MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Leach Realty excels in the Alamance County real estate property management niche simply because we do it right. And, doing it right isn’t a simple thing, as there are a great many details and important tasks involved in managing rental properties. Many companies in this business niche look on the many tasks and responsibilities involved as a “job” they must do for their business income. Leach Realty sees these many responsibilities very differently. 

After all, without these many details we would be of lesser value to our clients and customers. Our commitment is to cover all the bases, and there is certainly a lot more involved in superior property management. We revel in the complexity involved in negotiating legal requirements, landlord–tenant regulations, property maintenance and fiduciary responsibilities. It’s how we bring value to our owners and tenants, and it’s why our clients and customers recommend us highly in the Alamance County real estate rental property markets. 

  PROPERTY CARE AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

 

Leach Realty rental property homeowners have legitimate property care concerns, and Leach Realty takes these concerns very seriously. Whether the rental home is for investment or being held until a more favorable time to sell, it’s still quite important to safeguard the home’s condition, cut maintenance expense, and maintain the highest resale condition.

The maintenance of rental properties is one of the most detailed and task–oriented things that we do for our homeowner clients. It requires not only Leach Realty's staff involvement, but the use of multiple sub–contractors for various maintenance and repair services:

  • Landscaping
  • Structure
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Appliances   

We have thoroughly vetted our contractors for honesty, efficiency, cost competitiveness, and response time. When your home has a maintenance problem, we’re on it quickly and resolving it as soon as possible within the guidelines of our rental management agreement. Depending on spending limits you impose, we may handle problems and just let you know later, or we’ll contact you for prior approval. Either way, your tenant is inconvenienced as little as possible and your home is repaired quickly and at a reasonable cost.

We are very thorough as well in documenting property condition before move–in and at move–out, using a dual purpose move–in/move–out detailed checklist. We go through the home with the tenant and document condition on move–in, and comparatively on the same form when they move out. This allows the fair settlement of any out–of–the–ordinary damage or damage that’s not normal wear–and–tear.

We are very thorough as well in documenting property condition before move–in and at move–out, using a dual purpose move–in/move–out detailed checklist. We go through the home with the tenant and document condition on move–in, and comparatively on the same form when they move out. This allows the fair settlement of any out–of–the–ordinary damage or damage that’s not normal wear–and–tear.

During normal routine low–intrusion visits to the property to check smoke detector batteries and other safety equipment, Leach Realty’s staff will give the property a quick visual inspection to catch any damage issues as early as possible to minimize the cost to correct.

Any repairs are carefully documented, invoice copies supplied, and warranties for new equipment or appliances forwarded to the homeowner. We’ve had many homeowner clients tell us that we keep far better records than they do, and we’ve saved them money on their tax returns due to our detailed documentation of expenses. Alamance County rental property owners bring us new business through referrals simply because they’re telling others about our service and attention to detail.

 

HOME OWNER SERVICES

Homeowners who hold properties as rental investments or rent them out because a sale isn’t financially viable at this time have concerns that can only be met by a property management firm that understands their needs and commits to a high level of performance in delivering some very detailed services:

  • Marketing the rental property.
  • Tenant selection services:
    • legal and comprehensive tenant application.
    • tenant interviews that comply with all state and federal laws.
    • thorough background and credit checks, plus calling references.
  • Move–in and move–out services:
    • walk–through and tenant checklists of property condition.
    • rehab of the property between tenants.
  • Property condition & maintenance services.
  • Rent collection & disbursement:
    • timely collection of rents.
    • proper application of late rent procedures & penalties.
    • eviction processing if necessary.

RENTAL PROPERTY MARKETING

  No matter how well we perform our tenant screening, property management, and rent collection duties, they never come into play until and unless we produce a tenant for our homeowner properties. Leach Realty marketing plans have been tested over time and proved to be very effective in funneling tenants into our screening process. When we meet to discuss your home and the features that differentiate it in the marketplace, we’ll develop a custom marketing plan for your home comprised of the appropriate media in our extensive marketing media package.


Leach Realty website is one place in which your property will be presented in great detail. While we’ll talk here about other media where we’ll market your home, they’ll all relate back to this website, and many viewers of those other advertisements will arrive at our website for detail.

  • Numerous high quality exterior and interior photos.
  • Professionally crafted text descriptions that we know from experience will attract tenant interest.
  • Easy online and offline contact information to get the prospect to contact us.
  • An online map with directions, as many prospective tenants like to drive by properties and view neighborhoods prior to getting more information or renting.

While you’ll see that we’re doing a lot more marketing in other media, there is no other place where this much detail can be presented in high resolution to attract tenant interest.

Internet Syndication   
One of the greatest strengths of the Internet for marketing is the ability to “syndicate” material across numerous sites. We’ve created syndication relationships with numerous online locations where renters go to locate their next home. When we meet to develop your marketing plan, we’ll show you where we’ll be syndicating your home’s information.

Social Media   
If you aren’t a Facebook user, you certainly know others who are. More than 800 million people are Facebook users. Leach Realty Facebook page is another place where we market your home to prospective tenants. However, it’s more than just putting it out there to see. Our Facebook page is also where our tenant clients go to have conversations, and even to refer us to other renters. We use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to create awareness of our Alamance County rental property management business and to provide exposure for your property.

Print Media   
While the Web has become a major marketing resource for Alamance County rental properties, Leach Realty will also market your home in print media that we still find to be effective in attracting tenants. When we meet to discuss a marketing plan for your home, we’ll discuss newspaper and other print media marketing.

Rental property marketing is a niche with very precise requirements for success. Leach Realty knows which media work for each of our Austin rental property markets, and we’ll discuss them with you in detail when we take your property to market.

 

 

 

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Agent
Laura Leach

Broker/Owner

Leach Realty

3015 S Church St West Park Center
Burlington  North Carolina 27215

336-524-9922 336-442-9797