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 1802, Watkinsville, originally known as the “Big Springs” community, was named after Colonel Robert Watkins of Augusta, a lawyer and early compiler of A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia through 1799. Watkinsville was a village located on the dangerous western frontier of the new United States between Creek and Cherokee territories. Eagle Tavern, believed to stand on the site of the old Fort Edward, opened in 1801 and today serves as a museum commemorating the era of wagon and stage travel. Watkinsville first appeared in Clarke County records in 1791; only fifty-eight years after James Edward Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia. In 1802, John Cobb gave up eight lots of his plantation to create the city. And on November 24, 1806 the City became the Incorporated Town of Watkinsville. It then became the seat for Clarke County and remained so until 1872, when Athens took over that role. Angry locals voted to create a new county, named after the Oconee River on its eastern border, and Watkinsville became its seat on February 25, 1875.