Fresno Rental Property Inspections

Different inspection types are required at different points in the leasing and management process. At River Drive Properties, we have specific purposes for the inspections we conduct, whether it’s to document the condition of your property, look for deferred and unreported maintenance problems, or ensure your residents are following the terms of the lease agreement.

We are thorough. We know what to look for, and we are respectful of your tenant’s privacy and space when we’re walking around while the property is occupied.

You can expect a full inspection report. And our recommendations around what we find.

Protecting Your Fresno Investment Property by Paying Attention to Your Fresno Investment Property

At River Drive Properties, we offer our rental property owners walk-through, routine, move-in, and move-out inspections because we understand that evaluating the condition of your Fresno rental property and catching needed repairs early will boost its longevity and value.

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Move-In Inspections

Our top-notch inspection services focus on the importance of what we find during the move-in inspection. Before your tenants take possession, we’ll walk through the home looking for any last minute repairs or updates that are needed.

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Most importantly, this inspection will be used to provide detailed documentation of the property’s current condition. This process holds tenants accountable at the end of the lease term and ultimately protects your property, saving you time, money, and headaches down the line.

Move-Out Inspections

The condition of your Fresno rental property is a critical factor in determining how smoothly the move-out process goes, as it dictates the fair return of security deposits and the potential need for repairs before the next tenants move in.

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That’s why we focus so closely on the move-out inspection. Our careful attention and documentation compares the original state of the property against its current state, holding tenants accountable for any damage and enabling your management team to prepare the property for new occupants swiftly.
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Routine Walk-Throughs

While the move-in and move-out inspections have their own checklists and agenda items, we also want to walk through your property at least once during the lease term, while it’s occupied.

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We do this to look for any potential deferred or unreported maintenance – which we want to avoid. We also get the opportunity to ensure your tenant is taking good care of the property and to talk to them about any concerns they have or issues they’ve noticed.

We provide plenty of notice and we write this into our lease agreements so tenants know to expect it.

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Ask About a Free Fresno Rental Analysis

How much should you be earning on your Fresno rental property? Some property owners are surprised to learn they’ve under-valued their rental home. Others get some answers around why their home isn’t renting (it’s likely priced too high).

We tell you how much your property is worth by comparing it with similar properties in your neighborhood. We use our extensive market knowledge, our understanding of pricing best practices, and the detailed data that we gather from property management analytics and insights.

You can establish the right rental price for your property by consulting us and getting a free rental analysis from our experts.

I switched to River Drive Management a year ago. I own many rental homes in Merced. Every other company I tried, offered poor customer service and non-transparent fees.

I met with Joseph and knew immediately, this was the company for me. They treat the tenants with respect and care and they always respond to questions promptly. The management fee is fair and they do not have any hidden fees. The return on my investment has increased over 40% under their keen management skills. I could not ask for more from a management company.

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Property Management Services and Pricing

Full Service Management
1 – 15 Units
Tenant Placement Fee Included
Monthly Management Fee 9% of Monthly Collected Rent
Rent Assessment
Marketing the Property
Finding Tenants
Tenant Screening
Full Legal Compliance
Lease Execution/Move-in
Convenient Rent Payments
Accounting
Property Maintenance
Vendor Supervision
Rent Collection
Fair Housing Laws/Tenant Notices
Eviction Process Handling
Property Accounting and Reporting
Monthly Owner Statements
Property Evaluations
Eviction Process Handling
Property Accounting and Reporting
Monthly Owner Statements
Property Inspections
Move-out/Turnover Processing/Tenant Disposition Accounting
Increased/Maintained Property Values
Owner and Tenant Portals
Tenant Maintenance System
Leasing Guarantee
Capital Improvement Evaluation Upon Request
HVAC Maintenance Agreement Upon Request

Full Service Management
Multi-Family 16+ Units
(on-site manager required)

Tenant Placement Fee Included
Monthly Management Fee 5% of Monthly Collected Rent
Rent Assessment
Marketing the Property
Finding Tenants
Tenant Screening
Full Legal Compliance
Staffing The Property
Convenient Rent Payments
Accounting
Property Maintenance
Vendor Qualifications
Rent Collection
Fair Housing Laws/Tenant Notices
Eviction Process Handling
Property Accounting and Reporting
Monthly Financial Packets
Unit Inspections/Daily Property Inspections
Curb Appeal
Increased/Maintained Property Values
Vendor Supervision
Property Inspections
Tenant Maintenance System
Capital Improvement Projects
Capital Improvement Evaluation Upon Request
HVAC Maintenance Agreement Upon Request

Full Service Management
1 – 15 Units

Tenant Placement Fee:
Included

Monthly Management Fee:
9% of Monthly Collected Rent

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

Our leasing team goes above and beyond to show available properties 7 days a week at the convenience of prospective tenants. We also, do not require prospective tenants to complete an application before they view an available property.

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!

Full Legal Compliance

Our company follows all regulations as outlined by the California Dept of Real Estate as well as all State and Federal laws related to Equal Opportunity Housing and Employment. We work with some of the best attorneys in the valley to ensure our policies and procedures protect our clients, tenants and our company.

Lease Execution/Move-in

Once we find the best qualified tenant for your property, we execute the lease/rental agreement and handle the entire move-in process, including a throughly documented walk through with notes and photos for the property records.

Convenient Rent Payments

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

Accounting

Detailed monthly statements, annual reports and IRS compliant reporting. We’ll manage all of the property bills so that you don’t have to think about it, including HOA’s, mortgages, insurance, etc. Any property related invoices you would like us to take care of for you.

Property Maintenance

We have a dedicated maintenance team of qualified vendors to ensure prompt repairs and we are on-call 24/7/365 for emergencies.

Vendor Supervision

We facilitate all of your property maintenance needs including landscaping, pool services, pest control, maintenance, and more. We ensure the work you pay for is completed to the highest standards possible.

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.

Fair Housing Laws/Tenant Notices

We stay up to date on all fair housing laws and make sure any and all notices served from our office meets the standards outlined by local and federal laws. We properly serve all notices including 3 Day Pay or Quit, Change of Terms, Violation, Annual Rent Increases, etc.

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. We appear in court on your behalf so you do not have to deal with any issue directly.

Property Accounting and Reporting

We have an in-house accounting team who oversees all accounting and reporting functions. We use AppFolio management software — the leading, comprehensive, integrated accounting, maintenance, and advertising program available to the industry.

Monthly Owner Statements

We simply your life by connecting you to our Owner Portal to send monthly owner statements

Property Inspections

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

Move-out/Turnover Processing/Tenant Disposition Accounting

We will provide a thorough move-out inspection with photo documentation. After the inspection, the manager will provide you a list of recommended maintenance to make ready for a new tenant. Upon your approval, we’ll prepare bids for the work needed and manage then entire turnover process. We also comply with CA state laws that require move out disposition statements sent out to previous tenants within 21 days of vacating.

Increased/Maintained Property Values

A well maintained property will hold value or increase in value. We take a proactive approach to preventative maintenance and keep you well informed of your property’s condition. Routine maintenance is essential to increasing value.

Owner and Tenant Portals

We give you real-time access to your properties via your AppFolio Owner Portal. Prospective residents can apply online with the click of a button, existing residents pay their rent online instead of sending rent checks by mail.

Tenant Maintenance System

From their mobile device, Tenants can conveniently place maintenance requests, schedule appointments and communicate with vendors, making life simple for our tenants.

Leasing Guarantee

There is no fee associated with marketing or showing a vacant property. We do not collect our management fee until we start collecting rent.

HVAC Maintenance Agreement

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

Capital Improvement Evaluation

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

Full Service Management
Multi-Family 16+ Units
(onsite manager required)

Tenant Placement Fee:
Included

Monthly Management Fee:
5% of Monthly Collected Rent

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

Our leasing team goes above and beyond to show available properties 7 days a week at the convenience of prospective tenants. We also, do not require prospective tenants to complete an application before they view an available property.

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!

Full Legal Compliance

Our company follows all regulations as outlined by the California Dept of Real Estate as well as all State and Federal laws related to Equal Opportunity Housing and Employment. We work with some of the best attorneys in the valley to ensure our policies and procedures protect our clients, tenants and our company.

Staffing The Property

River Drive Properties hires the best in the industry. With a substancial investment in our employees, we know the value they add to our company and in the success of your return on investment. We hire and manage office staff as well as maintenance and grounds technicians. Our on-site staff is fully trained and capable of handling the daily challenges and tasks of operating a property to full potential. *Cost of on-site manager/staff members is paid by the property, but 401K plan participation is paid by RDP.

Convenient Rent Payments

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

Accounting

Detailed monthly statements, annual reports and IRS compliant reporting. We’ll manage all of the property bills so that you don’t have to think about it, including HOA’s, mortgages, insurance, etc. Any property related invoices you would like us to take care of for you.

Property Maintenance

We have a dedicated maintenance team of qualified vendors to ensure prompt repairs and we are on-call 24/7/365 for emergencies.

Vendor Qualifications

We work with outside vendors to provide repairs and services. Our vendors are vetted by way of references and required to have proper licensing and liability insurance to protect our clients and tenants from any issues that could arise.

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.

Fair Housing Laws/Tenant Notices

We stay up to date on all fair housing laws and make sure any and all notices served from our office meets the standards outlined by local and federal laws. We properly serve all notices including 3 Day Pay or Quit, Change of Terms, Violation, Annual Rent Increases, etc.

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. We appear in court on your behalf so you do not have to deal with any issue directly.

Property Accounting and Reporting

We have an in-house accounting team who oversees all accounting and reporting functions. We use AppFolio management software — the leading, comprehensive, integrated accounting, maintenance, and advertising program available to the industry.

Monthly Financial Packets

We provide a detailed monthly accounting packet that is transparent and easy to understand. Contact us for a sample packet.

Unit Inspections/Daily Property Inspections

Detailed, regular, unit inspections are conducted to document property condition and take care of any unreported maintenance concerns. During daily property inspections, our team members document and find liability issues and resolve them quickly as safety and mitigation of any hazards are the main goals.

Curb Appeal

Our managers are trained to be detailed oriented and focus on making sure the property always looks its absolute best. We work with outside landscaping company’s to maintain and update curb appeal throughout the year. We understand the value of first impressions.

Increased/Maintained Property Values

A well maintained property will hold value or increase in value. We take a proactive approach to preventative maintenance and keep you well informed of your property’s condition. Routine maintenance is essential to increasing value.

Vendor Supervision

We facilitate all of your property maintenance needs including landscaping, pool services, pest control, maintenance, and more. We ensure the work you pay for is completed to the highest standards possible.

Tenant Maintenance System

From their mobile device, Tenants can conveniently place maintenance requests, schedule appointments and communicate with vendors, making life simple for our tenants.

Capital Improvement Projects

From unit rehabs to major projects like new windows, exterior painting, new roofs, parking lot paving/slurry seal and any other capital improvements needed, our team will gather bids and oversee the projects start to finish.

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

Why Work With River Drive Properties?

You have a lot of choices when it comes to Fresno property management. We encourage you to work with us because we prioritize protecting the value, condition, and functionality of your investment property. Our inspections and all of our leasing, management, and maintenance services are based on principles of service, passion, and commitment.

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Merced Location

3174 Collins Drive Suite B
Merced, CA 95348

Fresno Location

7060 N Fresno St. Suite 210
Fresno CA 93720

Tulare Location

145 North N St.  Suite B
Tulare CA 93274

Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sundays by appointment

DRE #: 02038235