Rental Property Management for Manatee and Sarasota County Homeowner

On Average, Gulf Coast Can Rent Properties in 19 Days or Less

There’s a reason we’re consistently ranked the best property management company in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

In a market awash with agents offering part-time rental property management services, it is our commitment to the property management industry and ability to provide stellar customer service to owners and tenants which sets us apart. Talk to people who have worked with us, and they’ll tell you we’re responsive, accessible, and accountable.

Whether you need full service annual rental management or help with your vacation home in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or the surrounding areas – we’re the best, and we’re here to prove it to you.

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Property Management Services For Homeowners in Anna Marie, Holmes Beach, and the Surrounding Areas

We can lower your tenant turnover and improve your ROI, whether your investment property is in Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto or elsewhere in Manatee and Sarasota county.

Dynamic 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 employ 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. We serve homeowners in North Port, Venice, Parrish, and the surrounding areas.

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. We screen tenants in Lakewood Ranch, Homes Beach, Sarasota, and the surrounding areas.

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 immediately 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.

How Much Does Property Management Cost?

There are no hidden fees or surprise costs with Gulf Coast Property Management, whether your investment property is in Venice, FL, North Port, Palmetto or the surrounding areas. Here’s what you’ll pay:

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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
 
Eviction Guarantee
Eviction Guarantee
 
Rent Loss Protection
Rent Loss Protection

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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What People Are Saying About Us

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

What Types of Properties Do We Manage?

Annual Rental Properties

Annual Rental Properties

One of the best ways to earn immediate cash flow as well as long-term return on investment (ROI) is by holding onto your investment property and renting it out to long-term tenants. Long-term tenancies provide income stability and lower your maintenance and upkeep expenses. You know what to expect month after month, and vacancy costs are lower.

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Seasonal or Vacation Rental Homes

Seasonal or Vacation Rental Homes

Florida is the perfect place to turn a property into a seasonal vacation rental. You’ll attract a large number of vacationing tenants who are looking for a temporary place to stay that’s more private and comfortable than a hotel. We can help you manage tenant turnover and the maintenance and cleaning between guests.

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Investment/Multi-Unit Properties

Investment/Multi-Unit Properties

Whether you have a small apartment building, a duplex in which you’re occupying one unit, or an investment home that you’re planning to live in once you retire, we can work with you to ensure your rental property earns you as much income as possible. We handle tenant placement, maintenance, and keeping your property protected.

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