Management Services

Let us be the cornerstone of your investment property

At Cornerstone Property Management  we are committed to the very best in residential and commercial property management services. We are licensed and insured real estate professionals that take pride in being very well informed on landlord/tenant law and use that knowledge to ensure the best possible relationship for both our tenants and investors.

Break Free from the Stress of Leasing and Managing a Home

We know that owning and managing rental property can be stressful, time consuming, and perhaps more than you bargained for. This is where we come in. We are committed to creating a environment of personal freedom from those late night phone calls and the showings that disrupt your weekend family time. Whether you need us to manage your occupied units, find suitable tenants for your vacancies, or take over all aspects of your rental base. We are there to help. We are also committed to finding the best possible tenant as quickly as possible to eliminate lengthy vacancies which increase profitability for our property owners.

Don’t let your assets turn into liabilities due to vacancies and management issues.

 

HOW ARE TENANT SCREENING FOR HOME RENTAL WORKS

Cornerstone Property Management has developed some of the most effective marketing plans for Fort Dodge rental homes. We keep our prospective tenant funnels full, including referrals from existing tenants. However, all of that is of no value if the wrong tenant ends up in your home. From non–payment of rent to damages and premature vacancy, there are a number of very costly problems that can result from lax tenant screening and acceptance procedures. Cornerstone Property Management  will handle every facet of non–desirable tenant removal for you, but our goal is to never have a need to do so. Avoidance through exhaustive tenant screening and selection procedures is how we keep our homeowners happy and profitable as rental property owners.

Initial Phone Interview
Prior to an office visit and application processing, we’ll normally have a conversation on the telephone. It will not be detailed, but we begin the tenant screening process with this conversation. We ask questions that help us to legally determine if they’re a possible candidate for a more exhaustive screening process. Some never get past this phone call simply because our questions determine that they’re not suitable for financial or other reasons.
Rental Property Tenant Application
We facilitate the tenant application process with our online application form, as this makes it more convenient and retains more prospective tenant applicants early in the process.
We have developed a very thorough application to ferret out any potential problems and filter out potentially problematic tenants.
Credit and Reference Checks
The information on the tenant application is extensive, as Cornerstone Property Management uses it to check not only the prospective tenant’s credit history, but also their past rental history and rent payment habits. We call past landlords and personal references. Family information is recorded in case we need to locate tenants after move–out.
Final Pre-Lease Interview
The last phase is a final meeting in our office is used to clear up any open questions or ambiguous information prior to execution of the lease.
A process this thorough does take a little time, however we’ve found that this level of scrutiny provides a great return on our investment of time and staff involvement. Our homeowner clients experience some of the lowest vacancy, credit loss, and tenant damage rates in the Fort Dodge rental property markets.