A Higher Standard in Jacksonville Property Management

A Higher Standard in Jacksonville Property Management

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Welcome to First Place Management, Inc., Northeast Florida's premier residential property management firm. Our commitment is to care for your property as if it were our own and ensure that you can be confident that it is well maintained and your asset is protected. With 50 years of professional business experience, this contributes to making us an industry leader. Due to the evolutionary nature of the industry today, our commitment to ongoing industry education and certification further ensures the protection of your asset to the benefit of both owner and resident.

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February 2016: Plan Spring/Summer Maintenance

There are valid reasons to plan for spring/summer maintenance for your property. Preventative maintenance can avoid incurring more expense....Read More

Resident Newsletter

Winter 2016: Are You Thinking of Going Green?

Green can mean many things but "going green" has become a common term in today's world for helping to save our planet and reduce global warming. ..Read More

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Air conditioning is nothing to be taken lightly!

jeannie fredrick - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Whether you’ve just acquired a new air conditioning unit or if you’ve had the same one for a while, proper maintenance is the key to longevity and comfort. Here’s four points to know:
  1. Filter replacement or cleaning – This is so easy to overlook, but by replacing or cleaning your filter, you can ensure that your unit is running efficiently. When your unit is running more, tend to the filters twice a month. During slower times, once a month is adequate. Mark on your calendar to remember this task.
  2. Outdoor coils - This is one of the biggest items to keep your unit running at peak performance is to make sure the air is freely flowing over the outdoor unit’s coil. Make sure the unit is free from debris, foliage, or anything that might restrict air flow. 
  3. Clean air ducts – In addition to allowing air to flow more freely throughout your home, the benefits of clean air ducts include: 
  • Less dust and bacteria in the air
  • Lower energy bills
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Less pet dander
  • Fresher smell throughout your home

     4. Routine maintenance – At least once a year, your unit should be serviced by a trained HVAC technician. In some           instances, doing the work yourself could void your warranty. Contact your HVAC provider for specials on regular maintenance. There are also opportunities for extended warranties by going through your HVAC service provider.


5 Ways a Property Management Company Will Make Your Life Easier

jeannie fredrick - Thursday, October 22, 2015

5 Ways a Property Management Company Will Make Your Life Easier

 

There's more to renting your property than determining the rental price, finding a suitable tenant and making repairs when necessary. Of course, those are a few of the facets that accompany renting a property, but are you familiar with the most current landlord/tenant laws? How about the legal screening of a potential tenant? Do you perform an annual property inspection?

Respected and knowledgeable professionals in the property management industry do all the above and more:

  1. Tour property prior to renting – Property managers will inspect your property and point out any potential hazards or repairs that my need to be completed prior to placing it on the market. Often, owners may unintentionally overlook a repair and not realize the importance of getting it fixed prior to a tenant taking possession of the home.
  2. Marketing of your property – There’s more to placing a sign in the yard or throwing a few ads online. First, your homeowner’s association may not approve of signs in the yard. Professionals know the HOA rules and the appropriate sites to attract the best renters for your property.
  3. Screening the potential tenant, collecting the deposit and presenting an attorney-drawn lease – Running a background check is just the start of screening a party prior to turning over the keys. Will they be able to make the monthly payment? Do they have a sufficient deposit! What about pets? How many people will be living in the home? Also, do you have a legal and binding contract?
  4. Handling repairs – Do you really want to answer the phone at 2 a.m. to find out that your renter has no air conditioning or heat? Are you well versed in the best vendors for every conceivable repair? Not only do they eliminate those middle-of-the-night calls, but property managers have a vetted list of the best vendors, whom the property manager has built a relationship with. These vendors can often get to the property much faster than if you were to call out of the blue.
  5. Annual property inspection – By thoroughly inspecting the property, professionals can ascertain whether there may be upcoming problems. For instance, there may be safety issues that you wouldn’t see just driving by. A leaky refrigerator may be a sign of bigger problems. Air conditions filters that haven’t been changed can be putting unnecessary stress on the HVAC system.

At FPM Properties, not only do we do all this, but we do much, much more. To see a list of our services to compare us with other property managers, click here.

We encourage you to give us a call at (904) 246-1200 and we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have about hiring a property manager. 

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10365 Hood Rd. South, Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Toll Free: (800) 626-2383
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Disclosure: First Place Management Properties, LLC., dba. FPM Properties is "not" a real estate brokerage and does not lease or sell properties.
All sales and leasing activities are conducted through First Place Management, Inc. a licensed Florida Real Estate Brokerage.