What Do Property Managers Do in Tampa, Florida
Today’s blog is an explanation of what property managers do in Tampa, Florida. Property managers do a lot. Let’s assume your property is empty. One of the first things we are going to do is to go to your property, take a lot of marketing photos and write some marketing copy to advertise your property. In the case of Hoffman Realty, we are also going to film a video tour because that makes your property more attractive online, and tenants really like that.
We will take any leads we receive from the advertising and respond right away.
At Hoffman Realty, we respond seven days a week, even on weekends and in the evenings. We will show your property to prospective renters and if we get people interested, we process rental applications and conduct thorough background checks. If a good tenant passes a background check, we will have them sign a lease which will be prepared by an experienced Florida attorney. We collect the security deposit and keep that in an escrow account, according to Florida Statute 83.
Before a tenant moves in, we perform a move in inspection and we get that renter into the property.
Once they are there, we will collect rent and deal with any delinquency issues that might come up. We also handle all repair and maintenance issues. We have a maintenance staff and a team of vendors who we use to perform reliable repairs. Property managers also handle emergencies 24/7. And yes, we will also take calls from tenants about blocked toilets at 2:00 in the morning on a Saturday night.
As we come to the end of a lease, we will look for a new tenant if necessary.
Once your tenant moves out, we do a move out inspection and make any necessary claims against the security deposit, in accordance with Florida law. Then, we will do any work that needs to be done on the property between tenants in order to get your property back on the rental market as soon as possible. We’ll find new tenants for you and get them moved into the house.
Then, we handle other things that may occur. If there are any evictions, we will take care of those for you and if you need to file insurance claims, we can meet with adjusters and help you through that process. We’ll also take care of any of the tenant’s questions or problems while they are in your property.
There’s a lot more that a property manager can do for you. Contact us or give us a call if we can answer any questions at (813) 875-7474.