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 an Assistant 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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Meghan Miller


Meghan is one of the newest members of our Mesa Properties Inc. Team and works in our accounting department. She studied accounting at Chaffey College. Prior to joining Mesa Properties Inc., Meghan was a bookkeeper for 6 years at a CPA firm that primarily worked with dairy farms. She enjoys working for Mesa Properties Inc. 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 Business Development Manager at Mesa Properties Inc. 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 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 a property manager to the Mesa Properties Inc. team. With a background in sales, Joshua gained the strong communication skills necessary to be an effective problem solver when handling any situation he is faced with. Growing up, Joshua watched his mother work as an apartment manager for over 20 years. Now, as a property manager, Joshua focuses on addressing the needs of both renters and homeowners. He is a focused hard-worker who ambitiously seeks to become better in his position and to gain more knowledge at whatever task is at hand. Joshua is an Upland area native and is a licensed real estate agent. He currently holds 2 Associate’s Degrees and is working towards gaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from CSUSB.

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Bridget O'Gorman

Assistant Property Manager

Bridget is now a property manager to the Mesa Properties Inc. team. She currently resides in Victorville with her daughter. 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 Properties Inc., she has held various customer service jobs, where she gained better understanding of how to handle different situations and how to work with each person on an individual level. In addition, Bridget worked as a safety manager and recruiting assistant for a transportation company, giving her experience in processing applications and completing safety inspections. Bridget enjoys working for a company where she is able to assist others and to work in a changing environment, which is always giving her a chance for a new experience.

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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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Autumn Janda

Director of Leasing and Applications

Autumn gained her real estate license in 2011, but has been in the property management field since 2005. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from CSUSB in 2009. Prior to joining Mesa Properties Inc., Autumn gained much of her experience being an assistant property manager for commercial properties for six years! She also spent five years working in a company that worked with commercial, industrial, and apartment properties. Autumn enjoys working for Mesa Properties Inc. because she gets to work with new tasks everyday and likes meeting new people. She is currently a homeowner in Arizona, where she resides with her husband and daughter.

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Donna Pulver


Donna is the receptionist to our Mesa Properties Inc. Team since November of 2016! Her tasks include answering calls, scheduling showing appointments, processing adverse action letters, assisting with applications, and assisting customers in the front desk. Having worked over 25 years for a real estate appraisal company located in Covina, Donna has gained much experience in providing great customer service. Donna currently lives in Victorville.

Carmen Franco

Administrative Assistant

Carmen is one of the newest members to the Mesa Properties Inc. Team! Her tasks include showing available rental properties, assisting with phone calls, and completing inspections. Carmen 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. Getting to know the team at Mesa Properties Inc., Carmen has been inspired to pursue a career in property management. She is eager to learn more about property management and prides herself in bringing a positive and caring attitude to everyone and everything she does. Carmen resides in Apple Valley with her husband and 2 children.

Amairani Palacios

Transaction Coordinator

Amairani is the transaction coordinator to the Mesa Properties Inc. Team! Her main role is coordinating real estate transactions for the real estate agents. Her other tasks include assisting the property managers with inspections, calls, and emails. Having been a member in the AFJROTC program for Victor Valley High School for 3 years, Amairani has gained experience in coordinating tasks and working with other team members as a Team Leader. Amairani has completed the needed real estate courses and is working on obtaining her real estate license.

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Michael Melendez

Real Estate Agent

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.