Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or an experienced investor, we’ll personalize a property management plan that meets your needs and helps you generate the most value possible from your property.


Our experienced team manages all aspects of the property management lifecycle for you -
from marketing and drafting a lease to maintenance and administration.



People hire property managers for all different reasons, but people partner with Gordon James because they know we will protect their investment and treat their property as if it was our name on the deed.



Owning a property can be confusing and overwhelming at times. We continuously update our resource center to provide you with the information you need to feel comfortable as a landlord.



Don’t hesitate to find out firsthand what makes Gordon James Realty one of the leading property management firms in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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Gordon James Realty is a full service, residential property management company serving Washington D.C and Northern Virginia. We use our property management expertise, the latest technology, and superior customer service skills to provide a stress-free owner experience. With Gordon James Realty, you can maximize the financial benefits of owning property, without the burden of handling the complicated and time consuming management tasks that come with it.

When you’re a do-it-yourself landlord, collecting rent checks isn’t the only responsibility you have to deal with every month. Landlords are occasionally blindsided by big issues like misbehaving tenants, major repairs, and unexpected vacancies. And that’s to say nothing of the small annoyances they get bombarded with on a regular basis - coordinating move-ins, inspections, hiring contractors, tedious paperwork. Fortunately, taking care of issues big and small is what we focus on at Gordon James Realty.

We can make it so your role as a landlord actually is just about those monthly rent checks. See how our team of experts can help you with:

  • Marketing and Leasing
  • Inspections and Maintenance
  • Accounting and Collections
  • Financial Reporting


The latest from our resource center

  • Finance and Ethics in Property Management

    Part II in Selecting the Right Property Management Company In Part 1, we discussed ways to avoid problems with maintenance, communication and customer service. Today we offer additional guidance to landlords on financial administration and ethics issues that can come up and how to select a professional, skilled company to avoid potential problems. Financial Administration in Property Management Owners should never be in the dark regarding the finances of their rental property. Companies should have clear policies and systems for updating financial information promptly and keeping you informed. Disorganization or secrecy are big red flags. Top property management companies have advanced software to keep records and make them available to owners through secure online portals.  Transactions, …

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  • Making the Decision to Become a Landlord

    Part 1 in our series Guide to Becoming a Landlord. Have you thought about renting out an investment property but aren’t sure if being a landlord is right for you? This article will help you evaluate the benefits and responsibilities of being a landlord so you can decide if you’re ready to put out the “For Rent” sign. 1. Are you ready to become a landlord? Ask yourself the following questions. Are you OK with other people using your property? Are you ready to give up the use of the property, if you have been using it on a regular basis? Do you have the time, energy, and resources to ensure your property …

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  • The Landlord Guide Series (Part 5): What You Need to Know About Rental Agreements

    Once you’ve located the ideal tenant, you’ll need them to sign on the dotted line before they move in. Leases and rental agreements outline the rent tenants must pay and the key rules and guidelines they must follow in exchange for the right to use your property. It gives both sides a written record of their rights and responsibilities. A well-written lease will help protect you in case of disagreements or lawsuits. Elements of a Lease What’s included in leases varies somewhat depending on where the property is located. But there are some basics you’ll find in almost every lease. Names and dated signatures of the landlord and all adults …

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  • What New Water Heater Regulations Mean for Landlords

    The next time you have to replace a water heater in your rental property, it may not be the relatively simple, inexpensive task it used to be. New requirements went into effect in April 2015 that require manufacturers to produce models that are more efficient, resulting in larger and more expensive water heaters. Especially for owners of properties that have large capacity water heaters, such as multifamily buildings, the reforms might make buying and installing a new water heater particularly challenging. Typical Residential Water Heaters Most homes have water heaters that hold fewer than 55 gallons. According to The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, water heaters in that category meet new …

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  • The Landlord Guide Series (Part 2): Next Steps To Becoming A Landlord

    Once you have decided to rent out a property and become a landlord, you may feel ready to jump in and start earning rental income. But before you start searching for tenants, you need to make sure that both you and your rental are ready. As a landlord, you’ll be running a business. And you need to make sure you follow all the rules and best practices to make your venture a success. Creating Your Business To start, make sure you register for a business license if required in your local or state jurisdiction. Some locations may also require inspections or additional approvals for landlords, so be sure to read up on …

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