Michael started his real estate career at the bottom of the totem pole, as a janitor at a local real estate firm. He rose to top of sales in the company, then started Bowman Real Estate in the Spring of 2013. Since then, he has built a team of competent professionals who all share a common goal: to provide significant value in an industry that is underserved. Other than building a business, Michael enjoys playing and watching sports (Go Lions!), as well as taking his energetic dogs on walks and hiking.
Director of Property Management
Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Bob Bolitho moved to Charlotte in 2001. He has over 20 years of multifamily and single-family home property management experience and strives to exceed the expectations of both owners and tenants. Bob’s broad-range knowledge of property requirements, proven problem-solving skills, and outgoing personality fully equip him to lead the property management team at Bowman Property Management. Whether you are an owner or tenant, Bob will ensure you receive prompt attention and follow-through on your property management needs. Prior to his career in property management, Bob represented Canada in the 1975 Pan-American Games and the 1976 Olympic games playing soccer, and was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. When not in the office, he enjoys watching soccer and multiple other outdoor activities.
Property Management Assistant
My name is Felecia Armstrong I am a Real Estate Broker in Charlotte, NC. I’ve been in real estate industry managing and selling since 1997. I am currently studying to receive a certificate in Credit Counseling as well as a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisitions and Contract Management. My years in the business has provided me with the experience to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
Nora Griffin serves as the Accounting Coordinator for Bowman Real Estate, Bowman Property Management, and Bowman Renovations. She is responsible for the accounting for all three companies and handles employee onboarding and payroll. Nora has been in property management for ten years and is currently in the process of obtaining her real estate license and her degree in Accounting. When she is not at work Nora enjoys cooking and playing with her fur-babies.
Head of Leasing - Charlotte
My name is Brandon Laurencot and I am a big sports fan. I love working with people, and love to help try finding people their next home!
Property Manager - Triad
Ben Livengood serves as the Property Manager of the Triad area for Bowman Real Estate, Bowman Property Management, and Bowman Renovations. He is responsible regional listing, marketing, and oversight of renovation operations. Ben has his Bachelors of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University North Carolina at Charlotte. He has eight years of experience in construction management and marketing and is a nationally published interior photographer. When he is not at work, Ben enjoys skateboarding, hiking, playing drums, and spending time with family.
Also long walks on the beach of course.
Operations Manager - Bowman Renovations
Mike Maniace is the Maintenance Supervisor for Bowman Renovations. He has been in real estate since 2007 and was previously the Director of Operations for a local real estate firm. He has over 15 years management experience and moved to the Charlotte area in 1999 from Western New York. When he isn’t at work you can find him cooking or working on his 1973 Dodge Challenger project.
The Property Management Phases
Phase 1: Client consultation:
Don’t let this stage fool you, for all intents and purposes, this is the most important stage of the process! Here, one of our sales agents will sit down with you, preferably at the home we will be managing, will walk the property and give a “rent ready” assessment of what’s needed to rent the home out, then will sit down with you, review the contract, and answer any and every question you have. We will go over hot topics such as marketing and repairs, as well as bring up scenarios you may have never thought of like how we handle home warranties and appliances that are under manufacturer warranty. This meeting sets the expectations very clearly, so everyone is on the same page moving forward.
Phase 2: Marketing:
Once the property management agreement is signed, we will precede to get the property ready for marketing. This includes but is not limited to assisting with paint, flooring, appliances, as well as any misc handyman items that may need to be done such as changing out lights, plumbing fixtures, etc. Once the property is in rent ready condition, we will send our leasing agent on site to take a full set of clear, professional photos, and list the property on all the major websites tenants are searching, including the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Facebook, Apartments.com, and Realtor.com. We then field all the phone calls, show the property, and screen the prospects accordingly to ensure they are the best fit for your home, because after all, the success of your rental property and the success of our property management company, are in the tenant’s hands. Choose wisely!
Phase 3: Tenant placement:
Once we have approved a prospective tenant, we collect a security deposit, sign a lease, and perform a move-in inspection with the tenant. We then introduce them to our processes and systems and make sure expectations are clearly laid out. We ensure they know when rent is due, whom rent is to be paid to, and so on and so forth. Again, clear expectations in every phase is the key to success!
Let Us Help You
Properties Managed By Our Team
We like to be upfront about our fees on the front end. We do not negotiate, so it removes the pressure of having to work through that. All of our clients, no matter how big or small, pay the same fee, and we like to make it clear up front so we can focus on value rather than price.
Our standard management fee is 8% of the gross monthly rent, or $75/unit, whichever is greater. This is our fee to cover the full service property management of your home. From collecting the rent, to initiating monthly statements, to everything in between, it is covered. There also is no vacancy fee, so we are only getting paid when you do!
Our leasing fee to acquire a tenant is 50% of one month’s rent. This covers our time to show the property, market the home, field prospective tenant phone calls, screen applicants, and ensure we get the best quality tenant for your home. Again, we only get paid when you do, so this fee is not paid until we find you a tenant!
Lease renewal fee:
$100. Every time we renew a lease, we charge a $100 fee to review the comparables, connect with the tenant, and get all the new paperwork signed. This fee is minor in comparison to the value locking your tenant in for 1-2 years, coupled with ensuring your rent is optimized, brings to you.
Bi-annual inspection fee:
It’s no secret that tenants have to be monitored, and our bi-annual inspections do just that. For just $95, we will send one of our on staff inspectors