If you own property in Los Altos, California that you are considering renting out, we would be happy to talk with you about your real estate and property management needs.
Intempus Property Management has been a Los Altos property management company for over 13 years. We have a team of local property management experts in the Los Altos area and throughout Santa Clara County. They’re familiar with the unique areas in and around Los Altos, including its neighborhoods, special attractions, and other features. So, we can find the ideal match of a tenant for your rental.
Intempus offers a range of property management services that will be tailored to you as an investor, as a home or building owner, and a landlord. Our team is comprised of local experts who currently manage a portfolio of over 300 single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments throughout Santa Clara County and the greater Bay Area. Our goal is to give you with worry-free experience, with high-quality management of your property that includes a low vacancy rate and high tenant retention.
We’ll go above and beyond to make sure you’re fully satisfied with our services and that your property is well taken care of!
Partner with the Experts in Los Altos Property Management Experts
Our local area experts are familiar with the distinct neighborhoods and areas around Los Altos, so we can advise potential tenants and find the perfect tenant for your property.
Neighborhoods and areas in and around Los Altos that we serve include:
- Los Altos Hills
- Downtown Los Altos
- Loyoloa Corners
- North Los Altos
Our Commitment As Your Los Altos Property Manager
Our goal is to find the ideal match of your property and the right tenant.
When potential tenants come to us who are looking for a rental in the Los Altos area, we can tell them about local attractions, such as:
- The Los Altos Farmers Market
- Seasonal fairs and events in downtown Los Altos
- Los Alto History Museum
- Los Alto Stage Company
- The Apple Garage
We’re also familiar with local grocery stores, bars, and restaurants. So, we can advise potential tenants about destinations that are near your property.
Some of Los Altos’s popular markets, bars, and restaurants we recommend include:
- Draeger’s Market
- Andronico’s – Safeway at Rancho
- Los Altos Grill
- Restaurant ASA
- The Pho Cabin
- Eng’s Zongzi
- Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill
- Amandine Project
In addition, Los Altos is in easy proximity to great recreation destinations, including:
- Windy Hills Open Space Preserve
- Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
- Hidden Villa Farm
- San Andreas Fault Trail
- Redwood Grove Park
- Shoup Park
- Hillview Park
We can also advise your potential tenants on where they can find additional local grocery stores, information on public transportation, schools, places of worship, and other relevant information on Los Altos. We will always emphasize the most attractive aspects of your property’s location.
As your Los Altos property manager, we’ll provide:
Customized Los Alto Property Management Services
We’ll customize our Los Altos property management services to cater to your unique needs as a landlord, a home or building owner, and investor. Our goal is to provide you with property management services that are comprehensive and that leave you worry-free.
We act as your personal concierge and our customizable services include:
- Real estate management
- Relationship management
- Los Altos residential property management
- Los Altos commercial property management
- Real estate sales
- Construction and remodeling
We offer a tried and true process for managing your rental. Here are the benefits of having Intempus Property Management handle your Los Altos property:
We start with an evaluation of your Los Altos rental so we can maximize your rent value
One of the first steps we take in assisting you with your property management needs is setting up a property evaluation meeting. At this meeting, we’ll take a look at your property and learn about your needs and objectives. We’ll also make recommendations about opportunities to increase the value of your investment and maximize your rent.
At your property evaluation meeting, we’ll:
- Make a rental rate determination
- Discuss guidelines, as well as the pros and cons of items you may want to include in your lease, such as smoke detectors, pet restrictions, and more
- Suggest ways to maximize your property value with repairs and upgrades
- Install a lock box so that we can securely maintain your property2. We’ll professionally market your Los Altos property on over 200 trusted rental websites that are in our network.
Part of our proven process to obtain quality tenants and to optimize your rent is marketing your Los Altos property on our network of over 200 rental websites. We know which sites will give you the broadest reach, so we can access a pool of high-quality tenants. We provide everything from professional HDR photography and expert copywriting services.
As Silicon Valley residents ourselves, we’re familiar with the uniquely compelling attributes of communities in and around Los Altos. To attract the best tenants, we promote not just your rental, but the positive features of the Los Altos community, such as restaurants, shopping, parks and recreation spaces, and more.
We also have relationships with Google, Apple, Ebay, and other local companies, which gives you more access to high quality tenants.
3. We’ll get your property ready to promote and for your new tenants to move in.
Once we complete your property evaluation and all of the necessary paperwork, we’ll get your property ready to market, plus we’ll make it move-in ready for your tenants. These steps include:
- Cleaning the property thoroughly from top to bottom
- Making any needed repairs
- Taking professional photos of the property
- Writing the property rental description for use in marketing materials
- Creating promotional materials for the property, including social media posts, print publications, flyers, and more
- Alerting local realtors about the new listing
- Marketing the property in channels that attract high-quality tenants
The Los Altos Intempus property management team is available seven days per week to show our rental property to prospective tenants.
4. We’ll screen applicants so you get the best tenants.
How we screen rental applicants:
Every rental applicant must complete a detailed application in order to be considered as a tenant.
We help you qualify and select the best tenants by collecting all of the information you need to make an educated decision. We provide a variety of checks in addition to a detailed application for each applicant. Checks we perform include a background check, a credit check, and a reference check. Our reference checks include contacting former landlords and employers for each applicant. Once we’ve completed the screening process, we’ll present the information to you so you can make an informed decision.
5. We handle every step of the move-in for your Los Altos rental.
Once you’ve selected your tenant, we facilitate and supervise every step of the move-in process. The property will remain listed on the market until a security deposit is received. This helps eliminate any avoidable vacancies.
Every tenant will sign a binding lease agreement provided by our team of legal professionals. The agreement may include terms and guidelines specific to your property. Upon completion of the agreement, we’ll ensure the tenant clearly understands the terms by reviewing it with them.
Once the agreement is signed we:
- Provide the tenant with a login to our easy-to-use Intempus Property Management Tenant Portal
- Collect the first month’s rent
- Verify that the tenant has procured renter’s insurance
- Conduct a walkthrough of the property with the tenant and sign a Statement of Condition
6. We collect the rent and other payments for your rental.
Ensuring that rent and payments are received on time and consistently is essential to us as we know it is to you. Payment due dates will be specified in the lease and collected throughout the tenancy. We always do our best to collect on-time payments, but we have procedures in place in the event a payment is overdue. If a payment is overdue, we will contact the tenant to make payment arrangements. Late fees will be enforced. If necessary, we dispense pay-or-quit notices.
7. We perform yearly inspections to ensure proper upkeep of your Los Altos property and to make sure your property is safe.
We provide yearly inspections for properties under our management. Yearly inspections allow us to ensure the property is being properly cared for. It also helps us to proactively find any safety hazards, code violations, repair needs, or lease violations. We will provide you with a detailed report that highlights our findings once the inspection is complete.
8. We provide bookkeeping services for your rental.
When we say we want you to be worry-free, we meant it! Our team of Intempus Property Management accountants will crunch the numbers for you, so you don’t have to.
Our accounting services include:
- Making any necessary payments on your behalf
- Keeping records of all credits and debits
- Providing detailed, incremental reports throughout the year
- Providing necessary documents for you when it’s tax time
- Suggesting tax deductions you may qualify for
9. We offer a free, 24-hour repair hotline and provide preventative maintenance for your Los Altos rental.
You and your tenant will have a 24-hour repair hotline that you can use for repair emergencies.
Have an emergency? Contact our 24-hour repair hotline now.
In addition to emergency repairs, we provide a preventative maintenance plan for every property that’s under our management. We strive to resolve problems quickly and efficiently.
We have an in-house team of maintenance professionals as well as a trusted network of external contractors. We get repair estimates quickly and ensure repairs are done properly the first time. Our team serves as your general contractor for repairs and we facilitate, supervise, and manage the work of external contractors while work is being done on your property.
10. We handle the move-out for your rental.
When it’s time for your tenant to move out, we will manage the process for you. This involves conducting a detailed inspection of your property, just as we performed before the tenant moved in.
We’ll provide you with a thorough condition report that will be created for you and the tenant, which will list any damages we find. At the move out, we also return the remaining balance of the security deposit, minus any fees for repairs.
After the tenant has moved out, we’ll clean the property, complete any repairs, and re-key locks. When the property is ready, we can restart our proven process again to find your next quality tenant.
Living in Los Altos, California
Los Altos is one of Santa Clara County’s premier communities. Los Altos has a small-town feel in bustling, tech-driven Silicon Valley. Neighbors know and greet each other when running errands downtown, and the variety of cuisines offered in Los Altos restaurants make it a popular destination for visitors.
With 263 days of sunshine per year and temperatures ranging from the 50s in the winter to the 80s in the summer, Los Altos’ climate is among the best in the U.S.
While Los Altos has a small-town feel, its proximity to Highway 280 and easy access to San Francisco and its location within Silicon Valley, gives residents access to some of the most high-paying and plentiful jobs in the country.
Los Altos is known for its beautiful parks and tree-lined streets in pleasant neighborhoods. Most Los Altos homes are single-family, ranging in size from 2,000 to 6,000 sq. feet. You will find a lot of convenient one-story ranch-style homes in this town, with yards full of flowers. In addition, Los Altos has a variety of townhouses and some apartment buildings.
Historically, Los Altos was an agricultural area, and to this day, it’s not uncommon to see yards with fruit trees and grape vines. The countryside charm and unmatched location make Los Altos a great place to live and invest in.
Work with the Local Experts in Los Altos Property Management
At Intempus Property Management, we’ve been proudly serving the Los Altos rental property community for over 13 years. As Los Altos’ leading property management and real estate firm, we provide award-winning services that consistently get five-star reviews from our clients. We view ourselves as your strategic partner, helping you get the most from your Los Altos real estate investment. So, if you’d like to learn more about how you can benefit from our property management services, please contact us. One of our friendly team members will be happy to talk with you!