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

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%
Monthly Management Fee
9.9%
Monthly Management Fee
11.9%
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  
I have been using Gulf Coast to rent my property for about 2 years and they have done an amazing job. They are easy to deal with, responsive, professional and organized.I have had the pleasure to work with Maria, Scott and Jamie and highly recommend them.

photo (1) Kirenia Sintas
2/16/2021

review rating 5  
We are a General Contracting business, we have been working with Matt and Scott on multiple projects. We find them to be Responsive, Honest and Upfront.They care about there residents, they are Absolutely Great to deal with. I would recommend them in a Heartbeat!!Great Management, Awesome a Attitude and more importantly, ( THEY CARE) These Guy's are Rare!!

photo4 Scott Schrader
2/15/2021

review rating 5  
Gulf Coast manages five properties for me. They have been wonderful. They take care of issues, communicate regularly, consult me when they need to and just handle smaller matters, and they provide excellent records for tax purposes, etc. I couldn't be more satisfied with their services. I'd like to give a special call-out to Maria Palatino, who deals with all things financial and special handles a slightly complex monthly interaction with the trust company that "holds" several of my rentals. Maria is responsive and helpful!

Photo2 Meryl Ginsberg
1/26/2021

review rating 5  
I started working with this company about 2 1/2 months ago for a move across country. Laurie Rastovski was my leasing agent. She really made everything very simple for me, the whole process was stress free 100% with the application. She was great to work with. I moved into the property a few days ago and I am very pleased! This place is perfect for me and it was clean and move in ready! I like this company and would recommend!Thank you for taking care of us :)

Photo3 Psychic Echosunrise
11/16/2020

review rating 5  
I have been using Gulfcoast since 2017. They have been invaluable in renting our Sarasota property. The staff including Andy, Scott and Maria the bookkeeper are all incredibly responsive and courteous.

Vince Vince Lepera
1/22/2021

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.