We specialize in single family homes, condos and associations in the south Florida area. We consider select, quality condos and duplexes in some areas.
Our Property Management serves the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, West Palm Beach and Homestead areas.
Ness Property Management Group, Inc. offers you the level of experience and expertise you should seek from any property management company you hire. People always ask what makes us different than all of the other management companies? The answer is simple…we take a hands-on approach. We live and breathe this business and enjoy every minute of it. Our firm operates under a CAM (Community Association Manager) license as well as under a Realtor license. License is issued by state of Florida. License # CAM37744 Real Estate #SL3281776
You should hire us only if you think we are the best match for your property management needs. Turning over your rental property to the care of an unknown property manager can be an emotional and scary experience. Make sure to always talk to other property managers before hiring one and always ask questions. You want to be able to trust your property manager so that you won’t be worrying about your home and property. The more research and information you gather, the better you will feel about your final decision.
We are asked this question more than any other by new owner prospects. Of course it depends on a lot of factors, but in general, most homes are currently renting for about 0.5% to 0.8% of the home’s market sales value. The most important thing to know is that the rental market is indifferent to your mortgage payment amount. When you hire us as your property manager, we will look at the rental market in your particular area, survey the competing homes, and make sure your home is priced so that it will be viewed favorably against the competition.
Ness ensures that we give your property maximum exposure while it is for rent and we carefully examine all interested parties. FOR RENT SIGNS – Posted at the property with our website and phone number clearly displayed. Prospective renters are able to easily see the price, size of your property, and when it will be ready for move-in. INTERNET LISTINGS– Our available homes for rent are posted online complete with photos, maps and property details for the convenience of those searching for a new home. WORD OF MOUTH / REFERRALS – Current and past tenants, friends of our tenants, referrals from other agents that we network with.CORRECT PRICING – Even the best and nicest homes will not lease quickly if overpriced. We make sure your rental home is priced according to current market conditions. THOROUGH PREPARATION – Even the best located and well-priced rental homes will not lease quickly if the rental home is not in top showing condition. Homes for rent must show well and have an attractive “curb appeal” or they may sit empty for extended periods. Part of our job as property manager is to make sure your rental home is presented in a clean and attractive condition so as to attract a good tenant.
This is the most important aspect of the successful management of rental property. In general, we look at an applicant’s past behavior and assume their future behavior will be the same. An applicant must demonstrate a history of being a good, responsible tenant or homeowner as well as meeting credit standards.LANDLORD REFERENCES – We personally talk to past landlords and ask detailed, open ended questions about the applicant’s past performance. CREDIT REPORT – Our property manager and leasing agent has a direct connection with the Experian credit reporting service. We obtain a credit report which tells us the applicant’s current and past performance toward meeting their financial obligations. An applicant must meet established credit standards. DRIVER LICENSE VERIFICATION – We pull a copy of the applicant’s public driver’s license data. This tells us not only if the addresses given on the application are consistent but also when and what the last driver’s license activity was, such as a renewal or change of address. PROPERTY TAX SEARCH – If a private individual is listed as previous or current landlord, we will pull the tax records and verify that the person listed actually owns the property. The property tax record crosscheck, along with pulling driver license data, is what reveals most of the fraud attempts that we encounter and is a level of scrutiny that most other property management companies do not even perform. EMPLOYMENT/INCOME – We contact the employer to verify length of employment, status, and income. An applicant needs to earn at least 3 times the monthly rent in gross income to qualify for rental and we will want to see a copy of their pay stub. PETS – We don’t generally permit animals/pets into managed properties unless you allow us to do so, however, 50% to 70% of renters have pets. When we make the decision to accept an applicant with pets, we minimize your risk by limiting the breed, age, number and size of the pets. We also use a special pet addendum for your protection. We are careful in selecting tenants who wish to bring pets with them. OTHER FACTORS – Many of our managed properties are subject to Home Owner Association restrictions such as no boats or trailers, and limits on the type and number of vehicles. An otherwise qualified applicant may be unable to lease a property if, for instance, they own a boat and want to park it in the driveway. We make sure issues like that are covered up front to avoid surprises after move-in.
Careful tenant selection is the best way that we protect your home from being rented to irresponsible people. During the lease term, your property manager will schedule a preventative maintenance walk-through to make sure the air filter is being changed, smoke detectors have batteries and that there are no unreported problems at the property.
What happens if the tenant does not pay their rent? If the tenant has experienced a one-time event which is causing them a financial hardship, and we have had no previous problems with them, it is better for you and the tenant if we give them a chance to catch up – if there is reason to believe they can do so. If the tenant has demonstrated an ongoing pattern of late payments, broken promises about payments and/or evasiveness, we know from experience that eviction is the best course of action. Each case is unique and the property manager will make a decision based what is best for you and your home in the long run. That said, we always proceed with the legal notices required for eviction regardless of any other factors.
Non-emergency items will be communicated along with your monthly statements and, of course, we encourage you to contact the property manager anytime you have a question or wish to discuss something.Special situations will always be brought to your attention immediately.
Tenants may mail or fa their requests to us, but most fill out an online form on our website. After we receive a repair request, the property manager may contact the tenant and ask them questions to help us determine the exact nature of the problem before sending a service technician. We also make sure it is not something the tenant can fix themselves (ex: reset button on the disposal, tripped breaker) before your money is spent on a service call. After determining that it is a legitimate problem, we will send the appropriate service vendor to make the repair. We tell our tenants that we are able to handle most repair requests within 1 to 3 working days, and in fact are usually able to do so. Comfort items such as Air conditioning, no hot water or heat, receive highest priority and are usually attended to the same or next business day. We offer 24×7 emergency hotline. Click Here for Faster Service
We already have a stable of very qualified and reasonably priced vendors that we have used for many years. If you would like to nominate a service company to be added to our vendor list, they can contact us and we will interview them and let them know what documentation and references we need, what our invoicing and payment policy is, etc. Our concern is always to resolve repair problems in the most efficient way possible with the best available vendor at the time.
Checks are mailed as soon as the tenants deposit has cleared the bank account. All funds are sent via ACH to owner’s account at no additional fee. Once funds are transferred a statement is emailed to the owner.
Funds are sent via ACH directly into owner’s checking account at no additional fee. Once funds are transferred a statement is emailed to the owner.
The monthly statement shows all income and expenses for the accounting period and the original receipts for any repairs. We send you the original copy so you are able to see what was done.
Typically mgmt fee is 10% of collected rent plus 25% of first month’s rent to cover administrative, advertising, and additional fees incurred during the process.
Depending upon the number of units that the owner has, we will customize a package that best suits the owners needs.
There are no administrative fees or start-up costs. We don’t charge for copies, long distance calls, mileage, or other incidentals. The only other expenses you could incur would be for services which fall outside the normal scope of our property management agreement such as contracting a major renovation, restoration or remodel, etc.
No. We can sell your property if you would like us to, but you are not bound to that in the management agreement. We think, at the time you decide to eventually sell, you should be free to decide who the best listing agent will be for your property given its location and characteristics.
All security deposits must be held in our deposit trust account.
We collect first month rent, last month rent and a full deposit.
Our firm operates under a CAM (Community Association Manager) license as well as under a Realtor license. License is issued by state of Florida. Llicense # CAM37744 Real Estate #SL3281776
We can start the process immediately! We begin by obtaining some information about you and your property and helping you decide if we are a good fit for your needs. Contact us online or call us at (305) 431-5657.