Welcome to Affordable Property Management, where we value our tenants and work to make your rental experience with us a pleasant one. We achieve this through timely and clear communication, and we provide quick solutions to any maintenance issues that may arise during your rental.
BENEFITS OF RENTING WITH US
Affordable Property Management features the lowest application fee in the San Francisco Bay area!
If you are looking for a rental home in the San Francisco Bay Area, please check out the homes we currently have available for rent. When you find a property you like, simply click the Apply button and submit your application. If you have any questions about a rental property, please call our office at (510) 487-2583.
Before applying please make sure you meet our rental application requirements.
Rental Application Requirements
To qualify, you should have at least 2 years of positive rental and work history that is verifiable. Credit should be in good standing without late payment or eviction. Household income should be at least three times the rent amount in adjusted gross income. Employment with a minimum of 1 year history with your current employer. (Section 8 vouchers are accepted in lieu of income. The number of bedrooms listed on the Section 8 vouchers must match the number of bedrooms of the property you are applying).
All persons age 18 and over must fill out and submit a separate rental application and pay a separate application fee. We do not accept Cosigners. A credit report will be requested.
Please be prepared to pay the $35.00 application fee as outlined in the property listing in order to submit the application. The payment of this fee will not guarantee a rental and is non-refundable once the application is processed.
Your application is good for 30 days from the day it’s submitted. If you don’t get approved for a property, you may transfer your application and apply for another property within the 30 days at no additional cost.
In addition to this rental application, you will also be required to provide a copy of a government-issued photo identification, a copy of your current Rental Agreement, and provide copies of your last two payroll stubs, and the last W-2.
If you are self employed, you will need to furnish a copy of your tax return in full for the last two years. If you own your home, please provide a copy of your most recent mortgage statement and the last 2 month bank statements showing the mortgage payments.
Failure to submit any of the required above documents could result in your application not being approved.
Applications will NOT be accepted in our office.
Notice to or from Co-applicants. Any notice we give you or your co-applicant is considered notice to all co-applicants; and any notice from you or your co-applicant is considered notice from all co-applicants.
We will notify you whether you’ve been approved within 10 business days after the date we receive a completed Application.
Upon approval, applicant must pay a holding deposit. Said deposit will be applied towards the balance due upon your move-in. Holding deposit is due in the form of a cashier’s check or money order.
Unfortunately my experience with this affordable property management was not a good. Over the phone speaking with someone who sounded as if they were of Asian descent, I was helped with the utmost professionalism. Yet when it came to the part where I submit my identification card for purposes of property viewing, instanly the property became unavailable and the tone of the man helping me changed. Clearly, I am an African American woman and I know for a fact this was an issue, once it was discovered. Second incident, I had followed the correct steps to view a particular property in Union City and was given the access code to do so. Upon my arrival there were workers on the property and I was denied to view. Mysteriously, it was a mistake on the part of management, who claimed that he forgot that the home was scheduled previously to have maintenance done on the same day I booked to view. This was so unprofessional being that this this is part of his job description to make sure things run smoothly for potential clientele.
I also took it upon myself to voice my opinion of being racially discriminated on, and how I was made to feel. I explained how I was raised I Union City, and attend grade levels from kindergarten to high school, and a county employee. 😳 This business is unfair and racial profiles and discriminates against minorities. I would not recommend anyone of color wasting time paying fees to be treated so unfair after doing so. I wish I could rate 0 stars, because the service was so bad. I pray that this company sees its unjustice ways, and change their attitudes to actually reflect their company's values.
1 hour later :
I just saw the owners response to my review, and clearly it proves your unprofessional management. To denounce my truth and my experience completely shows your level of unethical practices. Your response is attacking, and no resolve was given as it professionally should have been. Clearly, the need to be unprofessional is normal with this company. I still have the emailed conversations of my unfair treatment readily available if further proof is necessary. This is highly discouraging and I hope this review and response Is taken seriously. As I stated before, I am an Alameda County Behavioral Health employee, and this company is in clear violation of the fair housing act, as it pertains to my situation. Your response as the owner clearly shows your unethical and biased practices. Rightfully, an apology at the least is due...
They encouraged everyone to apply for the rental home at $35 a person. We all applied and we all have great rental history. Our combined income exceeded $365k+ but after we applied they said someone else was more qualified. This is absurd. Never heard of not getting a rental because someone else was better qualified. Either you are qualified or not, you do not take as many applications as you can for $35 dollars and then go with the best one. You go through one set of applicants at a time if you are going to charge a fee, and if they aren't qualified you go to the next one.
Whoever run this company is unprofessional and rude. I am an owner of one the property they used to manage and i ask them to provide me with with docs of my property. I talked to a person who seems to be the owner and he was rude, disrespectful with aggressive language. I was calm and trying to understand what i need to do in order to get docs of my property prior I bought where at that time they have to be managed by them. Do not deal with such people they dont care about you as much as they care abut getting their %
when a person who suppose to deal with tenants and landlord telling you " i don't want to hear your crab" when you are asking a normal question on how can i get the docs... then you can tell how professional they are!
I have been doing business with APM for about 10 years now. They are professional and provide a good service. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for property management or looking to rent.
I am very impressed with the staffs and they are responsive in emails and prompt to return calls and they handle my paperworks and applications in a very professional manner. I have been doing business with APM for about 20 years. The owner Leon Pham is a very nice person and aways ready to help you with any issue. He is a great and awesome guy to do business with.
I am very happy and please with APM.
Our property management lead, Leon, says what he means and means what he says. He's been reliable and up front with us on expectations throughout the process. He does not over-promise; he delivers upon his promises. No organization is perfect; we did have one repair from a third-party vendor double-invoiced, but APM ratified the error, quickly. It's the response to adversity that's more important than untested promises, and APM came through. We can't in good faith give higher than a four Star review because we have no other property management company experience with which to compare to APM; thus far, we're not looking to replace APM. APM is performing above expectations.
Current Tenant with APM. Very impressed with how everything has been handled thus far. They are responsive in emails and prompt to return calls, handled my paperwork and application easily. Every work order i've submitted has been handled quickly and professionally.
We switched to APM because we lost confidence with our previous property manager. Not only that APM offered better pricing, they were the only company who answered the call immediately when we called. We spoke to the broker and were assured that they would be able to assist us with an ongoing mold issue. The transition was smooth and the maintenance staff has been very helpful. Thank you.
APM deserves 6 stars. I was referred to them by my real estate agent after I was frustrated with my previous property manager who failed to properly respond to my questions and concerns about the new rental law. Leon is very knowledgeable with the laws and he answered all the questions I had in 1 phone call. You don’t have to take my words for it. Give them a call and you will find out. I was sold after Leon was able to address all my questions that I was concerned with but never got straight answers from my previous property manager. My agent has referred clients to APM for 30 years and said that they are the property management company which many real estate agents in the area referred their clients to.
This property management have a whole list for you to get things done before moving out. Some of their checklist includes things that need to have professionally done for example like a drape/curtain that you never use and kept on storage and getting carpet cleaned when it was never cleaned before moving in. They make you do all these cleaning and you have to pay out of your own pocket to get the place clean. They even mention about painting the walls! I know some places own by them and the house have holes, patches , cracks they don’t even fix it so the people that’s moving in is basically have to do extra cleaning themself. This just upsets me because one of my friend is renting from the management and to me I feel like they try to scam you to do things for them when it should be their problem to do it!