Blog: Advice from the experts

From the latest property management trends to resources and advice on how a property manager can help you manage your home, this blog will open your eyes to a new kind of property management in the Jacksonville area. Playa Realty & Management LLC is Northeast Florida’s premier property management company. We are a family owned business and dedicated to providing the best service available to our clients. Please check out the blog for the answers to questions you may have as a home owner and then give us a call. We're here to help!


How to Set Appropriate Rental Rates

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One of the biggest decisions you have to make when renting your residential property is what price to charge tenants. If you price it too low, you leave money on the table, but price it too high and you risk holding a vacant property longer than you intend and bear all the associated costs.

 

So what is the right price?

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The Changing Face of Property Management

By Steven Ritter

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It’s obvious that absentee owners, or property owners who live in a city other than that in which their investment property is located, will need to hire someone to take care of that property in their absence. Most absentee owners hire property management companies to handle the basics: Keep the property in a condition that’s suitable for tenants, facilitate regular maintenance, and navigate tenant issues from timely payment to requests for repairs. However, the role of a property manager has changed significantly over the past decade due to more competition, a larger number of investors, and a post-recession climate of financial instability. Today, successful property managers do much more than simply take care of physical properties.

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Jacksonville Tenant Retention Ideas

By Steven Ritter

Jacksonville, FL property management is not unlike property management just about anywhere else. Tenants around the world have essentially the same needs when it comes to their home rentals. Property managers and owners who can navigate the needs of their tenants will have happier, longer-lasting tenants who make renting a property easy. Here are some ways you can increase your chances of retaining tenants.

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Property Managers & Pretty Lawns: A Love Story

By Steven Ritter

We’ve all seen properties that have less-than-beautiful lawns. On the flip side, a spectacular lawn can make a home stand out in all the right ways. One of the greatest strategies that savvy property managers employ is to maintain the lawns of properties for which they are trying to recruit tenants. Jacksonville, FL, the hometown of Playa Realty & Management, is a sub-tropical Garden of Eden during the warm months – which happens to be the majority of the year. Property managers in Jacksonville have to stay on top of their lawn care game if they want to win tenants. Here are some lawn maintenance tips that will make your home stand out win you’re trying to woo your next tenants.

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How Much Does DIY Property Management in Jacksonville, FL Cost?

By Steven Ritter

If you own a rental property, you’ve probably weighed the pros and cons of managing your property on your own. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for property management in Jacksonville, FL – where Playa Realty & Management is located. As property managers, we’re always looking for ways to help our clients and, every now and again, we support our clients and prospects in their decision to manage their own property instead of hiring a professional management company. Below are a few reasons why managing your own rental property may make the most sense.

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Our Jacksonville property management blog is designed to help you get out of the cycle of wasting time on your property and begin experiencing true joy with your investment property. Contact Playa Realty & Management LLC today to speak with one of our expert property managers. We are proud to serve the counties of Duval, Saint Johns and Clay to include, Atlantic Beach, Bartram, Baymeadows, Fleming Island, Fruit Cove, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Mandarin, Mayport, Neptune Beach, Nocatee, Oak Leaf Plantation, Orange Park, Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, Riverside, San Marco, San Pablo, Switzerland, Southside, St. Augustine, Saint Johns, and Vilano Beach.

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