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Property Management

If you have rental properties, you are looking to get the best return on your investment. Our property management service can help you do just that! From helping you choose the perfect investment property to advertising, screening for tenants and repairs, we can help you from start to finish. By choosing to work with us, you will get personalized service with open and accessible communication.

  • Perform detailed documentation of the interior and exterior including photos
  • Offer recommendations on repairs and cosmetic improvements that maximize monthly rent while providing good ROI.
  • Gather data on rental rates in the area and work with owners to determine the optimal rental rate. Rent research will vary, but should include looking at the recently rented comparable’s according to size,location, finishes and type.
  • Discuss with owners the pros and cons of different policies such as accepting pets, allowing smoking etc.
  • Install a lock box
  • Prepare home for rent
    • Arrange for Cleaning Service to Clean home and optimize interior appeal(if needed and desired)
    • Coordinate with Landscaper to Manicure landscaping to increase curb appeal (if needed and desired)
  • Create ads tailored to the property and advertising medium. Some of the mediums commonly used are:
    • Paid and/or free rental listing websites
    • Print publications
    • Signs
    • MLS
  • Work with other Realtors and leasing agents to find a tenant
  • Field calls from prospects for questions and viewings
  • Meet prospective tenants for showings throughout the week and weekend.
  • Provide prospective tenants with rental applications that are legally compliant with fair housing laws
  • Collection applications with application fee
  • Perform a background check to verify identity, income, credit history, rental history, etc.
  • Grade tenant according to pre-defined tenant criteria
  • Inform tenants of results
  • Draw up leasing agreement
  • Confirm move in date with tenant
  • Review lease guidelines with tenant regarding things like rental payment terms and required property maintenance
  • Ensure all agreements have been properly executed
  • Perform detailed move in inspection with tenant and have tenants sign a report verifying the condition of the property prior to move-in.
  • Collect first months rent and security deposit
  • Receiving rent
  • Hunting down late payments
  • Enforcing late fees
  • Filing relevant paperwork to initiate and complete an unlawful detainer action
  • Representing owner in court
  • Coordinating with law enforcement to remove tenant and tenants possessions from unit
  • Advise in the event of a legal dispute or litigation
  • Refer owner to a qualified attorney when necessary
  • Understand and abide by the latest local, state and federal legislation that apply to renting and maintaining rental properties.
  • Perform periodic inspections (Inside and outside) on a predefined schedule, or as needed basis, looking for repair needs, safety hazards, code violations, lease violations, etc.
  • Send owner periodic reports on the condition of the property
  • Detailed documentation of expenses via invoices and receipts
  • Maintain all historical records (paid invoices, leases, inspection reports, warranties, etc.)
  • Provide annual reporting, upon request of the owner, as well as required tax documents including a 1099
  • Establish a preventative maintenance policy to identify and deal with repair needs
  • Provide contractor recommendations, who have been vetted for fair pricing and quality work that is up to code.
  • Assign jobs to different parties (handyman and professional contractors) based on who will do the best job for the best price.
  • Larger renovation or rehab projects
    • Provide recommendations on how a project can maximize rental income.
    • Prepare preliminary cost estimates
    • Obtain multiple independent bids for the work
    • Act as general contractor overseeing the work
  • Inspect unit and complete move-out report on the property’s condition when the client moves out
  • Provide tenant with a copy of the report, as well as estimated damages
  • Return the balance of the security deposit to the tenant
  • Forward any portion of the owner’s portion of the tenant deposit to the owner or hold in owner reserves for repairs.
  • Clean unit and perform any needed repairs or upgrades with owner’s approval for scope and cost.
  • Put the property back on the market for rent