Property Management
in Columbia, SC

Top 23 Property Management Companies

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Ray Covington Property Management

#1 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-319-2882
2330 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia
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Since 2010
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  • Tenants and property owners can access relevant property details via their 24/7 secure online portals.
  • The management team offers a free consultation with no obligation to ensure that the property owner and management team have an opportunity to review the market and rental analysis prior to entering a management services agreement.
    Each vacant property will be advertised on the home website 24/7 as well as on over 15 other high-profile
  • websites.
  • All advertisements will showcase the property with 25 photos or more.
  • There will be a 24/7 emergency maintenance line for tenants to utilize should an emergency arise.
  • The property manager will screen each prospective tenant by running a credit check, criminal background check, national eviction search and verifying rental history.
  • Property owners will receive monthly rental proceeds via ACH direct deposit around day 15 of each month.
  • The property management team will oversee all maintenance requests, and they can work with home warranty companies if the property owner has an active policy.
  • Property owners can contact the management team via email or phone to obtain specific cost estimates.

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United Management Services

#2 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-731-3881
1345 Garner Ln #103a, Columbia, SC 29210
Areas Served Columbia
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  • Services include handling all residential relations, marketing, leasing, site administration, financial reporting and maintenance.
  • All vacant properties will take place in a weekly targeted marketing program and the property owner will receive weekly reports to track marketing efforts.
  • The property rental rate will be determined largely based on recent market surveys.
  • For advertising, the property will be displayed in print media, major search engines, online classifieds, direct mailings, trade publications and traditional yard signs.
  • Prospective tenants must complete an application and agree to a credit and criminal background check.
  • Once those clear, the property manager will verify income and employment.
  • All rental payments will be considered late if not received by day five of each month. The property manager will issue delinquent notices to tenants with an outstanding balance on day six of each month.
  • Eviction notices will be filed by day 11 of each month if the tenant has made no payment arrangements. All eviction proceedings will be managed on behalf of the property owner.
  • A combination of on-site maintenance personnel and independent contractors to maintain each property.
  • Property owners will receive monthly financial reporting and property status updates.
  • If the owner wishes to receive an estimate for services, they can contact the management team via phone or email.

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SCBRS, LLC - Real Estate Sales and Property Management

#3 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-394-5144
2740 Devine St #5, Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
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  • A wide array of property management services are available for property owners, however, the owner must contact the management team to discuss the details of the property so accurate cost estimates can be provided.

License #: 1189

The Shandon Group

#4 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-779-6131
2324 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia
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Since 2000
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  • Available services include home owner’s association management, receivership services, tax lien property, maintenance services, investment portfolio management and real estate services.
  • Property owners can contact the management team via email, the inquiry form on their webpage or by phone to further discuss services relevant to their property and respective cost estimates.
  • If an after-hours emergency were to arise, each tenant will have access to a 24-hour emergency line to ensure the safety of the tenant and the property.

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Open Door Realty Property Management LLC

#5 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-730-7445
744 Sunset Blvd #103, West Columbia, SC 29169
Areas Served Columbia
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  • There will be a fully-staffed, in-house accounting team to handing all the financial details of each property being managed.
  • Owners will receive monthly reports as to the status of the financial portfolio that the property is contributing to.
  • While there is not a maintenance staff in-house, the management company has a pre-negotiated list of vendors on-call for all property needs.
  • All tenant communications will be handled on behalf of the property owner.
  • If the property owner would like service-specific cost estimates, they can contact the management team with details about their property’s needs.

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Scott Properties of the Midlands, LLC

#6 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-951-0702
701 Gervais St #150, Columbia, SC 29201
Areas Served Columbia, Lexington, SC
? BBB: A+
Since 2004
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  • The property manager encourages the property owner to attend each property walk-through if they wish. Owners will also receive a detailed report after each inspection.
  • If the property owner has a home warranty on the property, then the management team will work with the warranty company for all repairs completed to the property.
  • All property bill pay will be managed on behalf of the property owner.
  • The management team will collect the tenant security deposit and hold it in an escrow account throughout the lease term.
  • Property owners will receive monthly and annual financial reports as well as year-end tax documents.
  • There will be a separate and secure online portal for owners to view property details 24/7.
  • There is a marketing and advertising fee of $400 to find a new, qualified tenant.
  • The monthly management fees will be equal to that of 10% of the monthly rent. There will be no fee charged while the property is vacant.
  • All properties will undergo a market and rental analysis to determine its competitive rental price.
  • If late payment notices need to be issued or eviction proceedings need to commence, then the property manager will manage all necessary steps on behalf of the property owner.
  • Owners will be paid rental proceeds via direct deposit by day 28 of each month.

License #: 8536

Merrilyn Hall Realty

#7 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-765-1777
840 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
Areas Served Columbia
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1985
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  • All vacant properties will be displayed on the management team’s home website until a tenant is placed.
  • For a complete list of services, the property owners will need to contact the management team to discuss the details of the property in need of management services.

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Empire Property Management Group, LLC

#8 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-753-1446
10535 Two Notch Road Suite 3 Elgin, SC 29045
Areas Served Columbia
1-10 employees BBB: A+
Since 2007
Residential
Commercial
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  • To view relevant property details, tenants and owners will have their own separate and secure online portals that can be accessed 24/7.
  • Management services include property marketing during a vacancy, tenant screening, the option of quarterly or annual property inspections, maintenance coordination management and rent collection as well as eviction filing when necessary.
  • Tenants will be screened via background checks, credit checks and rental history checks as well as verification of employment and income.
  • The property owner can opt for a virtual reality tour to be displayed as part of the property’s marketing plan.
  • Maintenance requests can be handled 24/7 depending on the urgency level.
  • Property owners will not pay any management fees during the period that the property is vacant.
  • A market analysis will be completed each year to ensure that the property is priced competitively.
  • Each management agreement is unique, so property owners will need to contact the management company to discuss property details and request estimates on management services.

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The Fowler Company, Inc.

#9 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-256-6295
721 King St, Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia
? BBB: A+
Since 1977
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  • The management team will display rental properties on its website 24/7 until a tenant is placed.
  • Property owners can contact the property manager to discuss details about the property in need of management services so that an accurate cost estimate can be generated based on the property’s needs.

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Insigma Group,LLC

#10 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-738-8900
3031 Scotsman Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
Areas Served Columbia
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  • The property manager will complete a free property consultation to ensure that the property is a good candidate for a management services agreement prior to discussing estimated costs.
  • The management team will be available 7-days a week to show vacant properties.
  • A 24-hour maintenance line will be available to all tenants should an emergency repair arise.
  • After prospective tenants complete the online application form, the property manager will screen credit, criminal background, national eviction records and verify rental history as well as income.
  • Properties will have at least 25 professional photos taken and they will be displayed on over 15 different websites. YouTube digital video tours will also be available.
  • Owners will receive rental proceeds around day 15 of each month via direct deposit.
  • The management team will work with home warranty policies so long as the property owner provides the policy information.
  • The property management team will provide service-specific cost estimates tailored to the owner’s individual property via phone or email.

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Patton Properties, Inc.

#11 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-256-2184
3145 Carlisle St #104, Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia, Lexington, SC
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Since 1979
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  • Property management fees for single-family homes with monthly rent under $1000 will be 12% of the monthly rent. For homes with monthly rent over $1000, the management fee will be 10% of the monthly rent.
  • Fees for multifamily homes will vary on gross rent, but they range between 9% and 10%.
  • Properties that are vacant will only be subject to a $25 fee per month until a tenant is placed.
  • For the initial tenant placement, there is a fee equal to 50% of the first month’s rent.
  • Tenants will be screened by checking criminal background history, current credit standing, public index files and employment verification.
  • The owner can request interior inspections during the lease term. There will be a $50 charge per inspection.
  • All maintenance is managed through an online workflow management software.
  • If eviction proceedings are necessary, then the property management team will manage the entire process.
  • The property owner and the tenant can access their respective online portals 24/7 to view relevant property details and make payments.

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APM Realty Group, LLC

#12 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-750-0071
3307 Broad River Road, Widewater Center, Columbia, SC 29210
Areas Served Columbia, Lexington, SC
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
Since 2004
Residential
Commercial
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  • For full-service property management, property advertisements will be syndicated across multiple online platforms.
  • Work orders will be managed through online management software.
  • Maintenance will be managed by an in-house maintenance team.
  • The property owner’s financial details will be cloud-based, so they can be accessed by the owner at any time.
  • Owners will receive monthly rental proceeds via direct deposit.
  • There is a lease-only service available. It includes rental assessment, property advertising, lease execution, move-in inspection and utility transfers.
  • Property owners must contact the management team with details about the property in need of management services to receive a cost estimate.

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P M C Property Group

#13 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-779-3863
510 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29201
Areas Served Columbia, Hartford, CT, New Haven,CT, Lowell, MA, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA
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Since 1984
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  • Property management services are available to apartment communities.
  • Owners can contact the management team for further details of available services and respective cost estimates.

License #: 10762

Turner Properties

#14 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-407-8522
3790 Fernandina Rd #105, Columbia, SC 29210
Areas Served Columbia
1-10 employees BBB: A+
Since 2002
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  • The management company will complete a free rental analysis and review it with the property owner prior to entering into a management services agreement.
  • Each vacant property will be advertised across multiple venues, and each online advertisement will include a YouTube video tour.
  • Showings to prospective tenants can be done 7-days a week.
  • The online application for prospective tenants includes credit, background, national eviction search, income and employment verifications as well as photo ID verification and rental history check.
  • Services include completing lease agreements, performing move-in and move-out inspections with the tenant present, collecting rent and holding security deposit in an escrow account as well as managing all maintenance and general tenant correspondence
  • Each inspection will include photos and a detailed report that will be delivered to the property owner afterward.
  • There will be a 24/7 maintenance line available for all tenants to utilize if an emergency on the property arises.
  • Property owners will receive monthly rental proceeds by day 15 of each month along with a financial statement for each property.
  • To obtain service-specific cost estimates, property owners will need to contact the management team to discuss the detailed needs of their property.

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Bluebird Property Management, LLC

#15 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-661-6782
2143 Bull Street Columbia, SC 29201
Areas Served Columbia, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, NC, Rock Hill, NC
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
Since 2008
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  • The property manager will collect all rental deposits and hold it in an escrow account for each property.
  • All property maintenance will be managed on behalf of the property owner.
  • If eviction proceedings are necessary, then the property manager will manage all correspondence.
  • For a complete list of services, the property owner should contact the management team to discuss the details of the property in need of services.

License #: 4404

Cantey & Co Inc

#16 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-256-7150
3300 Harrison Rd, Columbia, SC 29204
Areas Served Columbia
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Since 2008
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  • Tenants and owners will have their own portals to access all respective property details at any time.
  • Properties will be advertised via digital platforms and print media as well.
  • Tenants will be screened via background checks, credit history checks and past rental history verification.
  • Daily management details will be managed via the AppFolio software.
  • All maintenance requests will be handled via online workflows.
  • The management team will work with a variety of licensed subcontractors to get maintenance and repairs handled quickly.
  • If evicting a tenant becomes necessary, then the management team will handle all proceedings on behalf of the property owner.
  • Owners will receive monthly and annual financial statements as well as property updates.
  • Property owners can contact the management team to discuss further details of services that are available and relevant to the property in need of services.

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Bob Capes Property Management & Sale

#17 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-343-2700
2000 Park St #102, Columbia, SC 29201
Areas Served Columbia
? BBB: A+
Since 1986
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Commercial
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  • All vacant properties will be advertised on the management team’s website 24/7 until a tenant is placed.
  • Owners can access all property details at any time via the online portal.
  • Leasing execution and compliance will be managed on behalf of the property owner.
  • Each tenant must attend an in-person lease signing to ensure the terms of the lease are understood and agreed upon.
  • Rent will be collected by day five of each month, and late fees will be issued starting on day six of each month. Eviction filings will be started by day 11 of each month.
  • If an eviction becomes necessary, all proceedings will be managed on behalf of the property owner.
  • All tenants will have access to a 24-hour emergency maintenance line.
  • If a repair is over $500, the owner must approve it unless it poses a safety risk to the tenant or property.
  • To obtain a cost estimate for services, the property owner can contact the property manager to discuss the details of the property.

License #: 16223

Crown Property Management

#18 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-796-7676
1523 Sunset Blvd # C, West Columbia, SC 29169
Areas Served Columbia
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  • Owners will need to contact the property manager to discuss the needs of the property in detail and to obtain a cost estimate.

License #: 20407

Hubbard Bowers

#19 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-748-7574
822 Woodrow St, Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia
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Since ?
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  • All maintenance and repairs on the property will be completed by reputable service providers in the area under the property manager’s supervision.
  • Properties undergo a market analysis every lease term to make sure that they are priced competitively.
  • If a tenant requires eviction, then the property manager will manage all correspondence and proceedings on behalf of the property owner.
  • To receive a cost estimate property owners must contact the property manager to discuss services that may be relevant to the property in questions.

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Boyd Management & Development

#20 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-419-6500
7700 Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
Areas Served Columbia
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Since 1984
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  • Vacant properties will be advertised on the management company’s website 24/7 until a tenant is secured.
  • To receive a complete list of services and to discuss cost estimates, the property owner will need to contact the management company with details of the property.

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Columbia Property Management, LLC

#21 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-931-0044
2712 Middleburg Dr #101, Columbia, SC 29204
Areas Served Columbia
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 2007
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  • Property owners will need to contact the property management team with details about the property in need of management services in order to receive a cost estimate.

License #: 1475

Prime Financial Services

#22 best rated of 23 Columbia, SC property management companies

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803-790-0093
4001 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29205
Areas Served Columbia
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Since 2001
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  • Owners can opt for full-service management services, or they can utilize a leasing only service.
  • All fees are based on a fixed rate, and property owners must contact the management team to obtain cost estimates that are specific to their property.
  • Prospective tenants will be subject to criminal background checks, credit checks and rental history checks.
  • Every property will have a preventative maintenance plan as well as regular inspection. The owner will receive detailed reports after each is completed.
  • The property owner will always get paid even if there is an issue a tenant check clearing. The property manager will handle all necessary correspondence with the tenant to correct payment.
  • All maintenance and repairs will be completed by local contractors who have agreed to pre-negotiated rates. This includes emergency repairs at any time of the day or night.

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MJS Inc

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803-743-0600
4910 Trenholm Rd # C, Columbia, SC 29206
Areas Served Columbia
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Since 1990
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  • Tenants have the ability to pay rent online.
  • Owners must contact the management company to discuss the details of the property in need of management services to receive cost estimates.

Columbia vs Nearby Cities

It’s common to see median listing prices around $200,000 throughout the central region of South Carolina, and Columbia fits that trend perfectly. The city’s median home value is around $130,000 much of the time, and the median listing price tends to stay securely below $200,000. Like Sumter, Camden and many other surrounding cities, it’s common for buyers to pay around $80 or less per square foot in Columbia. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some nearby cities that offer slightly higher prices. For instance, the median listing price in Lexington may go over $200,000 at times, and the median price per square foot there is much closer to $100.

Columbia Property Managers

An experienced property manager will balance all elements of a rental business to ensure that all units remain in good condition, the accounting is handled proficiently and the property owner is kept up to date at all times. From communicating with tenants to overseeing renovations and routine maintenance duties, a property manager can help a property thrive.

Columbia Property Management Company Fees

You can expect to pay a professional property manager around 10 percent of the rent collected from your property each month. This rate ultimately depends on the services included in the contract, but the size, condition and location of your property may make a difference as well.

South Carolina Landlord/Tenant Laws

  • When a tenant falls behind on rental payments, landlords are required to give them at least five days to pay the amount due or move out. After that period of time, the landlord may file for eviction.
  • If a landlord has proof that a tenant is conducting illegal activity in their rental unit, the landlord can serve a quit notice requiring the tenant to move out immediately.