Property Management

Picture-069-300x199Thornburg & Associates, Inc. manages a wide variety of residential properties. We have a long list of satisfied owners for whom we have placed thousands of properties for rent in Catawba County and adjacent areas. We currently manage several hundred home, townhouse, condominium, and apartment rentals. Our company consistently maintains a very low vacancy ratio because we work hard to make good matches between tenants and rentals. If you are thinking of hiring our company to manage your rental property, here is a summary description of the process we implement:

Marketing & Pre-Occupancy

  • Your property will be advertised on our website, Zillow, Trulia, Hot Pads, Facebook and other Social Media platforms, and the local newspaper.
  • We will place a physical ‘for rent’ sign on site.
  • We implement comprehensive screening for applicants that evaluates their rental history, employment/income qualifications, credit history, and criminal background.

During Occupancy

  • The management fee will begin when your tenant signs the lease and will be effective thereafter only when the property is rented.
  • Our office will serve as the contact point between you and your tenants.
  • Our office is equipped to handle all maintenance problems, including those arising on nights and weekends. Unlike other local property managers we provide this service to the owners we represent free of charge.
  • If a tenant defaults or violates the terms of his or her lease agreement we will take the appropriate legal action on your behalf.

When Tenants Move Out

  • When we receive a notice to vacate from a tenant our office begins marketing their unit, usually 30 days before the keys are returned.
  • After the tenant returns possession of a rental unit we inspect and record the property’s condition.  We will arrange all maintenance, painting, and cleaning necessary to make the property move-in-ready and deduct losses from the tenant’s security deposit.
  • If a tenant fails to pay for losses in unpaid rent or property damage we will take legal action on your behalf to recover monetary damages.