Upgrade your livelihood
If you have never rented your home for over a year or more, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the process. To have a good experience requires experience and expertise. If you're not doing it yourself, you will need a Florida licensed real estate firm. We treat your property as if it where our own because your relationship is with the owner.
What's involved with renting?
What Is The Rental Process?
You may think it is pretty easy to rent your home for yourself. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Getting The Home Ready To Rent
Properly preparing a house for rental will help you to command a better rent, and it also helps to protect the house. When prospective tenants see a neat, clean house that is in good repair you set the expectation that they should also take care of it. If you haven't already moved out, the preparations to rent it will also make it easier when moving day arrives. In the meantime, it'll be fresh and pleasant to live in.
Advertising The Home
Showing The Home
Do not underestimate "curb appeal." If the exterior of your dwelling looks dilapidated, the chances of getting new tenants are pretty low. Make sure that your property is well painted and inviting. Check ahead of time to make sure that they meet your approval. Know your selling points. Set the temperature ahead of time to make sure it is comfortable. Be prepared to hand over your form of lease and rental application. Make sure you have decided what security deposit, key deposit, or pet deposit you will impose.
Screening The Tenants
Renting your property to a tenant is a little like marriage. You're entering into a legal agreement that might not be easy to get out of if you find that you just don't get along. Unlike a marriage, landlords don't have the luxury of really getting to know someone before they offer a lease. Here are some simple steps: 1] If you don't allow pets - get it out of the way quickly, 2] Complete a tenant application, 3] Confirm the tenant’s information, 3] Make a personal judgment, and 4] Make sure you keep an accurate record of those you have rejected and why.
Coordinating The Move In
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, conducting a property inspection before the lease begins is essential. A move in checklist is required for rental properties, as a written record of the property's condition before move in is required. This is important for two reasons: 1] It's proof that you delivered the property to the tenant in a habitable condition that meets the local health and safety codes and 2] making security deposit deductions for property damages. Tenants are never pleased when you make claims on their security deposits.
What's Involved During The Rental Period?
Quarterly Home Inspections
Tenant Work & Service Requests
What Are The Rental Risks?
Why Always Home?
We will assist you with every aspect of managing your property while maximizing your cash flow. Not only are we a licensed real estate company but the CEO & founder is a licensed home inspector and community association manager. Mr. McCarthy is a graduate of the Sarasota County Sheriffs Department Civilian Law Enforcement Academy, a graduate engineer and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. We are qualified to manage your property professionally. We are veteran owned & operated.
Trusted Team of Vendors
You can’t do this alone. It may be a cliché but it takes a team. You need to personally need to select each of your service providers; based on their capabilities, service reputation, commitment to training, excellence and the value they deliver to their clients.
Rarely do other management companies disclose the names of their service providers.... Often because they are not bonded, licensed or insured. They are selected because they are cheap. You should personally know the owners and many the technicians who work on your home as we do. They have been operating in your county for decades. Whether you are a resident or property investor we hope you appreciate the need to support your local community and its locally owned and operated business owners and their employees.