Is Rental Management Right for you? Our answers to your commonly asked questions If hands-on care for your rental property and an overall peace of mind are important to you, then hiring a trusted, professional rental property management team is your best option — and the right move for your investment.
Still unsure if property management is the right choice for you? Here are some common questions on how MS&C Rental Division works for your property:
Weekly social media updates on rental market to interested tenants Weekly rental information content on The SaundersBlog n Work with 600+ MS&C agents and other Realtors who earn referral fees for annual and seasonal tenants n MS&C branding ads in local publications n Exposure through Christie’s International Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio for luxury properties over $4,000/month n Listing in MLS for all-area agent accessibility n Collateral marketing pieces encouraging tenants to rent in particular areas n Rental postings with your community’s chamber of commerce n Professionally designed email campaigns: Company-wide email marketing campaign to MS&C agents Targeted email marketing campaign to potential tenants
How do we market your property?
Do we charge for any of your marketing?
n Exposure on popular real estate and rental sites, including: FlipKey, Trip Advisor, VRBO, Rentals.com, RentalHomesPlus.com, Trulia, Realtor.com, Zillow, HomeFinder.com, michaelsaunders.com — the most visited real estate address on Florida’s Gulf Coast — and many more websites chosen at the discretion of MS&C n Professional photography to capture your property at its best n Innovative technology channels: Informative YouTube video showcasing your property’s area Virtual tour to invite potential tenants inside
n No. Our specially designed marketing services are a part of our comprehensive plan to ensure your property’s best care.
The commitment to owning and managing your property doesn’t stop with collecting rent — a potential headache in itself. We engage our team of property managers to help you deal with all the aspects of owning a successful rental property. From routine management, maintenance and documentation to back-end operations, forms, tenant screening and more, with MS&C Rental Division, you can rest assured knowing your investment is closely monitored and secure.
How long does it take to rent an annual property? n If your property is priced right and is rent-ready, you can expect a tenant within 45-60 days, but always be prepared for it to take up to 90 days. The amount of time to find a tenant is not guaranteed.
Rental Management: Our answers to your commonly asked questions What services are included in the management fee?
What differentiates MS&C from other rental management companies?
n Documented inspections (move-in, move-out, interim, drive-by viewings) with pictures n Rent collection n Bookkeeping services: Payment of expenses from collected income Monthly statements Payment of sales taxes to the Department of Revenue for short-term rentals Submission of application to register the property with the Department of Revenue for the purpose of filing for exemption from having to pay sales taxes or for filing sales taxes collected Year-end statement with 1099 or 1042-S For those without a US tax ID number, forward 30% of income collected to the IRS as required by law n Serve notices for nonpayment of rent and for lease violations n Coordinate maintenance with licensed and insured vendors n Available 24/7 to handle maintenance emergencies n Oversee the disposition of the security deposit in accordance with Statute 83 n Adhere to all rental restrictions set forth by community associations, cities, and counties n Provide expert feedback from knowledgeable rental agents about the market and related laws including Statute 83 (LT landlord/tenant law), Chapter 509 (laws for ST), Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing (national, state, & local laws), and HUD
n 24/7 answering service and receptionists in all offices n Over 23 strategically located offices with over 600 internal real estate agents n Free virtual tour n Free community YouTube video n Free professional photography n Comprehensive marketing strategy at no additional cost n Michael Saunders & Company offers Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as a service to our owners n We do not charge credit card fees to our owners n No charge for tenant credit card transactions n Our fiduciary duty is to you, the owner n We specialize in rentals
Why is the lease preparation fee my responsibility? n An attorney prepares the lease for the owner. This expense is passed on to the owner with no added compensation to MS&C. n Lease preparation cannot be deducted from our commission, as the commission covers the cost of our comprehensive, time-tested services
What experience does Michael Saunders & Company have in the rental market? n Our leasing agents are hand-selected for their experience and professionalism – to only serve the needs of our property owners. Their time is dedicated to only rental and property management. n MS&C has always assisted owners in renting out their properties and in 2011, we spun off our rental division to provide customers with specialized leasing and management services. Our experienced and professional team quickly became a leader in the property management and rental industry. n Michael Saunders & Company was founded in 1976, and has proven to be a reputable and stable company while leading the regional sales industry in real estate. Take the worry and uncertainties out of your rental experience. Let Michael Saunders & Company handle the management of your property. To learn more about property rental solutions that will exceed your every expectation — including our acclaimed marketing, management and international capabilities — please contact us at 941.552.4200. Or visit us online at http://www.michaelsaunders.com/rentals/.
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