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Thank you for considering Knippa Properties as Property Manager for one of your most important assets - your investment rental property. We know that turning your property over to the care of professional property manager is a big step. We are confident that with our experience and professionalism, your property will be well taken care of and you will enjoy well-deserved Peace of Mind regarding your real estate investments.

For your convenience, we have outlined for you below detailed information about Knippa Properties and how our Property Management and Leasing services can make owning your rental property easy and stress-free. Please read on, then contact us for more information about how we can be of service to you. Or if you are ready to get started now call Gary Knippa at 512-657-7714 or email through the contact link at the top of this web page.

Experience
Knippa Properties has professionally managed and leased residential rental property in Austin TX 
for over thirty years.  The benefit to you is that we know from experience how to avoid problems and save you money. As situations arise regarding your property, we are well equipped to solve the problem to your best benefit. 

Sales and Property Management
Knippa Properties is a full service real estate company. Unlike many property managers, we are very much in tune with the entire spectrum of residential real estate, including the sales market. This sensitivity and knowledge allows us to anticipate and respond proactively to changes in the rental market that many property managers do not understand. In this way, you stay current and up-to-date as the dynamic real-estate market in Austin changes. 

Real Estate Investment
We understand Residential Real Estate Investments. We know from first hand experience how to keep your property competitive and profitable in different market situations. 

Trust
Your property is important to you and to your financial goals, right? Knippa Properties will always act in your best interest and has the knowledge and experience to act effectively on your behalf

We will be up-front and thorough in our communications with you. We will do our part to make sure that our service to you is executed honestly, in good faith and with professionalism. You will have the benefit of our experience on your side.

Knowledge
As licensed real estate agents in the State of Texas we receive ongoing extensive education and attend Continuing Education Courses that test and affirm our knowledge of Texas real estate. We are also Realtors on a national and local level - subscribing to a high standard of integrity and an uncompromising Code of Ethics promoting professionalism and integrity. 

We are members of the National Association of Property Managers, (NARPM) - a professional organization for property management specialists (like us) in the residential rental market. Through this organization we continually gain knowledge and stay abreast of industry advancements, which enable us to manage your property more effectively.

Attracting Qualified Tenants 
Tenants are attracted through your property being listed in the Austin Multiple Listing Services, plus AustinHomeSearch.com, signs on the property and posting on our web site. Advertising can be placed in local newspapers.

Background Checks on Prospective Tenants

One of the most valuable services performed is the checking the background of prospective tenants. Credit, Work History and Rental History are investigated for each rental applicant. We call their current and past landlords and employers. We require documented proof of income.

Caring For Your Property
To further protect your investment, Knippa Properties arranges inspections of your property before and after the tenant moves in. A written record of the property’s condition, including photos, is documented to insure an accurate record of the property's condition.

Arranging Maintenance and Repairs
We keep your maintenance costs to a minimum! Experienced and competitive contractors are called to make repairs on air conditioning, heating, electrical, and plumbing repairs, etc. We have good resources for experienced, dependable and reasonable workmen and handymen.

Rental Rates
Your vacancy will be leased at the highest possible monthly rate. We will perform a thorough market analysis to determine the current rental value of your property - to get it leased at the highest price in the quickest time frame. We excel at setting proper rental rates and maintaining excellent tenant relations.

Proper Documentation and Forms
Only approved Lease forms and other appropriate documents are used which adhere to Texas Property Code and clearly explain landlord rights and tenant responsibilities. Although thorough background checks are made, when the occasional tenant or property problem arises, we take appropriate action immediately to fix the problem - striving to keep you and your property profitable.

Strong Rent Collection Policies
Rental Proceeds are sent to you our owners monthly - adjusted by the cost of recent repairs or expenses to the property, if any. Tenants who have not paid rent by the 3rd of the month are sent a late notice and immediate steps are taken to collect rent. Although evictions are rare, Knippa Properties will arrange the removal of a tenant from the property, which usually can occur within 30 days following the date the rent was due/unpaid.

Monthly Accounting
Your rental proceeds check and computer-generated statements are mailed to you during that same month of rental collection. A clear, concise annual end-of-year statement is provided to for tax purposes.

Competitive Rates
Knippa Properties offers full service property management at a competitive rate. The goal of Knippa Properties is to provide outstanding and cost-effective service to you. We strive for minimal vacancy times, lower (less frequent) repairs, and higher-quality tenants for your property.

Rental Analysis
Our thorough Rental Analysis helps determine what your property will rent for on a long or short-term basis. The analysis normally consists of visiting the property, understanding its features, evaluating the property and being familiar with market conditions. Recommendations are provided to you regarding needed repairs, ways to improve the appearance of your property, marketing ideas and a rent range.

How to get started
The information on this web site will familiarize you with our credentials and experience. Then, we can arrange a time to view your property. After the rental analysis is completed, management can begin immediately once the Property Management Agreement is signed. The property owner provides a reserve for our trust account when management begins. If the owner lives out of town or cannot meet at the property, we will arrange to take care of all paperwork through the mail or by fax or email.

If the above information, our experience and professionalism seem to be what you are looking for, call Gary Knippa at 512-657-7714 or email Gary atGary@knippaproperties.com

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