Experts in Local Property Management
We work with first-time landlords, self-managing landlords, and experienced owners in Washington, DC who are ready to change property management companies. At Columbia Property Management, we are your partners – here to take care of your DC investment property while you live your life.
Our property management services are based on the idea that you should focus on building long-term wealth real estate investments while we manage the rental relationship. We help our Washington, DC clients develop and execute strategic investment goals.
Rental Business License Services
Landlords in the District of Columbia are required to have a business license and to register with the Rental Accommodations Division. We have done hundreds of these for our clients and can efficiently handle this process for you so you don’t have to learn the procedures and manage the paperwork. This service can be bundled with full service property management packages, or we can do it for you separately. It’s just part of the reason we’re the most comprehensive property management company in Washington, DC.
Marketing and Leasing Services
Marketing rental property requires skill, strategy, and a thorough understanding of the local and even neighborhood markets. At Columbia Property Management, we’ll be strategic with pricing, advertise and show your rental, conduct stringent screening, manage the application process, and negotiate the best lease terms for you possible. Our service includes an in-person orientation at the property for all new tenants.
It’s another reason we’re the property management company that Washington, DC owners trust with their investments.
Ongoing Management Services
Once a tenant is placed, we’ll handle everything from rental property maintenance to property management accounting. Our team will be the point of contact if there’s an emergency repair issue, a tenant dispute, or a situation in the neighborhood. You can count on us to communicate with you and the tenants, provide detailed and transparent accounting, and save you money on any necessary repairs.
Our efficient, frequent communication is just one way that we are the most dependable property management company in Washington, DC.
Get a Free Property Manager Selection Tool
There are questions to ask anyone who proposes to manage your DC property for you. There are also questions to ask yourself. What you want is a professional who fills vacancies quickly with good renters, who provides accurate and timely rent payouts, and who maintains your property with prompt and cost-effective repairs, as needed. A good communicator is also key.
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!
Areas We Serve
Our Expertise Extends to Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Kalorama, Petworth, Mount Pleasant, Shaw, Logan Circle, U Street and Brookland
Choose the Best Price For You
|Tenant Placement||Gold||Platinum||Investor Tier|
|Management Fee||First month's rent (One time)||7.9% of rent per month *||9.9% of rent per month *||11.9% of rent per month *|
|Responsive and Personal Staff|
|Marketing the Property|
|Full Legal Compliance|
|Maintenance Support line|
|Online Owner Portals|
|On-Time Rent Collection|
|Eviction Process Handling|
|Accurate Property Accounting and Reporting|
|Monthly Owner Statements ad Electronic Deposit of Rent Funds|
|Resident Orientation||Watches orientation video||Staff member meets new residents at the property for a walk-through orientation||Property Manager meets new residents at the property for a walk-through orientation|
|On-site inspections||2 per year||4 per year||4 per year|
|Recurring bills payment||$15 per utility per month|
|Home Warranty Management||$100 per incident|
|Process a rental license renewal||$50|
|Property Tax payments||$25|
|Mail pick-up from property||$15|
|Equipment Rental||$25 per device per day|
|Investment Advisory Services|
*Our minimum monthly management fee is $175 per month
*Additional charges apply for subsidized housing programs
*Discounts may apply for portfolios and total monthly fees in excess of $1000. Contact our property manager
What People Are Saying About Us
Scott and his responsive team (thinking of you, Shenetta!) are on the ready, taking care of our needs and the needs of our renters. Patiently walking me through the ins-and-outs of the DC property management requirements or making themselves available for an appraisal appointment. They do the needful.
As soon as an issue, large or small, or special need comes up (they inevitably do come up), they handle it quickly and without “noise”. If I find out about an issue, it comes up in passing, months later because they have handled it quickly and responsively. How do you replace a 12 year old water heater in D.C. from New Delhi, India? I don’t know and I don’t have to know because CPM handled the entire process before it became an issue. They provide peace of mind while we are half a world away.
Payment and other services are all available on their super easy to use client portal. All paperwork is automated, transparent and secure. It’s amazing when you’re several time zones away. They communicate well, when needed, and are always a quick email away.
If you’re a foreign service family, deployed military or contractor working overseas, Columbia Property Management should be your go-to property management company. I don’t know what I would do without the support I get from the great folks at Columbia Property Management.
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.