Services offered in Stafford
At Green Residential, our flat-rate management fee helps to keep your rental property profitable. For your convenience, we make sure owners receive an electronic accounting statement which includes a copy of any invoice paid during the previous month. We invest in web-based technology to make sure our team responds promptly to requests from owners, investors, and tenants. In addition, Green Residential minimizes the number of homes each employee is responsible for managing. This allows our clients to receive the professional attention they deserve.
We screen all prospective tenants at no cost to our clients. We screen tenants based on their credit, employment, and rental history, as well as conducting a criminal background check. We don't collect a management fee if you aren't paid, therefore we have an incentive to find the best tenant for you.
By having a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) oversee the finances of each home under management, we provide Green Residential clients with the comfort of knowing the income, expenses & security deposits related to their property are being taken care of by a professional.
Our professional leasing team ensures that each owner’s property has the best opportunity to be leased quickly. These leasing services include rental price analysis, professional quality photography, listing home on the local MLS (HAR.COM), and prompt responsiveness to potential applicant inquiries.
Our web based technology allows us to collect rent from tenants electronically and distribute rent electronically to owners at no additional charge to either party. We assess late fees and send notices when a tenant fails to pay rent on time. All late fees are passed on to our owners.
We believe that the photographs we take and use for our rental listings are important because they entice prospects to view our homes. We invest in top of the line cameras and digital photography software to provide professional quality photographs.
We provide clients with dependable, quality repair & maintenance services that can be trusted. Our administrators and contractor are the best in their category whom we have worked with for years. We understand how highly residential owners value their property, so we make sure to show their homes the amount of consideration and care they would themselves. Our prompt repair & maintenance program is one of the ways we excel.
Evicting a tenant may be one of the most unpleasant parts of being a landlord, but it can also be vitally important. Our clients can rely on our professional assistance when having to deal with this uncomfortable task.
We monitor a 24 hour support line during non-business hours to ensure that tenant emergencies are promptly responded to in order to provide excellent customer service to our tenants and ensure our Owner's property is protected.
We’re not your average
With over 40 years of experience offering property management services in the greater Stafford area, our team works hard to offer the best service through a personal, proactive, and dynamic approach to residential management.
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If you’re considering buying property in Stafford, contact Green Residential to find out how we can help. We’re a professional, experienced property management company with over three decades of experience serving the Stafford area and we take pride in serving our clients.
We offer a full service property management package that includes access to a reliable network of fully vetted maintenance personnel, rent collection services, tenant screening, and so much more. We also have a free home search tool on our website that you can use to get a free property management analysis on your Stafford home. Contact us today!
Stafford is a remarkable little corner of Texas, founded in 1820 by William J. Stafford, one of the original 300 families to settle in the area while it was still under Spanish rule. From those humble beginnings, what was then known as Stafford’s Point went on to become the terminal point for the first railroad line in Texas. The area grew slowly, until 1956 when the city was officially incorporated. Since then, the city has thrived, making the most of a close-knit community, significant economic successes, and innovative city management.
If you’re ready to make the move to a place that feels like home but rethinks the old traditions, Stafford is the place for you. Here’s an inside look at what makes this little city tick.
With a population of about 18,000 people as of 2014, Stafford is a relatively small city, but that’s part of what makes it such a friendly place to live. The city has a true neighborhood feel, unlike so many big cities. Household incomes in Stafford are also higher than the Texas average by nearly $10,000, averaging $64,650 a year per household. This makes for a very comfortable standard of living.
Another great thing about Stafford is that it’s a very diverse community. The city is split fairly even among Caucasian, Asian, Black and Latino residents and a significant portion of residents are fluent in languages other than and in addition to English; 17% speak Spanish at home and almost 28% speak a language other than English or Spanish at home.
In Stafford, the number of immigrants from India is actually larger than those from neighboring Texas, with other significant groups coming from the Philippines and Thailand. For those committed to living in a diverse, equitable city, Stafford is an ideal place to make your home.
Religious practice in Stafford is as varied as its residents. The city is home to churches representing numerous Christian denominations, including Baptists, Roman Catholics, and several nondenominational churches. There are Buddhist and Hindu temples, a Unitarian Church, and a thriving Islamic Cultural Center. Whether you’re active in a spiritual community or not, you’ll find community here.
The government of Stafford is slightly unusual, compared to other cities as it runs according to what’s known as a Home Rule Charter. Unlike the majority of cities, home rule cities look to state law only for prohibitions – unless the state has banned an action, the city has the right to go forward with it. They also rely on the concept of “inherent powers,” which are powers not directly granted by the state.
Though unfamiliar to many people, the concept of home rule gives the people and government of Stafford a lot of freedom to define how the city runs. This makes it an exciting place to live, and since it’s a fairly small community, most resident are actively engaged with the government.
Stafford eliminated property taxes in 1995, making it the only Houston-area city without this standard mode of taxation and one of very few places across the country that has chosen to do without. In part, this has been an effective policy because it’s allowed Stafford to attract a wide variety of businesses to the area and the city supports itself on the resultant sales tax. Even without property tax, Stafford’s budget is in better shape than most cities that levy the fee.
So if there aren’t any property taxes, how are the properties themselves? Beautiful, spacious, and well-priced, as it turns out.
Stafford consists of primarily single-family homes, most with three to four bedrooms and sizeable lawns. Additionally, since Stafford is outside Houston proper, home prices are far lower than they would be in the urban center. Whether you’re moving here for business, education, or just a change of scenery, you’ll find plenty of affordable and charming options.
Stafford is home to its own public school district, the Stafford Municipal School District, as well as sharing in Fort Bend ISD’s schools, and it offers a number of different schooling options for children of all ages. These include top performers, such as Meadows Elementary School, a pre-k through fifth school in the Fort Bend system, rated 8 out of 10 by GreatSchools.org, private options like Sugar Creek Montessori School, and upper-grade resources such as the College and Career Center at Stafford High School.
For high school graduates and adults looking to advance their education, Stafford offers several options. Many opt to attend the Stafford campus of Houston Community College, while those with a specific interest in business may opt to enroll at the Strayer University campus in the city.
Stafford’s thriving business community got off to a propitious start when Texas Instruments (TI) moved to the area in 1967. For many years, the company was the largest employer in the area, and though it’s since reduced operations significantly, TI helped establish Stafford as a thriving commercial center. NerdWallet even named Stafford the third best city for starting a business in Texas.
Nearly a quarter of Stafford’s population works in education and healthcare, with another sizeable portion in retail, finance, real estate, and manufacturing. According to the Stafford Economic Development Corporation, top employers include Fiserv, Baker-Hughes, Cardinal Health, and Sandvik Coromant. The employment opportunities are diverse and exciting, accommodating residents from many fields.
As a family-friendly city, Stafford is home to countless parks, community spaces, and leisure activities. The city holds an annual two-day Fourth of July celebration, including a parade, hosts several youth sports teams, and has been working to develop additional community education and activities programming to meet the area’s needs.
The Stafford City Pool, located at the Civic Center, is a popular destination during the summer months, hosting pool parties, offering swimming lessons, and home to the Stingrays Swim Team. Residents also gather at Main Event Entertainment, where they can enjoy bowling, rock climbing, laser tag, and more. It’s a favorite with people of all ages.
Dining options in Stafford, Texas are simple, but still varied. When dining out, residents enjoy authentic Central and South American cuisine at restaurants such as Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse, Churrascos in neighboring Sugarland, and Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen. Sweet Tomatoes, a health-conscious stop, is also a favorite.
If you’re considering relocating to Stafford, Texas, contact Green Residential today. With years of experience working with Houston area property owners and comprehensive home search tool, we’ll guide you to the perfect property. Let’s make Stafford your home base!