Who Is THE RALSTON TEAM?
We are a different kind of property management company. Unlike our competitors MUCH OF OUR SERVICE IS FREE.
- We advertise the property, screen tenants, and handle showings
- We obtain the tenant’s security deposit and execute the rental agreement
- We document the condition of the property prior to move in
ALL FOR FREE. We don't make a penny until we start making you money.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You won't encounter surprise fees like lease-up fees, administrative fees, vacancy fees or advertising fees with our service. We work for just a flat percentage of the rents collected. Best of all, we only get paid when we pay you.
WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE RENT?
Unlike other management companies we will never make you wait for your rent. We pay all of our owners BEFORE the first of the month! If we have to chase down rent, we do it AFTER you get paid. We deposit your rental proceeds directly into your account electronically. That means that your proceeds will usually hit the bank before your tenant's rent is even due.
HOW DO YOU PROTECT THE PROPERTY?
In addition to strict tenant screening, the best way to protect your property and your financial interests is with large security deposits. Our deposit structure guarantees your tenants will be ultra-qualified.
Minimum Deposit - Our minimum deposit is equal to one months rent plus $300 for low risk renters with good credit
Maximum Deposit - For renters who may have experienced a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy we ask for two times the monthly rent as a refundable deposit, the maximum allowable under California law.
This deposit structure serves to protect your property AND to make sure that you are covered in the event of an eviction situation.
HOW WILL YOU MAKE MY LIFE EASIER?
Being a landlord is not only time consuming, it can be stressful. Having someone to handle all tenant screening, condition documentation (to make sure the property stays the way it was when we rented it), tenant emergency calls (24/7), repairs, and, when necessary, evictions as well as bookkeeping and end of year accounting means that all that is left for you to do is receive your money monthly. Our services are even tax deductible.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE REPAIRS?
The Ralston Team does not have an in house team for repairs, everyone we work with is a 3rd party contractor or handyman. That means we don’t make money on home repairs. Our only interest when a repair is necessary is keeping your cost down and saving you money. Every contractor or handyman we work with has been hand-selected based on the quality of their work and the fact that they work for us at a discounted rate based on the volume of work we assign to them.
HOW CAN WE GET STARTED?
If you are losing sleep dealing with rental property, if you aren’t receiving your monthly rent in advance of the 1st of the month, if you are fielding calls from tenants instead of spending time with family and friends, or if you are brand new to property management let us help.
We’d love to sit down with you for a free 15 minute consultation. We can answer any questions you have and explain how we can help.
Best of all, after we talk if you are confident in our abilities, you can get us started and you don't pay us a penny until we've done what we promised and started making you money.
The Ralston Team