Doug Shorter Property Management has serviced the Charleston area for more than 35 years. We handle the day-to-day tasks of managing your property so you don't have to. We maximize your potential profit while reducing your headaches, making it stress-free.
Full list of services:
Rent Ready Repairs
Online rental applications
Advertising - extensive local and web presence
Internet access to your management account, documents, invoices, etc.
Move-In and Move-Out Reports
Periodic drive by inspections
Rent and Security Deposit Collection
Financial Record-Keeping and Bill Paying
Monthly Owner's Statements
24 hour emergency maintenance services
Coordinate Maintenance Orders w/ Vendors
Evictions and Collections
Serving Legal Notices and Legal Proceedings
Low property manager to client ratio…Your property manager actually knows you when you call!
Simplify your life. Let us manage your property!
All you need to know as a
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LESS STRESS, NO HEADACHE
Owning a rental home in Charleston is lucrative and can be costly at the same time. The best and easiest way to avoid additional headaches when renting your property is by teaming up with a group of knowledgeable professionals. We create checklists for everything we do with a laser-focus on delivering high-quality property and real estate management services. Our goal at Doug Shorter Property Management is to protect your investment, minimize your costs and headaches, and maximize your income — without interrupting your daily life.
DELEGATE A HEADACHE AND GET BACK TO WHATEVER YOU ENJOY DOING THE MOST.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING US?
We use professional tools for your rental home needs:
We market your home through several channels, including our website where we have more than 3k unique visitors monthly. We sync all of our listings to multiple real estate sites, including Zillow, Trulia, HotPads, Realtor.com, along with our Social Media Resources.
Your home is thoroughly inspected before, during and after each occupancy. If we're going to manage your home as if it were our own, we have to physically see it on a periodic basis. During a pre-inspection of your property, we make an inventory of possessions that could be removed or damaged by a resident. While your home is occupied we provide routine inspections on a periodic basis to ensure your investment is being properly maintained.
If and when it becomes necessary to accomplish repairs at your property, we can accomplish the repairs for you or make arrangements with the specific company you prefer. We follow up on each repair to ensure quality workmanship and determine if the resident is responsible for the repair.
We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround time in disbursing funds to you. All reports are computerized, making it simple to understand where your funds are going. In addition, you will have 24/7 access to your property's financial information through your owner portal.
In case of the unfortunate situation when eviction is the necessary way, let our team guide you through the process & help you find a new resident for your property.
LEARN MORE ABOUT
We pay a referral fee for licensed Agents for the following:
Referral of a new owner for property management & leasing services, where we secure a long term (1 year) management contract and place a qualified tenant in the property.
Referral on a tenant who (after you, as their agent have shown the property) completes an application, is qualified and approved, and signs a binding long term lease for a rental of one of our properties.
*Percentage is paid out only if the resident signs a 1-year lease agreement.
**Referral percentage is based on what is offered for the property.
Problems with selling?
Selling to investors? Have a property you know will not sell? How about a property the owner “can’t afford” to sell?
When you refer our company to your client, we offer you as the agent a referral fee, and when the client is ready to place the home on the market, the referring agent will receive a call from Doug Shorter Property Management.
We leave the selling to you. We offer a listing guarantee that in the event the Owner you refer to us later wishes to sell the property, we refer them back to you for the sales listing so your listing is protected!
ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE BY YOURSELF?
If you are like the most of the people, you want to sell your house in the least amount of time possible and for the highest price. The truth is most of the homeowners are not familiar with the current situation on the market, which is resulting in the longer time the house is on the market or lower price they can possibly get for it. The best solution, in this case, is to find a listing agent who knows all of the traps and pitfalls when it comes to real estate transaction.
WE CAN HELP YOU
Doug Shorter Property Management has been in the real estate business for more than 35 years. In 2017 we sold more than $2,6M worth of homes. We are aware of overall market conditions and have created successful strategic plans for any property. We will make sure your transaction goes through maximin smoothly and you get the price you deserve, which is the critical point for any homeowner.
We will help you to determine the price.
Pricing is tricky. We’ll make sure that the price won’t be too low and you'll lose out on a lot of money, and it won’t be too high, keeping your house on the market for too long, making potential buyers wonder what is wrong with this house.
We will check potential buyers.
We will check the credibility of your potential buyers bringing only qualified ones to visit your home. We will ensure that these people are pre-approved by a mortgage lender and your transaction will go through without any disruptions.
We will identify the key selling points.
On top of recommendations for home improvements and staging, we can help you identify what are the crucial selling points of the house that you can charge extra for, since sometimes they may not be obvious for you.
We will coordinate showings.
We will handle all of the communication with potential buyers for you. If you are still living in your house we will make sure we include you in a communication chain so you won’t be disturbed during the showings.
We will put your house on the market.
Since most of the buyers are looking for the house online, your property has to be put on MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which is automatically synchronized with all of the popular resources like Zillow and Hotpads. However, you need a realtor’s license to access MLS unique database. We will put your listing on MLS, which will guarantee your property will be seen by as many people as possible and it will be sold quickly.
A little extra.
If you are not comfortable showing your own house, we can handle an open house for you. We will collect all of the offers, present them to you and even negotiate about the price on your behalf.