Tampa Bay Property Management
Property management is about so much more than just rent collection and cutting the grass. It's a complex industry, teeming with both pitfalls and possibilities. When property management goes wrong, you could be left holding the bill for thousands of dollars in damages and months of unpaid rent—with no idea what to do next or where to turn. Your days will be spent just trying to stay afloat. But when property management goes right? That's when you'll find yourself with peace of mind, passive income, and time to spend on what matters the most. Everyone's journey to success looks different, but Eaton Realty is here to help you get there.
MANAGING YOUR PROPERTY MADE SIMPLE
We know your Tampa Bay rental home plays a vital role in your long-term investment strategy. Imagine a world where you can create generational wealth while living life to the fullest. Knowing your investment property is safe in the hands of Hillsborough County's top property management company will give you the confidence you need to pursue financial freedom. Our 3-step plan takes the guesswork out of property management so you can move forward with less stress.
DESIGN YOUR FUTURE
WHAT ARE YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT GOALS?
DELIVERING BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
SETTING THE STANDARD FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
MAKING MAINTENANCE EASY
We know unexpected repairs can make even the most hardened of investors uneasy. After-hours maintenance reporting allows us to get ahead of potential emergencies, and, except in an emergency, we always contact you when a repair quote is more than our agreed-upon amount. Past work is tracked and analyzed to determine whether a repair is part of an ongoing issue, tenant responsibility, or if a system has depreciated beyond its worth.
Our network of vendors is well-known and highly trusted. Every vendor must maintain up-to-date insurance and licensing and is thoroughly vetted before starting work on any property. If we wouldn't have them in our own homes, they shouldn't be in yours.
SMART Tech SOLUTIONS
We believe in working smarter, not harder. We use a complex tech web to maximize efficiency and minimize costly mistakes. Our inspection software combines hi-resolution photos and videos to document a property floor-to-ceiling, inside and out, creating an irrefutable reference for all parties.
Our top-of-the-line property management software allows you to access property reports, year-end statements, and invoices 24/7. Custom-built integrations allow for preventative maintenance, prolonging systems, and sustaining your property's value.
We pride ourselves on having built a marketing machine that goes the distance. We treat your investment property the same as our listings. Every Eaton Realty rental home receives professional HDR photography and a premium 3D virtual tour and is marketed 365 days a year- yes, even while occupied.
Every rental home is entered into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), hitting the inboxes of more than 15,000 real estate agents across Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. We double down on that exposure by syndicating out to hundreds of partner sites, including Zillow, Trulia, and Hotpads, and leverage the reach of our social media channels and direct mail campaigns to attract potential tenants.
SCREENING FOR SUCCESS
Thorough tenant screening is imperative for the success of your rental property. In compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, all applicants are run through an exhaustive set of criteria. We evaluate each applicant based on a criminal background check, creditworthiness, current and past income and expenses, and references from past landlords. Detailed vetting leads to high-quality tenants, reducing delinquencies and surprises.
GROW WITH CONFIDENCE
Owning real estate is a well-known approach to achieving financial freedom. Whether you're looking for ways to maximize ROI on your current portfolio or need help identifying properties with potential, we can help. We have extensive long-term real estate asset management knowledge and can connect you with other industry partners to ensure you're making informed, growth-based decisions.
Accounting you can COUNT ON
We know you've got your eye on the bottom line. As rental property owners ourselves, we understand the frustration of incomplete and hard-to-read reports so we carefully crafted your monthly owner statement into a concise snapshot of your income and expenses.
Conveniently access past reports whenever you need them right from your owner dashboard. At the end of the year, we'll supply you with a 1099 and an itemized profit and loss statement for your tax professional.
PICK YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICE
How much is your time worth? The day-to-day management of a rental home is time-consuming. On average, self-managed landlords spend 96 hours each year dealing with the details of their rental property. Those hours spent screening tenants, fielding complaints, and coordinating vendors are hours you can never get back. What would you do with an extra two weeks? Your time is valuable, and your rental property should empower you, not hold you back. If you’re tired of missing out on life, we’re here to help. Whether you want us to handle a lot or a little, we're here to take the work off your plate so you can have more time when you need it most.
WE FIND THE TENANT
$ One Month’s Rent*
Professional Photography & 3D Matterport Virtual Tour
Featured Listing on EatonRealty.com
Entry to MLS and premium portal websites
Top Placement on Zillow
Post and Yard Sign
Thorough Tenant Screening
Lease Preparation Drafted by Florida Attorney
WE HANDLE EVERYTHING
$ One Month’s Rent*
10% Monthly Rent Rate*
Subsequent tenants: $995
Lease renewals: $250
All Basic Services, plus:
Monthly Rent Collection
Detailed Monthly Accounting
HOA Paperwork Submission
Service Coordination & Invoice Payment (i.e., yard service, pool service, etc.)
We handle all maintenance requests
Tenant Check-In/Check-Out Procedure with extensive photo documentation
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
GROW YOUR PORTFOLIO
$ Contact Us For Pricing
Perfect for investors with 5 or more properties. Receive our full Concierge Pro level property management services for each property, at a discounted rate!
Need help finding the perfect investment property to purchase? Our team has extensive experience in vetting homes that will maximize your ROI.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
REAL REVIEWS FROM REAL PEOPLE
With homes managed across Tampa Bay, from Apollo Beach, Riverview, and Valrico to New Tampa and Wesley Chapel, we've seen it all. Each owner is different and every home is unique. We're committed to providing only the best property management services to every owner, regardless of individual needs. Don't take our word for it. With hundreds of 5-star property management reviews, our reputation for providing honest, straightforward service speaks for itself.
PRICED WITH PURPOSE
WHAT WILL YOUR HOME RENT FOR?
While online value estimators may make it seem like it's easy to know your home's value, in truth, it's quite complex. Pricing a home correctly requires a comprehensive market analysis to align current conditions with your goals. The Tampa rental market is constantly evolving, and every home is unique. Accurately pricing your home to minimize days on market and maximize ROI is a delicate balance that can only be achieved by an in-person evaluation.
Connect with a member of our property management team to start the conversation and get your personalized plan for success.
FREQUENTLY ASKED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS
Managing a home is a time-consuming endeavor. Knowing the current Federal, Florida, Hillsborough County, and Tampa laws and enacting procedures to ensure those laws are followed, drafting enforceable leases and notices, documenting the house to avoid deposit claim disputes, ensuring rent is paid on time, and managing repairs; it quickly adds up. Plus, we’re often able to nearly pay for ourselves just by minimizing your vacancy!
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.
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.
Your home will rent for as much as the Tampa Bay housing 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. To get a complimentary market analysis of your home's rent value, contact us today, or visit EatonRealty.com/RentValue.
We collect detailed information from each occupant over 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.
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 understand when to stop throwing money at further maintenance and replace it instead. Except for an emergency, any repairs over $500 must first be approved by the homeowner before we can move forward.
Every Eaton Realty rental home receives professional HDR photography, 3D virtual tour, and is marketed 365 days a year- yes, even while occupied. 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-rated brokerage with a large advertising budget is that our rentals plug into the same marketing machine that our listings do.
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.
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.
Your insurance will typically go DOWN since you won't need to insure the home's contents, only the structure itself. If you previously lived in the house, it is essential to contact your insurance company to change the policy to a landlord policy.
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. We will charge court costs and attorney fees to your account.