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Referring Owners

Why refer to CPM?

We are the rental experts. It is all we do. Use us as a resource for your rental questions. Use us to complement your real estate sales expertise to provide a seamless quality service for your client. 

Refer your client to Columbia Property Management for questions about being a landlord, concerns about prospective rental properties, or a general sense of the local rental market.

DO Refer:

  • Single-family homes or individual condo units
  • Investors with portfolios
  • Buildings with up to four-units
  • Rentals with a voucher tenant (HCVP)
  • Contact CPM at hello@columbiapm.com or 888-857-6594, ext 2 for new referrals
  • Get CPM involved as soon as you know client needs management

DO NOT Refer:

  • Condo associations or HOAs
  • Buildings with more than 4 rental units
  • Rentals outside the Beltway except for Rockville area
  • Rentals under $1500

Hand-Off Scenarios:


Scenario 1

(Standard Rental Listing)

Agent Lists the Property
Conducts Showings
Screens Candidates
Writes the Lease

Lsg Fee to CPM

Tenant Orientation
Move-In Coordination


Scenario 2

(Limited Rental listing)

Agent Lists Rental
Conducts Showings Only

Lsg Fee to CPM

Tenant Screening
Tenant Selection
Lease Writing

Tenant Orientation
Move-In Coordination


Scenario 3

(No Rental Listing)

Agent Chooses not to list the rental unit.

Lsg Fee to CPM

Markets Rental and Conducts Showings

Tenant Screening
Tenant Selection
Lease Writing

Tenant Orientation
Move-In Coordination

CPM will always help you find a quality partner if we cannot assist.

How to Refer a Client:

*Contact CPM directly to expedite this process

Agent suspects client will need management

Recommend CPM to your client

Contact hello@columbiapm.com and make an e-introduction to client

CPM follows up directly with client

CPM joins discovery call with client to learn more, refer out or go to next step

CPM and client complete contract for management

CPM begins acting on owner’s behalf

CPM always refers client back to the referring agent for sales

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What People Are Saying About Us

Apr 23, 2021
Columbia Property Management Michele
CPM are excellent property managers. They react quickly to any issues and work with me to schedule work. That said, the property is well maintained by CPM so there have been very few issues
Mar 28, 2021
Columbia Property Management Stephanie
The company is initially very responsive but it often takes a VERY long period of time to actually get a workman in to fix things. It seems this is because you require multiple estimates before you actually allow the work to be done. Perhaps negotiating contracts with certain vendors for fair prices you could call without hesitation would move things along more quickly
Nov 12, 2020
Google Columbia Property Management Eduin
Their have been so professional and helpful in all ways its a good experience I can recommend 100 % to anybody.
Sep 8, 2020
Columbia Property Management Hafez
Thanks for working with Me during this Covid quarantine epidemic. As you know I’m a union stagehand and on unemployment until our industry is able to get back to theatre and events. I paid up until this month and praying this stimulus package is signed so I can catch up again.
Sep 3, 2020
Columbia Property Management Naresh
I am happy with the services.
Sep 3, 2020
Columbia Property Management Ken
CPM makes renting a seamless process and excellent portals for paying rent and tracking any maintenance concerns.
Aug 28, 2020
Columbia Property Management John
Thank you for a great rental experience. Everything from billing to maintenance to check-in and check-out went well and positively and made for an easy time residing in DC
Aug 23, 2020
Columbia Property Management Emmmanuel
Worked with Scott's team at two different locations. They have always been reactive, responsive, and solving problems (one of which was a recurrent flooding issue during heavy rains, which no longer happened after action was taken). And they're nice people too.
Aug 7, 2020
Google Columbia Property Management Cornelia
Profesional, responsive, good value! I rented an apartment with CPM for eleven months in Washington DC. Perfect location, in Foggy Bottom, near Potomac River Walking Path and a few bloks away from the White House. I moved to DC from Europe and I was extremely excited to be able to move in the apartment just two or three days after applying - so quick!. Everything was excellent during the entire stay in the apartment. Scott Blum and his team were very responsive. I was extremely happy that I was able to extend the rent for another month, as I was not able to move out at the date scheduled originally -- given that my return flight to Europe was cancelled at short notice due to Covid-19. This meant a lot to me. Overall, five stars, I recommend this company!
Jul 27, 2020
Columbia Property Management Paulina
My stay at a CPM managed house was really smooth: paying rent is easy, maintenance fixes are quick, and the property was in good shape. My rockier experiences with CPM were in the process of applying to the house and then in getting someone approved to replace me. My application process took about 2 weeks, and my replacement's was even longer. I understand the vetting process for tenants is important, but I really think a review of the process could be helpful. It feels unnecessarily long and burdensome. Showing potential and outgoing tenants more empathy and understanding on how stressful moves are and how much planning they entail--both in your communications and by having a quicker turnaround--could go a long way.

Washington DC Property Management Experts

Our local experience is your advantage in all aspects of the Washington DC residential rental real estate market.

Our in-depth knowledge of the details of the Washington DC market and submarkets, from tenant pool to price points and quality vendors ensures that you get the highest quality management for your rental investment.


If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Columbia Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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Columbia Property Management

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 92488, Washington, DC 20090

Main Office:
1140 3rd Street NE, Floor 2,  Washington, DC 20002
T: (888) 857-6594 | F: (202) 600-8165