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Thank you for choosing The Dwelling Place Property Management for your investment property management. Our mission is to help you protect your investment and provide the best customer service around. We take pride in being a company that is reliable, honest, and trustworthy.

We realize you have other options when it comes to property management for your investment. We know that our clients choose us because we go above and beyond, offering property owners and tenants alike the best possible service. We strive to build a great relationship between both our tenants and our clients, acting as a professional and caring liaison. At The Dwelling Place Property Management, our team of professionals provides excellent services, which has helped push us to the top of the field in the area.

OUR MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

We are pleased to take an approach to property management that allows you to choose what types of services you would like. Our flexible menu of options allows you to focus on increasing your return on investment, because you can opt for only what you need. Choose from our full service program or other options focused on single-issue marketing and management.

FULL SERVICE PROGRAM

Our full service program handles all aspects of qualifying tenants, administration, maintenance and collections.

QUALIFYING TENANTS:

  • Interview each tenant applying for a rental.
  • Check the applicant’s credit with the major credit reporting agencies.
  • Provide a background check to screen for sexual and violent offenders.
  • Verify personal information, including employment, rental history, income, etc.
  • Prepare all lease documents.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES:

  • Handle all disbursement of collected funds to the property owner.
  • Manage all funds in a trust account.
  • Provide annual statements for tax purposes.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal systems.
  • Create and maintain a file and accounting system.
  • Pay all necessary property bills, including mortgages, insurance, utilities, and property taxes.
  • Provide monthly financial reports to the property owner.

MAINTENANCE SERVICES:

At The Dwelling Place Property Management, we believe that quick, reliable, and cost-effective property maintenance is a critical component of upholding the integrity of a rental property and ultimately helps to  create a healthy, happy relationship between tenant, property, and owner. Our preventative maintenance program helps to minimize tenant turnover  while  maintaining and improving the owner’s property value.

COLLECTIONS SERVICES:

  • Prepare and send out monthly statements.
  • Follow up on all late payments with the tenant.
  • Prepare and send eviction notices.
  • Take action to pursue all delinquent accounts through proper legal channels.

CUSTOM MARKETING PROGRAMS

Without an effective marketing strategy, your rental property could sit empty for a while, costing you money. At The Dwelling Place, we are experts when it comes to effectively marketing rental properties and will use our skills to help assess your property and design a custom marketing plan. In addition to providing individual services, we also conduct a market analysis twice per year so that we can provide you with information regarding the current market, so you can make informed rental rate decisions.

Some of the methods we use for our custom marketing program include:

The Dwelling Place Property Management website – This website receives a lot of traffic and is hot spot for finding local rentals. We include your property pictures, information, and a rental application to keep it convenient for those close by or who may be moving into the area.

Professional property signage – Many people scour the community they are interested in moving into, making professional signage a must. We take care of all of that for you.

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Dear Property Owner,
 
Thank you for considering The Dwelling Place for you property management needs. Rest assured we take very seriously your important investment. The following is an outline of the services offered by The Dwelling Place, a professional property management company under the same ownership since 1983 and in business since 1978. We are an Equal Housing Opportunity office and adhere to the guidelines as set forth by the Federal Fair Housing laws.
 
Depending on your business needs, these services can be tailored to meet your specific criteria with services being added or deleted, depending on the property and on your personal preferences. 
 
I.  Leasing Services  
         Advertising
         Showings
         Tenant screening
         Leasing paperwork
         Property Inspections
         Tenant complaints
II.  FINANCIAL SERVICES 
         Rent collection & disbursement to owner.
         Monthly financial reports
         Year end report & 1099
         Annual operating/maintenance budget
 III.  MAINTENANCE SERVICES 
        We take all maintenance calls 24/7. 
        Day to day maintenance issues.
        Common area upkeep
        Collect bids for larger projects.
        We work with owners that currently have maintenance people they prefer & owners that prefer to do maintenance themselves.

MANAGEMENT FEES:
We do NOT add a percentage to the maintenance bills for coordinating maintenance issues.
We have a flat fee for managing single family homes and a very reasonable rate for multi family properties.

Please contact our office for a more detailed outline of our services and fees. We look foward to hearing from you!
 
Not sure if you want turn full control over to a property management company?
 
HYBRID MANAGEMENT
 
This is a unique service The Dwelling Place offers. Long gone are the days of all or nothing. You can still manage your property with the added comfort of knowing you have a management company to handle the pesky screening/ leasing process or any unforeseen problems that may arise, such as emergency inspections or issuing proper default notices. This could be especially helpful if your rental is not near your primary home. There are several different ways you can use a property manager while managing the property your self:

Pay only for the services you want or need- Obviously, cost and services will vary depending on exactly what your needs are. For example, the owner handles their finances (rent collection, security deposits) and daily maintenance while the property manager handles screening applicants, paperwork, cleaning, move out inspections and charges a flat fee for each. If you’ve had difficulty finding good renters you like in the past, this could potentially be a good solution.

Maintenance management- If you prefer to pick your own renters but hate the midnight maintenance calls you can list the property management contact info as the emergency contact and just be charged a flat fee for each occurrence. We can also manage day to day maintenance for a small flat fee. This is especially helpful to elderly property owners that have a tendency to be taken advantage of or just dont know who to call in the event of an emergency.

If you are considering using our services, we will be happy to provide you with references from owners we currently manage for. We would also love to meet with you to review your property and to answer any questions you may have.
 
Thank you in advance for your consideration of our services and we hope to do business with you in the near future.
 
THE DWELLING PLACE
2801 S. Russell  Suite #42
Missoula, MT.  59801
(406)721-1596       

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The Dwelling Place, Inc

2801 S Russell

Missoula, Montana 59801

Telephone: 406-721-1596

Email: dppm.msla@gmail.com