Property Management Basics

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.

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.

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Renters who have a pet or more than one pet may face additional challenges when renting a condo or a house. One of the primary challenges the renters may face is finding a living situation which is acceptable to them and also willing to accept their pets. This can be difficult as many rental properties do not allow pets at all. Those who do allow animals on the property may place certain restrictions on they size and breed of animal which may reside on the property.

Your agent can help you identify and target properties that allow pets. Your rental agent can save a lot of time and can get you to your next home with the least amount of troubles.  [Read more about rental agents]

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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  • 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.

Marketing

Nesbitt Realty’s website has one of the largest Internet footprints of any real estate site in Northern Virginia.  In addition our agents are skilled at leveraging MLS exposure, Internet articles, local print media and more. By using professional photography, videos updates, maps, and more we can make sure that buyers and renters have the information that they need to make an informed decision about your property.

Daily Landlord Responsibilities

Nesbitt Realty provides and maintains a level of separation between the landlord and tenant so that we ensure that business matters are always handled in a business-like fashion.  Nesbitt Realty has systems in place to handle emergency repairs and can find the right provider at the right price to keep your investment in top shape.

Property Upkeep

Nesbitt Realty has a list of vendors that have proven to be reliable and reasonably price to handle problems when they arise. We are also willing to work with contractors, handymen and other providers that the landlord recommends. Property maintenance is never a profit center for us.

Communication

We always pick up the phone. We respond to all emails, in a timely fashion.

Rent Collection Service

We expect tenants to pay on time and we hold them accountable for late payments. We process rents quickly so that landlords get paid quickly. If needed, we serve late payment notices, eviction notices, etc.  to maintain orderly and regular rental income.

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Why not work with a local, small-business that cares about your needs?

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