Owning a rental property comes with a lot of responsibilities. From understanding state laws, finding tenants, and coming up with a lease to 24/7 emergencies, maintenance oversight, and even possible evictions. Hiring a property manager can save owners time, money, and peace of mind.
There are many different companies to choose from, we know. Finding the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. That’s why we put together a list of 7 of the best property management companies in Kansas City.
If you’re still feeling stuck, we recommend this post where we break down what to look for in a property manager. You can read that here.>>
Evernest started by default at the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis. When the bottom fell out of the residential housing market, our founder, Matthew Whitaker, was left holding 30 rental houses that he wanted to sell but couldn’t. So he set out to find a property manager with similar beliefs and management preferences as his own. Later that year, Matthew started Evernest and opened our doors for business.
Evernest (formerly gkhouses) has grown into a nationwide company, managing 11,000+ homes for 4,000+ owners in 25+ markets. With property management and brokerage services available in Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbus, Boulder, Chattanooga, Colorado Springs, Denver, Detroit, Fort Collins, Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa, and Tulsa — Evernest is positioned to be a full-service partner to owners and rental property investors nationwide.
Evernest offers in-house maintenance, no fees for cancellation, a waived lease fee if a tenant leaves within the first year, and a 21-day lease guarantee, where if a tenant isn’t placed within 21 days, then your first two months are free. Residents also have access to a 24/7 hotline.
HomeRiver Group is a leasing and brokerage company with over 200 employees and branches in over 50 markets. Their Kansas City office services Kansas City and the surrounding areas in both Kansas and Missouri.
They offer full-service management services. They handle marketing, tenant screenings and placement, rent collection, maintenance oversight, accounting, and eviction services. HomeRiver Group uses electronic rent collection and documentation while offering 24/7 emergency response. For owners interested in investing, portfolio analysis and investment strategy are included under the management services.
HomeRiver Group also offers rehab and construction oversight services.
Though part of a larger franchise, PMI Destination Properties is a locally owned and operated business. They handle the management of residential, vacation, and commercial properties. They’re also a brokerage.
PMI Destination Properties provides property marketing and rental analysis, tenant screening, rent collection and distribution, maintenance requests and coordination, financial reporting with access to an online owner portal, processing evictions, regular in-person inspections, and legal compliance. They also offer estate management if the property is only occupied during certain times of the year.
If an owner is dissatisfied with their service, with a 30-day notice, the owner can cancel anytime without penalty. PMI Destination Properties has a Pet Guarantee for higher occupancy rates. If they can’t find a tenant in 21 days, the first month’s management fees are waived, and fees are not charged until the first month’s rent is paid. There’s also an Eviction Guarantee, where they will cover up to $2000 in fees (restrictions apply). If a tenant breaks their lease within the first 9 months, they will replace the tenant for free.
Renters Warehouse is a full-service management and real estate investment company focusing on single-family homes. They combine their expertise to provide owners with tools to create an investment plan, find properties that will generate a profit, and manage properties on the owner’s behalf. They currently operate in over 40 markets and service over 15,000 rental homes.
As a part of their management services, they include resident placement services with their RentFeeder technology. They perform background and credit checks. A 6-month (can be extended for up to 18 months) placement guarantee is included where the tenant will be replaced for free if they break the lease within 6 months.
Their management includes move-in/move-out inspections, 24/7 emergency access to the landlord, maintenance coordination, and electronic rental collection through FastFundsSM. They also handle the paperwork, lease enforcement, and city rental licensing.
They offer both an eviction protection plan and tenant insurance as additional services for an added monthly fee.
Royal Gate Management specializes in the Kansas City area in Overland Park, Kansas. Another thing they specialize in is property management, as their entire company is dedicated to management and leasing.
Their services include property marketing, price analysis, tenant screenings and placement, online rent collection, maintenance requests and coordination, frequent property inspections, and financial reporting.
Annual inspections are a part of their management and 24/7 emergency response services.
A brokerage and property management company, SCUDO Real Estate & Property Management offers property buyers, sellers, owners, and investors services. They are located in Johnson County they specialize in the Kansas City area.
SCUDO handles rental listings and marketing, including rental analysis and weekly updates during vacancies. During tenant placement, they perform both tenant and pet screenings. They manage maintenance requests, 24/7 coordination, 24/7 owner and tenant portal, rent collection/owner payout, and provide monthly financial statements.
They offer an optional Investor Benefit Package, which includes two months of rental loss coverage and other perks. They also handle eviction filings and court appearances, which may cost extra depending on the plan.
With headquarters in Kansas City, Voepel Property Management has been serving the area for over 15 years. Accompanied by their sister company, Canopy Roads Real Estate, they offer property management and real estate services.
Their leasing services include rental campaigns, professional photography, social media marketing, Rently Self-Touring software, and tenant screenings. Their full-service management provides in-house technicians for maintenance, a 24/7 emergency hotline, property service inspections, accounting, and rent collection and distribution.
Voepel Property Management also offers general contracting and renovations.
That concludes our list of property management companies in Kansas City. The best management company for you will be the one that fits your specific needs. If that company isn’t Evernest, we get it! But, if you’d like to check out more about our services and see if they’re the right fit, you can view our Kansas City pricing page here.>>
Lucas is a Content Strategist for Evernest. You can find Lucas drinking coffee or eating tacos when he isn’t doing research or creating content. Lucas is a North Dakotan living in Austin, TX, with his wife and daughter.