Renting Your Property During the Coronavirus
How Our Property Management Service Can Help
Renting your home looks extremely different due to the new developments with the coronavirus. From social distancing to the general craziness associated with COVID-19, we understand that being a landlord has become increasingly difficult.
At Oak City Properties, we have your back during these uncertain times as we learn how to navigate life through a pandemic. As a property management company with years of experience, we have already modified operations to limit the spread of the virus while also taking into consideration the needs of all parties involved (landlords, tenants, vendors, and contractors).
Due to the fact that we are deemed “essential” personnel, our staff is granted special permission to continue working with our landlords, and provide the services needed to rent homes and cover all of your property needs. So, how can Oak City Properties help you during the coronavirus pandemic?
We can help screen potential tenants
States across the country are issuing executive orders to delay eviction procedures/hearings. The state legislature is requiring the public housing sector not to remove any residents over the next few months as we learn how to deal with the coronavirus. Due to these mandates, landlords need to make sure they are placing qualified tenants into their rental properties.
At Oak City Properties, we understand that the best way to do this is to have a thorough screening process in place. While no one can predict the future behavior of a tenant, it is best practice to cover all your bases when screening an applicant. To identify the best tenant, we make sure to check the following:
- Check references
- Rental history
- Background check
- Credit report
- Verify income
At Oak City Properties, we also make sure to have an application process in place that gathers essential information along with details about previous landlords and references. Our process takes into consideration many different variables and has numerous safeguards in place to make sure only the best and highly qualified tenants make it into your rental property. From background checks to contacting employers, we make sure to cover all of the bases before we place someone in your rental home.
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We can help market your property
Marketing a rental property has changed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We can no longer place a home on an online marketing tool and simply show the property to any and all potential tenants. To combat social distancing, we are providing the option to virtually tour a home for rent. This option allows potential renters to view the home through a virtual tour while never stepping foot on the property. We understand that this is a new and different way of marketing your rental property, but we are adapting with the times to keep our landlords competitive. At Oak City Properties, we are thinking outside the box to keep your rental income steady.
We can help show your rental home
As “essential” personnel, we can show your rental home to potential applicants. While we make sure to follow the 6-feet of separation rule, Oak City Properties is available to conduct an actual “in-person” showing of your rental property. While physically showing your rental property should be the last resort when finding tenants during the coronavirus, we understand it will need to happen and have precautions in place that abide by all safety regulations set forth by the state of North Carolina.
Think about a property management company
Not 100% sure how to handle the coronavirus and your rental home? Think about hiring a property management company. At Oak City Properties, we have been taking care of rental properties for years! We have procedures in place that can protect you and potential renters during these uncertain times, and will do so with your best interest in mind. We make sure to work with you each step of the way when renting your property. Our full management property service will market the property, locate prospective tenants, and show the home. Once a tenant is placed in your rental property, we will: collect rent payments, assess and collect late payment fees, provide 24/7 maintenance, help with accounting/tax services, and deal with any court appearances in the event of an eviction.
If you are interested in learning more, give us a call at (919)-232-9222 or check out our website: https://oakcityproperties.com
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