References

  • I chose Tamalpais Property Management to manage my parents' real estate in late 2016. I have had a completely positive experience and would recommend this firm and Lee and Ben to anyone. They have made things extremely easy for me in all aspects of the management; it has been one of the best decisions I have made.

    ~ Laurel E.

    Very direct and easy-going team. Probably the only realtor/broker (Lee) that did not ask 101 personal questions when showing us a property we are considering. Gave us privacy and time to view the property, even though it was a last minute showing on a Sunday afternoon. Answered all my questions and concerns, very thorough and simple. Non-judgmental and eager to help new prospective clientele. Thanks!

    ~ Vadim F.

    I have extensive experience with property managers throughout California as an owner of properties, and although my relationship with Tamalpais Property Management (TPM) is relatively new, from past experience, I feel that I can already safely state that they are excellent, and the best in Marin County. I recognize this is high praise, but I feel like they deserve it. They are professional, responsive, efficient, effective, and personable. I am a firm believer in referrals, and boy am I glad that a trusted friend referred me to TPM. At the outset of my interactions with Lee (owner) and his colleague, Ben, I immediately recognized their professionalism. After several phone and email communications, when we finally met, they exuded a sense of, "we know what we are doing, don't worry." I literally handed over the keys at the end of our first in-person meeting. From that moment, they began to deliver...Lee and Ben are both extremely good communicators, and effective in their execution; renting my property quickly and efficiently. They are consummate professionals. I am almost certain that the new tenants experienced what I did, and I'm sure that guided their ultimate decision to work with them as well. Great property managers treat a property as if it was their own, and by all accounts TPM seems to be doing exactly that. I am extremely pleased that the referral was spot-on, so I'm writing this review without delay in an effort to pay that experience forward to another owner or tenant. I recognize that the property management business (especially in Marin) is competitive, and believe me, if you're deciding between other companies, you really need to look no further than TPM.

    ~ M.K.

    I have nothing but great things to say about Tamalpais Property Management (TPM). Lee is our main point of contact and he has been quick to answer our questions my wife and I may have. Any service kinks have been handled in a very timely manner with no hassle. He has always been helpful and straightforward about getting things done. As you can see from other reviews, they do a great job.

    ~ Matthew B.

    Tamalpais Property management is great! I have a duplex in Sausalito. I'm a person with a busy life and I strive to remove and avoid issues that aggravate me. If you are constantly being barraged with the numerous kerfuffle’s that inevitably crop up, you can quickly lose your enthusiasm for home ownership. The constant dread of having to "put out more fires" with tenants is only one example. This kind of stuff can quickly take the wind out of your sails. Signing up with Lee and Ben has been a godsend for me. They are down to earth good and ethical guys who use a common-sense approach to your issues. They function as smart partners that provide you with valuable insight and expertise. They have always been prompt, courteous, with excellent people skills. I'm so glad that I have them on my side. If you're a property owner, you should just "take that leap" and go with them. I know it's a big step...but you will be happy you did it. I am.

    ~ Thomas M.

    Lee is a caring, organized, excellent property manager. We called him during an evening with a leak in our kitchen. It was a mayor break and could ruin all the hardwood floors. He not only showed up within the hour, he managed to get a plumber after hours to come fix the problem. The next day the plumber came back, replace the faucet like nothing happened. I highly recommend him and Tamalpais Property Management.

    ~ Susana P.

    Overall, I have had an amazing experience with Tamalpais Property Management. I've worked with a few property management firms in the past - and most are pretty bad. Lee was always extremely quick on his response time not only before moving in, but also as the property manager after move-in. He accommodated to my roommate’s off-hour work schedules to give us multiple viewings of the home before signing the lease. Once we were tenants, Lee was very quick to provide routine maintenance on appliances etc., as well as very respectful of our time and privacy. I'd give them a 6/5 if I could. Great choice!

    ~ Matthew S.

    Lee is an excellent property manager. I have been renting from Lee for the last 3 years and can easily say he is the best property manager I have dealt with. He is extremely efficient, fast, and easy to work with. If there is a problem - you can expect a quick response. Lee might even come over and attempt to fix the problem if it is after hours. If he is unable to do so, he will have someone there the next day. Payments can also be done online which is very efficient. If you are looking for a place to live in Marin, I would suggest contacting Tamalpais Property Management.

    ~ Karen T.

    We hired Lee Petty of Tamalpais Property Management to find tenants for our newly-renovated house in San Rafael. He was professional, thorough and responsive from the get-go. All within a couple of weeks he gave us advice about renting the house, photographed and listed it, showed it, interviewed prospective tenants, thoroughly vetted them, drew up a detailed contract, and had us all sign. His rental-price recommendation was right on, and the tenants he found seem great.

    ~ Holly M.

    Deb and I want to thank you for your professionalism, responsiveness and speed in which you moved to get our place rented in record time. You’ve brought us a great sense of relief; working with you has been a seamless process and a pleasure.

    ~ Cathy K.

    I have a home in San Rafael that I needed to rent out and Tamalpais Property Management was extremely professional and did all of the ground work to get it ready to rent. They found us fantastic renters. We ended up moving back into our home and found it better than when we left because of the updates Tamalpais Property Management had made and the renters absolutely did no damage to the home at all.

    ~ Maureen W.

    Lee Petty of Tamalpais Property Management is a real professional. We had to pick up and relocate across the country in a matter of weeks and Lee helped us rent our home with ease. He walked us through the entire process, showed us what we needed to do, and he followed through with all the marketing, showings, interviews, background checks, negotiations, and handoff of the keys. We can't imagine anyone else doing a better job. If you're looking for a property manager, you can't possibly go wrong with Lee Petty and Tamalpais Property Management!

    ~ Jeffrey K.

    I have lived in one of his units for over three years now and very happy with Lee and my on sight manager. Complaints or concerns are always dealt with in a timely manner. Pleasant and non-pushy business.

    ~ Crystal V.

    I am a Realtor and was in need of a good property management company for a very lovely, vintage family home and long term clients. The family was going to sell and then decide to rent it out for a few years. I recommended Lee Petty of Tamalpais Property Management and he has done a well above average job of managing the property which means maintenance, payments to service providers, collecting rents, etc. His company and his performance are exceptional. He takes good care of the tenants and he takes excellent care of the landlord acting on their behalf to make sure everyone is satisfied.

    ~ Cal D

    I have a residential rental property and needed someone to advertise the property, show it, take the rental applications, perform due diligence on the applicants, write up the lease agreement, advise me of my landlord duties, refer me to good service providers, etc. Lee Petty of Tamalpais Property Management did all of that and more. He is very detail oriented, reliable, and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly.

    ~ Bob M.

    I have been a renter for the last 20 years, but I have never found a property management as responsive as this one. My washer was leaking water and needed to be replaced. Within days I had a repair man out who measured and ordered for the brand new one to be installed. I was amazed to say the least. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs to rent a property. Lee takes pride in what he does and treats tenants with respect.

    ~ Reed B.

    I have a residential rental property in Novato and desperately needed a good property manager. Lee came highly recommended by my good friends and I already expected a good performance. But what I've got actually exceeded all my expectations. He's very professional, very responsible and all around the best property manager I ever met. And I've met a lot. He did the work for me that other property managers wouldn't even consider doing. Most of them wanted to have the unit completely ready for rent and didn't want anything to do with repairs of the house that was in pretty bad shape. Lee did everything, got the house ready for rent in two weeks and found excellent tenants in no time. If you need somebody to manage your property look no further.

    ~ Igor B.

    I've been a tenant of TPM for more than two years. I'm writing this review today, because I contacted Lee with a couple of small concerns (wonky venetian blinds and a leaky toilet flapper) on Friday afternoon. It's now Monday afternoon and both problems were fixed already! TPM is a first-class, responsive business that provides great upkeep on the properties they manage.

    ~ George F.

     


© 2018 Tamalpais Property Management, 465 Magnolia AveLarkspur, CA 94939