PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BLOG

Why Owners Trust Druid City Properties – Tuscaloosa Property Management

System - Monday, April 16, 2018

At Druid City Properties, we offer professional property management in Tuscaloosa and Northport. There are a lot of reasons to work with us when you need Tuscaloosa property management, and today we’re sharing some of the key reasons to choose Druid City Properties.

Full Service Property Management Service

We handle all aspects of management and the entire rental process for your investment property. Tenants never even know you exist.
We handle everything from marketing and leasing to screening the application. We also take care of the move-in process and conduct an inspection and walk-through. Our team will handle any collection issues, and respond to all maintenance calls 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We complete move-out inspections, manage security deposit charges and refunds, and handle the turn process. Our goal is to get your property ready for the next tenant so it remains occupied and paid as much as possible.

Accounting and Rent Collection

You can expect us to direct deposit your funds right into your bank account, ensuring your rent is paid as quickly as possible every month. We’ll also provide a full accounting of all your income and expenses, including invoices and work orders. It’s important that you know exactly where your money is going every month, and we want to help you make as much as possible on your investment.

Professional, Expert Managers

We are full time property managers. Our only focus is keeping your units rented and your rent coming in every month. We are experienced investors ourselves, with multiple properties of our own. This gives us a unique perspective; we manage your property the way we want our own to be managed.
 
Our experience allows us to use the best practices that we have put into place over the years. Very few problems happen with our homes, and if they do arise – they’re handled promptly and in the best possible manner. We save you headaches and expenses.
 
If we can answer any property management questions or help you with your Tuscaloosa property management needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Druid City Properties.

 

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager

System - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  1. Setting the right rental rates: While looking through the classifieds to see what other landlords are charging for similar properties is a fine way to ballpark your rent price, a good property management company will conduct a thorough market study in order to set a rental price for your property, ensuring that you achieve the perfect balance between maximizing monthly income and maintaining a low vacancy rate.
  2. Collecting and depositing monthly rent payments on time: If you've ever worked in a billing department, you know that securing payment from clients can be difficult, not to mention awkward. Property management companies have efficient, tried-and-true systems in place to effectively collect rent and maintain on-time payments. You'll find this particularly important if you have a limited number of properties, and collecting payments on time is crucial to maintaining your cash flow.
  3. Marketing and advertising your property: Through long experience, a property manager will know exactly where to market your property and how to craft compelling advertising materials---a significant advantage when it comes to filling your properties quickly and avoiding long vacancies.
  4. Finding the right tenants: Experienced property managers are experts at finding good tenants, and will take care of all the details, including the securing all criminal background and security checks, running credit reports, verifying employment, and collecting previous landlord references.
  5. Managing tenants: In addition to finding good tenants, a property management company will manage all aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship. The property manager will handle both routine and emergency maintenance, take care of routine inspections, and manage any situations where conflict resolution is required.
  6. Managing vendor relationships: Property management companies have relationships with maintenance workers, tradesmen, contractors, suppliers, and vendors that it's almost impossible for an independent landlord to duplicate. Not only will your property manager get you the best work for the best price, they'll oversee any necessary maintenance projects.
  7. Ensuring that you're in compliance with housing regulations and property laws: There is a multitude of applicable laws and regulations to abide by when renting and maintaining your rental property. These include local, state and federal regulations, as well as fair housing regulations (such as the ADA). A property manager can help you avoid lawsuits by keeping your property up-to-date and in compliance with these regulations.
  8. Enabling you to invest in geographically distant properties: If you manage your own properties, you're pretty much limited to investment opportunities within a tight radius of your own home. By hiring a property manager, you can take advantage of investment deals in any location you wish.
  9. Maximizing the profitability of your time: By having a property manager take care of the day-to-day aspects of running your income property, your free to spend your time identifying further investment opportunities or otherwise furthering your career.
  10. Maximizing the profitability of your money: Most property managers charge a percentage of your property's monthly rental rate in exchange for their services. The rate typically runs anywhere from 6-10%, which is generally less than the money you save by hiring a professional to take care of your property.

Welcome to our new responsive website!

System - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Welcome to the new Druid City Properties Responsive Website!

Our new website is fully responsive and uses the latest technology, allowing you to have a better browsing experience on any device no matter if it is a desktop, tablet or cellphone!

Why is this a big deal? Well, it allows you to have access to our site anywhere, at any time. Tenants - you will be able to easily find and apply for your next rental home, as well as submit maintenance requests online! For our owners, you will have access to your statements 24/7.

We hope you find the site useful and easy to use!