Integrity, attention to detail, and a genuine aspiration to provide unparalleled service has made WAPM the fastest growing property management company on the Central Coast. By utilizing innovation, technology, and simplistic, yet, sophisticated management programs we have made it possible for our vendors, tenants, and most importantly our clients to have the ability to do business from anywhere at any time. Our online management software has helped to make WAPM as efficient as possible, which allows us the time needed to provide a level of personalized service rarely experienced by consumers in today's business climate.
Did you know that 75% of potential renters turn to the Internet when searching for their next rental? Unfortunately, no one website attracts more than 10% of all real estate search traffic. This means that real estate searchers end up browsing through a laundry list of website's when searching for an available rental. If your not posting your listings on these sites, then your available rentals are unlikely to get noticed. Unfortunately, posting to all the available Internet Listings Sites is time consuming, frustrating and inefficient. Walker & Associates Property Management eliminates these headaches by syndicating your available listings daily to several top Internet Listing Sites such as:
*Craigslist *Facebook * Googlebase * HotPads * RentalHomePros * Vast * Oodle *Local.com *Lycos *Military.com *Truila *ahrn.com
Can I manage my rental on my own, or should I hire a professional property manager?
Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself.
1. Do I live close enough to the property to manage it myself?
A. This may seem simple, but a owner managing on their own should be able to drive to the
property in a reasonable amount of time to
address issues that require immediate attention, such as a maintenance emergency.
2. Do I have a basic understanding of tenant rights laws and how to deal with tenant issues in a
A. In California the laws are tenant friendly, it is very important that anyone managing real estate have a understanding of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, as well as the procedures for evictions and the notices associated with them.
B. Managers should also know building codes that must be complied with in a rental unit.
3. Do I have the ability to keep proper financial records?
A. For tax benefits, it is important to keep good
records of all income and expenses.
B. Invoicing tenants, and having the ability to
receive rents electronically helps reduce late payments.
4. Do I have the contacts in the construction
industry to get maintenance repairs made
in a timely and cost effective manner?
A. Managers should have a good relationship with vendors and the ability to negotiate rates.
5. Do I have the time to deal with questions 1-4?
A. The reality is with some basic knowledge of property management and tenant rights issues, many people could manage their own properties. This last question is by far the most important due to the fact that properly managing a property requires a great deal of time and should not be something done "on the side."