Lakewood Property Management
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We offer a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. We have an extensive portfolio of single family homes, townhouses, condos, apartment buildings in the Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakeside, Edgewater, Morrison, Mountain View, Denver, Thornton, Boulder, Louisville, Superior, Littleton, and Westminster area.
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Renter Quality Control:+
Based on your requirements and our judgment, an investigation of each rental applicant is made and can include any or all of the following: Written application, credit report, criminal background check, previous landlord reference, employment verification and public record search for past evictions. Renters are obtained through our vast network with other property managers, agencies, institutions, through signage, the Internet, and newspaper advertising. We make every effort to fit the applicant to the property and practice and encourage all fair and equal housing guidelines.
Renters are required to sign a rental agreement which outlines all terms and conditions, as well as the responsibilities of the landlord. A security deposit is collected from the renter and held in a trust account, to help insure performance and to be applied towards the cost of any damages upon move out. Video documentation of the interior and exterior condition at your property is created and maintained. Drive-bys and interior property surveys are made as frequently as possible.
A detailed accounting of all income and expenses is created monthly using our state-of-the-art software. Reports and disbursements are mailed to you by the 20th of the month. An "accountant ready" year-end report assists you in filing your taxes. Your funds are maintained in trust accounts at qualified banking institutions as provided for by State of Colorado Real Estate Commission guidelines. We hold a minimum cash balance in your trust account to cover any emergencies or other contingencies at the property. As part of our service we can make deposits to your bank account monthly, pay association dues, or make any additional payments per your request.
Maintenance and Repairs:+
Maintenance, repairs and unit make ready functions are coordinated by our office and assigned to subcontractors or our salaried personnel, whichever is most economical, and billed to your property account. We coordinate and use outside contractors as needed for specialized plumbing, heating, air conditioning, roofing, appliance, and other structural repairs. Annual preventive maintenance surveys are made on the interior and exterior of each property to determine condition and provide you with information and recommendations. This is also accomplished whenever your property comes vacant to evaluate make ready requirements, if any.
Management and Fee Schedules:+
A management agreement between you and our agency is reviewed and completed at the time management services are to commence. This agreement outlines our commitment and obligations to you, as well as our limitations and responsibilities. Fees are negotiated and are based on your specific needs, property size, condition, and location. There are two basic charges: an ongoing percentage of the monthly rent, and a rental fee charged whenever a new renter is moved into the property. We will be glad to provide a customized fee structure on mixed or large property portfolios. Our pricing is most competitive in keeping with our management philosophy.
Real Estate Sales:+
We offer both Seller and Purchaser representation. Properties are marketed through the Multiple Listing Service, the Internet, and advertised through various local media. You benefit by having us coordinate and accommodate with the renter during the showings. This helps minimize your rent loss during the listing period. We will be glad to prepare a market value analysis on your property and a marketing plan. If another Realtor or sales agent referred you to our agency, we will not interfere with this relationship and will gladly direct any such inquiries to your agent of choice.
How We Keep Up-to-date on Current Industry Standards +
- CAR: Colorado Association of Realtors
- NARPM: National Association of Residential Property Managers , Denver NARPM Chapter leader and founding member.
- NAR: National Association of Realtors
- AAMD: The Apartment Association of Metro Denver
- CAA: Colorado Apartment Association
- NAA: National Apartment Association
- JCAR: Jefferson County Association of Realtors
- DMCAR: Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors
- BBB: Better Business Bureau
- Receiver, District Court, City and County of Denver, Adams County Courts & Jefferson County Courts
Lakewood Area Information
The urban/suburban development of the community known as Lakewood was begun in 1889 by Charles Welch and W.A.H. Loveland, who platted a 13-block area along Colfax Avenue west of Denver in eastern Jefferson County. Loveland, the former president of the Colorado Central Railroad, retired to the new community of Lakewood after many years of living in Golden.
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Until 1969, the area known as Lakewood had no municipal government, relying instead on several water districts, several fire districts, and the government of Jefferson County. Lakewood was a community with policing provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff, several volunteer staffed fire districts, and some neighborhoods without streetlights and sidewalks. However, the community had already existed for about 80 years.
The City of Lakewood was incorporated in 1969 as Jefferson City. Soon after, an election was held and the city's name was changed to Lakewood. This was due to an overwhelming dislike of "Jefferson City" and the perceived notion it would be confused with existing communities in Colorado and Missouri. At the time of incorporation the city population was already over 90,000.
Lakewood never had a traditional downtown area. West Colfax Avenue served the metropolitan area as U.S. Route 40 and the main route joining Denver with the Rocky Mountains. As such, Colfax from Harlan west to Kipling and beyond had mostly commercial establishment. In addition to the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (JCRS) for TB patients, the small frame Methodist Church, and telephone exchange, there emerged by the 1950s grocery and drug stores, gas stations, restaurants & taverns, several motels, branch banks, a movie theater, roller rink, bowling alley, and used car lots. Several multi-business "shopping centers" developed followed by much larger centers at JCRS and Westland. The Villa Italia Mall on Alameda Boulevard, twenty blocks south of Colfax, reflected the southward expansion of Lakewood settlement and housed a larger concentration of retail space. As the mall went into decline, the Lakewood City Council developed a plan to demolish the Villa Italia Mall and replace it with a new development called Belmar.
In 2011, Lakewood was named an All-America City for the first time. Source From Wikipedia