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Not all professionals are equal.
Below you will find some helpful charts comparing typical industry practice with our way of doing things.
|New Account Setup Fee||$0||Up to $500|
|Transfer Fee (Vacant Home)||$0||Up to 1 month's rent|
|Transfer Fee (6+ month Lease)||$0||Up to 1 month's rent|
|Transfer Fee (Less than 6 month Lease)||$250 - $350||Up to 1 month's rent|
|Advertising Fee||$0||$15 - $50/mo or flat rate up to $250|
|Vacancy Fee||$0||$100/mo and up|
|Leasing Fee||$250-$350||Up to 1 month's rent|
|Base Management Fee||7% to 10%||7% to 10% + 6% Lease Commission|
|Service Coordination Fee||$0||Invoice Markup or Flat Rate|
|Maintenance Reserve||Up to 1 Month's Rent||1 Month's Rent and up|
A word on fees
As good as the above comparison may look to you (and your bank account), it is critical to understand, Brickleys does not compete on fees. In other words, we are not trying to be the “cheapest” option as a way to gain your business. We do try to be the option with the most value.
Trying to undercut the competition will always lead to burn-out and ultimately your property will suffer from substandard services. Trying to bloat the services (or pretend there are different acceptable levels of service to offer) in order to charge more is not fair to you.
While our fees may be affected by individual market conditions, broader economic factors and evolving industry standards, we will always be clear, transparent and fair.
Want more details about fees in your area?
Schedule a no-obligation appointment with your local Brickleys. Also, check out the feature comparison below for even more side-by-side comparison of property manager services.
|Before & After HD Inspection Video/Photos||✔||✘|
|Written Inspection Reports||✔||✔|
|HD Video Tour for Tenant Prospects||✔||✘|
|Gallery or Photo Tour||✔||✔|
|Advertising to Top Rental Sites Included||✔||✘|
|Advertising for Additional Fees||✘||✔|
|Automated Weekly Vacancy Reports 🛈
|Technology-based & Convenient Showing System||✔||✘|
|In-office Key Check-out Showing System||✘||✔|
|Online/Electronic Application Process||✔||✘|
|National Criminal, Credit & Rental Screening Included||✔||✘|
|Additional Fees for Tenant Screening||✘||✔|
|Pay Rent Online via Credit Card or Bank Draft||✔||✘|
|Pay Rent In-Office||✔||✔|
|Online Real-time Maintenance Issue Reporting||✔||✘|
|Phone or In-office Maintenance Issue Reporting||✔||✔|
|After-hours Maintenance Request Handling||✔||✘|
|After-hours Emergency Handling||✔||✔|
|Emphasis on Eco-Friendly Office Environment||✔||✘|
|Off-site Data Storage and Backup||✔||✘|
|Automatic Monthly Reporting with 24/7 Owner Access||✔||✘|
|Locally Owned/Operated Franchise 🛈
|Corporate Office Benefiting the Clients 🛈
* Business models and fee structures can change. Some competitors may offer more features or fewer fees than respresented here. However, we have found the above representations to be a fair picture of the industry in general. The fact is, it is difficult to change operations if you've been doing it one way for many years. Unless you build a business around an adaptive mentality (like we did), it is easy to get stuck in "this is how it's always been done".
Furthermore, our features and fees are subject to change. We just won't do it without clearly communicating it to our customers. Our goal is always to offer the most value in the services you get. Rest assured, if something changes, you will benefit either directly or indirectly. We aren't in the habit of charging for things for the sake of it. So, be sure to talk to your local office to make sure you have the latest information (our website staff may have been slow with an update).