"THE #1 PREFERRED
LEASING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN WASHINGTON, DC"
BUILDIUM'S APM 2021 & 2022
No contract term required
Single 7% management fee
Fully owner-aligned team
One fee. No markups. No funny business.
Squire charges a single, all-encompassing 7% management fee, with no other fees ever charged for property management.
For leasing, Squire charges one month's rent and guarantees the lease term.
Squire's property owners appreciate full transparency and complete alignment.
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.
Squire finds great tenants quickly with superb listings and an unparalleled network, guaranteed.
Squire syndicates your rental property to dozens of the leading rental sites to ensure maximum exposure. Our listings stand out with excellent photography and superb writing, and include easy online applications. Squire runs extensive background and credit checks on interested applicants and ensures you have a high quality pool of candidates from which to select a new tenant. We handle all rental unit showings and create a custom and compliant lease, conduct a tenant walk-through and explanation of lease provisions, and provide a thoroughly documented move-in inspection.
"Squire has been invaluable to me... with frequent deployments, I'm relieved [my condo] is in safe hands."
- Ian B., Property Owner
Squire never charges extra fees for property management. And we mean absolutely never.
The average Washington, DC property management company charges a fee for property management (often 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. These extra fees create incentives that impair the full alignment of interests between property owners and property management companies. Our 7% fee is a competitive offering that drives our industry-leading model.
Modern management, with no strings attached or commitments required.
Property owners who work with Squire feel peace of mind about their rental property.
Our team handles every detail, from licensing to leasing and from management to move-out.
Every property owner account is at-will, because you should always be happy with your property management company.
Squire regularly inspects units and reduces rental property maintenance costs.
Squire conducts routine inspections and documents all the results in our portal. Our transparent and thorough inspection process ensures transparency, and tenants can easily report issues at any time through our 24/7 emergency phone line. We also offer text capability, automated rent payment reminders, and free online rent payments for all of our tenants. Our network of vendors is the cornerstone of our business and we rigorously monitor performance to ensure service is completed at the most competitive rate. Squire never profits from maintenance work, which sets us apart from nearly every other property management company.
"We made the right choice with Squire... [they] made the transition totally painless. Don't think twice... They are awesome!"
- Charlene S., Property Owner
Squire's software improves property management and ensures full transparency.
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 property owners can see all of their property information in one place, at all times. All of our data on tenant interactions, maintenance tasks, and property inspections are conveniently available to landlords.
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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.
Full-service property management means no issues or complaints.
Residential rentals can be the staple of a strong real estate portfolio, but the greater yields owners often see with single family and small multi-family properties can require more direct engagement.
Squire is committed to serving property owners and removing any friction in real estate investment. Our only focus is residential property management, a key distinction and advantage for our team.
Our mission: do one thing very well.