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Get peace of mind from the most responsive company in the industry.

A track record of data-driven results since 2005:

25% of Emails Get a Response in Under 10 Minutes!

We answer calls 24/7 and 97% of callers speak with a live agent!

96.5% Occupancy Rate

4.5 Star Maintenance Rating From Tenants

Under 2-Day Median Repair Completion Time

$300,000,000+ in Rent Collected On Time

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Our mission is to help landlords achieve their financial goals, while providing tenants a home they can love.

Our family business provides leasing and property management services throughout DC, MD, and VA for Single Family Homes, Condo Units, and Small-Medium Multifamily Buildings.

Industry-leading property management technology combined with local knowledge:

Your Single Point of Contact

You'll get a dedicated Account Manager for your property to serve as the single point of contact for you and your tenants. Your manager is supported by a behind-the-scenes team of accountants, leasing agents, and a ton of technology to make everything more efficient.

Rolling Rent Distributions

We process rent distributions to our clients on a rolling basis throughout the month, so you'll never need to wait to get your money. We don't require minimum balances or client escrows and we get you paid faster than any company in our industry.

Sophisticated Financial Reporting

Get access to institutional-grade financial reporting through your online portal. We can configure your reports in hundreds of ways, so you can always see the information that's most important to you.

Cost Controls and Quality Controls

We've built automated checks and balances into our tech stack to optimize the performance of your rental property and boost your ROI. Please ask us for details, we'd love to show you under the hood!

Property management can make or break your investment.

Having the right partner makes all the difference.

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Managing a rental property is a lot of work.

Our DC property management team handles all of the legwork for you:

Marketing your property across every major channel

Screening applicants to find you the very best tenants

Drafting and executing air-tight lease agreements

Coordinating the move-out and move-in logistics

Maintaining great relationships with your tenants

Handling 24/7 maintenance requests

Managing renewal and month-to-month negotiations

Security deposit escrow and itemization

Ensuring full regulatory compliance with all local laws

Getting your property licensed as a legal rental

Collecting rent and depositing to your account

Generating financial reports with incredible detail

As a landlord, you need the right team in your corner.

Founded in 2005, our Washington DC property management company has helped thousands of landlords achieve peace of mind and a higher rate of return on their investments.

Our family business is staffed with 35 full time professionals in our downtown DC office, and we provide leasing and property management services in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Our goal is to deliver you the best client experience in the industry, combining old-fashioned hard work with the best technology to drive results for our clients.

True 24/7 service is critical for the success of a rental property. Our property management team works seven days a week. When you partner with Nomadic, we'll take your rental property to the next level.

Peace of mind, hard work, strong communication, and transparency are the core values upon which Nomadic was founded. Our clients' happiness is our ultimate goal, and we work tirelessly to deliver the best experience in the industry.

Our streamlined property management process makes things easy for landlords:

  • Rental Property Onboarding

    We set you up for success from the start:

    • Completing an initial walkthrough at your property
    • Market research to determine the most effective rental rate
    • Taking care of all necessary paperwork!
    • Full document audit and setup within our client portal
    • Getting to know of all the charming quirks of your home
    • Scheduling our in-house photographer to capture beautiful photos of your property, and arranging for virtual tour creation, floorplans, and 3D renderings to enhance the listing.
  • Powerful Leasing & Tenant Screening Platform

    We get your home leased quickly to high-quality tenants:

    • Marketing your property across all major listing platforms including Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Apts.com, Zumper, and many more!
    • Managing all inquiries from prospective renters
    • Conducting showings up to 7 days a week
    • Negotiating details of lease terms with prospective tenants
    • Collecting online rental applications, including thorough background and credit checks to secure the perfect tenant 
    • Drafting and executing all leases with e-signatures
  • Strategic Turnover Services

    We ensure smooth transitions between occupants:

    • Move-in inspections with detailed photos and comprehensive checklists to ensure every detail is captured in high resolution
    • Sourcing competitive repair and renovation quotes from our vendor network, to keep your property in excellent condition and ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
    • Presenting quotes to you for approval along with strategic value-add insights, before proceeding with any turnover repair work.
    • Upon approval, we'll oversee the completion of all approved line item repairs and property improvements with our vetted vendors.
    • Personalized move-in process to welcome tenants into their new home and provide education about the property, so we can get off on the right foot from Day 1. 
  • Affordable Property Management & Maintenance

    We preserve the value of your home and keep your tenants happy:

    • Maintaining a positive day-to-day relationship with your tenants
    • Managing all 24/7 emergency issues
    • Managing all non-emergency work orders and preventative maintenance through our online portal, with real-time notifications to the owner every time a work request is received
    • Negotiate all lease renewal terms with your approval, and keep your tenants in place for a long time
    • Keeping your property in compliance with all local laws and regulations, including licensing inspections and filing.
    • Leverage our network of reliable vendors who have a 15 year relationship with Nomadic Real Estate and provide discounts to Nomadic clients
    • True turnkey, full-service property management services all year round throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia
  • Effortless Rent Collection & Owner Distributions

    We handle all property accounting, including:

    • Online rent payments from tenants
    • Net distributions to our clients every day of the month as soon as rent is received.
    • Full service security deposit management to keep your property in compliance with the law, including interest bearing escrow and detailed itemization upon move-out.
    • Providing our clients with 24/7 access to our online portal with detailed financial data, including: all repair costs, leasing and management fees, and real-time Profit and Loss Statements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our property management fee is 8% of monthly rent collected, only when the unit is tenant-occupied. For clients with multifamily apartment buildings or portfolios, we may be able to offer a discounted fee, so please inquire for a more precise quote.

The cost of repairs is not included in the management fee--owners must pay for any repairs/improvements that are incurred for their unit. We've worked with our vendor network for over 15 years and have built strong relationships to obtain discounted repair pricing for our clients.

Tenants pay rent through an online portal, and a high percentage of our tenants enroll in auto-pay. We process rent distributions to our clients typically within 1 business day of the rent payment settling into our account, and we process rolling distributions throughout the entire month!

If you have a preferred contractor, we'd be happy to get them setup within our system as the primary vendor for your property.

We do also have an extensive vendor network that we've spent 15 years cultivating, so we're confident we can provide the highest quality of work for very cost-effective rates. Many of our vendors offer "Nomadic Discounts" to our clients, and we pass that savings along to you.

We provide financial statements for all of our clients via email each month, and provide a year-end statement for tax purposes. You may also access Profit & Loss statements 24/7 through your client portal account. We keep all financial transactions recorded and itemized so you can maximize all applicable tax deductions.

If this is your first time leasing your home, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance provider to ensure there is not any additional coverage you may need when your home is no longer your primary residence. Since each insurance policy is different, we encourage you to consult your insurance agent regarding any potential changes. We're happy to recommend some insurance agents we've worked with in the past, if you'd like an introduction.

We never require an escrow from our clients. For any pre-approved repairs to your home, we pay for the costs up front. We then invoice these costs and debit them from rent collected at a later date. This way, our homeowners never have to go out of pocket, they simply need to approve the repairs. Our auto debit system will take care of the rest. 

We collect a security deposit from all tenants prior to move-in. We hold their deposit in an interest-bearing escrow account at our bank.

Once the tenant vacates, we complete a move-out inspection and determine any repair costs that could be deducted from the security deposit. Our team will send you the inspection report along with an itemized list of repair quotes, and will make recommendations on any items that we feel should be deducted from the tenant's deposit within compliance with the law. Once you approve the deductions and corresponding repairs, we send a Security Deposit Itemization Letter to the tenant and release their deposit (less any deductions) within 45 days following their lease expiration.  

We provide leasing and property management services throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia for the following property types:

  • Single Family Homes
  • Individual Condo and Coop Units
  • Small-Medium Multifamily Apartment Buildings (typically 30 units or smaller)

We do not manage HOAs or condo associations, but we do manage individual units within a condo/coop building. If you'd like a referral for Association Management, please let us know and we can give you some guidance on other companies who service that niche. 

We have a 24/7 emergency hotline for our clients and tenants. Any calls after business hours or during holidays will be routed to that hotline. Our emergency call center is able to screen for our emergency criteria and dispatch vendors 24/7 to rectify urgent issues. 

During business hours, all inquiries will be handled by our property management staff in our DC office. We respond to all inquiries the same business day.

Our foremost founding principle is strong communication and same-day responsiveness. This is something we track rigorously, and we're proud to say our median response time in 2023 is 40 minutes, and 25% of emails actually get a response in less than 10 minutes. 

We're also available 24/7 through our emergency hotline!

We're a family business that's been based in DC since 2005, but we're operated with a startup mentality. We've combined old fashioned hard work with the latest technology to facilitate the best client experience possible. We were early adopters of technology in the property management space, and even designed our own proprietary software many years ago. We're constantly striving to make operational and technological improvements to keep our clients a step ahead of the competition. We're proud of our unique approach to property management, and would love to tell you more about it. 

Find Out Why Our Clients Love Us

If this is your first time leasing your property or you’ve had a bad experience with other property managers, get in touch to schedule an initial consultation with us today. We will walk you through a personalized market analysis of your home and give you our professional recommendations of services needed. As always, our initial consults are always free, and in person. Reach out and get started today!

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Enhanced Reporting

Your portal includes a selection of extremely useful reports. Reports are available in the “Reports” section, and are distinct from the financial statements. Unlike financial statements which are static records, Reports are dynamic real-time records that will update with current data every time you view them. 

Scroll down to learn more about Reports:

Navigate to the "Reports" module in your portal:

Owner Portal Reports
  • Keep in mind, these reports are dynamic records. They will refresh to display current information every time you view them. 

Enhanced Rent Roll Report:

Enhanced Rent Roll Report
  • The Enhanced Rent Roll Report will show the rent amount, last payment date, move-in date, lease expiration date, and security deposit amount for each of your tenants. 
  • It will also show a portfolio summary with occupancy percentage, vacancy loss, and more!

Unit Comparison Report:

Unit Comparison Report
  • If you own multiple units (or buildings) with Nomadic, you’ll get access to the Unit Comparison Report. 
  • This report enables you to quickly compare financial performance between your units at a glance without toggling between individual reports. 

Income Statement Month-Over-Month:

Income Statement by Month Report
  • The Income Statement Detail – Monthly Report serves as a month-over-month record of portfolio performance. You’ll see itemized income and expense categories and can track monthly. This report will update with fresh data every time you view it. 

Financial Statements

Financial statements will be published to your portal on a monthly basis. The statements are found in your Documents library, and provide a historical record of all financial performance. The statements serve as a snapshot of financial performance over a given period, and are static documents (unlike Reports, the statements do not update/change in real-time). 

Scroll down for more info about the Financial Statements in your Documents library:

The Documents area contains monthly financial statements:

Owner Portal Documents
  • The statements in the Documents are are static documents. They are posted to the portal once a month to serve as a historical record of financial performance. 

Download a statement to see month and YTD financials:

Owner Portal Property Statement

You'll also find a month-over-month operating statement:

Month over Month Statement

Portal Communication Tool

You can use your owner portal to communicate with our team. Any messages you send through the portal will go straight to your Account Manager. When we reply, you’ll get an email notification and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

Here’s an overview of using the communication platform:

Click "Communications" and navigate to "Conversations":

Commincation Dashboard Screenshot
  • The communications module will contain a record of all messages that you create through the portal. 

Click the "New Message" button and send your message:

Owner Portal New Message Screenshot

Responses will show up in the conversation ticket:

Portal Conversation Response Screenshot
  • You’ll get an email notification whenever you get a response, and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

You can reply in-line using the comment box:

Owner Portal Comment

Each conversation will be logged in its entirety:

Portal Conversation Snapshot

Understanding the Ledger

Your portal includes a ledger with all transactions. The ledger is populated with data in real-time as transactions flow through our accounting software. Much of this information is also available in the Reports area, as well as the Statements in your Documents library, but the ledger is the most comprehensive resource for diving into the details. 

Please scroll through the sections below to get a better understanding of how to interpret the ledger. 

By default, transactions are sorted chronologically:

Owner Ledger Dates
  • The date reflected in the lefthand column is the actual transaction date, not the “bill date”. This is the date the transaction was actually processed. 

If you have multiple properties with Nomadic, you'll see the address for each transaction in the "Location" column:

Ledger Property Column
  • You can filter the ledger to look at just one property, all properties, or specific sets of properties. 
  • If you only have one property with us, you’ll just see the ledger for that property. 

The Description column displays the transaction type:

Owner Ledger Description Column
  • BILL: this is an expense transaction, such as for repair costs or management fees.
  • CHARGE: this is a transaction  billed to the tenant, most typically a rent payment. 
  • NACHA EXPORT: this is a credit we processed to your distribution account. This type of transaction is how you get paid! 

The Amount column shows the dollar value of each transaction:

Owner Ledger Amount Column
  • Positive Amounts: if an amount is positive, it reflects a transaction that is payable to you. Typically, this will be a rent payment that we collected from your tenants. On occasion, a positive number could also signify a journal entry or credit adjustment. 
  • Negative Amounts:  if an amount is negative, this is a transaction that is either payable to Nomadic or is an amount that has already been paid to you. Typically this will be for repair costs or management/leasing fees. Owner draws (net distributions into your checking/savings account) also reflect as negative amounts, since they have already been paid to you. 

The Account Balance column shows a sum of positive/negative transactions at a given point in time:

Owner Ledger Account Balance Column
  • Account Balance should always equal zero after a net distribution has been processed. When the balance is zero, this means that all expenses have been paid and you’ve received the remainder as net operating income, leaving a balance of zero (meaning: no one is due any money, as all funds have been distributed appropriately). 

Navigating the Propertyware Owner Portal

Your portal includes some extremely useful features that help you understand your property’s financial performance at a new level, with real-time transparency into every transaction.

Scroll through the snapshots below for an overview of portal navigation! If you need more help or have specific questions about using the portal, you can reach out to your Account Manager any time for a screen share. 

You can filter all info by date range or property:

PW Portal Filters

View a snapshot of income and expenses on your dashboard:

PW Owner Dashboard View

See every transaction in real-time on your ledger:

Owner Portal Ledger View

Statements and forms will be posted to your documents library:

Owner Portal Document Library

View a suite of real-time financial reports:

Portal Reports View

See a running list of all bills, and drill down for more detail:

Owner Portal Bills View

Under Bill Details, you'll find dates/descriptions/amounts and more:

Portal Bill Details

You can also communicate with your Account Manager through the portal:

Owner Portal Communication Tools

How do net distributions work?

Net distributions keep your accounting clean and simple. Each month we’ll collect rent from the tenants, deduct any repair expenses for the previous month and any management/leasing fees for the current month, and credit the remaining net operating income to your account. 

Net Distribution

You’ll receive a statement via email each time a net distribution is processed, and can view all transaction details in your Propertyware owner portal.