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A New Beginning

As we awaken to an Easter Monday, we at Malt Realty wish you the very best this holiday.  Share the love and warmth with those near and far. May the new awakening of Spring bring you ever closer to your dreams.  Happy Easter Monday!

We are RE-INVENTING RENTING!

New Beginnings

With over 40 years of successful property management and rentals, our highly motivated Managers and Agents work diligently every day to achieve your goal! Our staff is qualified to communicate the attributes of your property to prospective renters due to our up to date knowledge of the local market place.

Malt Realty and Development

#1 in Rentals, Property Management, Sales, Home Inspections, Renovations, Construction & Development.

TEL (239) 936-1320        EMAIL info@maltrealty.com

Coveted Downtown Locations Available

OasisMalt Realty and Development proudly presents a luxury 2-bedroom condo located in the beautiful Oasis. This beautiful 2/2 condo is on the 6th floor overlooking the pool and the Caloosahatchee River. If luxury is what you are looking for, look no more. Your new home has nine-foot ceilings, impact resistant floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, granite countertops in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, Carrara marble countertops in bathrooms, Italian cabinetry, and a whirlpool tub in a gated entry community.

Amenities include private outdoor tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center with water views and direct access to the pool deck, spacious men’s and women’s spa facilities with saunas and showers, one and a half acre resort-style pool deck with natural stone pavers and heated lap pools, poolside cabanas and lounges, social lounge with wet bar, TV and wi-fi throughout, catering kitchen, billiards, card room, game tables and a library. Located in the Lee County school district, excellent schools and diverse activities exist for all ages.Oasis pool

This is a must see! Call Malt Realty today to schedule your private tour 239-936-1320

We are RE-INVENTING RENTING!

With over 40 years of successful property management and rentals, our highly motivated Managers and Agents work diligently every day to achieve your goal! Our staff is qualified to communicate the attributes of your property to prospective renters due to our up to date knowledge of the local market place.

Malt Realty and Development

#1 in Rentals, Property Management, Sales, Home Inspections, Renovations, Construction & Development.

TEL (239) 936-1320        EMAIL info@maltrealty.com

No Upfront Out of Pocket Owner Costs

That’s right, you read correctly

No Upfront Out of Pocket Owner Costs

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We at Malt Realty and Development provide no hassle management; you sit back, enjoy life and leave the management to us.

A good property management company can easily become one of your greatest assets, second only to the properties they steward on your behalf.  Most property management companies have an Initial Management Fee which is paid upfront by the owner.  Malt Realty’s small Initial Management Compensation (IMC) doesn’t come out of an owner’s pocket!!  It is paid through rental collections, in two payments from the first two months rental income.

 

Call office for full details.

1614 Colonial Boulevard, Ste. 102
Fort Myers, FL 33907
TEL (239) 936-1320

EMAIL info@maltrealty.com

 

We are RE-INVENTING RENTING!

With over 40 years of successful property management and rentals, our highly motivated Managers and Agents work diligently every day to achieve your goal! Our staff is qualified to communicate the attributes of your property to prospective renters due to our up to date knowledge of the local market place.

Malt Realty and Development

#1 in Rentals, Property Management, Sales, Home Inspections, Renovations, Construction & Development.

 

A New Year, New Beginnings

Our team at Malt Realty and Development are continuing to strive for ways to improve our property management company  in order to better service our clients. As we enter 2015, we are excited at the latest reports and trends developing here in beautiful Southwest Florida.

Lee&CollierLee and Collier counties are like two siblings, joined at the rear with each looking to the future with a different perspective. The two counties are among the top 10 fastest growing in the nation, with Lee showing 3.6% growth and Collier realizing 4.4% growth over the past year, according to a mid-year market report by CB Richard Ellis. More specifically, Lee County has large areas available for residential and commercial development.

According to the Herald Tribune in 2013, the cost of residential rent in Southwest Florida is climbing at one of the fastest rates in the nation.

BY THE NUMBERS

Southwest Florida’s rental market soars

• Nation’s fourth highest occupancy at 96.9 percent in February

• Nation’s sixth-steepest price increase at 6.68 percent

• Average rent of 89 cents per square foot

• More estimated growth of 3 percent annually through 2017

Source: Axiometrics Inc.

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Come view our available properties and receive the full service you need and deserve. With over 40 years of successful property management and rentals, our highly motivated Managers and Agents work diligently every day to achieve your goal! Our staff is qualified to communicate the attributes of your property to prospective renters due to our up to date knowledge of the local market place.

1614 Colonial Boulevard, Ste. 102

Fort Myers, FL 33907

TEL (239) 936-1320

EMAIL info@maltrealty.com

Why Malt Realty and Development Is the Right Choice For You! Part 1

handhouseMalt Realty and Development is one of Southwest Florida’s only full-service real estate businesses serving Fort Myers rental property management and home sale needs in Fort Myers. As a full-service Fort Myers real estate firm, with over 40 years of experience, Malt Realty offers:

How Do you Know You Have the Right Property Management Company?

Do your research before hiring a property manager. Your mission is to find someone who is organized, trustworthy and experienced.

What We Suggest

Get Referrals

Talk to real estate agents and other property owners in the area you are looking in. Ask what property managers or property management companies they use/have used. What have they been happy with? Have they had any problems? Many of our owners live out of state and rely on us to be the eyes, ears and hands on attention they deserve and receive.7K0A0947

Hear from some our current clients:

“We are very happy with Malt Realty, everything is very organized … top class!”

~ P.P. Property Owner, Cypress Landing

“Thank you very much for your very professional and complete report. Your staff is outstanding, continuing to improve our property and increasing rents. We are very pleased with your performance. Keep it up!”

S.P. / Owner

“I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with the switch to Malt Realty for my management needs. I opened a file titled “Malt” and look forward to having my affairs more organized at last. Financial accounting will be so much easier now. I really feel that we are now firmly in a new era and that my former management company is well and truly out of the equation. I don’t think I fully realized how bad the management was until I can now reflect on the past year and compare it with how smoothly things are running now that I am with Malt Realty. The regular monthly statements and early payments enable me to now base my financial planning on fact rather than anticipation! Such a relief that everything is running smoothly now. Thank you to all the team at Malt for excellent service!”

T.P./ Owner 

“Malt Realty is an excellent part of the structure that makes up the real estate and property management business in Lee County. Their professionalism is beyond reproach and their staff is friendly and helpful. I welcome their presence in any of the association communities which I manage because of the ease of work for our office due to their follow through and detail oriented processes. They perform their own screening process even if the association performs one as well. They educate potential renters, prior to move in, of the rules and regulations of the community to assure compliance and promote harmony in the community. If a concern should arise I’m confident that Malt Realty will address the issue immediately and correct the concern. I am happy to refer their property management services. Be assured you won’t be disappointed.”

Ryan Futch, CAM

SilverCrested Management, LLC ~ Association Management

* Unsolicited comments received.

 Check Out Their Current Work

  • Look at some of the property manager’s current rental ads. Are they professional, compelling and free of discriminatory statements? Do they advertise in a variety of places, or are their ads limited to free sources like Craigslist or community bulletin boards? We at Malt Realty and Development value our integrity and attention to detail to our clients. As you screen your property management company, we screen all our potential clients and residents to ensure protection for all parties.
  • Check out the actual properties they manage. Are the properties clean and well cared for? You can gather some great information by speaking to the tenants they currently manage. Because property management is about keeping you and your tenants happy, it is important to get their opinion as well. Hear from our current residents below.

“I wanted to send you all a huge thank you. Thank you and the owners for getting this maintenance matter corrected within a short period of time. Your promptness shows that you care about your jobs.”

K.W. / Resident

“Thank you for handling my maintenance concerns. You not only put my concerns at ease, you also took the time to make sure I was educated about this by bringing professionals to my home-even when I was unavailable!! Great job and well done!!”

T.B. / Resident

Feel free to browse our current properties at http://maltrealty.com/

Farewell Friends

Signing Off

     Well its a been a good few months working for Malt, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. I’m home schooling my son, who is sometimes a handful, and the time I use to teach him sometimes conflicts with the time I spend on the Malt Websites, Facebook and Blog. It was a tough choice to make, but for the betterment of my family, I’ve decided to step down as Social Media Director for the company.
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     I still love where I live, and will continue to rent and enjoy the wonderful amenities Malt provides for me and my family here at the Hamlet. There has been times when my husband and I talk about moving, but with his career opportunities, choice of churches, and close proximity to the places we love, its easy to say we won’t be going anywhere for a while. Fort Myers is definitely our home, and when it comes time to move on and buy a place of our own, the experiences we have had with Malt have changed our preconceived notions of how and where we would plant our roots.
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     And so it saddens me to say, but I bid you a farewell, and for those of you that read this, keep reading! There will be more great things to come, and always check the Facebook and Twitter for any upcoming changes in the local real estate market.

Ready for a little history?

Downtown Fort Myers has been the hub of whats happening in Lee County for quite some time. more recently, the downtown area has seen a resurgence in popularity after the redesign and restoration of the historic district. Restaurants and bars like Ford’s Garage, Firestone, and Capone’s, have reestablished the rich south Florida history that is so strong here in Fort Myers.

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Ready for a little history?
in 1904, a large dock and port of call was built on the water at the end of Monroe street. Local vendors, businesses, and general stores popped up in the surrounding area to take advantage of the local trade. That same year, the railroad was put in place, and the apex of those two events created what we know today as the downtown River District. The streets were paved, and three housing areas sprouted in to existence, one of which was Dean Park, known today as the Dean.
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In the 20’s, progress was booming. Mcgregor was covered in its signature palm trees, and two very well known areas sprang to life: Allen Park and Edison park. Private homes were built by the people who prospered from the rail and river districts. Fort Myers School, known today as Fort Myers High School was built. Expansion, tourism, and land were evolving as fast as everything else, further improving the importance of downtown Fort Myers.
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The boom hit once again in the 1940’s, when WWII hit. Barracks and military housing were built, an Air Port was constructed. People enjoyed the luxury of great weather and prosperous growth until present day.

Tis our Season

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Quick fact: 70% of all of South West Florida’s economy is dependent on something magical called, “Season”. Season is a period of four months when tourists come down from their respective homes, away from the colder weather and the snow, and put up lodging down here in SW Florida, where in the winter its rare to see sixty degrees, or storm clouds. Winter is our dry season after all, and we have to have one, considering it rains every day in the summer.

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The beaches depend on this seasonal time to generate all of its revenue, and to drive business down the coastline. Native residents don’t really have any kind of excitement to share about this time of year because for them it means traffic jams, lines at the DMV, and horrible wait at the restaurants. As far as economy goes, we need this extra tax money to make our parks beautiful and our streets freshly paved. Double edged sword of the “Snow Bird” dilemma. My husbands parents are only here six months out of the year and call 1,000 Islands New York home. Better here than the bitter winters up there!
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I digress. This time of year is prosperous for all, My husband look forward to the coupons in the paper and timing the beach bridges correctly, and are not hassled by it at all. As this season comes to an end, lets look back and reflect on this years adventures, strange meetings and happenstance, and look forward to next year for even better memories, that, and my husbands parents come back, and they aren’t all that bad.

Thinking of managing your own rental property… you may want to think again.

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Property Management: Why is it important?

My husband and I have rented over the years, it just fits our family model. We often consider buying something, look around, and stay renting for various reasons. In our ten years of being married, we have rented from some pretty terrible property management companies. I won’t name names, but there has been some horror story experiences we shared, and we never care to repeat.

  What does property management mean to me?
People watch over their investment, they spend tons of time and money, and utilize a certain kind of expertise keeping people, their valuables and their property safe and in great condition. The working order of things are hard to obtain for a novice, and owning something, and wanting to use it more than a place to live gets muddy. Think about it: It’s a full time job taking care of your house, if you own. The constant worry, the meaningful phone calls, the problems with renters if you have them, leaky faucets, roof issues, the list goes on. If you own a home, you know exactly what I’m talking about. To me, Property Management means one thing: Simplicity. Boil down all the things you don’t like about owning a home and renting it out as an investment, now take those problems, hand them to a company who is professional and trained in those matters, and never worry again.
 What is the new standard of living?
When you get home, do you extend yourself office hours… at home? Think about how much time you spend away from your job, and more importantly your family planning your investment housing. How do you know they will pay the rent? Do you think for a second that they might be late, and in that case, what do you do? Credit checks and arrest records can be expensive to obtain. The screening that you can do on your own may take a long time, and at great expense, all to find out they may not be the kind of renter you want anyways. Here is a “For instance”: Current renter moves out, leaves you high and dry with no rent for the month, things are broken in your investment, and the expense to fix the things will put you in the red. How do you advertise you need a new renter, and who do you find to fix the problems?
 In conclusion…
I look for these things now when I rent, and some day when I own a home of my own, or some investment property, I will be looking for them again in a property management company. Take a company with forty years of experience, certifications and qualifications of all types, and experienced people in the business, and use them to your advantage. Let someone else worry about the hard stuff so you can enjoy life and move on to the next thing.
You see where I’m going; Pick Malt as the only option in property management. I’m happy, I live here, and will continue to do so.
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