+ Is Ambassador Property Management licensed in the State of California?
We are licensed Brokers and Agents with the California Bureau of Real Estate and both the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the California Association of Realtors (CAR). In addition, our management team has strong real estate backgrounds and most have advanced business degrees with over 50+ years of combined experience. You will not find another management company in San Diego county with our same ability to manage your rental.
+ Who will perform the maintenance at my home and what will be the cost?
We use both in-house maintenance staff as well as approved vendors. We are competitive and handle all repairs per code which is required by law. The cost will be based on the specific repair and in all cases we attempt to send a technician that can handle multiple issues so your total cost is less. Because we are a large management company, we are able to negotiate heavy discounts on materials and labor and we pass along these savings to our clients. You will typically pay between 10-15% below what you could obtain on your own for the same services.
+ How do you handle maintenance requests?
We provide online portals for our tenants or they can fax, email or mail their requests to us. The Tenant is your customer and we try to remedy the problem in a short amount of time. Whether the problem is an emergency and time sensitive or a non-emergency problem, we will handle the repair per California Property Code. If we identify the problem will put the tenant in danger from a health and safety standpoint, we will make the repair immediately to mitigate the owner’s risk and liability.
+ What separates Ambassador Property Management from its competitors?
With over 50 years of experience, Ambassador Property Management is trusted by homeowners and investors across San Diego County, as well as some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. We are the experts in the industry and we do this at below market rates. Prudent, Ethical, Reliable and Professional are the qualities we possess that set us apart from other property management companies. We always have our owner’s best interest in mind when it comes to managing their rental property and we work very hard for our owners every single day.
+ Why should I choose Ambassador Property Management to manage my property/properties?
If you are looking for the best value in residential property management, you have found it. With a service offering that is as comprehensive as any in the market combined with the most cost-effective solution you will find anywhere, moving forward with Ambassador Property Management is a good business decision.
+ Who pays for any maintenance that needs to be done on my property?
Unless the tenant is responsible for damage or is negligent with regards to property maintenance, then owners bear the financial responsibility of paying for repairs.
+ How long will it take to rent my property?
Typically, our turn around time from when the property becomes vacant until occupied again is 14 days. For all of our properties that are market-ready and priced at market rates, our average days on market is extremely low. For homes that are not in market-ready condition and/or or priced at above-market conditions, then it can take considerably longer to rent. Your vacancy period will also be affected by both the vacancy rate within the specific area and also the time of year as there are specific months in which properties lease faster.
+ Who determines rent for my property?
Ultimately, the market determines the rental amount for your property and it is our job to provide you with good, reliable market information regarding market rent rates. We will prepare a Market Rent Analysis – taking into consideration all the specifics and the unique qualities of your property. As such, we will always recommend market pricing to you but we allow our clients to choose the price point.
+ What does Ambassador Property Management charge for these services?
Ambassador Property Management has a very simplistic and cost-effective fee structure. For multi-plexes and multi-family units, please contact us so we can provide you a custom quote. For all other single-family homes, townhomes, and condos, we have a leasing fee and a monthly management fee to manage your property 24x7x365, which is a small percentage of the gross rents collected. That percentage is a number you will find to be standard nationwide with very little deviation.
+ What services does Ambassador Property Management provide?
Ambassador Property Management is one of the few full-service property companies that focus exclusively on property management. Almost all of our competitors are traditional real estate brokerages that happen to have a property management presence. At Real Property Management, we don’t engage in buy/sell real estate of any kind and as such, you get the benefit of 100% of our focus every single day! We provide elaborate marketing campaigns to get your property maximum rental exposure. In addition, we run nationwide criminal and credit background checks as well as income/employment verification on every prospective tenant to make sure we are finding you a qualified renter. Beyond that, we sign the lease with the tenant, enforce the lease, collect rents, rapidly disburse rental proceeds to our owners via electronic transfer or check, and aggressively chase down rent when tenants don’t pay on time. We also inspect your property multiple times annually on an interior and exterior basis to ensure the property is being properly taken care of by the tenants. In addition, we have in-house maintenance solutions to address any maintenance issues that may arise and we also allow our owners to coordinate their own maintenance if they choose. Lastly, in the unlikely event of an eviction, we take care of all legal paperwork and work the legal processes to evict a non-paying tenant.
+ What is the risk that I will have to evict a tenant?
With Ambassador Property Management, the risk is very low. Because of our careful pre-screening of tenants, we have less than 1 eviction per year for all of our properties.
+ What types of properties does Ambassador Property Management manage?
Ambassador Property Management manages any type of residential property including single-family homes, townhomes, condos, multi-plexes, and multi-family units. We have a vacation rental team to manage short-term and vacation rental properties. We also do HOA management.
+ Where does Ambassador Property Management manage property?
We manage properties throughout San Diego County including: Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, La Jolla, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, & Vista.