TOTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC
Custom management solutions are available to a wide range of real estate properties: single family residence, condominiums, multi-unit investment properties, and town homes.
Our Full Service Property Management includes:
- Provide market analysis to ensure your property receives its best income potential according to the prevailing market conditions.
- Suggest property improvements that maximize rental potential.
- Respond to all calls from advertising. Show property to potential tenant. (Each prospective tenant will be accompanied by our property manager to ensure the property remains in pristine condition. This process also provides us with constructive feedback and an assessment of the customer’s interest in your property.)
- Require a detailed rental application to be completed, and then thoroughly evaluate and screen each applicant.
- Execute lease agreement.
- Collect monthly rent.
- Handle request for repairs and maintenance to property.
- We have relationships with maintenance, workers, tradesmen, contractors, suppliers, and vendors. We guarantee to get you the best work for the best price and oversee any necessary maintenance projects. (No repairs are performed without the approval of the Owner.)
- Provide owner with fully itemized monthly reports and year-end accounting statement.
- Periodic inspections of the property, during lease, in order to ensure proper maintenance.
- Arrange tenant notices and evictions, when necessary.
- Perform property inspection upon move-in and move-out of each Tenant. Keep written evaluation on file.
- Maintain a professional relationship with Owner and Tenant. Our goal is satisfied long-term Tenants who pay the rent on time and take care of the property.
- Pricing: 10% monthly commission; there are no out-of-pocket cost to the Owner. We only get paid when there is a Tenant in place.
Is Your Home Ready To Rent?
Is Your Home Ready To Rent?
This list was compiled to assist you in getting your home ready. Some items may not be applicable to your situation. Along with the items below, review the inspection form to see what the tenant will be completing once the home is rented.
1. Remove all trash / debris from yard
2. Call waste company and have your garbage can removed. Stop service.
3. Mow lawn and trim hedges
4. Wash off hard surfaces
5. Review the exterior for any minor repairs
6. Replace any screens on windows
7. Check outside lights for operation
8. Program irrigation system
9. Check fence for any damages
10. Wash off outdoor HVAC unit
1. Clean all appliances
2. Have carpet professionally cleaned
3. Clean all hard floor surfaces and baseboards
4. Paint walls if needed
5. Repair holes and damages to walls and trim
6. Check attic and ceiling for any leaks
7. Check fireplace for safe operation 8. Check each faucet and shower head for proper operation
9. Check for plumbing leaks
10. Make sure all light bulbs are working
11. Change HVAC filters
12. Clean home and deodorize air
13. Wash out garage
14. Check locks for operation
1. Forward mail to new location
2. Do not turn off utilities.
These will be switched to the new tenant upon date of occupancy.
3. Notify your insurance company the home is being rented or unoccupied
Why Hire A Property Manager?
Why Hire A Property Manager?
If you've owned income property for any length of time, you know that managing a rental can be financially rewarding. At the same time, you've also likely discovered that property management requires a large commitment of time and effort. While it may make sense to take the do-it-yourself approach if you're a handy person, live close to your property, and don't mind devoting several hours per month to the task, in many cases this just isn't practical---especially if you hope to expand your business. With this in mind, here are some critical tasks a property manager can help you with:
- Setting the right rental rates: While looking through the classifieds to see what other landlords are charging for similar properties is a fine way to ballpark your rent price, 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.
- Collecting and depositing monthly rent payments on time: If you've ever worked in a billing department, you know that securing payment from clients can be difficult, not to mention awkward. Property management companies have efficient, tried-and-true systems in place to effectively collect rent and maintain on-time payments. You'll find this particularly important if you have a limited number of properties, and collecting payments on time is crucial to maintaining your cash flow.
- Marketing and advertising your property: Through long experience, a property manager will know exactly where to market your property and how to craft compelling advertising materials---a significant advantage when it comes to filling your properties quickly and avoiding long vacancies.
- Finding the right tenants: Experienced property managers are experts at finding good tenants, and will take care of all the details, including the securing all criminal background and security checks, running credit reports, verifying employment, and collecting previous landlord references.
- Managing tenants: In addition to finding good tenants, a property management company will manage all aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship. The property manager will handle both routine and emergency maintenance, take care of routine inspections, and manage any situations where conflict resolution is required.
- Managing vendor relationships: Property management companies have relationships with maintenance workers, tradesmen, contractors, suppliers, and vendors that it's almost impossible for an independent landlord to duplicate. Not only will your property manager get you the best work for the best price, they'll oversee any necessary maintenance projects.
- Ensuring that you're in compliance with housing regulations and property laws: There is a multitude of applicable laws and regulations to abide by when renting and maintaining your rental property. These include local, state and federal regulations, as well as fair housing regulations (such as the ADA). A property manager can help you avoid lawsuits by keeping your property up-to-date and in compliance with these regulations.
- Enabling you to invest in geographically distant properties: If you manage your own properties, you're pretty much limited to investment opportunities within a tight radius of your own home. By hiring a property manager, you can take advantage of investment deals in any location you wish.
- Maximizing the profitability of your time: By having a property manager take care of the day-to-day aspects of running your income property, your free to spend your time identifying further investment opportunities or otherwise furthering your career.
- Maximizing the profitability of your money: Most property managers charge a percentage of your property's monthly rental rate in exchange for their services. The rate typically runs anywhere from 6-10%, which is generally less than the money you save by hiring a professional to take care of your property.