Frequently Asked Rental Questions
How much does it cost to find a tenant?
We charge a fee equal to one month’s rental amount which includes pricing research,
extensive marketing, scheduling appointments and showings, tenant applications
How much does it cost for monthly management?
We charge 8% of the monthly rental amount – See Rental Services and Fees page.
Do you charge anything for lease renewal?
We charge 50% of the rental amount or $1000., whichever is less.
How many properties do you manage?
We have approximately 400 properties under management throughout Metro Atlanta.
Where do you advertise?
Our rentals are marketed on the FMLS, GAMLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia
and dozens of rental and real estate websites.
What is your screening process?
Our screening includes credit, employment, residential history and
How long does it take to screen a tenant?
Usually within a few days but this depends on the promptness of third parties
such as employers and past landlords.
What is the pet deposit required from the tenant?
We require a pet deposit of 50% of the rental amount which is fully refundable.
Do you inspect the property?
We do a move-in/move-out inventory which requires the tenant be present and
to verify condition at move-in/move-out.
Can I ask for a higher rental amount than you suggest?
Yes, but it is highly discouraged. Tenants are very price sensitive and to have your
house sit vacant a month or more to try and capture an extra $100+ dollars will be
far more detrimental to your bottom line.
Is there an owner reserve and how much is it?
Yes. We hold $200 for small repairs necessary to be completed at the property.
If repairs are more costly, we will discuss options and payment.
What is the term of the management agreement?
Our term is for 1 year and runs concurrent with the start of the lease date.
Do you offer any type of guarantee?
Yes, I do. If for any reason you are unhappy with the services provided, simply
put it in writing and give me 30 days to correct the issue. If you are still unsatisfied,
I will agree to terminate the management agreement.
Do you visit the property?
We do a mid-term visit to the property and do a walk through/visual inspection
of the home. If you prefer quarterly visits, this can be arranged for an additional
cost of $75.00 per visit.
Can I choose to manage the property on my own?
Of course. This would be a Lease Without Management where we would only be
responsible for finding a qualified tenant. You will be responsible to provide
your own lease, do the move-in/move-out inventory and deal with all aspects of
the tenant and tenancy directly. The fee charged is equal to 1 month’s rental
amount ($800. minimum).
When do I receive the rental payment from you?
We make payment to owners between the 15th and 18th of the month based
on FDIC compliance rules. We do offer an option to be paid between the 6th
and 8th for $20.00 per month.
Can you help me sell my home when I’m done being a landlord?
Absolutely! In addition to property management I am also very active in property
sales. I make the process easy for my landlords and as a bonus, I only charge 2%
for my services.
Can I meet the tenants once they move in?
We highly discourage any interaction between our landlord clients and tenants
if you have us manage the property. It can cause confusion and jeapordize the lease
agreement if we need to defend a position in court.