Objective Real Estate Advice

Objective Real Estate Advice

To manage rental properties, Florida statutes require the management company to be a licensed real estate brokerage. Although we are licensed, and very qualified to assist buyers and sellers, we DO NOT perform real estate sales services. Our expertise is property management and we would rather be great at one thing than average at lots of things.

Consider us a partner in your real estate investment strategy. By focusing on our core competency and not benefitting from the sale’s commission, we can provide an objective opinion about the opportunity.

Beware of These Common Investor Pitfalls

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re investing in a market that you don’t know well. It’s why we’re here. We can help you earn more and spend less by avoiding some of the most common mistakes that investors make.

Contact us if you’re thinking about buying a rental property in Venice Island, Pelican Pointe, or Stoneybrook



Overpaying for a Property

Take a good look at the market, and make sure you’re not paying too much for a Venice investment property. We can help you analyze what similar homes are going for and talk to you about what you can expect to earn in rent so you don’t buy outside of a wise investment range.



Over-leveraging Your Purchase

Don’t be too desperate to close on the deal you want. Leveraging a purchase can work in your favor when it’s done right, but if you take out more of a loan than you can afford, it’s going to take some time before you can really make any money on your investment.



Poor Property Management

Hiring a professional property manager is a great way to earn more on your investment, but the wrong property manager will only cost you money and cause you stress. Be smart when you’re picking your management partner.

Our Real Estate Partners

In Florida, an applicant only has to study for 60 hours and pass a 100 question exam to qualify as a real estate agent. Literally one day after passing the Florida Real Estate exam, an agent is licensed to sell a 1-bedroom condo, a million-dollar mansion or even a retail shopping center. A real estate license is no indicator of an agent’s skill or expertise.

Who do you want to trust your investment strategy with? We maintain relationships with exceptional local agents, all equipped with the knowledge, experience and skill set required to perform in the real estate investment market.

Our partnering agents offer value to buyers and sellers above that of a realtor involved in the general sales market. To attain ‘Preferred Real Estate Agent’ status at Gulf Coast Property Management, agents need to demonstrate through knowledge, qualifications and real-life experiences, that they understand the long goals of the real estate investor. The agents are also active in the real estate investment community and members of professional organizations such as NARPM and IREM.

What We Offer for Investors

Investment Advice

Our mission is to help clients generate wealth through real estate ownership and investment. Whether your investment plan be single family rentals, multi-family rentals or a vacation rental model, we can assist you.

Our team lives in the real estate investment world and we are ideally placed to guide our clients through the minefields. You can be sure the advice you are receiving is unbiased and not tarnished with the scent of a sales commission.

Already working with a realtor. Already have a property in mind?

Stop!

All too often, investors find us after they have bought their investment property only to be disappointed when we complete our rental assessment. Mistakes can be very expensive. You can’t hand the property back if it doesn’t perform. Save yourself the financial and emotional pain of real estate errors and talk to us before you buy. We want to be your real estate investment partner and we can offer an expert independent opinion.

Take independent, objective advice from the team that will be managing your property long term; Not just advice from the agent, new home salesperson, or seller that will reap immediate benefit from the sale.

Investment Tools

Knowledge is power and as a result we encourage real estate investors to learn as much about the real estate investment industry as possible.

We recommend adding the following books to your resource library.

HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, by Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, Jim McKissack, Linda McKissack and Jay Papasan.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, by Gary Keller.

The Book on Rental Property Investing, by Brandon Turner.

We also encourage you to review our own library of blogs and vlogs, which contains in-depth advice and strategies for building wealth through rental properties. You’ll learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much, much more.

Finally, you will see below, three spreadsheets that will help you make wiser decisions as a real estate investor in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The professional spreadsheets are completely free. No gimmicks.

As always, if you require impartial and objective advice, please do not hesitate to contact Gulf Coast Property Management at (941) 782-1559.

Buying for Cash Flow

As an investor purchasing real estate in Florida, the most important thing you need to consider is your return on investment. Download our free “Buying for Cash Flow” calculator designed to help investors like you make the best buying decisions in Florida real estate.

15-Year Property Analysis

Are you an investor looking to buy and hold properties? Use our free excel calculator to help you understand what you could potentially be earning or losing over 15 years. This spreadsheet is a model for informational purposes only. Interest rates are based on 30-year averages.

30-Year Property Analysis

Looking to buy and hold properties long term? Download our 30-Year Property Analysis calculator to help you see what ROI to expect over that time period. Please note that this spreadsheet is a model for informational purposes only. Interest rates are based on 30-year averages.

Pricing that’s Simple and Transparent

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

Tenant Placement
Investor Essentials Plan
Investor Guaranteed Plan
Monthly Management Fee
0% /month
Monthly Management Fee
7.9% /month
Monthly Management Fee
9.9% /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

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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
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
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
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
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
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

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