’s property managers will be there to minimize damage

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San Francisco North Bay

San Francisco North Bay

1611 Telegraph Ave #1200

Oakland, California 94612

United States

Mynd Property Management is local
(707) 204-3159

San Francisco North Bay

Salt water can erode concrete. So, for you San Francisco North Bay neighborhoods close to the shore, Mynd property managers will regularly check your driveway, foundation, and any decorative bird feeders for damage. Explore our resources below to learn more about rental properties in the North Bay and our local San Francisco property management expertise!

Does the Hayward, CA market offer what you are looking for and align with your investment strategy? What laws and regulations do you need to follow, and are you willing to keep up with the constant changes on your own? We answer these questions and more in an interview with our local property management team in Hayward, CA. 

Samantha Bettencourt, Mynd’s Hayward Portfolio Manager, thinks that single family homes are a solid choice when looking for an investment property in the area. 

Hayward is a mid-level city located in the East Bay area. Your typical renter in the area is most likely looking for more space and a less-expensive alternative to living in the city.  You are going to have people looking for a nice area to raise families, so single family homes are going to be a popular choice for renters. She doesn’t rule out multi-family properties.  They could be a potential investment opportunity depending on your strategy and preference. 

Does a single-family home in Hayward fit with your goals and strategy?

Before investing, make sure that a single-family home in Hayward, CA is going to meet your expectations and goals as an investor. Maybe the property isn’t going to offer you much cash flow income, but it does offer consistent appreciation.  If that fits your investing strategy, then this is a great investment opportunity for you. 

Hayward property management services for your rental home

Make informed decisions based on the numbers.

It is important to work the numbers and know exactly what you can expect from your investment. No one wants to be surprised after the purchase. Discovering that there is no cash flow when you were expecting $500 a month would be a harsh reality check.  Avoid that scenario by thoroughly researching the area, running the numbers, and consider the realistic expectations the property offers.  

There is no one size fits all in investing

Mynd Property Management manages many homes in the Hayward, CA area, so we are familiar with the rental market and know where the good deal are located.  Not only can we help you find an investment property that works with your strategy, we also offer property management in Hayward and pricing that allows you to choose the level that fits your needs. 

Top Rental Property Laws and Regulations in Hayward, CA

As a property investor in Hayward, what landlord laws and regulations should you be aware of? 

Doing extensive research on the laws you need to follow is required of all investors. Laws that apply to landlords include local Hayward city laws, State of California Rules and Regulations, and Federal laws such as Fair Housing and Discrimination laws.  Your county and city websites should have up to date information on any local laws, ordinances, or regulations that you need to comply with. State and Federal websites will also have an ever-changing list of laws you must follow.  

Keeping up with all the changes is time-consuming and may require that you read through websites frequently, listen to webinars, and attend seminars to stay current on the latest legislation. 

  • Local laws and regulations which may include city-wide rent control laws and property code that protects your residents.
  • State of California laws and regulations
  • Federal laws and regulations such as Fair Housing and Discrimination laws
  • Laws regarding service animals and emotional support animals

For example, AB1482 - Tenant Protection Act of 2019 was recent legislation that impacts a rental property in Hayward. This law contains a lot of different requirements such as:

  • Statewide law that goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and expires on January 1, 2030.
  • Requires a landlord to have a “just cause” in order to terminate a tenancy.
  • Limits annual rent increases to no more than 5% + local CPI (CPI = inflation rate), or 10% whichever is lower.
  • A tenant may not waive their rights to these protections and any agreement to do so by the tenant is void as contrary to public policy.
  • If a unit is already covered by San Francisco’s local eviction and/or rent increase regulations, the unit remains subject to those local regulations and the statewide law does not remove or replace those tenant protections.  


There is a lot more to AB1482, and you can follow the link to read more about it. 

City and county websites are a great resource for laws, regulations, and ordinances that apply to landlords. They also are an important resource if there is a natural disaster like an earthquake if you live out of town.  Their websites should have up to date information on the situation in the area. This can be reassuring if you are an out-of-town investor. 

Your job as an investor is to be responsible and follow the laws

If you are an out-of-town investor, you probably are not too excited about dedicating your free time to learning about what the governing agencies are changing from week to week.  Even as a local investor, your time is important. 

What do you do when you come across a law that overrides another one? What if there are two laws that conflict with each other?

Hire a Property Manager that knows the laws in Hayward

After contemplating all the work involved in keeping up with the laws you need to follow, it might look like hiring a property manager is money well-spent. Your property manager knows the laws and keeps up to date on changes, so you don’t have to. This could save you many hours a month in time you would have spent researching the updates yourself. 

Mynd property management is ready to be your strategic partner.

If you are looking for investment property or Hayward property management services, we are here to help you succeed.  We offer a FREE rental analysis of your current rental property, so give us a call today. 


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You can rehab your home to attract new tenants, but that can significantly eat into your capital. Instead, try to make changes that are lower in cost but greater in value. 

To do that, you’ll have to look at your property with fresh eyes--not as someone who's seen it regularly but as someone who’s never seen it before. 

What jumps out at you? 

That’s likely what someone will see the first time they ever lay eyes on your home as well, and that’s what you should change first.

1. Suggest New HOA Policies

If you live in a homeowners association (HOA), there are specific rules and regulations you can push for or enforce:

  • Too many cars on your street? Bring it up at a meeting. 
  • Unsightly flags? Suggest a no-flag policy. 
  • Are all the homes’ facades and decorations lacking a discernible theme? Discuss setting up some rules that promote uniformity. 

All these changes will add up to a more presentable property. 

Landscaping helps the curb appeal of your home to potential renters

2. Landscaping

Landscaping can make a big difference while requiring relatively little investment. See if you can get some members of your HOA to coordinate some suggestions to improve your curb appeal. Bonus points if someone has a knack for landscaping. 

3. Schedule

Keep in mind the timelines of projects relative to costs. Planting seasonal flowers is a short term, low-cost investment, whereas a perimeter wall made of decorative stone may take years to finance. 

4. Pressure-Washing

A pressure-washing can make a huge difference. It can make your home, driveway, front steps, and curb all look shockingly new. If there’s enough of a need for it, your HOA can even purchase a pressure washer and rent it out for free or for a small fee that eventually pays for its cost. 

Or, if you own multiple rental properties, owning a pressure-washer of your own may be worth it. 

5. Resurfacing

If you can re-tar and repaint the roads in your community, it will look and feel new. After all, when you’re in a car, chances are you’ll be able to feel the road’s imperfections. And if repaving is outside of your community’s price range, re-striping will suffice. 

6. Upgrade & Repair Irrigation Systems

If you’re going to invest in landscaping, then irrigation may also require your attention. A fresh lawn and other plant life won’t last long or look great if they’re not adequately watered. Besides, nothing says, “white picket fence,” like sprinklers going off around the neighborhood at the same time. 

This may be a long term investment for your HOA to consider. 

7. Reconsider Grassy Areas

In many ways, lawns are a thing of the past. Consider alternatives like rock lawns, extra parking, tennis or basketball courts, storage units, outdoor gathering areas, or even indoor meeting spaces for your HOA or community. 

8. Weed & Mulch

Weeding and mulching are perfect examples of low cost and low time-consuming changes you can make that will make your home and community more attractive. No more overgrown fauna, mulch around trees, and well-manicured shrubs and bushes make a big difference. 

Lighting can make a difference in how your rental feels to a potential renter.

9. Lighting

Proper lighting can go a long way. When night time comes around, you want lights that accent as well as illuminate. Consider lights as guides along walkways. 

They provide a sense of familiarity in otherwise darkened areas, making people feel at home even when they’re not in one. Lights above your entrance also make your property feel welcoming. 

Fencing can be a visual indicator of how you take care of your rental property.

10. Fencing

A fence is yet another visual indicator of care. If the fences in your community require repair, fix them up. You may also consider a longer-term investment in vinyl fencing, which requires less maintenance overall, is easier to clean, and is less liable to be infested by bugs. 

11. No Litter

One of the easiest ways to make your property look more beautiful is to pick up any loose trash. The days before or after trash collection are particularly susceptible to loose debris because trash spends the most time getting jostled around. 

12. Color Coordination

A uniform color scheme will make every home look more beautiful. When coordinating your colors, make sure to research color theory and trends so that your choices end up adding to your overall aesthetic rather than detracting from it. 

13. Numbers & Addresses

Make sure that it’s easy to identify the numbers or addresses of every unit within your community during the day and at night. Nothing gets an open house or tour off to a bad start like the frustration of being unable to figure out where you’re supposed to go.

14. CC&R Enforcement

All of these repairs and forms of upkeep will be moot if your HOA doesn’t enforce the community’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). Without proper enforcement, property values can still be dragged down. 

Your town also likely has its bylaws that can be enforced with a phone call to the proper authorities. 

15. No Strays

Cats and dogs may be cute, but you don’t want them wandering around your neighborhood. If you notice any strays, contact your town’s animal control department to see if they provide spay and neuter services. 

If your city doesn’t offer such services, search for a charity in your county or state that traps, spays and neuters, and releases animals. Possums and raccoons may also be trouble animals.

16. Smart Thermostats

With a smart thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature when you’re not even at home. And when you are home, your thermostat, so long as it has this feature, can study your behavior patterns and set the temperature to fit your activities. 

Smart thermostats can also be activated using personal assistant devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home.

17. Smart Bulbs

Smart bulbs have a long life span and can be programmed to approximate several types of natural lighting, such as sunrises, sunsets, etc. They’re also more energy-efficient. 

18. Smart Locks

Smart locks can grant entry using various methods, whether it be alphanumeric codes or even biometric data. You never have to change the locks when a new tenant moves in because you can just reset the code. 

You’ll also never have to worry about being locked out because you forgot your keys. 

19. Motion-Sensing Lights

Motion-sensing lights make people feel safer, more welcome, and they’ve got tremendous aesthetic appeal. 

Adding new kitchen appliances to your rental property

20. New Kitchen Appliances

The wow factor for new kitchen appliances is pretty high. They make your kitchen look nicer while also increasing your kitchen’s utility. An ice dispenser, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and microwave might not seem like a lot, but when you add them all up, their convenience makes a significant impact. 

21. Washer/Dryer

Having your own washer and dryer is hugely convenient. You can do your laundry any time of day or night. You can wash the one shirt you just spilled food on that you were hoping to wear in the evening with zero effort. 

The benefits of a washer/dryer can’t be understated. For individuals used to having to go to the laundromat or even a washer/dryer elsewhere in the building, this in-unit convenience goes a long way. 

Bottom line - A few changes can minimize your vacancy rate.

Whether it’s on your own or in cooperation with your community or HOA, these changes can make your property far more appealing and minimize your vacancy rate.  These are also changes you can take pride in. Making any visit to, mention of, or thought about your property is something that’ll put a smile on your face.

These changes can be implemented by you, the property owner, or with the help of a property management company. Here at Mynd, our team members have years of experience in 19 local markets, where we know which of these property updates will give you the biggest bang fore your buck. Learn more about scaling your rental property portfolio, reducing vacancies at your rental homes and much more in through jour investors knowledge center!

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Is the Gilbert, AZ market a good fit for your investment strategy? Learn more about this unique market, why you might need a property manager, and how to determine your rent for this area. When selecting an area to purchase an investment property, you want to be sure the market’s offerings align with your strategy.

Why Should You Purchase a Rental Property in Gilbert, AZ?

At Mynd property management, we look at key area statistics when helping investors decide if an area is a good fit for their goals and strategy.

  • City trends
  • Job growth
  • What is the appreciation
  • Housing prices vs rental prices
  • Vacancy rates

These statistics help us determine what type of return you can expect to receive (appreciation, cash flow, or a combination of both).  If this matches what you are looking for, then the Gilbert area is a good fit for you.

Mynd Property Management manages close to 8000 properties nationwide. If the Gilbert, AZ area does not fit your criteria, we have offices in about 19 markets that can help you with local data.   If you have never invested outside your area, Mynd is here to offer you the same level of management in multiple markets to give you peace of mind that your property is being taken care of regardless of what city it is in. We want to help you make a smart investment decision based off solid, current data while not be limited to your own backyard. You might be interested in diversifying your investment portfolio across multiple markets, and Mynd can help.

When Should You Hire a Property Management Company in Gilbert, AZ?

If you have been managing your rental property yourself, here are some things to consider when deciding whether to hire a property manager.


Dealing with all the laws, rules, and regulations

As a landlord, you must comply with all the laws and rules that apply. Do you know what questions you can and can’t ask a potential tenant? Asking the wrong question could violate a Fair Housing or discrimination law.

1 out of 3 landlords find themselves involved in a lawsuit because they do not understand the laws.

It is hard to keep up with laws that are constantly changing, but it is your responsibility. When you hire a professional property management company in Gilbert, they will take care of that for you.


Look for the property management company that can be your partner

A property management company is there to make sure your property is protected while also ensuring the tenant is taken care of.  At Mynd, we offer a three-tiered pricing structure so you can pick the level of service you need.

We offer an owner portal which allows you to login and see the same information we see such as:

  • Leasing information
  • Tenant updating
  • Maintenance control
  • Lease enforcement

You can conveniently log in from your phone, tablet, or computer to access this information.


You didn’t buy a property to get a 2nd or 3rd job, and you don’t want to have to manage the manager. It is important to select a reputable, professional Gilbert property management company that offers you the peace of mind in knowing your property is being taken care of.


Mynd’s Gilbert property managers are well educated when it comes to knowledge about the laws. We have in-house legal counsel that ensures your property is being protected because it is being managed in a way that is compliant with current laws and regulations.

How Do You Accurately Set Rents in Gilbert, AZ?

After purchasing your Gilbert, AZ rental property, how do you determine what rent to charge? The market determines the rent you can expect to collect. Mynd offers a FREE rental analysis of your property. Let’s take a look at some helpful statistics for the Gilbert area.


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Gilbert, AZ rental statistics

  • Average rent (single family and multi-family) is $1390 per month (11.2% increase over last year)
  • Rental price for a house will range between $1500-2100 per month with the average being $1700-1950.
  • 22% of the homes are rentals
  • 77% are owner occupied


It is important to correctly price the property

You want to charge enough that you get the return you want while being at attractive price point for prospective tenants.

  • The median list price for a house in Gilbert is about $470,000 (up about 1%). That is about $190/sq ft.
  • Current inventory is about 250 homes which is a decrease of 58%. 

Statistics like these will help you make a smart decision on what to buy and where to buy it.


Renter occupied vs owner occupied data

22% of homes in Gilbert are rental properties. Is that good or bad? That is probably a good thing. If most homes are owner occupied, you can assume they are being well taken care of longer which can lead to higher values. It should be easy to rent a property in the area. If the proportions were reversed, you could run the risk of the area going down in value because there are too many rental properties.


What will your property rent for?

If you want a free rental analysis of your property, contact us at Mynd.  Not only do we offer property management services in Gilbert, AZ, we have offices in 19 of the most rent able markets in the US. If the Gilbert, AZ area doesn’t match your criteria, we can help invest in another market.


More markets means more choices

Being open to investing outside of your area gives you a larger selection of properties to choose from to find the ones that fit your strategy. You can expect the same level of service across all our offices, and dealing with one company for all your investment needs is convenient.

Mynd property management is ready to be your strategic partner, so contact us today for a FREE rental analysis, for more information on our Gilbert property management, or for assistance with purchasing your next investment property.



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