Property management services provided by A&S Realty can add tremendous value to your investment by preventing costly mistakes and offering your tenants a smooth and seamless experience. A&S Realty manages dozens of properties for investors who rely on our decades of knowledge to keep their properties operating efficiently. Our approach to management is hands on, and different than many of our competitors.
A&S Realty has 60+ years of experience renting apartments in Downtown Boston....we KNOW Boston rentals! We will work with property owners to ensure your rates are competitive with current market conditions and come up with a customized pricing and market strategy for your apartment. In fact, we were the first real estate agency in Back Bay to specialize in apartment rentals back in the 1960's.
Our team of highly experienced rental agents use technology to drive our listings to the top of searches. We utilize tools such as high quality photography, virtual 360 tours, YouTube, and social media to create an immersive experience for potential tenants. And rest assured that your apartment will be advertised on the most popular apartment rental websites and databases such as BostonMove.com, Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Facebook Marketplace, & even the MLS. Our network of syndication ensures your apartment listing is in front of the most potential tenants.
When it comes to reputation, our exceptional online reviews from past customers build credibility and trust with potential renters. Our agents have a curated approach to working with clients that is both relaxed, yet highly effective. Clients feel comfortable knowing they are in good hands. We will work with both landlord & tenant to ensure your rental relationship starts on the right foot.
|Rental marketing handled by the highly knowledgeable A&S rental team
|A&S handles all showings and coordination
|Full high quality photo set
|360 degree virtual tour
|Listed on the Zillow network
(Zillow, Trulia & HotPads)
|Listed on the MLS
(as needed based on market)
|Featured on BostonMove.com searches
(Featured listings show up first in search results)
|Newbury Street sidewalk signage
|Social media marketing campaigns
(as needed based on market)
A&S Realty thoroughly screens all our rental applicants. We confirm identity, check credit, verify employment, and check previous references to ensure a smooth tenancy. We will also help owners prepare all the leasing paperwork and required disclosures.
Additionally, for apartments that are managed by A&S Realty, we offer a curated lease addendum with additional owner protection clauses. Our property managers will also meet your perspective tenants "face to face" (typically over Zoom) to set expectations and go over specific building policies. We handle most deposit collections electronically, and we will even handle renewal leases and roommate changes at no cost to you!
|Verify landlord references
|FICO credit check
|Standard form leasing paperwork
|Curated leasing paperwork with additional landlord protections
|Face to face "meet & greets" with applicants
|Fast and simple online deposit collection
|Lease renewals and roommate changes
Peace of mind is one of the most important services we offer our landlords. Real estate laws are constantly changing and we are here to ensure that your property remains in compliance.
|Federal fair housing laws
|Lead paint disclosures
|Security deposit paperwork
|City of Boston ISD rental registration
|Smoke/CO detector & life safety device compliance
|Fire escape & facade affidavits
Turnovers can be difficult and expensive at times. A&S Realty is here to handle that process for you. We will schedule cleaners, organize minor repairs, reserve elevators/amenities, all to ensure your new tenant has a pleasant first impression of your property.
|Arrange for tenant keys
|Arrange turnover cleanings
|Arrange turnover painting & small repairs
|Move out inspections
|Close out security deposits
|Handle move in/out costs and specific building moving procedures
|Reserve elevator/loading dock for high rise buildings
A&S Realty has relationships with dozens of trusted and vetted vendors in Boston. An A&S managed property will get priority access to these vendors, and we will oversee the work to ensure it is done on time, on budget, and in a professional manner. We also handle preventative maintenance so that costly problems don't pop up down the road. And rest assured, we are prepared for all types of emergencies. Our goal is to cut down your maintenance expenses, which maximizes your profit.
If renovation or restoration is needed, we can also oversee these larger projects as well.
|Access to our network of trusted & vetted vendors
|Priority maintenance service
|Maintenance request app & portal for residents
(batteries, bulbs, filters, etc.)
|Suggest ways to add value to your property
|Utility meter readings
|Respond to emergencies should they arise
|Set up, negotiate, & manage vendor contracts
|Oversee renovations & restorations
A&S Realty has been around since 1960, and since then business has changed a lot. We are always innovating and adapting to the newest market technologies to ensure that tenants and owners have the best experience. We have adopted an online property management system with a resident app that allows for online rental payments, maintenance requests, document storage, and more. Our marketing now includes 360 degree virtual tours and online marketing campaigns. All paperwork is handled electronically via Docusign, and tenant meetings are done over Zoom. And as new technologies emerge we will be looking at ways to implement them to ensure a top rate experience!
|Electronic document signatures
|DepositLink ACH deposits
|ePay ACH rent collection
|Resident portal for rent payment, maintenance requests, document storage, & communication
|Rental owner portal for reporting, bookkeeping, & transparency
All owners will have access to an online portal where you can see in real time what is going on with your property. Every invoice we pay is uploaded as a .pdf and accessible 24/7. We offer our clients complete transparency as well as convenient features like ACH rent collection. We also send out quarterly and year end statements which will make taxes a breeze!
|ePay ACH rent collection
|Property tax, HOA, insurance & utility payments
|.pdf copies of all bills and invoices
|Quarterly & year end financial statements
|Open & track tenant security deposits
Note: we do not file taxes or tax forms, but will work with your accountant to ensure they have all the information they need.
Let us help take you out of the picture. We will handle all communications with your tenant(s), relay important building information, and send helpful reminders like street closures, neighborhood happenings, etc. We are also nearby in the event of a lock out. Our office becomes your tenant's central point of contact. This helps streamline operations. Relax, let A&S handle it!
|Communicate important building & neighborhood information to residents
|Online document storage for leases and other important paperwork
|Key storage & lock out help during business hours
|Work with attorney to oversee evictions
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