We offer a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. We
have an extensive portfolio of commercial real estate, multi-family unit and single family homes in the Birmingham area.
Marketing & Showing Your Property
We market your property extensively in order to bring tenant traffic to it. As soon as you have signed our
property management agreement, your home will have a sign in the front yard and a lock box on the door within
2 business days. Not only will your home be listed at WattsRealty.com, but also on Zillow.com, Apartments.com,
and over 30 other affiliate internet sites. As a real estate broker, we can also offer something that many
property management companies cannot – your home will also be listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Our qualified licensed real estate agents act as your leasing agents – tenants don’t have to have their own
agent to see your property.
Screening Prospective Tenants
“Bad” tenants cost money, so we take our tenant selection process very seriously. All applicants are screened
through 5 different qualifications: SSN verification, credit history (TransUnion), rental history, employment
verification and criminal reports are acquired on all prospects. Our leasing agents personally interview and
screen each tenant in addition to these formal background checks.
With your authority, Watts can handle all necessary maintenance and repair requests efficiently and quickly to
keep your tenant happy and help maintain your property’s equitable value. We keep maintenance costs low by hiring
qualified, insured, contracted craftsmen and service personnel to take care of the smaller repairs when possible.
When a repair calls for more specialized service, you will benefit from over a century of business relationships we
have established with trustworthy, reliable and reasonable companies. These companies specialize in HVAC, electrical,
plumbing and cleaning needs. We also have diverse relationships with vendors who provide roofing, foundation and
other major home repairs. If you have preferred vendors or a home warranty company, Watts Realty is happy to work
with them directly.
Collections & Accounting
Over the last hundred years or so, we’ve learned what works when it comes to managing the most important return on your
property: Money. Watts Realty utilizes Appfolio Management Software to keep track of your money, including a number of
checks and balance programs to keep your money in its rightful place.
Insurance & Real Estate Taxes
Those two things together sound awfully dreadful don’t they? Not to us. Watts Realty has qualified, licensed
insurance agents on staff who want nothing more than to assist you in acquiring the proper casualty and liability
insurance to meet your needs. As for your real estate taxes, Watts can monitor and pay your annual taxes as well as
provide an analysis and handle tax value protests.
We know that sometimes people are forgetful or misplace things. That’s why Watts Realty develops and maintains leases
and related document details for a minimum of six years after a file is closed. So if you have a question regarding a
past repair or tenant, we can quickly find and provide you with that information. Client reports are maintained even
longer via digitization. Owners can also locate documents at any time via the Appfolio Owner Portal.
Management Fees & Owner Payments
Each property is analyzed to determine the fees necessary to match the anticipated needs and services. For residential
management we charge a first month leasing fee when establishing new tenancy and a monthly management fee for residential
properties. Access Rental Statements via our Appfolio online Owner Portal, which provides clients with all the collection
information and paid invoices for their review and income taxes. This allows our owners to plan with confidence, knowing
that their payments will arrive on time.
Commercial Vendor Memberships
As premium members of LoopNet, Catylist, Xceligent and the Birmingham Commercial REALTORS® Council, Watts provides
information about your commercial property to industry members throughout the country and globally.
Watts Realty Company provides consultation services for investment sales, rehabilitation, assistance with financing, investment analysis,
buyer brokerage, home sales referrals, tenant representation, development, new construction, tenant improvement and other related
functions at competitive fees.