Owner of SGI
1) We make you guarantees:
2) We are “A” rated by the Better Business Bureau and are members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.
3) We have many happy customers. Like Thomas O’Quinn:
“I have 2 properties with SGI and from a business stand point find them to be transparent and reasonable. The staff are professional and polite and know the local market adding value to their service.“
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Sure you can. If you feel like it is worth the time, energy and potential legal risk to not hire a property management company, that’s always your choice. However, you may want to consider the following list of items we do as part of managing your home before deciding.
As you read this list, ask yourself: ‘do I have time to do all the items on this list?’ ‘Am I sure enough of the law to make sure I don’t accidentally break the law when I market or rent my home?’ ‘Do I have better things to do with my time than become an expert in property management; is this what I want to do with my scarce free time?’
Perform detailed documentation of the interior and exterior including photos
Recommend repairs and cosmetic improvements that maximize monthly rent
Research market rents
Discuss the pros and cons of different policies such as accepting pets, allowing smoking etc.
Install lock box
Prepare home for rent. Recommend vendors to:
Clean home and optimize interior appeal
Manicure landscaping to increase curb appeal
Create ads tailored to the property and advertising medium. Including:
Paid and free rental listing websites
Talk with real estate agents and leasing agents to find a tenant
Take calls from prospects regarding questions and viewings
Meet potential tenants for showings anytime throughout the week and weekend.
Provide rental applications that are legally compliant with fair housing laws
Collection applications with application fee
Perform a background check to verify identity, income, credit history, rental history, etc.
Inform tenants who were turned down
Write up leasing agreement that is legally binding
Confirm move in date with tenant
Review lease guidelines with tenant regarding things like rental payment terms and required property maintenance
Ensure all agreements have been properly executed
Perform detailed move in inspection report with tenant
Collect first months rent and security deposit
Collection action on late payments
Send out pay or quit notices
Enforce late fees
Filing relevant paperwork via competent attorney, compliant with Arizona law
Suggest representation for owner in court
Coordinate with law enforcement to remove tenant and possessions from home
Advise in the event of a legal dispute or litigation
Refer owner to a qualified Phoenix area attorney when necessary
Understand and abide by the latest city of Phoenix, state of Arizona 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
Make payments on behalf of owner (Mortgage, insurance, Homeowner Association dues, etc.)
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
Provide easy to read monthly statements
Recommend and oversee maintenance crew
Establish a preventative maintenance policy to identify and deal with repair needs
Provide an 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.
Larger renovation or rehab projects
Provide recommendations on how the project can maximize rental income.
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 and needed repairs or upgrades
Re-key the locks
Put the property back on the market for rent
Our rates are very competitive; request a quote on this page and we’ll be glad to give you hard numbers.
As you think through the issue, consider this: Did you know that having a property management company manage your home can pay for itself? How you ask? Many homeowners accidentally price their home under market; getting higher market based rents could pay for a professional firm to manage your home. In addition, if you make legal errors in how you write your agreement, how you deal with your tenants, how you work with tenants who refuse to pay…you could find yourself in legal trouble, which gets real expensive, real fast. Why not pay a property management firm now, instead of an attorney later?
This is a question many are trying to sort out: Rent or Sell? The good news is that at Saving Grace Investments we can rent your home or sell it for you, whichever you prefer. If you would like, get in touch with us and we’ll give you a professional opinion for no charge regarding which path makes most sense.
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