Davis Property Management
We can Help Manage Your Davis Rental Property
We offer a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. We have an extensive portfolio of single family homes, townhouses and condos in the Davis area.
Some of the many benefits of trusting KTB with your Davis Property Management needs are detailed below.
What we do as your Davis Property Manager
- Automated Rent Collections & Payments
- Automated Record Delivery
- Aggressive Marketing Techniques
- Minimized Vacancy & Turn Over
- Property Maintenance Follow Up
- Detailed Inspection Reports
- Most Tenants Rent More Than 2 Years
- Prompt Response to Tenant Request
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Different services we offer for finding your next tenants:
Each program below is designed to fit the various needs of today's changing rental market. Which one is the perfect match for you?
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Full Leasing and Management
Our most popular option, this serves the needs of an owner that needs a professional management company to handle both leasing and management of the home. If you have never managed a home, have no time to do it, or are unfamiliar with California Landlord Tenant Laws, this is the service for you.
Leasing and Management Services
KTB Property Management has leased over 3,000 houses in their 20 plus years of Property Management. We currently lease 10 to 15 homes a month; some using or Full Management Services and others with just the Rent-up Option. Our market place is the entire greater Davis region including Placer, and El Dorado counties. Here is an overview of the steps we take to market and lease your property.
Our staff of trained professionals is always available to discuss your leasing concerns and answer all of your questions about getting your investment leased quickly.
1. Request a Proposal Form
2. Phone: (916) 778-0582
- We will provide an up to date rental market analysis.
- We will advise you on what it will take to make your investment market ready for today's tenant.
Marketing your Investment
- First class Marketing Campaign including Internet posting on over 20 Real Estate websites
- Post in area Multiple Listing Service (35% of our houses are leased by outside agents)
- Installation of a professional yard sign
- A Licensed real estate agent who can present your investment 7 days a week
- Maintain a call center to accept calls live
- Provide you with up-to-date activity reports every two weeks
- We currently lease 10 to 15 homes a month
Screening the Applicant
- We will pull the potential tenant's Credit Report
- We will verify Employment & Proof of Income through written documentation
- We will confirm their previous Rental history plus any possible evictions
- We will perform background checks including criminal
- We've screened hundreds of applications a year and understand the issues
Our Move-In Procedures
- A Licensed California Locksmith will re-key your property prior to move in
- We will draft all the documents, review them with the tenant and obtain signatures
- We will perform a Move-In Inspection
- We will collect the Security Deposit and one month of rent upon signing
- Turn over new keys to the new tenant
- We have performed hundreds of move-in inspections and lease signing we understand the issues and are looking out for your best interest
Rent Up Fees
- 50% of the first months rent is charged when your new tenant moves in
- No up-front fees, photo fees, or website advertising fees.
When owners choose KTB Property Management to manage their investment property they know they have chosen a professionally trained team of real estate professionals along with well-developed systems to do the job right. We have structured our management system into three areas; Money Management, Tenant Management and Overall Property Management. Below is a brief overview of some of these services.
How We Manage Your Money
- All monies (from all parties) go into Trust Accounts which is required by the California Department of Real Estate who has the right to audit these accounts at any time.
- We Establish and Maintain Owners Escrow Account
- Electronic Owner Disbursements (and Cash Flow Statements) to all owners on the 10th of the month
- Year End Cash Flow Statements for tax preparation including 1099's
- One of the industry’s best rent collection policy
- Our primary focus is professionally enforcing the Terms of the Rental Agreement
- Collecting Rent (E-check, ACH, Credit Card, Personal Check) in a timely manner
- Handle bounced/NSF checks
- Assess and collect late fees
- Managing the eviction process
- Managing and handling safety issues
- Enforcing and handling all HOA violations
- Handling move-out inspections and disputes regarding to security deposits
- Manage and handle all normal maintenance issues
- Oversee Contractor Rehabs, Renovations, and Major Replacements. (small fee accessed)
- Handle Emergencies through a 24-hour Hotline
- Pre-Screening Vendors & Contractors. They are required to be Licensed and Insured
- Manage Vendor & Contractor Response Time and receive feedback from the tenants on work performed
- Performing Property visits and required City or County Inspections
- Schedule & oversee Preventative Maintenance Choices
Management Fee Schedule
- Single family homes: $125.00 per month
- Duplexes: $195.00 per month
- Triplexes: $245.00 per month
- Fourplexes: $295.00 per month
- Please ask for a quote for larger units.
One of your biggest expenses will take place during a vacancy; i.e., rehab costs, cleaning fees, lawn care, utilities, and worst of all no rental income. KTB Property Management is motivated to keep a tenant occupying your investment thus there is a small renewal fee.
How We Renew your Tenant
- When the tenant renews, there is at least a 3% rent increase
- We recommend methods for tenant retention
- We handle all Negotiations between tenant and owner
- Provide an up-to-date rental market analysis
- $99.00 for a 12-month extension
- Fee is prorated for a shorter extension
These are a few examples of the services KTB Property Management makes available to our valued clients. We understand you may require more information before making this important decision of whom to entrust your investment. We look forward to answering any of your questions. For more detailed information, please contact us directly or via email.
1. Request a Proposal Form
2. Phone: (916) 778-0582
Thank you for inquiring with KTB Property Management. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
(We lease, you manage.) In this program, we handle the marketing, showings, tenant screening and move in. Then we turn over the duties of managing the home to you. If you have limited resources to advertise, no time to find a good tenant, and need a tested and proven lease, this option is for you.
KTB’s Property Management Tenant Placement Service may just be the answer.
- We will market your property the exact same way we market our other properties. You get all the same website exposure, leasing agent attention, Real Estate market notification and signage as our lease-with-management clients get. We currently receive 30 to 40 applications a month and can lease your home quickly to a well-qualified tenant.
- You are 100% involved with the decision making. We will contact you when we have a qualified application. We will show the property; process the application; obtain their credit, rental history, and verify employment; we then review the application with you. Since you will be managing the tenant you should be making the decision as to who receives approved and the terms of the rental agreement. We will get your authorization in writing and prepare the paperwork, consistent with your approval.
- We will have the tenant authorize a Rental Agreement naming you (your LLC, Corporation or Land Trust) as the landlord. This lease has been written and approved by the California Association of Realtors. As CAR members, we are authorized to use this Rental Agreement on your behalf. Real Estate attorneys have developed this Rental Agreement and it is used throughout the State. You will also receive all the needed addendums like a pet addendum, roommate addendum, mold disclosure and more.
- KTB will perform the Move-In Inspection. We will meet the tenant at the property, document the condition, take photographs, log the make, model, and color of the appliances, hand over keys, receive the security deposit plus the first month of rent in certified funds. You will be holding their security deposit, not KTB. This is done to conform to the California Landlord Tenant Law so you are on the right track from day one!
- You get all the original documents and the security deposit. Within 7 days of their move-in you will receive all the signed documents, application, credit report, security deposit and phone numbers. KTB will keep 75% of the first month's rent as our fee and you will receive the rest.
If the tenant renews the lease (or buys the property) you owe us nothing.
Think about it:
- We do all the Marketing
- We show the property 7 days a week
- We investigate and screen the applicant
- You get to approve the transaction
- We prepare a State approved Rental Agreement
- We meet with the tenants to sign all the documents
- We do the move-in inspection with documentation
- You will receive the security deposit
- You get a copy of the keys and the contact information
- You do the management
You get our marketing expertise, our professional staff, our time tested qualifying system, A rental agreement with addendums from the California Association of Realtors, and the benefit of our move-in procedures.
Here’s what to do:
- Submit your property information so that we can run a rental comps analysis. You will receive this within 24 hours, except on weekends.
- Pay the $500.00 marketing fee (see explanation of the marketing fee below).
- Provide us the keys
- You get to go on vacation!
- We’ll do the rest; it’s that simple!
Why it makes good sense to pay KTB Property Management a $500.00 marketing fee to get into the Tenant Placement program.
There are two reasons we collect a marketing fee before we list the property.
First, we’ve done Tenant Placement for over 20 years. Experience has ta ught us that investors who use this service are entrepreneurs and hands-on investors. They will place their property on the market with KTB just to see what happens, and continue to advertise and look for their own tenant. We understand that no one wants to sits back, folds their hands and waits for us to lease the property. They keep trying to rent it themselves.
Too often, after listing the property with us, owners will accept an applicant (many times an unqualified one) from another source, and withdraw the listing to keep from paying our fee. This can be frustrating and very expensive. We have learned over time that we should expect this and not try to prevent it. Although it was unfair to KTB we could not figure out how to prevent it. So we stopped trying. The advance fee helps us recover some of our initial marketing expenses when this situation occurs. Now you can rent your own property, after listing with KTB, and pay nothing extra.
Secondly, it’s expensive to send someone to the property to take digital pictures, prepare them for marketing, prepare flyers for the local Realtors, list it on websites, put up a sign, and place a lockbox on the property. It takes a lot of time and manpower to get this done. The $500.00 advance fee helps cover some of these expenses and shows us that you are serious about tapping into our system. We don’t want everybody jumping on board “just to see how it works” as it takes too much time, labor, and money getting a property into the system.
The cost of the Tenant Placement service is $500.00 to get started, then the balance of 75% of the first month's rent when we lease the property.
Advertising and Tenant Screening
This is our most economical choice; this program allows our investors to tap into our advertising resources and to get more traffic through the door. If you are paying too much in advertising and not getting the results you need, this program just may help. We will post the Internet advertising using our most effective rental hosting websites, take the calls live, and forward the screened prospect directly to you to handle the showing and negotiating. We can even get an application completed and pull a credit report for you.
For the do-it-yourself investor, looking for maximum marketing exposure for the dollar, KTB Property Management will list your property in our marketing program, screen the callers, get an application (and credit report) and pass them on to you. The property can be anywhere in greater Davis; our marketing program covers Davis, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado counties.
Contact us today to find out more information.
Davis Area Information
Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as "Davisville", named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name simply to "Davis" in 1907. The name stuck, and the city of Davis was incorporated on March 28, 1917.
From its inception as a farming community, Davis has been known for its contributions to agricultural policy along with veterinary care and animal husbandry. Following the passage of the University Farm Bill in 1905 by the California State Legislature, Governor George Pardee selected Davis out of 50 other sites as the future home to the University of California's University Farm, officially opening to students in 1908. The farm, later renamed the Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture in 1922, was upgraded into the seventh UC general campus, the University of California, Davis, in 1959.