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The 19 Best Property Management Companies in Houston for 2019

Remote real estate investors lean on dependable local property managers to help maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

If you’re looking to invest in the area, here are 19 of Houston’s best property managers.

To help you sort through the list, we’ve included the following information for each property manager (where available):

  • BBB Rating
  • Years in Business
  • Property Management Fee
  • Leasing Fee
  • Renewal Leasing Fee
  • Maintenance Fee
  • Property Setup Fee
  • Project Management Fee
  • Rentals Managed

We’ve also included four Roofstock Preferred Property Managers in Houston. All Roofstock property managers are vetted by our team of experts, certified, and monitored for ongoing performance with our network of investors.

Note: Roofstock investors potentially receive preferred pricing through vendors specified below as Roofstock Preferred Property Managers.

 

First Class Realty, Inc (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

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Owned and operated by NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) designated members, First Class Realty has been in the property management business for more than 30 years. The company’s president also serves on the property management board for the Texas and Houston Association of Realtors. First Class Realty’s main focus is to protect their clients’ liability while helping them get the best return on investment.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 15 
  • Property Management Fee: $95 monthly flat fee
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $250
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: 0 
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View First Class Realty‘s website

 

Hemlane (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

roofstock preferred property manager

A full-service property management platform, Hemlane offers tenant placement and property management through a simple software system, local managers, and maintenance coordinators. Their platform tracks leases, communicates with tenants, stores documents, collects rent, reports income and expenses, and tracks maintenance.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 4
  • Property Management Fee: $58 per month flat fee
  • Leasing Fee: 50% - 100% of one month’s rent (depending on services needed)
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: Varies by agent

View Hemlane‘s website

 

American Real PM (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

roofstock preferred property manager

American Real PM operates on the principle that their main passion is not real estate but people — homeowners and tenants -- and making sure everyone is happy with their nest egg, investment property, and current living space. They are dedicated to treating their clients’ homes as if they were their own.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: B
  • Years in Business: 3
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: None if utilizing American Real PM
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View American Real PM‘s website

 

Empire Industries LLC (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

roofstock preferred property manager

Empire Industries adopts current marketing tools to keep your property occupied year after year, including online marketing, referral programs, pay-per-click, regular networking, and a 20-point tenant screening process. They provide 24/7 phone support to handle maintenance requests, rental inquiries and property owner questions.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 15 
  • Property Management Fee: 10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: One half of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Empire Industries‘ website

 

ELDA Management Services

ELDA Management Services provides comprehensive property management services throughout Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, and Humble. From tenant screening to accounting and maintenance, ELDA seeks to relieve the burden of homeownership for their investor clients. They specialize in serving out-of-state and international investors.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 15
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View ELDA Management Services‘ website

 

Evan Howell Property Management

Evan Howell Property Management serves the greater Houston area with flat-rate property management. Their software platform facilitates online rent payments, thorough accounting reports and maintenance reports. Evan Howell Properties diverse portfolio includes single family, multi-family and commercial properties.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 30
  • Property Management Fee: $99 per month 
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $100 
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee:
  • Rentals Managed: 300

View Evan Howell Property Management‘s website

 

Edinson Property Management 

Offering comprehensive property management in the greater Houston area, Edinson’s main goal is to maintain quality homes for happy tenants. Pledging “no-hassle service,” Edinson conducts inspections, uses insured vendors, distributes prompt payments, and provides 24/7 online property information.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Management Fee: 10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 10% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0 
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: 78

View Edinson Property Management‘s website

 

Green Residential

With more than 30 years of experience managing Houston rental properties, Green Residential was founded to fulfill the need for property management focusing on high-quality service to owners, vendors, and tenants. They offer a free rental analysis, no-obligation contracts, and monthly accounting statements.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A-
  • Years in Business: 30
  • Property Management Fee: $125
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $199
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: 1000+

View Green Residential’s website

 

Expertise Property Management

Expertise Property Management was formed by real estate professionals who identified a lack of investor-focused property management firms in the Houston area. They strive  not only to provide headache-free property management, but also to provide you ways to boost your long term cash flow and returns. Our philosophy is that this customer satisfaction will lead to an enhanced relationship from which both sides will benefit.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 20
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Expertise Property Management‘s website

 

AREA Texas Realty & Management

For more than 20 years, AREA Texas Realty & Management has been providing property management services to Houston area homes. Specializing in single- and multi-family units, AREA supplies owners with a high-tech online portal which generates a wide selection of reports on investment performance. Their rent analysis platform helps owners maximize return on their investments.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 6 
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10%
  • Leasing Fee: 75% of first month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $150 
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: Service not available 
  • Rentals Managed: 600

View AREA Texas Realty & Management‘s website

 

Continuity Corporation

Continuity Corporation’s wide range of property management services includes detailed tenant screening and property marketing — their areas of specialty. Serving the greater Houston area since 2007, they are proud members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 12
  • Property Management Fee: 8%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0 
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0 
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: 120

View Continuity Corporation‘s website

 

ProREPS Realty

ProREPS property management company seeks to give landlords peace of mind with a wide range of service offerings, local market expertise and up-to-date online monitoring tools. To help property owners keep costs low, they offer discounted professional services and group maintenance buys. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 5 
  • Property Management Fee: 10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 10%
  • Maintenance Fee: Depends upon scope of job
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 5-10%
  • Rentals Managed: 49

View ProREPS Realty‘s website

 

Prime Realty Property Management

The main goal of Prime Realty Property Management is to make real estate investing truly passive. Prime Realty oversees all aspects of tenant relations, home care, and management so that owners have more time and money to build their portfolios. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A-
  • Years in Business: 2
  • Property Management Fee: 8%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent 
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: 350

View Prime Realty Property Management‘s website

 

Key Realtors

Key Realtors was founded by a former Houston police officer who had worked for a national franchise company and wanted to provide personal service to Houston-area homeowners. Key Realtors provides full service property management with a focus on quality tenant placement and increased revenue for homeowners.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A-
  • Years in Business: 9
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10%
  • Leasing Fee: $100
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $100 
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0 
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: 88

View Key Realtors‘s website

 

Rental Management Group

Rental Management Group (RMG) approaches property management from the owner’s perspective, offering exemplary customer service, asset management, energy efficiency, and reduced real estate investment risk. They also focus on placing high quality tenants and ensuring tenant satisfaction.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 3
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10% (negotiable with larger portfolios) 
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: 200

View Rental Management Group‘s website

 

Shannon Property Management

Founded by fifth generation Houstonians, Shannon Property Management leans on their real estate experience and local expertise to maximize asset value, reduce owner stress, and care for each property as if it were their own. They offer 24/7 maintenance services, low vacancy rates and no-hassle management.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Shannon Property Management‘s website

 

Scott Property Management

Scott Property Management is a full-service property management company serving the greater Houston area. They assist local and remote property owners with leasing, tenant screening, evictions, and maintenance. Scott Property Management offers an affordable, flat-rate fee structure to help investors make the most on their returns. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Scott Property Management‘s website

 

Ashoka Lion

Experienced in managing single-family and multi-family homes in and around Houston, Ashoka Lion’s main objective is to minimize headaches for owners while maximizing the value of their investments. They fulfill a long list of property management needs, including property marketing, inspections and efficient rent collection.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A
  • Years in Business: 12
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Ashoka Lion‘s website

 

Your Dream Real Estate

With an in-house maintenance staff and experience handling major renovations, Dream Real Estate brings an in-depth knowledge of home care to the industry. In addition to providing thorough property maintenance, their focus is watching the property’s bottom line to make sure expenses don’t damper their clients’ investments.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 5
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Your Dream Real Estate‘s website

 


About the author
A digital media strategist based in Austin, TX, Brandon Barker has written articles and developed content for Mozilla, SurveyMonkey, Food Network, U.S. News & World Report, The Nielsen Company and Roofstock.
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