Hoffman Realty

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

Tampa Property Management is Our Specialty

Navigating property management as a first-time landlord can feel overwhelming, but with Hoffman Realty, you’re in capable hands. We specialize in streamlining the management of single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and multi-family buildings for those who’ve become landlords by circumstance rather than choice.

At Hoffman Realty, we understand the unique challenges faced by accidental landlords in Southern Pasco County and the wider Tampa Bay area. Our trusted team of Tampa property managers brings over 30 years of experience, providing peace of mind to countless owners and investors who stumbled into property management. We’re not just about managing properties; we’re about simplifying your life and maximizing your investment’s potential.

Need a property management expert in the Tampa Bay area?

Give us a call. Not all property management in Tampa is the same. Discover the difference of working with Hoffman Realty, where we pride ourselves on not being your average property management service. Let us show you why, for over three decades, landlords and investors alike have relied on us to navigate the complexities of property management with ease and expertise.

You Ask, We Answer

What do you charge?

We have several plans because one size does not fit all. Take a look at our pricing table to determine what plan works best for you. And don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!

How do you find good tenants?

We have a Tenant Marketing Program AND a Realtor Marketing program. Both are included in our service and both are equally important to find you a good tenant. Learn more about our marketing programs.

How quickly will you find me good tenants?

When a property is in “rent ready” condition, priced right, and the landlord accepts up to 2 screened pets, we rent properties quickly. In 2023 our average time was 11.5 days.

We offer a 21-day rental guarantee. If it is priced right.

Learn more about how we find tenants for you.

How do you protect my property?

At Hoffman Realty, protecting your property is our top priority. By combining regular maintenance, stringent tenant screening, advanced security measures, comprehensive insurance, legal compliance, emergency response, and transparent communication, we ensure that your investment is secure and thriving. Trust us to be your partner in property management, safeguarding your investment every step of the way. Learn More

Do you Guarantee your services?

Yes, Hoffman Realty Guarantees our services and we offer 5 service guarantees.

How will you inspect my Property?

We have an extensive inspection process. Get the details.

How do you Screen Tenants?

It is critical to make the right decisions when selecting tenants for your rental property, as your future depends on predicting the future behavior of your tenants.

Hoffman Realty has an 11-step background screening process designed to answer these four behavioral questions:

  • Are you who you say you are?
  • Can you afford to live here?
  • Do you have a history of paying your bills?
  • Are you a desirable neighbor and trustworthy of the property?

You can download a copy of our 11-step screening process below.

Aren’t all Property Management Companies the same?

While it’s true that many property management companies exist, each one brings something unique to the table. In the Tampa Bay area alone, over 100 businesses offer such services. What sets the most effective companies apart is their investment in quality staff who are proactive in managing your property. It’s important to understand that property management is a hands-on service that relies on local, skilled professionals. There is a balance to be found between the cost of services and the quality and attentiveness you receive. Lower fees might not always equate to thorough management, whereas investing in a reputable manager ensures dedicated care and communication for your property.

Do you have hidden fees?

We prefer to be honest and upfront with our charges. We list our pricing on our website and have no hidden fees.

It is common for management companies to mark up the cost of repairs and maintenance (15% is quite common) and most landlords are not aware that the management company is doing this. We don’t mark up the cost of repairs because we don’t want to profit from our landlord’s misfortune. Another issue is inflated cost of repairs with in-house maintenance technicians, or performing unnecessary maintenance to keep technicians busy when there is no work. We work with a trusted network of licensed and insured vendors from around the area, so you can rest assured that we’re not lining our own pockets by suggesting unnecessary repairs.

Do you charge a management fee when the property is vacant?

Sometimes.

If we are providing labor on a managed property (such as handling security deposit claims, inspections, overseeing repairs, painting, cleaning, maintenance, etc.) we collect a minimum management fee, that we think is a fair amount.

If we are not providing labor on a vacant property then we don’t charge a minimum management fee. An example of when we don’t charge a management fee is when the property is already rent ready and we are marketing and showing the property to potential tenants. In this example we are performing leasing labor and not management labor.

Who Gets Late Fees?

In order to keep our monthly management fees as low as possible, we keep tenant late fees.

Our normal management fee covers our services when tenants pay their rent as agreed. When a tenant does not pay rent as agreed, it causes us a lot of additional labor (collection communications with the tenant, visits to the property, process serving notices, additional communications with our landlord, out-of-normal-schedule bookkeeping cycle when they do eventually pay, etc.).

We want to charge the person who created the problem and not our landlord. So we retain 100% of the late fee to compensate us for this additional work.

Should I take pets?

Yes, most of the time.

In the Tampa Bay area almost 80% of renters have pets. Your property will be completely passed by if you promote a no pet policy.

Allowing properly screened pets can give you a larger group of prospective tenants to choose from, and ensure that your property rents faster, and stays occupied and rented, which will make you more money in the long term.

On top of a thorough pet screening process, we also offer an Animal Damage Guarantee. This means that we pay for any damage exceeding the security deposit, up to $1,0000, that was caused by an approved animal.

Can I use a home warranty?

If you currently have a home warranty, we will use it. But we are going to ask you not to renew it when the time comes for two main reasons:

  1. Home warranties are NOT tenant-friendly.
  2. Overall, they cost you money rather than saving you money.

Find out more about how a home warranty could impact your property management experience.

How big are you?

Hoffman Realty manages hundreds of rental properties for landlords in the Tampa Bay Area.

We are big enough that we provide our landlords and tenants with all the best-in-class services but, most importantly, small enough that we know our customers. This is important to MaryAnn Hoffman, the owner of our company, who gives every landlord her cell phone number should they want to contact her.

We have never wanted Hoffman Realty to be the biggest property manager in the Tampa Bay area. We just want it to be the property management company with the happiest customers.

Hear from our happy customers.

How do you handle maintenance?

A lot of what we do when we manage properties is ensuring your property is properly maintained.

We categorize maintenance into

  • Routine (dishwasher stops working)
  • Urgent (AC stops cooling in hot weather)
  • Emergency (pipe bursts and the property is flooding)

Routine maintenance is handled Monday to Friday during normal business hours.
Urgent is handled every day of the week including weekends, but excluding major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Emergency is handled 24/7 including nights and holidays.

Learn more about how we handle maintenance.

What is it like working with Hoffman Realty?

Hoffman Realty is a family-owned company focused on providing quality services to our landlords and tenants. You will have a single point of contact into your property management team and the owner’s cell phone if you ever need to escalate.

How do you handle smoking?

Our lease does not allow smoking inside the property. Smoke odor inside the property can be very difficult to remove. We are OK with our tenants smoking outside on porches and decks. We just ask that it stay outside and we perform occupied inspection to verify.

Would you discount your leasing fee?

No, we can’t. Adjusting our leasing fee isn’t feasible without impacting the high-quality services we provide, such as promptly answering leasing calls and ensuring property showings seven days a week, which help to rent properties quickly. We also offer competitive commissions to Realtors to expedite the process. Our fees reflect the swift and thorough service that aims to minimize vacancy periods and maximize your return. Extended vacancies can often lead to more significant financial loss than a one-time leasing fee, so our focus is on providing value through rapid leasing to protect your income.

Will you reduce your management fee to match another company?

When it comes to adjusting our management fee, it’s about the value we bring beyond just cost savings. While some companies may offer lower fees, it often reflects in the level of their service. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care and attention to your property, which goes a long way towards securing your peace of mind. Our clients find that investing in quality management means fewer headaches and better overall returns, even if it’s not the cheapest option on paper. Quality, reliability, and your satisfaction are at the core of our service, which justifies our fee structure.

Why do you charge a lease renewal fee?

Our lease renewal fee reflects our commitment to maintaining tenancies. At Hoffman Realty, we’ve achieved a high tenant retention rate by ensuring tenant satisfaction and responsiveness to their needs, such as promptly addressing urgent maintenance issues at any time. We focus on preventing tenant turnover, which can be costly for landlords, by treating tenants with the respect and attention they deserve. This approach aligns our goals with yours: reducing vacancy costs and enhancing your rental income. Our lease renewal fee is a small part of this dedicated service, incentivizing us to keep good tenants in your property.

Should I rent my property long-term or short-term?

Unless your property is in a tourist area like the beach, long-term is usually a better financial decision.

When do I get paid?

Landlords receive payments by the 10th business day each month, contingent on tenants paying on time. This schedule accommodates bank clearance periods; Wells Fargo requires up to 7 business days to ensure checks clear. Despite funds often being available within 1-2 days by law, reversals can occur, which we aim to prevent to avoid any payment issues. Rent checks deposited on the 2nd business day are followed by a 7-day clearance wait. The exact date for the Owner’s Draw can vary from the 12th to the 17th, depending on weekends and holidays.

Can I have my tenants’ contact information?

We recommend avoiding direct contact with tenants to prevent negotiation attempts and miscommunication that could lead to legal complications. Allowing us to handle all tenant communications ensures professional management of your property and tenancy issues. If a tenant reaches out to you, please redirect them to us, your professional property managers, to ensure swift and appropriate responses to their needs.

What does your management fee cover?

Our management fee covers all the day-to-day operations of taking care of your rental property. Check out our pricing table for more details.

Can I perform the Maintenance on My Property?

Most of the time we are going to say “No”.

One of the reasons you may want to hire a property manager is so you don’t have to interface with your tenant. So we request that the tenant communications is with us.

The second issue is: are you properly qualified to do the work? If you are living in the property you can certainly do your own maintenance, but when you rent a property you have opened a small business and now your maintenance should be done by appropriately qualified and insured vendors.

What We Do to Protect Owners Like You

Our team believes that it is our responsibility to minimize your risk of owning investment property while guaranteeing your satisfaction. Review our guarantees below to see how we stand out from other Tampa property management companies.

Leasing Guarantee

Eviction Protection Guarantee

Animal Guarantee

21-Day Rental Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Annual Safety Inspections

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.

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.

Here’s how we inspect your property:

Move-in Inspection

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.

Annual Property Review

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.

Move-Out Inspection

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.

Download a copy of our 11-Step Background Screening Process today.

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Ready for a Tampa Property Manager Who Will Protect You and Your Property?

At Hoffman Realty, we preserve the value of your property by reducing risks and avoiding surprises. We take care to keep you legally compliant and protected from risks, thereby keeping you out of court. We improve your cash flow by paying attention to both your top and bottom lines, keeping costs in check, and maintaining your rental revenue. When you work with us, you can trust your Tampa property manager to take care of the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture of your investment goals.

Timely 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
  • All maintenance requests documented
  • Renters Handbook and Orientation Meeting to set expectations

Legal Compliance & Risk Management

  • 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
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What People Are Saying About Us

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May 20, 2024
Google - Jamaican - Hoffman Realty LLC
A. Johnson I worked with Stacy Jordan from Hoffman Realty. As a person who struggles with anxiety, Stacy made the process stress free for me. She made sure I understtood all the cdocuments and kept me informed throughout the process. I would highly recomend working with Stacy Jordan and Hoffman realty LLC
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May 19, 2024
- Sean - Hoffman Realty LLC
So far a very great experience with renting through Hoffman. The team is awesome and very helpful when it comes to work orders.
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May 17, 2024
- David - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman Realty Is Professional, Trustworthy, and All-Around Great to work with! Highly Recommend to anyone and everyone looking for a great management company or a place to call home.
Google
5.0/5
May 17, 2024
Google - E - Hoffman Realty LLC
I recently moved into a property managed by Hoffman Realty. The property had some issues on the back patio and Stacy Jordan at Hoffman as well as other members of the staff worked with me as the liaison to the owner and arranged to have the patio renovated. I was very happy with the efficiency of their staff overall, to include their retained contractors. Thanks Hoffman!
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5.0/5
May 17, 2024
Google - Jarrell - Hoffman Realty LLC
Once again, high praises to the property management team, Ms. Stacy Jordan, by responding so quickly to our meld request; less than 24 hours response time. Mr. Dennis arrived at our home in a timely manner and fixed our water pressure in a manner of minutes. He also took the time to correct some other minor issues that a meld request was not needed. Thank you, Stacy Jordan, for your excellent turnover maintenance repair time once again. 5 out of 5 stars.
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May 17, 2024
Google - David - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman Realty Is Professional, Trustworthy, and All-Around Great to work with! Highly Recommend to anyone and everyone looking for a great management company or a place to call home.
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May 16, 2024
- Chris - Hoffman Realty LLC
Dennis was extremely professional, knew exactly what he was doing, explained what he was doing. Great job
Survey
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May 16, 2024
- Michael - Hoffman Realty LLC
Always good to work with professionals. Thank you.
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May 16, 2024
- Lisa - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman is an excellent management company. They are highly responsive to tenant requests and very thorough in their work. Their primary focus is on ensuring that the properties are well-maintained.
Google
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May 15, 2024
Google - Marli - Hoffman Realty LLC
Jeanette has been absolutely wonderful to work with at Hoffman Realty. She is very helpful and informative! Truly appreciate her, Dennis and the team at Hoffman.
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5.0/5
May 14, 2024
Google - Audrey - Hoffman Realty LLC
I worked with Nina Ortiz. She was very professional and knowledgeable. Nina always returned calls or text with any questions or concerns I had. I highly recommend Nina Ortiz and Hoffman Realty LLC
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Apr 30, 2024
Google - Michael - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman Realty has been a dream to rent from, personal, professional service that is quick to act when necessary. My sincerest thanks to all the staff at Hoffman's!
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Apr 25, 2024
Google - Darren - Hoffman Realty LLC
Been with Hoffman for over 18 years. Reliable, trustworthy, and a good pulse on the market. The staff is great to work with. They have helped me buy and sell multiple properties and I recommend them to anyone looking for an agent in the South Tampa market.
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Apr 18, 2024
Google - Nina - Hoffman Realty LLC
My husband and I have been renting from Hoffman Realty for the last 8 months. It is our first experience with a property manager group, and everyone has been amazing. Nina, our realtor who helped us find the property and do the application and everything was amazing to work with. Stacy Jordan, is our property manager, is so great as well. They work quickly and are great communicators. We are so thankful we have been able to have such a professional group helping us through this process.
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Apr 15, 2024
Google - Janet - Hoffman Realty LLC
MaryAnn Hoffman and the team have been an absolute pleasure to work with. My dad had been working with the Hoffman team for well over a decade. They make owning property seamless as they manage any tenant issues expeditiously. We recently sold one of the homes in Florida and MaryAnn sold the property in record time! Selling the home with the Hoffman Realty team was a pleasure if you can say that when you're dealing with the sale of a rental home. I will definitely look to the Hoffman team to handle all of our business in Florida going forward. I greatly appreciated the prompt response, professionalism and honesty of the entire team. Thank you MaryAnn!
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Apr 3, 2024
Google - Haley - Hoffman Realty LLC
I've enjoyed working with Hoffman Realty specifically Stacy J. She's always been kind to respond quickly and clarify questions and serves as an advocate for me as a renter. I have not always had the greatest experience with renting myself but the customer service is supportive from this organization and solution focused.
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 19, 2024
- G - Hoffman Realty LLC
Easy to work with, very professional
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Mar 19, 2024
- Eileen - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman realty is a professional company. I don't have to worry about my rental, I know they are on top of things on my behalf.
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Mar 14, 2024
- Betty - Hoffman Realty LLC
All maintenance request are handled immediately. Staff is very nice, friendly and courteous.
Survey
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Mar 14, 2024
- Jessica - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman Realty has been managing my property for 10 years. They are professional and friendly. They always took care my property and took care of the tenant's request. I highly recommend them.
Survey
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Mar 14, 2024
- Thomas - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman Realty is a great property management company to be working with. The entire staff is always helpful.
Survey
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Mar 12, 2024
- Julie - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman realty has been exceptional with their rental properties. They are very prompt with any issues or questions
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Mar 12, 2024
- Annette - Hoffman Realty LLC
The problem was resolved and the professional advise was greatly appreciated.
Google
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Mar 11, 2024
Google - Jeremiah - Hoffman Realty LLC
Working with Jeanette Hardy has been exceptional. She stays on top of everything, has a sense of urgency and care for the tenant she is assisting and is a phenomenal communicator. This is a great leasing company/realtor and I plan to continue using Hoffman for my future housing needs!
Google
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Mar 7, 2024
Google - John - Hoffman Realty LLC
Renting through Hoffman was a breeze. It was very simple to view, and rent this property once I got Nina Ortiz phone. Once I saw the beautiful property, she quickly guided me through the application process. I’ll be in my new home next month. Stacy Jordan is my property Manager for the last year. And just like clockwork, if I needed anything at all she was on it. It was a definite pleasure working with her!

How Much Rent Can You Get for Your Tampa Investment Property?

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.

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