Every Napa property management company will operate differently regarding how they provide their services and what they do to keep your rental home profitable and in good condition.
With any company, you’ll want to talk about the specific services you need. Maybe you’re only interested in leasing because you want to manage on your own. Or, you might be looking for comprehensive, full-service management. Some investors are looking for even more. They want an investment partner who can consult on the local Napa market and share any resources, trends, and topics that are showing up in the area. Partnering with a property manager who has this experience and knowledge ensures you won’t be surprised by sudden shifts in rental values and vacancy rates, for example.
We can’t speak for all Napa property management companies, but we want to let you know what you can expect when you work with Atlas Property Management.
Leasing Services for Napa Rental Homes
Our leasing services begin with an accurate rental analysis. We use the data we gather on the Napa rental market and its competing properties to establish a competitive and profitable rental value for your property.
Pricing is perhaps the most essential part of the leasing process. You’ll face a longer vacancy period without an accurate rental value. We want to get your property rented as quickly as possible and for the most amount of money.
You can expect a professional listing with high-quality photos and a concise, detailed description. We post your listing on our own website and all the popular rental websites that tenants are using to find their next rental home.
As phone calls and messages begin to come in, we’re responsive to anyone who requests more information about your property. We schedule showings and we do a bit of pre-screening, asking prospects:
- When they plan to move
- Why they want to move
- Whether they have pets
- If they have the income necessary to meet our screening qualifications
- Whether they’ve ever been evicted before
We always offer application instructions, and when those applications are submitted, we begin our screening process.
You can expect that your tenants will be screened according to all local, state, and federal fair housing laws. Full legal compliance is essential, and we make sure to protect you from any risk of expensive mistakes.
- Verifying identification
- Checking credit and looking for past evictions
- Verifying income
- Checking rental history
We make sure the tenants we place can be trusted to pay rent on time, take care of your property, and follow the terms of the lease agreement.
As soon as we have an approved tenant, we execute the lease agreement, and we place your tenants.
Our leasing services are competitively priced, costing half of the first month’s rent. You can also pay more for services like professional photography and the coordination of any maintenance that needs to be done while preparing your property for the rental market.
What about Full Service Property Management in Napa?
If you know you’re going to need full-service property management for your investment property, we take care of all those leasing services we just mentioned. We also include professional photography and maintenance coordination as we get your home rent-ready.
You can also expect:
- Online technology that provides an owner and tenant portal. Here, we collect rent and maintenance requests online. We pay you electronically and you have access to all of your invoices, maintenance reports, lease agreement, and accounting statements.
- Emergency maintenance responses 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
- Collection and return of your tenant’s security deposit.
- Move-in and move-out property assessments, complete with a detailed report.
Our team takes care of all the tenant communication and correspondence. We protect your investment, maintain it, and ensure that everyone has a comfortable and pleasant rental experience.
The cost of our full-service property management is 8 percent of your growth monthly rent (with a $150 minimum every month). Your leasing fee, which includes the photography and maintenance coordination, is a flat $995.
What Else Do You Need to Know as an Owner/Investor?
If you’re looking for something more, we can also provide a wider scope of services. You can choose additional support and resources, such as FTB compliance and additional inspections. Evictions are rare when you work with us, but if they become necessary, we can coordinate the filings and the hearings, and the court dates.
If you’re an owner who has multiple properties needing management (at least three), we offer a lot of additional savings. You’ll get everything that’s in our lease-only and full-service management plan and we’ll include eviction protection, FTB compliance, and moving existing tenants into new properties. You only pay a $595 leasing fee per property and a monthly management fee that’s 5 percent of your gross monthly rent (with a $125 monthly minimum).
If you’re wondering about lease renewals, here’s what you can expect:
- For an owner who uses Atlas Property Management for lease-only services, a lease renewal will cost $500.
- For an owner who uses Atlas Property Management for full-service management, the lease renewal fee is $325.
- For an owner who uses Atlas Property Management to manage three or more properties, the lease renewal fee is $225.
There are no hidden fees or surprises charges when you work with our team. Everything is out in the open, published on our website, and discussed with you ahead of signing the management agreement.
Remember that with qualified Napa property management, you’re getting much more than a menu of services. You’re also getting years of experience in a real estate and rental market that is changing very rapidly. The laws are stricter than ever, and rental prices are climbing higher and higher. It’s a strange market, and having the steady support of an expert professional can make all the difference in how your investment property performs.
We would love to tell you more about how we can help. Please contact us at Atlas Property Management.