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Landlords: Frequently Asked Questions

If I have my property managed by WrightDavis Property Management, can you save me money?

Yes. In most cases we have found that our fees are more than offset by our ability to obtain higher rents, less delinquency, lower vacancy rates, lower repair costs, and a faster turn-around of vacating units. In short, your cash flow will be better than if you try to manage all of the day-to-day burdens yourself. The Owner can also usually write off these management expenses and get a schedule E tax deduction for these services. Our services help to protect your investment, enhance your cash flow, and save your valuable time.

Do you charge the tenant a security deposit?

Yes. The security deposit is typically one month’s rent.

What about a pet fee?

Pets are not allowed without your permission. When pets are allowed, an additional pet fee of typically of $350 – $500 is required for each pet. Damage above and beyond the pet deposit remains the tenants’ responsibility. The pet deposit is used to offset the costs of steam cleaning that is done on your carpet after the tenants vacate.

Do you keep up with all the changing rules and regulations with new legislation?

Yes. WrightDavis Real Estate is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), The National Association of Realtors, (NAR) and Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, (GTAR). These organizations are constantly monitoring industry legislation and changes.

Will I know what is going on with my property?

Yes. We place a great emphasis on maintaining a high level of communication. We will contact you at reasonable times to discuss repairs and notify you of any tenant requests to vacate. On the monthly owners statement we will summarize all activities occurring with your rental property each month.

Do you qualify all applicants that want to rent my property?

Yes. Our application is designed to generate complete information from each prospective tenant. We process all applications and verify criminal background, rental history, employment history and income verification and credit history.

Do you advertise vacancies?

Yes. We start marketing the vacancy as soon as we receive notice from the tenant of their intention to vacate. We know where to advertise to find tenants quickly. We know the rent values and time on the market in your area. Additionally, we then advertise in the local community, through web-based resources and through a Realtor referrals network.

Do you handle problems late at night?

Yes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tenants are given our number when they move in and in the case of an emergency are directed to call us 24/7. Many times we can solve minor problem over the phone, and initiate a scheduled non-emergency repair. Other times a tenant may place a non-emergency online repair request 24/7.

When do I get my monthly statement and check after the tenant pays their rent?

Rents are due on the 1st of each month, and there is a short grace period. We will have a monthly statement and check sent to you within 5 days of receiving payment from the tenant.

Are your management fees competitive?

Yes. Our monthly property management fee is 10% of the monthly rent amount. Our tenant procurement fee is equal to 75% of one month’s rent. We charge no fee’s to set up new accounts, no lease renewals fees, no hidden fees and no junk fees. No surprises!

Does your management agreement give you exclusive right to sell my property?

No. We can sell your property if you would like us to, but it is not a requirement of our management contract.

Are you licensed?

Yes. Our Property Managers and Real Estate Agents are licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR). We are also a licensed Florida Real Estate Brokerage Company (License #Q1039676).

Can you start managing my properties today?

Yes. We can start the process immediately. Contact us today to set up a no obligation consultation to discuss your property in detail.

If you are looking for an exceptional property management company to either rent from or manage your rental property look no further. We have worked with WrightDavis and specifically Sharon H. within the maintenance department as a maintenance vendor for the past few months and she has gone above and beyond our expectations as a client. Sharon is very responsive and genuinely cares for their tenants and home owners. As a company we highly recommend them for your rental/management needs.
Evan M
01:02 02 Jan 19
As a manager for a Plumbing Co. i always expect high quality management work and certainly Wright Davis is one of the best companies to work with, Sharon delivers a high demand and very fast answering our concerns, information and approvals. Their Staff is highly Motivated making it easier and friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend Wright Davis for your future Property Management experience.
Jonathan Capestany
15:45 30 Dec 18
Initially we had an issue with making an appointment with Wright Davis and spoke with the owner who quickly contacted us and apologized. Joe made sure that we were able to look at one of the properties we were interested in and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. Issues arise which can not always be prevented and Wright Davis made sure to make us feel that they put their customers first. We will definately be recommending them and using them in the future! Thank you Joe!
Mallory Pirolozzi
17:35 12 Nov 18
Outstanding Service!! WrightDavis Property Management Company is the best property management Company I've ever dealt with! Sharon Hernandez delivers outstanding service and is always quick in responding to questions and issues. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a property management company.
Tracy Sereque
15:56 28 Nov 18
My husband and I just bought our first house with Joe, who was recommended to us by a friend, and I can't say enough good things about the experience. He walked us through the entire process, explained things thoroughly, and kept us updated at every step. We appreciated his transparency and really felt he understood what we were looking for. We still can't believe what a smooth process our first-time home buyer experience turned out to be!!
Danielle Engle
03:25 14 Jan 19
I don’t know if I have enough space here to speak on how impressed I am with Shannon Goodwin at Wright Davis. I hired her onto a very unoptimal situation with a rental i had been managing from out of state for years which immediately turned into a sitcom level of drama with the tenants. At ALL times Shannon was on top of the situation, on top of communicating to me, on top of providing me with the resources I needed to handle everything. I very much look forward to working with her for years to come, as if she can do this well under such dire circumstances I can only imagine how well things will go once we have quality tenants (ones I didn’t put in myself like a moron) in my house. Thank you!
Eric Councill
19:41 18 Jan 19
Christine and Shelly are professional, timely, and AMAZING. Moving was so much easier with their help. I highly recommend!
Lindsey Zielinski
15:21 25 Jan 19
Working with WrightDavis, specifically Danielle in maintenance, as a vendor on several properties has been a pleasure! The level of professionalism, organization, and consistency is above and beyond what you receive from other property management companies. Looking forward to continuing our great relationship!
Stephanie Fox
17:00 29 Jan 19
Phil is a great property manager. My lease is expiring with in the next few months which I had forgot all about. Phil contacted me early and I expressed my interest in renewing at the same rate. He got with the owner and negotiated an extremely minimal increase which I was very grateful for. Thanks for all the hard work you do.
Mike Hunter
18:32 30 Jan 19
Wright Davis makes managing our property a dream! Communication is always great, and I never have to stress out or worry about our property because I know it in great hands. Their tenant selection process always brings in amazing tenants who care for the property like they own it. Staff is easy to reach, responsive in their communication, and knowledgable. We recommend them to all our friends and family who own rental properties.
Meg Harrison
15:28 31 Jan 19
Good property management companies are VERY HARD TO FIND. Finding an AMAZING one, well you can imagine how much more difficult that can be. WrightDavis is a DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. Great team to work with right from the start & through continued tenancy. Great job on maintenance Danielle. Appreciate all you do!
Brandon P
17:02 28 Feb 19
Joe is a great realtor. He found me the perfect home for my family and I really appreciated his follow up approach. This was my first house and he made it very simple . Thanks again Joe!
Martha Fawcett
22:23 28 Feb 19
I applied for a rental property managed by this company. We ended up renting a different place, but the level of service, care, and responsiveness from Christine and Shellie was SUPERB!! They were extremely prompt with replies to my Zillow request, emails, and phone calls. A viewing was arranged promptly, and my application was screened and processed with a decision within 2-3 business days. After dealing with so many unresponsive or unprofessional property managers and owners during my 2 month search, I can firmly say that Wright Davis Property Management is a diamond in the rough! I highly recommend their services, and they will be my go-to the next time I am searching for property in Tampa.
chevonne brown
14:06 06 Mar 19
I worked with Shelly to become a first time home owner and she absolutely nailed it! I got the deal that I wanted and dealt with a friendly attitude while doing so. I am grateful for the opportunity for my new home and cannot wait to see what the future holds with this group! Would give Shelly 6/5 stars
chris Hancock
17:50 13 Mar 19
We are an elevator service and maintenance company and they are a client of ours and I must say they are an absolute pleasure to work with! The management team at Wright Davis is just amazing, and prompt to communicate with. I highly recommend them for your every Property Management needs! 🙂
Sunrise Elevator Co.
14:31 14 Mar 19