If you’re looking for a rental property manager in Myrtle
Beach, you’re not alone.
According to CLRsearch.com the population of Myrtle Beach increased by 55% between 2005 and 2012. The U.S. Census estimate for 2014 was that the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had 417,668 residents, up nearly 41,000 people since the 2010 census.
If you are one of the fortunate folks who has moved to The
Beach, lucky you. The Grand Strand is growing by leaps and bounds, but more
people means more places are needed for them to live. Until recently, the area
had a large inventory of condos, apartments, and houses for rent, but that
inventory has diminished in the past year. Trying to find a place on your own
isn’t easy and that’s where Nick Watson can help.
Nick is a licensed Realtor® and property manager with Myrtle Beach Rental Connections, one of the few full-service residential property management companies in the area. Focusing on exceptional customer service to both the property owner and the tenant, MBRC is one of the leading rental management companies on the Beach.
If you’re looking for houses, condos, or apartments for rent, Nick can help. Most of the properties that he manages are privately owned. The main difference between a condo and an apartment from a tenant’s point of view is that they deal with the owner’s agent, not a central office clerk. Nick’s personalized service means he’s almost always available for emergencies and questions.
“With over 45 properties to manage, I can’t be everywhere at
once,” says Nick, “but you can always email me or text me and I’ll get back to
you as soon as I can.”
Nick prides himself on building a relationship with his tenants. His goal is to secure the best tenant he can for each property, which means questioning the prospective tenant on the phone before he ever shows a property.
“I ask them if they have any pets, some of our properties can’t
have pets, how’s their credit, who will be living there, and if they can show a
certain income based on the rental rate. It sounds really personal, and it is,
because this person will be living in a property owned by our client. We want
to make the best match of tenant and property possible.”
If everything comes through fine, and the tenant likes the property, Nick then has them fill in the application, which includes a criminal background check and a credit check. If everything come through fine, the process proceeds to signing the lease, the move-in check of the property, and a happy year of residency for the tenant.
“Our leases are all one year,” says Nick. “We do not have vacation
rentals or short-term leases. Our properties are homes, which is what our tenants
are looking for. We like to say we’re the toughest on the Beach for screening
our tenants, but that’s good for both tenants and owners. Tenants know they’re
getting a premium property to live in and owners know we will only place the best
tenants to care for their properties. It’s a win-win!”
Owners of houses or condos looking for professional property management get all the information up front before signing a management agreement. They can always back out of the deal up to the time of tenant placement.
Out-of-state owners in particular have the peace of mind
knowing that Nick is handling everything for them “on the ground” so to speak.
They don’t have to worry about getting phone calls from tenants about broken
fans or toilets.
“We handle it all, from collecting rents to fixing things that need to be fixed,” says Nick. “I tell my owners, that’s why you hired me, to take care of things for you.”
Some local owners want to manage the property themselves and
Nick says that’s okay. “We have a tenant placement service where we do all the
search and checks that we do for a full management contract, but once the
tenant moves in, the owner takes over. Owners have the option of tenant placement
of full professional property management services.”
Nick Watson also holds a South
Carolina Real Estate sales license. This means he can also help buyers
with purchasing a home and sellers with selling one.
“Sometimes we have a tenant who wants to buy a house or condo,” he says, “or an owner who decides it’s time to cash-out and sell their rental property. As a full-service real estate office, we can handle the details of both the purchase and the sale.”
Myrtle Beach Rental Connections is located at 2507 Forestbrook Road, unit H, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588
You can reach Nick Watson by calling 910-619-4645 or fill in the form below and your request will go straight to Nick.
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