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Property Management Education

Visit our property management blog when you’re looking for landlord advice and investment help. We talk about the daily details of property management; from tenant screening to preventative maintenance. We also share some insight about how to successfully invest in the Washington, DC market.

6 Tips for First-Time DC Landlords

Becoming a landlord can happen by choice (as an investor) or by chance (not intentionally), but either way it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you handle the responsibility of being a first-time landlord...

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The Top 3 Mistakes DC Landlords Make

Thinking about becoming a landlord? Don’t make these mistakes! If you’re thinking about renting out a property you own, you might want to think twice. Managing a rental property isn’t as easy as you may think. And tenant laws in DC make being a landlord a complicated...

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Do Not Lock Out Your Tenant in DC

High-Profile Eviction is a Good Reminder: Do Not Lock Out Your Tenant in DC A DC couple is in hot water this week because of a high-profile eviction. CNN is reporting today that the landlord who rented a room in their Capitol Hill House to the EPA head, Scott Pruitt,...

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Are you exempt from Rent Control?

Did you know that all rental units in the District of Columbia are automatically subject to rent control unless they registered as exempt? Under the Rental Housing Act of 1985 and subsequent amendments housing providers (landlords) are responsible to register their...

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Pros and Cons of Creating a Trust as a Rental Property Owner

Whether you are already a rental property owner or you are deciding it’s time to jump in, there are a few ways you can purchase and own the property: in your own name as a personal asset, under an LLC, or in a trust. There are various reasons a rental owner would...

Pros and Cons of Creating an LLC as a Rental Property Owner

Pros and Cons of Creating an LLC as a Rental Property Owner Whether you’re a current owner of a rental property or considering purchasing one, you may want to own the property in an LLC. It’s not always a cut and dry decision, though. We’ve compiled a list of pros and...

5 Tips for Choosing Your Next Real Estate Investment

5 Tips for Choosing Your Next Real Estate Investment Real estate may seem like a sure-fire investment opportunity, but it isn’t always a win. You are investing in a mini business, so you will have to know your projected income and expenses and make sure the results...

Scott was incredibly helpful. He worked with us through all our questions about property management, rental rates, contracts, and tenants. We would recommend him without reservation if you're looking for someone to find renters or to manage your property. And we checked around and his rates are very good compared to the competition. Don't hesitate!

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What People Are Saying About Us

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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.
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Jul 27, 2020
Columbia Property Management Kelli
My overall experience with CPM is very satisfactory. The administrative and office management staff, especially Mila and Dominique, have been incredibly kind, helpful, patient, and flexible with myself and the other tenants. Moving/finding roommates is usually a stressful situation, but their support has oftentimes made all the difference. If something in the house requires maintenance, the Property Meld portal is very easy to use and CPM often contacts a vendor to fix it within a week. While communication with the admin and office management staff is excellent, communication with upper level management can be improved. It is understandable that upper level property managers, particularly Scott, are very busy, though it's been very hard to reach him regarding the actual signing of the lease renewal and communication regarding this has been poor, which adds stress to our experience as tenants. Over-communication about something as important as the signing the actual lease is critical, and even an email letting us know that there will be a delay would be appreciated.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2020
Columbia Property Management Sean
Scott was extremely helpful and flexible working with us during COVID-19. He made the move in process safe and we felt like he really cared about our new home. Since then (about 1.5 months) the whole team has been very responsive and helpful. We love our new apartment and find the online portal to be super convenient. We would definitely rent from Columbia Property Management in the future and recommend to friends.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2020
Columbia Property Management Rose
My family and I enjoy living in this apartment building. The management department is great and super helpful.
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Jul 26, 2020
Columbia Property Management Lara
We love working with you!
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4.0/5
Jul 21, 2020
Columbia Property Management Michele
Very helpful management company. Prompt attention and always followed up personally by Scott if there are any questions
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Jul 21, 2020
Google Columbia Property Management Jaehyang
Scott and his team have done an excellent job managing my house. During the recent COVID related times, they also shared comprehensive information regarding rentals and contracts. The team has my confidence that they are on top of the situation.
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Google Columbia Property Management Andrew
I really cannot say enough good things about them. They are on the ball and very professional. I don’t feel nickel and dime’d as I have with some others and the staff is friendly and super responsive. To a point where I tell them to take their time answering a question or something like that! They’ve impressed me and I don’t get impressed easily. And as I understand it my tenants are happy too, so I can’t complain with that!
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5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
Columbia Property Management Tara
This company has exemplary customer service and they go above and beyond
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Jul 17, 2020
Columbia Property Management Lily
Scott was nothing but helpful from the moment we found our apartment on the Internet! The process was smooth, easy, and exciting. He was thorough and calm as he walked us through our new lease. We couldn’t be happier ! It was a great experience

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.

QUESTIONS ABOUT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?

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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Main Office:
1140 3rd Street NE, Floor 2,  Washington, DC 20002
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