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THE #1 PREFERRED
LEASING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN WASHINGTON, DC

BUILDIUM'S APM 2021

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Single 7% management fee

Fully owner-aligned team

We've engaged with 16,000+ prospective tenants since 2016 and built an unparalleled network of renters in Washington, DC. Our relationships and data boost our listings and generate real results.

Our property owners saved on average $1,238 last year with Squire.

One fee.  No markups.  No funny business.

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We charge a single, all-encompassing 7% management fee, with no other fees ever charged for our property management. For leasing, we charge one month's rent and guarantee the lease term.
 
We don't charge for lease renewals, or miscellaneous inspection fees, or extra report fees, or Uncle Jim's extra time fees... and we never markup maintenance.

Property Management:
maximizing a property's value by ensuring limited or no vacancy, the most competitive maintenance pricing, excellent tenant relationships, and clear and consistent financial reporting with full transparency and alignment. 
 

We find tenants quickly with great listings, guaranteed.

Squire lists your rental property on dozens of sites to ensure maximum exposure. Our listings stand out with excellent photography and superb writing, and include easy online applications.
 
We run extensive background and credit checks on interested applicants and ensure you have a high quality pool of candidates from which to select a new tenant.
 
We handle all the rental unit showings and create a custom and compliant lease, conduct an in-person tenant walk-through and explanation of lease terms, and a thoroughly documented move-in inspection.

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We never charge extra fees for our property management.

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The average DC property management company charges a fee for property management (8% to 10%), plus a surcharge on maintenance work performed, a fee for inspections, a fee for legal compliance, a fee for lease renewals, etc.
 
Property management companies are often outdated and the industry's fee structure is too high, which is why we only charge 7% of rent for property management - with no extra fees, ever.

We regularly inspect properties and reduce maintenance costs.

Squire conducts routine inspections and documents all the results on our digital platform. Our transparent and thorough inspection process ensures everyone is on the same page and helps enable a diligent security deposit review. 

 

Tenants can easily report issues at any time of day through our 24/7 emergency phone line. We also offer text capability, automated rent payment reminders, and free rent auto-pay for every tenant.

 

Our network of vendors is the cornerstone of our business and we rigorously monitor their performance to ensure service is completed at the most competitive rate. We never profit from maintenance work, which sets Squire apart from nearly every other property management company.

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We use technology to improve our property management.

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Our software speeds up response times and lowers costs. Our online portal makes it easy for landlords to monitor their property in real-time and for tenants to report issues, share photos, coordinate visits, and receive reminders.

Property management is significantly improved when software enforces consistency and when all parties can see property information in real-time.
 
Data on tenant interactions, maintenance tasks, and property inspections are conveniently available to landlords. We've automated the boring stuff so we can charge less and spend more time on what matters. 

 
 
 
 
 

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How do you determine a property's optimal rent rate?

Calculating the correct market rental rate is one of Squire's - or any property management company's - most important roles. There is no single formula that can provide a property owner a perfect number, but we believe that relying on extensive data helps landlords make informed decisions that maximize rental revenue.

The most important concept for a landlord to understand when agreeing to a rental rate is the trade-off between the listed rental price and the total time a property is vacant. We'll explain more below, but the basic idea is that a more competitive listing will see greater tenant demand, more rental applications, and thus on average a shorter vacancy period. A unit that is listed for a rental price that is too low may rent more quickly due to greater demand, but can cost a landlord significantly in the long run by under-valuing a property. Alternatively, placing a tenant at a higher rental rate, but with a significant vacancy period, may actually cost a landlord money in forgone rent. The good news is that you can (and we argue must!) calculate some of the trade-offs in the rate-setting decision, which helps a landlord set a price that matches their individual demand for a tenant.