Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Screening tenants and verifying information given. Showing property and matching tenants with suitable rentals they can afford. I will complete all coordination
of necessary repair work and prep work to maximize the
condition and ongoing maintenance of your property.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Renovation of a single family home in Concord with making sure all components of the home are in working order, correcting all cosmetic defects large or small and screening for tenants who will appreciate the condition of the home and willing to maintain the home in its present condition. A lot of the repair work I able to perform myself to keep the cost of renovation to a minimum for my clients. I can give you references for any of these recent projects. My landlords are extremely happy with the end results.
I just placed a wonderful tenant in a very expensive newer home in Crystal Ranch. I assisted the owners of this home in preparing the home on several safety issues to avoid any injuries with future tenants. My landlords are most happy with my suggestions and after screening many potential tenants for this home I took the extra time and effort to find a tenant that we all felt was a good match for this particular home. I am assured these landlords will refer me to friends. If you contact me I am happy to give these landlords as references also.
Another most recent project was preparation, screening and leasing of a lovely townhouse in Moraga. I have managed this particular property for many years and each time it is released I make sure all repairs and renovation is complete rather large or small. I like to treat these projects as if they were my own property and it really pays off when I show the home to potential tenants who can see and appreciate the extra efforts. Again these are happy landlords willing to give me an excellent reference.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look for someone with high integrity and longevity for experience in this
field. It does not have to be a nightmare to own a rental property if you have the right assistance in screening for tenants and good management.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I have been a property manager for over 31 years and never an
eviction. I perform far beyond the call of my duties and strive to
keep a good relationship with all tenants and landlords. I have my
own fix it and property preparation crew to maximize the condition
of property before it is rented.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like solving problems and matching tenants with good properties
suitable for them. I take my service seriously and have never had
a complaint from a tenant or a landlord.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. The common question asked is "what is my fee". I charge a standard
one time fee of 7% of the total one years gross rental income. I do
not charge an additional fee monthly as most or many property
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. It is important for my customers to know I make all decisions in their best interest and work with the highest of integrity. There are times when I personally will take a loss to protect my clients and keep them happy which in turn makes a win win situation. I have been in business for over 34 years and that is a lot of expertise and experience that is very valuable to all.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. This story is a long one but I would love to share it with one who is interested and will just say call me or email me your contact information and I will share the details of an unbelievable service I just completed for a distraught landlord where the owner died and her unemployed destitute friend remained at the property, trashed the property and finally abandoned all personal items at the home for me to dispose of. I did it all at my expense and personal labor. This is one story I will never forget but sometimes you do what you have to do, The results was a most happy landlord and that makes me happy.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My pricing system is pretty standard in the industry for seeking and placing tenants in a property. However, I go the extra mile on all counts in doing what most property managers, agents or brokers will perform for that standard fee. If I have to wash the windows myself or haul the debris away I am happy to get the job done. Please call me to discuss the pricing system and what it entails. You will be very pleased I know I go far beyond the call of duty with out expected compensation for my time, effort and expense.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength is integrity, hard working and more then fair in decisions made in the best interest of my landlords and tenants. Again, walking that extra few miles to keep good relationships with the landlord as well as the tenants. It sure pays off in the long run.