What Are Your Services?
Kendall & Property Management offers complete property management from the initial advertisement, showing property, collecting applications, screening applicants, handling all of the lease and disclosures and finally the inspection of the property before move in. Once the tenant is moved in, the tenants are instructed to contact Kendall & Potter for emergencies, minor repairs and questions about their property.
Auto Direct Deposit is available to all of our customers for rent income deposits.
We also offer a “One Time Property Management” program where Kendall & Potter will handle the advertising, showing property, collecting applications, screening applicants and handling the entire lease, disclosures and finally the inspection of the property before the move in date. The landlord then takes over management of the property and handles all emergencies, repairs, rent collection, etc.
Our Vacation Rental Department manages furnished vacation rentals in Santa Cruz County and short-term monthly corporate rentals. For more information regarding these services, please visit our Vacation Rental Section of this web site.
Why Choose Kendall & Potter?
Kendall & Potter Property Management is committed to maximizing the benefits of your investment through efficient management of your property, freeing you from management problems while providing the most professional services.
We have developed strong relations with real estate specialists and maintenance contractors to provide you the best blend of services.
Our staff is dedicated to keeping your investment in good repair with minimal cost, and leasing it at a fair market rate while carefully screening and selecting residents.
Kendall & Potter Property Management has been doing property management in Santa Cruz County since 1970. We are real estate professionals who subscribe to its codes of ethics and standards in property management. We have a reputation of integrity, responsibility to our customers, excellent communication. We care for your property like it was our own.
Our staff includes one real estate broker, one real estate agent, four staff members and two bookkeepers. We have the experience you want in a good property manager.
Kendall & Potter belongs to the following organizations:
- National Association of Residential Property Managers – NARPM
- California Association of Realtors – CAR
- Santa Cruz Board of Realtors
- Aptos Chamber of Commerce
- Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
Where Do You Advertise? Who Pays for Advertising?
The primary advertisement venue is Craig’s List and Bay Area Rentals. The owners are responsible for those advertisements placed in the classified section of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. There are no other charges to owner except the monthly commission.
During the advertising process, Kendall & Potter will keep in close contact with owners.
- Craig’s List is a free publication
- University of California at UCSC in the faculty section.
- Bay Area Rentals
- Our web site is fast becoming the second largest way people find us. Mostly because it is easy to use with photos of the properties.
Should I Allow Pets or Smoking?
All of our properties are considered Nonsmoking properties. Pets and Nonsmoking are not protected classes; assistive animals are the exception. If you want to allow a pet, Kendall & Potter has a specific Pet Agreement that the tenant’s must sign and be responsible for de-fleaing the property and cleaning carpets
What About Utilities and Landscaping?
Tenants are responsible for all utilities unless otherwise contracted for in the lease agreement. Within most Homeowners Associations, water and garbage is included in the HOA dues and not charged to the tenants. Most landlords pay for a landscaper if the yard or property warrants care beyond a tenant’s ability to do so.
Maintenance and Repairs?
Kendall & Potter will repair any minor issues under $300.00. Over $300.00, we will get owner approval. We work with Vendors who give Kendall & Potter good rates and discounts. Any capitol improvements, owner will be involved and an additional fee is added for arranging work, overseeing the project, etc.
How Do I Handle the Insurance on the Property?
All landlords should contact their insurance agent for advice in this matter. You will need to have sufficient liability and property damage insurance. Kendall & Potter requires that we have a current copy of your insurance policy on file and to name Kendall & Potter as an additional insured on your policy.
How Soon Can I Expect to Get My Property Rented?
We cannot guarantee when a property will be rented or how long it will take. That depends on the current market trend, the location of the property, condition of the property and if it is priced right for the market. Properties in excellent condition with newer facilities do rent faster than those that are somewhat out dated or have deferred maintenance.