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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Establish a Trusted Relationship: The Global Investor
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Traditionally, property management has been thought of as a local profession. Most often, properties are a comfortable distance from your home or office, easily shown and supervised. Our daily activities usually lead us around our own county and perhaps the adjacent county. Thinking about the entire world is far from the mind of a Property Manager who is just trying to get across town for an appointment. However, as I and many others have...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

3 Instances in Which You Need a Property Caretaker in Tampa, FL

Our topic today is property caretakers and why you might need one. If your property is going to be left vacant for more than a couple of weeks, you might want to hire a caretaker. That’s someone who is going to have the skills and resources to handle all the unexpected property needs in the period that you are away.Recently, after one of our afternoon rainstorms, a woman was being interviewed by our local news, standing in the middle of a f...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Advice for Military in Tampa – Home Options When Given PCS Orders

Today we’re sharing some advice with the military. Moving is a way of life for military families. If you have a home that you’re really attached to or intend to keep as investment property, self-managing the rental process can be difficult. When PCS orders come in or you get deployed, you’ll need to make the decision to rent or sell that home. If you want to rent it out, we recommend using a professional property manager. Leavin...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sell vs. Rent Your Home in Tampa, FL – Insights on the Tampa/St. Petersburg Real Estate Industry

One question we get a lot is whether people should sell or rent their residential property in the Tampa Bay area. Many times, you get transferred out of the area for work or you might end up inheriting a house that you’re not sure you want to keep. Determining whether it’s better to rent or sell depends on a number of things. These three considerations are the most important factors that can help you decide.Personal FinancesTake a goo...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

What to Do When Your Tampa Tenant is Destroying Your Rental Property

Today we are talking about what you can do when you discover that your tenant is causing damage to your property. Here’s the good news: in our experience, we have seen a minimal amount of intentional damage. Mostly what we see is damage and neglect that’s just due to poor housekeeping.Inspections and EvaluationsA thorough professional property manager in Tampa will have eyes on the property throughout the course of the lease. Using ph...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What is Property Management in Tampa? 12 Things You Did Not Know a Property Manager Can Do

Today we’re talking about the types of services you can expect from professional property managers. Most people know that professional managers collect rent and place tenants. However, there’s a lot more that we do for landlords and property owners. Here are 12 of the most essential services we provide.Pricing the property. We conduct market research after our initial property visit, allowing us to establish a realistic expectation ab...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What is the Cost of Property Management in Tampa?

We’re talking about the cost of property management in the Tampa Bay area. Fees will vary from broker to broker, and a professional management company with more experience and knowledge will usually have a greater menu of services. An investment home is your greatest asset, so it’s not the time to bargain shop.Leasing and Management FeesThe basic fees are leasing fees and management fees. Leasing fees usually cost between half a month...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Expert Tips for Marketing your Tampa Property – Property Management Education

We are talking about how to market a rental property in Tampa, and the most important thing you need to do is to know the rental market.Rental PricingIt’s critical to get an idea of what homes are on the market and what the prices are, specifically the prices of those homes similar to your own. This research will help you price your home competitively. If you can’t do that, you might price your home too high, and it will take a long t...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for your Rental Home – Tampa Property Management Advice

Today, we are talking about hurricanes in Florida. Hurricane season starts on June 1 and ends on November 30, so it’s a fairly long period of time that we have to be thinking about and planning for hurricanes and tropical storms. It can be quiet for awhile around here; we have had seasons without any hurricanes or bad storms, and then we have some years that two or three terrible hurricanes come through the Tampa Bay area. It’s import...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Why Use a Certified Residential Property Management Company© in Tampa

At Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties Group, we have a team of 30 property managers in the Tampa Bay area. Today, we are telling you why an owner or investor should care that we are a certified company. I’m not sure many owners understand what this even means.We are members individually of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). This association provides the strong foundation of ethics for our part of the indus...

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