Our Six Step Method2018-08-10T07:42:31+00:00

We Manage All Of Our East Bay Properties Using These Six Steps

1 EVALUATE REHAB NEEDED

We will visit your home at no obligation and give you an expert opinion on what, if any, rehab needs to happen prior to a new tenant moving in. We’ll evaluate yards, floors, kitchen, baths, lighting and paint. EBPM can oversee the needed rehab for a small fee. You can choose to use your own vendors or work with ours.

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2 SETTING THE OPTIMUM PRICE

We start with a rental analysis that identifies the 10 most similar properties for rent in your neighborhood. This well give us a fair market rent “range”. That amount can move up or down slightly depending on your home’s condition, amenities and whether a small pet is negotiable. We always recommend pricing the home 3-5% below fair market value because the high quality tenants we’re seeking deserve a slight break for their good standing. In addition they’ll stay longer and need less maintenance.

3 AGGRESSIVE ADVERTISING

We create a high quality ad with professional photos and post it on over 20 sites including Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia and our own EBPM website. We also post a video tour on Youtube. Then we’ll put up a yard sign, hold open houses and show by appointment. All of us at EBPM work weekends and hustle to coordinate with the busy schedules of prospective tenants.

4 THOROUGH SCREENING

  • Credit score is #1… we also look at what’s behind the credit score I.E. bankruptcies, excessive debt, student loans, etc.
  • Income… must be 3 times the rent verified with pay stubs
  • Criminal background/sex offender screening check
  • Landlord references
  • Professional and personal references

With our thorough screening process, we’ve had ZERO evictions from tenants we placed in 2016, 2017 and 2018. This process allows us to offer our $2000 eviction guarantee.

5 DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT

  • One year lease signed with tenant, deposit and rent collected
  • Perform tenant move-in/confirm tenant insurance
  • We handle all maintenance calls
  • We will handle any tenant interaction
  • We will inspect the property annually
  • Annual rent analysis and lease renewal

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6 ACCURATE ACCOUNTING

  • Rent is due on the first, late after the second
  • We “guarantee” our owners their rent payment by the 12th of each month or our services for the month are free
  • Owner statements posted and mailed monthly
  • Year-end 1099 provided

WITH THESE STEPS OUR CLIENTS ENJOY PEACE OF MIND

  • No initial leasing fees
  • On time rents
  • Eviction guarantee
  • We know all fair housing laws and city ordinances
  • We require proper tenant insurance
  • We inspect the home annually
  • 21 day rental guarantee
  • Pet guarantee
  • Easy exit guarantee (we work month to month with owners)