Our pricing is competitive with other property management companies in the area, however with us, you benefit from the added value of 30 years of experience from the nation’s leading property management company. Although we offer a variety of pricing plans, not every pricing plan may suit your requirements. Thus, we can work together to achieve one that best suits your needs.
Full-Service Property Management Fees
Tired of the challenges and logistics that come with managing your rental property? We can alleviate those aspects of property management for you and allow you to enjoy life more while ensuring a sound return on your investment, mitigate risks, and provide a safe and well-maintained residence for tenants. You’ll also have the guarantee of responsiveness and effective communications on a consistence basis. Please review below and decide which one of our Management Plans will meet your needs.
To minimize your risks and give you peace of mind, we also offer the following guarantees.
Local Comparative Rental Marketing Analysis and Intelligence
Whether or not your property has previously been on the rental market, we’ll begin with a detailed walk-thru and property evaluation to determine not only the current “rent ready” status, we’ll also query like properties in the local vicinity to arrive at a feasible rent amount. We’ll also gain an understanding of your requirements provide the best recommendations.
Key factors that Owner’s should consider include: cosmetic and/or functional to include safety components of the property that may need enhancements to ensure the property is “rent ready,” location, amenities, flexibility such as acceptance of pets, and obviously appropriate pricing.
Again, we’ll guide you through this critical phase and provide you with an equitable and transparent recommendation.
Advertising and Marketing
In order to effectively Advertise and Market your property, we will leverage the strength of our tools at the local and national support levels. Real Property Management Stellar’s marketing materials will consistently convey a sense of integrity, reliability, and leadership. We genuinely understand the issues related to property management, and we are the nationwide leader. Our communications will always utilize valid, fact-based statements delivered in our communications with authority and a helpful, guiding tone.
Fair Housing Laws
First and foremost, Real Property Management Stellar strictly adheres to all requirements of the Fair Housing Law, which states, “It is illegal to discriminate against any person based on the protected classes listed.”
Online marketing is our primary vehicle to market our properties which includes website customization, Pay per Click (PPC) and Pay per Lead (PPL) advertising, search engine optimization (SEO) primarily with Google, Bing, and Yelp, directory listings, and directory advertising.
Based on the Owner’s guidance, we may provide photographs and videos that will be utilized to “virtually” show the property and gain a perspective resident’s interest prior to a “live” showing obviously after the property has been deemed “rent ready.”
Other avenues of advertising and marketing will include print, signage, as well as robust networking and referral systems, in which Real Property Management Stellar maintains a consistent presence.
Resident Screening and Selection
Resident screening and selection is one of the most critical elements essential to a successful and enjoyable property management experience. Time invested on the front-end of this process will mitigate time and inconvenience on the back-end. Before you have any prospective tenants, Owner’s should establish their criteria of minimal expectation and standards for their desired residents. These may include your credit requirements, the type of rental history you expect, whether you’ll accept pets, tobacco use, and other details you deem important. Ensure your Real Property Manager understands your expectations before advertising and marketing of the property. Be cognizant of fair housing laws to ensure they are not violated. Your Real Property Management Stellar office will assist you.
Prescreen all Tenants
When a potential resident inquires about your property, we talk to them before you show the property. Telephonic prescreens may be very effective to determine if there are indications that may lead to disqualification.
Showing the Property
Once we have identified a potential resident who has pre-qualified to rent, we’ll show your property. If the meeting is productive and again they appear to be solid candidates, we will move to the next phase and send a detailed rental application to interested tenants. Everyone 18 and over who will be residing in your property must complete an application.
Conduct the Screening
With our proprietary software, we will conduct a credit report review, employment history to include income verification, criminal background checks via a national database as well as their previous rental history with landlord references. Verifying that rent was paid on time at a previous residence is the best way to ensure you get paid on time once they move into your property.
Lease Preparation and Closing
Upon approval, potential “new” residents will be scheduled for an appointment with Real Property Management Stellar to finalize the lease and closing within 48 hours. When residents come in for the lease-signing appointment, we will review the terms of the Lease Agreement and answer any questions.
Residents should bring certified funds in the form of at least two cashiers’ checks or money orders (one for security deposit and one for other rent and fees) in the amount needed to close. Closing fees may include:
- First month’s rent
- Security deposit (Not considered last month’s rent)
- Pet fees (If applicable)
- Closing fees
- Administrative fees
- Others fees not yet paid or now due
A Move-In Evaluation may be provided to identify any required maintenance. If the property was recently occupied, allow for ample time between residents to complete the applicable move-out and move-in evaluations.
Lease closing is not the same as granting possession to the residents; the date of possession may be well after the lease is closed.
New Resident Packet and Expectations
New residents shall receive at a minimum the following documents post-closing information for residents:
- Welcome Resident Customer Service Letter
- Real Property Management office contacts
- Resident Manual
- Landlord Resident State of Georgia Laws