Q. How long has Pacific-Realtors.net been in business?
A. The firm started doing business in 1987, but the broker for the firm, Michael Chulak,
has been licensed as a real estate broker since 1971.
Q. Why should I select Pacific-Realtors.net to manage my rental properties?
A. The management of Pacific-Realtors. net will provide you with high quality advice
that will save you money while protecting your interests. Michael Chulak, who
provides property management training to our staff, became a real estate broker in
1971, a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) in 1979, a licensed general contractor
in 1979, and an attorney in 1998. The high-quality advice we provide our property
management clients separate us from other management companies. We do our
very best to protect our clients while providing excellent management services. We
have been serving clients since 1987.
Q. Does Pacific-Realtors.net use an in-house accounting staff to prepare monthly
financial reports for its property management clients, or an outside
A. Our firm has a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), but uses an outside firm to perform
bookkeeping services for property management clients. The outside company
reports to our CFO.
Q. If I sign a management agreement with you to manage my rental home and
decide to sell it, am I required to list it for sale with your company?
A. No. You are not required to list the property for sale with us, but we hope and expect
that you will want to do so. When selling leased rental homes, we are usually able to
save our management clients' money. Please read: How Pacific-Realtors.net
Saves You Money When You Sell Your Rental Home.
Q. How is Pacific-Realtors.net able to manage rental homes for a maximum flat
fee of $150 per month when other management companies charge far more?
A. We are highly organized and very efficient. We also maximize the use of technology.
Our firm has been providing management, leasing and sales services for our clients
since 1987. A fee of $150 per month covers our costs and a modest profit. Owners
of rental homes should never pay more than $150 per month for property
Q. Will I be required pay at the rate of $150 per month if my rental home is
A. If you sign a management agreement with us and hire us to lease your vacant rental
home, the $150 per month fee will start when the lease becomes effective. After
that, if the property became vacant, the $150 per month will be charged.
Q. I currently have a real estate company managing my rental home.
How do I transfer the property management responsibility to your company?
A. It's easy. Send an email giving them the required notice of termination and sign a
management agreement with Pacific-Realtors.net to commerce the day after the
expiration of their services. We will handle everything directly with them, obtaining
any necessary documents such as the lease, lease application, credit file, and
Q. What services do you perform when managing a rental home for a client?
A. Please refer to: Summary of Services Performed for Rental Home Clients.
If requested, we can perform nearly any services that you may need.
Q. Can I refuse to accept pets in my rental properties?
A. Absolutely. Most of our property management clients do not accept pets, but the
decision is always yours.
Q. If I decide not to accept pets and my tenants get a pet, what can I do?
A. A material breach of the lease can result in your providing the tenant with a notice
to remove the pet or vacant your rental property. If the tenant refuses to give up the
pet, you can either accept the fact or proceed to evict them.
Q. Can I prohibit my tenants from smoking in my rental homes?
A. Absolutely. Most owners prohibit tenants from smoking in their rental properties
due to the cost of eliminating the strong odor caused by smoke. We strongly
recommend that you prohibit smoking in your lease agreements.
Q. Will I be able to reach my property manager after hours and on weekends?
A. Yes. You will be provided his or her cell phone and an emergency phone number
that is monitored by one of the owners.
Q. Pacific-Realtors.net has an excellent website and reputation, but I noticed that
you are not listed as a "Top Realtor" on any of the websites that recommend
"Top Agents" in Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village and other nearby
communities. Can you explain why you are not listed as a top real estate
agent or broker on any of these websites?
A. Yes. The websites are advertising websites where real estate brokers and agents
pay to be listed as a 'top agent'", "best agent", or "top rated agent". When you
receive a referral from one of these of these websites, what you are getting is a real estate
agent that was willing to pay for advertising on that site. There is of course, nothing
wrong with advertising. Nearly every real estate brokerage firm and agent advertises
in one form or another. Some use these paid referral sites, and others like Pacific-
Realtors.net, use other means to attract clients such as our own websites,
our signs which can be seen throughout Southern California, direct mail marketing,
Q. Does Pacific-Realtors.net recommend that buyers of real estate utilize the
services of a mortgage broker, a commercial bank, or a credit union?
A. While mortgage brokers have differing levels of knowledge and experience, and
some have better reputations for performance, a good mortgage broker can nearly
always outperform a commercial bank or credit union when it comes to originating
real estate loans. The reason is simple. Mortgage brokers develop multiple sources
of mortgage loans, provided by wholesale lenders, allowing them to shop for their
clients in order to obtain the best loans available.
Q. Does your firm ever joint venture the purchase of investment properties with
A. Yes. We will consider the joint venture of homes, rental homes, apartments,
commercial properties, and land. Call Michael Chulak to discuss a potential joint
purchase of any type of real estate.
Q. Can a non-citizen own real estate in the United States?
A. Absolutely. Whether you are a citizen or a non-citizen, we would be pleased to help
you purchase a home, land, or any other real estate.
Q. When I sell my house, I intend to move out of California and retire. Can you
refer me to a reliable, knowledgeable real estate agent?
A. Almost always.
Q. I would like to start a career in real estate. Do you have any suggestions?
A. You have already made a good start by visiting our website. You will need to
take certain required courses which you can take through First Tuesday. They are
an excellent company and you can contact them through our site. They will give you
a discounted price when you contact them through Pacific-Realtors.net. They also
offer an excellent, prelicensing exam crash course which we highly recommend.
Our firm also offers a real estate licensing crash course which is absolutely free.
Information is on this site.
After you pass the state exam, we would like to meet with you in person if you are in
Southern California or via Zoom if you are not local. After learning more about you
and your career goals, we will assign a mentor to you and will provide you with
excellent training. Of course, you many contact us at any stage or at any time. Please
ask for Michael Chulak.
Q. I would like to join your real estate company but I live very far from your
corporate office in Agoura Hills. Can I work from my home in Northern
California if I join Pacific-Realtors.net?
A. Yes. It is not necessary to work from Agoura Hills. Today, most real estate
agents do most of their work from their home.
Q. I am a very successful real estate agent with a dedicated team located
within ten miles of Agoura Hills. Will you consider opening a
Pacific-Realtors.net office for my team?
A. Yes, assuming you have a proven record of success over a period of at least
Q. Does the opportunity exist within your firm for a successful Realtor to
become a part owner of the company?
Q. Is Pacific-Realtors.net interested in acquiring small independent real
estate brokerage firms in Southern California?
A. Yes. Please call to discuss.
Q. How much are real property taxes in California and how are they
A. Real estate taxes in California consist the 1% rate established by
Proposition 13 in 1978 plus voter approved debt and district levies.
Voter approved debt and districit levies vary, but average about .25%
for a total average tax of 1.25% of the fair market value. This is an