Leasing Services

Let us help you with our tenant placement and leasing services.

We offer leasing only services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. After the initial Free Consultation, if you choose the Lease Only Option, you will receive the following services:

What we do as Your Property Manager

  • Market the Property
  • Tenant Placement
  • Property Showings
  • Tenant Screening
  • Lease Preparation & Signing
  • Move-In Inspection
  • Marketing

    A property visit to take marketing photos and install company “For Rent” sign. We create and place internet ads on our website (which syndicates the ad to literally dozens of other real estate websites), the Athens Area Multiple Listing Service (which also syndicates the ad to many other real estate websites), Craigslist, Zillow, Rentals.com and Bulldogrent.com. These ads will really get the phone ringing and the emails coming in with rental prospects. Note: If your property is located in a more rural area and is not on a main road, additional “For Rent” directional signs may be necessary to maximize rental prospect inquiries.
  • Prospective Tenant Question Handling

    We take the phone and email rental prospect inquiries, answer any questions the prospect may have and do an initial prescreening (i.e. Does the prospect have any aggressive animals? If the property is located in Clarke County and is zoned Residential Single Family, we confirm that no more than two unrelated persons will be occupying the premises.)
  • Showing the Property

    If the rental prospect meets the prescreening qualifications, we schedule a showing appointment at the property. We attend every showing personally (i.e. we DO NOT just give the prospect a key and let them go look at it themselves or let the current tenant show the property.) At the conclusion of the showing we answer any questions the prospect may have and provide instructions on how to complete an application.
  • Tenant Screening

    Once we receive a completed application and the application fee from a prospect, we screen the applicant by doing a credit check, background check, income verification, and reference check (previous landlords, job supervisors, etc.). Depending on the results of the screening, we either approve, approve with additional conditions (co-signer, additional security deposit, prepayment of last month’s rent, etc.), or decline the applicant.
  • Lease Preparation & Signing

    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.

  • Move-In Inspections

    The day of move in, we meet the tenant at the property and complete the move- in inspection. This is where we document the condition of the property at move in (to compare at the end of the tenancy with the move out inspection to determine any charges to the tenant for damage). We sign the move in inspection and so does the tenant. Once we both sign the move in inspection, the tenant pays the security deposit (usually in an amount equal to one month’s rent) in certified funds (cashiers check, certified check, or money order) and we give the keys to the tenant and turn possession over to them. Note: Georgia Landlord and Tenant Law (O.C.G.A. 44-7-33) prohibits collecting the security deposit prior to completing the move in inspection. We provide a copy of the move-in inspection to the tenant and owner and send the security deposit to the owner via certified mail or registered mail.

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