Surprise, AZ Property Management Case Study – January/February 2015

Our client came to us with a property in the Northwest Ranch subdivision in Surprise, AZ. The house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath at 1,969 sq. feet. We manage several properties within Northwest Ranch, a subdivision in Surprise, AZ . This property is located in a section of Surprise, AZ that is close to schools shopping and the 303.

We met with him at the property in Surprise on January 15th. He was looking to rent it fast. We assured him that we knew the Surprise market well and RPM West Valley had recent success in renting properties Surprise. In 2014, the median days on market from list day to lease signing for our managed rental properties in Surprise was 12.

Our client trusted our knowledge of the Surprise rental property market and moved forward with our rental price recommendation. We were able to get the property listed quickly as there was not much needed to get it rent ready.

We listed the property on 1/20/2015 and signed a lease on it on 1/25/15. The new tenants moved in on 2/11/2015. A great success for us and our owner.

Our aggressive advertising for our property rentals in Surprise helps us rent these homes quickly. If you are an RPM client, RPM pays to have your property advertised on many different websites and Craigslist. These advertising mediums are directed towards potential tenants who are searching for rental homes on their own.

RPM West Valley has a large number of properties in Surprise and extensive knowledge of many of the subdivisions.  Coyote Lakes, Marley Park and Surprise Farms Sun City Grand are just a few of the subdivisions we manage properties in. There are 60+ subdivisions in Surprise from Ashton Ranch to Zuni Village. We manage properties in many of them and have the knowledge and experience in these areas to help.

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Phoenix Rental Property….With OR Without Furniture???

WITH OR
W/OUT FURNITURE?

You’ve just purchased your Phoenix rental property and can’t decide if you should rent it furnished or unfurnished so what’s the difference???  Here is a quick overview:


Furnished Rental:
1. Typically short term tenants
2. Higher monthly rent amount because tenants are short term but less predictable rent payment periods
3. More “turn over” management as sometimes tenants stay for as short as one week
4. Property owner can use the property whenever they want to come into town
5. More and longer times of vacancy as the metro Phoenix tourist time is very slow during the hot summer months
6. Property owner must carry full cost of utilities year round including the very hot summers  
Unfurnished Rental:
1. Typically 12 month lease or longer
2. Lower monthly rent amount because tenant is committed to longer term
3. Property owner can only use property in between 12 month lease term so less flexibility
4. Less times of vacancy because only vacant in between 12 month lease terms
5. Tenant responsible for utilities during occupancy so property owner only responsible in between 12 month lease agreements
6. Consistent rental payments for 12 months

In conclusion, the unfurnished rental is a preferable choice for Phoenix rental property owners who don’t plan on visiting Phoenix often or when visiting prefer to stay at one of our many fabulous resorts.  Furnished rentals however are the best option for property owners who do visit often and wish to have their own place to stay.  When making your decision remember that if you go with the unfurnished rental than ALL furniture must be removed as long term tenants typically have their own belongings that they take from property to property.

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Help With Predicting your Rental Properties Fortune in Surprise, Arizona

Last week we reviewed our 2014 Glendale rental property listing statistics. Hopefully this was helpful for you in analyzing your  property rental in Glendale and figuring out whether your rental home was priced right.

Today we will continue with another game show allusion. We will go over our rental numbers from the homes we manage in Surprise. This may help you determine your Surprise rental properties fortune.
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RPM West Valley listed 31 properties for rent in Surprise in 2014.  The property type breakdown was 29 Single Family Homes and 2 Condos/Manufactured Homes. The listing rental price was from $650 to $1695 with an average rental price of $1090 and a median price of $1099.

Focusing specifically  the single family rental homes in Surprise in 2014, the average time on the rental market was 23.3 days and the median days on the market was 12 days. The average rental price was $1,113 and the median listing price was $1099.

There were four Single Family Rental Properties in Surprise that took over 30 days to rent because they were originally offered at prices higher than our recommendation. When they were subsequently brought down to our price recommended (and market rent) the houses rented quickly.  Bringing these properties to average would put the average days on the market of our Surprise Single Family Rental Homes to a bit below 20 days.

In summary, there is a high probability we can rent a property Surprise in less than 30 days if we are able to price a rental home at market value. If you are having difficulties renting your property in Surprise, Arizona chances are you may have the rental property priced too high or may need a bit of help on the marketing side.

We do offer an aggressive marketing strategy for our property owners and have licensed and motivated leasing agents that can sift through the applicant pool quickly and get a qualified tenant in place for you.

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Is Your Rental Property Priced Right In Glendale,AZ

Yesterday’s Super Bowl in Glendale and looking at all of the game stats got me thinking of all the properties we manage and the associated statistics we had for 2014 in that rental market. I reviewed last year’s market statistics from the rental properties we manage in Glendale and have come up with some interesting numbers.

RPM West Valley listed 20 properties for rent in Glendale in 2014.  The property type breakdown was 15 Single Family Homes and 5 Condos/Townhomes. The listing rental price was from $675 to $1875 with an average rental price of $953 and a median price of $847.

Focusing specifically  the single family homes in Glendale in 2014, the average time on the rental market was 26.5 days. The average rental price was $1,076 and the median listing price was $995.

There were three Single Family Properties that took over 30 days to rent because they were originally offered at prices higher than our recommendation. When they were subsequently brought down to our price recommended (and market rent) the houses rented quickly.  Bringing these properties to average would put the average days on the market of our Glendale Single Family Rental Homes to below 23 days.

In summary, there is a high probability we can rent a property Glendale in less than 30 days if we are able to price a rental home at market value. If you are having difficulties renting your property in Glendale,AZ chances are you may have the property priced too high or may need a bit of help on the marketing side.

We do offer an aggressive marketing strategy for our property owners and have licensed and motivated leasing agents that can sift through the applicant pool quickly and get a qualified tenant in place for you.

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