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Get true peace of mind from your rental property.

Family-Owned Local Business Since 2005

3,500+ Landlords Served in DC, MD, and VA

15,000+ Tenants Managed

50,000+ Work Orders Completed

$250,000,000+ Rent Collected for Clients

ZERO Hidden Fees, ever.

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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 management services throughout DC, MD, and VA for Single Family Homes, Condo Units, and Small-Medium Multifamily Buildings.

Best-In-Class Property Management, backed by some powerful guarantees:

Pay For Results Guarantee

Pay us only after you get results. You don't pay us a dime until your property gets rented. We don't charge any upfront fees or marketing deposits. In other words, we don't get paid until you get paid.

Rented in 30 Days Guarantee

We'll present a qualified rental application to you within 30 days. If we don't get you a high-quality applicant in 30 days or less once the home is market-ready, you'll get a free month of management!

Guaranteed 24/7 Support

We promise true 24/7 responsiveness to our clients and their tenants. We will never charge extra fees to your tenants for our 24/7 emergency service, and we will always be staffed 7 days a week in our downtown DC office.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We don't lock our clients into long-term contracts. Once a tenant is in place, if you decide at any time that you're not thrilled with our service, you can cancel our contract with 30 day notice and zero penalties or cancelation fees.

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:

    • Rent collection from tenants via ACH Direct Debit, for maximum consistency
    • Automatic Rent Deposits into your bank account every month
    • 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 custom 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. However, we are proud to promise that we will never charge any work order markups, surcharges, or service fees for coordinating repairs. The price we pay to a vendor is the same price our clients pay, and we've negotiated discounts with most of our primary service vendors (HVAC, plumbing, handyman work, etc). 

The rent is automatically deducted from tenants' accounts the first of every month, and clients receive rent credit to their bank account on the third business day. The auto debit and credit system streamlines this process for complete peace of mind. Our unique rent collection process provides our clients an incredible level of consistency and helps keep our delinquency rate far below 1%.

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.

We respond to all inquiries the same business day. We built our business around the core principles of strong communication and same-day responsiveness. We understand how important this is for our clients, so this is a promise we do not deviate from. 

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:

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

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

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

  • 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:

Responses will show up in the conversation ticket:

  • 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:

Each conversation will be logged in its entirety:

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

View a snapshot of income and expenses on your dashboard:

See every transaction in real-time on your ledger:

Statements and forms will be posted to your documents library:

View a suite of real-time financial reports:

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

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

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

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. 

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.