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What is FilterEasy?

What is Filter Easy?
Filter Easy is a great company that delivers furnace filters directly to your door. Each delivery
contains the exact number of filters your home needs, in all the right sizes. It also acts as a physical reminder that it’s time to change your filters.

What is the cost for Filter Easy?
Filters cost $10 per month. This amount will be added to your account every month to be paid with your rent. This will be the same price if you have 1 filter or 6 filters for your property.

How often will I receive my filter(s)?
A new filter will be shipped directly to your door every 90 days. This grade of filter is cheaper in price than many competitors.

Do I install the filter myself?
Yes. Once received, you will remove and dispose of your old filter, and replace with the new filter. There will be instructions in your shipment on how to locate and change your filter.

Where is my air filter located?
First, look around your property for a return air grate (usually on a wall or ceiling). If you find one, there will be a place for you to open the grate, and your filter will be inside. If your property does not have a grate on the wall, your air filter will be located in/by your furnace. Look for a 1″-4” wide hinged or removable cover on it and the filter will be inside.

I already buy my own filters, can I opt out of receiving these?
No, the Filter Easy Program is not optional. We appreciate our tenants that have been taking the appropriate steps to take care of their HVAC systems in the past, however, we are confident that the Filter Easy Program will save you time and money while providing you high quality filters.

Why do I need to change my furnace filter?
It is an excellent way to save money on your energy bills. Having a clean filter means it takes less energy to push air through your home. A dirty filter is the #1 reason for HVAC system failures. It restricts the air flow into your HVAC systems air handler, which then strains, and oftentimes burns out the motor controlling air flow. An HVAC repair STARTS at around $600 and an exhaustive repair can easily reach $7,000. A new system, if the damage is irreparable, starts at around $10,000.

I forgot to attach required documents to my application. Where can I send these?

You can send any required documentation not attached to the original application to

How do I apply for a property?

  1. Fill out an application on our website.
    1. Go to
    2. Search this page for the property you would like to apply for.
    3. Click the gray “Apply Now” and submit an application.
      1. Each occupant over 18 must submit an application and pay the $40 fee by credit card or debit card only.
      2. List ALL dependents under 1 adult applicant.
  2. Provide proof of income
    1. Most recent 3 months of pay stubs for all applicants used to qualify for the property.
    2. Provide proof of any other sources of income if needed (example: two years of tax returns for self-employment).
  3. Each applicant over 18 must submit a current driver’s license and a social security  number or ITINNOTE: We cannot begin processing your application until we have ALL your information.
  4. Receive a decision on your application.
  5. All accepted applicants sign a lease agreement.
  6. Pay the security deposit in full payable to Mesa Properties Inc.

What documentation do I need when I fill out an application?

Please be sure the following four (4) items accompany your rental application:

1. Your application screening fee of $40.00 payable by credit card or debit card payment only on the last screen of the application for each applicant over the age of 18.
2. Picture I.D., (Driver’s license, Green Card or Passport)
3. Social Security Number or ITIN number.
4. Proof of Income: 3 months of paystubs, 2 years of tax returns if self employed or an official letter from your employer on company letterhead.

What are the requirements to rent one of your properties?

  1. A completed and signed application from all proposed occupants over the age of 18 must be submitted. ALL LINES MUST BE FILLED IN. Incorrect or misinformation will disqualify you as a prospective renter. 


  1. A $40.00 screening fee via credit card for the purpose of running credit and eviction reports is required with each application. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Credit or debit card payment is the only form of payment accepted.
  2. You must provide photo I.D. – Driver’s license or State Issued ID card (Note: Military cards are not accepted but can be provided to validate an expired State ID.)


  1. You must have no records of eviction. 
  2. Employment History and Sufficient Income: We require a gross monthly income of 3 times the amount of your monthly rent per household. Income must be verifiable through 3 months of pay stubs, employer contact or tax records. All other income, including self employment, must be verified through 2 years of most recent tax returns. If you do not meet the income requirements, we may accept your application with a qualified co-signer. Qualified co-signers must make 3 times the rent, pass our screening process with a score of 22 or higher and have a FICO score of 720+. 
  3. Rental History must be verifiable from unbiased sources. The following will not be counted as rental history: if you are related by blood or marriage to one of the previous landlords listed, if you rented a room or had other rental history where you were not in sole possession of the premises, or if you did not have financial responsibility on the lease agreement. 
  4. You will be denied if you have a conviction for any type crime that would be considered a threat to real property or the ability of other residents to peacefully enjoy the premises. 
  5. We use a third-party PetScreening service. If you own a pet or service animal, you will be required to fill out a PetScreening profile. PetScreening profiles cost $20 for the first pet and $15 for each additional pet. Service animals are free. For more information on our pet policy, please visit 
  6. An up-front payment of approximately 1 month’s rent as a security deposit is required by cashier’s check or money order when signing a rental contract. 
  7. If your application is approved, you will be required to obtain a renter’s insurance policy in the minimum amount of $100,000 personal liability with Mesa Properties Inc. listed as additional interest. 
  9. Please note that all of our properties are smoke-free.

Scoring System

For a video explanation of how our scoring system works, please visit:

Each applicant is evaluated individually using the score sheet. Income and Debt-to-Income ratio are combined for all tenants.

The maximum score attainable is 26 points. Each tenant is scored individually and then the average of all scores is used for the final decision. Example: 3 applicants apply and have individual scores of 19, 24 and 20. Their average group score would be 21.

Scoring results: 

  • 22 and above, applicant(s) are approved with a security deposit equal to one month’s rent.
  • Between 18 and 21, applicant(s) are approved with a security deposit equal to two month’s rent.
  • Less than 18, applicant(s) are denied.

Automatic Denials

You will be denied if any of the following apply:

    • Insufficient income (combined household income of less than 3x the asking rent).
    • Any eviction on record.
    • Credit Score (TransUnion ResidentScore 2.0) score less than 580 (if score is less than 580 due to no credit, application will still be considered using “no credit” in the credit scoring row). See for more details.
    • Any forged documents such as, but not limited to, fake paystubs, altered bank statements, fake ID, etc.
    • Lying on application such as giving a fake landlord or employer reference and contact info.
    • Harassment of Mesa Properties Inc. staff whether in person or over the phone. Threatening or verbally abusing any staff member will not be tolerated and the application will be immediately declined.
    • Bankruptcy discharged less than 1 year or negative credit history since bankruptcy discharge.
    • Felony conviction in the past 7 years.


Mesa Properties Inc. Applicant Score Sheet

Debt to Income Ratio:
3: <40%
2: 40-45%
1: 45-50%
0: >50%

Credit Score (TransUnion ResidentScore 2.0):
4: 720+
3: 700-719
2: 650-699
1: 600-649
0: 550-599 or no credit

Negative Credit Impacts:
3: Nothing Negative or student loan/medical related
2: Foreclosure/Bankruptcy greater than 1 year old
1: 3+ late payments not counting student loan/medical related
0: Accounts currently delinquent or accounts in collections

Length in Field of Employment:
3: 36+ months
2: 24-36 months
1: 12-24 months
0: 0-12 months

Number of Years of Rental History or Mortgage History Verified:
3: Greater than 3 years
2: 2-3 years
1: 1-2 years
0: Less than 1 year

Number of Past Landlords Verified:
3: 2 or more
2: 1
0: No verifiable rental history

Late Rent/Mortgage in the Last 3 Years:
3: 0 late payments
2: 1 late payment
1: 2 late payments
0: 3 or more late payments

Lease Violations in the Last 3 Years:
3: None
2: 1 Violation
1: 2 Violations
0: 3+ Violations

Lease Break Within Last 3 Years (Tenant Fault):
1: No
0: Yes

How do I schedule a showing?

You can schedule a showing on our available rentals page here.

What are the income requirements to rent one of your properties?

We typically require a minimum of 3x the monthly rent in W-2 income.

Do you work with evictions?

If you have any eviction on your record, your application will be automatically denied.

Sawyer Shwetz

Property Manager

Sawyer is a Property Manager at Mesa Properties Inc. He focuses primarily on property management and improving “behind the scenes” processes. Sawyer obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.

During his college years, Sawyer worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he designed and implemented new destructive tests for flight hardware prototypes. He also conducted heat treatment operations for projects including the Mars 2020 Rover, Mars Insight, and the ISS.

Sawyer has been involved in the property management business since High School. He enjoys business more than engineering, which is why he has decided to pursue a career in property management.

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Moenique Hall

Assistant Property Manager

Moenique is an Army Veteran and brat, born in Baltimore; raised mostly in Texas. In the Army, her job was in aircraft and vehicle logistics. She obtained an Associates Degree in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College with a 4.0 GPA in 2019. She is currently attending Park University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration/ Human Resources.

She is married with no children. Her husband is currently serving active duty Army so she enjoys seeing new places and making new memories with him. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and trying new foods, growing in her faith, bike riding, hiking, small decor projects and binge watching movies and TV shows.

She enjoys working with Mesa as an administrative assistant and is looking forward to endless possibilities and growth within her career.

Iliana Urena

Director of Leasing and Applications

Iliana manages the application process at Mesa and is responsible for screening tenants as well as helping out with other admin related jobs around the office. Prior to joining Mesa, Iliana held several customer service job with her most recent being the dispatcher for a transportation company in Mira Loma, CA.

Iliana currently resides in Phelan, where she lives with her husband and three children. Iliana enjoys working for a company where there are opportunities for growth, while gaining experience and knowledge.

Tina Salazar

Real Estate Agent

Tina Salazar joined our real estate team in July of 2019. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she had a background in the medical field. After many long hours and becoming a mother, she decided to pursue real estate. Her family and friends have always been involved in new construction and real estate, which helped spark her interest in the field. She also works along side her brother, Michael.

As a Realtor, Tina’s services consist of helping buyers and sellers obtain property that best suits them. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her 3 boys and husband. They enjoy their time in Boy Scouts and soccer.


Irish Dee

Maintenance Coordinator

Irish is the maintenance coordinator at Mesa. She has an Associates Degree in Arts for Dental Medicine and has experience with customer service and problem solving from her time with AT&T and Microsoft. She then worked in human resources which helped improve her people skills and ability to create processes and procedures, which is part of what makes her a great Maintenance Coordinator here at Mesa.

Irish loves working at Mesa because of the culture in the office and her ability to help our tenants with their maintenance issues. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, reading books and keeping up with politics.

Charlene Gumabay

Leasing and Applications Assistant

Charlene is the Leasing and Applications Assistant at Mesa who is trained to handle phone calls and mostly work side by side with the Director of Leasing and Applications as the primary contact for rental applicants. She has a great deal of experience in customer service from working with Macys and Bloomingdales for several years which helped her become more effective in her role as she is known to be very efficient and shows willingness to help every time.

Richan Nuynay

Administrative Assistant

Richan is a one the administrative assistants at Mesa. She has developed impeccable phone manners and an ability to provide good customer service with her more than a decade of experience from her previous roles with Dell and AOL. Assisting our owners and tenants is her passion. She loves making do-it-yourself stuff, cooking and spending quality time with her family when she is not working.

Rustin Harris

Assistant Property Manager

Meghan Williams


Meghan is one of the newest members of our Mesa Team and works in our accounting department. She studied accounting at Chaffey College. Prior to joining Mesa, Meghan was a bookkeeper for 6 years at a CPA firm that primarily worked with dairy farms. She enjoys working for Mesa because she is able to use her accounting experience in whole new ways and also enjoys the friendly office environment that has been established here. Meghan resides in Rancho Cucamonga with her husband and two sons.

Rebecca Anthony

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca is one of our administrative assistants and is one of the warm and friendly voices you will hear when you call our office. She has a strong customer experience background from her past role with Sprint and loves assisting our owners and tenants. When she isn’t working, Rebecca loves to bake and spend time with her son and family.

Steve Shwetz

Managing Broker

Steve, the Managing Broker and Founder of Mesa Properties Inc. & Mesa Real Estate, began his real estate career buying, fixing and reselling distressed properties in Southern California. Seeing the long-term opportunity in a buy and hold strategy, Steve began acquiring residential real estate to build his own real estate rental portfolio. As a 10 year owner of an international service franchise, Steve saw an opportunity to take his experience in customer service and developing systems and processes and apply that experience to the world of property management and real estate. Prior to starting his own businesses Steve held various senior and advisory level sales positions with IBM Corp., B. Braun Medical, Insight Direct & Reach Local. Steve is a licensed real estate broker and holds a Bachelors in Business from the University of Southern California.

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Sheryl Shwetz

General Manager, Administration

Sheryl helped to establish Mesa Properties Inc. with Steve. Today, she serves as the backbone of all things administrative for the company. Sheryl oversees all the details of running a property management company including on-boarding new owners, converting applicants to tenants, and paying all vendors. After earning her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Sheryl worked for a software development company running the support and training department and writing user documentation. Sheryl also gained experience at an advertising agency servicing non-profit organizations where she drafted vendor instructions for merging customer data with various fundraising campaigns. Sheryl has 3 sons and home-schooled them through various stages of their K-8 education. Each one is now thriving in adulthood.

Sam Shwetz

Inland Empire Branch Manager

Sam is the Inland Empire Branch Manager at Mesa focusing on engaging both new and existing owners of residential and commercial properties. Sam is a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Nuclear Field on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

After his military service, Sam worked for a lighting control company as a field service engineer on various projects including extensive work on Apple’s new corporate headquarters in Cupertino California. Sam has his Bachelors of Science degree in business with an emphasis in finance.

Sam and his wife Sydney are homeowners in Ontario, CA where they live with their golden retriever.

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Verenice Guardado Alvarado

Property Manager

Verenice is one of our property managers on the Mesa Properties Team. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College and used her skills working in customer service. Previously, Verenice worked 4 years with Target where she trained sales associates and developed strong communication and teamwork skills. Through her position at Mesa Properties, Verenice strives to find the right tenant for each owner and the right home for each tenant.

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Mark Parmenter

Property Manager

Prior to joining Mesa Properties Inc., Mark worked in the construction industry as a member of the carpenters union. He holds an Associates degree in Business, he is a licensed agent, certified in property management and enjoys the unique challenges of property management. Mark is a homeowner himself and experienced with on site multi-unit management. He understands the delicate balance of working with tenants as a landlord, owner and neighbor.

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Joshua Long

High Desert Branch Manager

Joshua is the High Desert Branch Manager for the Mesa team. With a background in sales and finance, Joshua gained the strong communication skills necessary to be an effective problem solver when handling any situation he is faced with.

He currently manages and facilitates office relations including hiring new office personnel. Joshua also assists with the business development side of the company, as he effectively works to enroll new and existing homeowners for management of their investment properties.

Joshua graduated in 2019 from CSUSB with his Bachelors of the Arts degree in Administration with a concentration in Management. He graduated with the distinctions of honors and cum laude. Joshua and his wife, Claudia, are currently homeowners in Victorville where they reside with their son and two dogs.

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Carmen Franco

Property Manager

Carmen has been part of the Mesa team since 2017. She graduated from University Preparatory High School in 2011. She has earned her certificate in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College with a 4.0 GPA. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and volunteering for animal rescues. Getting to know the team at Mesa, Carmen has been inspired to pursue a career in property management. She is a very driven individual who is motivated to learn more each and everyday. Carmen enjoys communicating with tenants and owners to ensure the best customer service. She also prides herself in bringing a positive and caring attitude to everyone and everything she does. Carmen currently resides in Apple Valley with her husband and 2 children.

Amairani Guardado

Transaction Coordinator

Amairani Palacios is the Transaction Coordinator for our real estate team at Mesa! She is highly driven, motivated and bilingual. Her main role is to work with our real estate agents to ensure the administration side of a real estate transaction runs smoothly during the escrow process. She enjoys what she does and is constantly looking to learn and improve her skills as a transaction coordinator.

Amairani is currently going to school to obtain an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. When she is not working or attending school, she enjoys spending time with her three daughters and her family. She enjoys coaching youth soccer and being outdoors.

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Michael Melendez

Real Estate Manager

Mike has been practicing real estate in Southern California since 2006. His family and friends have always been involved in home loans, new construction, and rehabilitation projects, deepening his knowledge of all aspects of the industry. As a Realtor, Mike’s service’s consist of helping buyers and sellers obtain property that best suits their interests. Finding his clients great deals, maximizing their proceeds and finding them the right home is what he does best. Mike understands that real estate is one of the biggest purchases and sales that can be made, and choosing the right agent is an important decision. He has both the experience and technology to help his clients meet their goals.

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Sonya Dod

Real Estate Agent

Sonya Dod has been a licensed real estate agent since 1989, Sonya is an agent who facilitates successful transactions for buyers as well as sellers, boasting a solid reputation for making deals with honesty and integrity. Since Sonya was raised on a Texas farm, she isn’t afraid of hard work and long hours. After her parents moved to California 40 years ago, they started buying investment properties. So she grew familiar and comfortable with the process of finding, fixing up and selling properties at an early age. Having served as an underwriter, processor and loan officer, Sonya has the knowledge and experience necessary to help sellers and buyers avoid wasting time opening meaningless transactions. What’s more, sellers are protected by her expertise as she requires buyers to provide written permission to speak directly to lenders. This unique approach fosters quickly closed deals and eliminates false representation.

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