HOFFMAN REALTY

Tampa Property Management Company Serving Western Hillsborough, Eastern Pinellas and Southern Pasco County

Property Management Is Our Specialty

Professional Tampa property management should be about making your life and investments run smoother. That’s where Hoffman Realty comes in. We manage single family homes, townhouses, condos, and multi-family buildings for owners and investors who require the best in service and expertise.

Need a property expert in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview or the surrounding areas?

Give us a call. Not all property management in Tampa is the same. Learn why we’ve been the Tampa property manager that local owners have trusted for 30 years.

Ready for a Tampa Property Manager That Will Protect Your Investment?

All Tampa Area Property Investments Benefit from Our Management Services:

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

✓ Annual Property Review / Safety Inspection
✓ 24×7 response to prevent further damage
✓ Contractors that provide quality work for a fair price

COMPREHENSIVE RENTER MANAGEMENT

✓ 11-Step Background Screening Process
✓ Video documentation of the condition of the property, both pre- and post-tenancy
✓ All maintenance requests documented
✓ Renters Handbook and Orientation Meeting to set expectations

LEGAL AND LIABILITY

✓ Insurance review
✓ Tenant safety checklist
✓ Lead-based paint disclosure
✓ Fair housing act compliance
✓ Insured vendors
✓ Protection against malicious damage
✓ Protection against loss of rent
✓ Protection against eviction costs

What We Do to Protect Owners Like You

Before hiring a Tampa property management company, you should first ask what specific things are in place to protect you and your property.
Our team believes that it is our responsibility to minimize your risk of owning investment property, while guaranteeing your satisfaction. Review our guarantees and insurance coverage offerings below to see how we stand out from other Tampa property management companies.

LEASING

MALICIOUS DAMAGE

ANIMAL

21-DAY RENTAL

100% SATISFACTION

LOSS OF RENT

EVICTION COSTS

Don’t Let Your Property Be Mismanaged by a Newbie

Work with Hoffman Realty, the most trusted Tampa property manager in Southern Pasco County and the Tampa Bay area.

Our Tampa property managers have helped thousands of owners and investors over the last 30+ years. We’re experts in Tampa Bay rental properties, and our team is focused on delivering results. We carefully operate your investment to keep you legally compliant, protected from risks and thereby keeping you out of court.

When looking for property managers in Tampa, hire a company with experience, expertise, and that pays attention to detail — us! We preserve the value of your property with proper and timely maintenance, renting to quality tenants, and paying attention to details to reduce risks and avoid surprises. We improve your cash flow by paying attention to both your top and bottom line, by keeping costs in check and keeping rental revenue flowing. When you work with us, you can trust your Tampa property manager to take care of the details.

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Say Goodbye to Vacancies

Our comprehensive marketing system and leasing specialists ensure your Tampa area property won’t stay vacant for long.

You’re looking for a Tampa property manager that keeps your property occupied, and we can deliver. Combined with our 11-Step Background Screening Process, our team can get your home rented to a qualified tenant in no time. Our Tenant Marketing Program reaches quality renters everywhere they look for homes in Tampa Bay. Our Realtor Marketing Program engages hundreds of other real estate agents in the search for your new tenants. The more exposure your property has, the faster you’ll find a good quality tenant, and the sooner you’ll get your income flowing.

Our dedicated leasing specialists are just that — experts in leasing properties and finding the best tenants. With their expertise, they will find you the best tenants in Tampa Bay and lease out your property, faster than any other Tampa property management company.

Ready for a Tampa Property Manager to Improve Your Cash Flow?

Lutz, Westchase, and Other Tampa Area Properties Improve Their ROI with Hoffman Property Management

We Keep Maintenance Costs Down

  • ✓ Tiered maintenance approach
  • ✓ Reputable vendors
  • ✓ Maintenance vendor discounts
  • ✓ No maintenance mark-ups

We Keep Rental Revenue Coming

  • ✓ Tenant retention program to avoid vacancies
  • ✓ Aggressive marketing and fast renter placement
  • ✓ Minimize turnover
  • ✓ Renter’s Portal and online rent collection
  • ✓ Direct deposit to your account
  • ✓ Successful late rent collection process
  • ✓ Market knowledge about rent increase opportunities

Our Tenant Marketing Program

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What can a Tampa property manager do to get you good tenants? Tenant Marketing.

The goal of Tenant Marketing is to find you “the best tenant in town”. They are the ones who pay rent on time, care for your property, and therefore give you the best return on your investment. To find these tenants, you have to interview them before other Tampa property managers. You want these tenants to see your property as quickly as possible, in order to minimize your vacancy time, and increase your cash-flow. This is how we do it:

Comprehensive Marketing

Your property will be advertised on 50+ websites. This includes the site used by the MacDill AFB Housing Office, so we can reach relocating military service members. You want your property to be everywhere a potential tenant might look, so they will know it is available to rent.

When a potential tenant finds your property online, you want it to have good photographs, informative copy, and an HD video walkthrough tour. Good content is important because you want your potential tenant to pursue seeing your property in person.

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Ready to Respond

If there is interest in your property, the potential tenant is going to reach-out either by telephone, email, or social media. This is the critical phase where most tenant leads are lost because most landlords and Tampa property managers do not have the resources to respond in a timely manner. Most important are the telephone calls because these are the “hot” leads, and most potential tenants will not want to leave a voicemail on a telephone system. Hoffman Realty “live answers” telephone leads on your rental property 7 days a week, 9 AM to 8 PM Monday thru Friday, and 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday thru Sunday. We also have an Agent-on-Call 7 days a week to respond to email and social media messages. This costs money, but it is money well spent as it produces results.

Convenient Showings

It should be convenient for potential tenants to schedule showings of your property. With Hoffman Realty, they can schedule appointments online or on our website, as well as by telephone and email. Our Tampa property managers show properties 7 days a week. If you make it convenient to schedule a showing and tour your property, you will find quality renters faster, have shorter vacancies and improved cash-flow.

Give us a call to learn more ways that our Tampa property managers are the best in Tampa property management.

Our Realtor Marketing Program

When you work with Hoffman Realty, your Tampa property manager will utilize our Realtor Marketing Program.

The Realtor Marketing Program is about engaging other real estate companies and their agents to help you rent your property. As there are thousands of realtors in town this really multiplies your efforts to find a good tenant.

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More Exposure

Hoffman Realty allows other real estate companies to advertise your property directly on their website. In fact, we enable an automatic feed so it is easy for them to download and display your property on their company website. The more exposure – the better for you.

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COMPREHENSIVE LISTINGS

We have a comprehensive listing in the MLS so realtors know all about your rental property and what qualifications we are looking for in your next tenant. We have a call center just for realtors that allows them to easily schedule showings of your property 7 days a week.

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Competitive Commission

We offer a competitive commission to the agent that brings you a good tenant. This is so important. The amount of commission offered is directly proportional to how motivated an agent will be to show their customers your property. How frequently your property is shown to good, qualified rental prospects, is related to how quickly your property will rent. The faster your property rents, the more money you keep.

We Predict Future Tenant Behavior

Your Hoffman Tampa property manager will use these four behavioral questions to dig deeper into an applicant’s situation, and identify any red flags early on, which could suggest future issues with the renter.

✓ Is this applicant really who they claim to be?
✓ Has this applicant shown a history of paying bills on time?
✓ Does this applicant have enough resources to pay for this much rent, utilities, etc.?
✓ Does this applicant show qualities that suggest they would take good care of the property and not cause problems with neighbors?

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11-Step Background Screening Process

Our 11-Step Background Screening Process is the most thorough screening process in the Tampa Bay area.

It is critical to make the right decisions when selecting renters for your rental property. Your future depends on predicting the future behavior of your renter. No amount of good management is going to make up for having a bad tenant. You want a Tampa property manager with a background screening process that will ensure your property has a quality tenant — and that’s where we come in.

Is this applicant really who they claim to be?

Step 1

Obtain Government Issued Identification

Step 2

Social Security Number Verification

Can this applicant afford to live here?

Step 3

Income/Employment Verification

Step 4

Check Credit Report

Does this applicant have a history of paying their bills?

Step 5

Credit Score

Step 6

Review of Landlord & Utility Debt/Bankruptcy/Foreclosure/Tax Liens/Collections/Legal Items

Step 7

National Eviction Search

Is this applicant a desirable neighbor and trustworthy of the property?

Step 8

Prior Landlord Verification

Step 9

National Criminal Search

Step 10

National Sex Offender Search

Step 11

International Terrorist Database Search

Annual Safety Inspections

Regular property inspections for properties in Eastern Pinellas County and elsewhere in the Tampa area, allow us to check that all is well and proactively address any issues. We are the only company in Tampa Bay that performs annual safety inspections. It’s just one of the reasons we’re considered the best in Florida property management.

Here is how we inspect your property:

We perform a video taped move-in inspection at the start of a tenancy. Around 90 days after the start of the tenancy, we perform an occupied inspection to check for issues like:

✓ Unsanitary conditions
✓ Excessive wear and tear
✓ Unauthorized occupants
✓ Unauthorized pets

We take photos to document. If there are issues, we schedule subsequent follow-up inspections. Assuming all is OK, the next interior inspection is an Annual Property Review in 6 months, or 90 days prior to the end of the lease.

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The Annual Property Review (APR) is a written report with photos performed by a licensed home inspection company. The APR goes beyond tenant lease compliance to inspect the major systems in the property (such as roof, plumbing, electric, heating and cooling, appliances, etc.). This is an important report for our landlords. Owning an investment property is like owning a car – if you don’t maintain it properly, it will let you down. The licensed home inspector also performs our comprehensive safety inspection at the same time. We want your tenants to be safe in your property, and it benefits you as the landlord because it lowers your potential liability to personal injury claims.

At move-out, we perform another video taped move-out inspection. We bring this back to our office to compare it with the move-in so we can make informed decisions about tenant damages and cleaning responsibility.

We Profit Only When Our Clients Succeed

Our Compensation Is Aligned with the Interest of Tampa Bay Homeowners

MAINTENANCE COSTS

Some Florida property management companies appear to have a lower upfront management fee, but the reality is that they make their money behind the scenes on the back-end by operating maintenance as a profit center.

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With Hoffman Realty, maintenance is just a cost center, and your maintenance costs are a transparent pass-through of the vendor’s bill. We don’t profit from a landlord’s misfortune, and our property managers are not motivated to perform unnecessary repairs and maintenance.

LONG-TERM TENANTS

We know that one of the most important things we do for you is to encourage good tenants to stay in your property for the long-term. This is because each time a tenant moves out, it costs you between two to five month’s rent (with the

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vacancy, leasing fees and the cost to prepare the property for a new tenant).

Other Tampa property managers practice something called “churning.” Churning is when a property manager tries to make more money by finding a new tenant each year. Hoffman Realty makes a point not to engage in this practice, and instead, we focus on finding excellent tenants that are likely to stay in your property on a long-term basis.

COMPENSATION STRUCTURE

We have aligned our compensation with your best interests.

We work hard throughout the year to keep your tenant happy, in order to renew their lease at the end of their term. When we renew your

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tenant’s lease, we charge a Leasing Renewal Fee as our incentive to decrease tenant turnover. By maintaining happy, long-term tenants in your investment property, we reduce your expenses and increase your income. It’s what Florida property management should be.

How Much Rent Can I Charge For My Property?

Free Rental Analysis for Homeowners

Pricing your Tampa Bay area rental property correctly is an important step in earning as much ROI as you can. If you price it competitively, you’ll attract the most qualified tenants, and you’ll rent it quickly. That saves you money on vacancy costs and potential damage that the wrong tenant can do.

At Hoffman Realty, our Tampa property managers understand the local market and competition. Each neighborhood and community in Tampa Bay has its own price range and tenant pool. We’ll put together a comprehensive analysis that targets the right price for your home based on its location, size, and condition.

Fill out the form to the right to receive your Free Rental Analysis, and get started with the best in Tampa property management.

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