Stowers Real Estate
Danville, CA 94526
Stowers Real Estate offers residential property management services in Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Pleasanton,Dublin,Pleasant Hill, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Castro Valley and Livermore. With more than 10 years experience in residential property management, we have both the experience and resources to protect your real estate investments and ensure you are receiving maximum returns with minimum headaches.
Full Service Property Management
All rent is due on the 1st of each month and is considered late if received after the 5th of the month. Late notices are sent on the 6th 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. *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 monthly 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.
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. As members of E-Renter USA, Ltd, 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.
Once a tenant's application has been approved, appointments are made to approve the actual lease agreement. We review the lease throughly 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.
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.
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. In addition, we conduct preventive maintenance inspections of the interior of the property. it is stated in the tenants lease agreement that we have the right to make routine announced inspections. 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.
Our property managers conduct routine inspections, and tenants who are doing a good job receive a letter thanking them for their time and the care taken in maintaining their home. Tenants who are doing a poor job are also notified, and then we follow up with a second inspection 10 days after the tenant has received the failure report. If the tenant has not shown good faith by providing proper maintenance or making requested repairs we will begin proceedings to correct the problem at the tenants expense.
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.
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.
"My first experience doing property management on my own was a disaster. Since using Stowers Property Management services, my property management experience has been easy and care free. " - Daniel Avenel
"My experience with Stower's Real Estate company has exceeded my expectations. Being a first-time landlord, I was faced with the daunting task of choosing the right property management firm, amongst so many, who could meet our needs. After finding them on the web, and having an initial consultation, they quickly earned our confidence and trust by providing us with prompt and attentive service that one would expect from an experienced professional firm. They basically took care of everything; from advising us on the price points to place our property on the market to managing any eventualities that our tenants may face. I attribute the "piece of mind" that we now enjoy to the way they conduct business. If you're a property owner, I highly recommend using Stower's Real Estate as a trusted advisor to manage your property on your behalf." - Herb Harmond
"Jody and Cristina of Stowers Real Estate are a pleasure to work with. The continued care they provide us is professional and thorough. Their hard work and dedication to their clients is greatly appreciated." - Kristi Larrance
- In business under this name: 11 years
- Company size: 1 to 5 employees (full time)
- We manage the following property types:
- Single Home or Condo ($250 to $500k)
- Single Home or Condo ($500k to $1 Mil.)
- Single Home or Condo (Over $1 Mil.)
- Multi-Family (2-4 units)
- Multi-Family (5-19 units)
- We manage properties in: