Please, do sweat the small stuff

Like anything in life, it’s often the little things that can make the difference between a signed lease and another week (or more) on the market.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of a good first impression. While residents typically consider a variety of issues when deciding whether to rent a particular apartment or home, such as proximity to work, neighborhood conveniences, or affordability, that first look at an apartment or home plays a huge role in whether a lease is signed. No matter how great the area, or how reasonable the rent, if a rental showing brings up red flags, it’s difficult to close the deal.

The good news is that many of the things that may turn off an applicant are easily remedied—little things that may be overlooked in our haste to complete the big things such as painting and carpet cleaning. Here are some things that should be on every property manager’s list to check:

The entryway. Scuffed doors, dead leaves, and trash of any kind near the entrance will immediately turn off just about anyone. Get to the appointment a few moments early and clean up any trash that may have accumulated.

Light fixtures. Checking for burned out light fixtures is easy to forget, and just as easy to remedy. Spend a few moments turning on all of the light fixtures including oven lights and ceiling fans to check for burned out bulbs, and replace any missing or burned out bulbs prior to showing the unit.

Torn or missing window screens. People like windows. While looking at properties, they will notice where the windows are and they will subsequently notice things like torn or missing window screens. While it may not appear to be a deal breaker, it can give the appearance of sloppiness, or a safety issue, on the part of the management company.

Dripping faucets or running toilets. Both are equally annoying, and sure to be noticed by prospective tenants, who tend to pay close attention to kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Either of these can be considered a deal breaker. Get maintenance out and fix any plumbing issues prior to showing the unit.

Bent or missing blind slats. Surprisingly easy to miss, particularly if blinds are up, it’s important to check for mechanical or cosmetic issues and replace them as needed.

Don’t give applicants a reason to not sign a lease. Take care of these small, but annoying issues before an applicant walks through the door.

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Investing In Real Estate

If you purchased property 2 to 4 years ago, you’ve seen a remarkable increase in price. Have you ever though “Boy, I should have bought more at those prices?”

No need to worry about spilt milk. Let’s look at your current performance. Historically, rent prices go up as sales do. Why, you ask? Scarcity of units. As more houses sell, there are less homes for rent, and you get higher rent prices. So don’t miss that boat.  It’s so important to choose a property management company that continually analyzes the market and gets you the highest gross rent for your investment.

That’s exactly what we do at Plantation Realty and Management. We take the emotions out of renting your home.

Let Plantation Realty and Management find a tenant that calls your home their own

If you own a property, let Plantation Realty and Management find a tenant that calls your home their own.

We believe that great properties attract great tenants and by design, happy modern dwellers are better neighbors. Good neighbors lead to great neighborhoods and strong neighborhoods are better for our city!  That’s what PRM is all about.

This is a nuanced field and doing it well requires intuition, patience, good people skills and a sense of humor. It’s also good to know how to fix a toilet in a pinch. We have that skill too. And more.

We have invested in very sophisticated systems and a highly energetic and talented staff to ensure that we deliver outstanding results for every owner.  Every time.  From the moment we meet a client, we strive to over deliver.

You, our client can rest easy that when renting your home we act as if it’s our personal homes.

Our attention to detail is our signature and we work hard to ensure both clients and tenants have a one-of-a-kind experience when working with the PRM team.

 

We offer a full range of property management services that include:

  • Professional photos
  • Extensive property marketing including website features, MLS, Facebook, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homes.com and over 40 other rental property websites
  • Evening, Saturday and daytime showings
  • Tenant vetting and selection including credit, criminal, and reference checks
  • Personal interviews with every applicant
  • Cash flow and property asset management
  • Maintenance call six-point inspection and walk through inspections when tenants move-in and move-out
  • Lease preparation, execution and online electronic signatures
  • Direct deposit and online rent payment capacity
  • Online maintenance requests
  • Online portals for tenants and owners
  • Online tenant payments
  • Online owner statements, year end tax summary and 1099’s
  • Coordination with Home Owners Associations

Our rates for leasing and marketing are very competitive if you retain Plantation Realty and Management for monthly management. Fees for property management, in most cases, are tax deductible.

We found a perfect balance between positive cash flow, and positive experiences for tenants and for owners.  We look forward to hearing from you.

To schedule an appointment to tour your home and answer your questions, please call Rick Farish at 404-855-3840, or send us an e-mail to rick@prmgeorgia.com

Atlanta Property Managers

We are excited to let you know that we are a proud member of the Atlanta Chapter of National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

Announcement – We’ve moved into new offices!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve moved into great new offices closer to the Marietta Square on Whitlock Avenue. We’re in the business park center right behind the Rite-Aid on the corner of Whitlock Ave and Manning Rd. As our team continues to grow, this great new space will allow us to continue providing you with great service.

We are now located at 707 Whitlock Avenue, Suite H-12 in Marietta, GA 30064. Stop by and say hello!

When is the best time to rent out my Kennesaw home?

One of the most popular questions we receive at PRM Georgia is when is the best time to rent out your Kennesaw home. Having helped many homeowners in Kennesaw and surrounding areas lease out and manage their properties, we have found that the best time of the year to begin a lease is in the Spring and early Summer. Most leases are 1-year deals and the biggest demand for Kennesaw properties for rent is when the school year ends as parents and families are looking for their next place to live.

By renting your Kennesaw home at this time of the year, you are ensuring you get the house back and turn it over at the same time of the year on a 1-year lease so that your are always leasing it at the height of the market and not during the offseason. That’s the best and easiest way to maximize your rental income.

If you have a house in Kennesaw and you are looking for professional property management, choose the best Kennesaw property management company around, PRM Georgia and call us at 404-855-3840 for a no-obligation consultation.

When is the best time to rent out my Marietta home?

One of the most popular questions we receive at PRM Georgia is when is the best time to rent out your Marietta home. Having helped many homeowners in Marietta and surrounding areas lease out and manage their properties, we have found that the best time of the year to begin a lease is in the Spring and early Summer. Most leases are 1-year deals and the biggest demand for Marietta properties for rent is when the school year ends as parents and families are looking for their next place to live.

By renting your Marietta home at this time of the year, you are ensuring you get the house back and turn it over at the same time of the year on a 1-year lease so that your are always leasing it at the height of the market and not during the offseason. That’s the best and easiest way to maximize your rental income.

If you have a house in Marietta and you are looking for professional property management, choose the best Marietta property management company around, PRM Georgia and call us at 404-855-3840 for a no-obligation consultation.

When is the best time to rent out my Smyrna home?

One of the most popular questions we receive at PRM Georgia is when is the best time to rent out your Smyrna home. Having helped many homeowners in Smyrna and surrounding areas lease out and manage their properties, we have found that the best time of the year to begin a lease is in the Spring and early Summer. Most leases are 1-year deals and the biggest demand for Smyrna properties for rent is when the school year ends as parents and families are looking for their next place to live.

By renting your Smyrna home at this time of the year, you are ensuring you get the house back and turn it over at the same time of the year on a 1-year lease so that your are always leasing it at the height of the market and not during the offseason. That’s the best and easiest way to maximize your rental income.

If you have a house in Smyrna and you are looking for professional property management, choose the best Smyrna property management company around, PRM Georgia and call us at 404-855-3840 for a no-obligation consultation.

Hassle-free full-service Roswell property management

Hassle-free full-service Roswell property management is not a pipe dream, Plantation Realty & Management provides that reality.

Tired of trying to manage your own rental home in Roswell GA? Many homeowners initially try managing their own rental property but soon find they are on a path to burning out because of all the hassles. You’re not alone, many homeowners have found themselves in the exact same position.

Hassle-free full-service Roswell property management

What you need is hassle-free full-service Roswell property management provided by Plantation Realty & Management. We take the emotions out of renting your Roswell rental property.
With 28 years of property management experience in and around Roswell GA, we’ve fine tuned our service by continually improving our systems and processes and the result is now hassle-free full-service Roswell property management you can take to the bank!
Don’t be burdened with the 2:00am calls to fix a blocked toilet, your time and sanity are best kept by outsourcing the management of your Roswell property to Plantation Realty & Management. Go for hassle-free full-service Roswell property management. We manage the entire process from finding a qualified tenant, placing them in the property after thorough background check, collecting the monthly rent and ensuring you receive your money quickly. We manage all maintenance requests as well as all paperwork. After the lease expires, if the tenant doesn’t renew, we will prepare the property to be leased again and repeat the process. Our goal is to find long-term tenants however.
Be sure to read about our Roswell full-service leasing and property management services for more information about how the entire process works, what we do, how we do, when we do and so forth.
Remember, you have a choice. It is extremely cost-effective to benefit from hassle-free full-service Roswell property management. All you have to do is inquire about our services!