ALH|Podland Your Decatur Property Management Company
ALH|Podland Realty LLC is a licensed Real Estate Company established in 2014, yet, we have been managing Decatur rental properties since 2008 through our sister companies. Decatur Property Management is our primary business. Our goal is to provide maximum return on investment for property owners and investors and quality rental housing for the community. We are experts in our field. We give each investor, resident and property the individual attention and care that makes us unique.
ALH|Podland Realty wants to make sure that our investors and residents are also knowledgeable in their respective areas of interest that we offer a blog for investors, called "Owner Buzz" that publishes educational materials on a weekly basis and a blog for the residents, called "Resident Buzz" that publishes on a quarterly basis. We cover topics such as tenant screening, lease signing, evictions and cover many other landlord topics on the Owner Buzz blog. For the residents, we cover such topics as rental home decorating, what landlords are looking for in a tenant, how to maintain their rental home and many other tips and trick on being a good tenant.
We present your property to the largest available rental market. Because of the diverse inventory of properties that we manage, we can fulfill most potential renter’s needs in housing. As your Decatur Property Management company, we are always aware of current market conditions. This allows us to rent your property at its highest value in the shortest amount of time possible. In attracting new residents, we use a broad range of advertising media. Yard signs, Internet advertising, resident referral programs, Realtor and leasing company referrals are just a few.
We have a vested interest in attracting new residents. Our entire application process is designed to enable us to make sound and consistent decisions in choosing new residents. We verify employment and income. We verify current and past rental references including payment history and condition upon move out. We do criminal background checks, prior eviction checks, terrorist checks and child molesters checks. We obtain a credit bureau reports that includes not only credit history but also current balances. All this information is reviewed to determine if a prospective resident has the ability to pay rent on a timely basis and care for the property in a manner we deem appropriate.
Providing qualified, reasonably priced personnel who will get the job done right is one of our greatest assets to you. We consider maintenance a service to our investors. We deal with this daily, so we know what repairs should cost and how long they will take to complete. We have been able to negotiate favorable contracts with heat and air, appliance, pest control, lawn service, paint and carpet companies because of the volume of business we can offer them. We protect the value of your investment by maintaining your property at current neighborhood standards. To allow you a piece of mind, we manage Decatur rental property with a 24/7 emergency hotline.
Our accounting system is specifically designed for property management for investors and landlords. Our convenient monthly statements provide you with a full, itemized record of all transactions. We will direct deposit funds into your account monthly and email you statements. Copies of all work orders and receipts are kept on file throughout the year. A variety of reports are available, allowing us to give you as much detail as you require. Our year-end statement simplifies the job of tax preparation for you and your accountant.
All rent is due on the 1st of each month and considered late if received after the 3 rd of the month. Legal proceedings are initiated immediately in order to remove that tenant within the same month for nonpayment of rent. We process our own dispossessory warrants and follow them through the magistrate’s court.
Our main job is to protect your invest property. We do this in different ways. Our Decatur property managers make frequent driving tours. Exterior inspections are very important which is why we also offer two types of interim inspections, a limited with about 10 photos with a short synopsis of what was seen and a full inspection that gives you about 200 photos and a complete, detailed report. We do the interim inspections twice a year. At about the 4th month and the 8th month of a tenants residency, and that reduces the potential of having a tenant damage your Decatur rental property during their tenancy. A property well maintained on the outside is normally being taken care of on the inside. The right for us to make routine announced inspections is part of the tenant’s Lease Agreement. Tenants who are doing a poor job are notified in writing.
Thorough, complete documentation is an important part of good Decatur property management. It prevents confusion, misunderstanding, and gives everyone involved a clear understanding of what is expected. Samples of the various documents we use to screen and lease, inspect and maintain property conditions, and report financial information are available upon request.
Why We Are the Best
We take the hassle out of Decatur Property Management. We offer honest, professional, courteous staff, “For Investors” and “By Investors” property management services, a 24 hours emergency hotline and we are really knowledgeable at what we do.
Marina Shlomov, a managing partner at ALH|Podland Realty & Rental Homes Property Management is the author of many articles on Landlording, Property Management, and Real Estate Investing. A residential builder in the state of Georgia since 1999, Marina is an investor herself. Her Decatur property management company is intended “For Investors” and “By Investors” for a simple reason – she knows what investors’ goals are and she works hard to reach their goals. In her spare time, Marina likes to spend time with her family, friends, garden, read and travel. Check her out at www.alhpodland.com. You can find Marina’s articles and comments at @rentalhomesatl on Twitter, on Facebook, Google+, Blogger. and YouTube, Bigger Pockets and REI CLub and LinkedIn.