Whether you are looking for a full-time property manager or simply need assistance in locating a tenant for your property, APT Property Services can help!
APT offers two different options to choose from:
1) Full Property Management
2) Leasing your property only
APT services all types of residential properties including houses, duplexes, student housing, and apartment buildings. As you can see below, these services offer property owners several advantages.
APT uses a very detailed software system by Buildium. Buildium not only tracks all financial transactions, but offers portals for owners, tenants and contractors. Owners can check on all financial matters and check status or create work orders. Tenants can sign in and pay their rent electronically, view their lease send other important documents as well as request maintenance services. Employees and contractors can sign in and view their work orders and update the system as they compete each project.
APT's sister company is South County Constable Office. Through this relationship, we are able to work with many attorneys. Our preferred attorney is Lance Chavin, an attorney that specializes in housing court matters.
APT Property Services takes pride in placing only qualified tenants in your properties. This is a vital step in finding a qualified tenant. Our process includes credit check, background check, rental verification and employment verification. Our staff is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for criminal record background checks. Other companies that offer MA criminal record checks that are not certified get their information from newspapers and often have incorrect data.
Evictions & Late Payments
Evictions due to late payments or absence of payment are handled through our attorney.(additional fees may apply).
Why do we use an attorney? Simply because of Massachusetts Law. Only the owner or the attorney can bring a suit against a tenant.
Full Property Management
APT manages your property from start to finish! Fees are not applied until we get a qualified tenant in your property:
*Lease Signing = $350 or 1/2 of the monthly rent (whichever is greater)
*Monthly Rate = 10% of total monthly rent or min. of $70 (whichever is greater)
*Full Management Fee Example:
-Monthly Rent of Property= $550
-Monthly Management Fee= $70
*Lease Renewal = $50 each unit & must be renewing a lease from APT.
Professional lease agreements are created and reviewed by our attorney at no additional expense! Using the right lease can make all the difference in the world.
Pay no marketing fees!!! We use extensive internet marketing and the latest social media to market your home including, but not limited to, craigslist. postlets.com, facebook, twitter, pinterest, hotpads.com, frontdoor.com, trulia.com, zillow.com and Facebook Marketplace.
We love pets at APT and many properties will allow them. Although from time to time some will not allow our furry friends. Each property will specify if they allow pets or not. That is entirely up to each individual owner. Pet inspections to be paid for by the tenant, may ease an owners apprehension to allow pets. Pet restrictions do not apply to service animals, i.e. seeing eye dogs, etc.
We also have partnered with Petscreening.com. Please check out their services.
Showing Your Property
Our main goal is to show your property to qualified applicants. We will go above and beyond to accommodate applicants with showing times. Our ultimate job is to get your property leased in a timely manner!
Repairs and Maintenance
From small repairs to large projects, APT has you covered. Our maintenance staff can take care of most problems that come up. For large projects, one of APT's partners is a state licensed builder.
Accountants and Real Estate
Need a CPA or a Real Estate agent? We can help you there as well. We have access to a CPA and Agents for referral. Other services are also available. If you need it, let us know.
The services we provide to you are not limited to those listed above! Please contact us if you are interested in receiving additional information regarding our property management services!
At APT Property Services, we truly appreciate your consideration and the opportunity to manage and protect your investment property.
10 Tasks a Property Manager Will Take Off Your Plate
(to Free Up Precious Time!)
BY ENGELO RUMORA UPDATED OCTOBER 24, 2016
If you’ve recently started out in the real estate business, own a few rental units, and think you’re saving money by not hiring a property manager and doing everything yourself, think again. Half of the appeal of investing in the real estate market is the passive income it yields. Maximum financial reward for minimum effort. Everyone has the time to be a landlord for one property, even two. But once you have a handful under your belt, the workload can become a bit overwhelming.
Owning real estate shouldn’t be a job; it should allow you to live life on your terms, give you the freedom to enjoy life when and wherever you wish. But you can’t do that if you’re spending all your time managing your properties. Whether you have just four or five properties or an entire empire, it’s best left to the experts. You’ve heard the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none”? Don’t be Jack. By hiring a property management company to work for you, you’ll gain access to a team of people with a wealth of experience, advice, and guidance to help your property portfolio flourish. Outsourcing is sensible, practical, and leaves you with more time to live your life to the full, which is, after all, what investing in real estate is all about.
If you’re not sure what the basic benefits of hiring a property manager are, here’s a big list of areas in which they can help you and your real estate business:
Of course, it’s important to do some thorough research before you hire your property management company. Find out about their current vacancy rate, their tenant screening process, their level of experience with properties similar to your own, their personal qualifications, their portfolio, their availability (are they 24/7/365?), their ability to expand as your business does, and the level customer service offered.
Remember, it’s your business. You’re the CEO, the big cheese, the top dog. Don’t get bogged down in the day-to-day running of things. Leave that to someone else, someone qualified and experienced and capable of making you lots of money. As a real estate investor, it’s your job to sit back and watch the money roll in.