Bullock Management Group, Inc. has been in the Real Estate business for over twenty
years with over a half century of combined experience in property management and sales.
Locally owned and operated, you can rest assured that your property will be treated as our property.
We strive to maximize the return on your investment while providing quality
service to tenants, buyers and owners.
We have long established relationships with vendors, attorneys, investment
advisors, insurance agents, appraisers and loan officers. Let us help you be
successful in your Real Estate endeavors.
Commercial Services also provided.
What we do as your Sandy Springs property manager:
- Fill vacancies
- Market your rental
- Handle tenant inquiries and calls
- Credit investigations
- Application screening
- Lease contracts
- Full service maintenance of property
- Rent collection
- Legal arrangements
- Coordinates Evictions
- Renovations/Turnkey Services
Sandy Springs Property Management Services:
Please contact us for a complete Management Information Package.
We advertise on multiple rental and sales Internet sites. All advertising is billed to the owner
separately and there is no additional vacant fee. We provide professional yard and directional
signs where allowed or needed. We make every effort to have a property properly priced and
ready to minimize the vacant time period.
Initial Property Inspection
Once a management agreement and checklist items are obtained, we will schedule to go out to
the property and perform the initial inspection. During this time, we will evaluate the
condition, appearance and overall readiness for showing to prospective tenants. We will
make a list of necessary items that need attention as well as an estimate of the cost.
It is our goal to have a property ready for move-in upon showing to applicants. This benefits
you and the new tenant in the long run. The yard sign will be placed and advertising will begin.
Once the property is inspected, we will set up utilities and lawn care for the time it
is vacant unless they are already being handled. It is important to keep up the appearance
and utilities for potential tenants viewing the property. You will be responsible for
these expenses during the vacant period.
If attention is needed at the property, funds will have to be provided in advance to cover the costs.
It is our sincere goal to find the best qualified tenant for any property. We utilize a three tier
process. First, we verify current rental history and that no tenant has a recent judgment,
collection or eviction from a previous landlord. Second, we verify current employment of at
least 6 months. Finally, we require a gross income of at least 3 times the rent. We have found
that these 3 items provide a sound starting point for qualifying a tenant. In some cases,
exceptions are made with additional security deposits. Bullock Management Group, Inc. believes
in fair housing laws and does not discriminate.
Bullock Management Group, Inc. uses the GAR (Georgia Association of Realtors) lease. All existing
tenants will remain on their current lease until it expires and then renewed on the GAR lease.
All tenants are required to pay a security deposit and separate pet deposit if applicable. There are
no exceptions to this requirement! All deposits are held in a separate trust account and not released
to the owner or tenant until the final walk through inspection is complete.
Rent is due on the 1st of each month. A grace period until the 5th is allowed. If prior arrangements
have not been made with management, all non-paid rents will be addressed on the 6th. We use phone
calls, emails, property visits and letters to contact the tenants. If contact can not be made,
then the Warrant process will begin around the 15th. Owner statements are mailed on the 15th with
rent proceeds or explanations. We make every effort to collect rent and reduce turnover by working
with tenants when necessary. We have an obligation to collect rent on time and prevent vacancies.
We do our best to balance the two processes accordingly.
It is our mission to attempt to avoid the process of eviction if possible. If the need arises, we will
file warrants, appear in court and handle the eviction process from start to finish. Since these are
additional expenses to the owner, we make every effort to avoid an eviction. We give every opportunity
to the tenant to clear up any unpaid balances. All legal fees are charged to the tenant once the debt is settled.
We take pride in providing reliable and professional maintenance when the need arises. Every effort
to reduce cost and provide prompt service is made. There is a 24hr maintenance line on the phone
system for emergencies. All maintenance is coordinated through Bullock Management Group, Inc. We manage
the process and the prices. All vendors are licensed and insured. Agents in the office have past
experience in the field, so their knowledge is invaluable when it comes to maintenance pricing and
quality. Established relationships with vendors have enabled us to have great success in maintaining
a property at competitive prices. Maintenance is the true key to a successful relationship among
tenants, owners and management.
Sandy Springs Area Information
In 1842, the Austin-Johnson House was erected on what is now Johnson Ferry Road. It is the oldest house in Sandy Springs. In 1851, Wilson Spruill donated five acres (two hectares) of land for the founding of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, near the natural spring for which the city is named. In 1905, the Hammond School was built at Johnson Ferry Road and Mt. Vernon Highway, across the street from the church.
In 1950, the state legislature blocked Atlanta from annexing the community, which remained rural until the Interstate Highway System was authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. In 1959, after a fire at Hammond Elementary School, Atlanta Mayor William Hartsfield urged residents to support annexation so that the area would have better firefighting protection. Community opposition killed the proposal. In the early 1960s, Georgia 400 and Interstate 285 were constructed, connecting Sandy Springs to metro Atlanta and initiating a housing boom that brought new residents and major land development. In 1966, annexation by Atlanta was defeated in a referendum, with two-thirds voting against.
Debate over incorporation began in the 1970s when the city of Atlanta attempted to use a state law to force annexation of Sandy Springs. The attempt failed when the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the law was unconstitutional. In response, the Committee for Sandy Springs was formed in 1975. In every legislative session, state legislators representing the area introduced a bill in the Georgia General Assembly to authorize a referendum on incorporation. Legislators representing Atlanta and southwestern Fulton County, who feared tax revenue that would be lost from incorporation, blocked the bills using the procedural requirement that all local legislation be approved first by a delegation of representatives from the affected area. In 1989, a push was made for Sandy Springs to join neighboring Chattahoochee Plantation in Cobb County. This move was blocked by Speaker of the House Tom Murphy.