Atlanta Property Management Services: Tenant Screening

Specialized Property Management Atlanta offers a full range of Atlanta property management services. That means we take care of every part of the rental cycle, using our knowledge and experience to give you a better return on investment. We know that choosing a tenant can be one of the most difficult parts of owning rental property. Many property owners feel pressured to accept the first tenant to fill out a rental application. They are afraid that rejecting that tenant will mean money lost due to vacancy days. However, placing an unqualified tenant can be even more expensive in the long run. Read about our tenant selection process below.

How Rental Home Price Can Attract Quality Tenants

Selecting the right tenant for your rental home actually starts well before your home goes on the market. Pricing your home competitively, not too high or too low, is the first step in tenant selection. High-quality tenants will be shopping around for homes, and know what a reasonable price is. As part of our Atlanta property management services, we will do the research to price your home competitively. We will look at comparable properties in your area to help you determine what price will bring in the tenants you want. If your home is priced too low, many tenants will assume there is a problem with it and eliminate it from their list of options. Overpricing your home will also drive potential tenants away, and toward other homes that are priced reasonably. Most tenants won’t pay any more than they have to toward rent. 

Marketing Strategies That Reduce Vacancy Days

There are several “free” ways to market your rental property. Posting an ad on Craigslist and other classified sites, setting up a “For Rent” sign in the front yard, and word-of-mouth advertising are a few. Unfortunately, these days it is rare for a high-quality tenant to find your property one of these ways. The most effective way to advertise is by accessing the dozens of websites tenants look at to find the perfect property. Websites like Rent.com, Trulia, and Zillow bring in millions of users, combing through the properties available in Atlanta. Our Atlanta property management services include posting your rental listing on all of these websites, as well as our own rental search page

When creating a listing for your rental home, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Make it shine: your home needs to look its best in posting pictures. Don’t put your home on the market or take pictures while it is still undergoing renovations. Consider hiring a professional cleaner to make every surface shine before taking pictures for your listing.
  • Highlight the assets: write a listing that appeals to renters in your area. Is the home close to public transit or in a good school district? Does it feature a spacious backyard and a laundry unit? Some features may appeal to buyers, but not to renters. Talk to your property manager to find out what features will appeal to Atlanta renters.
  • Curb appeal: don’t put off landscaping or lawn care just because there is no tenant. In addition to looking great for pictures, your property should look great at other times. Potential tenants often drive by the property after seeing it online, but before they decide to schedule a walk-through. 

Showings are Part of Atlanta Property Management Services 

The job of a property manager during a rental vacancy is largely being available to take the call. When a potential tenant calls to request a showing, they do not want to wait around until you get off work or can meet them on the weekend. Being available to show a rental unit when it is convenient for the potential tenant will reduce vacancy days.

These days most tenants know what they want in a rental home. The filtering feature of websites like HotPads is a valuable way to make a shortlist of homes to see in person. A tenant’s first impression is the online listing, which includes high quality, professional photographs. Once a tenant has decided to call our property management office, they have already put the property on their shortlist, and they are more likely to request a rental application at the viewing. That is one reason we encourage you to take great listing pictures, and only put the home on the market when it is rent ready.

Atlanta Property Management Services and Tenant Screening

In order to rent a home, prospective tenants must first fill out a rental application and submit to screening. This screening is one of the most important parts of the rental cycle, but it isn’t as straightforward as many people think it is. 

Tenants should fill out their application quickly and completely to avoid any leasing delays. A thorough background check, credit check, income verification, and rental history should be performed for every application. At Specialized Property Management Atlanta, we require all residents over 18 to fill out a rental application, whether or not they will be paying the rent. For example, an 18-year-old high school senior who lives with his parents must fill out an application even though his parents will be paying the rent. 

Proper screening requires several documents from the tenant. A government-issued ID, tax and bank statements, and pay stubs are needed to verify identity and income. Use only secure channels to request and receive documents electronically. Keeping these documents secure and private is one of the Atlanta property management services we offer.

The steps to properly screen a tenant are:

  • Learn the tenant’s rental history. Talk with former landlords to find out what kind of a tenant the applicant was, and whether or not the landlord would rent to that tenant again. Was the tenant on-time with rent payment? Did the tenant leave the property in good condition? Were there any lease disputes, or violations of the lease terms? 
  • Verify the tenant’s employment and income status. Gainful employment is a must, and the tenant should earn three times the monthly rent to qualify. 
  • Perform a credit check. A bad credit score doesn’t always mean the tenant will be a bad fit. Look for red flags such as unpaid utility bills, bankruptcy, auto repossession, and especially eviction. 
  • Run a criminal background check. Some items that come up on a background check are not concerning, but others can disqualify a tenant. A minor traffic violation is not a big deal. A recent felony conviction, on the other hand, may disqualify the tenant. 

Screening tenants isn’t a cut and dry process. Our Atlanta property management services help landlords navigate the nuances of tenant screening in order to pick the most qualified candidate. Vacancy days are expensive, but tenant turnover and evictions are even more costly. Placing a candidate with great credit, rental history, a clean background check, and sufficient income will lead to a more successful investment.

The Fair Housing Act

We can’t talk about tenant screening without talking about the Fair Housing Act. Passed in 1968, the Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, disability, and familial status. In order to provide equal access to housing, tenant screening should never be based on these factors. A landlord who is found to have violated the fair housing act can face steep fines. 

What does this discrimination look like in the real world? Some landlords and property managers find themselves discriminating without even realizing it. Steering a prospective tenant to a certain neighborhood based on their race is one common example of racial discrimination. Full knowledge of the ins and outs of the Fair Housing Act is necessary when screening tenants. 

Using Our Atlanta Property Management Services

If tenant screening sounds like a delicate process, that is because it is. In fact, it is one area that DIY landlords tend to make the most mistakes. And when mistakes are made during the tenant selection process, the consequences are expensive. Take these examples:

  • Failing to contact previous landlords means your tenant may have a history of leaving their rental property in disrepair. Even after using all the security deposit you may have to shell out more money for repairs when the tenant moves out.
  • As a property owner, you would like to think your tenant puts “rent” at the top of their budget priorities. But that isn’t always true. Checking a tenant’s debt to income ratio is important, so you know they can afford to pay their rent every month. 
  • Your rental property is located on a busy street and does not have a fenced-in yard. When a family with small children is interested in renting it you tell them to look elsewhere, as this isn’t a very “kid-friendly” home. Unfortunately, you’ve just violated the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of familial status.

Using our Atlanta property management services means you will be protected from these common, costly landlord mistakes. Our professional property managers are dedicated to finding you the best tenant possible, while following all state, local, and federal laws. To learn more about our property management services, or request a rental quote, call us at 404-596-8454.

Understanding Atlanta Rental Management Lease Agreements

Lease agreements dictate how you approach Atlanta rental management, and everything about your relationship with your tenant. But have you ever read over a lease and felt confused? Leases are filled with legal terms that can be hard to understand, but it is important to know exactly what the lease says. We are here to help you understand what is contained in a lease agreement, what can affect the agreement, and what happens when a lease is violated or terminated.

Understanding Lease Agreements

Because lease agreements are legal documents, signed by both the property owner and the tenant, it is important to read it closely before signing. A lease will outline the specific rights, responsibilities, and obligations of both tenant and owner. In every lease agreement you should find:

  • The names of the landlord and tenant
  • The address of the property to be leased
  • The term of the lease
  • Total rent owed each month
  • Rent due dates, when the rent is considered late, and late fees
  • How and where the rent is to be paid each month
  • Security deposit information

Some aspects of the lease may differ from property to property such as:

  • Pet deposit or pet rent instructions, including which fees are refundable
  • Who is responsible for certain maintenance aspects such as lawn care
  • How to contact the landlord or Atlanta rental management company for maintenance or emergencies
  • Whether parking is included on the property

Under Georgia law, a lease must contain several disclosures. The name of any party, such as a property manager, who works on behalf of the landlord should be disclosed on the lease agreement. Other disclosures include:

A lease may seem long, but every part of it is important. In order to protect yourself and your property you, and your tenant should read over the entire lease before signing. If you are confused or uncomfortable with any part of it, do not hesitate to bring this up with your property manager.

How Disabilities Affect Lease Agreements

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, familial status, disability, or national origin. How does this affect lease agreements? The Act states that property owners and their Atlanta rental management companies must make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations vary based on individual needs, but here are a few common examples:

  • Many people living with disabilities use service animals to help with daily tasks. The Department of Housing and Urban Development explains service animals as “an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or that provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified effects of a person’s disability. An assistance animal is not a pet.” Even if your property is a “no pet” property you may be required to alter the lease to allow for your tenant’s service animal. 
  • If an individual uses a wheelchair or has difficulty walking they may request accommodations for their disability. This can include building ramps to access the unit or an assigned parking space close to the entrance of the unit. 
  • A tenant with a mental disability is afraid to leave the house, but his Atlanta rental management company has a policy that rent checks must be delivered in person to the office. An example of reasonable accommodation for this tenant would be allowing him to mail his rent check.

There are times when a reasonable accommodation must be made after the lease has been signed. For example, two months after moving into a rental home an accident leaves a tenant in a wheelchair and he requests a ramp up the front steps. This type of request can be made at any point during the lease. Additionally, landlords are required to allow their tenants to make reasonable modifications at the tenant’s expense, if these modifications can be removed when the tenant moves out. 

While the law is in place to protect those with disabilities, it does recognize that landlords should not experience hardship as a result of it. If the landlord can prove a request would cause undue financial or administrative hardship, he or she is exempt from the accommodation. To learn more about the ins and outs of reasonable accommodation, talk to your Atlanta rental management company.

When a Lease Agreement is Disputed

A lease is a legal agreement that must be kept by all parties involved. What happens if one side of the agreement does not abide by the terms of the lease? While rare, it does happen. If a tenant is in violation of the lease your first step is to respectfully point out the violation. For example, a tenant may buy a dog without paying a pet deposit or telling the landlord. Bring a copy of the lease and point out how the tenant is in violation of its terms. Oftentimes this step is all it takes to correct the violation and move forward. The tenant may choose to either pay the pet deposit and/or increased rent, or get rid of the pet. If the tenant refuses to comply with the terms of the lease, there may be grounds for eviction, which we discuss below. 

What happens when a landlord or Atlanta rental management company is in violation of the lease? The most common example of this is when a property falls into disrepair. According to the Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook, “residential landlords have a duty to keep a unit in a safe and habitable condition and in good repair.” A landlord is responsible for keeping the structure safe and habitable, and the utilities in working order. If a problem occurs it is up to the tenant to report the problem immediately so the landlord can respond in a reasonable amount of time. If a landlord does not respond to their tenant’s maintenance request, and the request makes the rental home uninhabitable, the tenant has several options for moving forward:

  • The tenant can sue the landlord for damages incurred from failure to repair the home.
  • The tenant can repair the damages then deduct the costs from their monthly rent payment.
  • The tenant can contact a housing code inspector to condemn the property and inform the landlord he or she has broken the terms of the lease.
  • The tenant can move out, claim “constructive eviction,” and stop paying rent to the landlord or Atlanta rental management company.
  • The tenant can seek compensation for time spent in the home while it was in disrepair, this may include cash or credit toward future rent payments.

The condition of the rental property can be a tricky subject, and the Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook advises tenants to proceed with caution when disputing the disrepair of a property. As a property owner, the best way to avoid disputes about the condition of the property is to perform regular inspections and preventative maintenance.

Eviction Process

While unpleasant, evictions are sometimes necessary. When a tenant stops paying rent, or stays in the rental home beyond the lease term, you can take legal action with an eviction. Evictions must follow a specific process, and can be tricky to navigate. It is important to note that the tenant is allowed to stay in the residence, with the utilities on, until a court decision is made. At our Atlanta rental management company, we do our best to avoid evictions by placing high-quality tenants, dealing respectfully with all our clients, and clearly communicating responsibilities. In Georgia the process for eviction is as follows:

  • Surrender Possession and Vacate: Notice must be given to the tenant to surrender possession of the property and vacate the premises.
  • Dispossessory Affidavit: If the tenant refuses to vacate the property, the landlord can file a dispossessory affidavit in magistrate court stating the details of the broken lease terms. The affidavit is then served to the tenant, usually by a sheriff.
  • Answering the Affidavit: The tenant has 7 days to answer the affidavit in court or in writing.
  • Hearing: After the tenant files an answer, a hearing is held in which a judge rules for or against the landlord.
  • Writ of Possession: When the court rules in favor of the landlord, the landlord must then request of a writ of possession, ordering the tenant to move out within 7 days. The landlord is responsible for the costs associated with eviction.

The landlord and tenant both have the option to appeal the ruling within 7 days if the ruling was not in their favor.

How to Avoid the Headache of Atlanta Rental Management

Knowledge of lease terms and disputes, fair housing laws, and the eviction process are all part of the day to day work of a property manager. Making small mistakes in property management can lead to costly fines and sore tenant relationships. Our clients save time and money, and avoid the headache of managing a rental property when they choose to let us take care of their rental home. To get your rental quote, call our office today at 404-596-8454.

Cost-Effective Fall and Winter Maintenance for Atlanta Residential Property Management

Fall in Atlanta brings a welcome break from the summer heat and sends many residents outside to enjoy the milder weather. For Atlanta residential property management companies and property owners, this good weather should serve as a reminder to perform seasonal maintenance. One of the best ways to save money as a property owner is staying on top of maintenance issues, and catching small problems before they become emergencies. Contact your property manager to check the following items at your rental property, and remind your tenants of seasonal maintenance items they are responsible for.

Fall Maintenance Inside Your Rental Property

Before you visit your rental property, talk to your tenant about the maintenance you will be performing, and schedule a time to come. Ask your tenant if there are any issues that need to be addressed, and remind them if anything comes up in between inspections they can submit a maintenance request through our online tenant portal

Make a checklist of the things you need to check inside the property. Your checklist may vary from property to property, as each will have different features. Here is an overview of the items you or your Atlanta residential property management company should inspect inside your home every fall.

  • Smoke Alarms: Check that every smoke alarm is in working order. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.” The USFA also recommends replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm once a year, and replacing the alarm itself every 10 years.
  • Electrical Outlets: Most tenants do not take the time to regularly feel their electrical outlets for warmth, but this quick check could save you from a house fire. Warm or hot electrical outlets could signal a problem with the wiring in your rental home. If you or your tenant feel heat coming from electrical outlets and switches call a professional electrician to inspect further.
  • Flooring: If your rental property has carpeting check to make sure it is all lying flat. Loose carpeting may buckle and present a tripping hazard. 
  • Loose Railings: Another safety hazard noted by Atlanta residential property management companies are loose railings on balconies and stairs. Wiggle any railings around your rental home and tighten if necessary. 
  • Heating Systems: The best way to extend the life of your heating and cooling system is to perform regular, preventative maintenance on it.  Filters should be changed every 6 months, or sooner if your tenant has pets. Before the weather gets too cold, make sure your heating system has a routine check from an HVAC company. Routine check-ups cost around $100, but could add years to the life of your system making them well worth the small upfront cost. If your home has a furnace, make sure you reset the dampers before turning it on for the winter. Oil the bearing around the blower shaft and motor, and check for damage or worn out parts around the unit. Address any blocked vents and leaky air ducts.
  • Indoor Pipes: Some home builders run water pipes through the attic. Your Atlanta residential property management company can help you determine if this is the case if your rental property. Proper insulation of these pipes is needed before freezing weather hits Atlanta.
  • Lease Compliance: Routine inspections provide an opportunity to check that your tenant is complying with all parts of the lease. For example, all residents must be listed on the lease, and anyone over 18 must fill out a rental application. If your tenant decides to move their significant other into the home that person must fill out an application. 

A fall inspection is also a good time to remind your tenant of emergency procedures and their responsibilities. Make sure your tenant knows where the water and gas shut off valves are. Inside the home, your tenant is responsible for keeping certain things clean and in good shape. You may want to provide your tenant with a fall cleaning checklist of their own, to remind them of the items for which they are responsible. This can include cleaning out drains, vacuuming around appliances and air ducts, and cleaning floors and rugs. In addition, your tenant should report any issues, big or small. 

Outdoor Maintenance Recommended By Your Atlanta Residential Property Management Company

The outside of your rental home needs attention before winter hits. Regular outdoor maintenance will increase your curb appeal and extend the life of your home’s systems. Here is a checklist for you and your property manager. 

  • Landscaping: Your lease should lay out who is responsible for the landscaping at your rental property. Often your tenant is the one who must keep the yard maintained by mowing, edging, raking, and weeding. Fall is a good time to remind your tenants of their responsibility to keep the yard, grass, and flowers in good shape. With winter weather on the horizon make sure you alert your tenant to any plants that need to be covered during a freeze. 
  • Straightening the Yard: Atlanta residents spend more time outside during the mild fall weather. Now is a good time for your Atlanta residential property management company to remind your tenant to take a look around the yard. Your tenant should throw away debris, and clean up lawn equipment and playthings. Some items will need to be stored in the garage or shed during the winter. Tell your tenant to be proactive about moving these items so they do not feel rushed if a sudden cold front hits.
  • Weatherizing: According to the National Weather Service, the average first freeze in Atlanta is mid-November, though a freeze can occur as early as mid-October. Weatherizing the outside of your rental house before a freeze can protect your home and keep your tenants warm during the winter months. Make sure the home is well-insulated and replace any worn-out weather strips and peeling caulk from around windows and doors. Outdoor electrical outlets should be covered to protect against drafts. Water pipes should be insulated to prevent the lines from bursting during freezing weather. 

A well-prepared home can withstand the winter weather and keep your tenants safe and happy. Taking a small amount of time to perform a fall inspection will lead to time and money saved in the long run.

Cost-Effective Atlanta Residential Property Management

Investment property owners are always looking for ways to cut costs around their property, and for good reason. The less it costs to maintain your rental property, the more income you have from your investment. While it may feel counter-intuitive, the most cost-effective way to run your property is by performing regular inspections and preventative maintenance. For example, an HVAC check-up and routine cleaning costs around $100. Replacing your HVAC system can cost as much as $10,000. Routine cleaning will also ensure your system is running smoothly, keeping your tenants happy. Preventative maintenance for your HVAC system will extend its life and save you thousands of dollars.   

How Specialized Property Management Atlanta Can Help

While a cleaning and inspection checklist is nice, nothing compares to knowledge gained by experience. That is why we recommend leaving regular inspections to our property managers. A professional property manager from Specialized Property Management Atlanta can help you streamline your inspection process in several ways:

  • Experts in Inspection: We inspect all of our properties regularly so we know what we are looking for. We can spot small issues before they turn into large problems that cost you thousands in repairs.
  • Communication with Tenants: One of the trickiest parts of Atlanta residential property management is communicating with your tenants. Maintaining a single-family rental property comes with different responsibilities than many tenants are used to. For example, if your tenant previously lived in a large apartment complex they are not used to maintaining the landscaping. Respectful and clear communication is important so your tenants are happy and safe in their rental home. Oftentimes we see that tenants take better care of the property when they see you performing regular maintenance on it. 
  • Vendor List: We work with licensed vendors around Atlanta so when your home needs extra care from a professional plumber, electrician, or another contractor, we know who to call. We can make sure you get top quality work at a great price.

Avoid expensive mistakes and the everyday hassle of property management by hiring one of Atlanta’s top property management companies. Our Atlanta residential property management company goes above and beyond to ensure that you and your tenants are happy and comfortable. At Specialized Property Management Atlanta, we provide unparalleled expertise, ensuring that you can cut costs without sacrificing quality. Our clients often find that they save more in time and money by working with our property managers than if they self-manage their rental property.
If you’re searching for a property management team to take over your rental property, give us a call today. Our professional, experienced property management team will provide you with a rental quote. To get started, call 404-596-8454.

Advantages of Using Atlanta Real Estate Management

During the last few years, rental markets around the country have grown at an outstanding rate. The Pew Research Center reports that there are more renters now than any point in the last 50 years, making it a great time to be an investment property owner. If you’re considering real estate investment you may be wondering if you should self-manage or hire a property management company. Atlanta real estate management is certainly easier in today’s market, but property management is also hard work, and self-managing your rental property can lead to expensive mistakes. Learn how experienced property managers can help you make the most of your investment. 

What are Your Options for Property Management?

Whether you are just starting out, or you already have an investment property, you should explore all your options for property management before moving forward with one company. To make things easier when you are researching property management companies, we lay out each type of company you might come across below.

  • One-Man Operation: A property manager who does everything on his own may offer what seems to be specialized attention. The problem with a one-man operation is that property management takes time and expertise, which can be difficult for one person.
  • The Mom and Pop Shop: This type of property management company knows Atlanta like the back of their hand. They live here and have knowledge of local trends. However, similar to the one-man operation, property management is most useful when approached by a team of experts. A small, local company cannot offer the incentives of a larger company.
  • Full Service Atlanta Real Estate Management: A full-service property management company, like Specialized Property Management Atlanta, provides everything you need to make your investment into a success. A team of experts will use their knowledge of the local market, trends, advertising techniques, efficient maintenance, and more to get you the best return on investment.

Be aware of the differences between property management companies when you are searching for the right manager. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is true more often than not. 

Do it Yourself Property Management: The Pros and Cons

What if you don’t want to hire a property management company? Managing your own rental property sounds appealing, especially if you live close to the property. Many first-time landlords assume DIY property management will save them thousands of dollars. The truth? You can save thousands by managing your own property, but only if everything goes perfectly, 100% of the time. Atlanta real estate management is easy when you have a long-term tenant who takes care of your home and pays rent on time, every time. Unfortunately, tenants don’t always pay their rent on time, maintenance issues arise in the middle of the night, and a local housing regulation you were not aware of can cost you big money. Unless you are an expert in local and federal housing laws, tenant relations, screening applicants, advertising, and home maintenance, you could be putting your property at risk. The reality of DIY property management is that this method ends up costing you more than it would take to pay a full-service property management company. 

What Does a Property Management Company Do?

What exactly does a property management company have to offer? Services between companies may vary, so make sure you compare specific services when you are looking at different companies. In general, a property management company should take care of every part of the rental cycle. The rental cycle includes the following steps:

  • Property Inspection: Before you put your property for rent, you need to make sure it is “rent ready”. This could be as simple as rekeying and cleaning, though in some cases the property requires more extensive repairs. In Georgia, as in most states, property owners are required to keep rental properties safe and habitable. Our Atlanta real estate management team will conduct an inspection to ensure your property meets all safety requirements. If repairs are needed to bring your property up to code, we will help you coordinate it quickly so you can get your home on the market as soon as possible. 
  • Marketing: Advertising your rental property through the right channels is the best way to bring in high-quality tenants. Putting a “For Rent” sign in your yard and posting the listing on Craigslist simply isn’t enough, and you could end up with an extended vacancy. In order to reduce vacancy days, we advertise your rental property across dozens of websites, including our own rental property search page. This method also brings in more applicants, allowing you to pick the best one for your property.
  • Showing: We save our property owners and potential tenants time and money by posting video walkthroughs of our rental properties. Video walkthroughs allow tenants to get a feel for the property before scheduling an in-person showing. By the time a potential tenant decides to schedule an in-person showing, they are more likely to request a rental application.
  • Screening: After a tenant has filled out their application they must be screened. This step can be tricky for new landlords to navigate. You and your Atlanta real estate management team must follow all fair housing laws to ensure everyone has equal access to housing. Rejecting an applicant can only be based on their credit, employment, rental history, references, and income. 
  • Lease Paperwork: Drawing up the lease, and making sure all parties understand it, is an important part of property management. All the leasing documents should be signed and deposits secured in an escrow account in order to protect you from risk. Additionally, when paperwork is delayed it could end up costing you a great tenant, and lead to increased vacancy days.
  • Collections: Setting firm expectations for rent due dates and late fees is one of the most important, and most difficult, parts of the rental cycle. At the end of the day, owning rental real estate is a business. Always deal respectfully, yet firmly when collecting rent.
  • Maintenance: If you only visit your rental property when something breaks, you are not practicing cost-effective maintenance. Our property managers regularly inspect your rental home and perform seasonal maintenance to ensure your property is in good working order. Catching a small problem early on will keep it from becoming an expensive issue down the line. Emergency maintenance issues are dealt with swiftly by one of our experienced professionals, any time of the day or night.
  • Moving In and Out: The final portion of Atlanta real estate management is overseeing the move in/move out procedures. These procedures include; walkthroughs with your tenant, collecting and disbursing deposits, and ensuring your tenants know their responsibilities. 

In addition to these services, property management often includes managing outside vendors for repairs, dealing with legal issues when they arise, and being available 24/7 for your tenants. Property management isn’t a “set it and forget it” type of investment, which is why smart investors hire experienced, professional property managers. 

What Makes Specialized Property Management Atlanta Different?

What makes Specialized Property Management Atlanta different from other Atlanta property management companies? We are a full-service property management company, meaning we take care of everything during the rental cycle and more. In addition to managing all aspects of the rental cycle as explained above we offer the following services:

  • Vendor Partnerships: We partner with qualified, licensed vendors so that you can be sure you are getting great quality work and a great deal when you hire an outside vendor.
  • Technology Driven Atlanta Real Estate Management: Our technology-driven approach to property management makes life easier for everyone involved. Access your owner portal at any time of day or night to see property reports and records. Tenants can pay rent and submit maintenance tickets through their tenant portal
  • Local Experts: Rather than rely on one individual’s knowledge of the entire industry, Specialized Property Management Atlanta is made of a team of experts. Every aspect of property management is taken care of by individuals with extensive knowledge of, and experience with, your unique situation.
  • Experience in the Single-Family Rental Industry: Since beginning Specialized Property Management Atlanta, our focus has been single-family homes. This focus has provided us with invaluable experience in a sector of the real estate industry that is growing at an incredible pace. While other property management companies are trying to pivot their services to better fit single-family rentals, we have hard-earned knowledge from years in the industry.

For the Best Atlanta Real Estate Management, Contact Us Today

When you’re trying to decide if you should hire a discount property management company, self-manage, or hire a full-service company, make sure you are aware of all the pros and cons of each choice. The time and money you will save by hiring expert property managers is often much more than you will save by self-managing. Our property managers not only take the day-to-day stress out of owning a rental property, but they also use their knowledge and experience to keep you from making costly mistakes. 

Schedule your rental quote today by calling our office at 404-596-8454.