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
404 Reviews

Jul 12, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Nichole
MaryAnn and her team made my transition from young homeowner to landlord so easy. I was incredibly nervous about the process, but she and her team handled everything and gave me peace of mind. When I decided I wanted to sell my place, she and her team handled everything seamlessly as well. Being out of state now, I was concerned about the distance, but it proved to be no problem for them. Her team is always professional and responsive. Thanks, Hoffman Realty!
Jul 6, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Anita
Excellent work all very kind efficient especially victor Olvera always willing to help very kind people are great blessing from heaven that there are people like that I am very happy and grateful with this agency and all it’s staff GOD blessings
Jul 4, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Linda
Hoffman Realty went above and beyond to see to it we got the house we wanted. We are so appreciative for all your help. They have been there for anything we needed. What a great team they have.
Hoffman Realty replied on Jul 5, 2019:
Hi Linda, Thank you very much. We are looking forward to working with you. Andrew
Jun 21, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Anthony
I wanted to let everyone know how happy I am with Hoffman Realty. They have been really great in taking care of my property and tenants. Pamela Pagel is extremely helpful whenever i have questions about my statements. What a wonderful team to work with!
Jun 20, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Ron
Got a call from Hoffman last Friday, the 14th, early evening. Expected to hear the usual--tenant was complaining of...…. Turned out to be something new. Tenant's rent check bounced, though this had never happened in 4 years. The call had come from Pam Pagel, my Hoffman accountant, who just wanted to let me know why the monthly owner's draw would be late. I've had late draws before, but this was the first time I ever received a call pre-empting my concern. Thank you, Pamela Pagel!!!!!
Jun 19, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Jennifer
We have been a tenant in a home managed by Hoffman Realty going on our 3rd year. Our main contact is Amanda Coffman and what a great experience it has been! Amanda responds immediately to any requests, arranges for items to be addressed immediately and follows up to see if we were satisfied with the results. She goes above and beyond for tenants and if I were an owner would feel like my property is in the best hands. Additionally, anyone we come into contact with from Hoffman Realty both in the office and out are professional, pleasant and make sure all issues are resolved to everyone's satisfaction. It truly makes us feel like home!
Jun 16, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Ruxandra
Hoffman Realty is an excellent property management team in Tampa Bay. From the beginning we received help with the leasing process from MaryAnn, Jeanette is doing an outstanding job of managing our property and Pamela is sending helpful accounting reports on monthly basis. Thank you all for making the leasing process comfortable, professional and easy! Very highly recommended to family and friends.
Jun 14, 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
Jun 14, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Jennifer
I tell everyone how happy I am with Hoffman Realty. I know my home is in the best of hands with Amanda. I don't live in the area anymore, and as a former tenant myself, I am very appreciative of how they take care of my tenants. They are quick to respond to any emergencies and never dodge calls. They will be in charge of my town home as long as I own it.
Hoffman Realty replied on Jun 15, 2019:
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your kind words about Amanda and Hoffman Realty, MaryAnn
Jun 14, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Kathryn
Amanda is a wonderful CSR. She is always helpful and very prompt in her replies. She is just a joy to work with. Solid five stars!
Hoffman Realty replied on Jun 15, 2019:
H Kathryn, Thank-you for your kind words about Amanda. 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
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~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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