Oak Trust Property Management Blog

Thursday, March 23, 2017

How to Screen Tenants in Charleston, SC | Property Management Education

So, when you finally receive an interested party and they fill out the application, you might feel that because you liked the prospective tenants and you’ve gathered their information, it’s easiest and best to just let them move in without a thorough screening. That’s a big mistake, and it’s a mistake a lot of people make. You want to make sure that the person you’re potentially renting to is qualified and will be a good tenant. Today we’re talking about how to screen tenants and what you can do to make sure you’re renting to someone who will pay on time and take good care of your home.   Read More »

Monday, February 20, 2017

How to rent your home FAST in 5 easy steps (Summerville Property Management Education)
Renting your home quickly can alleviate stress and save time and money from prolonged vacancy. If a home is properly priced in the Charleston, Summerville, or Goose Creek area it should rent in 30 days or less. Follow these 5 tips to ensure your home rents fast and doesn't sit on the market.   Read More »

Friday, February 17, 2017

What does a good property manager do?

When you invest in a property such as single family housing, multi-family housing, or commercial you want to ensure that you get the most for your money, not just at the point of purchase, but throughout the life of the investment. Putting it into the hands of a property manager should help you achieve that goal. However, not all property managers are created equal. There are certain qualities that you should look for in order to get the most benefits. This is your money, your time, your venture. Don’t trust it to a property management company that is “good” or even “good enough.” Look for these qualities in a property manager and increase your chances of getting a better return on your investment.  Read More »

Friday, February 17, 2017

What to expect from your property manager? An owners story.
I am a homeowner who has been using Oak Trust management since summer of 2016. I began working with Oak Trust when a neighbor recommended specifically Courtney from the company. We are a military family and needed to relocate, but knew we would be relocating back eventually. We were very concerned with the upkeep of our family home, especially as a new build purchase that we planned to return to. We have small children, and animals, yet kept the home in good condition. We wanted reassurance that's what we would return to.    Read More »

Friday, February 10, 2017

Best Property Management Company in Charleston

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN CHARLESTON 2017  Read More »

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SELF MANAGING VS HIRING A PROPERTY MANAGER

One of the most frequent questions I hear from new investors is "Should I manage my home myself or should I hire a property manager?".  Read More »

Friday, January 27, 2017

WHAT ARE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FEES IN CHARLESTON, SC?

One of the most common questions we get asked on a daily basis is what does property management cost. These fees can vary greatly depending on your rental market but we hope to provide you a basic understanding of the cost in the Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek and surrounding areas.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

HOW LONG DOES THE SOUTH CAROLINA EVICTION PROCESS TAKE?

At Oak Trust Property Management, the eviction process is not something that happens often. That’s because 99.9 percent of all our tenants pay on time and fulfill the terms of their lease. However, eviction is a valid fear and concern that most homeowners have when they’re renting out their property. So, we are talking about the process today and letting you know how long it can take.   Read More »

Thursday, May 19, 2016

OAK TRUST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE TEAM REVIEW

“Always pleasant and upbeat, yet very professional – and prompt; their rapid response to requests for service is really impressive.”
James Fieser- Tenant
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Friday, April 22, 2016

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CHARLESTON 2016

Did you know that we were nominated for Best Property Management Company in Charleston in 2016! We are so thankful for all of our wonderful owners and tenants who voted for us:-) Click here to see the nomination  Read More »



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