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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Feb 15, 2024
Google - Jami - Hoffman Realty LLC
We have had an excellent experience with Hoffman Realty. Stacy Jordan specifically has managed our rental property. She is quick to respond to emails and maintenance requests (there have been few) and more importantly, she follows up! Highly recommend!
Feb 10, 2024
Google - Brian - Hoffman Realty LLC
MaryAnn managed our rental house in Tampa without a hitch for two years. When we were ready to sell, she oversaw all the repairs, helped us get the house to market, sold, and closed within a month of listing—all with clear communication along the way. Highly recommended!
Jan 31, 2024
Google - Maria - Hoffman Realty LLC
Provided excellent service, prompt response, efficient and definitely enjoy working with Nibea Ortiz! She was very helpful throughout the entire transaction. ☺️
Jan 25, 2024
Google - Scott - Hoffman Realty LLC
Had a lovely experience with the management company. Very responsive and honest. We put a lot of effort into cleaning the place when we left and they were honorable enough to give a full refund of the deposit. Jeanette was friendly and quick to respond to any issues. The only complaint would have to be in regards to contractual obligations in regards to exterminators and carpet cleaning. But I suppose that was on the owner, asking for an exterminator to kill imaginary bugs upon moving out. No biggy tho.
Jan 22, 2024
Google - Sasha - Hoffman Realty LLC
Loved working with Hoffman Realty. MaryAnn was excellent! She managed our property for two years and then was our agent when we decided to sell. The communication and organization was excellent. She answered any questions I had And made sure I understood everything. She was always one phone call away. Definitely will use her again for any future properties that need managing! Thank you MaryAnn Hoffman!!
Jan 19, 2024
Google - Heather - Hoffman Realty LLC
Nina has been wonderful and so helpful!
Jan 16, 2024
Google - Franziska - Hoffman Realty LLC
We really enjoy working with Hoffman Realty. The onboarding process was quick and straightforward. Everyone we've interacted with has been very helpful and just fantastic. Stacy, our property manager, is exceptional! She is an absolute pleasure to work with, and is always available and quick to respond when we have questions or something needs to be done! Couldn't recommend the team at Hoffman Realty more! You guys are wonderful to work with!
Jan 10, 2024
Google - Andrew - Hoffman Realty LLC
What a difference Hoffman has made. To me the big difference is the people. Stacy has probably made the biggest impact for us. She is always quick to respond, communicates with us early and is always a pleasure to work with. She remembers our individual needs and accommodates them even though she has a large number of clients. Their portal is really good too 🙂
Jan 9, 2024
Google - Joe - Hoffman Realty LLC
Hoffman handled all aspects of my rental and gave me peace of mind, even through a hurricane. When I decided to sell, Hoffman handled everything while I was living in another city. Highly recommend Hoffman for your rental or selling needs.
Jan 8, 2024
Google - David - Hoffman Realty LLC
They take care of me as the homeowner. I've owned a property in Fla while living in Md for the last 3 years. They look out for it like it's their own. I highly recommend them as a property manager.
Dec 28, 2023
Google - Kristie - Hoffman Realty LLC
I was skeptical at first about my landlord hiring a management firm, but its been more than great. Stacy goes above and beyond as my contact person. Her professionalism and attention to detail is impeccable. Thrilled with the timeliness to repairs and punctuality of the contractors. All super friendly and trustworthy. Only hoping my rent doesn't go up in June!
Dec 27, 2023
Google - Chris - Hoffman Realty LLC
My wife and are very happy with the service we have received from Hoffman, in particular our experience with Stacy Jordan has been a complete pleasure, we have felt like we had someone in our corner looking out for us. She has responded to any correspondence with more than we could ask for. I will recommend Hoffman because of Stacy. She represents them extremely well. Chris
Dec 27, 2023
Google - Ross - Hoffman Realty LLC
We recently switched to Hoffman Realty from a different rental management company. Renting became fun again for us and for our tenants. We work mainly with Stacy who is calm, knowledgeable, and confident in her skills. We are recommending Stacy to everyone we know.
Dec 27, 2023
Google - Rosa - Hoffman Realty LLC
Maryann and Stacy are wonderful and most helpful to work with, especially giving us timely advice concerning the tenant and our property conditions. They are an excellent property management team doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
Nov 14, 2023
Google - Andrew - Hoffman Realty LLC
My first interaction with the Hoffman team was to get advice on renting out a property of mine after we had to relocate to another state for work. Through the entire process the whole team provided the support needed to get the property listed quickly - ultimately they helped me find great tenets who took fantastic care of the home. The team also helped put my mind at ease as two different hurricanes came through the area - they helped prepare for the storm and were very quick to send me ‘all clear’ messages and photos after. Lastly, I recently decided to sell the property after the last tenants decided not to renew - I decided to use the Hoffman team to list the property for sale, and it was the most painless home sale I have ever been a part of. Would definitely work with again if I invested in additional property in the area.
Nov 8, 2023
Google - Sean - Hoffman Realty LLC
I am currently renting a home with Hoffman Realty, and I am very satisfied with how everything is going. The house was in great shape from the start and work orders for any issues are resolved very quickly. Nina, Jeanette, and Benji have went above and beyond every step of the way providing any information that I requested. I am very grateful for their excellent customer service and how easy communicating back and forth is.
Nov 4, 2023
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!
Oct 5, 2023
Google - William - Hoffman Realty LLC
Nina was super helpful and made the leasing process incredibly easy
Oct 4, 2023
Google - Iana - Hoffman Realty LLC
I had a pleasant rental experience with this company for 2 years, they were responsive to every repair call and acted quickly. I gladly recommend this company. Nina in particular helped us a lot in processing the file and was always responsive to everything we asked.
Oct 2, 2023
Google - Rachel - Hoffman Realty LLC
My renting experience has been wonderful so far! Our property manager, Stacy, is very responsive and handles any questions or concerns we have with ease! Would recommend!
Oct 1, 2023
Google - Licensed - Hoffman Realty LLC
Nina did a great job serving my clients with skills and precessionalism. As a realtor, I enjoyed working with her abs managment team. I would recommend and be pleased to work with her again.
Oct 1, 2023
Google - Jacquelyn - Hoffman Realty LLC
Nina Vargas was an absolute angel! She entered my life at the right time and provided me with stellar service. Each day I rise, I thank the Lord for the property I received and for His Divine grace which covered my entire homebuying experience. Hoffman Realty, LLC is a kind-hearted organization and they hire representatives with the same spirit. I am happily living within my new abode and I am so grateful for Nina's caring expertise, and patient wisdom to see me through. She is an excellent realtor and I will always appreciate my Hoffman Realty experience. Sincerely, Jacquelyn J.
Sep 30, 2023
Google - Carlos - Hoffman Realty LLC
Muchas gracias a la Compañia que son atentos a cualquier hora mi familia y yo nos sentimos a gusto de ser arrendadores y saber que estamos seguros siempre. Bejamin.y Nina quienes nos asesoran nos atienden a toda hora amigos Gracias excelente trabajo Many thanks to the Company who are attentive at any time, my family and I feel comfortable being landlords and knowing that we are always safe. Bejamin.y Nina who advise us assist us at all times friends Thank you excellent work
Sep 30, 2023
Google - Sadullah - Hoffman Realty LLC
We rented a house from Hoffman Realty and are still living in it. Stacy there resolved every issue during the process, answered our emails / calls promptly and has so far been helpful in any way. Her support is truly a blessing for us. Can't recommend more.
Sep 30, 2023
Google - Daniela - Hoffman Realty LLC
Our rental experience with Nina and Stacy has been great. They have been so helpful and responsive. Coming from NY we were skeptical to send a deposit before signing a lease, however, Nina put our concerns at ease and we’re so glad we did because they have both been so wonderful and have made our rental process and move-in a breeze.


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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~Why You Need Landlord Insurance
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