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Owners

Owner Consulations

As a property owner, you know that managing and marketing an investment property can have its challenges. Are you ready to make the management of your property simpler and more profitable? Whether your property is a single-family home, a multi-family building, or a retail storefront, we've done it all. And we'd love the opportunity to show you how we can help maximize your investment and save you time.

CONTACT US TODAY to set up a no-obligation consultation to see what SGS Property Management can do to help further your goals for your investment property.

The SGS Advantage

EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST: Over five decades of local property management experience are working to ensure your investment is profitable and your property is well cared for. We've built our reputation on long-lasting relationships with both Owners and Tenants, a testament to our commitment to old-fashioned customer service and a strong work ethic.

CUTTING-EDGE CONVENIENCES: We utilize cutting-edge technology to manage the details of your property. Our Owners enjoy 24/7 online access to all transaction history and owner statements, as well as seamless automatic electronic payouts. The conveniences are passed on to Tenants, who can go online to complete their rental application, schedule automatic rent payments and place maintenance requests. And when an emergency arises, our 24/7 emergency operator is always there to help.

MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: We're so confident you'll be thrilled with our services, we back them with a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you're not happy, cancel with no penalty and all fees refunded. Period.

Don't take our word for it…try out our services for 90 Days, risk-free!

Management Services

Finding the Right Tenants & Keeping Your Property Occupied

  • Pre-listing Consultation & Walk-through: We meet together to discuss your financial goals, get acquainted with your property, and develop maintenance and repair recommendations to ensure your property to appeals to the largest possible pool of prospective tenants.
  • Pricing Analysis: We perform a comprehensive rental market analysis and decide together on the best pricing for your property.
  • Market Exposure & Property Showings: Your property will have wide exposure to prospective tenants and Realtors through the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), SGS Property Management website, yard signs, advertising, and numerous online real estate marketing sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, etc. We also facilitate showing your property to prospective tenants and Realtors.
  • Tenant Screening & Lease Preparation: Our comprehensive screening process includes a credit check, eviction history, criminal background check, previous landlord references, and employment and income verification. We provide rental applications and all other necessary paperwork to prospective tenants. In consultation with you, we negotiate and prepare the lease agreement.
  • Tenant Move-in: At move-in, we meet your tenant at the property to manage the key exchange and pre-occupancy walk-through inspection, and to give a briefing on emergency procedures.
  • Lease Renewals: When it's time to renew the lease, we first perform a re-analysis of current rents and market trends to ensure you're getting the most out of your investment property.

Seamless Transactions & Transparent Record-Keeping

  • Hassle-free Rent Collection & Disbursements: Tenants make rent payments either by check or electronically through our secure online Tenant Portal. Electronic payments simplify and expedite the payment process for all parties, which means you collect your funds faster. We make monthly electronic disbursements of rental proceeds directly to your bank account.
  • 24/7 Account Access: Through our online Owner Portal, access your property's detailed up-to-date accounting information, maintenance records, and inspection reports anytime.
  • Tax Documents: We provide year-end financial statements and 1099-MISC tax forms.
  • Security Deposits: Tenant security deposits are maintained in a trust account and are subject to periodic auditing.

Caring for Your Tenants & Your Property

  • 24/7 Maintenance Service: Our maintenance team is available 24/7 to respond quickly to tenant maintenance issues. Tenants can call anytime and speak with a live person to obtain immediate assistance for urgent issues such as flooding or no heating in winter. For costly maintenance issues, we obtain bids and consult with you prior to moving forward.
  • Routine Inspections: Every six months we conduct routine property inspections in order to detect and fix problems at an early stage, keeping your property in tip-top condition. You are provided with a detailed report of our findings.
  • Tenant Move-out & Turnover: We process tenant move-outs, which include a final move-out inspection, any assessment of charges, and return of the security deposit. We also handle routine turnover maintenance and repairs (e.g. painting, carpet replacement, etc.) to prepare your property for the next tenant.

Areas We Serve

  • Washington, DC
  • Arlington County
  • City of Alexandria
  • Falls Church
  • Fairfax County
  • City of Fairfax
  • Mount Vernon
  • Springfield
  • Lorton
  • Burke
  • Centreville
  • Chantilly
  • Mclean
  • Reston
  • Herndon
  • Fair Oaks
  • Silver Spring
  • Germantown
  • Bethesda
  • Potomac
  • Rockville

FAQs

Q: Why do I need a professional to manage my property?
As a property owner who has been managing your properties yourself, you have dedicated countless hours to the upkeep of your property. From finding qualified tenants to dealing with maintenance issues, managing your investment property can be quite demanding. If you are ready to reclaim some of your free time, pass the reins to us and rest assured knowing your property is in good hands.

Q: How do you find potential tenants?
First, we create detailed and attractive rental listing ads that draw viewers in. We post these to a number of websites so as not to miss out on any potential tenants. Our effective marketing and leasing strategies result in fewer vacancies and lower tenant turnover rates.

Q: Where will you advertise my rental property?
We post on to the following Web sites:

Q: How do you screen applicants?
Finding the right tenant for your property is critical to a positive ongoing rental experience. Our comprehensive screening process includes a credit check, eviction history, criminal background check, previous landlord references, and employment and income verification. We provide rental applications and all other necessary paperwork to prospective tenants.

Q: How do you collect rent?
Tenants always have the option to mail their rent, but our systems also allow tenants to pay their rent (and application fees) online. Electronic payments drastically reduce the rental payment turnaround time, which means you can collect your funds quicker.

Q: How do I review my financial statements and reports?
Owner statements are available online 24/7 via this Owner Portal. The statements are easy to read and provide you with an overview of your property’s cash-related transactions. Copies of paid invoices are included with your monthly statement. Additional reports are available upon request.

Q: How do I receive monthly rent payments?
We can either send monthly rent disbursement checks by mail or use electronic payments (ACH) to deposit them directly into your bank account.

Q: How do I access my Owner Portal?

  1. Access the Owner Portal at any time at using the links on the side menu bar.
  2. On the Owner Portal link request page, enter the email address you have on file with SGS Property Management and click Send Access Email.
  3. You will be emailed a single-use link providing you access to your statements.

Q: : Do I have to request and receive a new email every time I access the Owner Portal?
Yes, the system is set up to use emailed single-use links to access the Owner Portal.

Q: I haven’t received my email yet, what do I do?

  1. Be sure you are using the correct email address. It must be same one you have on file with SGS Property Management.
  2. Check your spam or junk folder to ensure it was not incorrectly sent there.

Q: How do you maintain my property?
Our maintenance team is available 24/7 to respond quickly to tenant maintenance issues. We also conduct routine property inspections every 6 months in order to keep your property in tiptop shape, and to detect and fix problems at an early stage.

Q: What technological advantages do you offer?
We have invested in cutting-edge technology systems so we can provide you with the best service and manage your properties efficiently and effectively. Some of the benefits for you:

  • We respond faster and provide better service to both Owners and Tenants.
    We can securely access information about all properties at any time and from anywhere. Sensitive data is securely stored in a state-of-art data center, and backed up regularly and automatically.
  • Monthly statements are delivered to your email inbox, saving time and paper.
    The statements are easy to read and provide you with a quick snapshot of your property details for the past month.
  • We address property maintenance issues faster.
    We can create electronic work orders and communicate with vendors so we quickly solve issues.
  • You will be paid faster and more securely.
    We are able to use electronic payments (ACH) to deposit funds directly into your bank account.
  • We can more effectively market your properties to fill vacancies sooner.
    We can quickly and professionally advertise your properties on our Web site, Craigslist, and other Web sites.