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Rental Property Management for Manatee and Sarasota County Homeowners

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.

What Types of Properties Do We Manage?

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 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.

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

What People Are Saying About Us

"Gulf Coast Property Management manages three of my rental properties and they make being a Landlord easy. When a repair issue comes up, they are on the ball and the items are addressed in a timely manner. They secure the best rate and repairman available. I am grateful for the peace of mind that Gulf Coast Property Management provides."

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"I recently purchased an investment property in the Bradenton area. As an out of town investor, I wanted to partner with a reputable and strong property management company who could ensure my property runs smoothly without a lot of my own time. Gulf Coast Property Management fit this description perfectly. If you are looking to hire a property management company that allows you be be hands-off look no further. Their response time and direct deposit into my bank account makes my life easy."

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"I am an out-of-state investor and recently purchased an investment property in the Sarasota area about a year ago. I was looking for a trusted company who I could rely on, given that I am located in California. I performed several interviews with rental management companies. My search ended with Gulf Coast. I found the staff to be friendly, patient and knowledgeable as they addressed all of my questions and concerns. I have been impressed with Gulf Coast’s ability to handle maintenance concerns, collect rent, and deposit funds into my bank in a timely manner. I highly recommend Gulf Coast to anyone looking for a great property management team."

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"Owning multiple investment properties can be stressful at times. I am happy that I have found Gulf Coast to manage my rental properties and ease the pressure. They are have come up with several solutions to maximize the returns on my investments. I am confident in looking to Gulf Coast for advice with all investment and rental-related guidance."

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Wondering How Much Your Property Will Rent For?

Free Rental Analysis for Investment Owners in Palmetto, North Port and the Surrounding Areas

People often ask us how much they can rent their property for. The size and location are often the primary driving factors, although consideration must be given to the unique characteristics of your property and the time of year the property is placed on the market. If you’re wondering how much you can earn in rent, contact us today.

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Wondering about the market in zip codes 34216, 34217, 34220, 33953, or adjacent areas?

We can provide you with a complimentary estimate and rental analysis.

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:

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.

A La Carte Protection Programs

Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the cost savings, and peace of mind, our Protection Programs have to offer! Protect yourself, your property, and your pocket from the expense of life’s unexpected events. What are you waiting for… jump on board, and get your investment protected today!

Eviction Protection

Covers the expense of almost all evictions, saving you over $700!

$15.00/month

Rent Loss Protection

We will pay up to 30 days of lost rent!

$20.00/month

Property Protection

We will cover up to $5,000 of tenant caused damages!

$30.00/month

Best Packed Deal!

Comprehensive Protection Program

Our best and most successful package! This program addresses all 3 of our landlords’ top concerns: rent loss, eviction, and property damage.

Only $57.00/month!

Are you an investor with multiple properties?

We have specialized packages to fit your needs. Click the button below to learn more.

What People Are Saying About Us

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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.

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6/20/2019

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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!

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4/25/2019

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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.

thumb Keith Gerber
4/22/2019

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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!

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5/22/2019

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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.

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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.

Gulf Coast Property Management, Real Estate Rental Service, Lakewood Ranch, FL