Ellenton Property Management Boosts Your Profits!

Property owners have to answer a lot of questions to generate a profit from rental homes—and we don't mean the questions you'll get from renters!

Sometimes it can feel like there are more questions than answers when putting together the pieces of what makes a successful Ellenton rental property. At other times, it might seem easy to answer questions—but without the right expert help, your answers could be wrong. 

Wrong answers or bad direction can lead to legal problems and lost rental property income. Property investors need qualified insight to answer questions like:

  • What is the best monthly rental price?
  • Can I ask "that" question during the renter selection process?
  • Should I allow pets in my properties? 
  • Do I have to install grab bars in the bathtub? 
  • Do I have to fix everything that breaks? 

Rental property owners need to explore these questions and provide the right solutions to make sure residents stay safe and your properties make money! Here's how Ellenton property management helps investors make the best decisions for a successful rental business.

Question: What Is the Best Monthly Rental Price?

The answer to this question will be different for every property in your portfolio. It can also change from lease term to lease term, depending on the rental market. 

Choosing the right rental rate must be a research-backed decision. Property investors who want to build significant long-term wealth have to put aside personal pricing preferences when selecting the monthly rental price. The price you have in mind might be too low (or too high) to keep a quality renter in your property! Without a renter, you lose money. 

A trusted property management partner helps property investors look at the numbers to determine the ideal rate for your property. You'll attract better renters when the monthly rent reflects:

  • Current rental market research
  • Comparisons to similar properties
  • What renters are willing to pay for your property.

Renters won't overpay for a rental home! With the right insights and guidance—and our dynamic property marketing—you'll attract your ideal residents with a price that's just right!

Question: Can I Ask That?

If you're asking this question, the answer is probably, "No." 

The renter screening process is critical to make sure you place a quality resident into your property. However, following the law throughout your screening process keeps your rental property business safe from lawsuits or claims of discrimination. 

How can you know what you can and can't ask an applicant during the screening process? Trust professional Ellenton property management to handle the screening process for you. We stay current with all fair housing and anti-discrimination laws to make sure your screening process is legal and fair.

We also sit down with our Ellenton property owners to develop their preferred resident criteria. You can be selective about the renters you allow in your property as long as your criteria aren't in violation of the law. Being particular about your residents helps protect your property and your income! 

When choosing a new resident, property owners:

  • Can screen using criteria based on minimum income levels, employment verification, credit history requirements, past rental history, and reference checks.
  • Cannot base decisions on race, religion, gender, familial status, or disabilities.

It's not worth risking your investment property business by asking damaging questions or mishandling private applicant information! Our team expertly navigates the screening process to find your next renter. Then we help them get settled into your Ellenton rental home with our Move-in Process and inspection services.

Question: Should I Allow Pets?

You might not enjoy the company of an animal companion, but many of your potential residents do! Many renters have pets and want to find a rental home that accepts their beloved animal. 

Deciding to allow pets in your rental property can be a difficult decision. In most cases, pet-friendly properties generate more long-term income than when excluding pets from your Ellenton properties. The benefits of allowing pets include:

  • More options: Excluding pets automatically eliminates a significant population of renters. You could rule out excellent residents who will never fill out a rental application because they own a dog or cat. 
  • Excellent residents: Most pet owners make outstanding residents! They take good care of their animal and your property, proving to be extremely responsible renters. 
  • Higher renewals: Pet owners often have difficulty finding a rental home that allows pets. When they find your property and enjoy it as their home, they'll often renew for another lease term. 
  • Consistent income: When pet-owners stay, that's more long-term income in your pocket! 

Allowing pets is often a profitable idea, but it's not without risk. Professional Ellenton property management can help you set up your pet allowance criteria, lease terms or addendums, deposits, and pet screening process to protect your investments when allowing pets.

Minimizing the risk of pet damage through pet screening and being selective helps property owners make more money!

Question: Do I Have to Accommodate Reasonable Requests?

Working with renters that have disabilities can be confusing and challenging, despite wanting to keep renters safe and happy in your rental property. From installing grab bars in the bathroom to exterior accessibility modifications, property owners must make reasonable accommodations for residents with disabilities. 

However, it can be challenging to understand what qualifies as "reasonable" versus what could be your renter taking advantage of your kindness and willingness to accommodate. When you hire a professional property manager, you don't have to navigate these situations on your own! 

Your property manager can make sure resident needs are met while protecting your investment property and income. Resident safety and following the law are essential, but there's no need to risk your income to meet unreasonable expectations for accommodation.

There's No Question: You Need Ellenton Property Management

There's no question about it: for the best rental property success, property investors need professional Ellenton property management! We answer every question in a way that generates the most income, protects your properties, and helps you operate within the law.

Every property in your portfolio is unique! With our expert property managers, you'll never wonder if you've made the wrong decision about the rent or your pet policy. The Gulf Coast Property Management team is here to guide you through the best ways to get the most money out of each of your properties. You'll benefit from our dynamic marketing, thorough renter screening, professional maintenance, and legal help.

We start with a rental property analysis to make sure you aren't losing money! It's time to get your Free Rental Analysis!

FREE RENTAL ANALYSIS

Dynamic Property Marketing

Our properties shine brightly in a very competitive market. Your property will benefit from best in class advertising. It’s how we can achieve our ’19 days on market’ benchmark. 

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We utilize the standard channels such as Zillow, Trulia, and the MLS, but your property will also be listed on the most popular rental sites, where we have secured premium listing status. In total, we will utilize over 70 different channels for your property.

Of course, as the most recognized local rental company in the area, we are always the first name on people’s lips and we generate a lot of our leads just from word of mouth.

Generating the leads is only the 1st step.

At Gulf Coast, we employee 3 full time leasing agents with the only responsibility of filling vacancies. Unburdened by the day to day duties of a property management, the leasing team is available to show properties from morning until the evening, 7 days a week. The leasing agents at Gulf Coast are available when prospects want to view properties, not just 9 to 5, Monday to Friday.

Careful Tenant Screening

Understanding that a rogue tenant is one of your biggest fears, we have created a thorough two – stage application process to ensure the prospects measure up to our strict criteria.

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Prospects submit an online application and, if they meet our criteria, they are conditionally approved. This application is evaluated by our internal admin team, and we verify the information by requesting supporting documentation.

Our aim is to find a quality tenant as quickly as possible, but this does not mean we will cut corners in our background checks. Some prospects object to how thorough we are and consider our requests an overreach. Our response is uncompromising, as it is our job to ensure that we find the right fit for your property.

Tenant Move-in Process

Once we have approved a prospect, we collect advance rent and a security deposit and move forward with the lease. Our leases are prepared by an attorney and protect the landlord to the fullest extent of Florida Law.

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The Florida Landlord Tenant Act is updated regularly, and we ensure the lease between you and the tenant recognizes the latest changes. Each lease is customized, taking into consideration your property, HOA or community specifics.

Capturing the condition of a property at move-in is a key responsibility of a management company. At Gulf Coast, we utilize the latest 3D virtual tour technology to record every inch of your property. This attention to detail prevents messy security deposit disputes when the tenants come to the end of their lease.

Thorough Property Inspections

At Gulf Coast, we consider inspections to be the cornerstone of effective property management.

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In addition to the move-in inspection, we will also inspect your property 90 days after occupancy. We use this inspection to ensure the tenant is abiding by the terms of their lease and assess how the tenant is looking after your property. If necessary, we take this opportunity to reset expectations, reminding the tenant of their responsibilities.

If a lease renewal is agreed with your tenant, we will perform a renewal inspection prior to executing the new lease being signed. Using the original move-in inspection as the baseline condition, we consider how the tenant is looking after your property and whether a new lease should be signed.

Understanding that the landlord has effective oversight in place will encourage the tenant to stick to the terms of their lease and look after your property. For your convenience, all inspection reports, including photos and comments are stored in your Owner Portal. You have access to this information 24/7, 365 days a year.

Comprehensive Property Maintenance

Repairs and maintenance expenses are part and parcel of rental property ownership.

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How maintenance events are handled is critical to the success of rental property ownership. Poorly maintained properties are the #1 reason tenants do not renew.

At Gulf Coast, we have created oversight that addresses necessary repairs. Tenants can submit work orders online and/or call our 24/7 call center. Many of the repairs requests that we receive are either simple fixes, or user errors that can be fixed remotely. Rather than immediate dispatch, our skilled maintenance staff attempt to troubleshoot the problem without expense being incurred. As a landlord within the Gulf Coast network, you will have exclusive access to our in-house maintenance services. In addition to extremely competitive rates, we demonstrate value in other ways, too; Gulf Coast technicians assess repairs from an owner’s budgetary perspective, while considering all options before incurring unnecessary expenses. In addition, before applying the charge to your ledger, we consider if the repair was due to damage or neglect on the part of the tenant. Vendors are often reluctant to make this determination.

By employing in-house maintenance, we can turn properties quickly and reduce expensive vacancies. In contrast, coordinating multiple vendors can be challenging, expensive, and frustrating. Our maintenance team is insured, licensed, and EPA certified. We also guarantee our work. We also understand you may have your own maintenance preferences, including warranties, and we can certainly customize a maintenance solution that works for you.

Rent Collection & Accounting

Convenience is the key to effective rent collection and we will provide your tenant with a myriad of options when it comes to making payment.

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Most tenants opt to pay their rent online using their online Gulf Coast Tenant Portal.

Rent collection is likely the number one thought when people think of property management but there is so much more.

We utilize powerful accounting and reporting tools to provide you with the information you need in real time. You can check your balance, review maintenance expenses, and check on rent payments at any time using your Owner Portal.

Leveraging our partnership with Experian and Rent Bureau, we report your tenant’s on-time rent payments to the credit bureau every month. We promote this initiative widely so that we attract great tenants and discourage prospects who would think twice about paying their rent on time.

Evictions and Legal Help

Our eviction rate is below .01%. We are very proud of this record and believe it can be attributed to our comprehensive management style.

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That is not to say we do not encounter difficult situations from time to time. Occasionally, renters fall on hard times; however, rather than embark on a potentially expensive legal process, we offer creative solutions that benefit the landlord, while minimizing expenses and reducing vacancy time.

Through investment in education and training, our staff remains educated and informed on current industry trends.

Trust Gulf Coast as your rental management partner and you will benefit from property management expertise and years of industry experience.

Areas We Serve

Venice Venice
Bradenton Bradenton
Ellenton Ellenton
Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch
Parrish Parrish
Sarasota Sarasota
Palm Island Palm Island
Englewood Englewood
North Port North Port
Port Charlotte Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda Punta Gorda
Barrier Islands Barrier Islands

Transparent Pricing For Managing Your Tropical Harbor Property

There are no hidden fees or surprise costs with Gulf Coast Property Management. Here’s what you’ll pay:

Tenant Placement
Essentials Plan
Guaranteed Plan
Monthly Management Fee
0% /month
Monthly Management Fee
9.9% /month
Monthly Management Fee
11.9% /month
Tenant Leasing Fee
1 Month's Rent
Tenant Leasing Fee
75% of 1st Month's Rent
Tenant Leasing Fee
1 Month's Rent
 
Rental Price Analysis
Rental Price Analysis
 
Powerful Marketing
Powerful Marketing
 
Application Process
Application Process
 
Detailed Move-in Process
Detailed Move-in Process
 
Rent Collection
Rent Collection
 
Flexible Maintenance Options
Flexible Maintenance Options
 
Accounting & Finance
Accounting & Finance
 
Powerful Reporting Tools
Powerful Reporting Tools
 
Professional Representation
Professional Representation
 
Tenant Credit Bureau Reporting
Tenant Credit Bureau Reporting
 
Tenant Compliance
Tenant Compliance
 
Eviction Oversight
Eviction Oversight
 
Multiple Inspections
Multiple Inspections
 
Tenant Guarantee
Tenant Guarantee
 
Pet Damage Guarantee
Pet Damage Guarantee
 
Damage Assurance Guarantee
Damage Assurance Guarantee
a la carte
 
Eviction Guarantee
Eviction Guarantee
a la carte
 
Rent Loss Protection
Rent Loss Protection
a la carte

You’re getting expert help and exceptional service when you work with us. At Gulf Coast, we believe our rates are competitive and an incredible value for the rental property management services you receive.

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Discover What Gulf Coast Property Management Can Do For Your Ellenton, Florida, Property:

The town of Ellenton is a census-designated place in Manatee County, Florida, 25 miles south of Tampa. Home to approximately 3,500 residents, this small community sits on the Manatee River and is centrally located near Tampa, Sarasota and St Pete’s. The neighborhoods are quaint, the schools are highly rated, and the crime rate and cost of living are low in Ellenton, making it an attractive neighborhood for families and retirees alike. It’s convenient location is agreeable for commuters who work in the nearby larger cities, and it’s close enough to the gulf for those who enjoy activities on the water. Shoppers can visit the nearby Ellenton Premium Outlets, which houses hundreds of stores and shopping opportunities for everything from toys and games to clothes and shoes. The Outlets have a variety of dining establishments with offerings of pizza, burgers, Asian cuisine, and even Hershey’s ice cream. Locals can take a load off and relax with a cup of coffee after a day of shopping at the Starbucks located in the food court.

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We serve all of Ellenton, including zip codes 34222, 34221 and nearby.

For those who enjoy ice skating and hockey, the Ellenton Ice Rink is open to the public and offers open skate times, skating lessons, and pick up hockey games. The ice and sports complex is a favorite hangout for all ages and skill levels. Ellenton is an area rich in storied history, with many historic sites still standing today. The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park offers tours of the plantation house complete with stories from the Ranger about life in Florida 150 years ago and a small museum where a Confederate Uniform is on display. The Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site offers visitors a scenic walk through the site and up to the top of the mound. There is an exhibit board with information about the early inhabitants of the area. Also of note is the Emerson Point Preserve which also showcases historic Native American mounds. Housing in Ellenton ranges from apartments and townhouses to single family homes and million dollar estates. Whatever your price range, or family size, your sure to find your dream home in one of the the lovely neighborhoods. Many new residents are moving in to the area, attracted by the small town feel and convenient commute to the bigger cities.

Are you a rental home owner in the area? Being a landlord is a tough job and is often an around the clock endeavor. Consider partnering with Gulf Coast Property Management if you need help with property management in Ellenton, Florida. We’ll take care of everything from marketing empty properties and screening potential tenants to upkeep and repairs and even rent collection. We tackle the hard stuff so you can get back to enjoying life. Call us today to get started.

 

Gulf Coast Property Management Serving Ellenton, Florida

 

Our Corporate Office:

11051 Gatewood Drive
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34211
Phone: (941) 782-1559
Email: info@choosegulfcoast.com

Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ready to talk to a human about managing your property?

Call us at (941) 214-7834 during business hours.

We guarantee that a team member will be on the other end to answer any questions you may have.

What People Are Saying About Us

review rating 5  
This experience has been a pleasure from day 1. All of our concerns have always been dealt with in a very timely and efficient manner. We are being kept updated on everything happening at our property without feeling like we're being spammed.
Chelsea is amazing to deal with, she replies to and acts on emails faster than I've ever experienced with anyone else on the property market. Even a Friday evening 6pm has not held her back from communicating information between our tenants and us.

Jay Carter Jay Carter
6/20/2019

review rating 5  
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie to find our new home and have Kelly as my property manager. Everything has gone better than I could have hoped or imagined. We began very stressed trying to find a home and when we came across the house we chose, Laurie was so kind during the showing and made everything so easy after that point. Kelly has been wonderful since we started living here and been super helpful with any questions we have. We are so happy this was our first experience moving into a home!

Stephanie Romanello Stephanie Romanello
4/25/2019

review rating 5  
Scott has proved to be a personal, professional and people oriented person to work with. He spent time to look over things preparing for rental and I felt included through his listening and feedback. He responds promptly and courteously to handle questions in email. In fact I feel like he takes care of everything that I would do and more. I am in process of moving and he reduced my stress level by clarifying tasks that Gulf Coast could complete. He also thinks of things to do I didn't think of and seeks my approval before acting on tasks. He is a class act. My only complaint is that he showed up extra early for initial appt. but that is better than not at all or late! Overall I highly rate him as a welcome presence on Gulf Coast staff. I already feel part of their team with dignity and respect.

Keith Gerber Keith Gerber
4/22/2019

review rating 5  
I've been very happy with the service from Gulf Coast Management! Very prompt if I need something fixed in my unit. Kelly Crawford always answers my emails and has been easy to work with! Excellent service!

Julia Payton Julia Payton
5/22/2019

review rating 5  
As a long-term Plantation rental guests, my husband and I want to thank Elaine Dexter at making our visits a fantastic experience. Everything runs smoothly when she is in charge. She goes out of her way to handle any problem or concern (be it large or small) with a sense of urgency & commitment. You can tell that she truly cares! Looking forward to seeing Elaine in November, because I know that our visit will be a memorable one. We know we will be in good hands with no worries at all.

Lynn Anderson Lynn Anderson
5/22/2019

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Gulf Coast Property Management, 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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Areas We Serve

Bradenton  |  Ellenton  |  Lakewood Ranch  |  Parrish  |  Sarasota  |  Venice  |  Palm Island  |

Englewood  |  North Port  |  Port Charlotte  |  Punta Gorda  |  Barrier Islands