Investing in Leading Technology
We have invested in a web-based property management and accounting software from AppFolio so our experienced team can manage your properties with the highest level of service. Our software not only provides great benefits to our office but we are also able to share many of these benefits with you:
- Respond more quickly and offer excellent service to both owners and residents. At any time and from anywhere, we are able to securely access data about all properties. Sensitive records are safely stored in a state-of-the-art data center which is automatically and routinely backed up.
- Save time and paper by using email to send monthly owner statements. The statements are organized in a concise and easy to read format that details the performance of your property for the previous month. We can also post these monthly statements on a secure Owners Portal.
- Process and respond to maintenance requests more quickly. We can quickly resolve issues by accessing vendor information and using electronic work orders for more efficient communication. All records are stored for future access.
- Market your properties in more locations across the Internet, filling vacancies much faster. Our integrated system lets us professionally advertise your properties on our company website, Craigslist, and other Internet locations.
- Prospective residents can apply online with the click of a button.
- Online applications are integrated with all vacancy postings. This means we save lots of time and ultimately fill vacancies more quickly.
Service at a Glance
- We do the bookkeeping. Our computer systems keep complete, accurate records of every income and expense that affects your property.
- Convenient MOREHOUSE REALTY monthly statements simplify the job of tax preparation for you and your accountant.
- Originals of all invoices are mailed with statements and additional copies are held in our files.
- We can make the mortgage payment, HOA dues, insurance, and other service payments on your property for you.
- Thorough and comprehensive documentation is a key ingredient to good property management. It prevents confusion and gives everyone involved a clear understanding of what is expected. Written documentation is used to screen and lease, inspect and maintain the condition of your property. Pertinent financial information is also mailed to you.
- The MOREHOUSE REALTY contract defines our working relationship with property owners. It details the obligations and responsibilities of both parties.
- As a basis for general screening and the checking of rental references, every prospective tenant is required to complete a detailed Rental Application.
- Properties are carefully inspected with tenants and management at the time of rental. The appearance and physical condition, etc., are well documented and a Check-In Condition report is filed.
- In the event of non-payment or any other violation of our Lease Agreement, tenants are put on an official Notice to Vacate or asked to take immediate corrective action.
- MOREHOUSE REALTY prepares a Statement of Account to property owners every month. This record summarizes accounting transactions and accompanies payment checks.
- We provide qualified and reasonably priced personnel to properly perform maintenance tasks.
- We also closely control and supervise our maintenance work. We know what repairs should cost and how long they should take to complete.
- We protect the value of your investment by helping to maintain your property at current neighborhood standards.
- Our monthly management fee is payable when the rent payment is received. It is automatically deducted from your account at the time the rent payment is posted.
- Since one of our jobs is to keep your property occupied, there are no management fees charged as long as your property remains vacant.
Property InspectionsMOREHOUSE REALTY is obligated to help protect your property. Frequent drive-bys are made to see that the property exterior is well maintained and periodic interior inspections, as authorized by the tenant's lease agreement, are made by our management representatives. Where inconsistencies are noted, tenants are notified of necessary corrective action and the owner is advised.
- Your property is presented throughout the rental marketplace.
- As members of the local board of REALTORS and Multiple Listing Service, we share our vacancy listings with other members.
- MOREHOUSE REALTY is always aware of current market conditions and therefore we make every effort to rent your property at its highest value.
- Our computer system and digital camera files enable us to maintain an exhaustive list of all features that make your property desirable and special.
Rent CollectionRent is due on the first of each month. Late notices are sent at the appropriate intervals and removal proceedings are initiated if the tenant does not make immediate payment arrangements.
- We pride ourselves on the quality of tenants we have been able to attract. We want reliable and qualified tenants just as much as you do and MOREHOUSE REALTY tenant screening and lease procedures help to ensure this.
- A thorough credit check is made before any lease is signed. This process includes a credit history review with the credit bureau, employment verification, and a check of any eviction histories. MOREHOUSE REALTY also contacts all appropriate references, including past landlords.
- The use of proper legal forms, deposit forms and other legal documents is always an integral part of the way we work.
- We make every effort to keep vacancies to a minimum and re-lease a property as soon as possible.
- If a tenant does decide to move, the property must pass a thorough checkout inspection. The tenant will then be released from the Lease Agreement and the security deposit returned. This minimizes the preparation and turn-around time before your property is re-leased. A property condition report will not be made until the tenant has removed all furnishings and other personal belongings, and the tenant will not be permitted to re-enter the property once the property condition report is complete.
Orlando Area Information
Orlando /ɔrˈlændoʊ/ is a major city in the U.S. state of Florida. Located in Central Florida, it is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Orlando metropolitan area. The Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 26th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third largest metropolitan area in the state of Florida. According to the 2010 census, Orlando has a city-proper population of 238,300 making it the 77th largest city in the United States; this is mostly attributed to the fact that the majority of area residents live in surrounding suburbs outside of city limits. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful" and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" and its tourist attractions draw more than 57 million tourists a year, including 4.1 million international guests. Buddy Dyer is Orlando's mayor.As the most visited American city in 2009, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry: Walt Disney World Resort, located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, opened by the Walt Disney Company in 1971; the Universal Orlando Resort, opened in 1999 as a major expansion of Universal Studios Florida; SeaWorld; Gatorland; and Wet 'n Wild. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions.Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2012^ Fitzpatrick, Kelly (April 13, 2011). "Pub crawl: Gator Get Down in O-Town this Saturday". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 21, 2011. ^ Clarke, Sara K. (May 27, 2012). "Will new Vegas Gay Days give Orlando event a run for its money?". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 24, 2014. ^ Gotshall, Rich (January 4, 1998). "A Different Theme". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 24, 2014. ^ Strong, Michael (May 23, 2014). "Orlando is America's Most Dangerous Place for Pedestrians: Study". NBC News. Retrieved May 24, 2014. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. ^ a b 2010 List of Populations of Urban Areas. U.S. Census Bureau. census.gov. Accessed 2015-02-22.^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-10-24. ^ Clarke, Sara (June 13, 2013). "Orlando tourism visitor count hits record for 3rd year". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on July 18, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014. ^ Passenger Traffic for past 12 months ending May 2011. Airports.org. Retrieved August 21, 2011.^ Murray, Valaer. "List: America's Most-Visited Cities". Forbes. ^ "GaWC – The World According to GaWC 2010". Lboro.ac.uk. September 14, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. ^ "For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else; Denver Tops List of Favorite Cities | Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project". Pewresearch.org. Retrieved August 2, 2014.