Greensboro Property Management Fees

Last Updated: February 10, 2022

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Based off the pricing information we collected in our review of the best residential property management companies in Greensboro NC, we found that:

  • 10% is the average starting monthly management fee in Greensboro for owners with one single-family home.
  • Most Greensboro property managers provide volume discounts for owners with multiple units (i.e. 8% instead of 10% or $120 instead of $150 for 8+ units).
  • 75% of one month’s rent is the most typical leasing fee for tenant placement services in Greensboro.

Read further to learn more about how property management companies price their core services, which Greensboro property managers charge what, and which other types of fees you might come across in a property management contract.

Management Fee

The most common way full-service property management is priced is through a monthly fee. This is usually calculated as a percentage of rent, but occasionally as a flat fee per unit. This fee typically covers things like rent collection, tenant communication and financial reporting, but the full list of services varies by provider.

Questions? if a company’s management fee is a percentage of rent, make sure it’s for rent collected, NOT rent due. If a tenant isn’t paying you, you shouldn’t be paying the property manager.

Through pricing information from 3 of Greensboro’s top rated property managers, we found that 10% was the average monthly management fee. Here’s what each of those 3 companies charge:

  • Acorn + Oak Triad Property Management – 10% of the collected rent or $100/monthly, whichever is greater
  • Real Property Management of the Triad – 10% of gross collected rents
  • HomeRiver Group Triad – 10% of the gross rental income or $75 per month, whichever is greater

The national average monthly property management fee is 10%.

Tenant Placement (Leasing) Fee

Most property management companies charge an additional fee for placing a new tenant in a vacant property. This process includes placing rental ads, screening applicants, processing the lease and preparing the property for move-in. Some property managers offer this as a stand-alone service, while others only offer it to clients that pay for on-going management.

Through pricing information from 2 of Greensboro’s top rated property managers, we found that 75% of one month’s rent was the typical tenant placement fee, though multiple factors affect the final amount. Here’s what each of those 2 companies charge:

  • Real Property Management of the Triad – 75% of first month’s collected rent for tenant placement only
  • HomeRiver Group Triad – 75% of one full month’s rent

Nationally, the typical tenant placement fee is between 75% and 1 month’s rent, with lower rates often accompanying management plans.

Lease Renewal Fee

While under contract for managing a property, some companies charge the owner a fee when a tenant renews their lease. This fee, which is usually much smaller than a new tenant placement fee, acts as a reward to the property manager for keeping tenants longer and having less turnover.

Through pricing information from 1 of Greensboro’s top rated property managers, $75 was the average fee. Here’s what they charge:

  • HomeRiver Group Triad – $75

Nationally, the typical lease renewal fee is about $200.

Additional Fees

Beyond the above three types of fees, property management firms may charge for additional services that aren’t covered within their standard management fee. These include but are not limited to:

  • Account Setup Fee: a one time charge for onboarding a new owner.
  • Inspection Fee: to check if the tenant is causing damage to the property and/or see if there are issues with the property that require fixing, some companies cover a regular inspection in their management fee (i.e. one per year), while others charge an additional fee and conduct them at the request of the owner.
  • Eviction Assistance Fee: a charge for overseeing and completing the eviction process, which is usually not covered under a standard monthly management fee.
  • Repairs: if an issue with the property requires a repair, it’s usually not the property manager’s responsibility to cover and is typically passed on to the owner.
  • Early Termination Fee: an owner is typically charged an additional fee if they terminate their property management contract prematurely.

To learn more about the various types of property management fees and how much they typically are, click here.