Office Support Pet
Milo has been coming to SML, since he was a very young pup. He is very experienced in knowing when everyone here needs an extra cuddle. He is a sure morale booster and up-lifter. His pastimes include; eating, sleeping and hanging out with his family, outdoors. He is very sweet & friendly and doesn’t shed!
Christian is a very hard working meticulous bilingual agent that works great under pressure with a variety of tasks and still delivers excellent service. With more than three years of customer service experience, I will make it my goal to provide you with anything you need and excellent customer service. I am very honored to work for this team and would love to help you find your dream home.
Scott founded SML in 1991 when he saw the need for more professionalism in the field of property management. He also helped found the Sarasota Bradenton chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and served as the inaugural President as well as a member of the board of directors of the national NARPM association. Scott holds the designations Master Property Manager, MPM, as well as Resident Management Professional, RMP.
Scott enjoys the benefits of living in the Suncoast of Florida such as fishing and boating as well as serving the church, hiking and spending time with his wife Karen and their 5 children.
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Each of our properties has its own unique Pet Policy, which is specified in the advertisement. Before you schedule a showing or submit a rental application, review the property’s pet policy to ensure your pets comply.
Applicants with pets or service/companion/assistive animals are required to submit a pet application through a third-party pet screening service. There is a fee for the service (fee is waived for service/companion/assistive animals). The application is available here.
If a pet is allowed, the security deposit amount will increase by $500/pet and Tenant will pay a Pet Administration Fee (“Pet Fee”) of thirty dollars ($30.00) per month for the first pet and twenty dollars ($20.00) per month for any additional pets.
Even if a property allows dogs, the following dog breeds are never allowed: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Bull Mastiff, Canary Dog, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Husky, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, and Wolf Hybrid. Applicants with these dog breeds as pets should not apply.
Q: What type of rental properties do you manage?
Q: What geographic areas do you cover?
Q: What type of Property Management experience do you offer?
Q: Why should I hire you as my property manager?
Q: How much will my house rent for?
Q: What will you do to rent my house?
INTERNET LISTINGS: Our available homes for rent are posted on dozens of for-rent websites, complete with high quality photos, maps and property details for the convenience of those searching for a new home. Our ad-copy is carefully crafted to provide critical information to prospects who only spend a few seconds reading ads.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Prospective tenants are visual, often looking at the photos before reading the ad. It’s critical to have high quality photos to attract high quality tenants. Compare our photography to other companies. You’ll instantly see the difference and understand why we convert a huge percentage of page-views to showings.
VIDEO TOURS: When possible, we film and publish video tours of our rental properties. Photos are great, but it’s difficult to “feel” the flow of the house with still photos. Video tours give prospective tenants the ability to virtually walk-through your property and experience the floor plan and flow of the home. Our high-definition videography
INSTANT ONLINE SCHEDULING: When a prospective tenant wants to schedule a showing it’s important to make the process as easy as possible. Instead of playing phone tag with a leasing agent, APMS prospects can instantly schedule a showing online. Enabling prospects to instantly schedule a showing allows us to convert a higher percentage of inquiries to showings.
CORRECT PRICING: Even the best and nicest homes will not lease quickly if overpriced. We make sure your rental home is priced according to current market conditions.
THOROUGH PREPARATION: Even the best located and well-priced rental homes will not lease quickly if the rental home is not in top showing condition. Homes for rent in the East Bay absolutely must show well and have an attractive “curb appeal” or they may sit empty for extended periods. Part of our job as property manager is to make sure your rental home is presented in a clean and attractive condition so that it will attract a good tenant.
Q: What, specifically, do you do to qualify a tenant after they have applied to rent my house?
Q: How do you make sure the tenant is taking good care of my home while renting?
Q: What do you do if they are not taking care of my property as they should, or you discover unauthorized pets?
Q: What happens if the tenant does not pay their rent?
Q: How informed will I be about what happens with my property?
Q: How do you handle maintenance requests?
Q: Do you use the cheapest maintenance people you can find?
Q: Do you hold some of my money for repairs? How much?
Q: How do I know your property manager won't spend my money on large repairs without my approval?
Q: What if I want you to use my plumber, A/C company, etc?
Q: When do you distribute Owners funds and send statements?
Q: When will I receive with my monthly statements?
Q: How much is the leasing fee?
Q: Are your property management fees negotiable?
Q: Are there administrative fees or other service charges up and above the property management and leasing fees?
Q: Does your property management agreement give you exclusive rights to sell my property?
Q: Is the Property Management Agreement a standard, widely used form?
Q: How much security deposit do you charge the tenant?
Q: Are you a licensed Property Manager?
Q: How soon can you start managing my home?
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Rental Criteria & Application Instructions
Thank you for your interest in renting a home that is professionally managed by Advantage Property Management Services. Below you will find the instructions and criteria required when submitting a rental application. It is important that you read the information below prior to submitting an application to understand what is required for renting the property. If you have further questions, please contact one of our leasing agents at x2.
Q: General Application Information
Q: Application Processing and Time Frame
Q: Income Requirements
Q: Basic Criteria
Q: Credit Requirements:
Q: Application Fee
Q: Security Deposits & Risk Mitigation
Q: Rental History or Property Ownership
Q: Criminal Background
Q: Acceptance/Denial of an Application
Q: Multiple Applications
Q: Ideal Applicants & How To Make Your Application More Attractive
WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT A PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
Christy Smith, Operations Manager, RMP®
Christy joined SML 11 Years ago. She is a Past President of the Sarasota Bradenton Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the state chapter of NARPM. She holds professional designations of Residential Management Professional RMP®/Master Property Manager MPM®Candidate.
Christy’s hobbles are church, mentoring women, reading and enjoying travel with her husband Patrick.
“I absolutely love property management and consider it a blessing to be able to manage one of the owner’s most important investments, while providing quality homes for people to live in. “
John Goodbrad has been a part of the Sarasota Management Team for over 5 years. He received his Realtors® License in 2014 and started showing properties with Sarasota Management the same year. He has also served on the board, and as the President of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) Sarasota/Bradenton chapter. He now works as a Property Manager specializing in Applications and Leases.
John is married with 2 kids. He enjoys spending time with his family and being a dad. John is an avid follower of Christ and loves to be part of community and doing life with other families. John loves the outdoors and to run and hike. He is also a technology nerd with an interest in automation and systems. John also loves photography and owned a camera rental company before moving into Real Estate.
Frank P Barrow lll, Leasing Coordinator
Frank joined SML in 2014 from Connecticut. He has a background in international corporate sales and marketing as well as customer service to many Fortune 500 companies. Frank’s pride and joy are two beautiful daughters and he loves helping people find the perfect home. In his free time, Frank is living the Florida dream life enjoying beaches, fishing, blue crabs and an occasional ribeye steak.
Broker/Sales Associate & Accounting Manager
in addition to overseeing all accounting functions for our investors and residents, Karen specializes in acquisition and sales of residential investment properties. Karen also serves as primary caregiver to office dog Milo.
Assistant Property Manager & Maintenance Coordinator
Susan came to SML with a background in Purchasing and Home building. In addition, she utilizes her experience as a Production Coordinator and Project Management earns SML many of our 5 star ratings on Google. Susan Loves animals of all kinds, enjoys photography and being a mother to her 10 year old son.