Q: What types of properties does OC Property Management handle?
A: Our focus is on residential rental (i.e. Condos, Townhomes, and Fourplexes, Triplexes, and Duplexes) properties.
Q: Where does OCPM do business?
A: We manage rental properties throughout California.
Q: How do you set the rental price on my property?
A: We don't set the rental price on your property, the marketplace does. We analyze the rents charged by comparable properties in your neighborhood and based on the analysis we will make you a recommendation. The final decision is yours.
Q: How do I get my property ready to be rented?
A: Renting property can be similar to selling property. It's important that all damage be repaired, the property cleaned, and made move-in ready. All landscaping should be placed in order, rugs cleaned and a coat of paint applied if necessary. The idea is to return the property to a crisp new appearance before it is shown and certainly before the pre move-in inspection. One of our agents would be happy to look at your property and give you suggestions on what should be done prior to showing it.
Q: Who pays for the advertising of my property?
A: We pay the cost of placing your property on main internet websites. In addition, we pay for the labor and signs necessary to market and show your rental property. We also digitally photograph the property and list it on the Southern California Multiple Listing Service. We can also place print advertisements, at your cost. However, in our experience, the Internet has proven to be less expensive and more successful than print ads.
Q: Who screens the tenants?
A: We methodically screen each application and present the results to you for your approval.
Q: Who pays for the cost of screening prospective tenants?
A: We charge the applicant a screening fee to defray the cost of obtaining a credit report and checking personal references. The screening fee is not to be confused with a security deposit and is not refundable.
Q: Will you collect a security deposit for me? And if so, are there limits to the amount of security deposit I can charge?
A: Yes, we will collect a security deposit on your behalf. And, yes there are limits on the amount that a landlord can require. The total amount can be no more than two months rent for unfurnished units and no more than three months rents for furnished properties.
OC Property Management & Sales, Inc.
26895 Aliso Creek Rd., Ste B-632
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656