Los Altos Property Management
We Can Help Manage Your Los Altos Rental
Cal-Western Property Management is a different type of company. We are a full service property management firm.
Our specialty is the leasing, care and maintenance of residential rental property in Silicon Valley.
Our experience ensures that vacancies are filled quickly with qualified tenants at the highest market rent possible.
What we do as your Los Altos property manager:
- Personal attention to detail
- Thorough screening of prospective tenants
- Rent collection / monthly disbursements
- Financial reports monthly
- Supervision of on-site personnel
- Access to established suppliers and/or contractors
- Property analysis and inspection
- Hiring and training of personnel
- 24-hour service
- Lease preparation / rent increases
- Records maintenance
- Implementation of local, state and federal regulations
We Take Pride in Offering the Following Services:
- No start-up, rental or turnover fees
- Fees are solely based on rents collected
- Complete screening of prospective tenants through credit reports, rental history, references and employment verification; eviction of problem tenants
- Extensive advertising of your property at discounted rates through our company website, newspapers and advertising websites
- A Property Manager on call 24 hours a day, everyday
- Computer generated monthly and annual statements with a General Ledger and Cash Flow Statement
- A full-time maintenance staff for repairs and general maintenance
Payment, at the property owner's option, of any and all of the following:
- Property taxes
- Any other fees and/or expenses
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- Create and maintain a comprehensive monthly statement of all income and expense activity for your property displaying this information in summary and in detail
- Send out accurate monthly statements to all owners displaying monthly activities and owner funds
- Owners have the option of automatically deducting from their accounts mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, repairs, and owner funds
- Monthly collection of rent, enforcement of rental and lease agreements, including the initiation and processing of unlawful detainer actions when needed
- Monthly distribution to owner of net positive funds
- Thorough inspection of property for deferred maintenance, preventative maintenance and esthetic improvement. Propose improvements and, with owner's consent, arrange to have the work completed.
- Coordinate and dispense all repair work to quality contractors. Work in close connection to all contractors for quality control and efficient follow through. For repairs, monies are deducted from the owners account. For repairs exceeding a pre-agreed amount, owners will be notified to receive authorization.
- When property is vacated, all maintenance, repairs, cleaning and improvements will be evaluated and completed.
- Determine marketable rents and appropriate increases.
- All rents are collected on a monthly basis by Cal-Western. Timely payment is recorded and supervised by the property manager. If needed, our company works in collaboration with an eviction services company who has an attorney on staff.
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Los Altos Area Information
The area was originally called Banks and Braes. Paul Shoup, an executive of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and his colleagues formed the Altos Land company in 1906 and started the development of Los Altos. The company acquired 140 acres of land from Sarah Winchester. Shoup wanted to link Palo Alto and Los Gatos by making Los Altos a commuter town. It continued a train a day operation to and from San Francisco.
In 1908, Southern Pacific Railroad began running steam train service through Los Altos (April 19, 1908) with 5 trains per day. Two freight cars were served as train depot. Also, the first commercial building, Eschenbruecher’s Hardware, was built in downtown.
In 1913, the craftsman-style Los Altos train station was built at 288 First Street.
By 1949, many residents were dissatisfied with the zoning policy of Santa Clara county. Also, there was a constant threat of being annexed by neighboring Palo Alto and Mountain View.
Los Altos became 11th city in Santa Clara county on December 1, 1952.
Train service stopped its operation in January, 1964 and the train track became Foothill Expressway.