Property Management
in Durham, NC

Top 18 Property Management Companies

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Louise Beck Properties, Inc

#1 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-401-9300
319 Providence Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Areas Served Durham
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 1976
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, condos and student housing.
  • Offers a lease-only (“marketing only”) program as well as full management.
  • Charges a $250 one-time property setup fee.
  • Markets and shows property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and schedules vendors to handle routine repairs and preventive maintenance. Requires a maintenance reserve (“Owner’s Funds”). Seeks approval for major expenses.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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Community Focus of NC

#2 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-564-9134
5109 Pine Cone Dr, Durham, NC 27707
Areas Served Durham
? BBB: N/A
Since 2003
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages more than two dozen residential community and commercial associations.
  • Provides administrative services: implements association management system, coordinates board meetings, corresponds with and fields questions from members, processes document requests and maintains association records and a homeowner database.
  • Handles financial matters: bills and collects assessments, follows up on delinquencies, pays invoices, solicits vendor bids, maintains bank accounts, drafts budgets and ensures taxes are prepared, filed and paid.
  • Operates and maintains community amenities, including clubhouses, tennis courts and pools.
  • Manages construction, renovation and repair projects.
  • Provides portals for board members and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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PPA Property Management

#3 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-477-4499
3215 Guess Rd # 208, Durham, NC 27705
Areas Served Durham
? BBB: N/A
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Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, townhouses and condos.
  • Charges 50% of the first month’s rent for tenant placement (minimum $350), due when a tenant is located. If property is already rented at the time the management contract is signed, there is a $250 one-time setup fee.
  • Charges 10% of monthly rent for management in subsequent months, or 8-9% for multiple properties.
  • Offers lease-only services for $350 or a marketing-only option for $295.
  • Photographs, markets and shows property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and schedules vendors to handle routine repairs and preventive maintenance. Will use owner’s preferred vendors upon request.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out and provides property condition reports annually. Charges $75 for additional reports, or $35 for drive-by condition reports.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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Acorn + Oak Property Management

#4 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-675-1444
506 N Mangum St #105, Durham, NC 27701
Areas Served Durham
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 2013
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages individual residential units and multi-family properties.
  • Charges $525 one-time setup fee for each unit.
  • Offers full management services (monthly monitoring) for 10% of monthly rent ($100 minimum).
  • Does not charge when property is vacant or when rent is not collected.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and schedules vendors for routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties before leasing efforts begin, at move-in, during lease term and at move-out.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 262361

Cherry Realty

#5 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-477-9659
3300 Guess Rd #9, Durham, NC 27705
Areas Served Durham
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1979
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages residential properties, including duplexes and single-family homes. Firm is a full-service real estate brokerage, but specializes in property management.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; and collects rent.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Accepts online payments and maintenance requests.

License #: 117121

Allenton Management

#6 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-490-9050
3500 Westgate Dr #800, Durham, NC 27707
Areas Served Durham
? BBB: N/A
Since 1964
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages single-family homes, townhouses, condos, small commercial office buildings and approximately two dozen homeowner associations.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and assists with routine repairs and preventive maintenance if the owner requires that service.
  • Accepts non-urgent online maintenance requests.

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Red Door Company

#7 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-321-0128
2530 Meridian Pkwy #300, Durham, NC 27713
Areas Served Durham
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 2004
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages single-family homes, condos, townhouses, duplexes and apartments. Firm is a full-service real estate brokerage offering property management services.
  • Offers a choice of leasing fee payment option for full-service management clients: either a one-time flat fee of $195 up front or half of the first month’s rent at lease signing.
  • Ongoing management costs 10% of rents collected ($95 monthly minimum). Fees include all add-ons.
  • Provides leasing-only services for half of one month’s rent.
  • Markets property; uses premium third-party service to screen applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and schedules service providers to handle routine repairs and scheduled preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties at least three times a year.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 122418

Apple Realty

#8 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-471-2007
2911 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Areas Served Durham
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Since 1983
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages residential properties, including single-family homes, duplexes and townhouses. Firm is a full-service real estate brokerage.
  • Charges 10% of gross collected rents as the monthly management fee, and half a month’s rent for lease-only service.
  • Assesses a one-time $150 administrative fee on new accounts.
  • Markets and shows property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and coordinates routine repairs and preventive maintenance by contractors.
  • Inspects properties prior to move-in.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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Community Association Services Inc

#9 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-403-1400
5915 Farrington Rd # 104, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Areas Served Durham
51-200 employees BBB: A+
Since 1976
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages hundreds of condo and homeowner associations and gated communities.
  • Handles administrative functions: maintains homeowner database and association records; fulfills information requests; processes architectural review applications; assists board in declaration, bylaw and covenant interpretation; and coordinates and attends meetings and provides agendas and notes..
  • Ensures common area maintenance and operation: inspects properties regularly; coordinates landscaping and preventive maintenance programs; and oversees bidding and contracts.
  • Handles financial matters: bills and collects assessments, follows up on delinquencies, pays invoices, maintains bank accounts, manages insurance, drafts budgets, prepares financial reporting and oversees tax preparation.
  • Manages resident communications, including distribution of required legal notices.
  • Provides basic websites with community documents or full-fledged portals for directors and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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West and Woodall Property Management

#10 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-382-2000
1210 Cole Mill Rd #100a, Durham, NC 27705
Areas Served Durham
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Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages residential and commercial rentals and community associations. Firm has a sister full-service real estate brokerage, and can assist with investment property purchases and sales.
  • Handles short-term and long-term rentals of apartments, single-family homes and townhouses.
  • Markets and shows property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and manages routine repairs and preventive maintenance. Maintains property records and oversees capital improvement projects.
  • Inspects properties biannually and at move-in and move-out.
  • Provides portals for renters, rental owners and homeowners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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South East Real Estate Management Co

#11 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-419-1200
3709 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
Areas Served Durham
? BBB: N/A
Since 1903
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages residential properties, including apartment communities, duplexes, townhouses and single-family homes. Also manages retail, restaurants, offices and shopping centers, and operates more than a dozen commercial and residential associations.
  • Readies and markets rental property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; handles tenant relations; collects rent, assessments and other fees; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7. Can handle routine repairs and preventive maintenance with vendors or will forward requests to the owner for handling.
  • Oversees move-out process.
  • Accepts online maintenance requests.

License #: 199827

Mill House Properties

#12 best rated of 18 Durham, NC property management companies

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919-968-7226
1720 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Areas Served Durham, Chapel Hill, NC
? BBB: A
Since 2002
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages individual and multi-unit student and professional residential rentals and homeowner associations. Firm is a full-service real estate agency.
  • Charges $250 start-up marketing fee and $60 quarterly advertising fee.
  • Collects half the first month’s rent as a leasing/management fee and 10% of gross rents monthly thereafter. Renewal leases cost $250.
  • Retains all non-rent fees collected (late charges, collection fees, bad check charges, forfeited reservation deposits, trust account interest and application fees).
  • Markets and shows property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties regularly and at move-out.
  • Handles HOA operations: coordinates all meetings and attends up to two a year; helps establish and enforce covenants; handles resident relations; schedules maintenance and upkeep; and maintains records.
  • Manages association finances, including billing and collections, bank accounts, ledgers and statements, budgeting and payables.
  • Provides portals for renters, association boards and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

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Allied Management Group, LLC

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888-358-4088
1738 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Areas Served Durham
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, condos, townhouses and multi-family residential properties.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); manages security deposit; and collects rent.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 49182

Craig Davis Properties

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919-485-0507
100 Park Dr #108, Durham, NC 27709
Areas Served Durham, Hampton, VA, Cary,NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Morrisville, NC
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1988
Residential
Commercial
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  • Manages large multi-family residential properties.
  • Assists with acquisition, development, leasing and management.

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Morgans Property Management

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919-479-5762
5409 Stephens Ln, Durham, NC 27712
Areas Served Durham
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Since 1996
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages associations of single-family dwellings and townhouses.
  • Handles resident relations.
  • Manages records, finances and billing.
  • Makes bylaws, covenants, architectural change forms, parking resolutions and other documents publicly available online.
  • Accepts online dues payments and online amenity booking calendars for select properties.

License #: 253508

Patty Taylor Properties

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919-237-1577
14 Hummingbird Lane Durham, NC 27712
Areas Served Durham
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Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages commercial properties.

License #: 23978

Real Estate Associates Inc

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919-489-2000
3333 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
Areas Served Durham
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1968
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, large apartment complexes, office space, shopping centers, standalone retail, warehouses and homeowner associations.
  • Has experience with new, rent-stabilized, affordable and REO apartment communities.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7. Has an in-house maintenance department for routine repairs and preventive maintenance on smaller properties; may contract out larger or commercial jobs.
  • Facilitates communication in associations: handles direct resident inquiries and issues and assists HOA boards in communicating with members.
  • Maintains detailed records.
  • Advises HOA boards and schedules, attends and participates in meetings.
  • Handles capital budgeting as needed.
  • Schedules property inspections regularly and oversees move-in and move-out for residential rentals.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 187331

Team Jodi Property Management Group

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919-928-5131
501 Eastowne Dr #140, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Areas Served Durham
? BBB: A+
Since 1997
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages residential property. Group is a division of a full-service real estate brokerage.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; manages security deposit; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and uses contractors for routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Conducts exterior inspections monthly and interior walkthroughs quarterly.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

Durham vs Nearby Cities

Durham offers some of the more affordable real estate prices in north-central North Carolina. The city’s median home value is around $200,000, and the median listing price tends to stay below $300,000. This is slightly less expensive than the prices seen in nearby cities like Raleigh, but there are some neighboring cities with far more aggressive prices. For instance, the median listing price often gets close to $500,000 in Chapel Hill and close to $400,000 in Wake Forest. While buyers tend to pay around $100 per square foot in Durham, the median price per square foot is often around $150 in Chapel Hill and Wake Forest.

Durham Property Managers

You can trust your property manager to handle all duties associated with the management of your rental property, or you can assign specific tasks that you want them to take over. When fully managing the property, many managers will provide routine inspection reports that may include photos of the property.

Durham Property Management Company Fees

In addition to paying up to 12 percent of the monthly rent collected from your tenants, a property manager may ask for a leasing fee when they find tenants for unoccupied units. They may also charge additional fees for setting up and terminating rental agreements, and some will add a fee for the inclusion of photos and videos in the inspection reports.

North Carolina Landlord/Tenant Laws

  • For month-to-month rental contracts, North Carolina landlords are permitted to charge up to 1.5 times the monthly rental rate for the security deposit.
  • Landlords may increase the security deposit to double the monthly rental rate if the contract is for at least two months.