Bradenton Property Management

Protect, Maintain and Grow your Bradenton Property Investment

Our Bradenton Property Management services cover more than rent collection and maintenance. We begin managing your property starting with the listing. To demonstrate how comprehensive our services are, we’ve outlined each step from start to finish. You will find that when you trust us to manage your investment property, not only will your investment be well protected, you will rest easier knowing it’s being taken care of by property management experts.

Benefits of our Bradenton property management services include:

  • Expert Market Analysis
  • Strategic Marketing Tactics
  • Thorough Tenant Screening
  • No-Hassle Tenant Lease Process
  • Complete Move-In Inspection
  • Aggressive Rent Collection
  • Eviction Protection Program
  • Management of All Maintenance & Repairs
  • Unannounced Drive-By Inspections
  • Comprehensive Move-Out Inspection

Get to Know Our Management Services

Finding the Right Tenant for Your Property

Market Analysis & Marketing

Once you give Sarasota Management & Leasing the privilege of listing your Bradenton property, management of your investment begins.

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  • Analyze Market We will visit your property and do a complete market analysis with pictures and comparative data from other Bradenton properties that have previously rented.
  • Recommend Pricing Based on the market analysis, we will contact you to discuss pricing strategies and recommended a pricing range for your Bradenton property.
  • Market Property Once the initial asking price is agreed upon, we will begin to aggressively market your Bradenton property. This includes featuring it on our Sarasota Management & Leasing website with up to 10 pictures, a link to show the property location and links to local information, such as schools and weather. Your property also will be listed in the local Board of Realtors’ MLS, on our partner websites and in local classifieds. Signage is posted where permitted. These are all tactics for marketing your Bradenton property.

Management of these marketing efforts will include monitoring them for effectiveness and revising if needed.

Property Showings and Tenant Screenings

Show Property

As part of your Bradenton property management services, we will facilitate all viewings of your property to interested parties.

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Screen Tenants

All submitted applications that pass an initial review will undergo an extensive resident screening process to determine the applicants’ suitability for your property and determine the overall risk level of applicants. We follow a four-step screening process:

  • Credit history check
  • Criminal background check: FBI’s Most Wanted list, National Terrorist database, statewide Department of Corrections records and Sexual Predator list
  • Employment and income verification check
  • Interviews with previous landlords

Tenant Lease Process

Design Lease to Protect Owner

Once an applicant has been successfully screened and determined to be a good match for your Bradenton property, a top Florida landlord tenant attorney will draw up a lease that will protect your interests from many of the legal risks of rental property ownership.

Facilitate lease signing

We will have the tenant sign the lease and then forward it to your current residence, or location of choice, for your signature.

Move-In Inspection

Inspect Property Prior to Move-In

Prior to the property being occupied, a thorough move-in inspection of the property will be performed and the condition carefully documented by the Bradenton Property Manager. This detailed inspection will ensure that any damage caused by tenant neglect will be properly charged against the tenant’s security deposit at the end of the lease.

Rent Report from RentFax

Free Rental Analysis

Pricing your property correctly will attract the most qualified residents and ensure your vacancy rate stays low. We do a complete market analysis to ensure your rental property is competitive and profitable.

Our Sarasota property management team will visit your home, discuss any improvements that might raise your rent, and provide a rental range designed to increase your cash flow and your long-term ROI.

“We own homes in multiple states and deal with multiple management companies. Sarasota Property Management is hands down the best company we have ever dealt with. I highly recommend them.”

Kevin

Managing Property and Tenant Issues During the Lease Term

Unannounced Drive-By Inspections

Perform Random Inspections

During the course of the lease, we want to make sure that the tenant is taking good care of your property and not letting it become an eyesore in the neighborhood. Therefore, we do periodic drive-by inspections as well as interior walk-throughs to look for maintenance issues, such as moldy grout in the showers or leaks under sinks due to tenant damage or neglect.

Closing Out the Lease Term: Lease End Services

Final Move-Out Inspection

At the end of the lease, a final inspection is performed by the Bradenton Property Manager. The results are compared to the initial move-in inspection to verify if charges need to be made against the tenant’s security deposit. If there are damages, it is essential that Florida statutes regulating security deposits be followed to ensure your right to make the claim is protected.

Rent Collection and Eviction Protection Program

Once the tenant takes occupancy, more Bradenton property management services begin including:

Collect and Distribute Rent to Owners

Rent is paid by the tenant into our state regulated trust account and disbursed to owners on the 10th of each month. Owners can view their property statements 24/7 by accessing their own secure page on our website. Questions about statements can be sent via email and will be promptly responded to by Sarasota Management & Leasing staff.

Issue Late Notices for Non-Payment

Rent is due the first day of each month, and late after the 5th. If rent is not received by the 10th, a three-day notice is issued, which is the first step in a legal eviction. At this time, the rent is usually paid.

File Evictions for Non-Payment

If the rent is not paid at the end of the three-day period, an eviction notice is filed. If the tenant is able to come up with the money for the rent and reimbursement of legal costs, they are required to sign a stipulation agreement stating that if they get behind again, they waive the right to eviction proceedings and would be entitled to an immediate writ of possession.

If they cannot come up with sufficient funds to “buy off” the eviction, we proceed with the eviction until the house is vacated, at which time we would make a claim against the tenant’s deposit and any other escrowed funds that we may have to compensate you for any loss.

Although the vast majority of residents do not require evictions, especially after our extensive tenant screening process, a tenant may fall on hard times and their circumstances change. In this case, it is critical to get the property back on the market as soon as possible to protect your cash flow.

Ultimately, we are happy to work with a tenant who has temporarily fallen behind and is making every effort to communicate with us and catch up; however, it is important to maintain control of the situation in a professional manor.

Deliver Peace of Mind with Eviction Protection Program

To further protect our owners from interruptions to cash flow due to evictions, we have created a unique program called our Eviction Protection program. Eviction Protection is an optional program for only $9 per month. If an eviction is required, all legal expenses are covered including attorney fees and court filing fees. This program is designed to give our owners peace of mind knowing that this potential negative scenario will not cost them their investment.

Maintenance & Repair

Maintenance and repairs are handled in an efficient and professional manor to minimize costs while keeping your investment property in good, rentable condition. These services include:

Receive Maintenance & Repair Requests

Residents may notify us of maintenance issues via the Sarasota Management & Leasing website, or a 24-hour emergency maintenance hotline.

Respond to Maintenance & Repair Requests

Our experienced Bradenton property managers will determine whether a maintenance call is necessary or if a tenant can correct the problem with some guidance over the phone. If a maintenance call is required, the property manager determines whether a lower priced vendor, such as a handy man, can handle the request or if a more experienced, licensed contractor, such as a plumber, air conditioning tech, etc., needs to be called.

All vendors sent to your property are covered by workers comp and liability insurance. This is an important consideration in order to protect an owner from potential injury liability or accidental damage to the property.

Our maintenance company, House Calls Maintenance, Inc., provides our owners with low-cost solutions for necessary maintenance by providing quick and effective repairs whenever possible to minimize the cost while maintaining the quality of your investment and keeping the tenant(and source of revenue) comfortable and happy.

Lastly, all of our Bradenton property management agreements include a clause limiting how much money can be spent on maintenance or repairs at your property without your permission.

Services and Pricing

 
Lease Only
Full Service
Premium/Guaranteed
Tenant Placement Fee 100% of 1 Month's Rent 100% of 1 Month's Rent 100% of 1 Month's Rent
Monthly Management Fee No Monthly Fees 7% Monthly Management Fee 8% Monthly Management Fee
       
Rent Assessment
Marketing the Property
Finding Residents
Tenant Screening
Full Legal Compliance
Attorney Prepared Leases
Property Accounting and Reporting  
Owner Portal  
Tenant Portal  
Property Maintenance  
Rent Collection  
Convenient Rent Payments  
Eviction Process Handling  
Property Assessments  
Tenant Maintenance System  
Leasing Guarantee  
Rent Guarantee    
Tenant Damage Guarantee    
Eviction Guarantee    
Capital Improvement Evaluation Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request
HVAC Maintenance Agreement Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request

Lease Only
You Just Need Residents

100% of 1 Month's Rent
No Monthly Fees

Rent Assessment

We thoroughly research market rates to maximize the rent amount. We also recommend property improvements to increase asking rents.

Marketing the Property

We use a comprehensive advertising plan, including online websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Realtor.com and many others! We also utilize the local Board of Realtors MLS (Multi- Listing Service).

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We use in-house and external leasing agents in addition to state-of-the-art showing technology to gather as many applicants as possible.

Tenant Screening

We’ve set high qualification standards and have a detailed application process, which includes income verification, rental verification, background checks, credit checks, FBI's Most Wanted List, National Terrorist Database, and the Sexual Offender Database.

Full Legal Compliance

Our leasing agents and property managers undertake rigorous training and/or licensing. And, we conduct all our activities in accordance with State and Federal law as well as the National Association of Residential Property Managers Code of Ethics.

Full Service
Our Most Popular

100% of 1 Month's rent
7% Monthly Management Fee

Rent Assessment

We thoroughly research market rates to maximize the rent amount. We also recommend property improvements to increase asking rents.

Marketing the Property

We use a comprehensive advertising plan, including online websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Realtor.com and many others! We also utilize the local Board of Realtors MLS (Multi- Listing Service).

Click here to learn more

We use in-house and external leasing agents in addition to state-of-the-art showing technology to gather as many applicants as possible.

Tenant Screening

We’ve set high qualification standards and have a detailed application process, which includes income verification, rental verification, background checks, credit checks, FBI's Most Wanted List, National Terrorist Database, and the Sexual Offender Database.

Full Legal Compliance

Our leasing agents and property managers undertake rigorous training and/or licensing. And, we conduct all our activities in accordance with State and Federal law as well as the National Association of Residential Property Managers Code of Ethics.

Property Accounting and Reporting

We have an in-house accounting department who oversees all accounting and reporting functions. We use a cloud-based management software that provides comprehensive accounting, detailed monthly statements, annual reports and IRS compliant reporting.

Owner Portal

We give you real-time access to your properties via your Owner Portal. We simplify your life by connecting you to property specific information and monthly owner statements.

Tenant Portal

Prospective residents can apply online with the click of a button, existing residents pay their rent online instead of sending rent checks by mail.

Property Maintenance

We have a dedicated maintenance team of qualified vendors that provide us discounted rates which are passed on to the owner. In addition, we have our own maintenance company. Together this ensures prompt repairs and we are on-call 24/7/365 for emergencies.

Rent Collection

We manage all rent collections for your property. We have strict policies and standards in place to collect rent as effectively as possible.

Convenient Rent Payments

Multiple options for residents to pay rent conveniently and on time. Residents can pay online and even from their mobile phones.

Eviction Process Handling

We use the top Landlord/Tenant attorney in the state of Florida to assist with the eviction process in the unlikely event that a tenant needs to be removed from the property.

Property Evaluations

Detailed on-sight evaluations of your property to review and report on property condition.

Tenant Maintenance System

From their mobile device, Residents can conveniently place maintenance requests, schedule appointments and communicate with vendors.

Leasing Guarantee

If a tenant we place into your rental property breaks their lease before the end of the initial lease term, we will not charge you a leasing commission to find a replacement tenant (excluding moves for military orders)

Premium Property Management

100% Lease Fee
10% Management Fee

Rent Assessment

We thoroughly research market rates to maximize the rent amount. We also recommend property improvements to increase asking rents.

Marketing the Property

We use a comprehensive advertising plan, including online websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Realtor.com and many others! We also utilize the local Board of Realtors MLS (Multi- Listing Service).

Click here to learn more

We use in-house and external leasing agents in addition to state-of-the-art showing technology to gather as many applicants as possible.

Tenant Screening

We’ve set high qualification standards and have a detailed application process, which includes income verification, rental verification, background checks, credit checks, FBI's Most Wanted List, National Terrorist Database, and the Sexual Offender Database.

Full Legal Compliance

Our leasing agents and property managers undertake rigorous training and/or licensing. And, we conduct all our activities in accordance with State and Federal law as well as the National Association of Residential Property Managers Code of Ethics.

Property Accounting and Reporting

We have an in-house accounting department who oversees all accounting and reporting functions. We use a cloud-based management software that provides comprehensive accounting, detailed monthly statements, annual reports and IRS compliant reporting.

Owner Portal

We give you real-time access to your properties via your Owner Portal. We simplify your life by connecting you to property specific information and monthly owner statements.

Tenant Portal

Prospective residents can apply online with the click of a button, existing residents pay their rent online instead of sending rent checks by mail.

Property Maintenance

We have a dedicated maintenance team of qualified vendors that provide us discounted rates which are passed on to the owner. In addition, we have our own maintenance company. Together this ensures prompt repairs and we are on-call 24/7/365 for emergencies.

Rent Collection

We manage all rent collections for your property. We have strict policies and standards in place to collect rent as effectively as possible.

Convenient Rent Payments

Multiple options for residents to pay rent conveniently and on time. Residents can pay online and even from their mobile phones.

Eviction Process Handling

We use the top Landlord/Tenant attorney in the state of Florida to assist with the eviction process in the unlikely event that a tenant needs to be removed from the property.

Property Evaluations

Detailed on-sight evaluations of your property to review and report on property condition.

Tenant Maintenance System

From their mobile device, Residents can conveniently place maintenance requests, schedule appointments and communicate with vendors.

Leasing Guarantee

If a tenant we place into your rental property breaks their lease before the end of the initial lease term, we will not charge you a leasing commission to find a replacement tenant (excluding moves for military orders)

Rent Guarantee

Management guarantees rent will be paid by the 20th of the month (for up to one month).

Tenant Damage Guarantee

While we are managing the property, if a tenant we placed causes damage to your property, in excess of the Security Deposit, we will make the repairs, up to $1,000, at no cost to the owner.

Eviction Guarantee

While we are managing the property, if a tenant we placed has to be evicted, we will handle the cost of eviction, up to $2,500.

Capital Improvement Evaluation

Upon Request. Annual visit and report on capital improvement needs for your rental property.

HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Upon Request. Regularly scheduled service program of your properties HVAC system.

Let Sarasota Management & Leasing Manage Your Bradenton Property

Cost Effective Services that Deliver Peace of Mind

Owning rental property can be a rewarding and profitable experience if the property is managed properly, and that’s where we come in. For property owners, trying to manage a rental property remotely or in addition to managing your career and family can be stressful and costly. Consider if you have the time and expertise to perform all of the above steps…repeatedly. If the answer is no to any one of those steps, call a Bradenton property management expert at Sarasota Management & Leasing.

The cost for Bradenton property management services provided by Sarasota Management & Leasing is one month’s rent (taken from the tenant’s first payment) plus 7 percent of the rent per month for the term of the property management agreement.

If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to entrust your property investment to us, call 941-377-8400 or email info@www.sarasotamanagement.com.

Letters of recommendation from current owners and brochures are available upon request.

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Areas We Serve

We're experts in the Florida rental market. If you're a property owner or a tenant in the following cities, we're here to serve you:

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What People Are Saying About Us

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5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
Google Sarasota Management & Leasing Meara
We have been a tenant with SML for almost 3 years. Susan is usually our point of contact and she is always so wonderful to work with. She is always kind and willing to help in any way that she can. Susan is understanding and quick to fix any issue we might have. On top of that, their handy-man, Rob, is always fast and efficient! Very easy going and honest with us, as well as super helpful and skilled in his work. Susan and Rob are both great, our family really appreciates them! 😉
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Nov 17, 2020
Google Sarasota Management & Leasing Tammy
We are very happy with our rental home! We had a few issues but we're taken care of. Only little issue left is getting gutters cleaned, so many storms they back up, especially over pool.all in all we are quite satisfied.
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5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Sarasota Management & Leasing Jonathan
They managed our rental and did an excellent job. Always responsive if there were issues. They were great at not making us feel like just another tenant. Their vendors were professional, courteous and efficient.
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4.0/5
Nov 7, 2020
Google Sarasota Management & Leasing Michael
I was previously a landlord with 5 properties managed by a bad management company, and I have since sold the properties and happily become a tenant renting through SML. I can honestly say from either perspective that I would work with them. They do protect the property owner (much more than the putz that I hired) but yet they have been both fair and responsive to me as a tenant.
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Nov 6, 2020
Google Sarasota Management & Leasing Alex
I moved in about 6 months ago and working with Sarasota Management has been a great experience!!! They have resolved everything right away with no hesitation.

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Sarasota Management & Leasing, 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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Sarasota Management & Leasing

70 Sarasota Center Blvd Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 377-8400 | (941) 378-5863
info@www.sarasotamanagement.com