Palo Alto Property Management
Let us manage your Palo Alto rental property
We offer a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. We have an extensive portfolio of single family homes, townhouses and condos in Palo Alto.
“We really appreciated Mike being available for us at all hours via cell phone which gave us a very good feeling considering we were nervously going through this for the first time. I would definitely recommend if anyone needs an honest property manager with a great attitude” – Jeff Waite, Angie’s List
Benefits of using Excellence Property Management
- We Communicate with You
- Easy to Read Monthly Owner Statements
- Owner Draw Paid Through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – no check in the mail
- Online Owner Access to All Documents Pertaining to the Property
- Large Web Presence to Market Your Property
- 24/7 Maintenance Request Handling
- Prompt Follow-Up to Tenant Requests
- Low Vacancy Rate
- Low Time on Market
- Industry Specific Local Knowledge
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What we do as your property manager:
Tenant Screening — This is THE most important service we provide. A tenant that abuses your property will cost into the thousands to repair...We use the following screening methods:
- Credit and Background Check
- Employment Verification
- Income Verification
- Current/Past Landlord Verification
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All applications are forwarded to the home owner for review. All leases are prepared and sent to the home owner for final approval.
Maintenance and Repair Services — Our maintenance team performs all repairs in a timely manner. We also encourage all tenants to alert us to minor issues before they become potential catastrophes.
Property Preparation for Rent — If your property requires tiling, a thorough cleaning, interior or exterior painting, yard work, or anything else, Excellence Property Management is happy to manage all projects on your behalf.
“An added bonus working with Mike is that he has the uncanny ability to find great partners. Inspections, repairs, photography or moving help, Mike delivered the best partners every time I needed help. ANYBODY should hire Mike Busch”– Stan Davis, Zillow
Monthly Owner Statements - Owner financial statements are promptly emailed no later than the 10th of each month.
Marketing Services — We advertise on highly-trafficked sites like Zillow, Trulia, Postlets, and Craigslist to effectively market your property on the Internet. This is an invaluable service if you currently have vacant properties.
Property Inspection, Rent Collection, & Financial Management in San Jose, California
Ensure all your property-related matters are resolved quickly and effectively with Excellence Property Management. We provide you with property manager services, which entail:
Property Inspection — Inspections are completed twice a year to ensure your property remains in exceptional condition.
Documentation — All receipts, monthly bills, rental agreements, and notices sent and received are uploaded and made accessible 24/7 via our web portal with your username and password.
Rent Collection — Tenants have the option to pay their rent online and view any documents pertaining to their tenancy via our web portal. You'll be pleased to know the option for online payments greatly reduces late payments.
Financial Management — To minimize confusion, clients often request that we pay the bills associated with their property. We therefore offer you convenient arrangements for bills, which include:
- Property Taxes
- Property Maintenance
Isn’t it nice that you do not need to “call for more information” We will start off communicating with you from the beginning!
You have your choice of companies and your choice of fees. Old school management fees were 10% while there are some aggressive companies that will go as low as 5%.
Excellence Property Management is a “boutique” property management company. We do not manage 400 properties and will ALWAYS remember your name. Service is the reason we started this business and quality is worth paying for. With that said,
- Our Fee is 8% of the Gross Rent Collected
- $999 Tenant Selection (with Management)
- If an Eviction is Required, You Pay the Eviction Company
- No Start Up Fees
Palo Alto Area Information
Palo Alto's earliest recorded history dates from 1769, when Gaspar de Portolà noted an Ohlone settlement. This remains an area of known Indian mounds. A plaque at Middlefield Road and Embarcadero Road commemorates the area.
The city got its name from the tall landmark Redwood tree, El Palo Alto, which still grows on the east bank of San Francisquito Creek across from Menlo Park. One trunk of the twin-trunked tree can still be found by the railroad trestle near Alma Street in El Palo Alto Park. The other trunk was destroyed during a storm in the late 20th century. A plaque there recounts the story of the Portolà expedition, a 63-man, 200-horse expedition from San Diego to Monterey from November 7–11, 1769. The group overshot Monterey in the fog and when they reached modern-day Pacifica, they ascended Sweeney Ridge and saw the San Francisco Bay. Portolà descended from Sweeney Ridge southeast down San Andreas Creek to Laguna Creek (now Crystal Springs Reservoirs and the Filoli estate, and thence to the San Francisquito Creek watershed, ultimately camping at El Palo Alto from November 6–11, 1769. Thinking the bay was too wide to cross, the group retraced their journey to Monterey, never becoming aware of the Golden Gate entrance to the Bay. Source From Wikipedia