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Property Management in Washington D.C. Ward 4

If you’re a first-time landlord in Washington D.C.’s Ward 4, an experienced real estate investor who recognizes the value of these properties, or a self-managing landlord who is struggling to keep up with the responsibilities of leasing and managing your units, we want to talk with you. Columbia Property Management specializes in Ward 4 property management, and whether you’re new to professional management or ready to change management companies, we can help you have a better rental experience. Expect high standards of leasing, management, and maintenance.

Managing investment property is what we do full-time, and that expertise leaves you the time and space you need to focus on your long-term investment goals and pursue your own passions. We help our Ward 4 Washington, DC clients develop and execute strategic investment goals.

Let Us Handle the Ward 4 Business License

Landlords in Ward 4 and throughout the District of Columbia need a business license before they can rent out a home. There’s also a requirement to register with the Rental Accommodations Division. If you haven’t been through this process before, it can seem stressful and time-consuming. That’s how we can help. The team at Columbia Property Management has efficiently and successfully handled hundreds of these applications for owners like you. Save your time – we can take care of it for you.

This is part of our full-service management plan, and we can also take care of the licensing for you as a stand-alone service. We customize our work to what you need, and this initial step is one of the most important parts of setting yourself up for success.

Ward 4 Leasing and Marketing Services Reduce Vacancy

Ward 4 is one of the most residential neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Its desirable northwest DC location includes townhouses, small apartment buildings, and single-family homes. There’s always a large pool of tenants in this part of the city, and many of our residents love being close to the Maryland border without losing access to public transportation, outstanding dining, and a quick commute to work. There’s a unique mix of suburban comfort and central-city energy in Ward 4. Our owners and our tenants value a high quality of life, interesting architecture, and all of the conveniences just a walk, bike ride, or metro stop away.

The community’s fortunate location and highly qualified tenant pool allows us to keep your vacancy rates low. We market strategically to identify and attract tenants looking for well-maintained, beautifully located homes, and we rent them quickly.

Leasing Ward 4 homes in Petworth, Colonial Village, Manor Park, and Brightwood, as well as surrounding areas like Fort Totten and Takoma Park.

Our leasing process includes all of the systems that lead to better tenants, higher rents, and lower vacancies, including:

  • Competitive and profitable rental property pricing
  • Strategic online advertising and networking
  • Rental property showings
  • Strict tenant screening in compliance with fair housing laws
  • Lease negotiations

We provide in-person orientations at your property before your residents move into the home. It’s easy to see why rental property owners in Washington DC Ward 4 trust our leasing process.

Full-Service Ward 4 Property Management Services

Within weeks, we approve a resident, collect the move-in fund, execute the lease agreement, and conduct a move-in inspection. After the qualified tenant has been placed, your professional team at Columbia Property Management will take care of every management detail, including rent collection and accounting, routine and emergency maintenance responses, and lease enforcement.

We believe in transparency, so you can count on monthly financial reports and responsive communication. We’re your tenant’s point of contact, and you won’t be bothered for any middle-of-the-night repair needs or late payment excuses.

Our efficient, frequent communication is just one way that we are the most dependable property management company in Washington, DC Ward 4.

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Work with trusted DC property management professionals who know the submarkets at a neighborhood level in the city, which is critically important to understand rental prices and rental demand. We made the DC residential rental property market our sole focus, and our experience is your advantage.

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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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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Work with Ward 4 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.

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
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