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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.
    • Go to
    • Search this page for the property you would like to apply for.
    • Click the grey “Apply Now” and submit an application.
      • Each occupant over 18 must submit an application and pay the $30 fee. (if you do not have a credit card or have problems paying the fee online, make arrangements by calling our office)
      • List ALL dependents under 1 adult applicant.
  2. Provide proof of income
    • Current pay stubs for all applicants used to qualify for the property.
    • Provide proof of any other sources of income if needed.
  3. Each applicant over 18 must submit a current driver’s license or State I.D & Social Security Card.  NOTE: 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 in the form of a credit card payment, cashier’s check or money order for each applicant over the age of 18.
  2. Picture I.D., (Driver’s license, Green Card or Passport)
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Proof of Income: Current paystubs 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.
  2. A $40.00 screening fee in cash, cashier’s check or money order for the purpose of running credit and eviction reports is required with each application.
  3. You must provide photo I.D. – Driver’s license or State Issued ID card) and Social Security card. (Note: Military ID cards are not accepted).
  4. You must have a credit report that demonstrates a willingness to pay financial obligations in a timely fashion.
  5. You must have no records of eviction.
  6. We require favorable responses from references and previous landlords.
  7. 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 pay stubs, employer contact, or tax records. All other income, including self employment must be verified through tax records.
  8. Rental History must be verifiable from unbiased sources. If you’re related by blood or marriage to one of the previous landlords listed, or your rental history does not include at least two previous landlords, your application may be declined, or we may require a qualified co-signer on your rental agreement. Qualified co-signers must meet all screening criteria plus make 3 times the amount of rent.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. We will accept the first qualified applicant.
  12. Please note that all of our properties are smoke-free. If you rent a house you must smoke outdoors. If you rent a condo or apartment there is no-smoking on the property.

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?

Although an eviction does not automatically disqualify you from renting one of our properties, it is typically very difficult to approve an applicant with an eviction on record.

Do you handle Section 8?

No, we have managed Section 8 in the past.  Our decision to stop was based on actual experiences where the HACSB has not abided by their own published rules.   HACSB is the epitome of a government organization gone bad.

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

Administrative Assistant

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.


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

Lead Office Administrator

Verenice is the office administrator to our Mesa Properties Inc. Team. She is also licensed and manages properties in the high desert. 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 Inc., 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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Bridget O'Gorman

Assistant Property Manager

Bridget is an assistant property manager at Mesa Properties Inc. She has been a part of our team since February of 2016 and obtained her California Real Estate License in July of 2017. In 2014, Bridget obtained her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College, with a 4.0 GPA. Prior to working for Mesa, she held various customer service jobs where she gained a better understanding of how to handle different situations and how to work with each person on an individual level. In addition, Bridget previously worked as a safety manager and recruiting assistant which gave her experience in processing applications and conducting various inspections.

When Bridget isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and fiance outdoors. She currently resides in El Mirage and has lived in the High Desert her entire life. She soon hopes to purchase a home in the High Desert and become a landlord herself.

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Julia Morrison

Property Manager

Julia is a property manager to the Mesa Properties Inc. Team! Julia currently holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently enrolled at CSUSB with plans of going to law school after. Having worked 4 years in a customer service field, Julia has gained much experience in working with difficult situations and learned how to be a team leader. Prior to working in customer service, Julia worked for an HOA, where she gained computer & phone skills and learned how to handle an overflowing stack of paperwork! She enjoys working with people and assisting them in finding a home that they love. Julia became a homeowner in 2016 and currently resides in Upland with her fiance.

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Carmen Franco

Administrative Assistant

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 is eager to learn all there is to know about property management and enjoys helping her coworkers complete tasks as a team. 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 Palacios

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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Raymond Palacios

Administrative Assistant

Raymond is an administrative assistant to the Mesa Properties Inc. Team! His tasks include performing inspections, showing properties, serving documents, and assisting with phone calls. Raymond holds a Bachelors in Business Management from California State University of San Bernardino. Having worked 4 years at a customer service field, Raymond has gained much experience in assisting and providing great quality customer service. Prior to working in customer service, Raymond volunteered and worked 6 years for a food distribution center where he gained the experience in efficiently coordinating important tasks within a company.