View your Rental property before you sign the lease

It is always very important to view any property before you sign a lease.  All County First Choice will not sign a lease until the property is viewed. Make sure to take pictures. Anything that needs improvement or repair make a note .Be sure to bring that up prior to the lease signing. Make sure it is noted on the lease of things to be taken care before or after you move in. Rent or security can sometimes be adjusted for things that will not be improved. So always view and ask for improvements before you sign.

Find out if you are Eligible for Renting a home from All County First Choice

All County First Choice Property Management in Pinellas Park Florida, has an Eligible check lists before you submit an application. Most management companies follow the same list.

All County First Choice Property Management can help you if you if you do not think you will be Eligible, please call us first.                                                                                                                         Eligible to apply – Sep 1 2020 – 1-05 PM

How All County Can Help Through Florida’s Rental Market Changes

Why is the housing market always changing?

Our housing market is constantly changing based on a number of varying factors.  Some of these factors include affordable housing shortfalls, increasing amount of investors, rising unemployment rates, growing cost of living, higher amounts of renters, and more.   Renters are finding that rent prices were slightly dropping not only in Florida, but across the country.  This, we can in part attribute to the pandemic.  However, now these rates continue to rise as we acclimate to the current conditions.   COVID has affected the market pretty sharply over the last few months which has caused a lot of growth in the amount of high cost rentals vs. low cost rentals.

We can see in the Zumper graph above that rental prices seemed to be almost static in 2018-2019.

In 2020 we see that the numbers are starting to jump higher.  Source: Zillow


So how does All County help renters and homeowners simultaneously? 

Our fiduciary duty is to the homeowners who utilize All County First Choice and All County Associates services.  This means All County First Choice ensures that things like tenant acquisition, accounting, and maintenance are taken care of on a daily basis.  All County First Choice and All County Associates also strive to provide the best service for our renters and potential renters.  The All County First Choice team answers all inquiries promptly while assisting in your rental search.  Maintenance and repairs are handled quickly to ensure happy tenants.

All County First Choice are experts in property management which means that we have the most current knowledge/data about market value.  All County First Choice and All County Associates team knows all of the ins and outs of obtaining and retaining good tenants.  Properties that All County First Choice manages are monitored closely so that minimal costs are incurred with the upkeep.  Most importantly All County First Choice and All County Associates care deeply about the people we work with and for!  What sets All County First Choice  apart from most other property management offices is that we do not deal with buying and selling real estate.  We focus solely on property management services so we can pay close attention to detail.  We have a passion for this industry and feel that we have a great reputation in our community so we encourage you to read our reviews and ask around about us if you are still unsure!

Questions or concerns about your property?  Have you been considering making some passive income through renting out your home?  Or are you simply curious about any of our processes?  Just give us a call.  We are more than happy to help in any way we can, and wish you luck whether you are trying to find a rental home or start utilizing property management services.

How to Maximize Space for Your Rental

Do you feel like your home is cluttered? Have you recently downsized and need help with organization? Are you looking to make the most out of the space you have? Follow these tips and tricks to maximize the storage and space you have available and enjoy your stress and clutter free home!
Let it go! Go through your belongings and let go of the things you don’t need. Donate books you don’t read to your local library. Get rid of clothes that you know you haven’t worn for a long time. Figure out how many dishes, pots, pans, and food containers you actually use and discard the ones you don’t.

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What a tenant should know before they sign the lease.

Since I have owned my property management company I have found the largest issue that tenants face when entering into a lease with a company or an individual is they don’t do their homework before they sign the lease. Most leases have an “as is” clause that say, “Resident accepts the Premises in the current “AS IS’ and in good condition.
What exactly does this mean? It means that when you sign the lease you are agreeing to take the property the way you have seen it. In other words, you have inspected the property and are agreeing that everything is fine. You are agreeing that the paint is fine, the carpet is fine, the flooring is fine, the fixtures are fine, and most of all you are happy with the cleanliness of the property. Once you sign the lease you can no longer call the property management or owner and complain because you don’t like the paint or blinds, etc. You have agreed that you are 100% happy with the condition both inside and out. Is this a trick put in to keep the owner from fixing things? NO. It is a red flag to the tenant to make sure they have gone through the property and everything is fixed before the lease is signed and you move in.

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