Marin Property Management Blog

Dos and Don'ts of Marketing

Monday, May 7, 2012
Property Management Blog
Last year, I watched a webinar about email marketing which broke down some of the "Do's and Don'ts" as rules marketing departments should follow. I just came across those notes again at my desk, and wanted to share some of those here--as well as give a break-down on if I think those rules are still valid today. DON'T let your email signa...

Money Saving | Tips from PG&E

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Property Management Blog
Hey Owners I found a couple of links that I thought would be useful for you to keep on hand. Check out this link from PG&E regarding energy efficiency rebates. While PRANDI Property Management doesn't manage this process for you, this is something we believe can be most helpful to you, our property owners. Hey Tenants I have a link f...

Springtime is Finally Here!

Monday, April 30, 2012
Property Management Blog
Springtime is officially here--Marin is blooming. It feels like Summer itself is just around the corner, which is bringing us closer to our busiest time of year. Summertime in the PRANDI office brings families moving while their kids are out of school, and relocating them before the new school year begins again. Spring in Marin is my p...

Meet Our Vendors | Buckley Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Property Management Blog
Dave and Beth Buckley of Buckley Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. run a business that supports both of the Marin and Sonoma counties. They offer a wide variety of services, and even have a 24-hour emergency service line (just in case)! They answer all of our calls, even the emergency ones, with a smile. They are easy going and kind to ...

Spring Cleaning | Part Two

Monday, April 23, 2012
Property Management Blog
As a follow-up to my last month's blog of cleaning tips in general, here are the room-by-room cleaning tips I promised for your big Springtime Cleaning Over-Haul! Room by Room Cleaning Tips: Kitchen ∙Dust refrigerator coils with the crevice attachment on your vacuum cleaner–don’t forget to turn off power at the circuit breaker or f...

Fairfax Corner | New Listing Coming Soon

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Property Management Blog
Rental homes have been renting pretty quickly around the office, so please don’t hesitate to call as soon as you see something that just might be your new home! Coming soon to PRANDI – Fairfax listing for a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single family home. Please watch our website at www.prandiprop.com for this upcoming listing. ...

Financial Planning | Responsibility We Should All Take Seriously

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Property Management Blog
I received this e-newsletter today and certainly found it worthy of sharing with others. Financial goals are extremely important, especially with the market the way it is right now. It makes sense to re-evaluate your financial process in such a way that it leads to your success. Check out the five tips that David O'Brien from RE/MAX Mill...

Marketing Effectiveness | Constantly on the Move

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Property Management Blog
I am always looking for new marketing principles to incorporate into my daily tasks here at PRANDI--and constantly examining the programs and tools I use is first on my list in order to achieve this goal. We strive to stay on the cutting edge, and aim to find fresh ideas to attract tenants looking for a new home. This week, I've been tac...

Spring Cleaning | Part One

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Property Management Blog
I was out walking the other day, enjoying the warm sunshine when I was hit with a very familiar fragrance... the smell of freshly mowed grass. Now, I realize that Californians tend to mow their yards year round, but I’m an East Coast girl so by the end of April, that scent has always signaled the official start of Spring to me. This i...

30 Years in the Making

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Property Management Blog
Today marks a very special day for Melissa Prandi, MPM, President & CEO of PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC, for as of TODAY Melissa has been in the property management industry for 30 years! Melissa is a Marin County native who not only loves where she lives, but who also continually strives to be the very best in her industry...

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MELISSA PRANDI, MPM®

President & CEO

Melissa Prandi, RMP® MPM®, President & CEO of PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® and co-owner of PropertyADVANTAGE of Carlsbad, has been expertly matching quality tenants with quality homes with her professional PRANDI Staff for over 30 years. Melissa's enthusiasm and experience in the industry have led to a fulfilling and illustrious career. She not only manages many of Marin County's finest properties, but is also a nationwide motivational speaker, a sought-after teacher, and a community leader. An author of two industry-related books, "The Unofficial Guide to Managing Rental Property" and "The Idiot's Guide to: Success as a Property Manager", Melissa certainly proves her passion for excellence by sharing her vast knowledge of the field she loves so much with first-time landlords and experienced investors alike. In addition, Melissa was featured in the "Successful Property Managers" Volume 1 (she is one of twenty-five interviewed).

She is a past president of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and is proud of her company's elite CRMC® (Certified Residential Management Company) status. This title has been earned by fewer than thirty-five companies throughout the United States. Actively involved and committed to the community, Melissa serves on several non-profit boards. She is a member of the Central Advisory Board for Bank of Marin, was co-chair for Hospice by the Bay Foundation, and served for six years as the Director of Fair Housing of Marin. Melissa received the "Unsung Hero Award" for her dedication to equal housing opportunity in 2009.

Melissa works tirelessly with her team of committed employees to ensure that their client's residential investment properties run safely and smoothly while in their care. Because her companies do not buy or sell real estate, Melissa and her enthusiastic staff can concentrate on minimizing expenses and maximizing profits for property owners while taking care of tenant needs.

(415) 455-1370 | melissa@prandiprop.com | BRE# 00980159

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MATT PRANDI BORRIES, RMP®

Vice President | Broker Associate | Property Manager & Leasing Agent

Matt Prandi Borries, was literally born into the business. Vice President of PRANDI Property Management, and son of Melissa Prandi, he earned his California Real Estate License in 2007 and has since earned his Broker's License. He works closely with the rest of the PRANDI staff, managing a diverse portfolio throughout all of Marin County.

Also an avid photographer, our marketing department utilizes Matt's professional wide-angle camera equipment to highlight the highly sought-after features each of our properties offer. Many of Matt's images have graced the walls of galleries around the county, and he is the talent behind all of our property marketing photos. Matt also enjoys meeting new people and loves to surf.

(415) 455-1373 | matt@prandiprop.com | BRE# 01787534

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DANA SANSING-ESQUIBEL

Senior Property Manager & Leasing Agent

Dana Sansing-Esquibel is a licensed Real Estate Agent who has been working with Melissa as a Property Manager and Leasing Agent for over 25 years. She grew up in San Anselmo and attended Brookside School, Drake High School, and College of Marin before transferring to California State University Chico earning her BA degree in Child Development.

Dana has seen a lot of growth and changes both in Marin and the company over the years. She is married to her husband, Rich, and they share their home with their loveable Norwich Terriers. Both she and Rich are very active in the American Kennel Club (AKC). They spend their free time breeding, raising and showing Norwich Terriers across the nation.

(415) 455-1371 | dana@prandiprop.com | BRE# 00911364

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CHRISTINE GOODIN, MPM®

Senior Property Manager & Leasing Agent

Christine Goodin, MPM® has lived in Marin since 1976. She has been with PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® for over 10 years. A CA Licensed Real Estate Agent since 2004, Christine loves her job and to be challenged in the residential leasing and property management industry. She dedicates a lot of her time to NARPM® and working with the Rotary Club of Terra Linda.

Christine enjoys giving back to the community and has been lucky enough to have opportunities to travel all over the US (favorite place was Yellowstone) and Canada, as well as many international trips. She enjoys taking photos of all the beautiful things she sees around her while traveling the world, hiking Marin trails, or watching her nieces and nephews grow up. Christine has walked three marathons and two half marathons and can make the best cheesecake you've ever had!

(415) 455-1372 | christine@prandiprop.com | BRE# 01469325

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REIDUN WAAGE

Client Accounting Manager

Reidun Waage, joined the PRANDI staff 8 years ago and has lived in Marin for over 30 years. With her degree in Business and Accounting, Reidun is the right employee for the job. She is an expert when it comes to working the financial side for both owners and tenants, managing their ledgers and balancing their accounts.

Reidun also enjoys gardening, and is an enthusiastic antique-collector and jewelry-maker. A volunteer for three Marin County organizations (Ross Art and Garden Center, the Northgate Group and the San Anselmo Antique Dealers Association), Reidun is always interacting with our local communities and knows how to network a room!

(415) 455-1375 | reidun@prandiprop.com

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ROXIE MIKOLON, CSSSM

Assistant Property Manager

Roxie Mikolon, CSSSM a Marin County resident since 1959, joined the PRANDI team over 10 years ago. She regularly attends classes for various NARPM® and local Fair Housing events to stay up-to-date on all new laws and legislation. In fact, Roxie earned the first Certified Support Specialist (CSS?) designation in the Nation for her dedication to service in the property management industry, which she proudly accepted at a National Hawaii Conference.

Outside of the office, Roxie enjoys reading, watching movies, knitting, cooking and having friends over for back yard barbecues. Roxie is a member of the Goldenaires and enjoys the senior connection in Fairfax. She has two children and has celebrated over forty years with her husband, Joe. Between Roxie and Joe, they have five children and eleven grandchildren!

(415) 455-1380 | roxie@prandiprop.com

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NIKKI MACIAS

Assistant Property Manager

Nikki Macias, is a Marin County native who grew up in Terra Linda, and has been with PRANDI for over 8 years. She works directly with clients, focusing on protecting owner investments by managing property maintenance, and accommodating resident's needs. She is actively working toward earning her Certified Support Specialist (CSSSM) designation through NARPM®.

Nikki is very family oriented and has raised two amazing sons. She enjoys hiking Marin's various outdoor trails, riding bikes and spending time in the sunshine. Nikki is our resident San Francisco Giant's baseball expert, and attends many games seasonally.

(415) 455-1374 | nikki@prandiprop.com

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LISA DOUGHTY

Assistant Property Manager

Lisa Doughty, started at PRANDI over 3 years ago, where she began as an Office Administrator answering calls, greeting clients, and processing our invoices. She has been in the position of Assistant Property Manager since 2013, working closely with teammate Christine.

Born and raised in Yarmouth, Maine, Lisa has lived in many different places, including 7 states, and multiple countries. She has a background in other Executive Assistant/ Executive Secretary roles. She has two amazing children and loves animals, the outdoors, cooking and reading. Lisa's refreshing sense of humor certainly helps the staff get through their day!

(415) 455-1381 | lisa@prandiprop.com

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TINA SOLVAL GOMEZ

Customer Relations Manager

Tina Solval Gomez started working at PRANDI Property Management in early 2013. First hired as a receptionist, she was quickly promoted to assist the Bookkeeping Department due to her detailed organization skills and background in banking. She is currently in charge of PRANDI's Customer Relations, and is the go-to for all new clients when they initially contact the office. In fact, many owners meet her at the time of their consultation, or when they are first sending in their start-up paperwork. Tina's ability to work on any project - with a constant smile on her face - makes her a valuable asset to the team.

Originally from Granada Hills, CA, Tina lived in Mexico with her family for a short time as a child. After moving back part-way through grammar school, she spent most of her childhood in San Rafael. She has since moved to Richmond where she resides with her husband and four children. Tina loves Marin and loves learning and growing with the business and the rest of the PRANDI staff. She says her colleagues are wonderful and enjoys working in a "family business" that also cares about her family.

(415) 578-5107 | tina@prandiprop.com

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KAYLEE CARROLL

Brand Marketing Specialist

Kaylee Carroll, Brand Marketing Specialist, has worked at PRANDI for over 6 years. She strives to keep PRANDI at the forefront of contemporary marketing practices and ensure that client's investment properties receive the most effective advertising that they deserve. Her work with the company has included strategic image-branding, marketing planning, as well as project execution in order to launch new campaigns throughout the county. Her marketing goal is to publicly deliver PRANDI's identity as the most experienced professional residential leasing and management company in Marin County.

Kaylee believes in giving back to the community, and has worked diligently in her personal life to raise money and awareness for various organizations and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

(415) 455-1385 | kaylee@prandiprop.com

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JEFF LEIDALL

Marketing & Business Development

Jeff Leidall joined the PRANDI Property Management team as a contract worker in 2012. His expertise in customer service, relationship building, client and inner-office communications, as well as project management (from his executive and leadership positions in the non-profit sector) has been a valuable addition to the staff. Jeff's current role is to help further develop the Client Services Division of PRANDI as well as assist with Business Development. He also has taken on a leadership role in helping to manage a large apartment complex in San Rafael while learning the "management" aspect of the business.

Jeff is a native Californian originally from Santa Cruz. He loves the outdoors and enjoys spending free-time visiting the ocean, beach, and the redwoods. He is an avid biker, and takes his beloved dog anywhere he can! Jeff is an advocate, volunteer and supporter for ecological, social service and justice causes.

(415) 578-5096 | jeff@prandiprop.com

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SHIRLEY LOPEZ-CANO

Administrative Assistant

Shirley Lopez-Cano, Administrative Assistant, joined the PRANDI team in April 2013. Besides answering and directing all incoming calls, she works closely with the Accounting Department entering invoices, uploading bills to owner portals as well as making sure all vendor and property insurance details are in order. With her background in Customer Service and her associated skill sets, Shirley supports the team with anything else they may need. In the process, she is also increasing her knowledge of the leasing and property management industry on a daily basis.

Shirley started working when she was 15, and by 17 had a full-time position while still putting herself through school in Marin. She married her high school sweet heart, and they now have 2 wonderful boys-ages 8 and 16 months. In her time outside of the office, Shirley enjoys running Marin trails, dancing, tutoring, reading and singing to her kids. "The smell of the early morning air is a great wakeup call when you have active boys like mine!" she says. Her family's love of soccer keeps her on her toes, since both her oldest son and her husband play on teams.

(415) 578-5073 | shirley@prandiprop.com

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