Owner FAQ

Questions that we are frequently asked as property managers in South Florida:

Q: Why should I pay someone to manage my rental property?

Maybe you shouldn’t. If you have the time, the necessary experience, access to competent legal advice and are local you could and should manage your own property. If you don’t maybe you should hire someone who does. It won’t cost as much as you think.

Q: What does a property manager do?

A property manager gets involved in many things other than collecting rent and enforcing the terms of the lease. Hiring competent contractors, making sure they do the job right and stand behind the job, and ensuring that the tenant is happy is a big job. Deciding who to “give the keys” to and when to take legal action require a sense of judgment that comes from years of experience.

Q: How do I find a good property manager? How can I tell the difference between a really good property manager and someone who is just getting by?

As far as I know, there is no list of “good” property managers. There are, however, some characteristics of a property manager that would be common to all property managers who would be considered as “good”. Experience alone is not the most important factor. A “good” property manager will not only have a wealth of experience but also will possess a mature sense of judgment which comes from actual time spent in “hands on” management. None of this matters if the property management team isn’t dedicated to outstanding customer service.
Q: Do you manage any home or condo or do you only select certain properties?
We are selective in the properties we are willing to take on responsibility for. We look for an owner who is willing to maintain the property in good condition. Not all properties are “new” or “upgraded” but there is no reason why any property should be offered in less than clean and in good working condition. Good clean, well maintained properties always attract the best tenants.
Q: How much experience do you have actually managing property? Is experience necessary?
I personally have been a “hands on” property manager for over 40 years. In that time I have learned what works and what doesn’t work. Like most professionals I got most of my “experience” from the things I tried that didn’t work. Needless to say we don’t waste our time or your money on things that don’t work.
Q: Besides managing property, can you also lease my property and help me to find new rental property investments? How do you find tenants?
Leasing to the right tenant is job one. If you don’t get that right, nothing else seems to matter very much. The leasing process is about pricing the property properly for the market (and the time of year), exposing it properly so the “right” tenant has an opportunity to find it, and being patient enough to let time do its work. I advise people to consider owning rental property for long term investment and wealth building. But, like any other investment process you need to investigate before you invest. I am a Realtor as well as a property manager and can help you with these ideas and make them work for you.
Q: What do you do when a tenant doesn’t pay the rent? Also, how do you handle problem tenants?
When the tenant doesn’t pay rent on time we contact them to find out why. The law is very specific about what steps you need to take and how to take them. We are advised by the premier landlord/tenant law firm in the State of Florida (and we follow their advice). Most tenants do not want to be evicted, but they may need help solving their problem. This is where experience and judgment come into play. The same thing goes with “problem tenants”. There is no way to accurately predict whether or not an otherwise good tenant with a good prior history is going to become a problem. This is another situation where experience and mature judgment are valuable assets to have on your side.
Q: How do you screen new tenants? How do you know who to pick?
We screen tenants for their Personal Character History in the areas of credit (how many and how do they pay their obligations), criminal (have they ever been charged with a crime – and do they confess it when asked), eviction (have they ever had an eviction filed against them or refused to pay rent for any reason), registered sexual offender status (have they had problems in this area in the past). Once a prospective tenant has demonstrated that they have good character traits, we assess their prospects for how reliable they will be going forward into the future. It is more art than science.
Q: Are you familiar with the local area?
I have been managing property in the local area for over 40 years. Each city in the South Florida market seems to have its own dynamics as well as limitations as far as rental prices and expectations of the type of tenants that choose to live there. As long as you don’t confuse yourself as what an area is capable of producing, the actual managing process should be the same from area to area.
Q: If I hire you as my property manager can I check my account online? Can tenants do the same?
Yes. We currently use a rental property management software product that supports our efforts to collect, account for, and distribute funds in the way we want to accomplish that. This software is for landlords and tenants who are both able to check their accounts online. In addition the tenants can pay online and owners can receive their distributions by direct deposit.
Q: What are the three most important characteristics for a property manager to be labeled as a "professional"?
First they must have enough experience to do the job. Second, they must have mature judgment enough to handle the toughest problems. And lastly, they absolutely must have the passion to deliver the high level of service that everyone expects.

If you own a rental property in Broward, this is the company you want managing your property. In my opinion, FMCGI is ideal for both seasoned investors owning multiple properties, as well as first time landlords.

When I started business with FMCGI, I was a new investor living in California, who had just purchased his first duplex. Dave, Roger, and their staff have taken care of me ever since that first phone call. Among other things, they eliminate headaches and present me with the best long-term business strategies to meet my goals, as I plan to own more properties. Their emphasis on finding quality tenants (not just the first person with a deposit) and mitigating issues before they become problems has proven crucial to the success of my investment.

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Very prompt and responsive business. We’ve had a few issues during our lease and each time the management company was very quick to resolve.
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Apr 10, 2024
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David H and The Florida Management team are fantastic. They really care and always ready to help with anything. Thanks for your dedication and hard work.
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Mar 29, 2024
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Very happy with the services provided by Chris and Dave. They found the perfect tenants for my guest house.
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Mar 20, 2024
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Efficient, professional service.
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Mar 20, 2024
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I have no problems working with them and they are easy to work with.
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Mar 19, 2024
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I had the pleasure of working with Florida Management & Consulting Group, Inc., specifically with Dave Harper, and I couldn't be happier with the service provided. As a real estate professional, I referred one of my overseas clients to Dave and his team to manage their rental property, and the experience has been exceptional from start to finish. From the moment I handed over the reins, Dave and his team demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to excellence. They seamlessly handled the transition, taking care of the tenant I found and ensuring a smooth rental process. During the walkthrough inspection, Dave's military background shone through in his meticulous attention to detail. He went above and beyond, explaining every step of the management process to my clients, from rent collection to tenant emergencies. His thoroughness and dedication left a lasting impression on both myself and my clients. The tenants were equally impressed and left the inspection feeling confident and satisfied, knowing they were in capable hands. Dave's commitment to providing top-notch service is truly commendable, and I can't thank him and his team enough for their outstanding work. If you're looking for a property management company that goes the extra mile, look no further than Florida Management & Consulting Group, Inc. Dave Harper and his team are the epitome of professionalism, expertise, and dedication. Thank you, Dave, for exceeding expectations and ensuring a seamless experience for all involved.
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Mar 6, 2024
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Florida Management & Consulting Group are awesome to work with. They are responsive to maintenance concerns and address any outdoor HOA requests to make sure their properties are well maintained. They keep tenants informed and provide effective communication. I have enjoyed my experiences with them for the past two years.
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Mar 6, 2024
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It has been a pleasure renting from and working with Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. Everyone we've dealt with has been kind and professional and handled any concerns in a timely manner.
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Jan 11, 2024
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We’ve been with Florida Management for over 4 years and we’re very happy with their response to any issue we’ve had. We highly recommend them.
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Nov 24, 2023
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Management and staff are helpful and courteous.
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Oct 31, 2023
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Very pleased with the level of service displayed and the renting of our unit
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Oct 29, 2023
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I can't say enough about this company. They are there to help you with everything. It only takes a phone call to get your needs met. Dave, Roger, and Mary Ellen answered all my concerns during a recent family emergency. They stepped up to make the transition go very smoothly. I highly recommend Florida Management.
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Aug 23, 2023
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I am an old lady who did not want to manage my own rental property. I wanted help. So I Googled the "best real estate management companies" in the Ft Lauderdale area. Up popped "Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc." with rave reviews. They had more great reviews than any other rental company. So, I googled a request to speak with someone and within a day David, the owner, contacted me and it was a wonderful experience. David, interviewed me as well as my interviewing him. He has decades of real estate experience and tenant expertise. So does his staff. I signed up and within a week Florida Management found me a fabulous tenant including two kids and a dog. I love dogs so this is a perk. The management company also took care of the lease, inspections, background checks, ... everything. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for my income rent to be posted on their once-a-month update. Nice people. YES, I definately recommend Florida Management and Consulting Group. W
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This company is amazing 🤩 They are promo, efficient and dedicated to taking care of the tenants every issue, everytime. I am a very happy tenant.😊
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Jul 21, 2023
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Very good company I had one issue in when I called the emergency number they came out that same day! I love my home it’s beautiful and perfect for me and my family…
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May 26, 2023
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FMCG is a top notch company to care of your rental property while you have moved.. I'm out of state and fully trust their team to watch over our property and tenant.
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May 8, 2023
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I am very appreciative of the attention and guidance Florida management and Consulting Group Inc provides regarding my mom's property.
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Florida Management & Consulting is the best management company that I have known. I recommend hiring their services.
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Jan 22, 2023
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Great experience from the moment I reached out about a property for rent. Less than 1 week from my application to getting the keys. Everyone I have spoken with has been so helpful.
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Jan 16, 2023
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Very good service!
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Great experience, good follow through, good customer service
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Jun 18, 2022
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We have recently decided to rent our home. We interviewed a few companies to manage our property and without hesitation we decided to move forward with Florida Management & Consulting Group. Dave, Chris, Mary Allen are all very professional and we could tell right away that our home would be in great hands. Thank you!
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Feb 27, 2022
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Never any problems or issues!! 😁
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Always there if needed!
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Jan 24, 2022
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Few companies go "above and beyond." Many talk about it but few actually do it. Difficult to find a company that year-round will maintain the high-level of "excellent customer service" they promise. Florida Management not only has the knowledge, but they apply themselves to an outstanding level of customer service that has exceeded my expectations from day one. They have not stopped executing on their promise of serving me or my tenant. It is evident they deviate from others’ “autopilot” approach and ensure each customer is understood and served correctly. My experience as a customer (landlord) with Florida Management gives me the pleasure of highly recommending them. They have proven to excel in customer service. Thank you to Dave and his highly dedicated team. It is not an easy decision to make so I am sharing my experiences with you to hopefully help you in the process. Backstory: My rental property is not an investment but rather, the home that my wife, kids and I have lived in and created fond memories for over a decade. Therefore, I was reluctant to rent it out. Interview with Dave: Months in advance of my property being rented out, Dave took the time, listened and ultimately understood my situation and approach to converting my home to a rental property. I could tell that he was not on “autopilot” or just listening to another landlord. He was fully engaged. We walked around the home and he answered my questions on changes and upgrades I was considering. I was not surprised he was professional, friendly, realistic, down-to-earth, and extremely knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and later followed up with more information. His dedication sold me on his company but more importantly, he has maintained that level of customer service ever since. Price of services: Shopping around, I was happy to find their prices are competitive. Since the price made sense, I removed that as a differentiator and it came down to customer service so I asked myself “who do I want to do business with?” I'm glad I chose Florida Management. Finding the right tenant: Dave laid out all the information and helped me make a decision. I’m sure not every tenant story is the same BUT I am incredibly happy with my tenant. Perhaps I lucked out or perhaps Dave is that good. I couldn’t be happier with the decision we made. Rental price: Dave was spot on and suggested a competitive rental amount that made sense to the market and to me. To reiterate, I recommend Dave and his company for your property management needs. UPDATE: I am adding this portion since I decided to sell my home with Dave. We were thrown a curve-ball last minute. I was not expecting that Dave would stay with me well after the close of the house. He got his money but did he walk away? Not at all. He stayed with me dealing with City and legal issues, both beyond our control and completely unforeseeable. Months after, I really was expecting him to throw in the towel because so many others do. He constantly surprised me and he did not slow down until the issue was completely resolved. WOW. Where else do you get this level of service? Well earned 5 Stars!

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