Property Owners Information

Need some help in finding good quality tenants for your rental property in Jupiter, Juno Beach, Tequesta or Palm Beach Gardens? Look no further, we are the experts!

We know how frustrating it can be to manage a property even if you are local. From 1200 miles away it becomes almost impossible. Now entering our 16th year in business in Jupiter, we have the expertise you are looking for. What you get that you may *not * be expecting, is personal service. Most agencies handle rentals as a sideline, or train new agents on rentals, before they are set loose on the sales market.  With our firm you will deal with agents and brokers who are concerned with your interests, and trained in the  detailed business of leasing. We founded Rentals Plus... to be just that, Rentals Plus...honesty, integrity, competence, knowledge and experience.

Why do you need us? What do we do for you?

We are experts at pricing rental property. Owners want to get the most they can for their property. We understand that. There is also the time value of money. An overpriced property may sit on the market vacant for 2-3 months. At $800 to $2000 per month loss, how long should you wait for that extra $600 to $1200 per year? We will advise you of what the market is bearing at the time you decide to market your property for rent.

We are professionals at matching a particular prospect to a property. We advertise for qualified tenants through many sources, including the newspapers, Yellow Pages, real estate guides, flyers and pamphlets, and the World Wide Web to name a few. We have repeat business from past tenants. We receive referrals from past tenants, the Jupiter/Tequesta Chamber of Commerce and other Realtors and brokers who are not interested in rentals. The pool of prospects we pull from is much greater than any one newspaper ad could produce.

We screen all tenants through a professional screening company.  It's a good start to finding a qualified tenant for your property. Employment and past Landlords are also checked. Security deposits and other considerations are mandatory.

O.K. You have a prospect, now what?

Most owners are clueless as to their legal responsibilities for disclosure to prospective tenants. We are licensed professionals, under the same guidelines for rentals  as sales from the State of Florida , United States Acts of Congress, and Palm Beach County.

Fair housing, lead based paint, radon, and other disclosures are some of the pitfalls we help owners to avoid. Although we are not licensed to practice law, we do know how to obey them!

I'll accept these tenants, what happens now?

After negotiating the rental terms, we will arrange for a lease to be prepared. We will also coordinate any condo or homeowners association approvals on your behalf. We will help the tenants with any orientation of the property, or association, track keys and note any discrepancies that there may be at the property. We will pay any state and local taxes if due on the rental on your behalf. Constant monitoring of any appliance/repair  is available if you choose. We will collect the balance of the deposits due, and disburse to you upon move-in. At lease end, we will conduct a walk through inspection of your property, and advise you of damages, if any. We also collect the keys, and will coordinate the next tenants move in.

These are some our services, and is not meant to cover the entire detailed spectrum of a rental transaction. All transactions and properties are unique. We invite you to contact us for more information, or to find out what we can do for you!

Tom Copeland
Tom Copeland
Broker/Owner