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


Guide to Choosing the Right Property Management Company

Choosing a property management company to take care of your asset(s) is a big decision. This free guide will give you straightforward advice on whether or not you need one, how to go about selecting one, and how to create a successful relationship with your property management partner.

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The latest from our resource center

  • How to Make the Switch to Professional Property Management

    You’ve made the decision to switch from managing your own properties to hiring a property manager. Be proud of yourself. You’ve taken a big step to relieve yourself of the day-to-day headaches of dealing with your investments on your own. But transitioning isn’t easy for some, especially when you’ve been doing everything on your own for so long.  Here are a few tips to make the switch easy for everyone involved. Notify Your Tenants Communication is the trademark of a competent property manager. Since there is likely time before your transition, send a notice to all your tenants to let them know what’s going on.  If you’re in the area, …

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  • Mortgage Rates Across The U.S.

    Mortgage rates. Sounds boring, right? They’re actually pretty fascinating – especially if you are in the market for a new home. Even if you don’t think so, you better get used to them because it’s something that will come up a lot in the journey to home buying – and even sometimes renting! First of all, if you are trying to educate yourself on mortgage rates, you may be having a hard time just Googling “mortgage rates.” Typically, the results yielded will be from different lenders claiming they have the best rates. If you haven’t figured it out already, there are A LOT of ads for mortgages on the web. …

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  • Why Property Managers Save You Money

    Successful landlords can do very well in the DC rental market. But the key to building wealth through real estate rentals can be tricky. You want to spend as little as possible in order to see a healthy return, but you need to maintain your property in order to keep tenants happy. That’s where good property management comes in. While investment property owners think professional property managers are a waste of money, the good ones save you more money than the cost of hiring them. Check out the following ways property managers save owners money on their investment property. Property Managers Leverage Their Network Unless you’ve been managing investment properties …

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  • What Do I Need to Know About Property Taxes?

    What do you need to know about property taxes? Great question! There are several points you should understand about property taxes and assessments before you buy your first home. If home buying is something you’ve been looking into, you’ve most likely been hearing the words “property taxes” and “mortgages” several times, but let’s dig a little deeper. First off, you’ll want to do some research on where you’re looking to buy. You can easily look up the average property taxes in your area. This is how real estate taxes are calculated: Each year, the Department of Real Estate Assessments determines the value of real estate property in each county throughout …

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  • The Retiree’s Guide to Buying and Selling a Home in Retirement

    Need a change? Just because you didn’t sell your home before retirement doesn’t mean you’ve missed the boat. It’s still possible to sell that house and get into another one. Check out the following tips to buy and sell after leaving the workforce. Selling While it’s possible to buy a home before selling your current one, waiting until you sell will put you in a stronger financial position. Be Realistic About Your Home’s Value It’s common to become so emotionally attached to your home that you overvalue it. Work with an experienced real estate agent to find a realistic sales price. Don’t dismiss the number because you think it’s too …

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