Colorado Springs Property Management with RE/MAX Properties
Chuck Wartman, Property Manager
licensed Realtor since 1997. I am a full service Property Manager/Realtor.
Need to know:
- Our management fees are 10% of rent collected.
- You pay $0 in fees if your property is vacant. We only earn when you do.
- Our placement fee is $150.
- Guaranteed NO mark-ups on maintenance. In fact, we pre-negotiate discounts with top vendors and pass the savings directly on to you.
What you get.
- The assurance that your rental income is maximized for your property type with a free rental market evaluation.
- A top-to-bottom, upfront inspection with regular, ongoing preventative maintenance coordinated.
- Individually screened, hand-picked tenants who will treat your property like their own.
- Seamless resident onboarding so that rent payments are on-time from day one, and maintenance requests are tracked and resolved quickly.
- A portal for you, too! We give you free access to an online Owner Portal for real-time visibility into your earnings, expenses and all activity at both the property and portfolio levels.
We’d love to learn more about your needs.
Call Chuck Wartman (719) 286-9145
We do more than just collect rent!
- Pre-Rental Analysis
- Property Marketing
- Tenant Screening
- Contract Negotiations
- Move-in / Out Inspections
- 24/7 Online Portal
- Rent Collection / Deposits
- Financial Reporting
Day To Day Property Management
The following is a list of the tasks property managers commonly perform for owners. You may only need some of these property management services, and the property management companies you interview may offer more or less than what is listed here.
- Evaluate the property and determine an accurate rental rate
- Perform detailed documentation of the interior and exterior including photos
- Offer recommendations on repairs and cosmetic improvements that maximize monthly rent while providing good ROI.
- Gather data on rental rates in the area and work with owners to determine the optimal rental rate. Rent research will vary but should include looking at the recently rented comparables according to size and type.
- Discuss with owners the pros and cons of different policies such as accepting pets, allowing smoking etc.
- Install a lock box
- Market the property for rent
- Prepare home for rent
- Clean home and optimize interior appeal
- Manicure landscaping to increase curb appeal
- Create ads tailored to the property and advertising medium. Some of the mediums commonly used are:
- Paid and free rental listing websites
- Print publications
- Work with other realtors and leasing agents to find a tenant
- Provide a 24-hour hot-line where prospective tenants can listen to detailed information about the property
- Field calls from prospects for questions and viewings
- Meet prospective tenants for showings throughout the week and weekend.
- Provide prospective tenants with rental applications that are legally compliant with fair housing laws
- Collection applications with application fee
- Tenant Screening and Selection
- Perform a background check to verify identity, income, credit history, rental history, etc.
- Grade tenant according to pre-defined tenant criteria
- Inform tenants who were turned down
- Draw up a leasing agreement
- Confirm move-in date with tenant
- Review lease guidelines with tenant regarding things like rental payment terms and required property
- Ensure all agreements have been properly executed
- Perform detailed move-in inspection with tenant and have tenants sign a report verifying the condition of the property prior to move-in.
- Collect first months rent and security deposit
- Receiving rent
- Hunting down late payments
- Sending out pay or quit notices
- Enforcing late fees
- Filing relevant paperwork to initiate and complete an unlawful detainer action
- Representing owner in court
- Coordinating with law enforcement to remove tenant and tenants possessions from unit
- Advice in the event of a legal dispute or litigation
- Refer owner to a qualified attorney when necessary
- Understand and abide by the latest local, state, and federal legislation that apply to renting and maintaining rental properties.
- Perform periodic inspections (Inside and outside) on a predefined schedule looking for repair needs, safety hazards, code violations, lease violations, etc.
- Send owner periodic reports on the condition of the property
- Provide accounting property management services
- Detailed documentation of expenses via invoices and receipts
- Maintain all historical records (paid invoices, leases, inspection reports, warranties, etc.)
- Provide annual reporting, structured for tax purposes as well as required tax documents including a 1099 form
- Advise owner on relevant tax deductions related to their rental property
- Provide easy to read monthly cash-flow statements which offer a detailed breakdown of income and itemized expenses
Maintenance, Repairs, and Remodeling
Establish a preventative maintenance policy to identify and deal with repair needs
- Provide a network of licensed, bonded, and fully insured contractors who have been vetted for good pricing and good work that is up to code.
- Assign jobs to different parties (in-house employees, handyman, and professional contractors) based on who will do the best job for the best price.
- Maintain outdoor areas when vacant
- Leaf and snow removal
- Removing trash and debris
- Maintain and monitor a 24-hour emergency repair hot-line
- Larger renovation or rehab projects
- Provide recommendations on how the project can maximize rental income.
- Prepare preliminary cost estimates
- Get multiple independent bids for the work
- Act as general contractor overseeing the work
Tenant Move Out
- Inspect unit and fill out a report on the property’s condition when the client moves out
- Provide tenant with a copy as well as estimated damages
- Return the balance of the security deposit to the tenant
- Forward any portion of the owner’s portion of the tenant deposit to the owner or hold in owner reserves for repairs.
- Clean unit and perform any needed repairs or upgrades
- Re-key the locks
- Put the property back on the market for rent
This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive list of property management services, but it should give you a fair idea of the scope of a property management company’s activities
Posted by Jordan Muela in Property Management Articles edited by Chuck Wartman