Palo Alto Property Management

Investors look for consistent income and long-term returns when they rent out a Palo Alto property. We can help you achieve that and more. At Bayside Management, we focus on identifying, placing, and retaining the best residents. We take care of the daily details, such as rent collection and lease enforcement. We maintain and protect the condition of your investment.

Working with us, you get all the benefits of rental property ownership without any of the headaches. We prioritize tenant relationships, property inspections, and accountability in order to deliver a pleasant rental experience for your tenants, and a profitable rental experience for you.

Earn More With Your Palo Alto Investment Property

By leveraging the technology, resources, and expertise that you find at Bayside Management, you can expect to earn more on your Palo Alto rental home by decreasing vacancy, increasing rents, and identifying better tenants. Our management and maintenance plans are comprehensive and also cost-effective. Whether you’re renting out a single property or a growing portfolio of homes, we can help you strategize for a more profitable performance.

Marketing, Screening, Leasing

A good rental experience starts with proper leasing, and a proper leasing experience starts with exceptional marketing.

Our marketing plans include fantastic photos, concise and detail-driven descriptions, and responsive showings that work around the tenant’s schedule.

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As applications begin to come in, we screen each one consistently and rigorously, following all state and federal fair housing laws.

Once a tenant is approved, we manage the entire move-in process from lease signing to the collection of deposits and rent to the move-in inspection.

Maintenance and Repairs

Constant attention is paid to the condition of your Palo Alto rental property, thanks to our preventative maintenance policies, our series of inspections and walk-throughs, and our excellent relationships with tenants.

We also have a strong vendor network, which means high-quality work is done when we need it, and the prices are affordable.

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Maintenance emergencies are rare in the properties we manage because of our proactive and responsive maintenance work on a regular basis, but if they do occur, we have a team ready to respond – 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.

Raising Palo Alto Rental Values

The profitability of your Palo Alto investment property is directly tied to the rents you earn. We always approach a home with some ideas on how to increase its rental value. Typically, this involves minor aesthetic updates and upgrades that will make your property more attractive, contribute to retention, and raise your rents.

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We also know how to welcome pets to your property without increasing your risk. We understand the value of good tenant relationships and providing a great rental experience, even as we hold those tenants accountable to the lease agreement and the way they treat your property.

We have it figured out.

A sample Rent Facts report, like the one you would receive when working with Bayside Management for San Carlos property management.

Pricing Your Palo Alto Property

The right rental price is crucial in finding a tenant, keeping a tenant, and earning as much as you can on your rental property. We respect the statewide rent stabilization laws that are in place, and we also spend a lot of time studying the data that we gather on the local market conditions, competing rents, and rental trends. We price your property based on our experience, our knowledge, and what our analytics and insights tell us. The result is a rental value that’s competitive, accurate, and profitable.

Let’s talk about what your home is worth.

Bayside Management is Your Best Property Management Resource in Palo Alto

You can find us leasing, managing, and maintaining rental homes in Palo Alto and throughout Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco Counties. As local leaders and industry experts since 1982, Bayside Management has focused on providing unparalleled Bay Area rental property management services and expertise for local single-family homes, multi-unit complexes, commercial properties, and homeowner’s associations (HOAs).

…and surrounding cities

“I’m an absentee landlord and a workaholic. I just don’t have time to take care of stuff. Bayside has taken care of my house for more than two decades now. I trust them.”

Osama

Choose the Best Price For You

1-4 Properties
5+ Properties
Multi-Family/
Commercial Properties
Tenant Placement Fee 6% 6% 6%
Monthly Management Fee 7% 6-9% 4-7%
Rent Assessment
Marketing the Property
Finding Tenants
Tenant Screening
Pet Screening
Full Legal Compliance
Convenient Rent Payments
Accounting
Property Maintenance
Rent Collection
Eviction Process Handling
Property Accounting and Reporting
Property Evaluations
Tenant Maintenance System
Leasing Guarantee
Maintenance Guarantee
Satisfaction Guarantee
Capital Improvement Evaluation Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request
HVAC Maintenance Agreement Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request

1-4 Properties

6% Tenant Placement Fee
7% Monthly Management Fee

Rent Assessment

We thoroughly research market rates to maximize the rent amount. We also recommend property improvements to increase asking rents.

Marketing the Property

We use a comprehensive advertising plan, including online avenues as well as traditional platforms, to reach all potential tenants.

Finding Tenants

We use in-house and external leasing agents in addition to state-of-the-art self-showing technology to gather as many applicants as possible.

Tenant Screening

We’ve set high qualification standards and have a detailed application process, which includes income verification, background checks, credit checks and even pet screening!

Pet Screening

All pets are screened by our third-party vendor to help eliminate 'fake' service animals and problem pets.

Full Legal Compliance

Our leasing agents and property managers are all licensed. And, we conduct all our activities in accordance with State and Federal law as well as the National Association of Residential Property Managers Code of Ethics.

Capital Improvement Evaluation

Annual visit and report on capital improvement needs for your rental property. Upon Reqest.

HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Regularly scheduled service program of your properties HVAC system. Upon Reqest.

5+ Properties

6% Tenant Placement Fee
6-9% Monthly Management Fee

Rent Assessment

We thoroughly research market rates to maximize the rent amount. We also recommend property improvements to increase asking rents.

Marketing the Property

We use a comprehensive advertising plan, including online avenues as well as traditional platforms, to reach all potential tenants.

Finding Tenants

We use in-house and external leasing agents in addition to state-of-the-art self-showing technology to gather as many applicants as possible.

Tenant Screening

We’ve set high qualification standards and have a detailed application process, which includes income verification, background checks, credit checks and even pet screening!

Pet Screening

All pets are screened by our third-party vendor to help eliminate 'fake' service animals and problem pets.

Full Legal Compliance

Our leasing agents and property managers are all licensed. And, we conduct all our activities in accordance with State and Federal law as well as the National Association of Residential Property Managers Code of Ethics.

Convenient Rent Payments

Multiple options for tenants to pay rent conveniently and on time.

Accounting

Detailed monthly statements, annual reports and IRS compliant reporting.

Property Maintenance

We work with a select group qualified vendors to ensure prompt repairs and we are on-call 24/7/365 for emergencies.

Rent Collection

We manage all rent collections for your property. We have strict policies and standards in place to collect rent as effectively as possible.

Eviction Process Handling

We use an attorney to assist with the eviction process in the unlikely event that a tenant needs to be removed from the property. This enables us to win an overwhelming majority of our eviction cases.

Property Accounting and Reporting

We have an in-house accounting team who oversees all accounting and reporting functions.

Property Evaluations

Detailed, regular, on-sight evaluations of your property to review and report on property condition.

Tenant Maintenance System

Website maintence request submittal form.

Leasing Guarantee

If a tenant we place into your rental property leaves before the end of the initial lease term, we will not charge you a Leasing Commission to find a replacement tenant for the pro-rated amount remaining of the lease term. (excluding moves for military orders)

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with our services, and we can’t make it right for you, you can cancel our management agreement without penalty, with 30 days notice

Maintenance Guarantee

Maintenance service performed by our in-house maintenance company is guaranteed for workmanship for 1 year. For BLC only.

Capital Improvement Evaluation

Annual visit and report on capital improvement needs for your rental property. Upon Request.

HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Regularly scheduled service program of your properties HVAC system. Upon Request

Platinum

*Most Popular*

Tenant Placement Fee
4-7% Monthly Management Fee

Rent Assessment

We thoroughly research market rates to maximize the rent amount. We also recommend property improvements to increase asking rents.

Marketing the Property

We use a comprehensive advertising plan, including online avenues as well as traditional platforms, to reach all potential tenants.

Finding Tenants

We use in-house and external leasing agents in addition to state-of-the-art self-showing technology to gather as many applicants as possible.

Tenant Screening

We’ve set high qualification standards and have a detailed application process, which includes income verification, background checks, credit checks and even pet screening!

Pet Screening

All pets are screened by our third-party vendor to help eliminate 'fake' service animals and problem pets.

Full Legal Compliance

Our leasing agents and property managers are all licensed. And, we conduct all our activities in accordance with State and Federal law as well as the National Association of Residential Property Managers Code of Ethics.

Convenient Rent Payments

Multiple options for tenants to pay rent conveniently and on time.

Accounting

Detailed monthly statements, annual reports and IRS compliant reporting.

Property Maintenance

We work with a select group qualified vendors to ensure prompt repairs and we are on-call 24/7/365 for emergencies.

Rent Collection

We manage all rent collections for your property. We have strict policies and standards in place to collect rent as effectively as possible.

Eviction Process Handling

We use an attorney to assist with the eviction process in the unlikely event that a tenant needs to be removed from the property. This enables us to win an overwhelming majority of our eviction cases.

Property Accounting and Reporting

We have an in-house accounting team who oversees all accounting and reporting functions.

Property Evaluations

Detailed, regular, on-sight evaluations of your property to review and report on property condition.

Tenant Maintenance System

Website maintence request submittal form.

Leasing Guarantee

If a tenant we place into your rental property leaves before the end of the initial lease term, we will not charge you a Leasing Commission to find a replacement tenant for the pro-rated amount remaining of the lease term. (excluding moves for military orders)

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with our services, and we can’t make it right for you, you can cancel our management agreement without penalty, with 30 days notice

Maintenance Guarantee

Maintenance service performed by our in-house maintenance company is guaranteed for workmanship for 1 year. For BLC only.

Capital Improvement Evaluation

Annual visit and report on capital improvement needs for your rental property. Upon Request.

HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Regularly scheduled service program of your properties HVAC system. Upon Request

Local Fair Housing Laws and Considerations

Fair Housing laws require that all individuals be given the same treatment, the same services, and be offered an equal opportunity to live in a home of their choice. Our consistent screening policies help ensure that we comply with all fair housing laws so we can provide property management Palo Alto owners and tenants alike can trust.

Federally protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability.

State and local Protected classes: California’s fair housing laws include the following protected classes: marital status, legal sources of income, sexual orientation/gender identity, and others.

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What People Are Saying About Us

Google
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2024
Google - Body
Joanelle has rightly earned the title of Miss Property Manager 2024 and will be receiving her crown and sash within the week. If you have a convertible to spare for an afternoon, please drop by Bayside so that Joanelle can ride in the back waving the infinity symbol while the community watches in awe. This is not a joke, this needs to happen. Bayside is a rare property management agency - they help both the landlord and the tenants while the other agencies only cater to the landlord. Four months ago I moved into a unit through another agency and as I was moving in my neighbors told me my cabin was going to be demolished to build a luxury complex. Two weeks later I got a letter from the city confirming what I'd hoped to just be rumors. Finding another cabin and moving has been INCREDIBLY difficult and Joanelle has bent over backwards these past 6 weeks - even while on a weeks vacation - to make sure I successfully moved into my new, wonderful cabin. Just a few of Joanelle's actions: my car broke down before the move, she dropped the keys off for me the night before she left for vacation. The "professional movers" hired by the former agency ruined thousands of dollars of my belongings while Joanelle patiently and persistently handled getting the deposit monies that were due back in full from the other agency. She had the plumber come within 24 hours of a minor leak. She emailed with me last night at 7:30pm to resolve an issue that could have waited till the next business day. She is always working and that is why one afternoon off, celebrating her managerial pageantry with the community is in order. In reading through the reviews here, I saw a one star and Bayside's response - the owner took full responsibility and actually dismissed the poorly performing staff. So many other's would write "We're sorry that you feel disappointed and we will discuss this matter internally" or some other non-solution meaningless response. Support rare business' that walk the talk and only keep employees that over deliver.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 17, 2023
Google - D
It’s been a pleasure working with Justin and Dylan.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 26, 2023
Google - Osama
I'm an absentee landlord and a workaholic. I just don't have time to take care of stuff. Bayside has taken care of my house for more than two decades now. I trust them.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2023
Google - Vitaliy
Beautiful area. Nice and clean building. Responsible and responsive management. If you are looking for a quiet and beautiful place to live, this is what you need!
Google
5.0/5
May 23, 2023
Google - Bruce
Very satisfied with your service over the last +/- 25 years. Efficient and helpful management. We would recommeng your company to friends or anyone needing this kind of service.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2023
Google - Michael
Great Service. Very responsive and efficient.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 14, 2023
Google - Mike
I think we have been with Bayside for over 20 years and we have been represented by Joanelle for all or most of that time. I appreciate that Joanelle is a very nice person and very responsive any time I reach out even after hours and weekends. Thank you Bayside and Joanelle!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 12, 2022
Google - Jose
Joseph DeNoia has been very helpful with information and we believe that he will provide an excellent service.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 3, 2022
Google - Jonathan
Joanelle is a great property manager, she is fast and efficient and super responsive to all my needs. She was very fast with the lease paperwork and always very helpful. Thank you Joanelle for staying on top of everything for me to be happy. I appreciate you.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 12, 2022
Google - Jeanne
I love having Joanelle Russell as my rental manager. She is knowledgeable, organized and friendly. I really appreciate how responsive she is. Whenever I reach out with a question or concern she gets back to me very quickly, usually within 5 minutes!

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Bayside Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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