Texas Certified Property Management
We deliver a level of property management that very few can match.
Our goal at Liberty Management, Inc. CRMC® is to provide our clients and investors with a management solution that helps their properties operate smoothly, increase in desirability and enhance investment value and to develop and maintain the financial success of your property, while freeing you from the day-to-day stresses of property management.
That's why property owners and investors throughout the country depend on us to help achieve their goals of property performance and profitability. You will find that we are a customer focused and technologically advanced property management firm, and that our services are consistently updated to meet the changing demands within the marketplace. With a strong property management company, you can enjoy the benefits of being a property owner without the headaches.
We provide your home with more exposure, more hot leads, and ultimately get your home rented faster. Using our property management services to give your home the ultimate market exposure just makes sense. You will start collecting your rent sooner. On average, we rent properties 14 to 30 days faster than most property management companies.
We maximize your exposure by utilizing the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio areas. By utilizing this service, all prospective tenants of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio outlying communities can view your property. Also, The Military Housing Referral Office taps into the military population providing greater opportunities to rent your property.
We further spotlight your property by using curb signs, online videos, and the wider internet to get your property rented quickly.
By posting to a wide variety of online classified sites, we have many respected, nationally recognized names such as Google Base, Military.com, Hot Pads, mySA.com, Oodle, Rentals.com, Trulia, Yahoo Real Estate, Zillow and many more working directly for you!
We Invest in Industry Leading Technologies
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-art data center which is automatically and routinely backed up.
- Save time and paper by accessing monthly owner statements online.
Your statements are organized in a concise and easy to read format that details the performance of your property for the previous month. These monthly statements are available for download through 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.
- Pay you even faster every month.
Deposits can go directly into your bank account using ACH (electronic payments).
- 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 Web site, 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 avoid paper applications, saving lots of time and ultimately filling vacancies more quickly.
- Residents can avoid sending rent checks by paying their rent online.
We avoid the time and expense of managing rent checks each month and this is a great value-add service for residents.
Benefits of our Video Tours
Did you know that only 15% of property management professionals are using video tours to market their rental homes? Websites with video tours have triple the conversion rates...this means more qualified renters and less wasted time. Did you know that over 90% of renters today begin their home search by using the internet? And that video is a 72% more effective means of creating interest than printed information?
People would rather watch a video which offers both audio and visual stimulation, than slogging through pages and pages of text and a static collection of photos. And besides that, video can hold a viewer's attention up to 18 times longer than still photos alone. It is clear that video has far more appeal.
Our video tour provides a life-like walk-through experience of your home, which allows renters to get a real sense of your property. The convenience of accessing the video tour is like having an open house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Realtor.com reports that real estate listings with videos receive 400% more inquiries than those without videos. In other words, real estate ads with videos generate quadruple the leads of those without videos. Our videos are viewable on all mobile devices and smartphones, and Google mobile searches increased 200% last year.
Videos also provide a broader reach. Someone who is relocating to San Antonio from literally anywhere in the entire world can view your property by video and share the video tour with their friends and family around the world. All this means, with our video tours we can rent your property faster.
Because we Pay for Evictions - We have a Financial Incentive to find you the Best Quality Tenants.
We use ACUTRAQ tenants screening service to help provide you with the best possible tenants.
- ACUTRAQ runs tenant's Credit Report:
A tenant background screening credit report, furnished by Trans Union, offers a look at a prospective tenant's credit history. It comes with a FICO score, credit summary, financial summary, public records, credit history, prior inquiries and remarks. If they are not paying their utilities, and other important debts, they probably will not pay rent. This is a crucial component of the tenant background screening process.
- ACUTRAQ provides Nationwide Criminal Search:
Multi-jurisdictional criminal databases are a must in the tenant screening process. A national background check is an investigation into a person's identity and past. Unlike local background checks, the national background check focuses on investigating details of a person's life throughout most of the entire country.
Expanding the scope of a background screening search to include national criminal databases (often called multi-state or multi-jurisdictional criminal databases) benefits the landlord with one more layer of due diligence in the screening process. An applicant could vacation or visit another state other than the ones they live in and commit a crime.
The National Criminal Background search is an inexpensive way to reveal those criminals who are trying to hide their crimes in other states. National Criminal Background searches include criminal history data records from over 1,000 counties and department of corrections nationwide plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. We search over 375 million records, and have the largest criminal database available.
- ACUTRAQ 50 State Sex Offender Registry:
ACUTRAQ's National Sex Offender Background Search instantly checks for sex offender registration in all 50 states* plus the District of Columbia, Guam & Puerto Rico. The National Sex Offender Background Search also includes offender photos for all sources. It is critical for organizations with employees or volunteers that come into contact with children, the elderly or any vulnerable group to limit contact with convicted sex offenders.
A differentiator of ACUTRAQ's National Sex Offender Background Search is that prior registrations are not purged from our database (except when required by law or court order). When a registered sex offender moves to another state, the original state usually removes the individual from its registry. While laws require the offender to register in his or her new state of residence, this does not always happen. Therefore, a search of the previous and current state registries may not return any matches for the applicant. Since National Sex Offender Background Search includes historical registrations, a match may still be found!
- Scope of Search
National Sex Offender Background Search includes current and historical sex offender registration records from 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam & Puerto Rico. New and updated records from each registry are added to the database on a monthly basis. Please note that the types of crimes that require registration vary by state. Therefore, not all individuals convicted of a sex crime in one state may be included in another state's registry.
- Turn-around Time and Legal Compliance
Instant turnaround. In the event that a sex offender record is found, the report typically includes information about the crime that resulted in the sex offender registration, type of registration, length of registration and the agency that recorded the registration information. When available, a photo of the offender is also included.
*The Nevada Department of Public Safety is prohibiting the use of their public sex offender registry information for commercial purposes and any distribution for business purposes will be prosecuted under the law. We are extremely disappointed that the Nevada Department of Public Safety is, in our opinion, taking a stance that may actually harm both the public and employers. Based on the Nevada Department of Public Safety's policy, ACUTRAQ is no longer able to provide records from the Nevada Sex Offender Registry as part of our Sex Offender Search and National Criminal Search database searches. Please also be advised that Nevada Revised Statutes 179B.270 also restricts the use of sex offender registration information obtained from the registry and imposes a penalty of $25,000 for violations. We encourage you to seek the advice of your legal counsel before searching the registry directly and/or using registry information in conjunction with any adverse decision. If you so choose, the registry may be accessed directly at http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov/Search.aspx
- ACUTRAQ checks with Current and Prior Landlord Verification
ACUTRAQ'S tenant background screening specialist will contact the applicant's current and/or previous landlord to verify rental history, payment history, resident status, etc.
- ACUTRAQ does a verification of the applicant's employment and income.
ACUTRAQ'S employment verification specialist will contact the employer to verify information reported by the employee on a job application or resume. The report will contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.
- ACUTRAQ screens all applicants through Eviction Reports.
We want to ensure that our property owners get the caliber of renters they deserve and we believe that the screening process is one of the most important parts of the tenancy.
Comparative Rental Analysis
Price your property correctly with a rental analysis (CRA); a rental analysis compares your property against similar rental properties in the area to find the best market value. We will advise you on any practical changes and improvements that will help you attain your maximum rental value and attract a quality tenant.
Liberty Management completes a comprehensive move-in property survey with digital pictures before the lease is signed. Following new tenant occupation, we follow up with a 6 month property survey to see how the property is being maintained. Also property surveys are implemented preceding contract renewal to protect property value. When the tenant vacates the property, a thorough move-out survey is completed to compare with previous surveys.
Maintenance and Repair Services
We do not charge a service fee!
We use all independent contractors for painting, cleaning, replacements and repairs. There are no markups on repairs or supplies. Our price is your price and we pass all discounts on to you, the owner.
Liberty Management knows what every repair should cost and the acceptable time for completion. We scrutinize and review every bill.
Liberty Management provides a 24 hour emergency service to protect your property. We handle the emergencies so you don't have to.
- Initial Setup Fee - $0
- Repair Service Fee - $0
- Competitive Management fees
- Multiple Property Discounts
- A leasing fee is charged when we place a tenant
- Management fees are tax-deductible!
Lowest Vacancy Rate
Vacancies are costly, so we make every effort to minimize vacant time.
We monitor lease expiration dates and will not lease month-to-month without increasing the rent. This gives us the opportunity to renegotiate rent during lease renewal. Liberty Management feels that if your property isn't making money for you then it should not make money for us. There is no management fee any time your property is vacant.
- Accurate and complete records are kept for each property.
- Industry Standard Record keeping is used.
- Every month you get an itemized statement and copies of all receipts and invoices
- Yearly, we send a complete year-end statement and Form 1099 to simplify your tax preparation and comply with all IRS regulations.
Rent Collection and Disbursements
- Rent is due on the 1st and is considered late if received after the 3rd.
- Eviction notices are delivered immediately, if rent becomes delinquent. (We have a very effective rent collection policy.) Should the tenant fail to make immediate arrangements for rent payment, eviction proceedings are initiated. We follow through and report the incident to the National Credit Bureau.
- We process rent proceeds promptly. Rent proceeds and monthly statements are usually completed and triple-checked by the 10th.
- Take advantage of Direct Credit to process your proceeds faster.
Investment and Selling Assistant
Liberty Management stays current on residential market conditions to provide you the best return on your investment. We are familiar with many established and potential property owners who are seeking to invest in residential real estate. Selling to your current tenant reduces costs and increases your net profit.
Property Visit Reports
We visit your home to provide you with a report of its condition
Our owners love that we we perform periodic internal Property Visits reports, as authorized by the tenant's lease agreement. The Property Visits leave no doubt in anyone's mind as to the condition of the property. When inconsistencies are noted, tenants are notified to take necessary corrective action. Written reports with pictures are made available for you to view. When the tenant vacates the property, a thorough move-out visit with pictures and video is completed. A link to the move-out video is sent to the owner of the property.