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

4.8/5
4.8 /5
306 Reviews

Google
5.0/5
Aug 8, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Cameila
Maryann and her team has been exceptional since the first day I contacted the company, 5 yrs ago. I worked with the Hoffman team for the rental and then sale of my property. They are responsive, professional, accountable and respectful towards my needs. They are the BEST management team I've worked with and I highly recommend their services. Thank you Maryann.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 16, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Monica
I can’t even say enough about this company! I have been working with them regarding my personal residence turned rental property since 2008. In 2008, life circumstances brought me across the country. MaryAnn Hoffman and the entire team at Hoffman Realty has been an invaluable support system to me and my family. They are exemplary in every area of business! They are quick to return responses, patient with questions, organized in their Portal, reasonable with all expectations and etc......When it came time to sell our rental MaryAnn was the first person that came to mind. I have to admit, I have never had a more smooth closing. I was informed of all the large and small details along the way and felt like I was there in person when in actually I was over 1700 miles away. Like I said, I really can’t say enough. I 100% recommend this company to any person/family looking to rent/lease/buy/sell a residence in the Tampa area. Thank you, Monica!
Hoffman Realty replied on Jul 10, 2020:
Hi Monica, Wow, has it really been over 12-years of working together? It seems like only yesterday we started managing your house in Seminole Heights. We appreaciate your kind words and we will miss working for you, MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Milton
I HIGHLY recommend Hoffman Realty for any of your real estate needs. I have been using them for about 5 years to help me find quality tenants for my Tampa home. They were always very responsive to my needs and provided quality tenants in a timely manner at an affordable price. Thanks to Hoffman Realty, I have been fortunate to never have a problem with tenants. They really do their due diligence to make sure that me and my home are well taken care of. When it came time to sell my home, Hoffman Realty was able to negotiate a deal for an above asking cash offer the very next day and even gave me a discount on their fees as a thank you for our business through the years. I am very happy with the services MaryAnn Hoffman and her team at Hoffman Realty have provided and I am looking forward to doing business with them again in the future. Thank you very much, MaryAnn and Hoffman Realty!
Hoffman Realty replied on Jul 8, 2020:
Hi Milton, It has been a pleasure working for you over the last 5-years. We will miss you, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Jul 4, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Jenn
Nina was very professional, attentive, kind and went above and beyond to help me rent the perfect home! I am so thankful I used Hoffman Realty to rent it was seamless and I have no regrets
Hoffman Realty replied on May 31, 2020:
Hi Jenn, We hope you are enjoying your home and we thank you for the kind words about Nina, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
Jun 26, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Tricky
I contracted with Hoffman Realty for 8 years to professionally manage my townhome. I worked with Mary Ann Hoffman and Amanda Coffman. They made it so easy for me to rent my townhome and not have to worry about getting involved in the daily, weekly and monthly dealings that go with being a landlord. They managed my townhome in the Westchase area. They made it so easy to be a landlord as they take all the heavy lifting off the owner. They managed the tenant and unit, made all repairs needed in a timely manner and always credited my account with my tenants rent in a timely manner. Even at times when I had a “not so good tenant”, they took the stress off of me as they dealt with any and all the issues that go with being a landlord. I highly recommend them to anyone that wants to be a stress free landlord.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Jim
Can't say enough good things about Hoffman Realty. First, their systems are good, so it's easy to pay rent, get in contact, etc. More importantly, when you do need a person to help out/solve a problem, etc. , they are on point, totally with you and easy to work with. Jeannette Hardy deserves special mention in this regard, but I should also say that Rick Padgett couldn't have been more professional in his dealings with me. Overall, I'm quite pleased: Hoffman manages to succeed in the the tricky balancing act between protecting the landlord's interest and making sure that a tenant really feels at home.
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 21, 2019:
Hi Jim, Thank you for your kind works about Jeanette and Hoffman Realty, Andrew
Google
5.0/5
May 24, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Kim
MaryAnn Hoffman recently sold our small condo on Bayshore Blvd. It’s a very small studio in a very expensive area and in a difficult market at the time. The number of potentially qualified and interested buyers was limited. MaryAnn Hoffman got the deal done through sheer tenacity. Always upbeat and proactive, MaryAnn found an excellent buyer for us. The deal was great for both sides. I definitely recommend MaryAnn if you want a very knowledgeable, hardworking and effective realtor to sell your property. She won’t quit until she finds the right buyer for you. She’s definitely five stars.
Hoffman Realty replied on May 25, 2020:
Hi Kim, Thank-you for your nice feedback about Jeanette. MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
May 8, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty Steven
I rented a home that was professionally managed by Hoffman Realty. From the time that we inquired about the rental property to the time of move-out my expectations were exceeded with the professionalism and responsiveness of the team there. I rented an older home which had some maintenance issues come up. I was thoroughly impressed with their platform's responsiveness with our concerns and the ability to contact quality vendors who came out to fix our problems as soon as possible. Also, Amanda was awesome!
Hoffman Realty replied on May 8, 2020:
Hi Steven, Thank you for your nice feedback about Hoffman Realty LLC and Amanda, MaryAnn
Google
5.0/5
Jan 2, 2020
Google Hoffman Realty George
MaryAnn and team were amazing on helping me close on my house this past week! After a bit of a complicated process they help me close without any hassles. As a buyer, I felt they had my back throughout the process! I would definitely recommend Hoffman Realty to my friends and family! Thanks again guys!
Hoffman Realty replied on Dec 17, 2019:
Hi George, Yes, it was a bit complicated but we got to the finish-line. Thank you for being wonderful to work for and for providing feedback! MaryAnn
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.
Hoffman Realty replied on Oct 3, 2019:
Hi Megan, Thank you for your kind words about our team at Hoffman Realty, we appreciate it, 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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