Palo Alto Property Management Services

Real Estate Connections has served residential property owners and investors like you in Palo Alto since 1952. Rental properties are our focus, and our clients are landlords and owners who need help with leasing, management, and real estate sales.

Living and working in the community for more than 60 years has given REC a unique understanding of the Palo Alto rental market and its tenants. We can effectively manage privately owned single family homes, townhomes, condos, and apartment complexes throughout the entire Silicon Valley. Our leadership in this market and the property management industry has allowed us to help investors like you earn more on their rental properties.

Owner Services

Let’s discuss your Palo Alto investment property. If you have specific questions or problems that need solving, we can come up with some creative solutions that will make the management of your home seamless. Our goal at REC is to increase your ROI and protect the condition of your investment.

24/7 Emergency Line

Tenants can rest assured that they can call us for emergency maintenance concerns.

Listing and Marketing

We will take photos of your property and market it on all the major online sites

Qualify Screening & Placement

Credit, income verification, landlord verification and eviction background screening


Lease Preparation

We'll prepare a strong lease that will protect you as a landlord


Financial Reporting

A year-end statement showing all the income and expenses along with a 1099 will be prepared and sent to you every January.

Eviction Coordination

Should there be a need to evict a tenant, we'll coordinate with our attorney to ensure legal compliance.

Leasing Your Investment Property

Our goal is to find you a great tenant for your Palo Alto property. We want to place that tenant quickly so your vacancy doesn’t drag on longer than it should. You’ll have access to our extensive advertising and marketing resources, and highly qualified tenants will notice your home and want to see it. The best tenants choose the best properties – and we’ll make sure yours is at the head of the pack.

Do you have a rental property in Barron Park, Charleston Gardens, Evergreen Park, Green Acres, or the surrounding neighborhoods?

REC Rentals can improve the leasing process and prioritize the placement of great tenants. Our leasing process includes:

Rental property pricing that reflects the market and increases ROI.

Lower vacancy and turnover rates.

Pre-listing property inspections>.

Marketing and advertising your rental property.

Property showings and consistent applications.

Fair, consistent, and thorough tenant screening.

Strong and protective lease agreements.

After we have placed an outstanding tenant, we hope that you will take advantage of our ongoing property management services. But, if you prefer our lease-only services, we’ll turnover all the paperwork and documentation, and wish you a successful rental experience.

Areas We Serve

Since 1952, REC has served property owners and investors by providing expertise in the areas of residential property management, property leasing, and real estate sales.

For over 60 years, REC has managed privately owned single family homes, townhomes, condos and apartment complexes throughout Silicon Valley, which covers:

Location map of areas served by REC Rentals

Happy Customer

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I used REC Rental Service to manage my condo rental in Saratoga for about 20 years. Bob and Diane took care of everything; finding and managing good tenants, paying the bills, sending statements, and keeping me informed.. We did a minor remodel 6 years ago, and they found all the subcontractors and managed the whole project. I recently decided to sell the condo, and used REC Real Estate to list and sell the unit. Mike took care of getting new carpet, paint, staging, etc.. The unit sold in just a couple days for above asking price. Mike kept me up to date throughout the entire process, and was an absolute pleasure to work with. This is a family business, and I have been very happy to work with them for all these years.

– James

Full Service Property Management

Palo Alto investors can save money on maintenance and other expenses while increasing their ROi by enlisting the help of a professional property management company. Our team at REC can help you avoid vacancy, retain tenants, and have a better investment experience.

When you work with Real Estate Connections, you won’t have to worry that you’ve placed the wrong tenant – one who you will ultimately need to evict. You won’t have to keep up with the constantly changing laws and regulations, and you won’t have to be disturbed on your vacation when a tenant calls with a maintenance emergency.

Owning rental property is stressful, and you need to trust that your investment home is in good hands. Our systems and processes are effective and reassuring as we professionally manage your home.

Expertly managing homes in Downtown North, Midtown, Palo Alto Hills, San Alma, and surrounding neighborhoods.

1. Property inspections at move-in, move-out, and during the tenancy.
2. Emergency maintenance response 24/7.
3. Supportive tenant relationships that increase retention.
4. Monthly accounting statements and superior communication.

At Real Estate Connections, we believe in providing property management leadership in Palo Alto. With us, your investment home is in good hands.

Who Works With Us?

We work with homeowners. If you are planning to temporarily relocate and you want to hold onto your property, we can take care of it while you’re gone. It’s normal to feel uneasy at the idea of other people living in your house. We’ve been managing homes for owners like you for more than 60 years. We understand the emotional and the business interests that are involved.

We work with investors. If you’ve purchased an investment property or you’re planning to add one in Palo Alto to your portfolio, we can help you make smart decisions. The process is hassle-free when you work with Real Estate Connections .We’ll handle the tenant placement, the maintenance, and the accounting. You can count on professional communication and transparent bookkeeping. Let our team save you time and money.

We specialize in helping owners and investors manage their properties better. We also take our responsibility to tenants seriously. We provide safe, pleasant homes in the best neighborhoods.

Property Management in Your Neighborhood

We manage properties all over Palo Alto, which covers the zip codes 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94306, 94309, etc.

No matter where your investment property is, we’re here to make sure you earn the most for the least amount of stress.

If you have a rental property in one of these areas or some of the surrounding neighborhoods like Ventura, Walnut Grove, or Greenmeadow, contact us to find out how we can work for you.

We would love to talk to you about how we can make less work for you, and help you get more return on your investment.

RentRange Rental Property Analysis Example Report

Free Rental Analysis

The Palo Alto rental market is unique, and we understand its strengths and challenges. At Real Estate Connections, we will conduct a thorough market analysis before we even begin marketing your property.

If you’re shopping for investment property, we can help you with price estimates. You’ll know what kind of rent you can expect to earn.

The right price attracts the right tenants.

Contact Us at (408) 873-2100 or click the button below to get a rental analysis report.

Choose The Best Price For You

Leasing Only Service Bronze Silver Gold
85% of 1 Month's Rent
7% of Montly Rent
8% of Monthly Rent
10% of Monthly Rent
Dedicated Property Manager
Dedicated Property Manager
Listing and Marketing
Listing and Marketing
Lease Preparation
Lease Preparation
Qualify Screening & Placement
Qualify Screening & Placement
24/7 Emergency Line
24/7 Emergency Line N/A
Accounting N/A
ACH Owner Distributions
ACH Owner Distributions N/A
Financial Reporting
Financial Reporting N/A
Handling Security Deposits
Handling Security Deposits N/A
Monthly Owner Statements
Monthly Owner Statements N/A
Move-Out Inspections
Move-Out Inspections N/A
Rent Collection
Rent Collection N/A
Serving Notices
Serving Notices N/A
Tenant Correspondence
Tenant Correspondence N/A
Year-End Tax Statements
Year-End Tax Statements N/A
Owner portals
Owner portals N/A
Move-In Inspections
Move-In Inspections $150/Opt
Eviction Coordination
Eviction Coordination N/A $150 $100
Annual Admin Fee
Annual Admin Fee N/A $200
Onboarding Fee
Onboarding Fee N/A $200
FTB compliance fees
FTB compliance fees N/A $150 $50
City Inspection
City Inspection $150 $150 $75
Lease Renewal
Lease Renewal $500 $300
New Property with exising tenant
New Property with exising tenant N/A $250
Close Out Fee
Close Out Fee N/A $300 initial, $50/add. $100
Owner Requested Inspection
Owner Requested Inspection $200 $150 $50
Maintenance & Improvements Coordination
Maintenance & Improvements Coordination 10% 10% 10% 10%
Leasing Fee
Leasing Fee Exclusive, 85% of one month's rent $1200 $1000 $800
Lease Fee Guarantee
Lease Fee Guarantee N/A $500 $300

Choose the Best Service Plan for You

At Real Estate Connections, we want to provide you with exactly the services you need. Take a look at our service and pricing plans, and let us know how we can help.

What People Are Saying About Us?

4.9 /5
320 Reviews

Oct 19, 2022
Real Estate Connections Kimberly
It took a bit to cycle through the phone situation however this was taken care of over the weekend after hours almost immediatley.
Aug 21, 2022
Real Estate Connections Heather
We’ve had a good experience renting from Real Estate Connections. The house is very nice, including the HVAC system that filters the air. If we ever have a maintenance request, it’s resolved in a timely manner.
Jul 19, 2022
Real Estate Connections Jennifer
The response time for my recent maintenance needs has been very quick and the vendors are always so friendly, quick and resolve the issues. Thank you!
Apr 23, 2022
Real Estate Connections Josue
Thanks for make. Great job.
Apr 21, 2022
Real Estate Connections Kimberly
Electrician was very helpful and thorough!!

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Real Estate Connections, 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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Real Estate Connections has been in the business of property management, property leasing and real estate investments since 1952

Affiliated Companies:
Sunburst Properties: Sacramento Property Management
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15495 Los Gatos Blvd. Suite 9 Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Call Us Today:   408.873.2100