Far West Realty - Rentals and Propery Management in Prescott
 

 

 

Landlord FAQ - Property Management Services

Far West Realty takes pride in helping out clients with their investment property. Not all property management services are the same, neither is your property. Let Far West Realty take care of your rental property, we can also handle the maintenance of the rentals that we incur.

Question:  What property management services do you offer?

Answer:    Far West Realty is a full-service management company.  So, we offer a wide variety of management services to landlords whose properties we manage.  

  • Find and screen prospective tenants.
  • Execute and carry out lease agreements with qualified tenants.
  • Oversee not only the occupancy of tenants, but also keep a sharp eye on the way they treat the property by conducting periodic on-site inspections of the property. (These are not just drive-by observations of the property, but we always go, by appointment, to the property and walk through the dwelling, personally viewing every room for first-hand documentation of the property’s condition).
  • Receive maintenance and repair calls.
  • Resolve maintenance issues.
  • Collect periodic rent payments.
  • Handle the payment of maintenance, utility and other expenses as needed.
  • Provide a full, monthly accounting of all transactions with full documentation.
  • Provide annual operating statements.

 

Question:  How much do you charge for your services?

Answer:    We discuss our very competitive fee schedule with each prospective client individually and privately.

 

 Question:  Do you perform background checks on prospective tenants?

Answer:    We screen every applicant through AAA Investigative Services.  AAA performs a credit check as well as a search for any eviction or criminal history.  In addition, we directly verify rental history on each applicant by speaking directly with previous landlords when applicable and possible.  We also verify employment and/or the applicant’s ability to meet the financial obligations which would be connected with the lease.

 

 Question:  How would I receive my monthly rental proceeds?

Answer:    There are two methods we typically use to transfer money to our clients:  (1) a check by good old-fashioned snail mail; (2) an electronic transfer directly to your bank account via secure online portals.  The choice is yours.

 

 

 Question:  When would I receive my rental proceeds?

Answer:    Typically you would have your money along with your detailed monthly statement, not later than the 15th of the month, if you opt for snail mail, and between the 8th and 10th of the month if you opt for electronic portal transfer.  If you opt for the electronic transfer, you would have 24-7 access to all your account information through our secure portal system, as long as you have access to an internet connection.

 

 

Question:  What sort of advertising do you do?

Answer:    We advertise primarily online, at a host of syndicated sites such as Trulia, Zillow, Hotpads, Rent.com and many more.  In addition, we advertise on Craigslist.  If appropriate, and you approve, we can also list your rental property on the Prescott Area Association of REALTORs Multiple Listing Service.  We also use signage posted directly on the property that is being offered for lease.

 

 

 Question:   Can I refuse to rent to smokers, or people who have pets?

Answer:    We follow, absolutely, all state and federal Fair Housing laws, which means we will not discriminate against any member of a protected class, because of being a member of that class.  Also, be aware that service animals are not considered pets under the law, and therefore, you cannot refuse to rent to someone because they have a service animal.  Nor can you charge pet fees or pet “rent” to someone for a service animal. That being said, you do not have to rent to prospects who have pets. You also do not have to allow people to smoke in your rental property.  For further information, see our Fair Housing page.

 

 

 Question:  Will I have to pay you an additional charge beyond what a vendor’s bill is for maintenance done on my rental?

Answer:    No.  We do not “up-charge” any of our vendors’ invoices.  What they charge for the work done on your property is what you will pay.

 

 

 Question:  Will you collect my “rental tax” or transaction privilege tax for me and then file the necessary returns?

Answer:  If applicable, we will collect and forward to you your legally required transaction privilege tax, and then forward it, in full, directly to you with your rental proceeds.  We do not file your returns, or otherwise handle any related administrative work for you, beyond collecting and forwarding to you, the required dollar amounts.

 

   We hope that you take an interest in hiring our business to handle yours.

 

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5 out of 5 stars We have very much enjoyed our apartment as renters with Far West Realty for several years now, and are happily satisfied in our dealings with Dave Hamill and his staff. The very few concerns or problems we have had with our unit have always been met with real consideration and responsiveness. Further, Dave and his staff are readily accessible and always courteous. Tammy and Jim
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5 out of 5 stars Working with Far West has been a pleasure. Dave and his office were responsive to questions and needs throughout my three years leasing from them.
Far West Realty in Prescott AZ - Homes for Sale | Buy Land | Property Management
5 out of 5 stars Dave Hamill at Far West Realty was my property manager on a single family house for several years. As an out-of-state owner, I relied on Dave for everything: tenant selection, lease negotiation, recovery when a former tenant didn't pay the last month's rent, cleaning, maintenance, marketing, managing repair work, etc. Dave and his team were always professional, courteous, competent, and just nice people. I wholeheartedly recommend them!
Far West Realty in Prescott AZ - Homes for Sale | Buy Land | Property Management
5 out of 5 stars I have been using Far West to manage my rental in Prescott Valley for approximately 7 years. I live out of the area know that things are being taken care of. I have complete faith in Dave and his team in the oversight of my property. They are thorough and very prompt in any given situation. I love the fact that I know that the house is being taken care of with TLC. You can't put a price on piece of mind and that is exactly how I benefit from using them. I would strongly recommend using Far West for your management needs. You will not be disappointed.