Property Management Comparison Chart

When interviewing for property management in Tampa, you can use this comparison chart.

Why Do People Hire A Property Manager?

Hoffman Realty

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Video Tours to rent your home faster. Video allows potential renters to view the property from the comfort of home
Our marketing plan for your residential property includes advertising on more than 50 websites
We rent quickly with an on-line rental home marketing video
We show Tampa rental homes 7 days a week
The most thorough tenant background screening by a residential property management company in Tampa
Video taped move-in and move-out inspections for real estate property management
Each individual residential lease is attorney prepared to protect you!
We publish a Renter's Handbook so our expectations of your renter are spelled out in writing
The top residential leasing law firm in Florida on retainer to protect you!
State of the art computer accounting and you can view your account transactions on-line and get direct deposit to your bank account
Prospective renters can apply online to rent your real estate property
Renters can pay rent online using ACH or eCheck
We also offer real estate sales. So when you are ready to sell your residential property or buy more, we can help!

What is a Residential Property Manager in Tampa?

As your full service Tampa property manager, we can provide expertise and skill on everything from leasing to maintenance. Whether your property is in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, or the surrounding areas, your investment will be protected and preserved. Talk to us about your specific trouble spots – we’ll make them go away.

Professional Property Management: Make Hoffman Realty Your Choice

Hoffman Realty is a full service real estate brokerage company, and we can help you find a tenant, manage your property and help you sell it. We’ve managed thousands of Tampa rental homes since 1988. You’re getting a property management team – not just an agent! Plus, our property managers have their own rental properties, so as landlords ourselves, we understand your needs.

We are Members of:

» National Association of Realtors
» National Association of Residential Property Managers
» Greater Tampa Realtors
» My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

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REVIEWS

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452 Reviews

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5.0/5
Nov 22, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Betsy
I'm so grateful to be one of the vendors for Hoffman Realty. Nina was great, she helped me to start the process with the vendor package and the team is easy to work with.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 21, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Kata
While relocating back to Tampa, FL, during these unprecedented times, I got the pleasure to work with Nibea (Nina) Vargas, an agent from Hoffman Realty. From the very first “hello” she has been extremely helpful, responsive and …More While relocating back to Tampa, FL, during these unprecedented times, I got the pleasure to work with Nibea (Nina) Vargas, an agent from Hoffman Realty. From the very first “hello” she has been extremely helpful, responsive and knowledgeable, a pleasure to work with. She made the experience of finding my new home so easy and enjoyable. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Nibea in the nearest future when I am finally ready to purchase my new home, would not want to work with any other agent. I wholeheartedly recommend Nibea to help find your new home.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 21, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Anthony
I must say from the start of my search for a rental property Nibea had my best interest at heart one of most professional Realtors i gave ever worked great job and thank you for your help
Google
5.0/5
Nov 21, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty MANUEL
Great job by Nina in our rental needs. She explained the process really well and helped us the whole way. Thank you!!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 3, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Ken
Mary Ann and team managed my property for almost 8 years after moving overseas. I always knew they could handle anything that arose with tenants, repairs and maintenance (and things did!). When I was ready to sell - Mary Ann was my selling agent and it sold within a week. Great team of people.
Hoffman Realty replied on Nov 4, 2020:
Hi Ken, We really enjoyed working for you over the last 8-years. Thanks for being a great landlord, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Salim
I LIVE IS A RENTED HOME AND EVCERY TIME I HAVE ISSUE THEY ARE THERE TO TAKE CARE OF IT.THANKS SO MUCH
Hoffman Realty replied on Oct 30, 2020:
Hi Salim, We work hard to ensure that you have a safe and well maintained home. Thanks for your feedback. Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Claudio
My job requires that I constantly move, and this is my second time living in the Tampa Bay Area. As a tenant, I am grateful to the responsiveness and professionalism in which the team answer concerns. If I return to the area, Hoffman will be my first choice to rent a property. I can count on their service.
Hoffman Realty replied on Nov 1, 2020:
Hi Claudio, Thank you for your kind words. Your feedback means a lot to our team, MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Loren
Hoffman Realty expertly handled the sale of my home just as they went beyond my expectations for all matters managing it as a rental property for the better part of the past ten years.
Hoffman Realty replied on Oct 29, 2020:
Hi Loren, We are glad your insurance claim and all the repairs are now complete. That was a lot of work and we really appreciate your kinds words. Thank-you, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Oct 10, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Kyle
Hoffman Realty has managed our rental properties since 2013 and they are great. Not only that, but when the time arose for us to sell one of the rentals, Hoffman also listed the property and made the transition very easy for our family. …More Hoffman Realty has managed our rental properties since 2013 and they are great. Not only that, but when the time arose for us to sell one of the rentals, Hoffman also listed the property and made the transition very easy for our family. The selling process was smooth and streamlined which allowed our home to sell remarkably fast. If you are an investor or just someone seeking a home to rent, Hoffman should be the first place to contact. If you're looking to sell your home, you won't be disappointed with Hoffman's expertise in realty.
Hoffman Realty replied on Oct 2, 2020:
Hi Kyle, Thank you for being an awesome landlord for the last 7+ years. We appreciate your business and loved serving you, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Oct 7, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Anna-Clara
Thank you, John and Linda, for finding my place in Tampa. It has been great working with you, fun and you have always been right there and with fast answers. Thanks for all the great research and negotiating you have done. Truly appreciate it!
Hoffman Realty replied on Oct 10, 2020:
Hi Anna-Clara, Thank-you got the kind words about Linda and John. You are s pleasure to serve. Andrew

FAQ

Can a home depreciate in value?
Generally, real property never depreciates in value, or more so, it is not very common for property to depreciate. This is why it’s a great investment. Make sure you carefully consider location and community when choosing a home, it can effect the homes future value greatly.

If you are in a newly developed area, do some research on the construction of the surrounding areas being developed to determine if they may effect your homes value.

Is an older home as good a value as a new home?
This is really just a matter of preference, but both newer and older homes offer distinct advantages, depending upon your unique taste and lifestyle.

Older homes can generally cost less than new homes, however, there are many cases where new homes can also cost less then older homes. Most new homes will not have any backyard landscaping and some don”t include any front landscaping either. With an older home, the landscaping is normally already completed and could have 10”s of thousands of dollars in landscaping done, which is included in the purchase price.

Taxes on some older homes may also be lower. Some people are charmed by the elegance of an older home but shy away because they”re concerned about potential maintenance costs. Consider a home warranty to get the peace of mind you deserve. A good Home Warranty plan protects you against unexpected repairs on many home systems and appliances for a full year or more after you move in.

In a new house, you can pick your own color schemes, flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, custom wiring for TV”s, electrical, computers, phones and speakers, etc., as well as have more upgrade options. Modern features like media rooms, extra-large closets and extra-large bathrooms and tubs are also more attainable in ground-up construction. In a used home, you rely largely on the previous resident”s tastes and technological whims, unless you plan to farm thousands into a remodeling and rewiring.

New-home designers can use new building materials such as glazed Energy Star windows, thicker insulation and other technology that will lower future energy costs for the owner. Most states now have minimum energy-efficiency requirements for new construction. Kitchens and laundry areas in new homes are designed to house more efficient energy-saving appliances. Older homes, unless they have undergone an energy retrofit, usually cost much more per square foot to air-condition and heat.

Builders have to follow very strict guidelines in new-homes and additions, especially in the West and Northwest, where earthquake safety standards must be observed. In general, new homes are usually more fire-safe and better accommodating of new security and garage-door systems.

Older homes can be better judged for their quality and timeless beauty. New homes that now possess a smooth veneer might reveal the use of substandard building materials or shoddy workmanship over time.

As you can see there are advantages and dis-advantages to each, but it really comes down to what fits you and what you are looking for in a home.

What is a broker?
An agent who is authorized to open and run his/her own agency. All real estate offices have one principal broker.
How can I avoid private mortgage insurance?
The easiest way to avoid PMI is by putting 20% down payment; however, PMI can also be avoided if you only have 5% or 10% for the down payment. The way to accomplish this is via a first and second mortgage combination commonly referred to as 80/10/10^s or 80/15/5^s.

These two methods combine a first mortgage lien for 80% of the home price with a second mortgage lien for either 10% or 15% of the home price leaving the remaining 5% or 10% as the down payment. Because the first lien is at the magical 80% loan=to-value, there is no PMI required, even though a second mortgage is being |piggybacked| onto the financing thus allowing for the lessor down payment.

While the second lien terms are not as attractive as first lien rates, the second mortgage is still home mortgage interest and thus deductible as such on your federal tax return where PMI is insurance and offers no deduction.

What is the difference between being prequalified and preapproved for a loan?
If you’re prequalified it means that you POTENTIALLY could get a loan for the amount stated to you, assuming that all of the information you provide to the bank is accurate and true. This is not as strong as a preapproval.

If you’re preapproved, it means that you have undergone the extensive financial background check, which includes looking at your credit history, previous tax returns and verifying your employment – and the lender is willing to give you a loan, basically meaning you’re approved!

You will usually be provided an accurate figure which shows the maximum amount that you are approved for. Most sellers prefer buyers that have been preapproved because they know that there will not be any problems with the purchase of their home.

How is interest calculated on a mortgage loan?
Most mortgages originated today calculate interest in arrears, unlike consumer loans which calculate interest to the date of payment receipt. As an example, when borrowers pay their February mortgage payments, they are paying the January interest. This method of calculating interest is based on a 360 day year in which each month has 30 days.

If You’re a Landlord with Questions, We’ve Got Answers

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~Earning Positive Cash Flow
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~Maintenance and Inspections
~Why You Need Landlord Insurance
~Finding Tenants with Hoffman Realty

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