Contacting Property Manager...
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Types of Properties We Manage:
- Single Home/condo (up to $300K)
- Single Home/condo ($300 to $500K)
The Latest at CD Property Management
At the beginning of 2012, Chris Dougal, a Partner and Principal Broker for CD Property Management, became a professional member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). He has completed his 48 hours of residential property management classes and is currently working on completing the final requirements to become a Residential Management Professional (RMP). Chris and John are both looking forward to attending the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), Annual Convention in San Diego at the end of 2013. CD Property Management, as well as the NARPM, stands by a Code of Ethics. In doing so, CD Property Management, hopes to build relationships of trust and integrity with our clients, tenants, and communities we service. To see the reasons to use a NARPM member click here.
Everyone Has a Different Reason for Owning a Property
Some wish to produce an income, some have a home they cannot sell, some want to keep a home for future use and others purchase real estate as an investment. No matter what the reason, CD Property Management specializes in improving and/or maintaining the condition and value, while also maximizing income. To discuss all of your options, be sure to give us a call.
The Tenants Comes First
Keeping a good relationship with those who are providing the cash flow is essential. Over the years we have found that having a good working relationship and open communication with the tenant will extend the tenure of most and also allow us to easily maintain and manage the condition of your home. We understand this is very important to you!
Keeping Up on Maintenance Is Key
From cleaning the gutters to having the furnace serviced and filters changed, planning is the cornerstone to efficient management and preservation of the property. At CD Property Management we understand maintenance issues are time sensitive and need to be addressed quickly and professionally to keep the home protected from any possible damage and to keep our tenants happy and comfortable. By having a great working relationship with our preferred contractors and vendors, we find it easy to handle all maintenance needs immediately.
We Keep Track of Income and Expenses
At CD Property Management we are a full service management company that keeps track of all income and expenses for your property. This makes it very easy for us to see who did what throughout the year and what it cost. After the end of the year we will send you a 1099 and Profit and Loss statement showing all income and expenses. This again, makes owning a rental property a pleasant and worry free experience for you.
We Handle the Problems
Everyone has heard of the problems associated with owning rentals: collecting rent, late night calls on water leaks or furnaces not producing heat and various other appliances not working properly. With our years of experience, CD Property Management certainly can help manage and remove these worries or problems. Having the right management company will give you more than a peace of mind; it will be a good investment.
After we have a signed contract, we begin the marketing process. We will take the pictures and make any suggestions to make sure the property is in "rent-ready" condition. Next we will post the property for rent on several different websites, including mibor.com, so that other area agents working with clients will be able to access the home and show it.
The Application and Lease Process
Once we have interested parties, we will have them fill out CD Property Management's application, which will also include a credit and background check of the applicants. Once we have verified the information submitted and gathered all of the needed information, we make our recommendation to you and allow you the Owner to review the information and make the final decision. Once approved, we will submit CD Property Management's lease for their signature and make arrangements to collect the necessary funds for move-in. During the term of the lease, the tenants will make rent checks payable to CD Property Management, and the funds will be verified by CD Property Management's escrow account.
Maintenance and Fees
The two common fees you the Owner will incur are management fees and maintenance expenses for your home. CD Property Management will handle the phone calls, coordination and bills associated with these maintenance costs. Then once we receive the rent, we simply deduct the fees and send you a check for the remainder. As every management situation is different, you the Owner decide the maximum allowance for repairs without consent. Typically, in a new management agreement, we work closely with the Owner for any uncommon maintenance needs to ensure we are handling them the best possible way and have all the facts regarding the home.
Move In and Out
Our new tenants will be required to fill out a move-in inspection report documenting the current condition of the home and any areas of concern. Once received from our tenants, management will review and investigate any concerns not known at the time of move-in. Prior to or after move out, CD Property Management will do a move-out inspection to ensure the home was returned in move-in ready condition. Also before the home is vacant we will work closely with the tenant to help the move out process go smoothly. Then we can begin marketing the home for lease or sale.
Accounting and Communication
As mentioned earlier, CD Property Management will be responsible for collecting and depositing the rent for your property. At anytime we can provide a detailed report of all the rental income and expenses associated with your home. After year-end we will have you fill out a W-9 so that we can send you a 1099 form and also a 12-month profit and loss statement for your property, again breaking down the different incomes and expenses for your property. We are very easy to reach, via phone call, email, or text. Day or night, when you call us, you reach us, not a secretary.
John T. Creamer received his real estate license in 1986 and become a full time REALTOR at that time. John is broker salesperson, and has been a member of the multi-million dollar club for over 15 years. John is also a past- president of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS (MIBOR) and currently serves as Regional Vice-President of the Indiana Association of REALTORS representing central Indiana.
John has been with the CENTURY 21 System since 1988. I 1996, John hired Rick Elson as his assistant who later became a partner and started the Creamer Elson Group which today has five agents working together to provide the best marketing team in Central Indiana.
John has also been active in real estate investment. He purchased his first Meridian Kessler double in 1987, and formed Creamer Team Management in 1999 to better assist those interested in making an investment in real estate. John became active in the Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association in 1993, and in 2001, John was appointed to the Meridian Kessler Board of Directors where he serves as the chairman of the Membership Committee. He feels his involvement in the neighborhood association gives him a better understanding of the neighborhood issues, and knowledge of the market.
John and his wife, Molly have two daughters, Caroline and Annemarie. They are members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Chris Dougal became a partner in Creamer Dougal management in 2009. He moved to Indianapolis after graduation in December 2006. He graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in Construction Management, and a minor in Business Administration. In March 2009, Chris began working with Creamer-Elson Management to help market vacant properties, assist with maintenance and to manage the day to day operations of 22 units in the Broad Ripple area.
Chris is a member of the National Association of Realtors and also an active member of MIBOR. Chris has been the director of property management and a licensed Realtor since January 2010. He has been expanding the leasing and management business, while also assisting friends, family, and referrals in finding their first home, their next home, or their dream home.