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
393 Reviews

May 20, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Sait
Great Customer Service !!!! A+
May 16, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Keith
Hoffman Realty LLC has managed our property for more than 2 years now and Mary Ann, Jeanette and the entire Hoffman Realty team has been very responsive to the concerns regarding our property. It’s not often that a customer can directly contact the company owner (Mary Ann) and feel how genuinely she was about finding the best workable solution to a perceived negative encounter that we had with the company. Hoffman Realty does a great job in developing an honest relationship with its customers and is very responsive to our needs. We would recommend Hoffman Realty LLC to family and friends alike. Continue the good work. Thank you for being outstanding professionals in the property management community.
May 12, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Steph
I had a great experience interacting with MaryAnn and Hoffman Realty. She was extremely resourceful and fast to reply to all questions I had.
May 6, 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.
Hoffman Realty replied on May 8, 2019:
Hi Linda, Thank you very much. We are looking forward to working with you. Andrew
May 6, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Theodorsia
Hoffman Realty is the best! There are no problems with them only challenges, and they get them solved right away with a friendly phone call to the owners, letting them know everything is okay!
Hoffman Realty replied on May 8, 2019:
Hi Theo, Thank you for your kind words about us. We really enjoy working for an excellent landlord like you. Thanks again, MaryAnn
Apr 16, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Russ
Very cooperative and responsive agent to work with! Thanks Mary
Apr 6, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Clay
Hoffman Realty was first class throughout the time we worked with them! They were our property managers for four years and our real estate team once we decided to sale. My wife and I are both in the Air Force stationed in Texas and our home was in Tampa. At no point did we ever have to worry about our property because Hoffman was always on top of everything. They made the renting and selling of our home extremely easy. Thank you MaryAnn!!!!
Hoffman Realty replied on Apr 3, 2019:
Hi Clay, We will miss working for you. Thank you very much for the nice review and especially for being so awesome to work with over the last 4 years. MaryAnn
Mar 4, 2019
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Feb 2, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Joseph
Hoffman Realty has been an tremendous help in managing my rental properties. Jeanette Hardy is a fantastic property manager. She is always available, ready to be if assistance, and caring of all she works with. Jeanette and the Hoffman team are great assets to have on your team!
Hoffman Realty replied on Feb 3, 2019:
Hi Joseph, We really appreciate your nice feedback about Jeanette. Thank-you, Andrew
Jan 28, 2019
Google Hoffman Realty Rebekah
Hoffman Realty has addressed any concerns of the tenant quickly, which is important to me as a landlord. In addition, MaryAnn assures that several bids by vendors are obtained in order to assure fair charges to the landlord, and Pam Pagel does an excellent job of preparing and explaining monthly and annual finance reports.
Hoffman Realty replied on Jan 29, 2019:
Hi Rebekah, Thank-you for you kind words about our company and particularly Pam and MaryAnn. We enjoy working for you and Dan as you care and treat your tenants right. 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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~Maintenance and Inspections
~Why You Need Landlord Insurance
~Finding Tenants with Hoffman Realty

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