Guidelines For A Successful Move Out

The standard notice period under our lease is 30 days and such notice must be given in writing. If you are uncertain as to the proper length of notice to give, consult your Property Manager.


When you give notice to vacate, you will receive written acknowledgement from us and we will request a preliminary inspection of the property. Also, we need to advertise and show the property prior to your departure and we must have access (with reasonable notice) during normal hours. Therefore, it is important that the property be kept in good order and the general appearance satisfactory at all times. If you have pets, they must be confined or segregated in such a way that the property may be shown without interference. Any other condition which may affect the showing process must be disclosed to your Property Manager.

Final Inspection

When you have determined a date to surrender possession, you should contact your Property Manager to schedule a time for the final inspection (preferably at least one week prior). Most people move during the last few days of a month and appointments are made on a “first come, first served” basis. You should contact us as soon as possible to ensure an inspection time that is compatible with your schedule.

All Utilities Must Be On For The Final Inspection

You should also have any required receipts and all keys (including mailbox) ready to return to the Property Manager. Rent is charged until all keys are returned. All cleaning must be completed prior to the appointment. Once all personal belongings are removed, carpets must be professionally cleaned prior to final inspection with proof by receipt provided to the Property Manager at move-out. Any items not accomplished when the property manager arrives will be completed by contractor with security deposit monies, so it is important that you inspect carefully to ensure nothing is overlooked. If the property is not ready for inspection on the day and time scheduled, you may be assessed a re-inspection fee. You may also be responsible for damages (monetary and otherwise) if your failure to vacate on time results in delays and/or expenses for the property owner and/or new occupants.

Note: Beware of “bargain basement” prices offered by companies (i.e.: carpet cleaning, fireplace, etc.) as the quality of the job is your responsibility.

You are not responsible for normal wear and tear to the property. However, excessive damage due to misuse, abuse or neglect will be assessed against you. We will be happy to provide you guidance at the preliminary inspection on what steps should be taken if problems exist.

Yard: The lawn should be freshly cut, edged and free of leaves, trash and other debris. Holes should be filled with firmly packed soil and reseeded or repaired with sod. Any remaining damage to the yard will be corrected at your expense. Flower beds must be free of weeds and bushes are to be trimmed.

Exterior: Driveways/parking spaces will be free of excessive grease or oil. Solvents are available at most hardware stores which will safely remove oil/grease deposits. The exterior walls should be free of damage and excess dirt or mud. Excess accumulations of mildew can be treated with solution of one part bleach to three parts water and then thoroughly rinsed with a hose. Gutters and down spouts should be clear of leaves and debris at the time of inspection.

Storage Rooms/ Garages must be empty (other than items which belong with the property), cleaned and swept. Floors should be clean and dry for the inspection.

Interior: Windows should be clean and free of decals. Windowsills should be free of bugs, dust, leaves, etc. Close storm windows and ensure that screens are intact and clean. Any window treatments provided by the owner should be clean and neatly hung. Blinds and shades should be clean and operational.

Vinyl/tile floors should be swept and mopped clean. Door thresholds should be cleaned of accumulations of dirt. Moldings and baseboards should be free of dust/dirt.

Walls and ceilings should be free of cobwebs. Large smudges, crayon marks, food stains and oil or grease or the like are not considered normal wear and tear. Ceilings should be brushed lightly with a broom. Damage to walls due to the installation of adhesive papers, hangers, decals, etc. are not considered normal wear and tear. Nails and the like should be removed from the walls.

Bathrooms should be cleaned and the walls, floors, fixtures, etc. should be free of soap residue. Grout and caulk should be free of mildew. Clean accumulations of dust/lint around exhaust fans. Clean fiberglass tubs, sinks, showers, etc. with non-abrasive cleansers only. Damage to fiberglass from the use of abrasives is very expensive to correct and will be assessed against you.

Light fixtures should be free of dirt, dust, bugs, etc. Working bulbs of the proper type and size should be in every fixture.

Appliances should be thoroughly cleaned inside and out. Stoves and refrigerators should be pulled out and cleaned behind/ underneath. Most stovetops will lift to allow you to clean under the burner area. Burner pans should be thoroughly cleaned or replaced. The dishwasher should be clean inside and free of mildew or standing water. All parts (flatware basked, racks, accessories, etc.) will be intact and operational.

The range hood should be clean and free of grease. The hood filter can be cleaned by running through the dishwasher or a replacement can be obtained.

Ensure that all articles are removed from the cabinets including shelf paper and shelves wiped down.

HVAC filters are to be replaced immediately prior to final inspection.

All smoke alarms are to be operational.

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.