Top Mistakes Made by Self-Managing Marin County Landlords

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  • 10/17/18 06:30PM - 08:00PM America/Los_Angeles
  • Hosted at Marin Country Club (Business Casual Attire), 500 Country Club Dr Novato, California 94949
  • Free

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~ Foundation Homes Property Management & Real Estate Attorney Barrett Shaffer Co-Host Discussion for Self-Managing Rental Property Owners in Marin ~

Topics Include: Mistakes Investment Property Owners Make, How to Protect Your Investment, How to Be a Proactive Owner

Please join us as Foundation Homes Property Management and Barrett R.P. Schaefer will co-host a complimentary evening of cocktails and appetizers at Marin Country Club for self-managing rental property owners to discuss common and potentially costly mistakes that local investment property owners make. Also discussed will be how to protect your investment and how to protect yourself from litigious tenants.

Speakers include broker and managing partner of Foundation Homes Christopher Barrow and attorney Barrett Schaefer, along with an introduction from event sponsors Rick Williams of Marin H2O and Josh Wycoff, the Marin representative of National Response Team.   (Note - there is no hard pitch from any involved parties - this is just an informative evening!) 

The event, set for October 17 from 6:30 to 8 Marin Country Club, includes complimentary appetizers and cocktails. Space is limited. RSVPs, required in advance, can be made online at or by calling 415-507-9600, ext. 101. While there is no charge for the event, it is open only to current Bay Area investment property owners, or those considering renting out their primary residence in the near future.

Topics covered include:

  •  How to be a Proactive Owner for Profit
  • Industry Trends and New Laws that Affect Investment Owners
  • How to Maximize Your Investment
  • How to Protect Yourself from Litigious Tenants
  • How to Find the Best Tenant for Your Property
  • How to Make Tenants Abide by the Contract
  • Common Mistakes Investment Property Owners Make with Rentals
  • Vendor Tips/Ways to Protect Your Investment
  • Q & A with Attorney 

“Foundation has more than 13 years of working owners of long-term, single family property in Marin,” said Barrow. “We have encountered about every problem imaginable and some quite out of the ordinary. We will be discussing the costly and common mistakes self-managers make and how to avoid them.”

About Foundation Homes Property Management

Foundation Homes Property Management ( is a full-service property management, real estate investment, sales and relocation firm, serving Marin and San Francisco.  Foundation Homes has more than $115 million in long-term, residential real estate assets under management in Marin County. Founded in 2010 by the husband and wife team of Christopher Barrow and Darcy Alkus Barrow, Kentfield-based Foundation Homes offers a full suite of real estate services from property management and deal analysis to lease and sales negotiation. The firm employs web-based technology to support delivery of services by a hands-on team of experienced professionals. The firm’s telephone number is (415) 507-9600.

About Attorney-at-Law Barrett R.P. Schaefer

Barrett R.P. Schaefer, a San Rafael-based law firm (, provides a range of legal services to clients throughout the region. The firm represents clients in the following areas: Real estate and general litigation, property management counsel, homeowners associations and other common interest developments, money recovery/collections, landlord/tenant and evictions (unlawful detainer), and small business counsel. The firm can be reached at (415) 485-2200 or by email at [email protected]

About Marin H2O

Marin H2O is the premier residential and commercial plumbing contractor in Marin County and specializes in new construction, sewer and pipe repairs, water heaters and natural gas lines as well as water filtration and drinking water systems. Marin H2O is a general engineering and plumbing contractor and an A and C license holder. Marin H2O can be reached at (415) 479-8411.

About National Response Team

National Response Team (NRT) has provided superior water and fire damage restoration services in Marin County since 2014. NRT provides 24/7 assistance and guidance through the complex recovery process. It can be reached at (888) 801-7440. NRT services include emergency water removal, fire, water and smoke damage restoration, sewage cleanup and mold remediation.

Just to clarify: this is not a "pitch" event or "hard sell" for services!  This is part of our "Landlord Education Series"...we host to network and make connections!   We'll also be broadcasting live from our facebook page, so PM me if you're interested but can't make it physically!