Whether you are seeking advice on management or the sale of your home, we are here to provide comprehensive guidance of your investment goals in today’s ever changing real estate environment. We understand that entrusting what is most likely your largest investment should be accompanied by an understanding of your unique needs and providing those services specific to your property. We are dedicated to maintaining the quality and value of your investments with experienced owner representation while efficiently and cost effectively balancing the needs of both you and your tenants.
Burke Property Management offers….
- Reduced fees for multiple properties, Foreign Service, and Military families
- Comprehensive marketing strategy, analysis, and management documentation review
- Free consultation to evaluate your property and management needs
- Online accounting and financial reporting with owner and tenant access
- Point of contact management and property review
- Tenant Processing through National Tenant Network
- Affordable maintenance and services offered by licensed and insured contractors
- Performance based fee structure with no termination fees.
- Online access to photographed and recorded pre, post, and periodic rental inspections
Q: Can “burkepm” sell my home? Should I sell or rent my home?
A: Yes, Burkepm provides complete Real Estate brokerage services and a free lease evaluation. This evaluation includes an analysis of the market value of your property against your cash flow to help you determine whether renting or selling is your best financial option. If we’ve rented your property, this service in provided 120 days prior to the end of a rental term as requested.
Q: How will burkepm market my home?
A: We ensure your home gets the exposure it deserves to increase the number of qualified applicants through our site, good signage, and listing on the local multiple listing service(MRIS). Utilizing this system appropriately allows us to post your listing to multiple private and publicly used sites that include: www.mrishomes.com, www.realtor.com, www.zillow.com, www.trulia.com, www.homes.com, and www.homefinder.com. Additional advertising is availability on AHRN and/or Military By Owner.
Q: What is the screening process for tenant
A: Our tenant evaluation process consists of, but is not limited to, a full Credit Report Evaluation , Income Qualification(DTI), Landlord Verification, and Employment Verification.
Q: How does burkepm handle delinquent tenants?
A: Virginia landlords must give tenants at least five days in which to pay the rent or move(5 Day Pay or Quit Notice). If the tenant does neither, the landlord can file for eviction. We work with the tenants to collect your rent rent in a timely manner and provide notice on the 5th day to expedite the process should it prove necessary.
Q: Will I need to change my insurance coverage?
A: Yes, you will need a “landlord” or “rental dwelling” policy. Landlord policies generally cost about 25 percent more than a standard homeowners policy because landlords need more protection than a typical homeowner.
Q: May I refuse to rent to smokers and those with pets?
A: Smokers are not a protected class under Fair Housing which allows us to market all our homes as “non-smoking”. You do not have to allow pets, however by considering them on a case by case basis you may increase the number of interested applicants.
Q: How often are inspections conducted on my property?
A: Before a new resident moves into your property, we will complete a detailed move-in report, which provides written documentation as to the condition of your property. Thereafter, each year we send a written notice to our property owners to recommend a safety and maintenance inspection. If approved by the owner, a certified home inspector is scheduled to inspect the property. During this inspection, the inspector will make sure the smoke alarms work, test for plumbing leaks, check the caulk and grout in the bathrooms, make sure the HVAC filter is clean, examine the exterior painting, and complete an inspection report. The report and color pictures will be provided to you as they are completed.
Q: How do you handle maintenance requests?
A: Residents may phone, fax, or email their requests to us, and they can request maintenance online at our website. After we receive a repair request, we may contact the resident and ask them questions, which will help us determine the exact nature of the problem before sending a service technician. If the resident has a legitimate problem, we will schedule the repair. Most repairs are scheduled within one business day. Comfort items such as air conditioning, no hot water or heat, receive the highest priority and are usually attended to the same or next business day.
Q: Do you handle problems late at night and during weekends?
A: Yes. Residents can contact us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to respond to emergencies. We will then talk with the resident to determine how to proceed. Many times we can solve the problem over the phone, saving you the cost of an emergency trip charge.
Q: What determines exemption from the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA)?
A: If you own more than four residential rental properties you may be subject to the VRLTA. For more information please go to http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/HomelessnesstoHomeownership/PDFs/Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdf.