Schertz Property Management
Let us manage your Schertz rental property
Not all Management companies are created equally. At Property Professionals, Inc. (PPI) you will find that the Residential Management Team is dedicated to providing you with prompt, professional service. We are members of NARPM® (National Association of Residential Property Managers). NARPM® provides resources for residential property management professionals who desire to learn, grow, and build relationships
Not only is our team actively involved in professional organizations such as NARPM, we are also active members of the local, state, and National Association of REALTORS®. Within the local community we are actively involved in organizations such as Schertz Chamber of Commerce, Schertz Rotary, Children’s Advocacy Center, and Leadership Schertz. We are also involved with the City of Schertz on various Boards, Committees and Commissions. Our team also has a strong presence in our surrounding service areas of Schertz, Cibolo and Garden Ridge.
The Benefits of using Property Professionals, Inc.
- No hassle management
- Automated owner statements
- Online Owner Portal Access
- Industry leading marketing tools
- 24/7 maintenance request handling
- Prompt Response to Tenant Requests
- Low vacancy rate
- Industry specific local knowledge
What we do as your New Braunfels property manager:
- Property Evaluation
- Tenant Screening
- Security Deposits
- Monitoring & Lease Enforcement
- Rent Processing
- Recording Keeping
- Investment and Selling Assistance
- Pet Screening
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The Residential Leasing Team
Our Leasing Agents are licensed real estate agents and are Members of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The Management Team and the Leasing Team communicate on a daily basis to review new properties on the market, to discuss rental activity and marketing activity, and to review procedures to provide better service to our landlords and tenants. Property Professionals, Inc. is committed to the Equal Housing Opportunity Laws, and we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, National Origin or Age.
Our experienced residential property managers will compare your property with similar rental properties in the area to find the best market rental value. We will also assess each property’s condition and offer recommendations for needed repairs and updates to (1) maximize your property’s value and attract a qualified tenant, (2) limit your liability exposure, and (3) keep your property in compliance with state and federal requirements.
Statistics indicate nearly 80% of renters begin their search on the web, which is why we list all our properties on our web-site, PropertyNB.com, as well as other popular sites such as Realtor.com, hotpads.com, trulia.com and a number of other sites. Our referral base includes hundreds of satisfied owners and tenants whose trust and respect we have earned throughout our 60+ years of serving the community’s housing needs. We also advertise, from time to time, on Time Warner Cable Television, the local radio stations, print real estate publications such as local Area Real Estate Guides, and publish display advertisements in the local newspapers. In addition, our professional sign is placed on each rental property.
After a prospective tenant has expressed a desire to lease a property, our Residential Rental Applicationmust be submitted via our online portal. The prospective tenant must also submit a non-refundable Application Fee. The Application Fee is retained by PPI to defray the cost of processing the application. Upon approval of the application, we will also collect a Security Deposit.
Prospective tenants applying for rentals managed and leased by Property Professionals, Inc. are thoroughly screened with regards to employment, credit, criminal background and rental history. Each occupant 18 years of age and older is considered an applicant and is required to complete a Residential Lease Application.
Deposits are generally based on the property rental rate and are collected after an applicant(s) is approved. Deposit monies are kept in a trust account and are used at end of tenancy to pay for damages above normal wear and tear caused by abuse or neglect. We provide tenants with itemized lists of deposit money allocation and negotiate any deposit disputes after tenancy. Pet Deposits at properties where pets are allowed are handled similarly.
After finding the right tenant, we prepare all the lease documentation. We use Texas Association of Realtors promulgated leases and addendums as well as special addendums our attorneys have prepared to ensure that all legal requirements are met to provide the maximum protections if a dispute should arise. We ensure that all the requirements of a lease are clearly explained to the tenants. We employ a “lease signing video” to thoroughly familiarize tenants with the terms and conditions of the lease so that they understand their rights and obligations under the lease.
Monitoring & Lease Enforcement – Property Condition
Using digital photography, The Management Team conducts an extensive walk-through of the property prior to the occupancy of a tenant. Another extensive walk-through is performed after the property is surrendered to document property conditions at the beginning and at the end of the lease. The tenants are also asked to complete an “Inventory and Condition Form” upon occupancy. These procedures help the property manager more accurately distinguish between normal wear and tear and neglect when calculating the deposit return. During the lease term, we may have occasion to enter the property for repair or maintenance reasons and will use that opportunity to survey the property. Throughout the lease term, the property is viewed via a drive-by visual survey where digital photography is used and stored on each property.
All rents are due at the beginning of the month. Rent collection procedures are handled fairly and firmly. Owner proceeds are processed through accounting and are disbursed via direct deposit. In the unfortunate event where eviction is necessary, all aspects of the eviction process are handled through management – including the pursuit for lost income due to unpaid rent and damages
Our dedicated staff is available 24/7/365 to handle all emergency maintenance and repairs. For routine maintenance and repairs, Tenants may email, fax or mail their request to us. Screened and qualified service providers that perform repairs on properties are experienced independent contractors. Our price is your price and we pass any discounts on to you, the owner.
Accurate and complete records are kept for each property. Owners receive a monthly accounting statement (via email) of all income and expenses, and a year-end statement along with a Form 1099 to simplify your tax preparation.
Investment and Selling Assistance
Property Professionals, Inc. stays current on the residential market conditions and can assist you in buying or selling real estate. For over 60 years we have helped investors buy and sale real estate in the community.
Schertz and Surrounding Area Information
A major suburb of San Antonio, Schertz is the third-largest city in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area and the largest city of the Randolph Metrocom, which consists of cities surrounding the Randolph Air Force Base. The Metrocom is located on San Antonio's far northeast side. In addition to Schertz, other Randolph Metrocom communities include Live Oak, Kirby, Converse, Marion, Cibolo, Universal City, Windcrest, Garden Ridge, and Selma. These towns are located in Comal, Bexar, and Guadalupe counties and combined have a total of 335,000 residents and growing rapidly.
Since the late 1990s, Schertz experienced substantial growth. In five years, from 2000–2005, the city's population jumped from 18,694 to 26,463. In 2006 alone, the population rose from 26,463 to 34,000. During that same period, the city platted 1,357 new lots and the growth shows no sign of slowdown.