Real Property Management in Columbia Maryland is here to make your life easy. The team at Real Property Management Prime has over 40 years experience. We are committed to make your life easy being a Landlord. weather you need Columbia Property Management or services in Ellicott City or Howard County Maryland, we want to help you!
Did you know that a Rental License is require in Howard County? That is just one of the regulations that can trip up a landlord of a Columbia rental property. City, County and Maryland state laws govern all rental properties. Keeping up with these laws and the constant changes can get complicated. Plus there are federal regulations such as fair housing and lead based paint safe practices.
Thats is where RPM comes in. We have been in business over 25 years and have been serving Maryland property owners for over 7 years. We specialize in serving Howard County rental properties and their owners. We live in Howard County and know it’s our job to stay on top of every law and regulation that impacts our owners and their properties. When you hire RPM, you can rest assured that you hired a company who will look out for your best interest.
We don’t just help keep you in compliance we also full service property management. We offer our owners a complete list of services from Leasing, Maintenance, Accounting to Evictions. Our property managers in Columbia are ready to make your life easy!
Are you tired of your rental property interrupting you life?
Let us do the dirty work for you. Work with Real Property Management and we can help you get your life back.
Here are a few things we can do for you.
Real Property Management makes every effort to keep you informed about your Columbia Md property. A secure online account provided by our team keeps you updated on property activity, including vacancies, leasing, maintenance, inspections and financial reports. Whether you live a few blocks from your Columbia Md rental property or hundreds of miles away, you can monitor the activity of your property from the convenience of your computer, 24 hours a day anywhere in the world.
In addition to your account, our team of highly-trained staff is here to answer your questions and work with you to get the best return on your investment.
Comprehensive Marketing & Advertising:
For each day your property is vacant, that’s money out of your pocket. Professional management costs are easily offset by shorter vacancy times. We spend thousands of dollars every month advertising our vacancies in Columbia Md to get them filled – faster. Your property is advertised on high traffic rental and classified websites. A professional “For Rent” yard sign adds exposure to capture drive-by prospective tenants. Our experienced leasing agents respond promptly to inquiries and advise prospective tenants on details about the property, and show your home in the best possible light.
Prior to marketing and advertising your rental property, our experts also advise you in two important areas:
- Setting a competitive monthly rental rate based on a comprehensive analysis of property condition, upgrades, school districts, location and access to transportation, and area rental market rates.
- Getting your home ready to rent faster, to a high quality tenant, by providing recommendations and guidance on how to make your property rent-ready. Learn how to get your home rent-ready. ›
Thorough Tenant Screening & Selection:
Placing the wrong tenant can quickly cost you what you save by managing a property yourself. Every tenant application is evaluated based on credit, criminal background, sex offender registry (where allowed by law), employment verification and residency/rental history. Our thorough screening complies with all applicable laws in Columbia Md, including Fair Housing and Fair Credit Reporting Act.
When we have found a qualified tenant we schedule lease signing and a move-in condition assessment with the approved tenant.
Full Service Leasing:
Your leasing agent manages the lease signing with the approved tenant, using our professionally prepared lease, and ensures that all proper contracts are executed correctly. At the same time, rents, deposits and any fees are collected in accordance with local legal and financial regulations, and recorded in your online account. We also provide professional tenant education at lease signing.
Finally, the leasing agent and approved tenant conduct a walk-through of the Columbia Md rental to document conditions. This important walk-through assists in accurately assessing any changes in conditions when the tenant moves out.
Timely Rent Collection:
Nothing affects your cash flow more than late or missing rent payments. We collect the rent every month and deposit it into your account expeditiously. Our collection processes are professional but tough, and we are extremely diligent in collecting rent through a systematic, timely process.
Tenants are offered a variety of ways to pay rent and incentives for paying rent on time, so you can get your money as quickly as possible. In addition, we treat each tenant respectfully and fairly, as a positive relationship with a tenant leads to timely rent payments as well as better care for your Columbia Md property.
Regular Property Evaluations:
Professional inspections of your Columbia Md property both inside and out are beneficial to ensure tenants are complying with the terms of their lease and to assess property conditions.
The local Real Property Management office in Columbia Md typically conduct move-in, periodic, and move-out inspections. Documentation and photographs from these inspections assist in determining needed maintenance and repairs to maintain your home’s value and avoid costly repairs if left unattended.
Cost-Effective, Reliable Maintenace:
Maintenance is a necessary expense in owning a rental property in Columbia Md and anywhere else, and the return on your investment can be significantly impacted without timely, cost-effective repairs and upkeep. When handled by us, you’ll save time and money and ensure repairs are completed in a professional manner, by trustworthy maintenance personnel.
Real Property Management in Columbia Md has an extensive network of contractors, vendors and in-house staff to handle property maintenance and repair work. In addition, our exclusive partnerships with national and local Columbia Md vendors provide the professional level of service to our clients and customers that has come to be expected.
Strict and Compliant Eviction:
Even with careful placement there is occasionally a tenant who needs to be evicted. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable in Columbia Md landlord/tenant laws. If the tenant does not pay rent on time or breaches the terms of the lease, we initiate the proper legal steps necessary, in the fastest possible time frame, to minimize your costs and get the property leased again.
Ask us about eviction protection. For property owners who opt for this plan, the local office will pay for the eviction should it become necessary.
Our goal is to maximize your income and minimize your expenses. To keep track of your income and expenses we use a centralized accounting system. This all-inclusive accounting and reporting system, backed with itemized statements and tax documentation, keeps all your property management financial information organized in one place.
Real Property Management Prime in Columbia Md provides each property owner client a password protected online account for easy access to financial reports any time you need.