Sarasota Property Manager Discusses Landlord Ethics

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee

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As landlords we are responsible for both money and property, but more importantly, how well we do our job directly affects the lives of real human beings -- people depend on us.  Because this is true, Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee has set strict standards for ethical business practices.

These practices help to define what it means to be a good landlord, and whether you are a professional property manager, or if you manage your own properties directly, these standards of practice will help you to meet your fiduciary responsibilities, and to stay within the guidelines of the law.

Responsibility to Clients

It is imperative that the best interests of our clients be pursued above our own. This is done by giving honest advice, always setting expectations up-front, doing what we say we are going to do, and holding all parties accountable for their actions in a fair and unbiased way.

No Discrimination

We do not discriminate, and we comply with all federal, state, and local laws concerning discrimination.  All parties are treated equally with respect to contractual obligations and "selective enforcement" of provisions is forbidden.

Get It In Writing

Everything must be in writing with respect to rules, expectations, and fees. Complete disclosure, with written acknowledgment (e.g.: signatures/initials) is mandatory. A final copy of signed agreements pertaining to the leasing and management of properties must be provided.

Protection of Managed Properties

All properties must be managed in accordance with the safety and habitability requirements of law. This is not an option -- the property must be well maintained.

Sarasota property manager accountingStewardship of Funds

All funds must be strictly controlled and accounted for in accordance with the law. Regular statements must be made available to the parties.  Co-mingling of managed funds with personal funds is strictly prohibited.

Privacy Concerns

As property managers we are privy to personal and private information and it is our duty to maintain such information in strict confidence at all times.

Timely Response Required

When an owner/tenant calls or emails, we must respond in a reasonably timely manner.


Sarasota property manager -- Real Property Management of Sarasota & ManateeReal Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee is the local affiliate office of the greater company, Real Property Management. Real Property Management is the largest residential property manager in the world having 250+ offices in the U.S. and Canada, and over 60,000 units under management. Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee works with the owners of condominium units, single family homes, duplex/multiplex units, and apartment complexes in: Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Osprey, Nokomis, Parrish, Ellenton, North Port, Englewood, Palmetto, FL. Call us at 941-225-8183

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Jeff Jensen
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People don't realize how much time and effort goes into being a landlord.

Apr 01, 2014 08:03 AM #1
John Michailidis
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Amen to that Jeff!  It's a great business, but you've got to be "all in" and you have to have the right systems in place to make it work.

Apr 01, 2014 08:42 AM #2
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