Residential Rentals

Lifestyle Property Management has
  • Single Family Homes
  • Condos
  • Town Homes
  • Apartments
For rent in Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and Waynesville.


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Commercial Rentals

Lifestyle Property Management is a full service commercial real estate rental firm based in Asheville, NC.

Do you want a property management company that gets you results and a property manager that gives you good feedback? Lifestyle Property Management exists to provide reliable, high quality, responsive property management, that will bring about the highest possible return on your property investment.


Commercial Rentals

Property Management

Let Lifestyle Property Management turn your vacant property into easy money. Our expert staff will advertise your property, thoroughly screen all applicants, handle all the paperwork, collect the security deposits and provide round-the-clock maintenance. Each month you’ll receive a check for rents collected, along with a full accounting statement.


Property Management

Association Management

Lifestyle Property Management provides services for the management of community associations, including home owner associations, condominium associations, property owner associations, and planned community associations. We offer a wide spectrum of services, so you can choose exactly what your association needs to ensure a smooth running community.


HOA Management

Property Management

We treat each property as if it were our own, knowing that you have entrusted it to our care—whether it’s a small apartment, a house or a multi-unit property. Lifestyle expert staff are always available to provide excellent customer support to you and to your tenants, by answering questions, doing inspections, handling maintenance requests and resolving any concerns.


Property Management

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS

What type of properties do you manage?

Lifestyle Property Management currently manages apartment buildings of all sizes, homeowners associations and single family homes.


What is your leasing fee?

Leasing your property is part of our property management fee. There is not additional fee when we find the tenant.


What services do you provide?

We do everything required to maintain the property and provide you with the greatest return on your investment including, but not limited to:


  • Locating and screening prospective tenants
  • Inventory and condition reports
  • Collecting and disbursing rents
  • Sending out mortgage payments, property taxes, maintenance fees, etc.
  • Making direct deposits to client accounts, if desired
  • Coordination of cleaning, repairs and regular maintenance
  • Periodic property inspections

Who does your repairs?

Lifestyle Property Management has arrangements with a wide variety of vendors who we hire as independent contractors. We employ two full-time maintenance specialists to care of many repairs that may arise.


Who pays for repairs?

Our maintenance staff are trained to identify problems caused by normal wear and tear (the owner pays) versus damage caused by tenant abuse or neglect (the tenant pays).


What happens when the tenants are late with their rent?

Each tenant is given five days grace to pay rent. If the rent is not paid by this time, a 5% late charge is added.


Do you check on the tenants and the property?

We have periodic inspections at which time we check to see that the tenants are taking good care of the premises and that they are not violating any terms of their lease. We also take these opportunities to go over any general maintenance the property may require.


How do you screen these tenants?

In addition to verification of application data, we order credit and background checks.


How and when do I get my checks?

After the tenants pay their rent and your bills are paid; the Owner distributions (direct deposits or checks) are written and mailed on the last business day of each month.


Will I receive monthly statements?

Yes. you receive computerized monthly statements.


What if my tenants have an emergency while you are closed?

Tenants can contact their Resident Manager directly or they can call our 24-hour emergency phone number (828) 274-1110.


What about utilities?

If your property is a single family home or a long term rental, the tenant is usually expected to pay the utilities although sometimes these are negotiable. In a condo, the tenant is usually expected to pay the utilities that are not included in your monthly maintenance fee.


How do you find prospective tenants?

Advertising is done in appropriate local newspapers, as well as several free papers, rental services, and internet sites. We have built a good reputation within the area and receive many referrals from Prudential Lifestyle Realty and other realty firms.


RENTER / TENANT QUESTIONS

What is the procedure for applying for occupancy?

You need to call the office to schedule an appointment to see the location. (No properties will be leased sight-unseen.) At the showing, you will have the opportunity to complete the application, pay the non-refundable $40.00 application fee. After application approval which usually takes about one day, you will sign the one (1) year lease, pay the security deposit, and sign all applicable addendums.


What happens once we are approved?

You will be contacted to schedule a move-in inspection appointment, and your security deposit will be deposited.


What is the amount of the security deposit and when is it due?

The security deposit is equal to one (1) month’s rent and is due at the lease signing.


What happens at the move-in?

We need to have all of the roommates at the move-in. Only one (1) move-in inspection will occur. All of the utilities need to be changed to your name prior to the move-in inspection. The first month’s rent is due at the move-in inspection. Keys to your new place will be given out at that time.


Who is responsible for maintenance of the property?

Your lease will show what maintenance is your responsibility, so please refer to your signed lease agreement.


What is the lease term?

All lease agreements are one (1) year leases unless otherwise noted.


What is the pet policy?

Unless otherwise noted in the property description, all properties have a no pet policy. If pets are allowed in a particular property, the pet deposit is $300.00, and a pet addendum is required. The pet addendum will be attached to the signed lease agreement.


GENERAL QUESTIONS

What type of rental properties do you manage?

We specialize in single family homes, condos and townhomes in and around the Western North Carolina area.


What areas do you handle?

Our Property Management service area is roughly Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania Counties and the surrounding areas.


What Property Management experience and credentials do you offer?

Lifestyle Property Management offers you the level of experience and expertise you should seek from any property management company you hire. See the Property Management page, if you haven’t already, for a complete introduction to our property manager and professional team.


How big is your staff?

Our team consists of one licensed Realtor, administrative staff and maintenance staff. Our property management clients appreciate the small office atmosphere and personal service we deliver. We have none of the employee and personnel hassles that can plague larger property management companies.


How much will my house rent for?

Each property is evaluated by our Broker to determine the best and highest rate.


What will you do to rent my house?

We give it maximum exposure while it is for rent and we carefully scrutinize all interested parties.

FOR RENT SIGNS

Posted at the property with our website and phone number clearly displayed. Prospective renters can find out very easily – even at 7PM on a Saturday – the price and size of your property and when it will be ready for move-in.

MLS

Your rental property data is entered in the NC Mountains Multiple Listing Service giving access to all other Realtors and Renters.

INTERNET LISTINGS

Our available homes for rent in the Western North Carolina area are posted online complete with photos, maps and property details for the conveneince of those searching for a new home.

WORD OF MOUTH / REFERRALS

Current and past tenants, friends of our tenants, referrals from other agents that we network with.

CORRECT PRICING

Even the best and nicest homes will not lease quickly if overpriced. We make sure your rental home is priced according to current market conditions.

THOROUGH PREPARATION

Even the best located and well priced rental homes will not lease quickly if the rental home is not in top showing condition. Homes for rent in the WNC area absolutely must show well and have an attractive "curb appeal" or they may sit empty for extended periods. Part of our job as property manager is to make sure your rental home is presented in a clean and attractive condition so that it will attract a good tenant.

LANDLORD REFERENCES

We personally talk to past landlords and ask detailed, open ended questions about the applicant’s past performance.

CREDIT REPORT

Our property manager and leasing agent has a direct connection with the Experian credit reporting service. We obtain a credit report which tells us the applicant’s current and past performance toward meeting their financial obligations. It also tells us their monthly debt, credit score, and shows their previous addresses (which we compare to addresses listed on the application). An applicant must meet established credit standards.

DRIVER LICENSE VERIFICATION

We pull a copy of the applicant’s public drivers license data. This tells us not only if the addresses given on the application are consistent but also when and what the last drivers license activity was, such as a renewal or change of address. This is important because if someone says they have been living at a certain address for the past three years, but then we see they renewed their drivers license a year ago at a different address, a red flag goes up and we often find in that situation that the applicant is trying to conceal bad rental history.

PROPERTY TAX SEARCH

If a private individual is listed as previous or current landlord, we will pull the tax records and verify that the person listed actually owns the property. The property tax record crosscheck, along with pulling driver license data, is what reveals most of the fraud attempts that we encounter and is a level of scrutiny that most other property management companies do not even perform.

OTHER FACTORS

Many of our managed properties are subject to Home Owner Association restrictions such as no boats or trailers, and limits on the type and number of vehicles. An otherwise qualified applicant may be unable to lease a property if, for instance, they own a boat and want to park it in the driveway. We make sure issues like that are covered up front to avoid surprises after move-in.


How do you make sure the tenant is taking good care of my home while renting?

There are several ways your property manager has to know this. Above all, careful tenant selection from the outset protects your property from being rented to irresponsible people. During the lease term, we may have occasion to enter the property for repair or maintenance reasons and will use that opportunity to have a look. If we are fortunate enough not to have any repairs or maintenance at your property over an extended period of time, your property manager will schedule a preventative maintenance walk-through to make sure the air filter is being changed, that the smoke alarms have batteries and that there are no unreported problems at the property.


What do you do if they are not taking care of my property as they should, or you discover unauthorized pets?

Your property manager gives the tenant an opportunity to correct the situation and usually they will. If a problem persists, we will make a decision based on that specific situation.


Do you hold some of my money for repairs? How much?

We will hold back a negotiated amount per unit in your account so that we always have funds to pay our vendors quickly.


What if I want you to use my plumber, A/C company, etc.?

We already have a stable of very qualified and reasonably priced vendors that we have used for many years. If you would like to nominate a service company to be added to our vendor list, they can contact us and we will interview them and let them know what documentation and references we need, what our invoicing and payment policy is, etc. We cannot guaranty however that your favorite company will be sent on all service calls to your home. Our concern is always to resolve repair problems in the most efficient way possible with the best available vendor at the time

If you think about it, when you hire a property manager, you are for better or worse, employing that property manager’s system (or lack thereof). We promise you our system of property management is mature, stable and time tested. We will make good decisions for you. Your property will receive professional care and maintenance. Your lease agreement with the tenant will be enforced in a cordial businesslike manner, and we will always act in your best interest while at the same time insuring that your tenant receives fair and ethical treatment. You can expect also that we are always looking for ways to improve our service.

We do want you to thoroughly examine our company, ask for references, ask any questions that are not answered for you on this website, and make sure that ours is the property management system you want serving you and your property.


When do you mail the owner’s checks and statements?

Owners checks are mailed out on or after the 10th of each month but no later than the 15th for that month’s activity. Most months, you will have your check and statement in hand by the 15th.



What will I receive with my monthly statement?

The monthly statement showing all income and expenses for the accounting period


How much is your monthly property management fee?

Our usual property management fee is a set % percent of the monthly rent, with a $75 per month minimum.

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