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

4.9/5
4.9 /5
467 Reviews

Google
5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
Google Hoffman Realty Monique
Great property management company. We've used Hoffman Realty for 8 years and they've always been 100% dependable. As we live out of state it's been totally necessary to have someone reliable locally to look after our rental. When any …More Great property management company. We've used Hoffman Realty for 8 years and they've always been 100% dependable. As we live out of state it's been totally necessary to have someone reliable locally to look after our rental. When any maintenance has been needed, their tradies have always done a great job. Hoffman Realty's online portal is user friendly and a good way to keep up to date. When we decided to sell, MaryAnn helped sell our property at a great price. Because of Covid I couldn't get to Tampa but was able to use their great team of professionals to complete the renovations needed to list.
MyReputation.com
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2020
Hoffman Realty Dwight
2934 N. Wards Rd
Google
5.0/5
Dec 20, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Antujuan
I've had nothing but great experiences with Hoffman Realty. As renters, we have been using this company going on two years. When issues needed to be taken care of, the management team, both Fernando and Jeanette, have been quick to respond …More I've had nothing but great experiences with Hoffman Realty. As renters, we have been using this company going on two years. When issues needed to be taken care of, the management team, both Fernando and Jeanette, have been quick to respond when assigning and sending vendors to the home to take care of problems. Hoffman Realty is definitely a company you can depend on for your home rental needs.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Alpha
Hoffman Realty is awesome! They helped us on a tough spot during a move! Amanda is our Property Manager and she is so nice and responsive to our needs. We don't know where we would be if Hoffman didn't come through the way they did. Thanks guys!
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
We are glad you found Amanda responsive to your needs during a tough spot. Thank you for the kind words, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty WOHG
I want to personally thank Nina for being a great realtor. She goes above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my decision. I can't wait to work with her again. Best
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
Hi William, We are glad to hear that Nina went above and beyond for you, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Diane
Nina is such a pleasure to work with! Great communication, very professional and has her clients best interest as her top priority. Highly recommend!
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
Hi Diane, Thank you for the nice words about Nina, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Raquel
Nina was great to work with when my clients were trying to rent a home in Wesley chapel! Efficient and always answered in a timely matter, looking forward to working with her again!
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
Hi Raquel, Thanks for your nice feedback about Nina, MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Angel
Amanda was my property manager and to say she was fantastic is an understatement! From the first time I had the pleasure of working with her she was friendly, professional, and helpful and she was always tremendously quick to respond to any question or concern I had. Thank you, Amanda!
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
Hi Angel, We appreciate the kind words about Amanda, MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty John
Hoffman Realty became involved in finding me a new home I have been delighted with how seamless they made the process and I'm happy with the outcome. Amanda went above and beyond!
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
Hi John, Thank you for the kind feedback on Hoffman Realty and Amanda, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Amanda
This is my second time in a property managed by Hoffman. I recommended my current landlord contract with them after going through 3 terrible management companies in one year. They are by far superior to other property management companies …More This is my second time in a property managed by Hoffman. I recommended my current landlord contract with them after going through 3 terrible management companies in one year. They are by far superior to other property management companies in the tampa bay area. I can't say enough good things about Amanda Coffman and the others. They truly are the most responsive and go above and beyond for their clients and tenants day in and day out.
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2020:
Hi Amanda, We appreciate you referring us to your landlord and we are enjoying having rent from us again, 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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~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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