Do you own rental property?
Do you own rental property?
Let us match you with the right tenants and take the stress out of rental property ownership.
1st Advantage Property Management makes it easy to manage your rental properties
- We are the property management experts in Central Pennsylvania.
- Our service area includes Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, York, Franklin and Adams counties.
- We know the market and can help you set rental fees that are competitive and profitable.
- Our detailed screening and application process attracts only the best tenants.
- We have a vast network of contractors and can handle any maintenance needs.
- Your property will be cared for by a team that is hands-on and located right in the community.
- Our online Client Portal provides instant access to our management team.
- Since 2006, we have helped hundreds of property owners enjoy a stress-free rental experience.
Watch to learn who we are and how we manage your rental property.
Is professional property management right for you?
Owning rental property can be a lucrative investment strategy, but it involves some risk and can take a lot of time. For those reasons, many savvy owners choose to place their properties in the hands of a professional property manager.
Property management companies are not all the same, and it can be difficult to decide who you are going to trust with the day-to-day operations of your investment. Before you choose, there are a few key questions that you should ask.
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Why is owning rental property such a good investment?
There are four primary benefits to rental property ownership:
- Income – The difference between the rent and the expenses for the property.
- Growth of Equity – As rental income is applied to the mortgage on the property, your equity will grow.
- Tax Savings – Most of the expenses for the property are tax deductible, including depreciation.
- Appreciation – Over time, the value of your property will increase, making rental properties a great long-term investment.
How do I know if my property needs to be professionally managed?
If you lack the time or knowledge about everything property management entails, working with a property management company can give you the peace-of-mind of knowing your property will be looked after by experienced professionals.
There are laws that apply to rentals, as well as many tax implications, and violations can be costly. A professional property manager will help you remain in compliance.
Isn't owning rental property a hassle?
Investing in rental property requires more effort than investing in stocks or mutual funds, but a professional property manager will take that extra effort off your hands.
What services does 1st Advantage Property Management provide?
Our services are customized to your needs and your desired level of involvement. We begin with an assessment of your property so we can help you determine a competitive rental fee. We then market your property, find and screen prospective tenants, handle all of the payments, collect the rent, and arrange for any repairs or maintenance needs.
How do you find tenants and how long does it take?
At 1st Advantage Property Management, our goal is to find you the right tenant in the shortest period of time. Not only do we list your property on our own website, but we also provide additional exposure through several online rental platforms. In addition, we maintain a list of qualified renters who are actively looking for a rental property. Most of our new listings are rented in a matter of days.
How do you screen potential tenants?
The key to maximizing the return on your investment is to find reliable tenants, and we have a comprehensive screening process. We verify employment, determine how many people will occupy the property, run background and credit checks, and personally tour the property with the prospective tenant. This process ensures that your tenant will care for your property and will have the financial means to fulfill their obligations.
What happens if my tenants don't pay their rent?
The benefit of our comprehensive tenant screening procedures is that rent payment is rarely an issue. If there is ever a problem, we act quickly to take the necessary steps to preserve your income stream.
What happens when my property needs a repair?
One of the greatest benefits of professional property management is that you don’t have to worry about repairs and maintenance. We have a vast network of reliable contractors and can correct any maintenance issue quickly and at a reasonable cost.
How do I get paid?
Within just days of receiving payment from your tenant, we account for any expenses and electronically deposit the balance to the bank of your choice.
What type of reporting do I receive?
Through our online Client Portal, you have instant access to all of the financial data about your property, including income statements, maintenance invoices, and year-end tax information.
What happens if I want to sell my rental property, or buy another?
1st Advantage Property Management is affiliated with RE/MAX 1st Advantage. They are specialists in helping real estate investors in Central Pennsylvania manage their rental portfolios. When the time is right to sell, they know other investors who are ready to buy.
I'm ready to get started, so what do I do next?
We’d love to connect with you and it’s easy to reach us. You can use the contact form at the bottom of this page, call us at 717-591-4300 or send us an email.
When you work with 1st Advantage Property Management, our team will guide you through the entire process and be there to help you every step of the way. We look forward to showing you why we are the preferred property managers for properties throughout Central Pennsylvania.