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Kyle,  in Los Gatos, CA

Can you recommend a good property management company?

Asked by Kyle, Los Gatos, CA Fri Apr 25, 2008

I have a 3/2 in Fair Oaks and I can no longer do the 4 hour commute to Trulia everyday! Where can I find a good property management company?

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I know people who have used both Arbour and Investors Choice. They were both very pleased with their services.

However, I'll make a different suggestion no matter who you select, because I think that property managers select a tenant for you based on only ONE criteria that can be used, and that is financial ability to pay.

The second criteria that can be used in selecting a tenant is in their ability to 'maintain the property in the condition that you are expecting'. When you own only a few rentals you can take this approach....visit where the prospective tenant lives prior to renting to them....bring them their paperwork directly to their current home. Whatever it looks like, is what your home will look like. This is how they spell 'clean'.

Even when using a property manager, I found that doing this one step has provided me better tenants than when I didn't follow my gut feel. After seeing their living situation I've still rented to some, and was sorry that I did. Those were the ones that damaged my property, and cost me the most in repairs.
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I like Homepointe... You can find them @
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 15, 2010
I'm with Lyon Real Estate and we have a great property management division, with everything you'd expect from Lyon. Let me know if you'd like more info. Regardless of who you go with, make sure they listen to all of your needs, and offer the services you are looking for in a property manager. Ask questions! And good luck!

Carla Martin
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There should be a list in your area and try to interview some apartment managers in the apartments, and you will be able to grasps who they are and who are their management brokers
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
Sacramento Delta Property Management. We use them for our personal rental and refer them to our clients. Our clients have been pleased with their management.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 21, 2012
Years ago I was a property manager so I understand what is involved. With our rentals we choose to use a property manager to keep that professional distance. I see with many people manageing their own properties they sometimes are taken advantage of my tenants and don't receive the rent on time. A professional property manager is "doing their job" because that is what the owner requires. However, I do suggest either you or a family member or friend make it a piont to drive or walk by the property regularly to be sure it is being maintained properly. If anything seems wrong, then you can contact the property manager and mention the problem noticed sooner rather than later.
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I have used Cornette Property Management in the past. Roger, the owner has been great to me and my clients. Roger is home grown and knows the area.
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I recommend Investor's Choice. Thomas Martin is the broker, and he does excellent work in my experience. His phone number is (916) 770-9707, website: Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 6, 2010
Yikes - that is a crazy commute! Arbour Real Estate Management - / 888-551-5114.
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