Contacting Property Manager...
Stowers Real Estate
205 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Types of Properties We Manage:
- Single Home/condo ($300 to $500K)
- Single Home/condo ($500K to $1M)
- Single Home/condo (over $1M)
Stowers Real Estate is a locally owned Property Management company that specializes in the management of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. The company is owned and operated by Jody and Cristina Stowers in Danville, CA.
Our company serves Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Diablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore and surrounding areas.. Our rates are competitive and our service is unmatched. Our focus is on maximizing our clients' real estate portfolios by choosing and maintaining only the highest quality tenants.
With more than 20 years' experience in residential property management in the East Bay, we have both the experience and resources to protect your real estate investments and ensure you are receiving maximum returns with minimum headaches. If you are considering hiring a Professional Property Manager or have any questions regarding the management of your investment property please request your free quote today.
- Rent Collection
All rent is due on the 1st of each month and is considered late if received after the 3rd of the month. Late notices are sent on the 4th and removal proceedings are initiated if the tenant does not make immediate arrangements for rent payment. We feel that the collection of rent is one of our most important functions of managing your property. You can take comfort in the fact that less than 2% of our payments come in late each month.
- Accounting Services
Every transaction affecting your account balance is recorded and explained in detail. Our computerized accounting system enables you to see exactly what has transpired with your property on a quarterly basis. Copies of all work orders and receipts are kept on file throughout the year. We will be happy to provide duplicate copies of this information at the end of the year to help you with your tax preparations.
- Management Fees
Our monthly management fee is payable when the rent payment is received. It is automatically deducted from your account at the time the rent payment is posted. However, since one of our jobs is to keep your property occupied we will not deduct the monthly management fee if your property is vacant. There is no monthly minimum charge, if you don't get paid neither do we.
We want good tenants just as much as you do! We pride ourselves in the quality of tenants we are able to attract. Our extensive tenant screening and credit investigations help ensure this.
Vacancies are expensive for both of us. We make every effort to keep our vacancies to a minimum. Our aggressive marketing techniques allow your property to be presented to the largest possible market in the shortest possible time.
Applicants are required to complete a rental application and to provide credit information and references. We run a total credit check on all prospective tenants. In addition, we report any delinquencies to the bureau. This has proven to be extremely effective in stopping late rents. We also perform a full criminal background check on prospective tenants.
Once a tenant's application has been approved, appointments are made to approve the actual lease agreement. We review the lease thoroughly with the tenant. This gives us a chance to answer any questions and to carefully explain the tenants' responsibilities as well as company's policies and procedures. This attention to the tenants needs greatly reduces misunderstandings and eliminates many potential problems before they are problems. A copy of the lease agreement will always be sent to you upon execution.
We undertake a move-in inspection with the new tenant using the property condition report. We find this helps develop a good working relationship with the new tenant and gives us one more opportunity to encourage our tenants to take pride in their home.
- Security Deposits
For additional protection, appropriate security deposits are always collected upon completion of a rental application by a prospective tenant. Amount of deposits are based on the monthly rental rate and the credit worthiness of the tenant. Applicants with pets are required to pay an additional pet deposit if a pet is approved by the owner. All deposits are maintained in a trust checking account as required by state real estate regulations until they are either refunded to the tenant upon the successful check-out inspection or are forfeited to cover damages caused by lease violations.
- Property Inspections
Our main job is to protect your investment property. We do this in two different ways. First we make frequent drive-by inspections tours of your property. Tenants are always notified in writing of pending property inspections. Inspections are conducted with the tenant present, using the property condition report that was executed by the tenant upon move-in. We compare for discrepancies, missing items, and any damage. At the same time we also check for preventive maintenance items.
- Repairs and Maintenance
Timely and competent maintenance is the key to protecting your investment. Our goal is to provide you with this important service at a reasonable price using only qualified personnel.
All repair and maintenance services are performed by independent, outside vendors and contractors, not by company employees. Each has been selected because of their ability to provide the best possible service at the best price.
You reserve the right to schedule and control any or all repair and maintenance responsibilities if you desire.
Routine repair and maintenance will be performed as needed and will be based on urgency and importance. For any major job, we usually obtain written estimates from three different companies, notify you, and obtain your approval before we proceed.
We ensure the quality of the work performed by making spot checks and follow up inspections. You are further protected because each job is fully documented in writing and supported with receipts.
- Bay East Association of Realtors
- California Association of Realtors
- National Association of Realtors
- Bay East and Metrolist Multiple Listing Services
- National Notary Association
- National Association of Residential Property Managers