OWNER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can CMR sell my rental house or apartment?
Do I have to allow pets in my rental property?
How can CMR help me if I'm thinking about purchasing investment property?
How does CMR market vacancies?
All CMR agent sites such as: 123CharlotteHomes.com www.carolinahome.com www.Realtor.com www.Zillow.com
In Office Services such as: Lead Management Vacancy Flyers Referrals
How does Lease with option to purchase works and what is required?
When a person rents with an option to buy, he or she rents a home from its owner and lives in the home as a tenant until he or she exercises the option to purchase the home and become the owner.
A contract to lease with an option to buy, called a lease purchase or lease option agreement, is a typical rental agreement but includes the option provision. Usually, the option agreement allows the renter to purchase the home at any time or at certain time intervals (after three years of paying timely rent, for example) by serving the owner of the home with written notice of his intent to exercise the option. Generally, the option agreement also gives the renter the right of first refusal, which means that the owner of the house cannot sell it to a third party unless the renter has first been offered and declined to exercise the option to buy. Typically, upon signing the contract, the renter must pay the owner a non-refundable lease option deposit. The option can be drafted so that there is only certain time period during which it can be exercised (30 days after the first of the year, for instance) or so that it expires completely after a period of years.
There are many advantages to leasing with an option to purchase for both the buyer and the seller. Because the terms of a lease purchase agreement typically apply some rent paid to the cost of purchasing the home, the seller is essentially financing the purchase of the home. This allows the buyer to purchase a house without an extensive credit and finance check, and the seller to sell her home quickly and still get all or nearly all of her asking price (this is especially beneficial during a sluggish market).
Depending on the market, the buyer can negotiate lower rent (in exchange for making higher mortgage payment later) or the seller can negotiate higher rent because he is basically financing a purchase. (This aspect really depends on the negotiating skills of the respective parties). As well, such a contract is relatively risk-free for both sides. The first right of refusal clause prevents the owner from selling the house out from under the renter. The option deposit and time limits allow the owner to still make a sale if the renter is unable or unwilling to purchase the home.
How much rent can I get for my house/condo/duplex/apartment?
What is CMR's Collection Procedures?
When does an owner get his/her check?
Who holds the Security Deposit(s)?
Why should I hire a professional property management company to manage my rental property?
A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY CAN HELP YOU: Market your rental property to minimize vacancies and maximize income (Property managers make their livings because they know the rental market, what comparable properties are renting for, and what potential renters are willing to pay for a rental property. They have the marketing knowledge to reach potential renters and they have the experience and resources to weed out potential bad renters);
Fill vacancies with the best possible tenants;
Maintain and keep your rental property in good condition (link: Property managers handle and coordinate routine repairs as well as emergency repairs. They have the experience to avoid unnecessary repairs to save you money);
Track income and expenses to determine profitability;
Negotiate rental agreements;
Collect rent and track tenant deposits;
Comply with federal, state and local laws; and
Respond to tenant requests and deal with problem tenants
In short, Property Managers help you make the most from your rental property and they can save you time, money, and headache.