When you list your property with us, we will advertise it on the multiple listing service. For those who don’t know the MLS is used by all agents in Georgia to advertise properties for sale. Listing on the MLS is the most important and best exposure your property can receive. It will also be automatically listed on top real estate websites like Realtor.com. Only properties listed on the MLS can be featured on this site. Your property will also be listed on numerous other popular online real estate sites like Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, etc. These sites (and many others) syndicate MLS listings, which will expose your property to the largest online audience available. This is extremely important considering over 90% of all property searches now start online.
We also use offline marketing strategies like our mobile marketing service, which turns a simple for rent yard sign into a powerful marketing tool. Studies show that before property searchers make contact by phone, 76% of them will drive by your property first. Every property we market is assigned a property code that will allow drive by searchers to automatically receive information on their cell phone by simply texting the property code on the sign. They will instantly get a response with a link that will direct them to a mobile website specifically for your property that will allow them to view property details, pictures, etc. We also receive the contact information of every person who makes an inquiry about your property via text messaging, which will allow us to immediately follow up, and answer any questions potential renters have.
Avoiding potential problems in the future with a tenant starts with a good lease that thoroughly covers all the rules and expectations required of the tenant. When managing tenants it is always necessary to be firm and consistent when it comes to enforcing the terms of the lease. It is also important to be fair but professional when communicating and dealing with any issues a tenant may have. Renting and managing properties is a business however, dealing with people and their problems comes with the territory. Being a good property manager requires maintaining a good business relationship with tenants while making sure all rules and regulations are being followed during the lease period.
Renting to the wrong person can become a huge problem and sometimes evolves into a negative situation. In fact, landlord and tenant disputes are among the most popular type of small claims lawsuit that must be resolved in civil court. While no one can predict or prevent every problem that may occur during a lease period, a number of these issues can be avoided and/or mitigated if certain steps are taken prior to renting the property. Finding the right tenants is an important step in the rental process. In addition to performing the routine screening procedure of employment, credit, rental history, etc., speaking to potential renters in person is also very helpful and can provide insight that cannot be obtained from the standard screening process.
Below is a list of the basic duties we perform when managing a property. We can also tailor our services based on each property owner’s needs.
Below is a basic list of our fees. We offer (2) monthly management fee plans for you to choose from. Both plans are the same with the exception of the two items listed below. If you have multiple properties contact us to receive a customized quote.
-Procurement Of Tenant - 1st Month's Rent
-Tenant Already In Place - 50% Of 1st Month's Rent
-Renewal Fee - (If Tenant Renews Lease) - 50% Of 1st Month's Rent
-Monthly Management Fee - 8% Or 10% Of The Rent Amount - (minimum of $75)
-8% - a trip fee to the property of $35 for repair/maintenance issues & (1) interior inspection during
occupancy by tenant(s).
-10% - No trip fee for repair/maintenance issues and (3) interior inspections during occupancy by
-Market & Show Property
-Screen Tenants & Provide GAR Lease Agreement
-Perform Move-In Inspection With New Tenant
-Handle All Communications & Issues With Tenant
-Collect Monthly Rent & Distribute Monies Per Owner’s Instructions
-Handle All Maintenance & Repair Issues
-Perform Property Inspection During Lease Period To Ensure Property Is Being Maintained
-Filing Evictions and Attending Court (If Necessary)
-Manage Move Out- Inspection With Tenant, Take Pictures, Determine Damage & Deposit Settlement
Although renting is a good way to earn extra money and solve various property related issues, finding the right tenant for your property requires not only time and effort but also access to quality screening resources. It is also necessary to have knowledge about the rental market in the area where the property is located and the law. Using a property management service can take the hassle out of the process of finding and managing tenants. Below is a brief overview of our property management service.