Rent Report | March 2018

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in March in our latest Rent Report.

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357 Waterlily Way
Summerville, SC 29483

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2813 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,850


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109 Friend Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 1.5 BA | 2080 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Maggie Rodenberg, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

RENT: $2,900


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154 Woodbrook Way
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1600 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Jeff Cook, Jeff Cook Real Estate

RENT: $1,400


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34 Krier Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1550 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,800


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4865 Carnoustie Ct
Summerville, SC 29485

3 BR | 2 BA | 1377 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,500


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712 S Shelmore Blvd #202
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1250 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: Mandi Robertson, Engel & Volkers

RENT: $1,800


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4052 Harleston Green Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1758 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,200


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622 Redbud Lane
Summerville, SC 29483

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1711 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Bryan Haskins, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,500


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1852-D Montclair Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

2 BR | 2 BA | 1050 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: Terri Bergdorf, Montclair Property Owners Association

RENT: $1,350


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980 Provincial Circle
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

2 BR | 2 BA | 1450 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,250


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Agent Referral Program: New Tools and Features

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The relationships that we have built with Charleston area real estate agents are extremely important to us. We strive to be the obvious choice for real estate professionals who care about long-term client relationships. Agents trust us to treat their clients well. They also trust us to send a client back when the client is ready to list. And since referral relationships require a high degree of trust, we think it is important to say “thank you” to agents as much and as often as we possibly can.

New Agent Referral Program Features

Our Agent Referral Program is one of many ways in which we can express our appreciation for the trust that agents put in us. In 2017, we added a cumulative referral fee to that program. Now, agents can earn more by referring more…

  • We pay $500 for your first vacant property referrals.
  • Or we pay $250 for your first occupied property referral.
  • And with the new cumulative referral fee, your rewards increase by $100 for each new referral during a calendar year. For example, an agent who refers three vacant properties in one year would earn a total of $1,800.

We take this reward system seriously for a few reasons…

  • We know that agents have a strong incentive to list properties.
  • We appreciate that you are willing to put client interests first.
  • And we also appreciate that you trust us to do the same.

Ensuring New Clients Remain Attached to Referring Agents

You can visit our Agents Page to submit referrals electronically, but we also understand that many property owners may choose to reach out to us directly. Regardless of how we get in touch with a client, we want to make sure that we know the source of that business. As such, we’ve added “Referring Agent” fields to all of our contact forms, and we’re diligently managing our internal tracking system to ensure that our clients remain attached to their referring agent.


New Tools to Make Client Referrals Easier

And since we know that many property owners want to do their own due diligence, we’ve created two new tools to make the referral process easier for you…

  • CHR Brochures – Brochures are a great take-away for prospects who aren’t quite ready to sell. Brochures feature information about our Free Rental Analysis, which is a valuable tool for agents and property owners alike.
  • Property Owner Page – We have also created a new landing page on our website that is specifically designed for property owners who are working with a referring agent. We recommend directing prospective clients to www.behappyrenting.com/generate-rental-income after a meeting, in a follow-up email. That way, clients receive the high-touch service they desire from you paired with everything they need to know about CHR, including our Free Rental Analysis.
 CHR brochures are a great take-away. Request a delivery for your office with the form below.

CHR brochures are a great take-away. Request a delivery for your office with the form below.

 Our  property owner page  with a video message from Matt Manaker is easy to share. 

Our property owner page with a video message from Matt Manaker is easy to share. 


Need CHR brochures for your office? We would be happy to facilitate a delivery.


Agent trust is important to us! If you have suggestions for our Agent Referral Program or if there are ways in which we can help you to better serve your clients, please let us know.

Rent Report | February 2018

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in February in our latest Rent Report.

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949 Dills Bluff Road
Charleston, SC 29412

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 1960 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,550


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1215 Wild Olive Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 2 BA | 2000 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,250


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1305 Hester Street
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2 BA | 1200 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,000


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1556 Bluewater Way
Charleston, SC 29414

2 BR | 4 BA | 1590 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,350


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447 Maple Oak Lane
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 2 BA | 1733 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Astrid & Michael McManus, Golden Bear Realty

RENT: $1,850


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1903 Carolina Towne Court
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 3 BA | 2181 SF

Type: Townouse
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,450


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19 Sheridan Road
Charleston, SC 29407

3 BR | 2 BA | 2400 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Sean Williams, EXP Realty

RENT: $2,250


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134 Kirkland Street
Goose Creek, SC 29445

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1511 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Shawn Dolphin, Coldwell Banker Residential

RENT: $1,300


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4204 Magnolia Court
North Charleston, SC 29420

5 BR | 5 BA | 4836 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Shane Spurling, Matt O'Neill Real Estate

RENT: $2,600


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1684 Eider Down Drive
Summerville, SC 29483

3 BR | 3 BA | 2013 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,600


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Rent Report | January 2018

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in January in our latest Rent Report.

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1089 Bexley Street
North Charleston, SC 29405

2 BR | 1 BA | 920 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,450


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1729 Villa Maison
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1206 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,450


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10 Bee Street Apt C
Charleston, SC 29403

2 BR | 1.5 BA | 900 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: Jason Pee, RE/MAX

RENT: $2,010


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112 Island Park Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492

5 BR | 4.5 BA | 5025 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Meryl Cromarty, Daniel Island Real Estate

RENT: $7,200


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2824 Rosedown Point
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2700 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,970


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742 Whispering Marsh Drive
Charleston, SC 29412

5 BR | 3 BA | 2800 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,900


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130 River Landing Drive, Unit 8200
Charleston, SC 29492

3 BR | 2 BA | 1440 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,900


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31 Mises Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 2 BA | 1235 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Carolyn Freeman, Hayden Jennings Properties

RENT: $3,000


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45 Sycamore Ave #1436
Charleston, SC 29407

1 BR | 1 BA | 759 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,150


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1533 Montclair St
Charleston, SC 29407

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2382 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Jennie Hood, Carolina One Real Estate

RENT: $1,900


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Rent Report | December 2017

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in December in our latest Rent Report.

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109 East Bay Street #1G
Charleston, SC 29401

2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1640 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $3,400


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412 West Indian Ave
Folly Beach, SC 29439

3 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $3,000


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10 Bee Street Apt A
Charleston, SC 29403

2 BR | 1.5 BA | 900 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: Jason Pee, RE/MAX

RENT: $1,950


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1019 Basildon Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

2 BR | 2 BA | 982 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: George Arlet, Carolina One

RENT: $1,300


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3497 Toomer Kiln Circle
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

5 BR | 3.5 BA | 3096 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Carolyn Dubrofsky, RE/MAX

RENT: $3,200


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1300 Park West Blvd #214
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

2 BR | 2 BA | 1091 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,150


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2040 Promenade Court
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2100 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: Marilyn Stewart, Keller Williams

RENT: $2,200


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536 Shem Butler Court
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2000 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Carolyn Hughes, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,750


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1972 Bradham Road
Charleston, SC 29412

4 BR | 2 BA | 1800 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,650


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3036 Sugarberry Lane
Johns Island, SC 29455

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1600 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,500


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Rent Report | November 2017

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in November in our latest Rent Report.

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4846 Habersham Lane
Summerville, SC 29485

3 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,200


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208 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2 BA | 1100 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Brad Weaver, AgentOwned

RENT: $2,050


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5808 Canterbury Drive
Hanahan, SC 29410

3 BR | 1 BA | 1000 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Brittany Goble, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,300


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119 Musket Loop
Summerville, SC 29483

4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2400 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Jenny Schultz, Found Properties Group

RENT: $1,900


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5 Oyster Corner
Charleston, SC 29412

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2300 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $3,200


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414 Truman Drive
Goose Creek, SC 29445

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1295 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: Leslie Howard, Charleston Property Group

RENT: $1,250


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230 Larissa Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1800 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Darragh Doran, The Boulevard Company

RENT: $1,550


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422 Hamlet Circle
Goose Creek, SC 29445

5 BR | 4 BA | 3100 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Sean Williams, eXp Realty

RENT: $2,250


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288 Sumter Street, Unit B
Charleston, SC 29403

1 BR | 1 BA | 881 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: Sean Leighton, Berkshire Hathaway

RENT: $1,650


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1833 Chatelain Way Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

2 BR | 2 BA | 1057 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,200


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Rent Report | October 2017

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in October in our latest Rent Report.

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503 Tayrn Drive
Charleston, SC 29492

2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1260 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,200


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2232 Egret Crest Lane
Charleston, SC 29414

2 BR | 2 BA | 1131 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,050


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448 Delmont Drive
Goose Creek, SC 29445

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2600 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Angie Cabana, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,550


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33 Brisbane Drive
Charleston, SC 29407

5 BR | 3 BA | 2835 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,500


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258 Rutledge Avenue Unit A
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,400


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8538 Roanoke Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406

3 BR | 2 BA | 1256 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,100


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272 Hawthorne St
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 2 BA | 1375 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,750


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17 Beverly Road
Charleston, SC 29407

3 BR | 1 BA | 1600 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,900


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713 Lawton Harbor Drive
Charleston, SC 29412

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 1877 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Cathy Sembower, Carolina One

RENT: $2,200


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5808 Canterbury Drive
Hanahan, SC 29410

3 BR | 1 BA | 1000 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Brittany Goble, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,400


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Rent Report | September 2017

What's the going rental rate for Charleston area properties? Get the inside scoop on properties leased in September in our latest Rent Report.

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462 Eastern Isle Avenue
Summerville, SC 29486

2 BR | 2 BA | 1550 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,500


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10 Yeamans Road
Charleston, SC 29407

5 BR | 4.5 BA | 4200 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Brown Hamrick, Disher, Hamrick & Myers

RENT: $5,300


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16 Capitan Court
Hanahan, SC 29410

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2800 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,000


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6 Radcliffe Place
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1608 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,550


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949 Dills Bluff Road
Charleston, SC 29412

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 1960 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,650


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2702 Poplar Grove Place
Summerville, SC 29483

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1429 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Jonathan Babinchak, Weichert Realtors

RENT: $1,550


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430 Savannah River Drive
Summerville, SC 29485

3 BR | 2 BA | 1250 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Bill Bladykas, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

RENT: $1,400


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202 Hyacinth Street
Summerville, SC 29483

3 BR | 2 BA | 1530 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: David Devera, Home Solution Real Estate

RENT: $1,450


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16 Humphrey Ct Unit B
Charleston, SC 29403

2 BR | 1.5 BA | 734 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: Patrick Bell, Dunes Properties

RENT: $2,000


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743 Bunkhouse Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,600


If you are an agent working with an owner in need of property management services, we have an Agent Referral Program. You will be rewarded for closed referrals. 

Tenant Eviction Explained by a Property Management Company in Charleston, SC

Most of the time, a landlord who self manages doesn’t know how the eviction process works, so we’re explaining it today.

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Although evictions can occur for many different reasons, it’s usually due to a tenant not paying rent. No matter how diligently a management company screens tenants, things can change. There might be a financial hardship during the course of a lease, and suddenly your tenant is not able to pay rent. These are unfortunate circumstances and when they occur, you should hire a professional management company to handle it for you. Your manager will be businesslike and effective in replacing your non-paying tenant with a paying tenant.

Property Eviction Timing

When an eviction is needed, file it quickly and early in the month. In South Carolina, you can file between the fifth and tenth of the month for any reason. Once the eviction is filed, the process takes 30 to 45 days, and the goal is to get the tenant to vacate amicably. On occasion, the tenant will be there right up until the final moments of the eviction. At that time, the tenant needs to legally remove any personal items. If anything over $500 in value is left behind, the management company has the right to legally remove the property and place it curbside.

Eviction Court Process

Filing an eviction takes two or three visits to the magistrate’s office. The first visit will cost between $40 and $50. Then, the second and third visits will cost between $5 and $10. The total actual cost of an eviction is less than $100. The end result is the tenant leaving your property and a new tenant being found as quickly as possible. A property management company will try to resolve this amicably and get the tenants out without any reason to disrespect the property they are vacating.

During the eviction process, tenants can request a show cause hearing. If that occurs, it can delay the process, but not by long. It requires the landlord or the property manager to attend a hearing in the magistrate court to provide the judge with proof for why the eviction is being filed. Usually this is merely a formality, but it’s a way for tenants to delay the process. It is their right to have the hearing.

The eviction process is one of the most challenging parts of property management. If you are a self-managing landlord, we recommend you hire a property management company to help you.

If you have any questions about tenant eviction or Charleston property management, please contact us at Charleston Home Rentals.

Agent FAQs: What is the rental value of my client’s property?

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This blog post is part of an Agent FAQs series. Over the next few months we will address topics that can help real estate agents maintain positive working relationships with prospective buyers and sellers who aren’t quite ready to buy or sell.


Is Selling Right Now Best for Your Client?

Like Charleston Home Rentals, real estate agents are sincerely committed to doing what’s best for their clients. Sometimes this means postponing a listing opportunity when the homeowner wants to wait for values to increase, decides to retain a property as an investment or prefers rental income over sales profits. Renting a home is a great solution in all of these scenarios. And since money is generally a motivating factor, most agents (and their clients) need to accurately calculate how much a property will rent for.
 

 Click the image above to view a sample Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Click the image above to view a sample Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Calculating Rental Value

Charleston Home Rentals (CHR) considers many factors when calculating rental value:

  • Our current portfolio
  • Location
  • Time of year
  • Property specifics and upgrades

CHR manages hundreds of properties and has first-hand knowledge of comparable properties. Through comparison of properties we currently manage, an accurate rental range can be provided. Visiting a property helps to ensure the accuracy of calculation, but estimates without it can be provided.

CHR will provide your client with Rental CMA Documentation—a summary of our comparative market analysis that includes all factors considered as part of the rental range calculation.
 

Setting a Price & Renting the Property

It's important to always strive to meet your client’s desired occupancy date while also attaining the highest rental amount possible. Specific recommendations about the rental price given current market conditions and client goals should be made. Carefully calculated price points and aggressive listing promotion are crucial to minimize vacancy time.
 

Calculate Rental Value for Your Client

Contact us for a no-obligation rental analysis. Submit the property address and your/your client's contact information online. Rental value will be calculated in one business day, and we will email you and your client with the results.