Expert Tenant Screening. Expert Tenant Placement. Better Tenant Retention.
You can’t have a successful and profitable investment experience without great tenants.
If you’ve ever had a terrible tenant, you know what it’s like to face eviction and unpaid rent and expensive property damage. You need to place a well-qualified resident in your Daytona Beach rental property if you want to come out ahead with your investment. Finding a tenant who will pay rent on time, follow the lease terms, and take care of the home is critical. Your success depends on a long-term tenant who believes in open and honest communication and respects your relationship.
You also want a guarantee that you’ll earn the rent you need. Our owners get that with GTL Real Estate’s Rental Collection Guarantee Program.
Protecting Owners & Tenants during the Screening Process
A thorough, consistent, and fair tenant screening process starts with an application. We require all residents 18 years of age or older to complete an application and submit supporting documents such as copies of identification and pay stubs.
Our process begins with a check for past evictions and a review of all national criminal records.
Next, we’ll talk to employers and verify what’s on the application. We’ll make sure they earn enough money to pay rent. We look at credit; not so much to find a high credit score, but to make sure there isn’t a large amount of debt or overdue bills. We never want to see money owed to former landlords, property managers, or apartment buildings.
Finally, we review an applicant’s rental history and we conduct landlord reference checks. It’s always a good idea to ask current and former landlords if they’ve had a good experience with a particular tenant. We ask how many times rent was late and whether proper notice was given before the tenant moved out. We ask if there were pets and how they behaved. We want to know if that landlord would rent to the tenant again, given the opportunity.
We only qualify the tenants we are willing to guarantee.
Screening Daytona Beach tenants in Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona, Holly Hill, and surrounding areas.
Leasing and Learning with Communication & Education
The leasing process only gets started when we’ve identified a tenant who fits our criteria. Once we approve your resident, we get together to discuss and sign the lease, collect the security deposit, and answer any questions about the process and the property.
We love the fact that we can facilitate an online lease signing process to save time and paper. But, we think that it’s important to have a talk with the tenants, too. We want them to understand our expectation and their responsibilities.
To enjoy a successful and comfortable rental experience, we have an open discussion about what’s included in the lease. This includes particulars that cover rent collection, maintenance reporting, and communication.
Our tenant relationship starts before they move in, and our team will make sure your tenants understand how to turn on utilities, how to turn off the water if there’s a flood or a problem, and what’s expected in terms of keeping the home in great condition.
Communication is essential when it comes to getting your tenants oriented to their new home. We’re responsive to their questions and needs, and we make sure they can reach us whenever they have an issue. We answer our phones, we return messages, and we keep everyone on the same page when it comes to what’s needed at your investment property.
Saving Money on Vacancy & Turnover
We know from experience that the best tenants for our owners are long-term renters who renew their lease agreements year after year. This type of tenant provides extra stability for your rental property and it also keeps you from spending money on maintenance and utility costs during tenant turnovers. No one likes to have long vacancies – or any vacancies. They’re expensive and disruptive to your cash flow.
Tenant retention is an important part of our Daytona Beach property management strategy. It starts before the tenants are even in place. We treat our tenants like customers because that’s what they are – rent paying customers. We show them that we appreciate the fact that they pay rent and report repairs. We communicate well on all platforms and in person. We help tenants feel like they are moving into a home, not just a house or an apartment.
Throughout the tenancy, we will respond immediately to maintenance requests and answer any questions your tenants have. We’ll provide resources and information, and we’ll make sure they’re completely comfortable with where they live and how the home works.
Saving money for investors throughout Daytona Beach, including zip codes 32118, 32114, 32117, 32119, and 32174.
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Want to Learn More?
If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with GTL Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.
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