Sunnyvale Property Management
We Can Help Manage Your Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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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Sunnyvale Area Information
When the Spanish first arrived in the 1770s at the Santa Clara Valley, it was heavily populated by the Ohlone native Americans. In 1777, Mission Santa Clara was built by Ohlone who converted to Christianity.
In 1842, Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas was granted to Francisco Estrada and his wife Inez Castro. Portions of the land given in this grant later developed into the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Two years later, in 1844, another land grant was provided to Lupe Yñigo, one of the few Native Americans to hold land grants. His land grant was first called Rancho Posolmi, named in honor of Posolmi village of the Ohlone that once stood in the area. Rancho Posolmi was later known as Rancho Ynigo.
Martin Murphy Jr. came to California with his father as part of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party in 1844. In 1850, Martin Murphy Jr. bought a piece of Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas for $12,500. Murphy established a wheat farm and ranch named Bay View. Murphy had the first wood frame house, which was shipped from New England, in Santa Clara County built. The house was demolished in 1961 but was reconstructed in 2008 as the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. When he died in 1884, his land was divided among his heirs.
In 1860, The San Francisco and San Jose Rail Road was allowed to lay tracks on Bay View and established Murphy Station. Lawrence Station was later established on the southern edge of Bay View.
In the 1870s, county property tax laws, imports and soil degradation caused wheat farming to become uneconomical in Santa Clara County. Small fruit orchards replaced the large wheat farms. In 1871, James and Eloise Dawson established the first fruit cannery in Santa Clara County. Fruit agriculture and canning soon became a major industry in the county. The invention of the refrigerated rail car further increased the viability of an economy based upon fruit. The fruit orchards become so prevalent that in 1886, the San Jose Board of Trade called Santa Clara County the "Garden of the World".