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There are two basic models you can set up for your property management business. The first is to start off as a general property manager who. LRS Property Management in Los Angeles is Southern California's premiere source of rental property management services located in Los Angeles, CA. Bay Property Management Group is a rental property management company specializing in property management services for single and multi-family properties.

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Welcome to Valiant Realty & Management, LLC

Property Management is what we do. Put our years of experience to work for you.

Valiant Realty & Management LLC. Is a full service real estate firm focused on property management, investments & residential properties.

For this purpose, we have assembled a team of professional agents who are dedicated to providing you with an invaluable service. Our goal is to ensure your interests are protected using the latest, most effective tools available in the marketplace. While our emphasis is on full service management, we can assist you with home sales or purchase, we provide thorough and knowledgeable guidance to get you the best bang for your buck.

When searching for a company to handle your Real Estate needs, you should seek the services of competent professionals who are not only capable, but are also focused on exceeding your expectations. That's what we do best.

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Why Property Owners Choose Valiant

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Experienced and Licensed Pros

We have been involved in both real estate and property management in Jacksonville for over 40 years. Our entire team is fully licensed and experienced when it comes to effectively managing rental homes and apartments. Put our expertise and experience to work for you and your rental property.

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Personalized Level of Service

When you work with Valiant, you can expect a "small town feel" and level of service. Our priority is making sure that you are at ease with your rental and that it is operating as smooth as possible. You will always be in the loop, and you will have the direct contact info of your property manager.

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State-of-the-art Technology

You will have an online property owner account that you can access 24/7 from a mobile device or computer. This account will let you monitor rent payments, income and expenses, and give you access to financial reports. We utilize Abodea (formerly NightTenders), Tenant Turner and various other cutting edge programs to ensure we are staying ahead of the curve. We are dedicated to making your experience top-notch.

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What Sets Valiant Apart

We have no sign up/ start up/initial or out of pocket fees for an Owner.

We do not have sight visit, trip fees, maintenance  upcharges or coordination fees.

We have a tenant placement guarantee and an eviction protection guarantee.

We have no cancellation fees or any contract lock ins.

There is a surge in the industry of companies allowing prospects to self tour properties. Valiant does not believe in this approach, essentially giving a complete stranger unaccompanied access to your investment. If you chose Valiant, your property will always be shown by a licensed real estate agent.

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Property Management That’s A Cut Above The Rest

Bay Property Management Group is a full-service rental property management company, handling residential and multi-family properties throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC. From property maintenance to leasing, management and financial reports, we take a proactive approach to client services. Additionally, our property managers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Decrease Rental Property Expenses

On average, investors decreased expenses by over 20%.

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Committed to leasing your property on average in 30 days.

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6 month tenant warranty.

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Low monthly management fee.

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Bay Property Management Group is responsible for managing, maintaining and leasing over 5,300 properties throughout
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Bay Property Management Group is the ultimate property management company for the 21st century, specializing in residential and multi-family properties throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC

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Testimonials

Please take a moment to read reviews of our many satisfied clients.

Lisa K

October 10, 2019

I've been in my apartment - which I love - for almost a year, and renewed my lease with no hesitation as I've had a great experience as a BMG tenant. Allegra, our on-site property manager, and Ryan, our maintenance professional, are phenomenal to work with - great...

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5

2019-11-21T21:13:07+00:00

October 10, 2019 I've been in my apartment - which I love - for almost a year, and renewed my lease with no hesitation as I've had a great experience as a BMG tenant. Allegra, our on-site property manager, and Ryan, our maintenance professional, are phenomenal to work with - great...

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Joe

October 2, 2019

Great Company to Work with! Very professional leasing staff and property management staff. Quality management at it's finest.

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5

2019-11-21T21:27:25+00:00

October 2, 2019 Great Company to Work with! Very professional leasing staff and property management staff. Quality management at it's finest.

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Alyssa T

September 26, 2019

Bay Management Group has been very helpful to me as i relocated overseas. Taylor, Zachary, and Andrew patiently answered all of my questions and helped me feel confident that my property would be in good hands!

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5

2019-11-21T21:28:05+00:00

September 26, 2019 Bay Management Group has been very helpful to me as i relocated overseas. Taylor, Zachary, and Andrew patiently answered all of my questions and helped me feel confident that my property would be in good hands!

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Sunny A.

October 10, 2019

The online app for the tenant is excellent with all the details of the account. The monthly payments/requests can also be done online. Easy, convenient and effective. Excellent management.

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5

2019-11-21T21:47:28+00:00

October 10, 2019 The online app for the tenant is excellent with all the details of the account. The monthly payments/requests can also be done online. Easy, convenient and effective. Excellent management.

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Josh Durate

October 26th, 2019

My wife and I have been renting from BMG for the last several years and couldn't be happier with them! Any issues that have arisen have been taken care of quickly and professionally.

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5

2020-01-20T15:25:58+00:00

October 26th, 2019 My wife and I have been renting from BMG for the last several years and couldn't be happier with them! Any issues that have arisen have been taken care of quickly and professionally.

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Tony Scott

January 1st, 2020

5 Stars because I just can't imagine how they could be better. It is easy to submit maintenance requests and they immediately respond and it's completed before I have much time to think about it. When discussing anything with people in the office, they make you feel like you are important. It is clear they actually care and I appreciate that.

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5

2020-01-22T22:16:11+00:00

January 1st, 2020 5 Stars because I just can't imagine how they could be better. It is easy to submit maintenance requests and they immediately respond and it's completed before I have much time to think about it. When discussing anything with people in the office, they make you feel like you are important. It is clear they actually care and I appreciate that.

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Steven Johnson

January 8th, 2020

I have been working with BMG since November and they have been wonderful. They placed a tenant quickly. My property manager is Carli. She is wonderful to work with and has put me at ease several times throughout this process. As a property owner you get nervous but she is always respectful and responsive and I cannot stop raving about how awesome she is! Look forward to a good 2020 with the Bay Management Group.

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2020-01-22T22:16:41+00:00

January 8th, 2020 I have been working with BMG since November and they have been wonderful. They placed a tenant quickly. My property manager is Carli. She is wonderful to work with and has put me at ease several times throughout this process. As a property owner you get nervous but she is always respectful and responsive and I cannot stop raving about how awesome she is! Look forward to a good 2020 with the Bay Management Group.

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Alexi Samuels

October 30th, 2019


Our family cannot say enough good things about our realtor, Rachel Vigil. She is professional, reliable, pleasant to work with, and quick to respond to any questions or issues. We feel very lucky to have found her and BMG.

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October 30th, 2019 Our family cannot say enough good things about our realtor, Rachel Vigil. She is professional, reliable, pleasant to work with, and quick to respond to any questions or issues. We feel very lucky to have found her and BMG.

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Robert Legg

November 27th, 2019

I'm really happy with Bay Management, they've managed my units for several years now. They continue to deliver on their original promise and the property is professionally managed well maintained, and a huge weight off my mind.

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2020-01-22T22:18:15+00:00

November 27th, 2019 I'm really happy with Bay Management, they've managed my units for several years now. They continue to deliver on their original promise and the property is professionally managed well maintained, and a huge weight off my mind.

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Brian C.

August 7th, 2019

When you don't know exactly what you are doing, having people who do, help you to get everything squared away is priceless. Bay Management made my life a whole lot easier and made renting far more pragmatic. Highly recommend them.

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2020-01-22T22:19:01+00:00

August 7th, 2019 When you don't know exactly what you are doing, having people who do, help you to get everything squared away is priceless. Bay Management made my life a whole lot easier and made renting far more pragmatic. Highly recommend them.

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Sean S.

September 3rd, 2019

I've been using Bay Management Group in the Baltimore area for about 8 months and it has been a very positive experience. As a landlord, they have been very responsive to all tenant issues and also had speedy response to all and any of my question. Special shout out to my Property Manager Taylor K. Look forward to continue working with them and keeping this positive relationship going.

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2020-01-22T22:19:50+00:00

September 3rd, 2019 I've been using Bay Management Group in the Baltimore area for about 8 months and it has been a very positive experience. As a landlord, they have been very responsive to all tenant issues and also had speedy response to all and any of my question. Special shout out to my Property Manager Taylor K. Look forward to continue working with them and keeping this positive relationship going.

https://www.baymgmtgroup.com/blog/testimonials/sean-s/

Colleen Fox

December 14th, 2019

BMG is consistent and very reliable. I was most impressed by their expertise in the property. The customer service was friendly and and seemed to be knowledgable in certain situations. All of the feedback was extremely helpful, and I couldn't have had a smoother experience!

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2020-01-22T22:20:10+00:00

December 14th, 2019 BMG is consistent and very reliable. I was most impressed by their expertise in the property. The customer service was friendly and and seemed to be knowledgable in certain situations. All of the feedback was extremely helpful, and I couldn't have had a smoother experience!

https://www.baymgmtgroup.com/blog/testimonials/colleen-fox/

Cameron Harris

December 27th, 2019



Bay management was very professional. They helped me to find an apartment in a quick, effortless manner. I love the place and am very happy with it. Will definitely come back to Bay for any future apartment hunts.

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5

2020-01-22T22:20:40+00:00

December 27th, 2019 Bay management was very professional. They helped me to find an apartment in a quick, effortless manner. I love the place and am very happy with it. Will definitely come back to Bay for any future apartment hunts.

https://www.baymgmtgroup.com/blog/testimonials/cameron-harris/

Jack Doherty

January 10th, 2019

The staff at Bay Management was extremely easy to deal with and could not have been more friendly. I was very eager to find an apartment in Philadelphia and they provided me many options in a short amount of time. Highly recommend to anyone looking.

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2020-01-22T22:21:08+00:00

January 10th, 2019 The staff at Bay Management was extremely easy to deal with and could not have been more friendly. I was very eager to find an apartment in Philadelphia and they provided me many options in a short amount of time. Highly recommend to anyone looking.

https://www.baymgmtgroup.com/blog/testimonials/jack-doherty/

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How to start a property management company the right way

Editor’s note: Want to know how to start a property management company? You’re not alone. Many new property managers and experienced real estate professionals come to Buildium with this question every day. To assemble this comprehensive post, we drew from frequently asked questions and conversations with Buildium customers along with our own expertise of over 15 years in the property management business.

The property management industry is projected to reach about $22 billion by 2023. Growth like that makes it appealing for property managers looking to start a property management company from scratch, take on more doors—or even real estate brokers looking to try it out.

Still, there’s a lot to think about before you dive headfirst into property management. In this article, we outline a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to do before you open your business’s doors to owners and residents.

Read through the whole article or jump to each section to get a picture of every bit of hard work that goes into starting your own property management business.

How to Start a Property Management Company: Article Guide

Setting Up Your Property Management Company
Organizing Your Finances
Getting Your Business Off the Ground
Marketing Your Property Management Company
Bringing on Your First Property
How to Create Your Resident Experience
Managing Your Properties

#1: Setting Up Your Property Management Company

Before you do anything else, you’ll need to be properly licensed, file your business name and create a business plan—which we recommend doing first so you can size up the opportunity in front of you.

How Do You Write a Property Management Business Plan?

A business plan serves as the framework for your entire property management business. The point is to plot out every aspect of your company from your startup capital all the way to breaking even. 

Per the Small Business Administration (SBA), a formal business plan has these things: 

  • Executive Summary
  • Company Description
  • Market Analysis
  • Organization and Management
  • Service or Product Outline
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Funding Request
  • Financial Projections
  • Appendix

The SBA also furnishes business plan examples for those writing one for the first time. 

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What Licenses and Certifications Do You Need to Be a Property Manager?

There are only a handful of states that don’t require some kind of licensing for property managers. Before you set up your business, make sure you have the up-to-date licensing to practice in your state, especially since housing regulations tend to change fast these days. 

  • Real Estate Broker’s License: A licensed real estate broker has taken courses and passed an exam that covers property management as well as topics such as insurance, taxes, and contracts.
  • Property Manager’s License: A property manager’s license also requires coursework and an exam.

Some certifications, while not required, will help augment your business. A certified property manager, for example, holds a real estate broker’s license and has completed coursework on property management topics.

Finally, there are associations, both national and international, that can help you network, give your business credibility and nurture your staff with continuing education and certification in property management. Those include:

  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • National Apartment Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Get a breakdown of licenses, certifications, and associations through our blog post: Property management certifications that give you an edge.

How Do You File Your Property Management Business?

Next, you’ll need to file your business for tax purposes and choose a legal entity. This is critical so that your personal assets are protected and separate from your business.

Most property management firms are set up as an LLC, or limited liability corporation, but S-Corps and C-Corps are also strong contenders with more legal protections. 

You will have to think about whether you want to file as a pass-through business like an LLC—where money passes through the business directly to you—or whether you want to file as a C corporation and be paid as an employee.

 C-corporations risk having a double taxation problem, but you shouldn’t have to worry about that if you have a good accountant who knows the laws. S-corporations pass through the taxes to the shareholders, so there is no chance for double taxation. The profits are taxed as personal income instead of business income.

Learn more about filing the tax status of your business here.

#2: Organizing Your Finances

Do you have a revenue goal in mind for your first fiscal year? If not, start thinking about one—it should be in your business plan. How much income do you expect? What are your expenses going to be? How much should you put aside for the unexpected?

Keep all of this in mind as you start planning out the financial future of your company.

How to Set Up Your Property Accounting

Keeping track of your owners’ properties can be easy as updating a spreadsheet (although we don’t recommend that). There are comprehensive property management accounting platforms that can not only help you keep track of rent and fees, but can monitor expenses and pay regular bills. 

They can also help you track money coming in and money going out. Income can include rent and other revenue streams received from renters, for example. While money going out can involve repairs and other payments to vendors for maintenance.

Pro tip: Setting up your bank account structure will create the foundation for disciplined accounting. First, you’ll always want to keep your security deposits in a legally-compliant trust account, with a seperate account for your owners’ properties and yet another operating account for your business. 

If you need an accounting refresher (like pretty much everyone), check out our Accounting for Non-Accountants 1) webinar and 2) guide.

What Expenses Should You Expect?

Record every monthly, quarterly, and yearly expense you have. Don’t leave anything out. Keeping track of every penny that goes out the door in the right will help you set realistic revenue goals and help you stay out of financial trouble.

Your expenses will most likely include:

  • Payroll and Vendor Fees: This is the salary for your employees (and yourself), as well as the money your contractors charge you for services.
  • Overhead: That includes supplies as well as rent and utilities for brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Other Service Fees: This includes any software you use to manage your business or to help you find prospective property owners and residents.
  • Membership Fees: If you belong to any property management associations, include the cost of membership in your calculations.

Forecasting Revenue and Setting Goals

You can expect most of your revenue to come from management fees, which is usually a percentage of the rent charged. Some businesses, however, charge a flat fee for basic services. Owners can then opt for more services for a higher fee.

Other income will come from late fees, key or lock replacement fees, finders fees for bringing in residents, maintenance bill mark-ups, and other smaller fees and charges. Check out a full list here.

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#3: Getting Your Business Off the Ground

Once you’ve laid the groundwork, it’s time to start getting the pieces together that will fuel your efforts—the people and the tech they’ll use. 

How Should You Structure Your Property Management Team?

There are two basic models you can set up for your property management business. The first is to start off as a general property manager who handles all management responsibilities. That would include leasing, inspections, resident communications, owner communications, fees and rent collection, and maintenance. 

The other option is to hire staff members to perform more precise roles. You may have one staff member handling leases and other managing maintenance, with repair specialists or contractors working with them.

In that case, you would have a more defined organizational chart, with tiers of staff members reporting up to you.

Defining Your Team

If you’re just starting out, your staff is going to be minimal. It may even just be you for the time being, and that’s fine. As you grow, you’ll organically bring on people to help you.

Your staff may be made up of full-time or part-time employees, or contract workers. The first step is to decide what kind of work you need done and then determine if it’s worth putting someone on the payroll or outsourcing.

Full- or part-time employees you may consider are:

  • Additional property managers
  • Admins or receptionists (if you have a brick-and-mortar location)
  • Maintenance staff
  • Sales representatives
  • Payroll and accounts payable
  • Leasing agents
  • Showing coordinators
  • Move-out coordinators
  • Field managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Office managers (for a brick-and-mortar location)
  • Service coordinators
  • Marketing specialists

And just because they aren’t on the payroll, doesn’t mean that a team member or company isn’t a dire need. Below are some contractors that property managers rely upon:

  • Accountant (a good accountant will always be your most trusted advisor)
  • Real estate lawyers (also a partner to make sure you are in compliance with the law and protected from potential liability)
  • Contractors such as painters, plumbers, roofers, groundskeepers, pool cleaners, locksmiths, chimney sweeps or HVAC specialists
  • Customer/resident service reps
  • Information technology (IT) staff

When hiring any vendor, make sure to get a copy of their license, insurance certificate, and bond certificate (if they have one) to protect your company if something goes wrong. Also, try to fight for a reduced rate for your property owners—they will appreciate that you worked hard to save them money.

Pro tip: There are software solutions that can be the centerpoint of all your operations. Buildium, for example, provides a platform that helps you handle accounting, 1099 filing, communication and maintenance tasks, reducing the need for extra staff.

Finding and Hiring the Right People

Once you’ve determined which full- and part-time positions you need, it’s time to find the staff that can make it happen. There are two steps to this process. First, you need to get strong candidates in the door for an interview. To do that, write clear job descriptions and use ads that really speak to the culture (and benefits) of your company. Post your ad in the right places for your audience. 

Associations like the NARPM have their own job boards for property managers and most mainstream job sites like Indeed and ZipRecruiter also list related jobs.

Once you’ve hired the right people, you’ll want to keep them. You also want them to become evangelists for your company and culture. Remember, happy employees are one of the most powerful tools for attracting new talent, as well as representing your brand to residents and property owners. They’re the first to spread your reputation, after all.

To keep your employees happy and boost your business, create a strong company culture from the get go. Provide competitive benefits, stay connected with their needs, and push them to learn and pursue their professional development.

Building Relationships with Property Owners

It’s a no-brainer that valuing employee relationships can build a solid business, but so can relationships with property owners in your community. 

Doing so starts with setting expectations before a property owner even becomes a client. Talk to prospective clients before you sign a contract to understand what it is they’re looking for in a property management firm and explain exactly what you can provide for them.

Keep the lines of communication open at all times, send monthly owner draw reports, and give them the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback. At the same time, you should feel confident providing your own proactive feedback to owners and identify opportunities for additional revenue streams.

You want to deliver the best customer service you can for your owners and the best living experience for your residents.

What Property Management Technology and Software Do You Need?

For every business, there is a software solution. 

Quickbooks can manage all things financial for your business operating account, from invoices to P&Ls. You can also use it to manage taxes and audits.

Google provides web-based tools that rival Microsoft’s Office Suite. Create documents, spreadsheets, and even slide presentations. And you can store and share your documents on Google Drive.

MailChimp can help you organize your email, while SurveyMonkey can help you gather feedback from residents.

There’s no question you’ll need software tools to help you do business. Picking the right ones is a matter of listing out your business functions and researching which software tools can save you time, resources, and money.

For property managers, in particular, there are SaaS (software as a service) platforms that cater to the specific needs of your business without having to cobble together too many software solutions.

Buildium, for instance, gives you the power to accept rent payments online, as well as centralize your property accounting. You can handle your maintenance requests, property inspections, and even renters insurance through it, as well. 

For those who will often be out and about, using mobile-enabled technology for property management can keep your business agile and operating from anywhere.

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#4: Marketing Your Property Management Company

A big part of getting your business to take off is your branding and marketing.

Your branding defines who you are and what you do as a company. It should be a direct representation of your culture and values. Are you a boutique property management company that provides specialized services? Do you focus on HOAs or luxury Class A properties? All of these factors contribute to your brand. 

Once you define your brand, it’s time to start marketing. Whether you do it yourself or hire a firm, you should push your business actively through your website, social media, paid advertising, and local networking.

How to Grow Your Portfolio From Zero

At this point, you may have only one property in your portfolio, or none at all. You’ve got to bring in a lot of leads to start building your portfolio, something called “feeding the top of the marketing funnel.” 

This is when you cast a wide net, pull in potential property owners and investors and then start talking to them about your services to gain their interest and bring them closer to signing with you.

But those leads don’t come from thin air. You need to start with a multi-faceted marketing strategy to attract potential clients. You can do that with the following tools:

  • Your Website: Your website is your digital storefront. Optimize it for both property owners and residents to make a great first impression with your branding.
  • Content Marketing:Create a blog that addresses owners’ and residents’ concerns, Doing so sets you up as an expert in your field, a trustworthy partner in providing the best services for owners and residents alike.
  • Social Media: Get on the right social media channels for your audience and start posting. Engage with your followers by asking them to comment, and always respond to requests, complaints, or compliments. You can also share content and comment on other’s posts, as well. Social keeps you top of mind without the resources it takes to create new content.
  • Review Sites: If your owners or residents are happy with your services, ask them to write a review on Google, LinkedIn, the Better Business Bureau, or Yelp  to boost your reputation and attract more prospects.
  • Local Business Events: Make connections and share your expertise to attract new business in your community and stoke word of mouth, especially with local investor groups.
  • Paid Search:Target certain search terms that potential clients are using and bid on them to have your name appear first in search. 
  • Matchmaking and Marketplace Services:Use one of these services, such as All Property Management, to do the marketing work for you.
  • Professional Referrals: Encouraging referrals from other real estate professional contacts like brokers or investors is a start to building long term, lucrative relationships. Pro tip: It’s possible that you pay a cash referral to brokers and give them first right of refusal for any property sales that pop up with your owners.

Want to read more about filling up your marketing funnel? In this post, learn how to up your lead generation game.

#5: Bringing on Your First Property

You have your first client. Congratulations! Now it’s time to talk about fees and get that contract signed. Here are some tips to help you determine your fee structure and how you should handle contracts.

How Do You Set a Pricing Structure?

It’s mandatory to do your research when it comes to setting fees. Check out what other property managers are charging for similar services on comparable properties. Look at your own revenue goals to see if you can offer more competitive pricing and consider the types of properties you are taking on.

Staying competitive may depend on the pricing structure and what’s bundled in your ongoing management fee, which includes your baseline service.

While most of the time this fee will bundle handling residents, accepting rents, staying on top of maintenance, and conducting inspections, you want to make sure you don’t assume a one-size-fits-all approach that makes it near impossible to turn a profit.

If you are already going in with a sizable portfolio, you’ll need to know how much you’ll pay each property manager. If you bring them on as an independent contractor, will you compensate them by the number of units, gross rents, or percentage of rent collected? These are all tricky questions, again, that can be answered by knowing your market and its workforce.

That said are three common ways property managers usually set their ongoing management fee:

  • Percentage-Based Fees: Some suggest that property management fees fall between 8 and 12 percent of the rent, while others recommend different rates. The reality is that this will depend on your local market, and your own services formula, so make sure that you do your research.
  • Flat Fees: Some property managers charge a flat fee for basic services and offer other services as a package, or à la carte basis. It allows property owners to customize their services and choose only what they need.
  • Per-Project Fees: If your property owner needs services on an ad hoc basis, this is the best and most affordable option for them. They won’t be paying for services they don’t use regularly, which they will appreciate. 

À la carte fees to consider are setup fees, leasing fees, late payment fees, vacant unit fees and eviction fees: 

  • Setup Fees: This is a one-time fee for getting setup in your system. It’s even easier to justify when you have a property management platform in place. Pro tip: Many of our clients work property management technology into their sales pitch to demonstrate the value added through features like owner reporting and resident-facing portals.
  • Leasing Fees: When a property is vacant this one-time charge helps you cover your services from finding a new resident to getting them moved in (e.g. rental listing syndication, showings, screening, leasing, and move-in).
  • Lease Renewal Fees: This fee covers lease renewals, which can be a smart idea if there is a rigorous renewal process in place.
  • Eviction Fees: While you’ll clearly want to avoid evictions through proper tenant screening, sometimes they happen. This fee will help cover the time you spend following the legal process as a representative for the property owner.

Again, knowing your market and having a firm idea of how you spend your resources will give you some more direction on how to best set your pricing, which will adapt over time. Learn more about setting pricing structure and fees here.

Creating Solid Management Contracts

Remember that old saying: strong fences make good neighbors? Well, solid contracts make stable business relationships. A contract should spell out the roles and responsibilities of the property manager.

A well-thought-out contract will include

  • Management fees
  • Off-duty coverage
  • Work hours and vacation time
  • Workman’s comp, liability insurance, and indemnification from loss and damages
  • Whether you or your property managers will live on-site
  • Maintenance and repair budgets
  • Emergency funds
  • A detailed description of the services promised
  • A timetable for invoicing and any penalties for non-payment

We recommend to always have a lawyer look over your contracts to make sure everything is locked down, and to put it together a template for all of your contract negotiations.

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#6: How to Create the Your Resident Experience

You and your team will interact with residents every day. Creating a memorable resident experience, where renters are engaged and happy, keeps your properties running smoothly, helps you attract other residents through word of mouth and builds your reputation with property owners.

To do that, target the right residents for your properties, foster a sense of community, and keep the lines of communication open.

Providing the Right Experience and Amenities for Your Residents

The kind of resident experience and service you provide will depend on the preferences of the residents your properties attract. Residents are looking for more than four walls and a roof. They want a convenient arrangement that lines up with their lifestyle—and feels like home. Apartments in the city may attract young professionals, but they may also attract retirees looking to downsize. Houses and condos may attract families. 

Take your resident population into consideration for every aspect of your property management business, from emergency planning to facilities to run-of-the-mill communications.

For example, an older population may be more comfortable receiving communications via email or letters in their mailboxes. Their social media platform of choice is most likely Facebook. Meanwhile, a young family may prefer text notifications and place a heavier focus on convenient parking.

Pro tip: Use an online resident center (or a portal) so your residents can access the information they need, pay their rent, and communicate with you through the convenience of a mobile app.

If you are managing multifamilies with communal spaces, have you considered the kinds of amenities you’d like to offer your residents? Perks such as an event calendar work spaces, outdoor fitness areas and mailboxes for Amazon packages help properties stand out.  You often won’t be able to control what the amenities are, but you can create an amazing resident culture and control how you market it.

How to Handle Complaints, Requests, and Disputes

For every complaint, request, and dispute, hear out your residents and let them know that you take their issues seriously. If it’s something you can resolve or fix, do so as quickly as possible and give your residents a timeline. 

If it’s something you can’t fix, explain why.

How to Create Emergency Plans

Property managers need emergency plans for everything from fires and burst pipes to earthquakes and hurricanes. Your plans should be clear, detailed, and tailored to the kinds of emergencies and natural disasters common in your area.

Learn more about creating emergency plans here.

#7: Managing Your Properties

Once you decide—or the market decides for you—which kind of properties to target (single-family, multifamily, condos, etc.), it’s time to start thinking about the requirements you’ll need to meet to manage them.

Handling Maintenance and Repair

Choosing to offer maintenance and repair services could be a big sell for potential clients who don’t want to deal with the time and cost of maintaining their properties or fixing unexpected issues. And it’s a win for your business, too, since you can mark up the cost of repairs while taking one more worry off your property owners’ plates.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you choose to offer those services:

  • Include a clause in your contract that spells out exactly which services you will provide and how they will be paid for.
  • Make sure your liability insurance covers all work you do as well as all employees and contractors who do the work for you.
  • Put a reliable work order system in place. You can even use a platform like Buildium to encourage residents to submit work orders online. Then use it to track the work from start to finish.

Assembling Your Leasing Services

A big value add that many property management companies offer is filling vacancies. Clearly, you’ll want to minimize unoccupied units that will cost you and your owners money in lost rent. 

Likewise, you’ll want to make sure you have a lean and mean process to get high-quality residents into their homes quickly, efficiently, and with a strong first impression from lead to lease. Technology can deliver in spades here. Below are all the ways technology can be the rocket fuel for your leasing process.

  1. Marketing listings: To market a listing, you’ll need to advertise it and attract quality renters. Many property management platforms have rental listing syndication that you can use to blast out a single listing to multiple sites like Zillow and Trulia with one click.
  2. Showings: Once you attract interested renters, you’ll schedule showings, which can be a full-time job in itself. That’s why showings and scheduling software can be a massive time saver. 
  3. Resident screening: Next, you’ll want to screen applicants using a partner like Transunion, who specializes in background checks. 
  4. Leasing: Finally, you want to make the leasing process fast, convenient, one-hundred percent organized. Property management software also has an easy solution for you to avoid all the paperwork and collect signatures electronically and stored online.
  5. Property inspections: As residents move in and out, and also during the term of a lease, you’ll want to conduct inspections. Why not conduct your inspections through a mobile app? Doing so will ensure damage beyond normal wear and tear is recorded, repaired, and paid for by the right party, while staying compliant with city and state building codes.

How to Remain Compliant

And speaking of building codes, compliance is a very big part of your job that can’t be overlooked. It will be up to you to stay on top of rules and regulations on things like elevators, sanitation, and building permits. You will also have to pass regular inspection with the fire department, which will look for property placement of smoke detectors, extinguishers, and signage for fire exits.

Learn more about legal considerations and compliance here.

What’s Your Next Move?

To win in property management, you’ll need great customer service and project management skills. You’ll need to keep on top of industry trends as well as local rules and regulations.

You will have to know how to market your business and your properties, pull potential clients and residents down the marketing funnel and get contracts and leases signed. It seems overwhelming right?

You don’t have to go it alone. If you’re serious about learning how to start a property management company, take it piece by piece and always surround yourself with people you truly trust. The only way to go is to build the right foundation for your business that will help you scale up with confidence.

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Источник: https://www.buildium.com/blog/how-to-start-a-property-management-company/

Knoxville Property Management

Welcome to Asset Realty Management


Discover why Knoxville Owners & Renters trust Asset Realty Management for all their property needs.

Welcome to Asset Realty Management, a full service property management company in Knoxville, TN. We are here to meet all your sales and property management needs. Whether you are a large company with multiple properties, a prospective tenant or a buyer or seller, we have services and a system to meet your needs.

Serving the greater East Tennessee area, Asset Realty Management has a wide range of properties across East Tennessee and throughout Knoxville available for rental and sale, including HUD, pet friendly, single family homes, and multi unit properties. We can find a property to meet your needs. We believe in offering the most comprehensive, cost-effective property management and real estate sales. Please contact us to let us know more about you! We also have a wealth of information for new investors that need help navigating the rental property system and are looking for expert guidance.

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How to Hire a Property Management Company and the Pros and Cons to Consider

It’s a decision that most landlords will face at some point in their rental management career: to hire or not to hire a property manager? The question may arise when the landlord first considers renting his or her first property. Or it may come up as the business grows and the landlord adds additional properties to his or her portfolio. There are a number of pros and cons to consider whatever the specific situation, though the decision will generally boil down to time and money.

What is a Property Manager?

First, it’s important to understand what a property manager or property management company is and what they can do. A property manager is a third party who is hired to handle the daily operations of a real estate investment. Depending on the property manager, they can manage different property types, from single family homes to multi-unit dwellings.

Many services will be turnkey operations, meaning the property management company will handle most issues from marketing your rental to collecting rent. However, it is possible to find property managers that may do most of the day-to-day work but leave some decisions or tasks to the landlord, based on how the relationship is negotiated.

Many property managers can do the following, though this list is by no means exhaustive:

  • Advertise and market the property
  • Interview and screen potential tenants
  • Handle executing a lease agreement
  • Collect rent on behalf of the landlord
  • Manage maintenance and repairs

Why Consider a Property Manager?

There are several reasons why a landlord might consider hiring a property manager or management company. Perhaps the number of rental units in a portfolio has grown beyond a landlord’s ability to manage. If the property is in another city, state or even country, then it may be useful to have someone else manage the rental.

A landlord may find that passive rental income is attractive but the job of managing a property or properties is not suitable to his or her skills, personality, etc. Or a landlord may want to control some aspects of the business—such as the vital task of finding and screening tenants—while allowing a property management company to work directly with the tenants on day-to-day issues such as maintenance and repairs.

In any of those cases, it may be time to consider the pros and cons of hiring a property manager.

Reasons to consider hiring a property management company

Pros of Hiring a Property Manager

There are a number of positive reasons to hire a property manager, most of which revolve around the desire to have an experienced party that can save a landlord time on a range of rental-related issues.

Filling a vacancy

An experienced property management company should have the resources and experience of the local rental market to quickly fill a vacancy. A good property management company will have a rigorous screening process in place like that offered by TransUnion SmartMove to ensure they find the best tenants possible.

Setting the right rental rates

As All Property Management states, “a good property management company will conduct a thorough market study in order to set a rental price for your property, ensuring that you achieve the perfect balance between maximizing monthly income and maintaining a low vacancy rate.”

Managing vendor relationships

A property management company will likely have preferred vendors that it works through for better rates for maintenance and repair issues. Theoretically, these vendors will perform quality work in order to maintain good relations with the property management company.

why landlords should consider managing their rental property

Cons of Hiring a Property Manager

Despite the benefits professional property management can offer, there are negative aspects that may cause some landlords to balk when it comes to turning over their rental units to a third party. Control and money are the bottom line here.

Reduction in control

A landlord pays a property manager to make decisions, but those may not be the same decisions that the landlord would make. In addition, a property management company may oversee dozens or even hundreds of rental units, meaning a property may not receive the same amount of attention as it might under the landlord directly.

Screening process may lack rigor

One of the keys to finding and retaining good clients is to implement a rigorous screening process, especially since the landlord may never meet the tenant if the property manager handles all of the arrangements. TransUnion SmartMove offers credit reports for landlords, tenant criminal background checks and eviction reports that help take the guesswork out of whether a tenant will be a good fit for your property.

Property management costs

This may be the single biggest factor in determining whether or not to hire a property manager. Basic management fees can vary from between 4 and 12 percent. But that’s not the end of the story. Some companies may require additional fees, including:

  • Vacancy fee: Some companies may charge a flat fee or the standard management fee even while a unit is vacant.
  • Setup fee: This covers the cost of opening a new account.
  • Leasing fee: This is a standard fee that covers the cost of getting a new tenant for a rental property. It can range from 25 to 100 percent of the first month’s rent, but averages about 50 percent, according to Manage My Property.
  • Other fees can include advertising, repairs and even lease renewal.

How to Hire a Property Management Company

If after weighing the pros and cons you decide that you would prefer to turn over your rental business to a property manager, the next step is to find the right company. This step is as critical as finding a good tenant, as you are entrusting your property and profit to a third-party.

Depending on your location, you may have dozens of companies from which to choose. You can first narrow down your search by looking at reviews on websites such as Yelp and Angie’s List. A Google search will also turn up results with reviews. Select several of the best-rated companies to interview.

There are a few key criteria to keep in mind from BiggerPockets:

  • How many units does the property manager or company already manage? It’s like a teacher managing students: The bigger the class, the less individualized attention a pupil may receive. You should research how many units the company manages and how many employees the company has dedicated to managing them. Of course, you may need to pay more if you want a more “boutique-sized” management company.
  • Ensure routine inspections are part of the property management agreement.
  • Ask about the tenant screening process. A good property management company should have a comprehensive screening process in place like the one offered by SmartMove.
  • Settle the fee structure for maintenance and other costs up front and put the agreement in writing. You will want to empower the property manager to spend up to a certain amount for incidental maintenance or repair issues but should cap the amount at what you feel is a comfortable threshold—$250 to $500 is standard.

Conclusion

The decision to hire a property manager will likely be a balance between time and money. If a landlord feels that managing his or her property portfolio is too time-consuming and can afford the expense of a property manager, then that may be the best decision. On the other hand, landlords who prefer hands-on management of rental units that are within a manageable distance to oversee, and has the time and skill to devote, may decide professional property management is too high a price to pay.

Still undecided? Check out our guide featuring property management advice from the pros for more tips on how to run your rental business successfully.

Источник: https://www.mysmartmove.com/SmartMove/blog/how-hire-property-manager-pros-cons.page

Property management

Real estate software

Property management is the operation, control, maintenance, and oversight of real estate and physical property. This can include residential, commercial, and land real estate. Management indicates the need of real estate to be cared for and monitored, with accountability for and attention to its useful life and condition considered. This is much akin to the role of management in any business.

Property management is also the management of personal property, equipment, tooling, and physical capital assets that are acquired and used to build, repair, and maintain end item deliverables. Property management involves the processes, systems, and manpower required to manage the life cycle of all acquired property as defined above including acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization, and disposition.

An owner of a single-family home, condominium, or multi-family building may engage the services of a professional property management company. The company will then advertise the rental property, handle tenant inquiries, screen applicants, select suitable candidates, draw up a lease agreement, conduct a move in inspection, move the tenant(s) into the property and collect rental income. The company will then coordinate any maintenance issues, supply the owner(s) with financial statements and any relevant information regarding the property, etc.

Roles[edit]

There are many facets to this profession, including managing the accounts and finances of the real estate properties, and participating in or initiating litigation with tenants, contractors and insurance agencies. Litigation is at times considered a separate function, set aside for trained attorneys. Although a person will be responsible for this in his/her job description, there may be an attorney working under a property manager. Special attention is given to landlord/tenant law and most commonly evictions, non-payment, harassment, reduction of pre-arranged services, and public nuisance are legal subjects that gain the most amount of attention from property managers. Therefore, it is a necessity that a property manager be current with applicable municipal, county, state and Federal Fair Housing laws and practices.

Licensing[edit]

Australia[edit]

Every state of Australia except South Australia require a proper license in order to manage a property. The purpose of this regulation is to ensure that a property manager is as well-prepared for the job as possible. (There may be exceptions like managing an extremely small property for a relative.) In South Australia, if you run a property management business, you must be a registered land agent.[1]

All tenancy applications received are reference checked inclusive of identification, means of income, previous tenancy references and workplace references.[citation needed] Additionally tenants are checked against the National Tenancy Information Centre of Australia which records details of defaulting tenants.[citation needed]

Canada[edit]

In Canada, the laws governing property management and landlord/tenant relations are, generally speaking, a Provincial responsibility. Each Province and Territory makes its own laws on these matters. In most cases any person or company can offer property management services, and there are licensing requirements. Other than specific laws in each Province and Territory governing these matters, they are governed by English Common Law, except in the Province of Quebec where the Civil Code is used in place of English Common Law. In some cities, the Provincial Legislation is supplemented by City by-laws.

British Columbia[edit]

The licensing of property managers is regulated by the provincial government and licensing by the BC Real Estate Council (RECBC). The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government in 1958. Its mandate is to protect the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. The Council is responsible for licensing individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property management. The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates complaints against licensees and imposes disciplinary sanctions under the Act.

The Council is responsible for ensuring that the interests of consumers who use the services of real estate licensees are adequately protected against wrongful actions by the licensees. A wrongful action may be deliberate or may be the consequence of inadequate exercise of reasonable judgment by a licensee in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.

The Council is responsible for determining what is appropriate education in real estate matters for individuals seeking to be licensed as real estate practitioners and arranging for licensing courses and examinations as part of the qualification requirement for licensing. Under the authority of the Council, licensing courses are delivered by the UBC Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division.

Ontario[edit]

In Ontario, no licensing is required to operate, however ACMO – the Association of Condo Managers of Ontario is a self-governing body for certification and designation of its members who run buildings with more than 600 units. (RECO) the Real Estate Council of Ontario, regulates licensed realtors in Ontario. The provincial government is revising its condominium act. After public consultation, it hopes to put forth legislation during the 2015–2016 session requiring Condo Management firms and staff or condo employees and boards to be accredited.

Saskatchewan and Alberta[edit]

Both require property managers to hold a real estate license.

Germany[edit]

In Germany, property management is divided into the areas of home owner‘s association management (WEG-Verwaltung), rental management (Mietverwaltung), and special property management (Sondereigentumsverwaltung) with different clients and tasks. Since 2018, a license in accordance with the Trade Regulation Act (§ 34 C GewO) is mandatory for property managers. This requires sufficient insurance as well as sound financial circumstances and reliability. There are no requirements regarding professional trainings or degrees. However, there is a training obligation of twenty hours within a period of three years. Receiving a license as a property manager in Germany is accompanied by membership of the relevant chamber of industry and commerce.[2]

Hong Kong[edit]

In Hong Kong, property management companies (PMCs)[3] and property management practitioners (PMPs)[4] are regulated under the Property Management Services Ordinance (PMSO) (Chapter 626 of the Laws of Hong Kong),[5] which was enacted in 2016. Only some sections under the PMSO have commenced operation and they are the ones concerning the establishment of the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) as the regulator for the industry. Apart from establishing the PMSA, the PMSO provides a legal framework for the regulatory regime, and the details of the regime, including the licensing criteria for PMCs and PMPs, are being formulated by the PMSA (public consultation underway[6]) and will be set out in subsidiary legislation. Other sections of the PMSO will commence operation after the subsidiary legislation is passed by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and commences operation.

Certain classes of persons are exempted from the licensing requirement.[7] Those not exempted are required to obtain a licence and failure to do so is a criminal offence subject to a maximum penalty of a fine of HK$500,000 and imprisonment for two years.[8] Those who are licensed are subject to disciplinary actions (including verbal warning, written reprimand, penalty up to HK$300,000, imposition of a condition on licence, suspension and revocation of licences[9]) by the PMSA if they commit a "disciplinary offence" as defined under section 4 of the PMSO.[10] The PMSA may issue codes of conduct containing practical guidance to licensees, including the matters that the PMSA considers to be relevant to determining whether a licensee has committed a disciplinary offence.[11]

Under the PMSO, property management services (PMSs) are to be prescribed under seven specified categories[12][13] as follows:

  1. General management services relating to a property;
  2. Management of the environment of a property;
  3. Repair, maintenance and improvement of a property;
  4. Finance and asset management relating to a property;
  5. Facility management relating to a property;
  6. Human resources management relating to personnel involved in the management of a property; and
  7. Legal services relating to the management of a property.

Only those PMCs providing PMSs falling within more than one category of PMSs are required to be licensed,[14] and individuals who assume a managerial or supervisory role in these PMCs are also required to be licensed.[15] In other words, PMCs providing PMSs falling within only one category of PMSs are not required to be licensed, and individuals working in the front line without assuming a managerial or supervisory role are not required to be licensed either. All types of properties (i.e. whether residential, commercial or otherwise) are covered by the PMSO, but "property" is given a technical meaning and refers to those which have a deed of mutual covenant (DMC) (a document containing terms that are binding on all flat owners of a multi-unit or multi-storey building[16]) since only PMSs provided to buildings with multi-ownership are intended to be regulated.[17] In other words, PMCs and PMPs providing PMSs to properties without a DMC are not to be regulated under the PMSO.

India[edit]

In India, there is no statutory regulation of property management companies, real estate agents or developers. In 2013, a Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill was passed by the Union Cabinet, but has yet to take effect. The bill seeks to set up 3 regulatory bodies in the country. The Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill was passed by the Union Cabinet in early 2016 and this is expected to bring about a sea change in the management of real estate in India.[citation needed]

New Zealand[edit]

Commercial Property Management leasing agents in New Zealand are required to have a real estate agents licence and operate and audited trust bank account. Commercial leases are covered by the Property Law Act 1952.

Residential property management in New Zealand is an unlicensed and unregulated industry. Property managers in New Zealand do not require any registration, minimum knowledge or skill. The New Zealand Government reviewed whether all forms of property management need any legislation.[18] Following completion of the review, the Associate Minister of Justice, Hon Nathan Guy, announced on 2 July 2009 that no new occupational regulation would be imposed on property managers[19] in part due to there already being existing laws which could be used to protect consumers.

New Zealand licensed Real Estate Agents may offer Residential Property Management service with qualified Real Estate Agents as Property Managers, or property manager's working under the Licensed Real estate agency. Member Agents are supposed to adhere to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand property management code of practice[20] which according to the REAA outlines industry best practices for dealing with the public. Critics state the Real Estate Agents Authority complaint committee as having less scope or jurisdiction for adverse judgement against negligent Property Management licences as they would otherwise to those in "real estate agency work",[21] unsatisfactory property management conduct cases can receive findings of "no further action" as opposed to "unsatisfactory conduct"[22] due to "conduct unrelated to estate agency work".[23] Best practice guidelines[20] imply Licensed Real Estate agencies conducting property management business should collect rent through an audited trust account which brings some certainty to the security of the Landlord and Tenants rental Monies though REAA cases implies that this is not always so.[23]

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 sets out the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants, including the requirement to have a written tenancy agreement and the need to lodge tenancy bonds (if one is required) with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The Tenancy Tribunal[24] and its adjudicators/mediators hear and make judgement on disputes (between landlord and tenants) in relation to any breaches of The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and The Unit Titles Act 2010.

The Unit Titles Act 2010 sets out the law for the ownership and management of unit title developments, where multiple owners each hold a unit title. The Act covers the set-up of such developments, body corporate governance, the rights and obligations of the body corporate and unit owners, disclosure between buyers and sellers, dispute resolution etc. The Unit Titles Regulations 2011 provide operational guidelines. The body corporate is responsible for financial and administrative functions relating to the common property and the development. All unit owners are members of the body corporate. A body corporate can delegate some of its powers and duties to a body corporate committee and a professional body corporate manager may be contracted to provide services.[25]

Republic of Ireland[edit]

In the Republic of Ireland, there is no legal obligation to form a property management company. However, management companies are generally formed to manage multi-unit developments, and must then follow the general rules of company law in terms of ownership and administration.

Since July 2012, it has become mandatory for all property service providers, including property management companies, to be registered and fully licensed by the Property Services Regulatory Authority of Ireland.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has campaigned in this area, and in September 2008 it launched a website explaining consumer rights. The NCA does not have a legislative or regulatory function in the area, unless a consumer complaint is in relation to a breach of consumer law.

Romania[edit]

No specific regulatory or licensing body exists at this time (November 2012). However, under financial business law, Any business offering Property Management as a chargeable, fee earning act of commerce may only do so if such services are listed in their Company Acts of Constitutions, i.e., legally pre-declared list of business activities. Under Romanian law, no business can derive income from any such service that is not declared in this way and should be demonstrable upon request by the client of legal entities.

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, there is no statutory regulation concerning property management companies. Companies that manage rented residential property are often members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Companies or individual landlords who accept tenancy deposits for "assured shorthold tenancies" (the usual form of residential tenancy) are required by statute to be members of a Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

United States[edit]

Most states, such as New York,[26] and Colorado,[27] require property management companies to be licensed real estate brokers if they are collecting rent, listing properties for rent, or helping negotiate leases and doing inspections as a third-party. A property manager may be a licensed real estate salesperson but generally they must be working under a licensed real estate broker. Most states have a public license check system online for anyone holding a real estate salesperson or real estate broker's license.[28] A few states, such as Idaho, Maine, and Vermont do not require property managers to have real estate licenses. Other states, such as Montana, Oregon, and South Carolina, allow property managers to work under a property management license rather than a broker's license. Some states, like Pennsylvania, allow property managers to work without a real estate license if they do not negotiate leases, hold tenants' money, or enter into leases on the property owner's behalf.

Owners who manage their own property are not required to have a real estate license in many states; however, they must at least have a business license to rent out their own home. Owners who do not live near the rental property may be required, by local government, to hire the services of a property management company.[citation needed] Some states with high tourism numbers, such as Hawaii,[29] have strict property management rules.

In California, third-party apartment property managers must be licensed with the California Bureau of Real Estate as a Real Estate Broker. A broker's license is required for any person or company that, for compensation, leases or rents or offers to lease or rent, or places for rent, or solicits listing of places for rent, or solicits for prospective tenants, or negotiates the sale, purchase or exchanges of leases on real property, or on a business opportunity, or collects rents from real property, or improvements thereon, or from business opportunities.[30] California Code of Regulations, Title 25, section 42, requires property owners of apartment buildings with 16 or more units to have on-site resident managers living on their properties. There is no such requirement for apartment buildings with less than 16 units.[31]

The designation Real Estate Broker is often confused by those unfamiliar with terms of the industry as Realtor, Agent, or Salesperson.

Panama[edit]

In order to be able to manage properties in Panama, at that moment, no licenses are required, as long as the company is focused on managing properties. Nevertheless, a real estate company which plans to buy and sell properties requires a license.

Kenya[edit]

In Kenya the Estate Agents Registration Board (EARB)[32] is the regulatory body for estate agency practice in Kenya and it derives its mandate from Estate Agents Act, 1984 Cap 533[33] which was operationalized in 1987. As per the provisions of the Act, the Board is charged with the responsibility of registering estate agents and ensuring that the competence and conduct of practicing estate agents are of a standard sufficiently high to ensure the protection of the public. The Board also keeps a list of registered members on its website that is accessible to members of public, In accordance with section 9 of the Estate Agents Act.[34] The Board recently[when?] drafted a proposal with a set of amendments to the Estate Agents Act.[35]

Associations that real estate agents and property developers can join include: Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA)[36] KPDA was established in Nairobi in 2006 as the representative body of the residential, commercial and industrial property development sector in Kenya. It is an emerging Business Member Organisation which works in proactive partnership with policy-makers, financiers and citizens to ensure that the property development industry grows rapidly but in an organized, efficient, economical and ethical manner. Another Association is the Kenya Professional Realtors Association (KPRA).[37] KPRA is a professional organization that advances Real Estate Professional Services for Real Estate Professionals who buy, sell and manage real estate and related businesses. KPRA Provides a variety of services to its members including professional designation, training certification, education and legislative representation, as well as membership in local and regional businesses affiliated with KPRA.

Professional designations[edit]

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA International) offers industry-standard designations that certify the training to property managers:[38]

  • Real Property Administrator (RPA)
  • Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)
  • Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA)
  • Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT)

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)
  • Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM)
  • Accredited Management Organization (AMO)

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

  • Accredited Community Manager (ACM)
  • Professional Housing Consultant (PHC)

National Apartment Association (NAA) has the following designations:

  • Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
  • Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS)
  • Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)
  • National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)

National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) offers designations to certify ethical and professional standards of conduct for property managers:[39]

State-specific designations include the following:

  • California – Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM)
  • Florida – Community Association Manager (CAM)
  • Minnesota – Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM)
  • Minnesota – Certified Residential Manager (CRM)

The Community Associations Institute also has designations in the United States for residential property managers who manage planned communities such as Condominiums, Home Owners Associations and Cooperatives. National designations include:

  • Association Management Specialist (AMS)
  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
  • Large Scale Manager (LSM)
  • Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) – Highest designation awarded.

The National Association of Home Builders has a specialized designation for the affordable housing industry through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program: • Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)

In the UK:

In Kenya:

Property management software[edit]

Property management software continues to grow in popularity and importance. As it decreases in price, smaller companies and amateur property managers are able to function using some of the same best practices and efficiency as larger companies. Online asset management software (OPMS, or online property management software) has been a major cause of the price declines. In addition to the core property management software options, there is a quickly growing number of closely related software products being introduced to the industry.

Property management system, also known as a PMS, is a comprehensive software application used to cover objectives like coordinating the operational functions of the front office, bookings, communication with guests, planning, reporting etc. This kind of software is used to run large-scale hotels and vacation properties.

Business models[edit]

Percentage of rent[edit]

This is the most common model, and is used by property management companies in the residential space that manage multi-home units and single family homes. The property owner in this case signs a property management agreement with the company, giving the latter the right to let it out to new tenants and collect rent. The owners don't usually even know who the tenants are. The property management company usually keeps 10-15% of the rent amount, and shares the rest with the property owner.

Fixed fee[edit]

This is the most common revenue model used by companies when monitoring empty homes or empty land sites. The work here involves monitoring the property and ensuring that it is safe and secure, and reporting back to the owner. As there is no income from these properties, a fixed monthly fee is usually charged to the owner.

Guaranteed rent[edit]

This model is also used in the residential space, but mostly for small units in high demand locations. Here, the company signs a rental agreement with the owner and pays them a fixed rent. As per the agreement, the company is given the right to sublet the property for a higher rent. The company's income is the difference between the two rents. As is evident, in this case, the company minimizes the rent paid to the owner, which is usually lower than market rates.

Revenue share[edit]

This model applies to the service apartment space and other commercial establishments, such as retail or business centers that generate revenue. In this case, the property manager signs an agreement with the property owner, with the right to convert the property into a revenue generating business such as a business center, service apartment, etc. Instead of paying rent to the owner, the management company shares a percentage of revenue.[citation needed] There are also hybrid structures here, where a combination of a fixed rent and a share of revenue is shared with the property owner.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

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Editor’s note: Want to know how to start a property management company? You’re not alone. Many new property managers and experienced real estate professionals come to Buildium with this question every day. To assemble this comprehensive post, we drew from frequently asked questions and conversations with Buildium customers along with our own expertise of over 15 years in the property management business.

The property management industry is projected to reach about $22 billion by 2023. Growth like that makes it appealing for property managers looking to start a property management company from scratch, take on more doors—or even real estate brokers looking to try it out.

Still, there’s a lot to think about before you dive headfirst into property management. In this article, we outline a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to do before you open your business’s doors to owners and residents.

Read through the whole article or jump to each section to get a picture of every bit of hard work that goes into starting your own property management business.

How to Start a Property Management Company: Article Guide

Setting Up Your Property Management Company
Organizing Your Finances
Getting Your Business Off the Ground
Marketing Your Property Management Company
Bringing on Your First Property
How to Create Your Resident Experience
Managing Your Properties

#1: Setting Up Your Food bank seattle wa Management Company

Before you do anything else, you’ll need to be properly licensed, file your business name and create a business plan—which we recommend doing first so you can size up the opportunity in front of you.

How Do You Write a Property Management Business Realty management company business plan serves as the framework for your entire property management business. The point is to plot out every aspect of your company from your startup capital all the way to breaking even. 

Per the Small Business Administration (SBA), a formal business plan has these things: 

  • Executive Summary
  • Company Description
  • Market Analysis
  • Organization and Management
  • Service or Product Outline
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Funding Request
  • Financial Projections
  • Appendix

The SBA also furnishes business plan examples for those writing one for the first time. 

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What Licenses and Certifications Do You Need to Be a Property Manager?

There are only a handful of states that don’t require some kind of licensing for property managers. Before you set up your business, make sure you have the up-to-date licensing to practice in your state, especially since housing regulations tend to change fast these days. 

  • Real Estate Broker’s License: A licensed real estate broker has taken courses and passed an exam that covers property management as well as topics such as insurance, taxes, and contracts.
  • Property Manager’s License: A property manager’s license also requires coursework and an exam.

Some certifications, while not required, will help augment your business. A certified property manager, for example, holds a real estate broker’s license and has completed coursework on property management topics.

Finally, there are associations, both national and international, that can help you network, give your business credibility and nurture your staff with continuing education and certification in property management. Those include:

  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • National Apartment Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Get a breakdown of licenses, certifications, and associations through our blog post: Property management certifications that give you an edge.

How Do You File Your Property Management Business?

Next, you’ll need to file your business for tax purposes and choose a legal entity. This is critical so that your personal assets are protected and separate from your business.

Most property management firms are set up as an LLC, or limited liability corporation, but S-Corps and C-Corps are also strong contenders with more legal protections. 

You will have to think about whether you want to file as a pass-through business like an LLC—where money passes through the business directly to you—or whether verizon wireless 800 number to pay bill want to file as a C corporation and be paid as an employee.

 C-corporations risk having a double taxation problem, empty bowls north texas food bank you shouldn’t have to worry about that if you have a good accountant who knows the laws. S-corporations pass through the taxes to the shareholders, so there is no chance for double taxation. The profits are taxed as personal income instead of business income.

Learn more about filing the tax status of your business here.

#2: Organizing Your Finances

Do you have a revenue goal in mind for your first fiscal year? If not, start thinking about one—it should be in your business plan. How much income do you expect? What are your expenses going to be? How much should you put aside for the unexpected?

Keep all of this in mind as you start planning out the financial future of your company.

How to Set Up Your Property Accounting

Keeping track of your owners’ properties can be easy as updating a spreadsheet (although we don’t recommend that). There are what is the atm deposit limit for bank of america property management accounting platforms that can not only help you keep track of rent and fees, but can monitor expenses and pay regular bills. 

They can also help you track money coming in and money going out. Income can include rent and other revenue streams received from renters, for example. While money going out can involve repairs and other payments to vendors for maintenance.

Pro tip: Setting up your bank account structure will create the foundation for disciplined accounting. First, you’ll always want to keep your security deposits in a legally-compliant trust account, with a seperate account for your owners’ properties and yet another operating account for your business. 

If you need an accounting refresher (like pretty much everyone), check out our Accounting for Non-Accountants 1) webinar and 2) guide.

What Expenses Should You Expect?

Record every monthly, quarterly, and yearly expense you have. Don’t leave anything out. Keeping track of every penny that goes out the door in the right will help you set realistic revenue goals and help you stay out of financial trouble.

Your expenses will most likely include:

  • Payroll and Vendor Fees: This is the salary for your employees (and yourself), as well as the money your contractors charge you for services.
  • Overhead: That includes supplies as well as rent and utilities for brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Other Service Fees: This includes any software you use to manage your business or to help you find prospective property owners and residents.
  • Membership Fees: If you belong to any property management associations, include the cost of membership in your calculations.

Forecasting Revenue and Setting Goals

You can expect most of your revenue to come from management fees, which is usually a percentage of the rent charged. Some businesses, however, charge a flat fee for basic services. Owners can then opt for more services for a higher fee.

Other income will come from late fees, key or lock replacement fees, finders fees for bringing in residents, maintenance bill mark-ups, and other smaller fees and charges. Check out a full list here.

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#3: Getting Your Business Off the Ground

Once you’ve laid the groundwork, it’s time to start getting the pieces together that will tioga state bank newfield your efforts—the people and the tech they’ll use. 

How Should You Structure Your Property Management Team?

There are two basic models you can set up for your property management business. The first is to start off as a general property manager who handles all management responsibilities. That would include leasing, inspections, resident communications, owner communications, fees and rent collection, and maintenance. 

The other option is to hire staff members to perform more precise roles. You may have one staff member handling leases and other managing maintenance, with repair specialists or contractors working with them.

In that case, you would have a more defined organizational chart, with tiers of staff members reporting up to you.

Defining Your Team

If you’re just starting out, your staff is going to be minimal. It may even just be you for the time being, and that’s fine. As you grow, you’ll organically bring on people to help you.

Your staff may be made up of full-time or part-time employees, or contract workers. The first step is to decide what kind of work you need done and then determine if it’s worth putting someone on the payroll or outsourcing.

Full- or part-time employees you may consider are:

  • Additional property managers
  • Admins or receptionists (if you have a brick-and-mortar location)
  • Maintenance staff
  • Sales representatives
  • Payroll and accounts payable
  • Leasing agents
  • Showing coordinators
  • Move-out coordinators
  • Field managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Office managers (for a brick-and-mortar location)
  • Service coordinators
  • Marketing specialists

And just because they aren’t on the payroll, doesn’t mean that a team member or company isn’t a dire need. Below are some contractors that property managers rely upon:

  • Accountant (a good accountant will always be your most trusted advisor)
  • Real estate lawyers (also a partner to make sure you are in compliance with the law and protected from potential liability)
  • Contractors such as painters, plumbers, roofers, groundskeepers, pool cleaners, locksmiths, chimney sweeps or HVAC specialists
  • Customer/resident service reps
  • Information technology (IT) staff

When hiring any vendor, make sure to get a copy of their license, insurance certificate, and bond certificate (if they have one) to protect your company if something goes wrong. Also, try to fight for a reduced rate for your property owners—they will appreciate that you worked hard to save them money.

Pro tip: There are software solutions that can be the centerpoint of all your operations. Buildium, for example, provides a platform that helps you handle accounting, 1099 filing, communication and maintenance tasks, reducing the need for extra staff.

Finding and Hiring the Right People

Once you’ve determined which full- and part-time positions you need, it’s time to find the staff that can make it happen. There are two steps to this process. First, you need to get strong candidates in the door for an interview. To do that, write clear job descriptions and use ads that really speak to the culture (and benefits) of your company. Post your ad in the right places for your audience. 

Associations like the NARPM have their own job boards for property managers and most mainstream job sites like Indeed and ZipRecruiter also list related jobs.

Once you’ve hired jos a bank thanksgiving hours right people, you’ll want to keep them. You also want them to become evangelists for your company and culture. Remember, happy employees are one of the most powerful tools for attracting new talent, as well as representing your brand to residents and property owners. They’re the first to spread your reputation, after all.

To keep your employees happy and boost your business, create a strong company culture from the get go. Provide competitive benefits, stay connected with their needs, and push them to learn and pursue their professional development.

Building Relationships with Property Owners

It’s a no-brainer that valuing employee relationships can build a solid business, but so can relationships with property owners in your community. 

Doing so starts with setting expectations before a property owner even becomes a client. Talk to prospective clients before you sign a contract to understand what it is they’re looking for in a property management firm and explain exactly what you can provide for them.

Keep the lines of communication open at all times, send monthly owner draw reports, and give them the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback. At the same time, you should feel confident providing your own proactive feedback to owners and identify opportunities for additional revenue streams.

You want to deliver the best customer service you can for your owners and the best living experience for your residents.

What Property Management Technology and Software Do You Need?

For every business, there is a software solution. 

Quickbooks can manage all things financial for your business operating account, from invoices to P&Ls. You can also use it to manage taxes and audits.

Google provides web-based tools that rival Microsoft’s Office Suite. Create documents, spreadsheets, and even slide presentations. And you can store and share your documents on Google Drive.

MailChimp can help you organize your email, while SurveyMonkey can help you gather feedback from residents.

There’s no question you’ll need software tools to help you do business. Picking the right ones is a matter of listing out your business functions and researching which software tools can save you time, resources, and money.

For property managers, in particular, there are SaaS (software as a service) platforms that cater to the specific needs of your business without having to cobble together too many software solutions.

Buildium, for instance, gives you the power to accept rent payments online, as well as centralize your property accounting. You can handle your maintenance requests, property inspections, and even renters insurance through it, as well. 

For those who will often be out and about, using mobile-enabled technology for property management can keep your business agile and operating from anywhere.

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#4: Marketing Your Property Management Company

A big part of getting your business to take off is your branding and marketing.

Your branding defines who you are and what you do as a company. It should be a direct representation of your culture and values. Are you a boutique property management company that provides specialized services? Do you focus on HOAs or luxury Class A properties? All of these factors contribute to your brand. 

Once you define your brand, it’s time to start marketing. Whether you do it yourself or hire a firm, you should push your business actively through your website, social media, paid advertising, and local networking.

How to Grow Your Portfolio From Zero

At this point, you may have only one property in your portfolio, or none at all. You’ve got to bring in a lot of leads to start building your portfolio, something called “feeding the top of the marketing funnel.” 

This is when you cast a wide net, pull in potential property owners and investors and then start talking to them about your services to gain their interest and bring them closer to signing with you.

But those leads don’t come from thin air. You need to start with a multi-faceted marketing strategy to attract potential clients. You can do that with the following tools:

  • Your Website: Your website is your digital storefront. Optimize it for both property owners and residents to make a great first impression with your branding.
  • Content Marketing:Create a blog that addresses owners’ and residents’ concerns, Doing so sets you up as an expert in your field, a trustworthy partner in providing the best services for owners and residents alike.
  • Social Media: Get on the right social media channels for your audience and start posting. Engage with your followers by asking them to comment, and always respond to requests, complaints, or compliments. You can also share content and comment on other’s posts, as well. Social keeps you top of mind without the resources it takes to create new content.
  • Review Sites: If your owners or residents are happy with your services, ask them to write a review on Google, LinkedIn, the Better Business Bureau, or Yelp  to boost your reputation and attract more prospects.
  • Local Business Events: Make connections and share your expertise to attract new business in your community and stoke word of mouth, especially with local investor groups.
  • Paid Search:Target certain search terms that potential clients are using and bid on them to have your name appear first in search. 
  • Matchmaking and Marketplace Services:Use one of these services, such as All Property Management, to do the marketing work for you.
  • Professional Referrals: Encouraging referrals from other real estate professional contacts like brokers or investors is a start to building long term, lucrative relationships. Pro tip: It’s possible that you pay a cash referral to brokers and give them first right of refusal for any property sales that pop up with your owners.

Want to read more about filling up your marketing funnel? In this post, learn how to up your lead generation game.

#5: Bringing on Your First Property

You have your first client. Congratulations! Now it’s time to talk about fees and get that contract signed. Here are some tips to help you determine your fee structure and how you should handle contracts.

How Do You Set a Pricing Structure?

It’s mandatory to do your research when it comes to setting fees. Check out what other property managers are charging for similar services on comparable properties. Look at your own revenue goals to see if you can offer more competitive pricing and consider the types of properties you are taking on.

Staying competitive may depend on the pricing structure and what’s bundled in your ongoing management fee, which includes your baseline service.

While most of the time this fee will bundle handling residents, accepting rents, staying on top of maintenance, and conducting inspections, you want to make sure you don’t assume a one-size-fits-all approach that makes it near impossible to turn a profit.

If you are already going in with a sizable portfolio, you’ll need to know how much you’ll pay each property manager. If you bring them on as an independent contractor, will you compensate them by the number of units, gross rents, or percentage of rent collected? These are all tricky questions, again, that can be answered by knowing your market and its workforce.

That said are three phh mortgage defer a payment ways property managers usually set their ongoing management fee:

  • Percentage-Based Fees: Some suggest that property management fees fall between 8 and 12 percent of the rent, while others recommend different rates. The reality is that this will depend on your local market, and your own services formula, so make sure that you do your research.
  • Flat Fees: Some property managers charge a flat fee for basic services and offer other services as a package, or à la carte basis. It allows property owners to customize their services and choose only what they need.
  • Per-Project Fees: If your property owner needs services on an ad hoc basis, this is the best and most affordable option for them. They won’t be paying for services they don’t use regularly, which they will appreciate. 

À la carte fees to consider are setup fees, leasing fees, late payment fees, vacant unit fees and eviction fees: 

  • Setup Fees: This is a one-time fee for getting setup in your system. It’s even easier to justify when you have a property management platform in place. Pro tip: Many of our clients work property management technology into their sales pitch to demonstrate the value added through features like owner reporting and resident-facing portals.
  • Leasing Fees: When a property is vacant this one-time charge helps you cover your services from finding a new resident to getting them moved in (e.g. rental listing syndication, showings, screening, leasing, and move-in).
  • Lease Renewal Fees: This fee covers lease renewals, which can be a smart idea if there is a rigorous renewal process in place.
  • Eviction Fees: While you’ll clearly want to avoid evictions through proper tenant screening, sometimes they happen. This fee will help cover the time you spend following the legal process as a representative for the property owner.

Again, knowing your market and having a firm idea of how you spend your resources will give you some more direction on how to best set your pricing, which will adapt over time. Learn more about setting pricing structure and fees here.

Creating Solid Management Contracts

Remember that old saying: strong fences make good neighbors? Well, solid contracts realty management company stable business relationships. A contract should spell out the roles and responsibilities of the property manager.

A well-thought-out contract will include

  • Management fees
  • Off-duty coverage
  • Work hours and vacation time
  • Workman’s comp, liability insurance, and indemnification from loss and damages
  • Whether you or your property managers will live on-site
  • Maintenance and repair budgets
  • Emergency funds
  • A detailed description of the services promised
  • A timetable for invoicing and any penalties for non-payment

We recommend to always have a lawyer look over your contracts to make sure everything is locked down, and to put it together a template for all of your contract negotiations.

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#6: How to Create the Your Resident Experience

You and your team will interact with residents every day. Creating a memorable resident experience, where renters are engaged and happy, keeps your properties running smoothly, helps you attract other residents through word of mouth and builds your reputation with property owners.

To do that, target the right residents for your properties, foster a sense of community, and keep the lines of communication open.

Providing the Right Experience and Amenities for Your Residents

The kind of resident experience and service you provide will depend on the preferences of the residents your properties attract. Residents are looking for more than four walls and a roof. They want a convenient arrangement that lines up with their lifestyle—and feels like home. Apartments in the city may attract young professionals, but they may also attract retirees looking to downsize. Houses and condos may attract families. 

Take your resident population into consideration for every aspect of your property management business, from emergency planning to facilities to run-of-the-mill communications.

For example, an older population may be are banks closed today for good friday comfortable receiving communications via email or letters in their mailboxes. Their social media platform of choice is most likely Facebook. Meanwhile, a young family may prefer text notifications and place a heavier focus on convenient parking.

Pro tip: Use an online resident center (or a portal) so your residents can access the information they need, pay their rent, and communicate with you through the convenience of a mobile app.

If you are managing multifamilies with communal spaces, have you considered the kinds of amenities you’d like to offer your residents? Perks such as an event calendar work spaces, outdoor fitness areas and mailboxes for Amazon packages help properties stand out.  You often won’t be able to control what the amenities are, but you can create an amazing resident culture and control how you market it.

How to Handle Complaints, Requests, and Disputes

For every complaint, request, and dispute, hear out your residents and let them know that you take their issues seriously. If it’s something you can resolve or fix, do so as quickly as possible and give your residents a timeline. 

If it’s something you can’t fix, explain why.

How to Create Emergency Plans

Property managers need emergency plans for everything from fires and burst pipes to earthquakes and hurricanes. Your plans should be clear, detailed, and tailored to the kinds of emergencies and natural disasters common in your area.

Learn more about creating emergency plans here.

#7: Managing Your Properties

Once you decide—or the market decides for you—which kind of properties to target (single-family, multifamily, condos, etc.), it’s time to start thinking about the requirements you’ll need to meet to manage them.

Handling Maintenance and Repair

Choosing to offer maintenance and repair services could be a big sell for potential clients who don’t want to deal with the time and cost of maintaining their properties or fixing unexpected issues. And it’s a win for your business, too, since you can mark up the cost of repairs while taking one more worry off your property owners’ plates.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you choose to offer those services:

  • Include a clause in your contract that spells out exactly which services you will provide and how they will be paid for.
  • Make sure your liability insurance covers all work you do as well as all employees and contractors central pa food bank facebook do the work for you.
  • Put a reliable work order system in place. You can even use a platform like Buildium to encourage residents to submit work orders online. Then use it to track the work from start to finish.

Assembling Your Leasing Services

A big value add that many property management companies offer is filling vacancies. Clearly, you’ll want to minimize unoccupied units that will cost you and your owners money in lost rent. 

Likewise, you’ll want to make sure you have a lean and mean process to get high-quality residents into their homes quickly, efficiently, and with a strong first impression from lead to lease. Technology can deliver in spades here. Below are all the ways technology can be the rocket fuel for your leasing process.

  1. Marketing listings: To market a listing, you’ll need to advertise it and attract quality renters. Many property management platforms have rental listing syndication that you can use to blast out a single listing to multiple sites like Zillow and Trulia with one click.
  2. Showings: Once you attract interested renters, you’ll schedule showings, which can be a full-time job in itself. That’s why showings and scheduling software can be a massive time saver. 
  3. Resident screening: Next, you’ll want to screen applicants using a partner like Transunion, who specializes in background checks. 
  4. Leasing: Finally, you want to make the leasing process fast, convenient, one-hundred percent organized. Property management software also has an easy solution for you to avoid all the paperwork and collect signatures electronically and stored online.
  5. Property inspections: As residents move in and out, and also during the term of a lease, you’ll want to conduct inspections. Why not conduct your inspections through a mobile app? Doing so will ensure damage beyond normal wear and tear is recorded, repaired, and paid for by the right party, while staying compliant with city and state building codes.

How to Remain Compliant

And speaking of building codes, compliance is a very big part of your job that can’t be overlooked. It will be up to you to stay on top of rules and regulations on things like elevators, sanitation, and building permits. You will also have to pass regular inspection with the fire department, which will look for property placement of smoke detectors, extinguishers, and signage for fire exits.

Learn more about legal considerations and compliance here.

What’s Your Next Move?

To win in property management, you’ll need great customer service and project management skills. You’ll need to keep on top of industry trends as well as local rules and regulations.

You will have to realty management company how to market your business and your properties, pull potential clients and residents down the marketing funnel and get contracts and leases signed. It seems overwhelming right?

You don’t have to go it alone. If you’re serious about learning how to start a property management company, take it piece by piece and always surround yourself with people you truly trust. The only way to go is to build the right foundation for your business that will help you scale up with confidence.

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Property management

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Property management is the operation, control, maintenance, and oversight of real estate and physical property. This can include residential, commercial, and land real estate. Management indicates the need of real estate to be cared for and monitored, with accountability for and attention to its useful life and condition considered. This is much akin to the role of management in any business.

Property management is also the management of personal property, equipment, tooling, and physical capital assets that are acquired and used to build, repair, and maintain end item deliverables. Property management involves the processes, systems, and manpower required to manage the life cycle of all acquired property as defined above including acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization, and disposition.

An owner of a single-family home, condominium, or multi-family building may engage the services of a professional property management company. The company will then advertise the rental property, handle tenant inquiries, screen applicants, select suitable candidates, draw up a ironton weather agreement, conduct a move in inspection, move the tenant(s) into the property and collect rental income. The company will then coordinate any maintenance issues, supply the owner(s) with financial statements and any relevant information regarding the property, etc.

Roles[edit]

There are many facets to this profession, including managing the accounts and finances of the real estate properties, and participating in or initiating litigation with tenants, contractors and insurance agencies. Litigation is at times considered a separate function, set aside for trained attorneys. Although a person will be responsible for this in his/her job description, there may be an attorney working under a property manager. Special attention is given to landlord/tenant law and most commonly evictions, non-payment, harassment, reduction of pre-arranged services, and public nuisance are legal subjects that gain the most amount of attention from property managers. Therefore, it is a necessity that a property manager be current with applicable municipal, county, state and Federal Fair Housing laws and practices.

Licensing[edit]

Australia[edit]

Every state of Australia except South Australia require a proper license in order to manage a property. The purpose of this regulation is to ensure that a property manager is as well-prepared for the job as possible. (There may be exceptions like managing an extremely small property for a relative.) In South Australia, if you run a property management business, you must be a registered land agent.[1]

All tenancy applications received are reference checked inclusive of identification, means of income, previous tenancy references and workplace references.[citation needed] Additionally tenants are checked against the National Tenancy Information Centre of Australia which records details of defaulting tenants.[citation needed]

Canada[edit]

In Canada, the laws governing property management and landlord/tenant relations are, generally speaking, a Provincial responsibility. Each Province and Territory makes its own laws on these matters. In most cases any person or company can offer property management services, and there are licensing requirements. Other than specific laws in each Province and Territory governing these matters, they are governed by English Common Law, except in the Province of Quebec where the Civil Code is used in place of English Common Law. In some cities, the Provincial Legislation is supplemented by City by-laws.

British Columbia[edit]

The licensing of property managers is regulated by the provincial government and licensing by the BC Real Estate Council (RECBC). The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government in 1958. Its mandate is to protect the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. The Council is responsible for licensing individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property management. The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates complaints against licensees and imposes disciplinary sanctions under the Act.

The Council is responsible for ensuring that the interests of consumers who use the services of real estate licensees are adequately protected against wrongful actions by the licensees. A wrongful action may be deliberate or may be the consequence of inadequate exercise of reasonable judgment by a licensee in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.

The Council is responsible for determining what is appropriate education in real estate matters for individuals seeking to be licensed as real estate practitioners and arranging for licensing courses and examinations as part of the qualification requirement for licensing. Under the authority of the Council, licensing courses are delivered by the UBC Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division.

Ontario[edit]

In Ontario, no licensing is required to operate, however ACMO – the Association of Condo Managers of Ontario is a self-governing body for certification and designation of its members who run buildings with more than 600 units. (RECO) the Real Estate Council of Ontario, regulates licensed realtors in Ontario. The provincial government is revising its condominium act. After public consultation, it hopes to put forth legislation during the 2015–2016 session requiring Condo Management firms and staff or condo employees and boards to be accredited.

Saskatchewan and Alberta[edit]

Both require property managers to hold a real estate license.

Germany[edit]

In Germany, property management is divided into the areas of home owner‘s association management (WEG-Verwaltung), rental management (Mietverwaltung), and special property management (Sondereigentumsverwaltung) with different clients and tasks. Since 2018, a license in accordance with the Trade Regulation Act (§ 34 C GewO) is mandatory for property managers. This requires sufficient insurance as well as sound financial circumstances and reliability. There are no requirements regarding professional trainings or degrees. However, there is a training obligation of twenty hours within ally secure dealer portal period of three years. Receiving a license as a property manager in Germany is accompanied by membership of the relevant chamber of industry and commerce.[2]

Hong Kong[edit]

In Hong Kong, property management companies (PMCs)[3] and property management practitioners (PMPs)[4] are regulated under the Property Management First national bank hours today Ordinance (PMSO) (Chapter 626 of the Laws of Hong Kong),[5] which was enacted in 2016. Only some sections under the PMSO have commenced operation and they are the ones concerning the establishment of the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) as the regulator for the industry. Apart from establishing the PMSA, the PMSO provides a legal framework for the regulatory regime, and the details of the regime, including the licensing criteria for PMCs and PMPs, are being formulated by the PMSA (public consultation underway[6]) and will be set out in subsidiary legislation. Other sections of the PMSO will commence operation after the subsidiary legislation is passed by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and commences operation.

Certain classes of persons are exempted from the licensing requirement.[7] Those not exempted are required to obtain a licence and failure to do so is a criminal offence subject to a maximum penalty of a fine of HK$500,000 and imprisonment for two years.[8] Those who are licensed are subject to disciplinary actions (including verbal warning, written reprimand, penalty up to HK$300,000, imposition of a condition on licence, suspension and revocation of licences[9]) by the PMSA if they commit a "disciplinary offence" as defined under section 4 of the PMSO.[10] The PMSA may issue codes of conduct containing practical guidance to licensees, including the matters that the PMSA considers to be relevant to determining whether a licensee has committed a disciplinary offence.[11]

Under the PMSO, property management services (PMSs) are to be prescribed under seven specified categories[12][13] as follows:

  1. General health savings account 2018 rules services relating to a property;
  2. Management of the environment of a property;
  3. Repair, maintenance and improvement of a property;
  4. Finance and asset management relating to a property;
  5. Facility management relating to a property;
  6. Human resources management relating to personnel involved in the management of a property; and
  7. Legal services relating to the management of a property.

Only those PMCs providing PMSs falling within more than one category of PMSs are required to be licensed,[14] and individuals who assume a managerial or supervisory role in these PMCs are also required to be licensed.[15] In other words, PMCs providing PMSs falling within only one category of PMSs are not required to be licensed, and individuals working in the front line without assuming a managerial or supervisory role are not realty management company to be licensed either. All types of properties (i.e. whether residential, commercial or otherwise) are covered by the PMSO, but "property" is given a technical meaning and refers to those which have a deed of mutual covenant (DMC) (a document containing terms that are binding on all flat owners of a multi-unit or multi-storey building[16]) since only PMSs provided to buildings with multi-ownership are intended to be regulated.[17] In other words, PMCs and PMPs providing PMSs to properties without a DMC are not to be regulated under the PMSO.

India[edit]

In India, there is no statutory regulation of property management companies, real estate agents or developers. In 2013, a Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill was passed by the Union Cabinet, but has yet to take effect. The bill seeks to set up 3 regulatory bodies in the country. The Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill was passed by the Union Cabinet in early 2016 and this is expected to bring about a sea change in the management of real estate in India.[citation needed]

New Zealand[edit]

Commercial Property Management leasing agents in New Zealand are required to have a real estate agents licence and operate and audited trust bank account. Commercial leases are covered by the Property Law Act 1952.

Residential property management in New Zealand is an unlicensed and unregulated industry. Property managers in New Zealand do not require any registration, minimum knowledge or skill. The New Zealand Government reviewed whether all forms of property management need any legislation.[18] Following completion of the review, the Associate Minister of Justice, Hon Nathan Guy, announced on 2 July 2009 that no new occupational regulation would be imposed on property managers[19] in part due to there already being existing laws which could be used to protect consumers.

New Zealand licensed Real Estate Agents may offer Residential Property Management service with qualified Real Estate Agents as Property Managers, or property manager's working under the Licensed Real estate agency. Member Agents are supposed to adhere to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand property management code of practice[20] which according to the REAA outlines industry best practices for dealing with the public. Critics state the Real Estate Agents Authority complaint committee as having less scope or jurisdiction for adverse judgement against negligent Property Management licences as they would otherwise to those in "real estate agency realty management company unsatisfactory property management conduct cases can receive findings of "no further action" as opposed to "unsatisfactory conduct"[22] due to "conduct unrelated to estate agency work".[23] Best practice guidelines[20] imply Licensed Real Estate agencies conducting property management business should collect rent through an audited trust account which brings some certainty to the security of the Landlord and Tenants rental Monies though REAA cases implies that this is not always so.[23]

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 sets out the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants, including the requirement to have a written tenancy agreement and the need to lodge tenancy bonds (if one is required) with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The Tenancy Tribunal[24] and its adjudicators/mediators hear and make judgement on disputes (between landlord and tenants) in relation to any breaches of The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and The Unit Titles Act 2010.

The Unit Titles Act 2010 sets out the law for the ownership and management of unit title developments, where multiple owners each hold a unit title. The Act covers the set-up of such developments, body corporate governance, the rights and obligations of the body corporate and unit owners, disclosure between buyers and sellers, dispute resolution etc. The Unit Titles Regulations 2011 provide operational guidelines. The body corporate is responsible for financial and administrative functions relating to the common property and the development. All unit owners are members of the body corporate. A body corporate can delegate some of its powers and duties to a body corporate committee and a professional body corporate manager may be contracted to provide services.[25]

Republic of Ireland[edit]

In the Republic of Ireland, there is no legal obligation to form a property management company. However, management companies are generally formed to manage multi-unit developments, and must then follow the general rules of company law in terms of ownership and administration.

Since July 2012, it has become mandatory for independent bank mortgage property service providers, including property management companies, to be registered and fully licensed by the Property Services Regulatory Authority of Ireland.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has campaigned in this area, and in September 2008 it launched a website explaining consumer rights. The NCA does not have a legislative or regulatory function in the area, unless a consumer complaint is in relation to a breach of consumer law.

Romania[edit]

No specific regulatory or licensing body exists at this time (November 2012). However, under financial business law, Any business offering Property Management as a chargeable, fee earning act of commerce may only do so if such services are listed in their Company Realty management company of Constitutions, i.e., legally pre-declared list of business activities. Under Romanian law, no business can derive income from any such service that is not declared in this way and should be demonstrable upon request by the client of legal entities.

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, there is no statutory regulation concerning property management companies. Companies that manage rented residential property are often members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Companies or individual landlords who accept tenancy deposits for "assured shorthold tenancies" (the usual form of residential tenancy) are required by statute to be members of a Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

United States[edit]

Most states, such as New York,[26] and Colorado,[27] require property management companies to be licensed real estate brokers if they are collecting rent, listing properties for rent, or helping negotiate leases and doing inspections as a third-party. A property manager may be a licensed real estate salesperson but generally they must be working under a licensed real estate broker. Most states have a public license check system online for anyone holding a real estate salesperson or real estate broker's license.[28] A few states, such as Idaho, Maine, and Vermont do not require property managers to have real estate licenses. Other states, such as Montana, Oregon, and South Carolina, allow property managers to work under a property management license rather than a broker's license. Some states, like Pennsylvania, allow property managers to work without a real estate license if they do not negotiate leases, hold tenants' money, or enter into leases on the property owner's behalf.

Owners who manage their own property are not required to have a real estate license in many states; however, they must at least have a business license to rent out their own home. Owners who do not live near the rental property may be required, by local government, to hire the services of a property management company.[citation needed] Some states with high tourism numbers, such as Hawaii,[29] have strict property management rules.

In California, third-party apartment property managers must be licensed with the California Bureau of Real Estate as a Real Estate Broker. A broker's license is required for any person or company that, for compensation, leases or rents or offers to lease or rent, or places for rent, or solicits listing of places for rent, or solicits for prospective tenants, or negotiates the sale, purchase or exchanges of leases on real property, or on a business opportunity, or collects rents from real property, or improvements realty management company, or from business opportunities.[30] California Code of Regulations, Title 25, section 42, requires property owners of apartment buildings with 16 or more units to have on-site resident managers living on their properties. There is no such requirement for apartment buildings with less than 16 units.[31]

The designation Real Estate Broker is often confused by those unfamiliar with terms of the industry as Realtor, Agent, or Salesperson.

Panama[edit]

In order to be able to manage properties in Panama, at that moment, no licenses are required, as long as the company is focused on managing properties. Nevertheless, a real estate company which plans to buy and sell properties requires a license.

Kenya[edit]

In Kenya the Estate Agents Registration Board (EARB)[32] is the regulatory body for estate agency practice in Kenya and it derives its mandate from Estate Agents Act, 1984 Cap 533[33] which was operationalized in 1987. As per the provisions of the Act, the Board is charged with the responsibility of registering estate agents and ensuring that the competence and conduct of practicing estate agents are of a standard sufficiently high to ensure the protection of the public. The Board also keeps a list of registered members on its website that is accessible to members of public, In accordance with section 9 of the Estate Agents Act.[34] The Board recently[when?] drafted a proposal with a set of amendments to the Estate Agents Act.[35]

Associations that real estate agents and property developers can join include: Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA)[36] KPDA was established in Nairobi in 2006 as the representative body of the residential, commercial and industrial property development sector in Kenya. It is an emerging Business Member Organisation which works in proactive partnership with policy-makers, financiers and citizens to ensure that the property development industry grows rapidly but in an organized, efficient, economical and ethical manner. Another Association is the Kenya Professional Realtors Association (KPRA).[37] KPRA is a professional organization that advances Real Estate Professional Services for Real Estate Professionals who buy, sell and manage real estate and related businesses. KPRA Provides a variety of services to its members including professional designation, training certification, education and legislative representation, as well as membership in local and regional businesses affiliated with KPRA.

Professional designations[edit]

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA International) offers industry-standard designations that certify the training to property managers:[38]

  • Real Property Administrator (RPA)
  • Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)
  • Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA)
  • Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT)

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)
  • Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM)
  • Accredited Management Organization (AMO)

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

  • Accredited Community Manager (ACM)
  • Professional Housing Consultant (PHC)

National Apartment Association (NAA) has the following designations:

  • Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
  • Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS)
  • Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)
  • National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)

National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) offers designations to certify ethical and professional uk phone country code from usa of conduct for property managers:[39]

State-specific designations include the following: ally auto bill pay phone number – Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM)

  • Florida – Community Association Manager (CAM)
  • Minnesota – Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM)
  • Minnesota – Certified Residential Manager (CRM)
  • The Community Associations Institute also has designations in the United States for residential property managers who manage planned communities such as Condominiums, Home Owners Associations and Cooperatives. National designations include:

    • Association Management Specialist (AMS)
    • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
    • Large Scale Manager (LSM)
    • Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) – Highest designation awarded.

    The National Association of Home Builders has a specialized designation for the affordable housing industry through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program: • Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)

    In the UK:

    In Kenya:

    Property management software[edit]

    Property management software continues to grow in popularity and importance. As it decreases in price, smaller companies and amateur property managers are able to function using some of the same best practices and efficiency as larger companies. Online asset management software (OPMS, or online property management software) has been a major cause of the price declines. In addition to the core property management software options, there is a quickly growing number of closely related software products being introduced to the industry.

    Property management system, also known as a PMS, is a comprehensive software application used to cover objectives like coordinating the operational functions of the front office, bookings, communication with guests, planning, reporting etc. This kind of software is used to run large-scale hotels and vacation properties.

    Business models[edit]

    Percentage of rent[edit]

    This is the most common model, and is used by property management companies in the residential space that manage multi-home units and single family homes. The property owner in this case signs a property management agreement with the company, giving the latter the right to let it out to new tenants and collect rent. The owners don't usually even know who the tenants are. The property management company usually keeps 10-15% of the rent amount, and shares the rest with the property owner.

    Fixed fee[edit]

    This is the most common revenue model used by companies when monitoring empty homes or empty land sites. The work here involves monitoring the property and ensuring that it is safe and secure, and reporting back to the owner. As there is no income from these properties, a fixed monthly fee is usually charged to the owner.

    Guaranteed rent[edit]

    This model is also used in the residential space, but mostly for small units in high demand locations. Here, the company signs a rental agreement with the owner and pays them a fixed rent. As per the agreement, the company is given the right to sublet the property for a higher rent. The company's income is the difference between the two rents. As is evident, in this case, the company minimizes the rent paid to the owner, which is usually lower than market rates.

    Revenue share[edit]

    This model applies to the service apartment space and other commercial establishments, such as retail or business centers that generate revenue. In this case, the property manager signs an agreement with the property owner, with the right to convert the property into a revenue generating business such as a business center, service apartment, etc. Instead of paying rent to the owner, the management company shares a percentage of revenue.[citation needed] There are also hybrid structures here, where a combination of a fixed rent and a share of revenue is shared with the property owner.[citation needed]

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

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    View our current Long-Term Rental inventory and apply online!

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    Vacation Rentals

    Vacation Rentals

    Access our dedicated book online website to view Vacation Rental inventory.

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    Commercial Rentals

    Commercial Rentals

    View our available Commercial Locations and Spaces.

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    Wedding & Event Venues

    Wedding & Event Venues

    View the local Venues and Event Centers offered by TVRManagement.

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    Why Choose Us?

    Why Choose Us?

    TVRManagement, Inc., was established in 2006 as a result of demand for professional, effective property management in Teton Valley. At that time, the business was structured to conform to current and future state and federal requirements, to provide an easier line of communication with homeowners, to provide knowledge and professionalism in regards to tenancy and equal housing, and to provide unparalleled customer service. On top of all of that, we knew we had to provide an aggressive approach regarding marketing with an online and local presence.

    • Excellent Customer Service
    • Attention to Detail
    • Quick Response
    • Years of Experience
    • Leader in the Industry
    • Certified and Licensed

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    Experience Makes All The Difference

    We combine years of experience with the most advanced systems to manage properties of every size with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

    Call Us Today

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