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Protect Your Pipes From Freezing

Pipe freezing can be a big and costly problem! Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.

 

Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following Creekbend Property Management’s recommendations:

 

  • Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes 

  • If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
  • Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.
  • Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you can not thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
  • Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

Creekbend Property Management knows from experience that implementing preventative maintenance now will save money on expensive emergency repairs and wasted energy costs. Properly maintaining your home also enhances its value and appeal and is less effort than managing a crisis later.

Creekbend Property Management is a Charleston rental property management company in SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

Don’t have much space for a tree? If you live in a small apartment, condo, etc… don’t let that keep you from getting into the holiday spirit! There are many alternative creative ways to decorate your home. Your local neighborhood dollar stores will carry most of the materials to create a cozy holiday atmosphere. Creekbend Property Management, Charleston’s rental property management company, has some holiday decorating ideas for small spaces to get you started.

 

Make a DIY table top tree

Hunt for some tree branches outside, use gardening pebbles or marbles to stand them in a flowerpot. Drape the branches with festive ribbons and hang with ornaments

Hang a wreath

Wreaths will add a pop of holiday cheer anywhere they’re placed! Whether you make one from pine tree branches, eucalyptus branches, intertwined holly leaves or even a store bought wreath

Cover Exterior Door with Holiday Wrapping Paper

Make your front entrance an inviting, cheerful greeting to all your guests without the need to hang blinking lights. A pretty metallic papered door with a wreath or bow is a simple, elegant decoration.

Place Pomanders Around the Living Room

Make your own traditional sweet-scented holiday ornament! You’ll need some oranges or Clementines, and whole cloves to push into orange rind. It’s a safer alternative to using scented candles.

Hang Garland

String garland across the room from opposite corners to meet in the middle. Or drape by swagging garland across doorways, fireplace mantels, or wrap around stair railings. Add holiday lights around the garland for more drama.

Make a Christmas tree or Hanukkah Banner

You’ll need a wooden dowel, hot glue gun, twine or yarn, a piece of fabric and some paint. Measure the space that you will be hanging your banner to determine how long the dowel will be and how much fabric you’ll need. Drape fabric around dowel and hot glue to attach. Tie the twine or yarn around ends of dowel to hang the banner to thumbtack or picture frame hanger. Paint your design on fabric or you can cut a tree or menorah design out of felt to hot glue to fabric!

With a little bit of creativity you will get that cozy holiday feel without sacrificing your space or budget. Creekbend Property Management wishes all a happy and peaceful holiday!

 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, rental property management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Thanksgiving Safety and Hosting Tips For Tenants

It’s that time of year for holiday planning and preparations! Creekbend Property Management knows that tenants who diligently follow the rules may accidentally or unintentionally let things get out of hand during the holidays. Whether you are hosting a party or preparing a feast at home it’s wise to be aware of potential hazards or problems that could occur.

 To help you plan for a safer and happier Thanksgiving, Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston rental property company, has provided these 5 tips:

 

  1. Open flames inside

Thanksgiving and other holiday decorations often include candles, scented wax warmers and other open-flame decorations. It doesn’t take much to jostle a table, tip over a candle and cause a fire.

Open flames and children or pets is generally a recipe for disaster and can quickly cause your Thanksgiving preparations to go up in flames. Remember where the fire extinguishers are and how to use them.

  1. Deep frying turkeys

A fast-growing trend in preparing turkey for Thanksgiving is to deep fry it in the backyard in a large vat of hot oil. The potential for injury and property damage is huge with deep frying turkeys. Again, make sure children and pets are being monitored and have a fire extinguisher handy.

  1. Overloading electronics

Thanksgiving dinner preparation in a small space like an apartment can mean lots of extra appliances, like electric frying pans, slow cookers, griddles and more. Add in anything that overnight guests bring in, such as hair dryers, curling irons, and other electronic devices and the outlets may get overloaded. Besides, a lot of people put up holiday lights inside and outside during Thanksgiving to get a jump on decorating for Christmas. Tenants should limit the number of appliances and electronic devices in use simultaneously Use power strips to reduce the risk of electrical-related problems and even an electrical fire.

  1. Guest Parking

If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving gathering, there will likely be a need for extra parking. Make sure your guest knows where the available guest parking spots are and to park their cars properly. When cars are squeezed into spaces that are set aside for other residents, double parked or even parked in places that aren’t even meant for parking could be recipe for potential fender-benders and irritated neighbors.

  1. Tenants are responsible for their guests

Thanksgiving often means out-of-town guests arriving for dinner or even staying overnight for a few days. Tenants need to know that they are responsible for the actions and behavior of their guests. Whether it’s violating the noise regulations as outlined in the rental lease agreement to swimming in the pool after hours to illegal activity, if the guests of the tenant are not following the lease agreement, the tenant can be penalized for it.

 Creekbend Property Management wishes you an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving!

  Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Small Solutions to Avoid Big Plumbing Disasters

Most of us don’t think of the plumbing in our homes until something goes wrong. Much like remembering to replace the windshield wipers on your car; it’s not given ANY thought until it rains! You, family members, or guests may be using your plumbing system incorrectly and not know it! 

 

Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston rental property management company, has provided some common sense plumbing tips to share because an ounce of prevention will save you a ton of money, time, and messy problems!

 

  • In Case of an Emergency -Know where the water shut off valve is located! In the event of a broken pipe, overflowing toilet, it is vital that you and your household know where to locate the water shut off valve.
  • Use Drain Catchers or Screens to Drain Covers in Kitchen and Tubs/Showers-If you don’t have a garbage disposal unit, food should not enter the drain where it can accumulate and clog pipes. Scrap excess food residue into trash can and rinse in sink ensuring that you are using drain catchers to keep food items from clogging up the pipes. For bathrooms these screens will help to prevent hair, toothpaste caps, or small jewelry items from creating a clogged drain.
  • Garbage Disposal Never- Evers!- Do not put bones, of any kind and size, onion peels, potato peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, glass, rubber or metal. Never use chemical drain cleaners to unclog it.
  • Prevent Clogged Drains with Monthly Baking Soda and White Vinegar Treatments- Every month sprinkle ¼ cup of baking soda into your sink and tub drains, followed with just enough warm water to get the powder well into the drain. Then pour in 1 cup of white vinegar. Let the mixture stand a few hours or overnight to help dissolve scum and bacteria buildup, flush the drains with hot water.
  • Avoid the Pouring Grease Down the Drain- Even if you use a garbage disposal, grease damages drains. According to the EPA, 50% of all clogged drains are due to oil, grease and fat build-up in drain pipes. To avoid the problem of grease accumulation, let hot grease cool in a disposable container i.e. coffee can, soup can, and then dispose of it properly.
  • Use Plungers Before Reaching for the “Drano”- The most common solution for slow or stopped up drains is pouring in a bottle of drain cleaner, however it often takes more than a couple of uses to clean out the clog. Repeated use of these caustic chemicals can damage pipes and are harmful to the environment. To avoid dependence on these harsh chemicals, try a plunger or auger to loosen up clog or pull out the debris (use rubber gloves, it can be quite yucky). If you absolutely need to resort to using the drain cleaner make sure you use the correct product.  Drain cleaner for the sink is not the same product to use for a clogged toilet! Read the instructions before using!
  • Talk to Family Members, Especially Children About What is Acceptable to Flush- Avoid dumping food, cat litter or paper towels down the toilet. Many plumbers will tell you that wipes are not flushable regardless of manufacturer’s claims. Provide an airtight waste can in each bathroom for disposal of items that should not be flushed down the commode.
  • Install Washing Machine Hose Screen– To make washing machines operate better and last longer, install inexpensive hose screens on the hot and cold water hoses to keep sediment from clogging the washing machine’s pumps and valves.
  • Avoid Hanging Shower Caddy on the Showerhead- Too many heavy items on a caddy hanging on the showerhead puts stress on the plumbing fixture that is not designed to be weight bearing and will damage the head and may cause cracks in surrounding tiles. As another storage option install a shelving system that uses suction cups to anchor shelving into corner of tub.

Creekbend Property Management knows that these simple maintenance efforts now can stop little problems from becoming big, expensive repairs. We want your rented home to be cozy and functional. We, as a property management company, also want the investment property to be well taken care of. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our properties and the relationships we have with our property investors and our tenants. 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Consult a Property Management Company Before Investing Sight Unseen!

Thinking of investing in rental property? Whether you’re a seasoned house hunter or a first-time buyer, the process of purchasing property can have plenty of pitfalls. Creekbend Property Management, a full-service rental property management company serving Charleston and surrounding communities in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties, recommends consulting a reputable property management company to provide you an impartial opinion regarding the prospective investment.

 

 Before diving in and signing on the “dotted” line, here are a few points to consider why a property management company should be consulted:

  • You want to avoid hidden problems down the road; especially if you’re thinking of buying investment property sight unseen and relying solely on the seller’s “pitch.” The seller is looking out for their own best interest, and will not point out potential problems or issues with the property.
  • A property may look good on paper because the numbers are real and they add up. But a visit to the site may paint a different picture. Property management firms are in the business of making critical decisions on the behalf of their clients by overseeing, improving and preparing properties to maximize rental revenue.
  • The property manager‘s job is to be the “eyes and ears” for their client. They will look for issues such as water damage, leaky pipes, signs of a weak foundation, outdated electrical wiring, antiquated heating system, spongy flooring etc…
  • A property manager will also research the whether the neighborhood is up and coming or in decline and to advise what the potential rental income would be based on the location by conducting market analysis, comparisons and rent projections.

If you’re considering a “flip” or a long term investment opportunity, invest wisely by consulting a reputable property manager to do the leg work for you.   Creekbend Property Management represents out of area investors and homeowners, offering stress relief rental management. We provide peace of mind by managing so you don’t have to! 

Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston property management company, is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Why Hire A Rental Property Management Company?

Creekbend Property Management knows that one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an owner or investor is whether you should hire a rental property management company. Many owners/investors manage properties on their own or with the help of an employee, such as a resident manager. But sometimes owners need more help, and that’s when a property management company might make sense. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider hiring Creekbend Property Management, a full-service rental property management company serving Charleston and surrounding communities in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties:

 

  • Market Appraisal: A property management company will be able to give an independent assessment of the correct rent for a rental property; avoiding lost income through a high vacancy rate.
  • Tenant Selection: A property management company will have access to information on people with a history of being undesirable tenants and also undertake a thorough background check on all applications.
  • Marketing: Many prospective tenants contact local property managers directly for information about properties for lease. In addition, a property management company will also have access to Internet marketing which is becoming more important in the rental market.
  • Viewing the property: Showing prospective tenants the property takes time because people generally want to view the property during after work hours such as the evenings or weekends.  Owners/investors are more restricted in their time and therefore may not be able to find the best tenant for the property in the fastest time.
  • Leases: Having the tenant complete and sign their contacts of agreement is very important as it protects owners and investors. A clearly written contract should clearly state the responsibilities of the tenant and the owner i.e., termination of rental contract. Some investors overlook this key part of renting a property with the result that problems are created between the tenant and owner.
  • Termination of lease: Problems can often arise when the tenant wants to terminate the contract i.e. lack of notice or failure to leave the property in the same condition it was first leased. A property manager will ensure that the contract is properly terminated and that a new tenant can be sourced quickly reducing vacancy rates.
  • Tenant Retention: One of the most common reasons why good tenants leave a rental property is that the landlord does not provide a high level of service i.e. it may takes weeks to fix an air conditioner because the landlord is too busy with personal issues. By employing a property manager, landlords can be assured that all of their tenant’s requirements are dealt with promptly and this will in turn reduce vacancy rates.
  • Maintenance Issues: A property manager will conduct regular property inspections to make sure the investment property is properly maintained and take action if it is not. Maintaining the value of the asset should be a key consideration for investors.
  • Legal Issues: Because of the growing trend towards litigation, people who privately lease their properties can open themselves to litigation if they fail to discharge their legal responsibilities in relation to the investment property i.e. fixing items in the investment property that could cause personal injury. A property manager is fully briefed on these legal responsibilities and this offers additional peace of mind for the investor.
  • Professional relationship: Investors who manage their investment properties tend to develop friendships with their tenant which means that problems can arise when the tenant fails to pay their rent or maintain the property. By using the services of a property manager, the relationship is kept on a business footing which will be financially beneficial for the investor.

Creekbend Property Management deals directly with owners and tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your rentals, collecting rent, handling maintenance and repair issues, responding to tenant complaints, and even pursuing evictions. Plus, Creekbend Property Management brings its know-how and experience to your property, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your investment is in good hands.

 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant,  Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Tips to Make Your Home Welcoming and Safe for Halloween

Prepping for Halloween? If so, you’re probably hitting the pumpkin patch, buying candy, and maybe even planning costumes. But don’t forget to spruce up outside if you want trick-or-treaters to stop by on Halloween night and make it safe for the little ones!

 

 

 

Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston, SC rental property management company offers some suggestions you can do to make your home more welcoming and safe for trick-or-treaters:

  • Sweep the walk/stoop/porch. The path front door can become littered with leaves, acorns, and dirt without notice. Inspect the front entryway and give it a quick sweep in advance of the big night!
  • Fine tune the lighting. Replace any bulbs that might be burnt out at the front door, porch, or paths leading to your house. Clean off bugs and cobwebs that always seem to accumulate in outdoor fixtures. Otherwise, your home might look like a real-life haunted house and scare trick-or-treaters away!
  • Decorate. A jack-o-lantern or collection of pumpkins and squash is enough to say that you’ve got spirit. Opt for seasonal instead of “Halloween-y” if you want that decor to last through until after Thanksgiving!
  • Have a presence. Simply giving the impression that the front of your home or apartment is used and enjoyed makes it more welcoming. Have seating out front, maybe a small table decorated for the season. This street presence can be established from indoors, too, with a chair pulled up and a reading lamp turned on inside a front window.
  • Ready the door itself. Is the front door clean? Give it a good scrubbing and wash the glass on the storm door if needed.
  • Leave the lights on. If kids see your lights are off, they will think you’re out of candy or you’re not passing any out. If you want to keep your house dark to make it seem spooky, that’s okay, but make sure to have some form of light, whether it’s a string of pumpkin lights, a porch light, a light on inside the house, or simply a Jack O’ Lantern.
  • Have “good” candy. We all want kids to be healthy, but on Halloween, please refrain from giving out apples or dried fruit. If you give out dried fruit, kids won’t come to your house. Chocolate, candy, and chips are good options to choose from when buying Halloween candy.
  • Keep pets secured.  If you have a dog that tends to bolt out the door the moment it’s opened, you run the risk of a small child getting knocked down. Keep Fido in a back room away from all the activity.

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Cut Energy Costs this Winter

As cool weather rolls in, it’s time to turn up the heat! For most renters, energy bills are one of the biggest monthly expenses and heating your home can be one of the most expensive components of your monthly budget. Luckily, making some easy adjustments in your home can dramatically reduce how much you spend on energy.

 

Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston, SC rental management company has provided ways to help you cut energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your homes this winter with these tips:

  • First things first, tenants should make sure all windows are closed and locked.

In the summer, it’s common to bounce between opening the windows and keeping them closed to keep your home cool. It’s understandable if you forgot to lock your windows before the cold weather arrives, but take the time to ensure all windows are locked and sealed to keep warm air from escaping.

  • Check for sunlight coming through outside door and frame

If you can see sunlight, you will have cold air blowing in. This means your furnace will need to work harder and longer to keep your home warm. Easy solution to combat drafts is seal the door frame with felt weather stripping.

  • Check your furnace filter and change it monthly—without exception. 

Keeping your furnace and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and help you save on your bills.The air filter keeps pollution and debris out of your HVAC system, allowing for proper and efficient operation. A dirty filter will slow down the air flow, making the furnace work harder to heat your home. This wastes energy and will result in higher energy bills.

  • Open curtains and blinds to allow warming sunlight into your house.

Opening the curtains on your south-facing windows during winter days allows free heat into your home. Close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside. Be sure to keep windows clean—a dust-free window allows more sunlight and warmth to enter your home.

  • Remember to adjust your thermostat at night. 

By turning your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours every day, you can save hundreds of dollars per year on your heating bills. Consider investing in flannel sheets or a warm comforter for your bed and keeping your home cooler when you sleep.

  • If you have ceiling fans in your house, you can use them to your advantage.

Ceiling fans can be used strategically to achieve better airflow: counter-clockwise will push hot air up in the summer and clockwise will trap heat inside to keep your rooms warmer during cooler months. Turn your ceiling fan on a low setting to gently push hot air back down.

Creekbend Property Management is the answer to all your investment property needs. We are good at what we do. We want you to be successful. 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

The Benefits of Hiring a Property Management Company for Your Rental Investment

How does the home owner benefit from a Property Manager when renting out their home? This question should cross every investor or homeowners mind when they consider renting out their home.  Why you ask? Because everyone needs options when making a life changing decision, and yes becoming a landlord is a life changing job. As a landlord you constantly deal with issues from the tenant, whether they are big or small, it’s possible your phone could be ringing often, especially when you’re renting more than one home.

 

What the Property Manager does is become the middle man, and the landlord. If you’re working, or on a vacation, it can be quite difficult to handle a tenant’s immediate needs, such as their a/c system not cooling on the hottest day of the year. You need to have a backup plan for your backup plan.

That’s where  Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston rental property management company can be there when you can’t to make sure your investment home is fixed promptly and properly.

 

How does Creekbend Property Management benefit you, the homeowner?

  • We call the plumber, the electrician, the water company, etc. to make sure the tenant’s needs are assessed and you can relax on your Hawaiian vacation.
  • We conduct routine home inspections twice a year to make sure it is as safe and livable as possible, once again, so you don’t have to. We will always shop around for the best quotes for our clients.
  • We run background and a credit check on every tenant, a cost that is covered by us. This gives everyone a good idea on what kind of tenant will be renting the home.
  • We use state of the art property management software that allows tenants to pay rent online, request maintenance service, keeps track of rental collections, work orders, and inspections.
  • We advertise vacancies on over 100+ listing sites through our website, reaching more potential tenants, getting your rental filled faster
  • We schedule showings with all tenants to show them the home and get to know them on a personal level, because sometimes a simple paper just doesn’t cut it. A personable Property Manager is one who wants and retains a permanent and trustworthy tenant.

This all sounds like a lot of work doesn’t it? That’s because it’s a full time job that employs people all over the world. If you’re renting out your old home you want to have time to relax on a boat and fish on the bay, do you really want to drop everything to fix an issue or interview perspective tenants? No, you want your investment to work for you! If you want more information on how Creekbend Property Management can help you get paid while sun tanning, golfing, or traveling, please contact us by email or phone.

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant,  Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

What Does Creekbend Property Management do?

What does Creekbend Property Management do? To start, we manage… to make you money. You may ask, exactly what does that mean? Simply put, our job is to make you money and minimize your stress! We want you, as an investor, to make the most out of your rental property. Creekbend Property Management got over 10% more rent than a landlord in more than 80% of the properties that we took over last year.

 

Creekbend Property Management is a well established Charleston property management company, providing rental management services as a one-stop-shop for all of your concerns as a homeowner or potential property investor!

  • We properly market your property on 200 sites including: Trulia, Zillow, Craigslist, our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and our official Creekbend Property Management website. We create ads that are appealing to renters and show off the properties. We feel each property is special and we try to highlight that in every post. After we gather multiple interested parties, we thoroughly check each applicant to ensure they are responsible financially and otherwise.

Success! We have found a wonderful new tenant for your property! Next, to keep the property investor stress free, we prepare all lease agreements, lease renewals, and/or termination.

 

  • Before handing the keys over to the new tenants, we go over the lease with the new tenants to ensure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. We then photograph the property: inside and out for documentation. We, as a rentalproperty management company, want you to be aware of the exact condition your property is in. We want to assure you that your investment property is still spic and span.

We save the homeowner money by having our very own maintenance staff to handle general repairs. If the issue is more than a general repair, we work closely with many companies in the Charleston area which often give us, and in turn you, lower prices.

 

  • Once your tenant has moved in, we collect a security deposits as well as the monthly rental payments in order to keep the investor hassle-free by using cutting-edge property software technology. If there is ever an issue with a tenant, we address it immediately. We handle delinquent payments and returned checks. If the problem grows out of hand, we also handle tenant evictions and legal matters. We have an experienced attorney that we can reach out to at any time.

If damage due to unforeseen events i.e. severe weather were to happen to your property, we also handle and process insurance claims. We deal with the insurance companies for you to get you the most money. Creekbend Property Management also has a fulltime Spanish speaker ready to help with any communication.

 

  • Finally, at the end of each month we give you a detailed report of your investment property to keep you informed about your property. Now, go take that vacation and let us do the work for you!

Creekbend Property Management is the answer to all your investment property needs. We are a professional property management company; We are good at what we do. We want you to be successful!

 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

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