There are certain relationships in life that function best when there is a third party to separate the emotions and eliminate the pitfall that can occur when two parties work directly with one another. The relationship between a landlord and a tenant is one of these relationships.
How Can I Afford To Hire A Property Manager?
83% of landlords who use property managers find that tenants pay more rent, with 77% finding that tenants rent for longer periods. Through thorough screening techniques, US Interamerican works to make sure that tenants pay on time and put less wear and tear on your property. These attributes and more are how our property management services are worth more than their cost
Why Choose US Interamerican Realty?
We offer experienced residential property personnel who can provide quality service tailored to meet their needs. We can handle everything from marketing and documentation to repairs and completing work orders. We understand that your home can be as unique as you are. Be it pool service, lawn maintenance, Pest Control, or General Maintenance, we have you covered. We know exactly how to manage all aspects of residential property operation.
Our goal is to offer the best service through a custom, proactive, and dynamic approach to residential management.
What Areas Do We Service?
Our service areas include.
Land O Lakes
Plans & Rates
Our property management services can be customized around you and your tenants’ needs to give you a unique service. We also offer various types of service packages to help you rent your home and start earning the income you expect.
Tenant Placement Only. The Silver Plan is equal to one full month’s rent.
* All fees are deducted from income received upon placing a tenant into the rental property.
The Silver Plan Includes:
Show the property to prospective tenants.
Provide prospective tenants with applications for tenancy.
Advertise and list the property for rent.
Take high-definition photos and videos.
Conduct tenant background screening including criminal, credit & eviction checks.
Responsive Personnel ready to schedule showings, receive documents, and respond to emails.
Complete all contracts and any additional paperwork such as addendums, HOA applications, etc.
Turn the property over to the new tenant.
Owner conducts his/her own ongoing property and tenant management.
Full Property Management. The Gold Plan is equal to one full month of rent plus 10% of the rent per month as an ongoing property management fee.
* All fees are deducted from income received upon placing a tenant into the rental property
The Gold Plan includes all services offered on the Silver Plan plus:
Handle all repair calls.
Take care of all homeowners’ association violations.
Collect rent money including late rent, and posting of late rent notices.
Coordinate lease renewals and paperwork under specified time constraints defined by Florida Law.
Coordinate paperwork with the owner and our eviction specialist to handle tenant evictions when required.
Account for all rental income and property expenditures and generate monthly statements.
Conduct a final walk-through inspection upon tenant move-in and move-out and release the security deposit within the time established by Florida Law.
Management Take Over
Management Take Over provides full property management services when you already have a tenant in place, but no longer wish to conduct your own property management or are changing property management companies. There is a $200.00 turnover fee, plus 10% of the monthly rental fee to perform all property management services listed under the Gold Plan.
At US Interamerican Realty we take our job seriously and always have a phone line open to tenants and owners if an emergency comes up. We enjoy what we do!
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Do you markup the cost of repair and maintenance charges?
No! Owners receive an electronic copy of every invoice—with no markup fee. Visit this page to see the costs of our property management plans or contact us to discuss our pricing.
What do you charge to evict an existing tenant?
We hire expert companies who get in charge of doing the whole eviction process from the 3-day notice to the completion and eviction of the tenant from the property. We pass the costs to the owner as for any other contractor and present invoices.
What do you do if a tenant needs to break a lease?
When a tenant needs to break a lease, we inform them that they are responsible for all costs that our owner would not have otherwise incurred if the tenant did not break the lease. This means that the current tenant will be responsible for (1) the lease commission of one month’s rent (2) the rent, lawn care, and utilities until the day the new tenant moves in (3) all make-ready costs to get the home ready for the new tenant and (4) the cost of rekeying the home. If the tenant pays all of these costs we will release them from the lease contract.
Should I buy a home warranty?
We don’t expressly recommend having a home warranty company, but many of the owners do have warranty companies in an attempt to reduce their risk of loss.
The most popular warranty companies are: American Home Shield, First American Home Buyers Protection, Home Warranty of America, and Old Republic Home Protection.
It is important to read the policies very carefully so that you understand the exclusions, the maximum coverage amounts, any maintenance requirements, etc.
Most of our clients get the maximum coverage policies and add the extras as needed.
There are certain home repairs that tenants rightfully expect to be resolved ASAP. The most common example is an HVAC system breaks down when it is 95 degrees outside.
It can take between 3 – 10 business days for Warranty Companies to fix HVAC problems. The delays are usually a result of a warranty company going to the home within 2-3 business days to diagnose the issue and then having to order additional parts to fix the HVAC system which adds additional delays. We have also experienced these types of delays with plumbing repairs. These delays frustrate the tenant and can lead to the tenant not wanting to renew a lease if they feel significant issues are not going to be addressed in a timely manner.
We recommend that if you do purchase a Home Warranty for your rental property, you should use a separate contractor to handle time-sensitive issues such as HVAC breakdowns and other repairs that the Warranty Company is not able to address in a timely manner. A happy tenant can save you money in the long run. You may think you are saving money by always using the home warranty company, but if the tenant does not renew their lease because of Home warranty Company delays, you will end up spending more money to make your rental property ready to rent again as well as additional leasing and vacancy costs.
Do I need to buy special insurance as a Landlord?
Yes, to use our property management services, you need to make sure you have a landlord property insurance policy which includes a minimum of $300,000 of public liability insurance. You will need to name US Interamerican Realty as an interested party.
Why name US Interamerican Realty as an interested party on my Landlord’s insurance policy?
This simply means that we are interested to know that you are maintaining an active landlord property insurance policy with public liability coverage. This does NOT mean that we have any type of insurable interest in your home.
When will I receive a distribution each month?
We submit an ACH file to our bank on the 10th of every month with rent distributions, assuming the 10th does not fall on a weekend or holiday. It takes most banks 1-2 business days to process the distribution into your account after we have submitted the ACH file to the bank.
What kind of accounting statement will I receive each month?
Every month you will receive a statement that includes all income and expenses for the reporting period. We also provide electronic copies of any invoices incurred during the reporting period.
Are your repair & maintenance personnel employees or contractors?
All our repair & maintenance personnel are contractors NOT employees. You are not required to use our contractors if you have established relationships with contractors you would like us to use.
We are a licensed real estate brokerage. We are members in good standing of The National Association of REALTORS® and Florida REALTORS®. We speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese.