Property Management Basics

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Julie Nesbitt manages property in Northern VA. Her landlords value her attention to detail.

Property management is a business in and of itself. If you want to invest in real estate, but you don’t want to be a property manager, the solution is really quite simple: employ the services of Nesbitt Realty. Our family-run business is experienced with managing the day-to-day operations of properties just like yours. We manage residential properties including homes, condos and townhouses.

A big value-add provided by your Nesbitt Realty property manager is “separation”. This to say, your Nesbitt Realty property manager maintains a level of separation between the landlord and the tenants and the property. As you may already know, it’s important to invest in real estate without emotionally investing in tenants or property. Your Nesbitt Realty property manager helps ensure that you always make the best decision for your family, rather than making the best decision for the tenant’s family.

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Nesbitt Realty currently manages properties in Carlyle Towers, the Jamieson and across Northern VA.

So, your Nesbitt Realty rental property manager serves as a buffer between the owner and his tenants. Nesbitt Realty can help you find tenants, handling repair projects and maintenance, oversee improvements, collect rent, and even pay some expenses and taxes. The specific tasks we handle vary based upon upon the needs and wishes of the property owner. Additionally, a competent Nesbitt Realty property manager gives you protection from certain liabilities.

Nesbitt Realty usually charges a percentage of the rents collected. Every aspect of Nesbitt Realty property manager’s responsibilities will be outlined in a contract signed by both Nesbitt Realty and the landlord. This agreement details financial responsibilities and specifies the types of financial reports the landlord can expect.

Your Nesbitt Realty property manager will stay current on new laws and condo regulations which may be relevant to your situation. Nesbitt Realty Property Management takes a lot of the burden off of owning rental real estate.

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Fort Belvoir relocations call Nesbitt Realty (703) 765 0300 for buying, selling, renting, and property management of Real Estate in Northern Virginia. Fort Belvoir relocations, there is lots of places to live: condos, townhouses, homes; each with variety in architecture, landscaping, affordability, and many other factors. Real Estate in Northern Virginia boasts many diverse neighborhoods, w/ garage, suburbs, metropolitan, walkables, water oriented, bank owned, etc. Buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords looking to acquire property management, dial (703) 765 0300 for Nesbitt Realty.

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Phony Landlords Scam Would-Be Renters

An increasingly common scam involves crooks posing as landlords for property they don’t own, taking a deposit from hopeful would-be tenants and then disappearing into the night with the money.

The Associated Press reports that Adam Christianson, sheriff of Stanislaus County, says “What you have is primarily young, unsuspecting victims who truly believe they’re entering into a legitimate rental agreement. Before you know it, the real [property manager] shows up and says `Why are you here?’ Then they’re out on the street, and also out the money for first and last month’s rent and deposit.”

One of the best way’s to avoid being scammed is to use a rental agent.

We serve renters with immediate and specific rental needs.

Our renter’s resource page will answer common questions like:

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  • What is a rental agent?
  • How much do you charge?
  • What areas do you serve?
  • Where can I search for homes?

 

Read answers, renting tips & more

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

 

How to Avoid Being Part of a Real Estate Scam

Recently a person pretending to be a rental applicant tried to run a scam on a property we manage. They hoped to scam the landlord and Nesbitt Realty. With increasing reports of real estate scams worldwide, here are some ways you too can avoid being caught up in fraud.

  • Make sure all parties are who they say they are.  Have an out-of-state party provide a photocopy of their driver’s license or passport that has been notarized. If someone alleges to represent an embassy or a large corporation, afford them no less due diligence that you would any other renter or buyer.

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    Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty.
  • Verify signatures. Compare the signature on the real estate contract to other signatures on their driver’s license, passport, the original sales contract, etc.
  • Double-check the documentation. Make sure none of the documents have been altered. Inspect originals whenever possible. Get certified copies from a title company.
  • You select the professionals. Require the out-of-town party to use a real estate professional, attorney, or title company of your choosing.
  • Require a face-to-face meeting. The safest way to ensure that they are who they say they are is to require that they show up at closing.
  • Rely on the professionals. If it all possible, don’t do it yourself.  Let a brokerage like Nesbitt Realty handle all the details.

Whаt Dо Prореrtу Mаnаgеrѕ Do?

Yоu may bе wоndеrіng еxасtlу whаt property managers do. Property managers

  • contract for mаіntеnаnсе and rераіrѕ,
  • keep an accounting of all money,
  • kеер records оf legal dосumеntѕ,
  • identify and screen tenants,
  • ѕеnd nоtісеѕ tо property owners and tenants,

Choosing the right property manager tо hаndlе your рrореrty allows the owner to rеlаx knоwіng that thе property is in thе hаndѕ оf a reliable tеаm оf рrоfеѕѕіоnаlѕ.

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Nobody works harder than Nesbitt Realty.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.