We offer a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. We have an extensive porfolio of single family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments in the Athens area.After the initial Free Consultation, if you choose the Full Leasing and Management, you will receive the following services:
"We had never put a house up for rent before but knew we wanted to use a local company. We contacted Rich and Bowman Property Management and have been beyond pleased with the results. They took care of finding great renters, money management, repairs, and anything else we have asked of them. I would recommend Bowman to anybody looking for great property management at a reasonable price."
- Andrew Pace | Villa Rica, GA
"Rich Bowman and Bowman Property Management are terrific! As an owner who lives over a thousand miles from Georgia, I was at a loss as to how to manage my rental property in Athens. Rich Bowman evaluated the property, suggested repairs, hired economical and efficient workmen and, when any job was completed, sent pictures of the results. He rented our Georgia home to responsible tenants who left the property in tip-top shape. Because of Rich’s responsiveness – he returns emails and phone calls quickly – and the state of the art systems he has in place – check out the owner’s portal – I was confident I did not need to live in Georgia to be a Georgia landlord. Rich Bowman is a true professional whose understanding of the realities of the business extends to having the proper tools at his fingertips to do the best job possible."
- T. Cat Ford | New York, NY
When an applicant is approved, we prepare the lease, lease exhibits (i.e pet exhibit, security system exhibit, etc.), and required disclosures (i.e. Mold, Mildew, and Mositure disclosure, Property’s propensity to Flood disclosure, etc.). We provide the documents to the prospective tenant for their review and answer any questions or concerns they may have.
Once the prospective tenant has reviewed the documents and we have answered any questions they may have, we schedule the lease signing.
At the lease signing, the tenant signs the documents and pays a nonrefundable reservation fee (to take the property off the market and hold it for them) in an amount equal to one month’s rent. We deposit and hold these funds in our escrow account registered with the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Note: Once the tenant moves in, the nonrefundable reservation fee is applied to the first month’s rent.
After reviewing the documents signed by the tenant, we sign the documents (as the landlord) and provide a copy of the lease with all the signatures to the tenant and a copy to the property owner.
In the late 18th century, a trading settlement on the banks of the Oconee River called Cedar Shoals stood where Athens is located today. On January 27, 1785, the Georgia General Assembly granted a charter by Abraham Baldwin for the University of Georgia as the first state-supported university. Sixteen years later, in 1801, a committee from the university's board of trustees selected a site for the university on a hill above Cedar Shoals in what was then Jackson County. On July 25, John Milledge, one of the trustees and later governor of Georgia, bought 633 acres from Daniel Easley and donated it to the university. Milledge named the surrounding area Athens after the city that was home to the academy of Plato and Aristotle in Greece.
The first buildings on the University of Georgia campus were made from logs. The town grew as lots adjacent to the college were sold to raise money for the additional construction of the school. By the time the first class graduated from the University in 1804, Athens consisted of three homes, three stores and a few other buildings facing Front Street, now known as Broad Street. Completed in 1806 and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin College was the University of Georgia's and the City of Athens' first permanent structure. This brick building is now called Old College.