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Hanford Property Management Services for Owners & Investors

Hanford, California provides a unique blend of culture and commercial activity. Whether you’re new to the rental marketplace or you have an entire portfolio in central California, we have some ideas. If your property happens to be in this part of the San Joaquin Valley, The Equity Group is here to manage it for you.

As the leaders in Hanford property management, we can find and place outstanding tenants, and showcase your property on the rental market. Whether your property is in Downtown Hanford, Woodrow or Oakview, we will make sure all of your expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Our property managers are unique in their ability to bring you high quality property management services while saving you money. We understand Hanford and its demographics, and that helps us price your home, market your home, and find the best tenants for your home.

Just over half of the residents in Hanford are homeowners. That means there’s a lot of renters wandering around the area. We’ll handpick the best tenants and provide a great living experience for them and a profitable rental investment for you.

Property Management Services in Downtown, Woodrow, Oakview, and Elsewhere in Hanford

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Marketing Your Rental Property and Advertising Your Home

Rents in Hanford are competitive with the rest of the San Joaquin Valley, and when you find and place a great tenant quickly, you can expect to maximize what you earn. We help with strategic marketing and extensive advertising.

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Online Advertising for Your Hanford Investment Property

Your property will be listed on The Equity Group’s website, and all of the major online sites that people use to find homes. We’ll highlight the best parts of your home, and talk about the perks of living in Hanford; from the theater and arts accessibility to the historic downtown district, where residents can shop, eat, and enjoy landmarks like the Fox Theater. We know how to promote your home, and make it stand out in the market.

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Showing Tenants Your Hanford Rental Property

When it comes to showings, tenants will use Rently and set up an appointment to see the property when it’s convenient to their schedules. Our unique system collects their information and a credit card number before they are allowed to see the home. We believe in protecting your home and providing a seamless showing experience.

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Hanford Tenants: The Screening Process

The best Hanford tenants are prepared, and we help them. All prospects will get a list of our rental criteria before they apply. We discuss what we need and expect; from income verification to credit reports and criminal backgrounds. Any applicant who is 18 years of age or older will need to fill out an application and participate in our screening process.

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Expert Tenant Placement and Long Term Tenant Solutions

We place tenants from diverse backgrounds. Whether they work in the service industry, manufacturing, or even farming – we treat them like family. That’s why we want the most responsible residents for your property. Our screening and placement services are intended to find people who pay rent on time and take good care of properties.

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Rental Property Maintenance and Repairs

We provide full service property management for Hanford owners and investors. It’s a constant balance – keeping your costs low and your property condition intact. We want to preserve the value of your asset, and we do that with preventative maintenance schedules and quick responses to repair requests.

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Personalized and Professional Repair Responses

Our own maintenance team is dispatched to take care of minor repairs. If anything extensive is needed, we call upon our network of preferred vendors. These are local vendors who are licensed, insured, and fast. Your property will get priority service because you work with us at The Equity Group. We’re here to help with updates and upgrades, minor repairs, and major replacements.

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Every maintenance cost is completely transparent. You’ll be able to see all quotes, invoices, and receipts. We want to save you money while protecting your home.
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Hanford Renters & Owners Benefit from our Technology & Communication

Our team of Hanford property managers are available and accessible. We use technology to keep you informed and to remain responsive. Whether it’s a tenant calling with an emergency or an owner emailing with a question, there’s going to be a prompt response. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, and our entire team is quick to respond to your needs.

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Online Tenant and Owner Portals for Easy Access

Log onto your owner portal to view your history of rent payments, check out maintenance invoices, or print out a statement. Hanford  tenants can go online to pay rent and request maintenance. We’re here to make things easy.

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Wondering What Your Woodrow Property Will Rent For?

The Hanford rental market is as diverse as its people. You need to know what your property will rent for.

The Equity Group can help. Click the button below to receive a free rental analysis of your property.

 

Establishing Rental Prices that Attract Tenants

Whether you have a single family home, a condo, or a farmhouse on several acres, we can help you price your home properly. The right rental amount will attract the best tenants and ensure you don’t have to worry about a long, expensive vacancy.

Contact us to get a free rental analysis for your Hanford property, and we’ll talk about what this means for your cash flow and your ROI.

Very professional maintenance team that I can trust to come into my home and fix the repairs necessary in a timely manner. I have never experienced such speedy service with a property management company in the past and very happy with the way equity group takes care of their properties.

– Peter

Hanford Property Management Prices:

Choose the Best Price For You

Leasing Only Service

1 Month’s Rent

Full Service Management - Single Family Home

$75 Flat Fee Per Month *

Full Service Management - Multi Family and Commercial

5-8% of Collected Income **
Marketing the Property
Rent Assessment
Finding Tenants
Tenant Screening
Full Legal Compliance
Property Maintenance
Discounts for Repairs
On-Time Rent Collection
Eviction Process Handling
Property Accounting and Reporting
Monthly Owner Statements
Owner and Tenant Portals

Additional Fee – $100 per lease agreement secured on move-in and annual lease renewals.

*There is no management fee charge during vacancies.
**Fee depends on size, monthly income and size of portfolio.

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AREAS WE SERVE

Dinuba · Hanford· Lemoore · Porterville · Reedley · Tulare · Visalia

Want to Learn More About Property Management in the San Joaquin Valley?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with The Equity Group, 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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Why should I rent from The Equity Group?

What is your screening process?

How do I know if a property is still available?

Can I see a property?

Do you take Section 8?

How long will it take to process my application?

How do I apply for a rental?

What are your qualifications to rent?

What if I need help to qualify? Will you allow me to have someone co-sign?

Does The Equity Group allow pets?

Is the lease term flexible?

What do I need to bring to the lease signing?

Steve Duerre

President of Property Management

Company Principal
Office: (559) 732-8800 x 103
DRE License: 1142133
steve@equitygroupinc.com

Steve Duerre has been involved in the Property Management industry since 1994. He began his career selling Multi Family units in Southern California for the largest Multi Family brokerage firm in the nation.

Steve took a position in a small Property Management firm and within four years he was instrumental in increasing the management portfolio from 1,000 units to over 15,000 units with a staff of over 50 employees. 

Steve Duerre co founded The Equity Group in 2002 with Scott Ellis, a native to the Central Valley. The firm achieved almost instant success and currently The Equity Group has close to 2,400 units under management. 

Steve is active with several non-profit boards including Happy Trails Riding Academy, Happy Rooms and the COS Athletic Foundation.

Les Ellis

Vice President of Property Management

Office: (559) 732-8800 x 105
les@equitygroupinc.com

Les Ellis joined The Equity Group in 2006.  Prior to his arrival he has been handling customer technical and maintenance issues for 36 years with success in both the corporate world and small business, direct contact environments.  Recently as a Divisional Technical Manager for a large corporation based in Boston, MA, he managed several locations throughout the United States and Canada.

In College, he studied Architecture and Electrical Engineering and later joining the USAF during the Vietnam War.  Les is also a Certified Network Engineer and a Private Pilot.

Gabriella Martinez

Owner Services

(559) 732-8800 x 115

gabriella@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

 

Chelsie Jones

Owner Services

(559) 732-8800 x 115

chelsie@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

 

Scott Ellis

President of Real Estate

Company Principal
Office: (559) 732-0800 x 1
Cell: (559) 786-6800
DRE License: 1226088

scott@equitygroupinc.com

Scott Ellis lived in Visalia for 18 years before he relocated and graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He lectured part time in real estate courses at the College of the Canyons in Valencia, California. Scott is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and a Certified REO Broker.​

Scott currently is selling assets for Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, HSBC Bank, RMS Asset Management, CLMG Corporation,  Nationwide REO Brokers, Equity Pointe Services, Beal Bank REO, Meridian Asset Management Services and One West Bank. 

In addition, Scott is a Board of Directors for the Tulare County Association of Realtors & President for 2015, President of the Boys & Girls Club of Tulare County and has personally closed over 3,500 units totaling over a half-billion in residential, multi-family and commercial real estate.

Andrew Woomer

Property Inspector

(559) 732-8800 x 116

andrew@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

Karen Jimenez

Property Inspector

(559) 732-8800 x 117

karen@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

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Why should I rent from The Equity Group?

​We are a professional, knowledgeable, and courteous property management company. We work very hard to provide the highest quality resident services you’ll ever experience.  We answer the phone Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. and are happy to answerany questions you have.  We comply with all federal, state, and local laws and will provide services without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of applicant/resident.  When your home needs service, we use professional vendors (painters, handymen, plumbers, carpet cleaners, etc) not some guy down the street.

​We give you day before notice before coming into your home.

​We are available 24 hours a day to handle emergency maintenance repairs.

​We provide detailed move-in forms for proper documentation of the condition of your rental. We also give you a week from moving in to report any additional notes to the condition.

​We accept credit cards.

​All deposits are kept in a FDIC insured bank.

​When you sign your lease, you have a meeting with one of our leasing agents to go over all parts of the lease to help ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities under the lease.

How do I know if a property is still available?

If the property is listed on our website, it is still available. Since we receive applications 24 hours a day via fax and email, we never know when a new application may come in. When you send in your application, we will email or call you within one business day to let you know the status of your application. If another application is ahead of you, you may choose to wait or receive a refund of any fees paid. Once we begin processing your application you will either get offered the property or be rejected. If someone ahead of you is approved and takes the property, your application is still good for any other property we manage.

Can I see a property?

Just call our office or email us to set up a showing. We will gladly work around your schedule. Sorry, for the safety of our staff, no showings will be made after dark.

Do you take Section 8?

Yes, and we treat Section 8 applicants like anyone else. The applicant must still qualify under the guidelines outlined above.

​We will consider Section 8 and add it to income. Some properties may take co-signers to qualify for lack of income in addition to lack of credit and rental references.

How long will it take to process my application?

​We process applications as quickly as possible. Often, we have to wait for return phone calls from landlords and employers.

​We must verify your employment, rental history, and credit. We need the last two years of history from your landlord(s) and this can be the most difficult part of your application to verify. We will call you if we are having trouble obtaining any information. If we cannot verify information quickly, we have to move on to another application. If we already are processing someone else’s application on the property you apply for, your application may have to wait for that application to be completed. Make sure the name of your landlord is the owner of the property or the property management company. Providing daytime phone numbers can shorten the turnaround time when messages have to be left.

How do I apply for a rental?

​An application is required for each person over the age of 18 that will be living on the property you wish to rent. Click here to download the application. There is a $30 per person application fee to cover the cost of the background check. (Only one application fee per lifetime) is required to The Equity Group while you live in our rentals. Only completed, signed, and fee paid applications will be processed.

​It is critical that we have complete and accurate information from you to process the application. If we do not receive information back within one business day from first inquiry to your current/previous landlord or current/previous employer, it delays approval. It is our company policy to move to the next application if we are unable to verify your tenancy and employment references within one business day of application if there are other applications pending.

What are your qualifications to rent?

When you turn in an application, we will…

Call your previous landlord references: Be sure to provide the names and telephone numbers (home & work preferred) of at least the previous two years’ worth of rental history from individuals not related to you.

Be sure to include your move-in and move-out dates and the exact apartment number. If you had a roommate on the lease contract, their name would be helpful as a point of reference, as well.

Verify your income source and level: Your legal and verifiable monthly income should be at least 2.5 to 3 times the rental amount. If you are self-employed please provide your latest tax returns as well as 3 months worth of bank statements. Please contact of your references so they know we will be calling. If your employer is a large company that does not provide verifications, please provide at least one month’s pay stubs.

Pull a credit report for each applicant: We use the credit report to tell us if you have a history of honoring contractual agreements and paying bills on time. If you have open collections to a previous landlord, your application will be automatically denied. If you have a low credit score (below 500) you will likely need to pay a higher security deposit or have a co-signer.

Check the courts for prior criminal and civil actions: We check court records to see if you have any felony convictions or drug (even misdemeanor) convictions. If there is a felony, drug conviction, or eviction within the past 5 years, the application will be automatically denied.

What if I need help to qualify? Will you allow me to have someone co-sign?

​Some properties will accept a co-signer if you lack either credit or rental references. If that is the case we will accept a co-signer that has verifiable income sufficient to qualify for both their living situation and for the property they are co-signing, and the co-signer must have a greater than 700 credit score. The co-signer must fully complete our application and pay the application fee, which is non-refundable.

Does The Equity Group allow pets?

​Due to insurance costs and limitations, EGPM does not allow the following types of dogs in any of our properties: 1. Pit Bulls, 2. Rottweilers, 3. Chow Chows, 4. Doberman Pinchers, 5. German Shepherds, 6. American Stafforshire Terriers, 7. Wild dogs such as coyotes, wolves, and dingos, 8. Mastiffs, 9. Akita, 10. Bullmastiffs, 11. Presa Canario, 12. Malamutes, 13. Boxers, 14. Any dog that has any of the above breeds in their lineage.

​As a general rule, pets will not be allowed in multi-family dwellings. If the property allows a pet, the applicant will pay an additional pet deposit and a pet-charge of $25 per pet will be assessed each month, due with that month’s rental payment.

​Pets must be spayed or neutered, and all pets must be properly vaccinated. The pet owner must keep the animal from causing damage or disruption and cared for in a safe and healthy manner. Service animals as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act are exempt from these fees but must still be cared for as listed above.

Is the lease term flexible?

The length of a lease may vary. Discuss this question with a leasing agent.

What do I need to bring to the lease signing?

​You will need to bring certified funds (bank check or money order) in the amount of the deposit. When you come to pick up keys on the day you are scheduled to move in, you will need to bring certified funds for the first month’s rent (or the prorated portion thereof if you move in after the 1st of the month). We will also need to take a photocopy of your driver’s license or other form of identification so we know that you are who you say you are!

Resident Information

Thank you for choosing to rent a property through The Equity Group.  Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of residential services.  Please let us know when you have questions or need assistance with your home or apartment.

Our property management team is available to assist you Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  If you have an after hours emergency, call our office (559) 732-8800 and follow the after hours instructions.

Our goal is to improve our service by offering support and delivering tools that will ease communication between residents and the property management team. You will find online and printable forms below for your convenience.

You can get some answers to questions that are often asked by visiting our Residents FAQ’s.

Rent Billing Questions

If you have any questions regarding your rent statement, please contact our Accounts Receivables department at collections@equitygroupinc.com

Maintenance Request?

If you have a maintenance concern please contact our maintenance department at maintenance@equitygroupinc.com

Neldy J. Mayorga

Leasing Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 119

neldy@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

Catalina Valle

Accounting Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 112

catalina@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

Ali Lanford

Maintenance Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 105

ali@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

Erica Navarro

Accounting Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 111

erica@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

Crystal Duran

Leasing Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 119

crystal@equitygroupinc.com

 

 

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