At Aapex Property Management, we have been in business for more than 24 years and one of the questions I get asked most often is: what exactly do you do? Well, I do everything for you. A property manager in Hayward will come out to your property, assess it, help you set your rental value, let you know if there is anything you need to do to keep the rental current with California law. For example, California law says you have to have a smoke detector on the property. It also requires you to have a carbon monoxide detector in the home. Your water heater needs to be strapped. These are the kinds of details we will let you know about to make sure you are in compliance.
Property managers will also help you rent out the property. We will do your advertising, help you out with showing the place, collect applications and conduct the tenant screening. A good property manager will find you quality tenants. Once we find a great tenant who qualifies, we will collect a security deposit as well as the first month’s rent. We will have them sign an agreement or a contract and settle all the details about when they will move into the property. We will conduct inspections, and after they have moved into the property, we will be the main point of contact. If there are any questions or concerns, your tenant will contact us. We will handle any maintenance issues, and we have a 24 hour emergency line that comes straight to an Aapex Property Management employee. If there is an after hours crisis, we will handle it for you.
We also keep current on all state and local laws. It seems like new laws come through every year, and I’ll be honest with you – they rarely favor the landlord. We take courses, go to conferences, and have monthly meetings with local agencies so we can make sure that when we manage your properties, we are doing so with all major laws in mind.
The cost of property management services varies in Hayward, just like it does anywhere else. Keep in mind that a lot of the time, you really do get what you pay for.
If you have any questions about the services a Hayward property manager can provide, please contact us at Aapex Property Management.