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.

Rent Report | August 2017

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

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34 Krier Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

2 BR | 2, BA | 1550 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,800


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35 B Poplar
Charleston, SC 29403

2 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,100


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252 A Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403

2 BR | 2 BA | 1180 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: Debbie Peretsman, Handsome Properties

RENT: $2,300


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1994 Armory Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

3 BR | 2 BA | 1200 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Miriam Antonovich, Carolina First Realty

RENT: $1,850


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8036 Hyannis Court
North Charleston, SC 29420

3 BR | 2 BA | 2157 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Cathy Sembower, Carolina One Real Estate

RENT: $1,550


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9032 Greenbriar Drive
Summerville, SC 29485

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1452 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,275


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1012 Basildon Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

3 BR | 2 BA | 1063 SF

Type: Condo
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,250


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1668 Seignious Drive
Charleston, SC 29407

4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2915 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,600


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12 Marbel Lane
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1800 SF

Type: Townouse
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $3,200


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24 Larnes Street
Charleston, SC 29403

2 BR | 1 BA | 780 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Jericha McGee-D'Elia, Charleston Property Experts

RENT: $1,675


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. 

Risks of Hiring a Charleston Property Management Company to Manage Your Investment

When you are hiring a Charleston property management company, you need to think about risk. Property management is a risky business and there are many ways that you as a client of a property management company should be protected.

Rent Report | July 2017

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

1133 Oakcrest Drive
Charleston, SC 29412

3 BR | 2 BA | 1290 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,700


809 Soaring Lane
Charleston, SC 29412

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1850 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,400


963 Warrick Oaks Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3 BR | 3.5 BA | 1774 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Cathy Hunnicutt, Carolina One Real Estate

RENT: $2,895


30 Chapel Street #3
Charleston, SC 29401

3 BR | 1 BA | 700 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,100


258 Rutledge Avenue, Unit B
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2 BA | 1450 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,800


760 Certificate Court
Charleston, SC 29414

2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1258 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: George Arlet, Carolina One Real Estate

RENT: $1,450


9-B Bogard Street
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1310 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Curry Smoak, The Cassina Group

RENT: $2,800


907 Mockingbird Lane
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 2 BA | 2350 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $1,850


2065 Medway Road
Charleston, SC 29412

3 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Meghan Webster, The Cassina Group

RENT: $2,300


1876 Fleming Woods Road
Charleston, SC 29412

3 BR | 2 BA | 1843 SF

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

RENT: $2,375


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. 

Rental Property Inspection Tips to Avoid Property Damage in Charleston, South Carolina

A rental property inspection, or an evaluation, is a good way to document the condition of your property and to make sure there isn’t any deferred maintenance that needs attention. Today, we’re talking about three important property evaluations, which should take place at move-in, move-out, and during the tenancy.

Rent Report | June 2017

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

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604 King Haven Lane
Johns Island, SC 29455

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2239 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,100


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9608 North Liberty Meadows Drive
Summerville, SC 29485

4 BR | 3 BA | 1645 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Lisa Grant, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,650


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152 Spring Street Unit A
Charleston, SC 29403

3 BR | 2 BA | 1580 SF

Type: Apartment
Referring Agent: Betsy Sarsfield, Coldwell Banker

RENT: $2,700


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 7308 Suncatcher Drive
Hanahan, SC 29410

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1465 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: Kristen Whitehead, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,300


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1181 Park Place South
North Charleston, SC 29405

4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2900 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,650


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1844 Heldsberg Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1645 SF

Type: Townhouse
Referring Agent: Dave Friedman, Keller Williams

RENT: $1,700


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110 Revolution Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2155 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Mark Coulthard Keller Williams

RENT: $2,170


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237 Ashmont Drive
Charleston, SC 29492

4 BR | 3.5 BA | 4100 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: Sean Jager Jeff Cook Real Estate

RENT: $3,300


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1667 Seabago Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

3 BR | 3 BA | 2200 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,200


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1714 Henley Lane
Charleston, SC 29412

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2230 SF

Type: House
Referring Agent: NA

RENT: $2,450


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. 

4 Rental Rate Factors to Tell You How Much Rent to Charge in Charleston, South Carolina

One of the first things homeowners ask us is how much they can charge for their home, and how to establish their rental prices. We figure out rental rates by doing a little homework and focusing on four key factors; location, size, market conditions, and time of year.