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Real Estate Direct was formed in 1997 by successful real estate agent and broker Frank Schrader.  With Frank’s leadership and the over 100 years of combined experience of our exceptional and dedicated roster of realtors, you will receive the absolute most informed and educated guidance whether you are buying, selling, or in need of property management for your portfolio of investment properties.

LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

We are committed to providing the best service to our clients in Brevard! Whether you are moving across the street or across the country to get to your new home in Brevard, Real Estate Direct will be your new purchase navigator. With over 25 years of experience in the local Brevard market, Real Estate Direct can narrow your new home search based on your unique needs.

INTEGRITY COMES FIRST

We focus on Frank and open discussion with our clients. We have found that, in this business, honesty is the best policy and strive to ensure that our clients receive the facts about their property directly. Agents who sugar-coat or gloss over the facts of a property quite frankly do not last in this business.

DEDICATED TO OUR CLIENTS

We don’t believe in limiting ourselves to any one aspect of the real estate industry because we are dedicated to ensuring that we are there for you no matter which real estate endeavors you choose to embark upon. Whether you are ready to buy, sell, or lease a residential or commercial property our dedicated agents will be ready and waiting to guide you along the way.

TESTIMONIALS

We LOVE our clients!
Real Estate Direct has represented Brevard Ballet Academy and Brevard Ballet Youth Company for over 10 years. Frank and his staff are exceptional! Highly recommend.
I'm so lucky to have found this amazing property management company! They are professional, prompt and trustworthy. They take care of issues right away.
Teacher TRX
Teacher TRX
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I have had the great pleasure of Real Estate Direct's outstanding and excellent services for over 19 years. Real Estate Direct has always provided me with the highest quality and "World Class" customer Service! I have purchased several houses... through Real Estate Direct and use their excellent property management services. I have always been highly satisfied and highly recommend Real Estate Direct for all types of real estate activities.In particular, I highly recommend Jennifer Marin. Jennifer's proactive and diligent help is outstanding and is World Class. These qualities are hard to find these days and are much appreciated!read more
Richard Bishop
Richard Bishop
1718992892
I rented a home managed by Real Estate Direct and had the best experience! Jennifer and her staff are amazing! Whenever there was an issue, she acted immediately and had a professional check it out. She also has great professionals to refer to for... maintenance. Jennifer and her staff are very caring and helpful- I can't recommend them enough.read more
Kara Turey
Kara Turey
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Jennifer and her team are the best! I highly recommend them for your property management needs. They are extremely thorough and manage each property with efficiency.
Christy Nail
Christy Nail
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I have worked with Jennifer and Lyndsey for years, they are the absolute best property managers in the area. They are very diligent and thorough with all of the properties that they manage. The tenants are always accommodated, and they go above and... behind to protect the owner's investment. I've never seen such a detail oriented property management company. Everyone in the office at Real Estate Direct is awesome, truly a professional operation!read more
Preston Skinner
Preston Skinner
1710385949
Investors need to know about this! Jennifer Marin is the most thorough & knowledgable property manager in Brevard. She makes owning investment property easy…. She does the work as you realize the income on your rentals. Jenn has top sources for... repair and maintenance and checks on her properties regularly. Best property manager in Brevard! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
Diane Nester
Diane Nester
1709504388
Jeniffer is very professional and she takes care of the properties like is her own. Her qualification process is VERY comprehensive giving peace to the tenants! There is a reason why they are the #1 property management company in Brevard for the las... 2 years!read more
5 years ago, I embarked on a search for the perfect beachfront furnished condo, and my journey led me to Real Estate Direct. From the outset, Jenn proved to be an exceptional guide throughout the entire process. Her attention to detail and... responsiveness to every query were truly commendable.As a tenant for four years, I experienced unparalleled support from the Real Estate Direct team and their network of contractors. Challenges were met with immediate resolution, and it was evident that they maintained a keen awareness of the owners' financial considerations. My tenure as a tenant was nothing short of extraordinary.Last year, the opportunity arose for me to become a proud owner of the condo, and once again, Jenn's expertise shone through. She seamlessly coordinated with the best title company, employing cutting-edge technology and an attorney on staff. Real Estate Direct truly goes above and beyond.I wholeheartedly recommend Real Estate Direct for anyone seeking property management or your next home. Their commitment and dedication ensure a seamless journey, guiding you every step of the way until you reach the finish line. This team's excellence is unparalleled, making them the go-to choice for a hassle-free and rewarding real estate experience.read more
I’ve been working with Jennifer for many years now. She’s always looking out for her clients and making sure that they are happy. She is also proactive instead of reactive. You are in good hands with Jennifer and (Real Estate Direct)
Paul Daley
Paul Daley
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We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Real Estate Direct. We have partnered with this company for years. This team is professional and truly cares about their customers. Communication is great. If you are moving into or out of the... Brevard area, you must call Real Estate Direct. You will not regret it!Sunshine Carpet Cleaningread more
We have several rental properties in different cities and have been through multiple property managers in each case. Real Estate Direct has been exceptional. They are reliable, proactive and more than a bi-product of the real estate business. It’s... great to have a group you can trust.read more
Ann Mitchell
Ann Mitchell
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Real Estate Direct (RED) is the "best of the best." I found them efficient, collaborative, and tough when they needed to be. Jennifer Marin, in particular, seamed to have my requests tended to even before I voiced them to her. You can't do better... than RED - so why bother going anywhere else!read more
Ed Merck
Ed Merck
1706108731
To Lyndsey Neel, I’’m very happy with The results you had help me over the years. You are Trustworthy independent sense2015 until now and you still are! Thank you so much to Real Estate Direct!
Diana Nguyen
Diana Nguyen
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Real Estate Direct has managed our two properties for years, and they have been on a really great property management team. They are always looking out for our properties.
Bonnie Hahnel
Bonnie Hahnel
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I had a fantastic experience working with Jenn Marin . Her dedication and good work ethic were evident throughout the entire process. Her extensive knowledge of the real estate market was truly impressive. She always gets back to me in a timely... manner which I greatly appreciate. You’re definitely in good hands working with Jenn!read more
Tracy LaMonica
Tracy LaMonica
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There is a reason these guys win Best of the Space Coast every year!!! Diligent, thorough, efficient, forward thinking, this is who you want handling your property so it remains a valuable long term asset!! The Best!
Jennifer is amazing. Very attentive and service oriented, we were fortunate to work with her. She is amazing.
prema
prema
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I sincerely recommend Jennifer Marin for her competence and great professionalism.She is always prompt to reply any question, She is fantastic property manager.
There is nobody I would rather want to use for my property management needs.Real Estate Direct consistently demonstrates professionalism and efficiency, making them a reliable choice for anyone seeking a dedicated and trustworthy real estate... management company.read more
Jennifer and her team are knowledgeable, thorough, and professional. Jennifer knows the laws and applies them fairly to both tenants and owners. I can’t recommend her highly enough!!
Being new to Real Estate transactions Frank's advice was extremely helpful to prepare for selling our house. We relied on Frank's guidance heavily through the sellling process. He stayed in close contact and was always accessible to help us.... Frank's expertise and experience made our Home sale expeditious, stress free, and successfull! Highly recommend!read more
Peter Sullivan
Peter Sullivan
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I owned a lawn business for several years and Real Estate Direct was one of our best customers. Their property managers are incredibly attentive to their properties. Falling on my own sword here; I was called more than once about quality issues with... some of the crews that I had. The issues were addressed and corrected professionally, and I always enjoyed doing business with them.They communicate outstandingly well and treat their subcontractors very fairly, even when a customer has outlandish requests like having their lawn mowed every week when it's winter time and the service schedule clearly states that service is provided every other week because the grass has entered it's dormant period.read more
Daniel Ruip
Daniel Ruip
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Super awesome group of people! Easy to talk to, very helpful & spot on! Thank you! Highly recommended!
George Sullivan
George Sullivan
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I will be purchasing investment property in Brevard County and have been looking for a property management company to help me with my future investment. Real estate direct is beyond professional and very informative! They answered all my questions... and gave me a bunch of resources to look into for the local market! Can't say enough good things about them! Highly recommended!read more
Ian Balzer
Ian Balzer
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Jen was very easy to work with! She assisted us in any issues related to our condo rental in a timely fashion. I would definitely recommend this property management.
Hands down the best rental experience I have ever had! I highly recommend them.
Tammie Krysak
Tammie Krysak
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I worked with the ladies at Real Estate Direct, I went through a few property managers before them, and I will never want any others. Jenn and Lyndsey went above and beyond to find me first-rate renters and they keep my property in top condition. It... seems like they have a vast network of experienced and knowledgeable experts on their speed dial- allowing them to get upkeep and repairs done with the best in the county. 5+ stars!read more
Yorick Logan
Yorick Logan
1659015991
Fantastic is an understatement. I real estate direct does propert management right. I rented the property I am at for a year before real estate direct took over. The previous company was horrible and unresponsive to any request. RE direct is... responsive and first class. Never an issue getting in touch with Lyndsey at RE direct she's the best. You won't find a better property management company anywhere in town or anywhere on the state for that matter!!read more
Tyler OGrady
Tyler OGrady
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This is the best property management company I have ever used. They respond quickly, have integrity, really vet potential tenants. I highly recommend this group.
Chelsea Wiecek
Chelsea Wiecek
1650305253
We love the professionalism and quick responsiveness from Lyndsey N. Could not be happier.
Once you work with Jenn at Real Estate Direct, you won’t ever want another property manager. Jenn goes above and beyond to give you the highest quality renters and will keep your property in top condition. Jenn has an extensive network of top... professionals at her fingertips- allowing her to get repairs and maintenance done with the best in Brevard. 5 stars!read more
Diane Koenig
Diane Koenig
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Nobody better to work with than Jennifer Marin! Best property manager in the business!
Chris Poulos
Chris Poulos
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I strongly recommend Jennifer Frank Marin with Real Estate Direct!! There is nothing better than to have peace in mind and the correct person managing your property.She is fantastic, really knowledgeable and attentive. She makes sure your property... is safe and well maintained and your investment achieves all your goals.read more
Jennifer Marin is the bomb. I highly recommend her for your rental property management needs. She truly is the best in the industry. Her level of professionalism, responsiveness and care goes above and beyond the rest.
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
1602248169
I couldn't possibly be happier with Jennifer at Real Estate Direct. Whether looking for a place to rent, or looking for someone to manage your rental property, Jennifer and Real Estate Direct are the only property management company I would ever... consider using.Her properties are among the most well maintained I have ever seen. She improves the rental experience for all involved. Wish I could give more than 5 stars.read more
Michael Jurney
Michael Jurney
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Jennifer Marin is the real deal!She's one of the few property managers I would trust with my investment property. I can't recommend her services and Real Estate Direct overall, enough!
nathan cox
nathan cox
1586468180
I can’t say enough about the treatment we received when selling our home. The staff went above and beyond for us. If it wasn’t for them we would have never been able to sell our home in Florida and move to our new home in Tennessee. I can not thank... them enough.read more
Greg Thompson
Greg Thompson
1553823849
Jennifer and her team are knowledgeable, approachable, personable, patient, and incredibly generous. Highly recommend her and her staff.
I had an amazing experience purchasing my first home with my realtor Dave LaDrew and his team at Real Estate Direct. Dave was hard working, knowledgable and went above and beyond for me throughout the entire process. I would recommend him to any... one looking to buy or sell a home.read more
Kaitlin Devitto
Kaitlin Devitto
1525050065
First class service! Jennifer is the best. I highly recommend business with Real Estate Direct
ann silbert
ann silbert
1524697049
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YOUR PROPERTY IS OUR PRIORITY!

YOUR PROPERTY IS IN GREAT HANDS

Real Estate Direct’s Property Management division is one of the leading and respected property management organizations in Brevard County. Our team of managers, Jennifer Marin and Lyndsey Neel, work together diligently and daily to ensure that all of their owners and tenants have the best possible rental experience available.

APPLICANT SCREENING

We do credit checks & various background checks
We verify employment, financial statements and more
Verify rental history
Prepare leases
Provide move-in inspections

Real Estate Direct Property Managment Team

BREVARD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

If you own property in Brevard County, you know that managing it can be a challenging task. From finding reliable tenants and handling maintenance and repairs, there are many responsibilities that come with Real Brevard property management. In a lot of cases, it is beneficial to hire a property manager in Melbourne Florida. This guide offers helpful tips to help you navigate the world of property management in Brevard County.

EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES.

One of the most important things you can do as a landlord is to set clear expectations and guidelines for your tenants. This involves specifying the provisions of the lease agreement, including rent payment deadlines, penalties for late payments, and any regulations pertaining to the property. By setting these expectations upfront, you can avoid misunderstandings and conflicts in the future. Make sure to communicate these expectations to your tenants and provide them with a copy of the lease agreement for reference.

In addition to outlining the terms of the lease agreement, it’s also important to set guidelines for the maintenance of the property. This includes specifying who is responsible for lawn care and any necessary repairs. By setting these guidelines, you can ensure that the property is well-maintained and that any issues get addressed quickly. It’s also a good idea to provide your tenants with a list of emergency contacts in case of any urgent issues outside of business hours. By setting clear expectations and guidelines, you can create a positive and productive relationship with your tenants and ensure the success of your management of the property.

REGULAR PROPERTY MAINTENANCE.

Regular maintenance is crucial for keeping your property in good condition and preventing expensive repairs down the line. This includes tasks such as cleaning gutters, changing air filters, and inspecting the property for any signs of damage or wear and tear. It’s also important to address any maintenance issues quickly, as delaying repairs can lead to more damage and higher costs. Consider hiring a professional asset management company to handle maintenance tasks and ensure your property is always in top condition.

Real Brevard property management is essential for maintaining the value of the investment. Regular maintenance is a key component of good asset management, as it helps to prevent small issues from turning into big problems. This includes tasks such as cleaning gutters, changing air filters, and inspecting the property for any signs of damage. By addressing maintenance issues promptly, you can avoid costly repairs down the line and keep your tenants happy. A professional asset management company can help you stay on top of maintenance tasks and ensure your property is always in top condition. With their expertise and experience, they can handle everything from routine maintenance to emergency repairs, giving you peace of mind and protecting your investment.

OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH TENANTS.

Communication is key to successful asset management, especially when it comes to your tenants. Ensure you establish effective methods of communication right from the start. Offering various ways for tenants to reach out to you in case of emergencies. Regularly check in with your tenants to address any concerns they might have. This can help prevent misunderstandings and conflicts down the line, and keep a positive relationship between you and your tenants. Plus, happy tenants are more likely to renew their lease and recommend your property to others. So, make communication a top priority in your asset management strategy.

Incorporating effective communication into your asset management strategy is not just a best practice; it is a strategic investment in the long-term success and profitability of your property. By prioritizing communication, you are laying the foundation for a strong landlord-tenant relationship, which is key to a thriving and well-maintained asset. In the realm of successful asset management, effective communication plays a pivotal role, particularly in your interactions with tenants. It is imperative to establish robust communication methods right from the outset. Providing tenants with diverse channels to reach out, especially in emergencies, is a fundamental aspect of fostering a safe and secure living environment.

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AFFORDABLE PRICING

Our fees are based on the best possible prices for the best possible service we can provide.

Long-term rentals (More than 6 month leases)

One half of the first month’s rent

10% of the monthly rent amount for management while rented

NO MANAGEMENT FEE for vacant property while managed

NO MANAGEMENT FEE for the month when the placement fee is paid

Short-term rentals (3-6 Month leases):

One fourth of the first month’s rent

10% per month for placement of a tenant for 6 months or less

NO MANAGEMENT FEE for vacant property while managed

NO MANAGEMENT FEE for the month when the placement fee is paid

Why Hire a Property Manager in Melbourne, FL

Are you a property owner in Melbourne, Florida? Are you too busy to manage your property? That’s where Real Estate Direct comes in. Our team of property managers is ready to assist you with all of your property management needs. From maintenance and repairs to tenant screening and applications, we have it all covered. Learn more about how our team can help you successfully manage your property and get the most out of your investment!

Tenant Screening & Retention

Professional property management services provide better tenant screening and retention. They can help you identify potential renters who have a good rental history, with references to back that up. Additionally, they can assist in keeping your tenants happy which will in turn lead to lower vacancy rates. These services are invaluable when it comes to taking care of your property and ensuring its success for many years to come.

What is a Tenant Screening Report?

A tenant screening report is a history of the applying tenant’s criminal history, credit, rental history, and financial history. These reports are necessary to the landlord because they want to ensure that the people moving into their home are going to take good care of it. These reports can only be made with the tenant’s signed consent.

Tenant Screening Laws

The laws for tenant screening are going to vary based on location, but some of the Florida tenant screening laws are as follows:

  • Must Receive Signed Consent: Before you can conduct any sort of background check, whether it be a credit check or criminal history, you must have signed consent from the tenant. Without signed consent, you could face legal repercussions.
  • Monitor Small Talk: While establishing a positive relationship with your tenants is crucial, make sure you listen closely during every conversation you have. Anything you say has the potential to be used against you. Monitoring what’s said between you and your tenants and being careful about what you say could save you a lot of legal trouble down the road.
  • No application Fee Limit: In the state of Florida, you can charge as much as you want for an application fee, but it is recommended that you keep it in the twenty to fifty dollar range. Charging a higher application fee can severely limit your choices for future tenants.

Lower Priced Operating Costs

Hiring the services of a Brevard property management company offers long-term cost savings by effectively minimizing expenses tied to rental property management. Leveraging their expertise, these professionals adeptly navigate maintenance and repair costs, ensuring the property is well-maintained. Proactive maintenance not only sustains the property’s condition but also enables early detection of potential issues. Moreover, our seasoned experts stay abreast of evolving landlord-tenant laws, providing informed guidance to prevent costly legal repercussions and ensure compliance with the latest regulations.

Speedier Turnaround Times

Property management services play a crucial role in accelerating the process of securing new tenants for a property. These professionals excel in identifying, selecting, and screening the most qualified renters, ensuring a swift influx of potential tenants and minimizing the time lapses between rentals. Moreover, a comprehensive service provider takes care of all move-in requirements, from rent collection to ensuring accurate and timely paperwork completion. This not only facilitates seamless transitions between tenants but also shields you from potential legal disputes.

Collaborating with a property management service brings a lot of advantages, notably expediting the turnover periods between tenants. Their proficiency in tenant acquisition, streamlined screening procedures, effective documentation, and efficient move-in processes significantly contribute to reducing vacancies and shortening the intervals between rental periods. By delegating these responsibilities to seasoned professionals, landlords can divert their focus to other facets of their investment, experiencing a hassle-free and well-organized rental process.

Time and Stress Savings

Opting for the services of a real Brevard property management company offers significant benefits in terms of time and stress savings. Property management can become a demanding and stressful task, especially when juggling multiple properties or maintaining a full-time job. Entrusting the management responsibilities to a professional company allows you to reclaim your time and alleviate the stress associated with handling tenant concerns, maintenance requests, and day-to-day tasks. With Real Estate Direct shouldering these responsibilities, you gain the freedom to redirect your focus toward other aspects of your life or channel your efforts into acquiring additional properties. This empowerment enables the expansion of your real estate portfolio without the encumbrance of daily management duties. Whether your goal is to spend more quality time with your family, explore new business ventures, or simply relish your leisure time, the decision to hire a property management company provides the freedom and flexibility to pursue these endeavors.

At Real Estate Direct, we understand that managing a property can be both rewarding and challenging. Whether you’re a property owner seeking stress-free management or a tenant in search of the perfect home, our property management services are designed to cater to your unique needs.

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Real Estate Direct Expertise Aware 2024 Best Property Managment companies in Melbourne
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Real Estate Direct Best Property Management in Melbourne Award 2022
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