Southwestern Management And Realty Team

FAQ: What is SMART’s Full Service Property Management Philosophy?

Property management isn’t a one-size fit all service. Some landlords need help finding tenants, but they can do the day-to-day management on their own. Others can find their own tenants, but they need someone to draft the lease and answer late night maintenance calls. On the other end of the spectrum, some landlords want a…

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FAQ: How Do You Prepare a Property for Potential Renters?

Preparing a rental property for renters is extremely important. We call this getting the property “rent ready.” What does “rent ready” mean? It means the property has been cleaned, repaired, or remodeled and that it’s in rent-able condition for new tenants. In addition to making sure the appliances are in working order, carpets are cleaned,…

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FAQ: How Much Should I Charge For Rent?

Choosing to rent out your home is a big deal, and it’s a decision all of us here at SMART take very seriously. Of course, with that decision comes the next question: How much should be charged for rent? We keep the process pretty simple. Our team of professionals will prepare a Rental Analysis of…

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FAQ: What is the Average Length of a Lease

1-Year Lease Agreements SMART prepares leases for one year. Why? Because the rental marketing conditions are always changing. Rent could remain the same, dip lower, or shoot higher. And, as a full-service property management company, we want to ensure that you get the most out of your property. Usually, at the end of a lease,…

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FAQ: What if a Tenant Damages the Property?

Damage and fair “wear and tear” to a rental property are inevitable. And, in some cases, they can cause quite a headache for a landlord. It’s the tenant’s duty to report any damages to SMART. What’s Fair Wear and Tear The first thing you need to do is differentiate between what is ‘fair wear and…

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FAQ: Should Pets Be Allowed in My Rental Property?

Ahhh, pets.  This is a highly debated issue in the rental industry. Tenants love their pets, but landlords sometimes don’t have the same fondness for our four-legged friends. Truth be told, however, deciding if you should allow pets in your rental impacts how much profit you make, and how many tenants will be interested in…

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FAQ: How Does SMART Handle Late Rent?

As a property management company, we hope that the rent is never late. But even top-notch tenants have financial setbacks. Fortunately, SMART has a consistent rent collection policy in place and a system for screening tenants as well — so, you as a landlord, don’t have worry about late rent very often. Typically, we call…

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FAQ: What is SMART’s Owner Distribution Policy?

As the #1 property management company in Las Vegas, we strive the provide the highest level of service or our owners and investors. We believe in focusing solely on property management that delivers the best results. We’ve followed a policy that makes SMART’s distribution of monthly funds to owners extremely convenient. Our process reads: Rent…

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FAQ: What Should My Property Rent For?

SMART takes rent very seriously. We know that pricing a rental correctly will attract quality tenants. However, it can be difficult to decide how much to charge because we know you want to make the most money possible. However, you don’t want the rent too high — or else your property may stay vacant.  Our…

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FAQ: Can I Restrict Tenants From Smoking in My Property?

Smoking is one of the most costly and damaging events that can happen inside a rental property. In fact, smoking alone can cost a landlord up to 10% of their profit! Keeping your property smoke-free is more than just controlling a nuisance—it’s protecting the health and well-being of other tenants and neighbors. A smoke-free property…

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