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).

Ready To sign-up? Call us toll fee at (888) 643-4549 or click below.

REVIEWS

4.9/5
4.9 /5
413 Reviews

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5.0/5
Nov 10, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Krista
We’ve had an excellent experience with Hoffman reality! Thank you Jeanette and her team for making our move-in smooth and easy. One of the best companies we’ve worked with in South Tampa.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 20, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Jenny
We rented a condo for five years and received great maintenance every time. A special shout-out to Amanda Coffman for her exceptional work with us.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Megan
My brother and I inherited a family property that we chose to sell because we both live out of state. Before finding the Hoffman Realty group, we were nervous and unsure about how the process would go. I'm so happy to say that from our first correspondence with Amanda and MaryAnn, we knew we were in the right hands. They had helpful answers to all of our questions and made the process so easy that being out of state didn't even seem to matter. They had a buyer lined up in just a week and handled every step of the process seamlessly! I was impressed with their great teamwork and professionalism and am so thankful to Hoffman Realty for making an otherwise daunting process so pleasant.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 25, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Luis
Great team of people and very simple application process. Recently moved into one of their properties. Would highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Mbgreen20
I've had multiple rentals managed by Hoffman for the last 10 years. I'm a property manager in another state so I know the business and these guys are top notch. They manage my homes well, keep them occupied with low vacancy rate, and helped me sell one of my homes recently. I've used multiple property managers until I found my home with Hoffman.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 9, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Kelly
Amanda Coffman and the entire Hoffman Realty team come through again with quick and efficient resolution to our mechanical problem.
Hoffman Realty replied on Jul 16, 2018:
Thanks Kelly, We appreciate your feedback on Amanda and how we are doing. Andrew
Google
4.0/5
Sep 5, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Becky
I leased a home through Hoffman Reality. I would go through this company again. Customer Service and professionalism were great. Emergency work orders were always handled within hours!
Hoffman Realty replied on Sep 7, 2019:
Hi Becky, Thank you for your nice feedback. Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Grace
Hoffman Realty managed a Property we had in Tampa. They did an excellent job. Any concerns I had were addressed promptly. Their statements were always timely and easy to access on line. Their on line service is very good. When it came time to sell the property, it was sold in a short time. Many thanks to all the Hoffman Realty team.
Hoffman Realty replied on Aug 18, 2019:
Hi Grace, Thank you for the kind words. We enjoyed working for you, MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
Aug 21, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Che
I don't regret my choice to go with Hoffman Realty to manage my property. They were very professional and made sure my house was well maintained. After 5 years as my property manager, my house was so well maintained that when it came time to sell I didn't have to repair anything. Thank you for taking such great care of our house and us as customers.
Hoffman Realty replied on Aug 20, 2019:
Hi Che, Thank you very much, your feedback means a lot to us, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Tammy
I highly recommended Hoffman Realty. They were my property managers for almost 3 years and it was a good experience from beginning to end. MaryAnn, Amanda and Pamela were fantastic to work with-very professional, helpful and courteous. This is a great company to work with!
Hoffman Realty replied on Jul 28, 2019:
Hi Tammy, Thank you very much. We enjoyed working for you over the last 3 years, MaryAnn

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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~Understand how to increase your profits
~Learn how to avoid common landlord pitfalls
~Discover the value a Tampa property manager can bring
~How Landlords Must Hold Escrow
~Earning Positive Cash Flow
~Commanding Top Dollar for Your Rental
~Maintenance and Inspections
~Why You Need Landlord Insurance
~Finding Tenants with Hoffman Realty

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