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(512) 467-1699

Harris Management  
are licensed leasing and sales brokers/agents representing property owners - landlords and sellers.

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We are a full-service property management company serving Austin, Texas. We specialize in leasing and managing small office buildings, retail centers, and multi-family properties. The rental business has become more and more complex because of new laws on landlord/tenant relations, credit practices, fair housing, and property conditions. Our staff remains current on investment property issues. Our property management team saves you money by maximizing income and minimizing expenses, increasing your net rental income.  

Locally-owned, Harris Management professionally manages each property as if it were our own personal investment.  We offer our clients the advantages of having managed a large quantity of many different property types over the last 24 years.  We have leased and managed multifamily properties, homeowner associations, office and retail buildings, and even raw land.  Our clients use our diverse experience to their advantage.  Our current management portfolio is approximately $18 million.  Periodic and timely inspections of your property allow us to stay on top of issues that will maintain and enhance the value of your property, and keep tenants and homeowners in line with any property or community policies.

Leasing is the cornerstone of a successful investment property management program.  We are experienced in marketing rental property, and generating prospects to covert them into rent paying tenants.   Tenant screening is performed in the pursuit of quality tenants.  Obtaining aggressive rental rates, while keeping the highest occupancy possible is foremost in the leasing of your property.

Marketing sources can include faxing and emailing to residential locator services, our network of commercial brokers, real estate listing services such as the Austin MLS (Multiple Listing Service), CoStar, LoopNet, our own Harris Management website, Craig's List, virtual tours, and others, local newspapers such as the Austin American Statesman,  rental magazines such as Apartment Guide, For Rent,  and Start Renting, property signage, and direct mail as each client prefers.  

 A prerequisite of sound management is prompt and decisive action against any tenant that does not pay the rent due, or homeowner who fails to pay his or her  assessment as required. We call the tenant if rent is not received by the end of the payment grace period, then if needed notices of increasing severity are sent.  On the 10th of the month evictions are typically filed for residential tenants unless other arrangements are have been made.  Commercial tenants are handled according to the terms of the lease.  The use of Austin Apartment Association residential promulgated forms and BOMA commercial forms facilitates collection activity.  At the end of each month our clients receive an easy to read statement showing all rents and other monies received, all disbursements made, and the ending cash balance along with copies of bank statements and any invoices paid.  We provide accurate and timely accounting.

We provide a monthly property walk through and provide you a copy with photos We use our own in-house service staff when available, and use insured and qualified service contractors when their services are needed.  For in-house service staff, we bill for only the time spent performing work for each property, with no minimum time or trip charge.  The current maintenance staff rate is $34.00 per hour.  We do not mark up or add a surcharge for any supplies or services to our clients.  Each account has a predetermined authorization limit, and each client is contacted prior to us ordering work that exceeds this limit.  We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to emergencies.  We strive to provide prompt courteous service while keeping our client's bottom line in mind.

Monthly Management Fee....5-10% of gross collections (minimum $300.00 monthly)                                   

Lease Fee.................Residential: 100% of 1st full month's rent (to be shared with Tenant's agent)
                                   Office or Retail: 5-6% of Gross Rents over Lease Term (to be shared with Tenant's agent)

If you have multiple properties, please contact us for a quote on fees.