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Grapevine Property Management
Texas Broker License #9002351
TKF Management, Inc., D.B.A. 1st Choice Property Management understands that it is ultimately your Choice to utilize our services. We therefore strive to provide you with the best service possible to ensure we remain your "1st Choice" for professional property management in Grapevine and surrounding areas.
We comply fully with the Fair Housing Act. This means that you can not choose to disallow anyone that is a member of a protected class under the act. You can choose to disallow pets and not permit smoking in your home, but you cannot deny a service animal. If you have additional questions on the specifics of the Fair Housing Act, please contact us or follow this link: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/FHLaws/index.cfm.
I’d like to personally thank you for viewing our Full Service Management information. Our program is based off of 4 generations of property management and over 25+ experience as 1st Choice Property Management. Our proven systems were developed by our family available to you. We will handle everything so you do not have to. Our family owns 40 rental properties and through the years we have suffered the trial and error of what to do and what not to do. Now we are in the position where we are able to pass this experience onto your property.
Please read below for more info regarding our Full Service Management Program.
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Marketing and Leasing Homes for Rent
We will run a Comparable Market Analysis and recommend a starting rent rate based off of current market trends.
Advertising typically begins about 30 days before the home is vacant.
We Photograph your property and film a Video Tour for internet advertising.
We use the Realtors Multiple Listing Service and other sources of data to obtain comparable to help produce higher rents and fewer vacancies.
Yard signs may be placed when needed, where allowed.
A rigorous tenant screening process assists in placing better tenants.
As licensed Realtors we utilize the Texas Association of Realtors comprehensive forms to insure protection of your interest and to also comply with applicable local, state, and national laws.
Active Grapevine Property Management – We don’t just collect the rent
Rents are due on the first and late after the third.
We send a ‘Notice to Vacate’ if the rent is not received when we come in on the next business day after the 3rd.
We file eviction, on or about, the 10th if the rent is still not paid.
We offer an Eviction Protection Program to help absorb COSTLY EXPENSES associated with eviction a tenant for nonpayment of rent.
(Optional $12.50 Monthly)
We attend all court proceedings on your behalf in the JP courts system.
We enforce all provisions of the lease.
We handle your Homeowners Association correspondence and/or violations.
We perform an “Occupied Viewing” of your property near the lease expiration date, and provide you an emailed report of that viewing. (Mandatory $75 Annually per unit)
Maintenance and Vendors
A Licensed locksmith is used to properly handle the locks and bring the property up to Texas Property Code standards. (See Texas Lock Laws Video below)
We utilize licensed professional vendors to ensure the best quality and service on work done to your properties and ours.
We are very loyal to the vendors we use and in turn we receive competent workmanship and fair pricing.
24/7 Maintenance call center available to tenants for emergency’s
Client Communications, Accounting and Monthly Statements
We utilize a top of the line professional software accounting system called Appfolio.
Your monthly statement is sent to you via email in an easy to read and understandable format.
Copies of paid repair bills are sent to you as an attachment to your monthly owner's statement.
We provide a year end summary statement and a 1099, making your tax preparation easier.
Your funds are sent directly to your bank by ACH on the 10th day of the month or the first business day thereafter provided your tenant has paid their rent. Federal banking regulations ensures your funds should be posted to your account the morning of the next banking day.
Our property management team will keep you informed and up to date with all your questions
Texas Property Code and Lock Laws pertaining to Rental Properties
Texas Association of Realtors explaining the lease we use
Grapevine Area Information
Grapevine is a city predominantly in Tarrant County and has areas that extend into Dallas and Denton counties. Highways SH 26, SH 121, SH 360, SH 114, Spur 97, and FM 2499 run into Grapevine. With its central location in the Metroplex, being approximately 22 to 24 miles from the downtowns of both Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine is a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
The city is part of the Dallas Fort Worth Statistical Area and a significant part of the city limits are mostly within the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with neighboring cities such as Coppell, Euless, and Irving.
In recent years several wineries have opened in Grapevine, and the city has been very active in maintaining its historic downtown corridor. The city is adjacent to Grapevine Lake, a large reservoir impounded by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 and serves as both a source of water and recreational area. Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is within Grapevine city limits, the largest portion of any municipality bordering the facility. In 2007 CNNMoney.com rated Grapevine as one of "America's Best Places to Live.
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