Property Management Services
Your home is more than likely the most valuable investment you have, therefore, Advantage Homes for Lease is honored when an Owner selects us to protect their assets and interests.
To help you achieve the same comforting feeling as our current Owners already express, below is a list of commonly asked questions and concerns:
Q: What type of rental properties do you manage?
A: We manage residential real estate in the Kansas City Metro Area. This includes Johnson County, Jackson County, Wyandotte County, Miami County, Platte County, Cass County. We primarily manage 1 to 4 unit properties and are open to larger multifamily properties as well.
Q: How much rent can I get for my house?
A: Many factors can affect the rent price on a home, such as location, cleanliness, layout, etc. To receive a rental estimate as well as tips to obtain top dollar rent, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Q: How do you find renters?
A: Homes are advertised on a network of rental web sites. All homes are also advertised on our company web site; www.RentKcHomes.com with customers being driven to this site from all the major search engines, social media, affiliate real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and other strategic web advertising. We do not recommend print media.
Q: How long will it take to find a renter?
A: Although there is no guarantee, homes are priced to get a lease signed within 1-6 weeks of the listing date.
Q: Do your agents show our house?
A: YES, our trained, professional agents personally show properties to potential tenants. These agents are trained to “close” the deal.
Q: How do you qualify a tenant to rent my house?
A: Tenant screening is the most crucial step in property management. We verify credit, employment, income, criminal background, and sex offender registries. We also obtain references from previous landlord/management.
Q: How do you make sure homes are being taken care of?
A: Homes are viewed routinely during maintenance calls, drive by inspections, and at least once a year during the renewal inspection.
Q: What happens if a tenant stops paying rent?
A: Our rent is due on the first of each month, and late as of the 2nd. We do not offer a grace period as it is our goal to obtain the rent as quickly as possible to be able to deposit your funds to you in a timely manner cover your mortgage payment. If a tenant falls behind, we immediately encourage you to approve the file to go to eviction. While we screen carefully to avoid this situation, this is a “people business” and sometimes a tenant falls behind. We believe swift action prevents greater damages.
Q: Am I responsible for doing repairs?
A: Yes. It is an Owners responsibility to keep the structure of the property as well as any included appliances in good, working order. However, our professional property managers handle the repairs for you.
Q: How informed will I be about my property?
A: Ultimately we assume you hired a property manager because you don’t want the headache. We communicate much more frequently during the leasing phase. Once a property is leased, we communicate minimally, usually only if a repair comes up. Of course you are always welcome to ask us any questions. We email out informative letters occasionally. You can find us on most Social Media.
Q: Will I be notified about repairs?
A: Yes. Advantage Homes utilizes an online management program, Propertyware, which notifies you by email when a work order has been submitted. Our property management team then goes to work. We begin by trying to walk the tenant through a repair. If the repair cannot be made by phone, we send a preferred contractor to complete the repair. Repairs will be completed, invoiced, and deducted from rental proceeds. A copy of the invoice is posted to your Propertyware account. If a repair is major; we do contact you to see if you want bids.
Q: What do you charge for repairs?
A: We do not own a maintenance company. We use licensed and insured repair professionals. Repair costs vary depending on skill level needed and time to complete. We work hard and fast to keep costs down and usually save owners 30-60% over using a contractor on your own. Advantage Homes for Lease does not “upcharge” any bill.
Q: Do you markup the contractor’s price?
A: No, you will ONLY be charged at the contractor’s price.
Q: Can I use the contractor of my choice?
A: Yes, it is your investment; we do ask that all contractors be licensed and insured.
Q: Do I receive a check for collected rents?
A: No, we direct deposit your funds to a bank account of your choice.
Q: Do I pay the management fees and repairs separately?
A: No, management fees and repair costs are deducted from collected rents, and then the proceeds are deposited to our owner/clients.
Q: Do I receive a monthly statement?
A: Yes, your statements are posted online on your Propertyware account. You can login at any time and down load any reports or invoices you choose.
Q: Are you able to help me buy investment property?
A: Yes. We have experienced Buyers Agents with full access to the MLS that can find great properties for you. We are able to search for regular properties or foreclosures, bank owned, etc. We make the process smooth and can even recommend repair companies if you need.
Q: How soon can you list my home for rent?
A: As soon as the Exclusive Property Management agreement is signed by all parties.
Schedule a meeting today and we can get a home listed very quickly.
To speak with a listing agent directly; please call:
Agent line 913-269-6385
Office M-F 913-894-5133
If you prefer to email; please include the comments section that you would like to lease out your home. Please include your phone # and the best time to reach you.
Also, include the address of the home which you would like to have leased. We will be in contact with you shortly to discuss the value of your home!
You sit back, relax, and receive your rents
Advantage Homes for Lease
913-269-6385 Agent Line