What Lakewood Ranch Residents Want
Is your property attractive to renters? Professional Lakewood Ranch property management helps investors make sure their properties have features renters want. When your rentals compete with others in the market, you make more money!
Gulf Coast Property Management is the expert in this area. We know what renters look for and how to attract the best residents to your property with the right upgrades. We'll also help you avoid expensive renovations that won't help you find better residents—and waste your budget dollars on unprofitable improvements.
Lakewood Ranch renters look for:
- Comfortable, well-maintained rental homes
- Excellent schools
- Plenty of local recreation opportunities
- Restaurants, shopping, and a safe community
- Professional property management services.
The quality of your Lakewood Ranch property management partner can be a significant selling point for your property!
Local renters value well-maintained property: having a professional property management company keep up with routine maintenance keeps your residents satisfied. Providing 24/7 availability for emergencies also boosts your reputation as an excellent property owner that renters can trust!
Marketing Attracts the Best Renters
In addition to a sought-after and well-maintained property, the right approach to marketing helps attract the best renters to your rental. Having the best properties in the area isn't enough to lead the right residents to your door! You have to get the word out in a way that catches the attention of excellent renters.
- What does it take to find the right renter?
- What if you had more excellent potential renters to choose from?
When marketing your property, attracting a pool of high-quality applicants is one of the best ways to make sure you place the best resident in your property.
Marketing is more than your property listing. With professional Lakewood Ranch property management, your property's marketing plan begins before it's time to post the listing!
Your property manager:
- Runs a rental market analysis to set the ideal rental price
- Takes professional photos of the interior and exterior of your property
- Has access to the top sites to post your listing and target your ideal renters
- Writes a compelling description that includes the property's details while highlighting the best features of the home and community.
We also work with property investors to develop their criteria for an ideal resident! As applications come in, we put each potential resident through a thorough screening process to select the best new renter for your property.
Screening Ensures Quality Renters
The Lakewood Ranch community began in the late 1990s. In 2017, the population was around 22,000 people—and its suburban setting, access to beaches, and peaceful, multi-generational lifestyle continue to keep this area a sought-after place to live. When purchasing a property as an investor, you can be sure that you've chosen an excellent place to invest, with plenty of renters interested in your rental home.
However, renting to 'anyone' who shows interest is one of the fastest ways to put your property at risk. When you don't have a thorough screening process in place, you increase the potential to place a bad renter in your property. These prospects can look great on paper, but successful investors protect their properties (and income) by digging beneath the surface of the application.
Bad Renters Put Your Income at Risk
Bad renters can ruin your Lakewood Ranch investment property! When allowed into your property, they:
- Refuse to pay the rent
- Cause property damage
- Break the rules of the lease agreement
- In extreme cases, abandon your property—and leave you without rental income.
An excellent property listing and a well-maintained property will improve the quality of potential renters who fill out a rental application. Still, smart investors know not to rely on the application to choose a new resident. If you don't have the resources (or time) to conduct thorough renter screenings, a professional Lakewood Ranch property management partner can handle it for you.
We know the signs of an excellent resident, and we recognize the red flags that warn about a potentially bad renter. Our screening process shows us the good, bad, and ugly about prospective renters through:
- A credit check
- A check of the Sex Offender Registry
- Employment and income verification (three times the rent)
- Prior rental history (including evictions, late payments, and rent defaults).
If any signs point to a potential problem, we'll deny a renter from moving into your rental home. We're also careful to follow fair housing laws and avoid any discriminatory practices when comparing potential residents to your pre-determined criteria and applying our screening practices.
Protecting your properties and income requires careful renter selection! If you struggle with choosing the best renters, turn this critical process over to the professionals at Gulf Coast.
Protecting Your Investments Is a Full-Time Job!
Choosing the right renters and collecting the rent is only part of making sure your investments are a success! Managing rental properties is a full-time job. If your idea of real estate income didn't include daily property owner to-dos, you need a property manager to take that work off of your plate.
To achieve the well-maintained and managed properties that Lakewood Ranch renters look for, you need someone on the job 24/7. You never know when a maintenance emergency will happen after hours or how much time the business side of your investments will require.
Your property manager does it all! It's our job, so we're available:
- When residents need us
- When it's time to create a new lease
- When it's time for scheduled property inspections
- No matter how long it takes to stay up-to-date on rental laws and documentation.
Keeping your business 'above board' and running smoothly is what we do best!
Lakewood Ranch Renters Want Professional Property Management
If you've struggled as a DIY rental property owner, it's time to hand the property management headaches over to professional Lakewood Ranch property management! Gulf Coast Property Management can relieve your frustration and increase the income you generate from your rental properties.
Our processes help property investors benefit from efficiency, professional maintenance services, and expert renter management. Your residents will appreciate our attention to detail and professional service that helps them feel at home!
How Much Is Property Management For My Greenbrook Rental?
Simple and transparent pricing for Greenbrook, Central Park, and other neighborhoods in Lakewood Ranch. There are no hidden fees or surprise costs with Gulf Coast Property Management. Here’s what you’ll pay:
1 Month's Rent
75% of 1st Month's Rent
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Built in 1995, Lakewood Ranch is an unincorporated, master-planned community in Manatee County, Florida. The community covers 8,500 acres and consists of ten unique villages and a variety of housing options. Half of the land in Lakewood Ranch is dedicated to trails, parks, and other recreational facilities. The walking trails alone stretch over 150 miles of land.
We serve all of Lakewood Ranch, including zip codes 34211, 34212, 34202, 34240 and nearby.
In addition to the parks and trails, Lakewood Ranch has a lot to offer its tennis players and golf aficionados. Residents have four country clubs in the community to choose from. These include Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, Legacy Golf Club, the Concession Golf Club, and the Ritz Carlton’s Members Club.
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Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club is unique in that it offers three levels of golf courses to cater to players of all skill levels. While all of these are private and require membership, there is a non-membership course available as well, the Legacy Golf Club. Tennis facilities are available at The Athletic Center which has 18 courts open to the public. Lakewood Ranch residents who enjoy polo and cricket will find nine fields and a regulation size arena for the winter season. Main Street in Lakewood Ranch has a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment venues available. The shops offer retail and grocery items, as well as wine and spirits. Many of the eateries are family-style and include coffee shops, ice cream parlors, and international cuisine. The Main Street theater offers six screens and shows new releases, as well as independent films from the Sarasota Film Society. Other events on Main Street include Evening Under the Stars, Music on Main, Suncoast Wine Festival, and Art at the Ranch. During the Holiday season, Main Street boasts a huge Christmas tree, many lights and decorations, and fake snow that falls from the rooftops. The locals enjoy seasonal music that plays through speakers on the street while they do their holiday shopping. The area offers many educational opportunities from elementary to secondary institutions. Lakewood Ranch is a great community for families with children as well as retired folks who wish to settle down in a good neighborhood and take advantage of the many amenities available. The homes in the villages range from town houses to custom built estates, offering something for everyone no matter how big or small your family is.
If you own a rental property here, consider choosing Gulf Coast Property Management for all of your Lakewood Ranch property management needs. Our comprehensive packages cover everything from marketing vacancies, background checks on potential tenants, upkeep and repairs, and rent collection. Entrust your investment to our seasoned professionals and let us do all of the hard work. Call us today to get started.
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