Property Manager Tips for Renters

3 Reasons you want a property manager

Home inventories remain at all time lows. As the summer approaches, and many would-be home buyers opt to rent, or renters decide to sell in this market and switch to rentals, they may face a few challenges. Whether they are looking for short term or long term rentals, the rental rates continue to increase, bringing rental scams to all-time highs, and “amateur professionals” as home and property owners attempt to manage their own properties. To help overcome these hurdles we have these tips from one of our own Windermere Anthem Hills Property Managers, Phil Dwyer. Actively managing properties, he is familiar with the market and what you can look out for, as a renter, to ensure that you find the right home, and the right management company.


3 Reasons You Want a Reputable Property Management Company

Hiring a reputable property management company is much more than credentials, it’s a higher standard. Whether you choose Windermere Anthem Hills Property Managers, or the team from another member of the Nevada Realtors Association, they’re professional guidelines require more from them than a traditional property owner. There are many ways that they are required to perform tasks that protect you the renter, and maintain your rights beyond that of a property owner, landlord.

1 Deposit Requirements

One large difference is how your deposit is handled. If you have ever tried to move out of a privately owned property and get your deposit, the owner might not have it, making up any reason why they can’t pay you back, then making you wait until they rent the property to come up with the cash. It’s not this way with property management companies. We are required to hold deposits in a trust account, so it’s there when it’s time to get your deposit back.

2 Maintenance Services

Next is the way maintenance services are handled. When you are living in a rental you want to ensure that all the appliances and systems are working properly. As a reputable property management company our tenants are able to request maintenance through our online system, where they can also track the progress of maintenance requests as well as their maintenance and service history. Our vendors are assigned and consist of only the most highly regarded, well vetted, licensed tradesmen and contractors to manage our maintenance services. And most are tended to almost immediately.

3 Application Process

Another difference is the way applications are processed. As a representative of the Nevada Realtors Association, there are guidelines that must be followed regarding fair housing laws and processing your application in a professional way.

3 Red Flags for Renters

3 Red Flags for Renters

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As a renter you don’t want to be a part of a scam, so look out for the following red flags, even the most obvious ones, before you waste your money or your time. The most obvious one is that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. For this reason we always recommend Searching Through MLS for available homes, on a broker or agent website. There are numerous scams where people copy listings and make them look like they are legitimate, when they are not.

1 Be Aware

Be aware during any real estate transaction that you protect your deposits and fees. Stay on the lookout for people and their behavior during the deal, where they have you meet, or requiring that deposits be paid in cash. As a reputable company we allow our tenants to pay through our online portals, and always provide receipts.

2 Preview Property

And of course, be sure to preview properties before you sign any agreement. If it looks to be in shambles now, it probably will still be in that condition once you come with a truck of furniture to unload. When the landlord or property manager make a promise, be sure to get it in writing, and document with receipts, and work orders your relationship.

3 Keep Records

The Number One Biggest Complaint I Hear About Property Management Companies is the number of times it takes to get repairs complete or maintenance done, and having that documentation will help you as a renter. This is why we take it upon ourselves to provide this documentation to our clients in our virtual management system.

Tips for a Successful Rental Application

When it comes time to complete your application be ready with the right documentation. As a property manager I hear this a lot from my potential tenants, and that is what documentation do I need to have with me? The answer is easy. We want to see that you have an established tenant and employment history. Here’s generally what a property manager is looking for you to have proof of with your application.

  • Rental History – Including Landlord name and contact information as well as rental addresses and dates when you lived at those addresses.
  • Employment Verification – Pay stubs or tax returns proving your income for a period of time. Landlords may want to see that you make 3Xs the amount of rent.
  • Proper Identification – An Identification and second form of identification such as work card, credit card, or student ID.
  • Proper Pet Documentation – Include Photo, Age, Breed, and Weight.

Application processes usually take 2-4 days as references are checked and verified. Once your application is approved, we are ready to move you into an available property.

About Phil Dwyer

Phil Dwyer REALTOR & Property Manager Windermere Anthem Hills

Phil is a Realtor and Property Manager at Windermere Anthem Hills. He manages over 60 properties around Las Vegas, and currently has several new rental listings he is looking to match with the right tenants. Minimum requirements include completed application, consistent rental and employment history, making 3Xs the rental rate. As new rental listings become available from time to time, it is a good idea to know a reputable property manager, and avoid the headaches that come with being a renter.

Rental Properties Managed by Phil Dwyer

For Rent in Henderson2073 Club Crest Way 89014




1-3mo term lease

This property is available for short term rental lease, and is conveniently located near the Green Valley Parkway corridor, providing access to shopping and entertainment. Single story floor plan with nice back yard and covered patio.

3116 Paladi Avenue 




First Time Rental! Brand New Construction

Be the first to live in this newly constructed home in Inspirada. This two story beauty features tile floors on the main level, granite counter tops in the kitchen, a huge walk-in pantry large enough to store everything your family needs, and a loft. All Appliances Included.

Currently zoned for Liberty, Del Webb, and Wallen.

1660 Rockcrest Hills Avenue

2 Bed/2 ba



Age Restricted

Pet Friendly

Located in Sun City Anthem, this 2 bedroom single story is in a quiet, age restricted community with a fully fenced back yard, perfect for fido. Home features plantation shutters and covered patio and porch areas providing a little bit of shade in the hot summer months.

1944 Sioux City Court 89052

2 bed/2 ba

1,482 sqft


Age Restricted

1/4 Mile from Clubhouse

Living in Sun City Anthem never was so good. This Quincy model is just a quarter mile from the Sun City Anthem Clubhouse and access to all the ammenities and reasons you want to live in this wonderful age restricted community. All Appliances Included. Private back yard with mountain views.

5513 High Wager Way #103

3 bed/3 ba



Never Rented Before

This town home in 89122 features fresh paint and a very clean interior, as it has never before been rented. The small yard in back comes with a gazebo structure, and the garage floors have been finished with epoxy. All Appliances Included. Community has a gated entrance, pool, and park areas.

11443 Steponia Bay St

5 bed / 3 full bath



Putting Green

Located in Southern Highlands, this newly available rental is in a gated community and features both a private pool and a putting green. You’ll fall in love with the gourmet custom kitchen, and spacious corner lot. The master suite includes a covered balcony, and first floor bedroom and bathroom. Contact agent for showing.

2664 Solar Corona Lane

2 Bed / 2 full Bath




Available for as little as one month, this fully furnished gem in Solara features a strip view. Located in a gated community you will fall in love with the neighborhood and want to extend your lease indefinitely, and I’m sure that can be arranged.

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We generally know when we have listings coming up, and are adding new listings to our portfolio at Windermere Anthem Hills. Here is a list of rental properties available from our team of real estate agents, including Phil Dwyer, but are able to help you find the right agent to complete your real estate transaction. Contact the Windermere Anthem Hills team of agents today for more information.


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