Residential Property Management in West Ashley, SC

You're probably asking yourself, "That's great, but what exactly do you do for property owners?" The answer is we handle just about every aspect of your single or multi-family rental needs. Let's take a look at some of our most-requested services:

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In-Depth Rental Analysis

Obviously, the overarching goal of listing a home or apartment for rent is to drive R.O.I. Unfortunately, many landlords and property owners are inexperienced and make one of two choices: their rental rate is too high to get bookings or too low to make any profit. Whether you're losing thousands a year because your rental rate is too low or pricing yourself out of your local market, our in-depth rental analysis will shed light on your situation. That way, our team can pivot quickly and implement a new home or apartment rental strategy for your property.

In reality, most rental homeowners don't have the time or resources to assess the everchanging residential rental market. Our team uses MLS data, premium rental comparison resources, and years of local market knowledge to provide our clients with a well-sourced rental price recommendation. That recommendation helps J.H.W. achieve both short-term and long-term revenue goals. Contact our office today to learn more about how we analyze our client's properties before creating a rental campaign.


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Rigorous Tenant Screening

Approving the wrong tenant can cost rental property owners thousands of dollars in damages and unpaid rent. At J.H.W. Enterprises, we perform extensive screenings on all your property's prospective tenants. Our far-reaching screening process couples minimum standards like age requirements and more in-depth screening like income verification and criminal checks. Perhaps most importantly, our team verifies your new tenant's rental history to ensure they paid rent on time, caused no damage in past rentals, were never evicted, and much more. Long-term rental property profits begin and end with tenants. As one of the most important aspects of residential property management, it's best to rely on experts like J.H.W. Enterprises.

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Tenant Leases

If you're a property owner or investor responsible for single or multi-family home leasing in cityname, state, you need iron-clad leases that protect your best interests. Unfortunately, many single-asset property managers do a simple search online and re-purpose the first leasing template they find. On the other side of the coin, multi-asset property owners are often too busy or understaffed to implement proper tenant leases. J.H.W. Enterprises uses attorney-drafted and approved leases that are compliant with your state's tenant laws. These leases protect our clients and ensure their properties are well-cared for all year.

To reduce prospective and current tenants from shopping elsewhere, we can provide easy-to-use, efficient electronic signatures on renewals and new lease agreements. Our team also collects security deposits and ensures your rental homes or apartments are cleaned by professionals and inspected thoroughly before move-in day.

Of course, all of our clients receive detailed inspection reports, so they're always up-to-date on the condition of their investments.

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Financial Analytics

At J.H.W. Enterprises, we're fiercely dedicated to our clients. As such, we go above and beyond to look out for them. When you trust J.H.W., we'll do the same for you. We provide a monthly breakdown of your property's overall pro forma, reflecting both qualitative and quantitative details. Our reporting structure gives you, the investor, a crystal-clear picture of your property rental's overall performance. Transparency is one of our core values, and we make it a priority to ensure that you have a full view of the successes and challenges that your asset may be facing.

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Residential Property Management Maintenance

Few rental-related events are as frustrating as getting a frantic maintenance call in the middle of the night. If you're sick of midnight maintenance fiascos with weekend-long resolutions, J.H.W. Enterprises is here to shoulder your burden.

At J.H.W., our team coordinates and tracks every maintenance issue that comes across our desk. We're talking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When we receive a maintenance ticket, it's logged into our system so we can assign a maintenance vendor and track its progress from beginning to end.

Our asset owners are always notified of when a work order is created, so they can accept, reject, or let us handle the hard work. Of course, our team stays in ongoing contact with property owners and tenants, providing peace of mind as repairs are addressed efficiently. Contact our office today to learn more about our maintenance infrastructure and how we select our trusted rental property maintenance vendors.

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Capital Improvements

J.H.W. understands what customers want and what they will pay for it. This is the key to our success and catalyst for maximizing every dollar spent.

As part of the J.H.W. Enterprises management platform, we offer full rehab, consulting, and due diligence services. Most of our residential property management acquisitions need significant renovations and rehabbing to both interiors and exteriors. We use time-tested strategies and tools to create and implement those renovation and rehab plans from beginning to end, so you can focus on your day-to-day responsibilities. Once we craft reno or rehab plans on your behalf, we'll discuss your thoughts and how we may get started.

The entries above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to asset investor services. Other services may include:

  • Home and Apartment Rental Inspections
  • Home and Apartment Rental Rent Collection
  • Multi-Family Home Leasing Enforcement
  • Single Family Home Leasing Enforcement
  • Legal Guidance for Residential Property Owners and Investors
  • Payment Portal for Residents
  • 24/7 Resident Emergency Support
  • 24/7 Resident Utility Access
  • Apartment and Home Rental Insurance
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But how do you know when it's time to go pro? In our experience, it's best to hire a property management company when:

You Own Many Home or Apartment Rentals

You Own Many Home or Apartment Rentals

The more multi-family home rentals you own and the more units they have, the more you're going to benefit from working with a team of residential property management professionals. J.H.W has years of experience managing multi-unit complexes. We've streamlined the multi-family maintenance process and use innovative technologies to enhance resident life while maximizing your profits.

You Have No Desire to Be an Employer

You Have No Desire to Be an Employer

If you hire a manager or other staff to book or maintain your property, congratulations: you're now an employer. With your new status, you've got payroll to handle as well as a host of other legal considerations and requirements. However, since a residential property management company isn't an employee of yours, and neither are the people who work for it, you avoid the headaches and hassles of being an employer.

You Don't Want to Manage Vendor Relationships

You Don't Want to Manage Vendor Relationships

Single home and multi-family property management companies like J.H.W. Enterprises have long-lasting relationships with quality maintenance companies, contractors, suppliers, and tradespeople. Simply put, independent landlords can't duplicate those relationships. But property management firms don't only source the highest-quality vendors - they get the best prices on those services too. Because of the vendor relationships we've built and nurtured, J.H.W. often saves asset owners money on maintenance and other service costs.

You Need Help Staying in Compliance with Laws

You Need Help Staying in Compliance with Laws

One of the many jobs a solo property manager must juggle is staying in compliance with local, state, and federal property laws. When you throw in curveballs like Fair Housing regulations, keeping your asset compliant with property laws is a task many owners won't manage. Fortunately, companies like J.H.W. specializing in residential property management can help you avoid fines and lawsuits by keeping your home or apartment rentals in full compliance with laws.

Some other common reasons why our clients choose J.H.W. Enterprises for property management include:

  • Setting and Adjusting Rental Rates
  • Finding and Vetting Tenants
  • Record Keeping and Accounting
  • Marketing Apartment Rentals and Home Rentals
  • Screening Inquiries and Showing Properties
  • Managing the Eviction Process
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J.H.W. Enterprises:

Unlocking the Doorway to Maximized Investor Returns

When it comes to single home and multi-family asset management, J.H.W. takes a highly analytical, cost-effective, integrity-led approach to every service we offer. Whether you own a couple of vacation homes or dozens of apartment home rentals, our asset management team has the proven experience you need to maximize your R.O.I.

We're grateful for every residential property owner that entrusts their investment to us. We strive to build fruitful, long-lasting relationships with every client we serve. If you're ready to discover the J.H.W. difference, contact us today. Our success begins once we help you succeed and not a moment sooner.

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Latest News in West Ashley, SC

From student to maestro: Acclaimed conductor returns home for special performances

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — From student to maestro. A special guest conductor for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is returning to his roots for limited performances this week.As he takes the stage, Jonathon Heyward is inspiring a new generation of musicians.“All my musical life began here,” he says.Jonathon Heyward’s journey began as a child watching the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.“I grew up in West Ashley,...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — From student to maestro. A special guest conductor for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is returning to his roots for limited performances this week.

As he takes the stage, Jonathon Heyward is inspiring a new generation of musicians.

“All my musical life began here,” he says.

Jonathon Heyward’s journey began as a child watching the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

“I grew up in West Ashley, I went to the Charleston County School of the Arts for middle and high school,” he says. “Just being a 14-year-old running into rehearsals and skipping classes every now and then to see this amazing orchestra rehearse, that was a huge inspiration actually.”

Yuriy Bekker, the artistic director and concert master for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, remembers meeting Heyward back in 2007.

“Apparently, he was skipping French class to come and with the score open, behind the cello section just observing, and was very attentive, and I saw him writing things in the score,” Baker says with a laugh. “We all knew this is a very, very serious musician in the making.”

That dedication, watching and practicing, leading to Heyward’s rise in the performing arts community.

“It feels like a long time coming in a lot of ways, and it’s just so exciting to be here and to just have the flood of memories, amazing memories, and remember how I got here,” says Heyward. “It took a village to get to where I am today.”

At 29 years old, Heyward is making history. Starting this Fall, he’ll lead the Baltimore Symphony as its music director, making him the first black conductor over a major US Symphony Orchestra and the first at the Baltimore Symphony.

“To be able to have that representation in Baltimore is really exciting,” he says. “Just by being hopefully myself as an artist, that will encourage people to understand that this is for them. This can be for anyone.”

With every flick of the baton, he hopes young musicians see themselves in the spotlight.

“You just have to dream, you have to have the vision, and you have to be hungry for it, you have to want it.”

There is one more chance to see Heyward conduct. The final performance with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is Saturday at 7:30 at the Gaillard Center downtown.

Heyward will return as part of Spoleto’s three-day concert orchestra series in June.

CCSD helps 289 homeless students in the district through McKinney-Vento program

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Helping those who experience homelessness in our school districts. That's the goal of the McKinney-Vento program.It's a federal program that started in 1987, and at the Charleston County School District, the program serves hundreds of families and children every year.About 90 percent of students at CCSD are referred to the program through teachers or principals at the schools.The McKinney-Vento programs help parents and students who are experiencing homelessness with everything from...

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Helping those who experience homelessness in our school districts. That's the goal of the McKinney-Vento program.

It's a federal program that started in 1987, and at the Charleston County School District, the program serves hundreds of families and children every year.

About 90 percent of students at CCSD are referred to the program through teachers or principals at the schools.

The McKinney-Vento programs help parents and students who are experiencing homelessness with everything from helping find adequate housing to providing transportation, food, clothing, hygiene kits, and school supplies to children.

Sonya Jones is the homeless education coordinator for the McKinney-Vento program at CCSD. She said a lot of the time, people are living in shelters, hotels, cars or with a friend. She said it's their job to ensure families have a stable home and everything their child needs to be successful in the classroom.

"Whatever is going on in their personal lives, knowing they can come to school and learn and be happy is so rewarding to see that, because once they leave the school, they are in an environment where a lot is going on," said Sonya Jones, Title I education coordinator McKinney-Vento homeless education coordinator.

Jones has been leading the program for 15 years. She said it's about helping families overcome challenges.

"There were other barriers keeping them [students] from attending school such as transportation. If they did not have school uniforms or school clothes or supplies," said Jones.

Jones said the children in the program are from everywhere in the Lowcountry from North Charleston to downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and any of the islands in Charleston County. The children range from kindergarten to high school. Years prior to COVID, there were 400 to 500 students a year receiving help. Now, that number is down to 289.

Abria Pryor is a parent advocate for the McKinney-Vento program. She helps connect families to resources for housing and finds partnerships in the community to help the families.

"We create partnerships with a lot of housing programs like the City of Charleston, North Charleston or nonprofits," said Pryor.

Pryor said every child deserves stability in order to help create success.

"No matter what happens to you in life, you can still be successful. Things happen, but that does not mean they make who you are," said Pryor. "You don’t ever quit. No matter what curveball life throws at you, you just pull yourself up from your bootstraps and you go on."

We spoke to two families currently receiving services at CCSD through the McKinney-Vento program. They chose to share their stories anonymously.

"My youngest one is 5, my middle is 9, and my oldest is 15," said one father.

"I have a 6-year-old boy who is autistic and he is in kindergarten, and I have a 3-year-old sassy daughter," said one mother.

For one family, it started with the pandemic.

"When you face sleeping in your car, or sleeping under a bridge and you have children, you know, you gotta let that go, ask for help. I suffered a lot of lay-offs, and it was hard getting back up," said one father.

The other family said it started with being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I'm currently staying with my mother due to some things that happened," said one mother.

Her son is autistic, and she needed help when he started kindergarten.

"I have to talk and be his voice, because he doesn’t talk. He's nonverbal. Sometimes it's hard, because I want him to tell me how his day is, or what he ate," she said.

The families we spoke to say their future is bright, and it all started with asking for help.

"There's hope. Don’t be afraid to reach out. Being afraid might hinder all kinds of blessings that are coming your way," said one parent.

"I looked at my children, I looked in their eyes, and that was motivation," said another parent.

What to do for the week of Jan. 11

SATURDAYMex 1 6th annual Rail Jam The Mex 1 Coastal Cantina parking lot will be packed with 40,000 pounds of snow and converted into a snowboarding jump with a 20-foot ramp and rail. Amateur snowboarders from all over the country will gather to show off their skills. This year’s Rail Jam also celebrates Mex 1’s 10th anniversary with live music and a laser show plus outdoor bars, food stations and vendors. Children ages 12 and younger receive free admission.Jan. 14. 5-11 p.m. $18...

SATURDAYMex 1 6th annual Rail Jam

The Mex 1 Coastal Cantina parking lot will be packed with 40,000 pounds of snow and converted into a snowboarding jump with a 20-foot ramp and rail. Amateur snowboarders from all over the country will gather to show off their skills. This year’s Rail Jam also celebrates Mex 1’s 10th anniversary with live music and a laser show plus outdoor bars, food stations and vendors. Children ages 12 and younger receive free admission.

Jan. 14. 5-11 p.m. $18-$25. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. 817 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley. citypapertickets.com

SUNDAYBlack Food Truck Festival: Battle of the Bands

Celebrate Black culture and cuisine at the Black Food Truck Festival featuring more than 40 food trucks serving everything from West African dishes to soul food and seafood. This family friendly festival elevates the street food experience with live music ranging from R&B and funk to hip-hop and ’90s pop. The music lineup includes Charleston act Black Diamond Band, Flesh Experience from Florence and The Red Sample Band from Atlanta.

Jan. 15. 8 p.m. $30. Music Farm. 32 Ann St. Downtown. blackfoodtruckfestival.com

THURSDAY-SATURDAYBlack Ink: A Charleston Book Festival

The 7th annual Black Ink African American Book Festival is a three-day event featuring 20 authors and publishing professionals, plus a keynote address by best-selling author Namina Forna. This community event offers more than a dozen workshops and presentations. Topics include Black voices in sci-fi, South Carolina Black narratives and conversations with authors. Virtual events take place Thursday and Friday. Saturday events are in-person.

Jan 12-14. Times vary. Free. Trident Technical College. 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. blackinkcharleston.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAYNerdfest

This all-ages gaming and cosplay event is fun for the whole family. The taproom at Frothy Beard Brewing will welcome vendors including Captain’s Comics, Contender E-Sports, The Mandalorian Mercs, Monster Music and more. Saturday events include a cosplay contest and drag show, and Sunday ends with a nerd-themed comedy show.

Jan. 14-15. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $25-$35. Frothy Beard Brewing Co. 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.West Ashley. facebook.com/nerdfest

NEXT WEDNESDAYPecha Kucha 41

Charleston’s beloved presentation series, PechaKucha, returns to the Charleston Music Hall for its 41st installment. Eight presenters speak for 6 minutes and 40 seconds about topics related to art and entrepreneurship. The audience will hear from musicians Alva Anderson, LaFaye and Keon Masters, food writer Parker Milner, visual artist Patch Whisky, Redux Contemporary Art Center director Kate Ledbetter, Ibu Movement founder Susan Hull Walker and Void Theatre Company founder Shannon Vogt.

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West Ashley’s Sunflower Cafe to close at end of September

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A West Ashley restaurant plans to close for good after 17 years in business.The Sunflower Cafe, located at 2366 Ashley River Road, will serve its last meal on Sept. 30. Owner Jennifer Adams said a lot of things led to the decision, among them ongoing staffing challenges, food shortages and rising food costs.“The price of everything has literally doubled,” she said. “When you’re a breakfast and lunch place, how high can you go?”She said the COVID-19 pandemic really c...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A West Ashley restaurant plans to close for good after 17 years in business.

The Sunflower Cafe, located at 2366 Ashley River Road, will serve its last meal on Sept. 30. Owner Jennifer Adams said a lot of things led to the decision, among them ongoing staffing challenges, food shortages and rising food costs.

“The price of everything has literally doubled,” she said. “When you’re a breakfast and lunch place, how high can you go?”

She said the COVID-19 pandemic really changed everything, but especially so for small businesses.

“I don’t really see an end in sight,” she said.

The family-owned restaurant, located at 2366 Ashley River Road, opened its doors in August 2005. Operated by four generations of women, the cafe has come to be known by its regulars at least as much for its personal touch as the authentic family recipes.

Those recipes have included breakfast favorites like omelets, benedicts, waffles and pancakes. Lunchtime staples have included “the Best Sandwich in Charleston,” with grilled filet mignon topped with swiss cheese and onion aioli on grilled ciabatta bread and au jus for dipping; a pan-seared Salmon filet served over fresh spinach salad with strawberries, feta and toasted pecans tossed with balsamic vinaigrette; a shrimp platter, or a grilled chicken sandwich topped with caramelized onions and swiss cheese on a toasted croissant with basil dijionnaise.

For some regulars, no visit was complete without a dessert of powdered sugar-dusted beignets.

“We treat them like family,” Adams said of her customers. “I never felt like it was a restaurant. I thought of it as another version of my home where I feed them. We genuinely love our customers.”

Their loyal, longtime customers feel the same way.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many restaurants were forced to offer take-out-only service, Adams said they were overwhelmed by the community’s reaction.

“I do love all of them and I appreciate the support we had during the pandemic,” she said, adding that people even offered donations to the restaurant to help keep them going. “It was really amazing to know we touched people and they touched us.”

The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering breakfast and lunch; and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast only.

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West Ashley family says neighborhood flooding getting worse

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Several inches of rain fell on Monday across the Lowcountry leaving extensive flooding behind. That led to major problems on roadways and properties taking a toll on drivers, homeowners, and business owners.The flooding impacts were felt in the City of Charleston, North Charleston, and more.For one West Ashley family, the flooding and frustration aren’t new.“It’s constantly getting worse,” said Matt Cody, a resident of Sandcroft Drive in West Ashley.Photos an...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Several inches of rain fell on Monday across the Lowcountry leaving extensive flooding behind. That led to major problems on roadways and properties taking a toll on drivers, homeowners, and business owners.

The flooding impacts were felt in the City of Charleston, North Charleston, and more.

For one West Ashley family, the flooding and frustration aren’t new.

“It’s constantly getting worse,” said Matt Cody, a resident of Sandcroft Drive in West Ashley.

Photos and videos show major flooding on their street Monday. Matt and his wife, Kelly, say it’s a problem they have been dealing with for over three years.

“The water can’t drain so we have standing water in our backyard constantly,” said Cody. “So, we have mosquitos, flooding, and any time it rains like this, it goes into our house, our garage…”

Cody says there is also water underneath the house that isn’t able to dry out.

The City of Charleston’s Stormwater Management Division has been involved and has completed some of the work that needs to be done to fix the problem including emergency ditch clearing and maintenance, heavy excavation work such as tree stump and root removal, cleaning of the roadside system, and more.

“We had the city come out about a year ago after multiple emails,” said Cody.

There’s a reason the problem isn’t being resolved and it’s a problem that the city says is out of their hands.

“Unfortunately I think what’s still leading to a lot of the flooding is we can only take those cleaning efforts up to the edge of what’s basically called the critical area or the marsh. Once you hit the marsh area, you have to get a separate set of permits,” said Matthew Fountain, Charleston’s Stormwater Management Director.

Those are federal permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state permits from the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Fountain says it can take years to get those permits because of a struggling permit processing system. However, the city has been working with federal and state agencies to streamline the process.

“The City of Charleston along with many other counties and cities along the entire coastal section of south Carolina have been working for probably the last five and a half years or so with the state, and the last few years with the corps, trying to come up with a more efficient permitting system to be able to address these,” said Fountain.

Over the last few years, some progress on that has been made and Fountain is hopeful that soon the permitting system will take closer to three to six months instead of two years.

He says the Cody’s neighborhood is one on the list that the city plans to hire a consultant to prepare the permit application, go through the permitting process, then, once approved, hire contractors to begin extensive and expensive work to clear out the marsh.

In the meantime, the Cody family is still frustrated by the, sometimes, lakefront property that they didn’t sign up for.

“We have to worry about cars coming through, our cars being flooded,” said Cody. With my four-month-old, if we can’t get out of our house, if emergency vehicles can’t get there, that’s a major issue.”

Fountain says across the city, several projects are underway that will significantly improve flooding.

In the City of North Charleston, major flooding was also seen on Monday. A spokesperson for the city says anytime there is heavy rainfall in a short amount of time, the drainage system can become overwhelmed but, in yesterday’s case, the water cleared out within a few hours.

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