Residential Property Management Services in Simi Valley
Turn to Real Property Management for help managing your rental properties throughout Ventura County.
Our job is to help property owners make more money, regardless of whether they are renting a single home or hundreds of units in several apartment buildings. Our formula for success remains the same: find quality tenants, provide excellent service and communicate clearly with clients and tenants.
Our Property Management Services
Among the rental property management services we provide in Simi Valley are:
- Ongoing communication
- Comprehensive marketing & advertising
- Thorough tenant screening & selection
- Full-service leasing
- Timely rent collection
- Regular inspections
- Cost-effective, reliable property maintenance
- Strict and compliant evictions
- Comprehensive accounting
Types of Properties That We Manage
At Real Property Management of Simi Valley, we manage the rental and maintenance of:
- Single-family homes
- Multi-family homes
- Apartment buildings
- Commercial buildings
We also help manage common-interest communities, homeowners associations (HOAs), institutionally owned and real estate owned (REO) properties.
As a property owner in Simi Valley, you want to stay up to date on how your rental management company is managing your property. At the same time, you don’t want to be overwhelmed by the details that you hired a property manager to handle. Thus, in order to keep our clients fully informed without bothering them with the minutiae, we have incorporated an invaluable software solution that allows our clients to check on their Ventura County properties anywhere, anytime. We provide secure access to your portal, so you never have to worry about what type of connection you’re using or where you are — your information will remain private.
If at any time you have a concern about your Simi Valley property that you cannot resolve by checking your account, our property management professionals want you to know that we’re here to answer your questions, either over the telephone, by text or email, or in person. At Real Property Management, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness.
Rental Property Marketing & Advertising
The property rental business is dynamic and changes not only from month to month, but sometimes also from week to week, day to day, and even hour to hour. It’s an aspect of their jobs our property managers love — fighting to stay on top of industry trends and changes as well as how they affect the local property management market.
Knowledge and experience in the industry and the local market are invaluable in residential property management. From our work and our studies of shifts in the market, we know how much you can get for your property and how to make it more appealing to renters. Working with a less experienced rental property management company can mean your property will sit empty for longer, and when you finally rent it, you may not get as much as you would with more astute property managers.
Our experience also has taught us the best place to advertise your property for rent. From Facebook Marketplace to other social and local media outlets, we maximize your advertising dollars.
Screening & Selecting Tenants
Properly screening tenants is arguably the most important part of good property management. The wrong tenant can be a nightmare, with unpaid rent, damage to your property and complaints from neighbors all within the realm of possibility.
We reduce your risk with new tenants by performing background checks (including criminal history checks) as well as credit and employment checks. These important steps help weed out undesirable renters and the problems they can bring with them. Further, our property management professionals perform all these checks while staying in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Federal Fair Housing Act guidelines. Those with limited knowledge in these areas are vulnerable to mistakes that can lead to fines and even lawsuits.
Once we select your ideal tenant, our property managers do a pre-move-in property inspection with them. This protects you at move-out time, better allowing you to recoup losses for any damage done to your property during the term of the lease.
While some landlords download free leases they find online, when you have a property management company working for you, you can rest assured that your leases will be not only tailored to your individual property and preferences, but also watertight with respect to the law and any potential loopholes. Once your tenant signs your lease, you know that your rights will be protected under the law. Additionally, you do not have to worry about your lease going beyond the terms that are allowed in the state of California. All our leases are reviewed and vetted by experts in California lease law.
Prompt Collection of Rents
Your investment property is meant to earn you passive income, but it can’t do that if you are unable to collect the rent that is due you. This can be a major challenge to landlords everywhere, and it is a great relief to offload this chore to a rental property management company.
Because we have so many years of experience collecting rent, we know the best ways to make this process easy and consistent. Part of the equation in achieving success collecting rent is to make it easy for your tenants to pay — via a paycheck deduction, ACH transfer, etc. — and to ensure they understand they are responsible for late fees if they fail to pay their rent on time. In spite of our property management professionals’ dedication to all the tricks of the trade, there will occasionally be tenants who find ways to evade making payments, and should this happen to you, you have our full assurance that we will pursue rent collection assiduously, and eviction if necessary.
Periodic Property Evaluations
To help ensure your property is being kept up to the standards you expect, we do periodic property evaluations. Our rental property management company understands that the best way to avoid issues with renters is to make sure they never happen in the first place. To that end, we take pictures during our inspections to document the condition of your property. If ever we see an issue about which we are concerned, we make our concerns known to the tenant — in writing — and inform them of what we expect with regards to next steps. We take property management seriously.
Affordable Property Maintenance & Repairs
Appearance and upkeep of your property is key to retaining the ability to attract quality tenants who are willing to pay what your property is worth. As experienced property managers, we know that as important as it is to keep property looking nice, you do not want to go overboard and spend more of your profits than necessary.
One major benefit of working with Real Property Management is that we maintain our own property maintenance company, so you know that you’re getting excellent services at a fair price. Additionally, we maintain relationships with repair companies in Simi Valley for more challenging and in-depth repairs. We have carefully vetted these companies, and our experience with them continues to be positive. These services and relationships make it infinitely easier for our property management professionals to deliver superior service smoothly, every day.
Responsive & Compliant Eviction
Because we so carefully screen all prospective tenants, our property management company rarely must deal with evictions in Simi Valley. However, it can happen, and our clients are confident in our ability to manage the process, all while keeping compliant with California fair housing laws. They key is to move swiftly and to understand the process fully in order to minimize losses from unpaid rent, fines or lawsuits levied by evicted tenants. With Real Property Management, any evictions move through channels quickly and seamlessly.
Property Management Accounting
When you engage the services of a rental management company in Simi Valley, you deserve – and are entitled to – comprehensive accounting and reporting. Real Property Management Ventura County uses an advanced technology solution that encompasses centralized accounting, tracking and reporting. This allows us to carefully monitor and control all income and expenses, to maximize your cash flow.
This also allows you to access your account details at any time, via your secure owner portal. There, you will find itemized statements, income and expense details, tax documents and any other information relative to your property’s management.