At JT Management Group, we want to be sure your house shows well to prospective tenants – on the internet and in person. Part of our Ashburn property management services include getting your property ready for the rental market. We do this on-screen, with social media sites, real estate websites, and internet marketing; and, off-screen with potential tenant showings. Today, we’re sharing our steps in that process. (more…)
Now that you have prepared your Ashburn property for rent and made it attractive to renters, advertised it, and you have some prospective tenants interested, how do you proceed? You need to screen all your tenants to confirm that they will be good renters who take care of your home and pay the rent on time. Your screening process has to be well-documented and thorough. All prospective Ashburn tenants should fill out a rental application and provide you with a copy of their photo ID and an authorization to run a credit and criminal background check. You should run the following screenings on any prospective tenant over the age of 18. (more…)
Who is responsible for what when it comes to Ashburn rental property? As a landlord in the Northern Virginia area, it’s important to know what you are accountable for and what the tenant is accountable for throughout the duration of the lease.
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Whether you are stationed overseas or live too far away to manage your Ashburn rental property, we welcome the opportunity to manage your single family home, condo, or townhome. Our goal is to treat each property as if it were our own, taking away the stress and anxiety by providing you and your tenants immediate access to us.
Property Management Ashburn: Marketing
As your property management company, we will aggressively list and market your property. With a detailed description and at least 30 photos, we’ll market online using real estate websites, social media, and our own professional networks. Prior to listing the home, we’ll also inspect it and provide a rental analysis on the rental value of your property. We enter it into the MRIS as well as numerous real estate sites. We’ll also include your property in our own online advertising program.
Property Management Ashburn: Tenant Placement
We work closely with agents and prospective Ashburn tenants to process applications, conduct background checks, and complete the screening process by verifying employment and references. We’ll negotiate the lease on your behalf, collect security deposits and place them in escrow, and issue any refunds in accordance with the lease listing agreement.
Property Management Ashburn: Maintenance
The best way to preserve the value of your asset is to make sure the property is maintained while being rented. We perform thorough walk through inspections prior to occupancy and after vacancy. We handle all repair requests from tenants and make necessary appointments for estimates and work. We work with vendors who are licensed, bonded, and insured. Every estimate we obtain will be presented for your approval, and we will inspect all repairs that are made. Our emergency maintenance services are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Monthly services include collecting monthly rent, depositing the money into your account, and providing monthly and year end statements. Over 90 percent of our clients are referrals from past customers. Take a moment to look at our testimonials and reviews so you can see what other landlords like you have to say about the rental of their Ashburn property with us.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your Ashburn property while you are deployed, or you’d like to discuss anything pertaining to Ashburn or Northern Virginia property management, please contact us at JT Management Group.
At JT Management Group, we want to ensure your house shows well to prospective tenants. Part of our Ashburn property management services include getting your property ready for the rental market. Today, we’re sharing our steps in that process.
Perform a Detailed Walk Through
Step one of getting your Ashburn rental property ready for the market is to walk through it and inspect the inside and outside. You want the property to look and smell clean. Some typical interior items that need to be addressed are de-cluttering the property and de-personalizing the property. If you have any bold or bright colors painted on the walls, it’s a good idea to neutralize those. If the carpets are dirty, clean the carpets. The entire house needs to be cleaned and maintained until it is rented. All utility systems should be checked and relevant filters changed.
Pay Attention to Curb Appeal
Your property’s curb appeal is essential since it’s the first impression you will give to potential Ashburn tenants. Typical exterior items to note include mowing the lawn, power washing the patio, deck, and house, and trimming any vegetation near the house. If you have plants around the property, make them as maintenance-free as possible for your tenants. Any cracked or peeling paint should be repaired and repainted. You also want to clean the gutters.
The Perfect Home
Once the walk-through is completed, we provide the owners with a to-do list called “The Perfect Home.” These are all the things that need to be completed prior to placing the property for rent. Knowing that not everyone has the time or skill sets to perform repairs, we are happy to provide a list of our preferred vendors as well. These are contractors we know who can get the work done in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
Once all the work has been completed, we will return to conduct a final walk-through and make sure all repairs and cleaning have been done professionally and correctly. If you want to rent your property without the help of a professional management company, ask an objective friend to walk through the property and bring up any defects that you may have missed.
If you have any questions about property management or renting property in Ashburn or the Northern Virginia Area, please contact us at JT Management Group.
JT Management Group is a full service residential and commercial firm providing property management in Ashburn and the entire northern Virginia area. We are a family owned and operated company, and we’ve been in the Northern Virginia market since 2005. Our experience includes (more…)