Sierra Property Management started with a single client in August 1993. Since then, it has grown exponentially. Our client base has been based on word of mouth, referrals, and people noticing the various signs throughout Santa Barbara County on the exterior of the numerous properties we manage. Many referrals are from other individuals in the industry, including real estate agents and brokers. We pride ourselves in providing personal services on all levels of the rental process.
Why Hire Somebody to Manage Your Property?
Property management doesn’t cost you much out of pocket as it pays for itself by keeping units full and at current market rates. It saves you time as you will no longer have the burden of sifting through applicants, laws, and fielding maintenance calls. You could hire us as your full service management company to oversee your property or to just find the right resident for your home. We charge a small percentage of the rental income and negotiate the rate depending on the size of your portfolio and scope of services needed.
Having the right property manager allows you to start a positive relationship with a prospective resident at the initial property showing. We talk with all prospective residents and show the properties ourselves instead of handing out keys and waiting for applicants.
A sampling of our services also includes:
- Resident screening, credit checks, personal showings, employment checks, rental history, eviction checks
- Annual interior inspections of all units and routine site visits to all properties
- Monthly accounting with year-to-date totals
- Bilingual staff
- 24-hour emergency availability on call
- Up-to-date knowledge about Fair Housing laws, contracts, and marketing
- Annual budgets and comparisons; market analyses for comparable properties and rates
- Supervision of maintenance, including our own maintenance staff
Sierra Property Management is locally owned and operated with over 40 years of property management experience. Our real estate affiliations include membership with Santa Barbara Rental Property Association (SBRPA), Isla Vista Property Owners Association (IVPOA), National Apartment Association (NAA), and Santa Barbara Board of Realtors (SBBR).
How We Work
Sierra Property Management assigns each property it manages an agent that becomes fully trained in the history of the property and builds rapport with each resident. Becky prides herself in having been in each individual residence the company manages and oversees each agent by keeping up to date on the daily maintenance logs, annual inspections, and holds weekly meetings. Each Agent is responsive and professional. They persevere to maintain and enhance your investment with honesty and integrity. Sierra Property Management prides itself in accountability, reputation, and personal relationships.
Our agents include individuals with past banking experience, years of management experience, experience as real estate sales agents, experience with the chamber of commerce, professional photographers, and overall have great personalities. They have resources at their disposal to hire the right professional for any type of job and any situation that may arise.
Each property managed is also assigned a single bookkeeper that is knowledgeable in several different software programs and trust fund requirements. We bank with several institutions and listen to our client’s needs to provide a customized service to fit each individual’s circumstance.
In keeping up to date with the latest technology, Sierra Property Management is now using Rent Manager for both accounting and management. Owners will soon have access to their own property statements through the access portal. Rental payments, deposits, triple net payments can soon be transmitted electronically. Maintenance will be submitted online and all data will be protected and secure.