Los Altos Hills PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
WE CAN HELP MANAGE YOUR Los Altos Hills RENTAL PROPERTY
Nest Property is a full service Los Altos Hills property management and real estate sales company. It is our goal to maximize your positive cash flow. Whether you own one rental or twenty income properties, we will provide you with a level of service and real estate expertise that will help your financial bottom line as well as your peace of mind. With eighteen years of experience renting and selling property in your neighborhood, we would like to be your Los Altos Hills Property Manager.
We manage and lease residential property in the greater Peninsula area. We represent owners of rental property, provide rental management, leasing, rental referrals, and structure lease-to-own programs that benefit owners and renters. The types of property we manage include single family homes, condominiums, town homes, duplexes, and apartment buildings.
The Benefits of using Nest Property
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We insist that properties taken under management be in good condition. We do an initial inspection of the property and recommend needed repairs and/or decorating changes to enhance its marketability. We obtain estimates and coordinate all work that you approve.
At Collins Property Managers, we offer several levels of service to those who wish to rent out or sell their property. These options give property owners the choices in terms of how much of an active roll they will take in dealing with their property. We treat your investment as though it was our very own!
Careful Tenant Screening
We want reliable and qualified tenants just as much as you do, and we pride ourselves on the quality of tenants we are able to attract. Our extensive tenant screening and lease procedures help to ensure this. We do a thorough credit check before the lease is signed. This includes checking history with the credit bureau, verifying employment and checking all appropriate references, including past landlords. We crosscheck landlord references with local property tax records to confirm their legitimacy.
To offer you maximum protection, our leases are based on years of experience and comply with all state and federal laws. Prior to signing the lease, we will prepare a written move-in checklist to document the condition of the property.
Prompt Rent Collections
Firm collection policies and swift eviction in case of a problem spare you from difficult and costly situations. We feel that the collection of rent is one of our most important functions of managing your property.
Monthly and Yearly Statements
Our convenient monthly and yearly statements simplify the job of tax preparation for you and your accountant. Copies of all work orders and receipts are mailed with the monthly statements and additional copies are held in our files.
Maintenance and Repairs
We handle all maintenance requests from tenants utilizing our pool of qualified and reasonably priced service providers. We deal with this daily so we know what repairs should cost and how long they will take to complete. We obtain competitive bids and consult with you prior to any major repairs. We provide emergency Service, When the water heater bursts or the toilet overflows at midnight, we get the call - you get the sleep. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to respond to emergencies.
Nobody wins when an eviction happens, so it is best to strive for a solution with the tenant. But allowing a habituallv late paying tenant to remain forever in arrears only postpones the inevitable day when they skip out owing you rent, and possibly leaving the property a wreck. Eviction for nonpayment of rent in California is fast and certain when the steps are executed properly. When you hire us to manage your property, we can evict your problem tenant (usually within 3 to 4 weeks) and replace them with a qualified tenant who pays on time.
"They are knowledgeable professionals who looks out for our best interests. They find the right
tenant and are available at all times and answers questions promptly. I recommend to anyone who
is looking for property management."
- Client Testimonial
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What type of rental properties do you manage?A: We specialize in the lease management and sale of single family homes, condominiums, townhomes and apartment buildings.
Q: What geographic areas do you handle?A: We serve the greater Los Altos Hills and northern Santa Clara Counties.
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Los Altos Hills AREA INFORMATION
The town has no commercial or industrial zones. The town government contracts with Santa Clara County for police and fire services (making it a so-called "contract city" under California law). The town's only retail commercial operation is the book store on the campus of Foothill College. The town also does not have a post office, telephone exchange, or library. Mail delivery and telephone service are provided from nearby Los Altos, so the town shares ZIP codes and telephone exchange numbers with Los Altos. Town residents desiring library services must visit county-operated libraries in nearby Los Altos or Cupertino.
The town's zoning regulations are among the strictest in California, requiring a minimum lot size of one acre (4,000 m²), setbacks from the property boundary, and easements for public pathways. Landowners are limited to one primary dwelling per lot, which effectively bans multifamily housing; this ban and the minimum lot size were upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1974. The ban on commercial zones was upheld by the California Court of Appeal (First District) in 1973. The town is set in hilly terrain offering commanding views of the San Francisco Bay Area. The median home price in 2009, according to MLS data was $2,435,000.