The Best Areas To Invest In Charleston

The Best Areas To Invest In Charleston

The Charleston area has many subdivisions ranging from beach locations to master-planned communities.  As a result, Charleston has one of the hottest markets in terms of rental properties. Now is the time to start growing your investment portfolio to take advantage of...

Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Purchasing An Investment Property

Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Purchasing An Investment Property

Preparation and expertise are key components towards success. Developing a plan before purchasing an investment property will place you in the best light to reach your investment goals. Your investment plan should include your goals and the steps you will need to take...

The OTP Performance Guarantees

The OTP Performance Guarantees

Our performance guarantees stand out from the rest because our team of experts have strategically created our guarantees to ensure your investment property's success. A 2021 Property Industry report indicates the essential qualities to an investor. These items are......

Understanding Real Estate Property Class

Understanding Real Estate Property Class

You’ve decided to purchase an investment property. Now, where do you begin? Deciding on which investment property location is right for you can be an overwhelming process. Here at Oak Trust Properties, we most certainly know that the early stages of the who, what,...

Common Mistakes You Can Make When You Self-Manage

Common Mistakes You Can Make When You Self-Manage

As an investor, we know that the goal is for you to love your property management company! We often find that self-managing can diminish the love for your investment property. Self-managing can often lead to unexpected setbacks and stress. If you want to love your...

Why You Should Choose OTP

Why You Should Choose OTP

In 2021, we are focusing on helping you build the property portfolio of your dreams. Our performance guarantees  are a major part of why you should choose Oak Trust Properties to manage your investment property. Our markers here at Oak Trust Properties are faster...

Q & A with Keith Harmon

Q & A with Keith Harmon

Our Director of New Business and Marketing, Keith Harmon, was given a few questions about his time working at Oak Trust Properties and his future hopes. The following questions were posed to Keith: 1)  What is your favorite memory of working at Oak Trust Properties?...

Oakie of the Year

Oakie of the Year

Our Annual Oakie of the Year award goes to ......... Rachel Knight!!! Our team has spoken and here are a few things they said about Rachel and why she is Oakie of the Year! She really encompasses our core values and I can always rely on her to help me if I ever need...

Thank You

Thank You

As November comes to a close, the OTP team is taking the time to look back on what we are thankful for this year and for the years to come!! Check it out now! Thank you.

The Importance of Proper Pricing

The Importance of Proper Pricing

Your home is finally ready to be listed on the market. The work orders have been completed. The home has just had professional marketing photos completed and all that is left is to finalize the rental rate of the home for the listing. This decision can be the...

Renovations Story

Renovations Story

This is the story of one of our property managers, Klarissia, who completed her first full renovation project on one of our new properties. The video that is attached below is going to illustrate through before and after pictures, all the amazing work Klarissia...

Oak Trust Properties Renewals

Oak Trust Properties Renewals

We love renewals here at Oak Trust Properties! Renewals can often be the best situation for our owners and tenants. Renewals result in: Happier tenants Lower costs for our owners Zero vacancy loss Our renewal process follows this process: We already have a good,...

How You and Your Roommates Can Fill Out Your Applications!

How You and Your Roommates Can Fill Out Your Applications!

You find the perfect home for you and your roommates while looking at the Oak Trust Properties website. You are ready to take that next step and apply for the property right away. Although, you are confused about how to complete an application for yourself and your...

Peak of the Month September

Peak of the Month September

And that's a wrap for the month of September! Here is a recap of our highlights throughout the last month. Every week the Oak Trust Properties team shares their peaks of the week. Whether virtually or in person, we always share our happy moments together. We look...

Happy, happy birthday to Oak Trust Properties!

Happy, happy birthday to Oak Trust Properties!

Over the years, we've stayed focused on mastering processes that bring more value to our clients and residents. It’s time to celebrate! Enjoy our quick birthday video below. We look forward to celebrating more birthdays in the future with you all. Thank you.

Rent Vs. Sell

Rent Vs. Sell

Putting your property on the market for rent or to sell is often a difficult decision. Sometimes selling can be the best choice. Although, renting your property can often hold the key to maximize the owner’s return on investment. As of right now, real estate prices...

Renovations Made Easy!

Renovations Made Easy!

Renovations are a huge part of the value that we bring to our new homeowners. When we take on a home in need of restoration, from start to finish we strive to create the best value for homeowners and residents. We take pride in relieving the stress off of our...

Time to Highlight a Rockstar

Time to Highlight a Rockstar

Here is a testimonial that was submitted for our amazing Director of Property Management, Rachel Knight. My husband and I met Rachel when we first started looking for a rental property in Berkeley County in May 2018. We were nervous to rent from a property management...

When Should Your Property Be Listed?

When Should Your Property Be Listed?

COVID-19 has brought on a lot of concerns and questions about the current state of our future. In the property management industry, a common question that we have received during this timeframe is when should my rental property be listed on the market? Even more so,...

Charleston Professional Property Management vs. DIY

Charleston Professional Property Management vs. DIY

Landlords in Charleston often wonder whether they should hire a professional property management company or try to manage their homes on their own. Unless you have the time to devote to your rental property and you are familiar with all the laws and regulations...

What is Property Management in Charleston, SC?

What is Property Management in Charleston, SC?

Successful landlords and investors in Charleston know that professional property management has a tremendous impact on how well your rental home is taken care of. Property management includes so much more than simply collecting rent. There are a number of things that...

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

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...

What does a good property manager do?

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...

Best Property Management Company in Charleston

Best Property Management Company in Charleston

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN CHARLESTON 2017 We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of our owners, tenants, and vendors for nominating us for the best property management company in Charleston. We just received word that we were chosen as a finalist for...

SELF MANAGING VS HIRING A PROPERTY MANAGER

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?". Everyone knows that buying and owning rental properties is one of the best investments around. However, with any great investment...

WHAT ARE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FEES IN CHARLESTON, SC?

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,...

OAK TRUST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE TEAM REVIEW

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 We received a great review for our maintenance department, timely maintenance is important to us. We strive to...

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CHARLESTON 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 What makes us one of the best Property Management...

HANDYMAN REVIEW FOR JAMES!

HANDYMAN REVIEW FOR JAMES!

We just heard this from one of our tenants about our handyman:  “Lastly, the maintenance guy who came to do the disposal was amazing. Best service and customer service I’ve ever seen, simply great.” Thanks James for being Awesome! We pride ourselves on the profession...