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Marketing & Leasing Rental Homes in Washington, D.C.

Marketing rental property requires skill, strategy, and the resources that make it a success. Our thorough understanding of the local rental market in Washington, D.C. and its unique neighborhoods allow us to limit your vacancy time, set accurate rental values, and select high-quality tenants. At Columbia Property Management, we’re willing to invest our own time and money into ensuring the leasing process works for you, your property, and the tenants we eventually place. Everything is compliant with state and local laws, and there’s no extra cost to you.

Our leasing and marketing program offers a lot of value and very little risk.

Washington D.C. Leasing that Leads to Better Rental Business

Rental Property Marketing and Leasing Experts

There’s a real danger in marketing and leasing your rental home without understanding the competing properties, the tenant trends, and the local laws and regulations that govern the process. 

Do you know that six different addenda are required by law in every lease agreement you sign with every tenant? 

Without a strong and legally compliant lease agreement, you can’t be guaranteed a successful tenancy. 

Protect yourself and your investment property. Work with experts, like our team at Columbia Property Management. When it comes to marketing your property, we’re aggressive. When it comes to choosing a tenant, we’re rigorous. When it comes to executing the lease agreement, we’re careful.

You can expect:

  • Professional marketing photos.
  • Syndicated listings.
  • Self-showing technology.
  • Online applications.
  • Consistent tenant screening to include background and credit checks, income verification, and a review of rental history.
  • Collection of all move-in funds.
  • Move-in inspections and condition reports.
  • Legally compliant and enforceable lease agreements including the required language and addenda.

Our expertise will ensure you don’t lose money on long vacancies and bad tenants. We’ll keep you compliant while protecting your investment.


Access Our Lease-Only Services

For a lot of rental property owners, leasing is the main concern when they’re renting out a home. Does this sound like you?

If so, you understand how critical it is to place a good tenant, to earn the highest possible market rents, and to negotiate and execute a lease agreement that protects you and your rental property. 

At Columbia Property Management, we can get you through the leasing process and then hand the home back over to you for ongoing management and maintenance. 

Our lease-only services are ideal for owners who have only one or two properties to rent out or a lot of experience with managing homes. Maybe you’ve already got a great network of preferred vendors, and you know repairs and preventative maintenance won’t be a problem. 

But you know that leasing requires professionals who are experts in identifying the right tenant and setting the right rental value. 

Our tenant placement services include:

  • Rent assessment
  • Marketing your rental property
  • Identifying tenants
  • Screening tenants
  • Creating a lease agreement
  • Conducting a new resident orientation

Washington, DC owners trust Columbia Property Management with the leasing of their most valuable  investments.

Financial Resources in Finding a Tenant

Is it really that hard to find a tenant?

Technically, no. It’s actually pretty easy to find just anyone who wants to rent your home. 

The skill is in finding the right tenant – the resident who is qualified to rent your property, pay rent on time, and take care of your investment. 

Marketing your Washington DC rental property to find good tenants costs money. This isn’t extra money that we charge our owners. It’s money we invest as your property managers to ensure we’re putting the best possible renter in your home. 

Our own resources are used to cover:

  • Marketing and advertising.
  • Installing and monitoring self-showing lockboxes.
  • Listing your home on various rental sites and networking with our list of preferred agents to attract a large pool of prospective tenants.
  • Screening software required to evaluate applications. 
  • Staff time to meet with tenants, answer questions, and provide the move-in orientation.

We know we make it look easy. But, there’s actually a lot of time and money spent leasing and marketing your rental property to set you up for success. It won’t take you long to see why our process is so important and how it works so well.

Choosing Your Washington DC Property Manager

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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!

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Areas We Serve

Our Expertise Extends to Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Kalorama, Petworth, Mount Pleasant, Shaw, Logan Circle, U Street and Brookland

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Choose the Best Price For You

Tenant Placement Investor Tier Platinum Gold
Management Fee (No Management) 14.5% of rent per month * 9.9% of rent per month * 7.9% of rent per month *
Full Legal Compliance
Responsive & Personal Staff
Rent Assessment
Resident Orientation Property Manager meets new residents at the property for a walk-through orientation staff member meets new residents at the property for a walk-through orientation Watches orientation video
Marketing the Property
Finding Tenants
Tenant Screening
Maintenance Support line
Property Maintenance
Online Owner Portals
On-Time Rent Collection
Eviction Process Handling
Accurate Property Accounting & Reporting
Monthly Owner Statements & Electronic Deposit of Rent Funds
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
On-site inspections 4 per year 4 per year 2 per year
Investment Advisory Services

*Our minimum monthly management fee is $150 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
*The Investor Tier is designed to help our clients to pay for the leasing fee interest free over time. Should the owner terminate the contract prior to 24 months, the balance of the leasing fee shall become due at termination.

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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

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