Property Management

Scott took over our house as our property mgr in May of 2016. We have had no complaints from our tenants, in fact when they 1st saw the house and signed the lease it was suppose to be for 1 year, but they signed it for 2 years. My husband mentioned something about Scott saying they may want to buy it after the lease is over. That brought tears to my eyes, considering that I designed the house and then i see our house in January’s post last month and Burt and I just broke down in”Happy Tears”. Thanks for everything you have done and for managing to get respecting tenants for our house. I hope they enjoy the house as much as I have. I really miss it a lot. You are Number # One in our books!

Margarite Benson

 

Best and fastest management team we have had in five years. – Jack

Excellent! – Richard

Great Service. – James

Dedicated, Active, and Attentive to Areas that Need Improvement. – Tony

…on top of their game….keeping up with the property, listening to tenants ideas and concerns, following through with everything. – Jeannette

Groundskeeping is very nice & does good work outside & inside. -AnElizabeth & Gary

…is doing a good job, don’t have to wait to get things fixed. – Sybille

8.5% / 5.5% Management fees (5.5% if on site manager)

As landlords ourselves, the Golden Rule Real Estate Team knows the challenges of property management first-hand. Some of the most obvious include:

  • screening tenants
  • maintaining occupancy
  • maintenance, repair
  • accounting
  • collections
  • various timely communications

Based on our personal experiences hiring property managers to manage our own properties, we found ourselves desiring more responsive, proactive and honest property management services.  Those able to meet or exceed our expectations were few and far between. That’s why we decided to go into the business of property management ourselves; to do it the way we knew it should and could be done.

We welcome the opportunity to manage your property
with the same attention and integrity we wanted for ourselves.
It’s The Golden Rule.

Please click here to discuss your property management needs or HOA management needs via email, or to arrange a personal call.

Golden Rule Elements of Successful Property Management:

High and Consistent Occupancy
Our average occupancy rates exceed 95%. You own rental property as an investment to make or save money. The only way to guarantee continued returns on your investment, is to ensure the property is leased and in high demand with a waiting list.

Up-front Pricing on Maintenance
With our proprietary software, Golden Rule is able to give you a labor price on nearly all unit turn items (hidden problems excluded) so you don’t have to worry about cost overruns and laborers or maintenance people sitting on the clock on you. Overall occupancy exceeds 95% and our economic occupancy exceeds 90%

Results-based Advertising 
Golden Rule advertises your property(s) on several websites including Craigs List, Lovely, Apartments.com, Rent.com, Trulia, and Zillow (several others are picked up by the websites) at no additional costs to you.  Our current vacancy is 2%.  We put time and money where we’ll get results and continue to research new tools to aid in our marketing efforts.

Cost of Materials
Due to volume purchasing, we get 5-20% off at Home Depot and Lowe’s; and we pass these discounts on to you.   We also get great 15 mil Vinyl wood grain flooring at a great price.

Tenant-paid Utilities
By implementing tenant-paid utilities, we will increase your per unit value by $21,000 on average. We have found time and again that people tend to be more responsible when using resources they are expected to pay for themselves.

Click here for our utilities calculator to see how your property value can increase.Move-in Specials
In a competitive rental market, incentives can make a big difference on how quickly vacant units are filled. We use move-in incentives as we deem them necessary.

Efficient Repair and Upkeep Management
We have built a team of competent, reasonably priced vendors/contractors who enjoy working with us. When something needs attention, we provide the most immediate response possible to you or your tenants.

Experienced, Informed Tax Disputes
We understand the nuances of property management, assessments and changes to the law. We are happy to answer your questions, as well as, handle any and all tax disputes on your behalf.

Most Importantly – We follow the Golden Rule:
We treat the properties we manage as we would our own.