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Property management

Eaton Realty manages home property rentals in FishHawk Ranch, Lithia, Valrico, Brandon, Apollo Beach, Bloomingdale and all of Southern Hillsborough County.

 

With our expertise and hands-on property management experience, your rental property in the Southeast area of Hillsborough County, Florida will not get lost in the property shuffle.  Our goal is to be the best in town!  You can rely on Eaton Realty to provide focused, detailed and personal management of your investment.

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RELIABLE TENANTS

Each applicant goes through a thorough vetting process to verify credit, background and references to help ensure your property will be cared for.

PRISTINE HOME

With high-quality tenants and meticulous inspection processes, your home is returned in great condition, year after year.

MINIMAL VACANCY

Our 365 Day Marketing Strategy plugs your property into the Eaton Marketing Machine to find tenants fast and minimize vacancy.

Common Questions

As much as the market will bear. We require our homes to be in tip-top condition and accordingly, they rent for the high end of market rates.  Our goal is to get the highest amount of rent, but not at the expense of vacancy.

Our rentals are marketed year-round on our website, even when they’re leased. We use multiple channels to ensure the properties receive maximum exposure - Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, social media, direct mail campaigns, and more. Often, the properties rent before this is even necessary. A benefit of renting with a top-selling brokerage with a large advertising budget is that our rentals plug into the same marketing machine that our listings do.

We collect detailed information from each occupant over the age of 18 and complete a thorough screening to investigate criminal backgrounds, creditworthiness, current and past income and expenses.  Tenants that do not meet our Resident Selection Criteria may sometimes be approved with conditions (typically increased security deposits) to offset their increased risk. We process applications similar to a mortgage by looking at their debt-to-income ratio to be sure they can afford the new rent.

You’re responsible for paying your mortgage, HOA fees, and insurance.  We'll pay for all maintenance services on your behalf such as lawn care and pool cleaning, as well as vendors that make any repairs.

We work with our trusted network of contractors to maintain and repair your home when issues arise.  Charges for repairs are deducted from the rent each month. We also use our database to analyze repairs. For example, we track how often appliances have been repaired which helps us to understand when to stop throwing money at further repairs and replace it instead. With the exception of an emergency, any repairs over $500 must first be approved by the homeowner before we can move forward.

You’ll receive a monthly owner report via email that details all financial transactions incurred year-to-date, as well as service tickets and associated notes describing work done on the property.  If an emergency arises or a particularly expensive repair is required, we’ll reach out to you via phone and email to make sure you’re in the loop.

We direct deposit your owner proceeds to the bank account of your choosing on the last business day of each month.  The amount will reflect the rent received, less management fees and other expenses like repairs and lawn care.

Yes!  All expenses related to the rental property, including management fees, repairs and maintenance are typically tax deductible in the US.  Consult your tax professional for specific tax-related advice.

We screen carefully and work diligently to set expectations with tenants to prevent getting to the eviction stage.  Still, evictions are sometimes necessary. We handle filing the eviction on your behalf and in most cases (unless you’ve had direct communication with the tenant) you won’t need to appear in court.  Court costs and attorney fees will charged to your account.

Your insurance will typically go DOWN since you won’t need to insure the contents of the home, only the structure itself.  If you previously lived in the home, it is important to contact your insurance company to change the policy to a landlord policy.

Managing a home is a time-consuming endeavor.  Knowing the current law, enacting procedures to ensure Fair Housing laws are followed, drafting enforceable leases and notices, documenting the home to avoid deposit claim disputes, ensuring rent is paid on time, managing repairs, it quickly adds up. Plus, we’re often able to nearly pay for ourselves just by minimizing your vacancy!

PREPARE

From a light cleaning to a whole house remodel, we have the ability to make sure your home is ship-shape and ready to rent.

MARKET

Your home will plug into our Eaton Marketing Machine where we spend $100k+ annually to be sure your home is seen.

PROFIT

Your property should be a profitable source of passive income. Gain equity by using the rent to pay your mortgage.

 

Risk of Self Managed Properties

  • Late Night Tenant Phone Calls
  • Costly Documentation Mistakes
  • Worry about Repairs
  • Frequent Vacancy
  • Evictions
  • Constantly Changing Laws

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DID YOU KNOW?

On average, we lease our rental homes 28 days sooner than the second fastest FishHawk Ranch brokerage, realizing increased revenue of $2,007 for the landlord. This is another way that Eaton Realty saves you money!

Based on our average rent rate of $2,150/mo.    

PACKAGES

How Much Do You Want
Us To Handle For You?

BASIC

We acquire a tenant for you
One Tenant
$ One Month’s Rent

What’s Included + 

Professional Photography & Virtual Tour

Featured Listing on EatonRealty.com

Premium MLS Entry

Top Placement on Zillow

Yard Sign, Flyer Box

Thorough Tenant Screening

Lease Preparation Drafted by Florida Attorney

All Basic Services, PLUS:

Monthly Rent Collection

Detailed Monthly Accounting

HOA Paperwork Submission

Service Coordination & Invoice Payment (i.e. yard, pool, etc)

We handle all maintenance requests

Tenant Check-In/Check-Out Procedure including extensive photos

Eviction Processing (eviction fees additional)

Property Restoration after the tenant vacates

Year-End Tax Statements

Prep & Send 1099’s to Vendors & IRS

No Monthly Vacancy Fee

ADD ON

We market your home for
Rent & For Sale

Flat Fee $995

What’s Included +

Add this option to your home also Listed For Sale

Placement in Premium Marketing Portals where we spend thousands per month to feature rental listings

Opportunity to Contract Full Property Management Services in the event a tenant is found

As a homeowner, you want the peace of mind that your home will be maintained in top-notch condition and leased by mindful and responsible tenants. That’s why we take tenant screening seriously and do our due diligence to make sure your tenants will uphold their rent obligations. If an Eaton Realty tenant is evicted or vacates in default of their lease prior to the end of their 1-year lease agreement, Eaton Realty will acquire a replacement tenant for FREE.

Eaton Realty has helped us to buy houses for investment, and managed them for us for many years. We are very satisfied with Eaton Realty's services because:
1. So far, we have had no vacancy days in any of our houses. 2. Eaton Realty does a great job maintaining the houses, and the maintenance fee is reasonable. All of our houses look very nice and clean. 3. Since we have bought our houses, we have had positive cash flow. So, we highly recommend renting, buying and selling houses through Eaton Realty.

Tommy W.

We have been working with Eaton Realty since 2010. We have very good experiences with them. When we started out we were renters. We decided to purchase a home with Craig's help. I was being to picky with the houses he showed us and he then suggested to build a house since we had the time. Craig helped us every step of the way and made building a house easier. We were very disappointed when we got orders to move. Without hesitation we called Craig to help us manage our property. It is nice to know our house is in good hands and we do not have to worry. They have high standards when it comes time to move out that I love. Thank you Eaton Realty for taking good care of my home. I have recommended clients to them without any hesitation.

Kim P.

I think we first met the Eaton Realty Team when we were trying to decide whether or not to short sale our home. With their guidance we ultimately decided to rent it and save our credit history. Since then, Craig and his team have assisted us in purchasing our new home in FishHawk and purchase additional investment properties. His team is always very professional and willing to share sound advice and years of experience without an agenda.

Melissa S.

As a relunctant landlord, I was relieved to find a company like Eaton Realty to handle all the heavy lifting involved with renting our home out. Be it vetting new tenants, collecting rent, or general maintenance, I can rest assured knowing it will be handled properly and our home is well taken care of. 

Steve W.

Eaton realty is one of the best companies I've had the pleasure of working with. When I became an empty nester, they helped guide me to my goal of renting out my home. It was a bit emotional and unknown as I had never done that before. But with their guidance and expertise and very calming way, they helped me achieve my goal. Great company, great people. 

Nancy C.

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