Proudly Serving the City of Lake Forest
On any given day, rental property owners and homeowners’ associations in the City of Lake Forest must handle a multitude of responsibilities that have a direct impact on their short- and long-term prospects for success. Rather than take on these responsibilities yourself, you can turn to the experts at A-Creative Property Management. Whether you oversee a single-unit property or an entire neighborhood, we have the deep experience necessary to tackle your critical tasks and provide essential support. And with our extensive customizability, you always receive just the level of management required to suit your needs and fit your budget.
Residential Property Management Services
If you own rental property, you may not have the time or desire to directly oversee every detail of its upkeep and daily operation. Residential property managers play a vitally important role by taking on those responsibilities. You can customize your management services to fit your specific situation. For example, you may only need a manager to find financially qualified tenants for your currently vacant property. On the other hand, you may want someone who can handle every phase of the onsite management process, or even take care of important offsite tasks related to such things as taxes and mortgage payments. A full-service management company will have the skill and resources needed to adapt to any circumstance or situation.
Levels of Service
At A-Creative Property Management, we make it easy to customize your options with three distinct levels of service. Each level is tailored to meet the requirements of specific approaches to residential property ownership:
One-Time Service: Our one-time service leaves you in control of day-to-day management and focuses on one thing: finding financially qualified tenants for your vacant properties. We start with a targeted print and online ad campaign designed to attract likely candidates. Once these candidates file their applications, we conduct the comprehensive screening needed to ensure their suitability. Steps in this process include everything from credit reports and employment verification to criminal histories and searches for any previous eviction proceedings. After concluding screening, we’ll show your property only to applicants who meet your stringent requirements.
Full Service: Our full-service package extends beyond tenant screening and property showing to the day-to-day oversight of your rental housing. This wide-ranging approach includes the signing of tenant leases, monthly rent collection, a 24/7 answering service to address tenant concerns and the issuing of critical owner communications such as rent increase notices and lease violation notices. In addition, we take care of vital tasks such as tracking utility costs, making utility payments and scheduling property inspections. A detailed monthly report provides you with all the information needed to assess the current situation at each of your properties.
Premium Service: Our premium service provides even greater relief from the ongoing task of efficient, effective property management. In addition to the oversight of your property, it covers a number of essential owner-side tasks, including payment of your rental property mortgages and payment of your rental property taxes. It also includes payment of homeowners’ association fees for any property located in an HOA-regulated neighborhood or larger area.
Residential Management Fees
At A-Creative Property Management, we base our fee structure on two factors: the level of service you receive and the level of occupancy at your residential property. For our one-time service, you pay just 5.9% of the first year’s rent for each tenant we attract and vet. For our full-service package, you pay just 6.9% of the monthly rent for each tenant currently in residence. For our premium package, you pay just 7.9% of the monthly rent for each tenant currently in residence. We never include vacant units in the calculation of our management fees.
Homeowners’ Association Management
Numerous planned communities, subdivisions and apartment complexes in Orange County and across the country are overseen by homeowners’ associations (HOAs) that help ensure community property standards and maintain or increase property value. They achieve these important objectives by doing such things as creating property use restrictions, enforcing those restrictions with various warnings and notices, and issuing penalties for specific violations. HOAs also help maintain the condition of public accommodations (e.g., pools and playgrounds) in their jurisdiction. To adequately handle these broad-ranging responsibilities, homeowners’ associations must function with a combination of efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.
In Lake Forest, A-Creative Property Management provides complete, customizable HOA management services that help keep your organization running smoothly at all times. The services we offer include every aspect of routine property inspection, notification of deed restriction violations and the levying of violation-related penalties. We also help your homeowners’ association meet its responsibility for groundskeeping and other public accommodation maintenance, as well as the effective handling of routine and emergency repairs. In addition, our HOA management team can provide support for your scheduled meetings and screen any vendors who seek to operate under your authority.
Lake Forest’s Premier Source for Property Management Services
Incorporated in 1991, Lake Forest is one of Orange County’s newest municipalities. Formerly known as the unincorporated area of El Toro, the city’s boundaries have expanded to include two nearby master-planned communities: Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch. Like its neighbors Irvine and Mission Viejo, Lake Forest has a well-deserved reputation as one of America’s safest communities. In addition to the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, located within the city limits, the long list of area landmarks and attractions includes Orange County Great Park, Limestone Canyon Regional Park and the Willow Staging Area.
A-Creative Property Management serves Lake Forest and other area communities from our home base in nearby Huntington Beach. Over the course of more than 30 years of operation, we’ve gained a thorough understanding of the issues facing residential rental property owners and homeowners’ associations in Orange County. Better Business Bureau accreditation and decades of satisfied clients attest to our ongoing commitment to quality and cost-effectiveness. Whether you want to attract qualified tenants to your property, bring a professional touch to every aspect of property management or keep your HOA working at peak efficiency, we have the expertise and experience needed to help you meet your objectives. To receive a free quote for the services you require, contact us today.