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 Attract Tenants: Strategies for Appealing to a Variety of Renters

    How do you best market your rental home? Whether your rental is a two-bedroom unit few blocks from the local university or a single-family home in the heart of a suburban neighborhood, it pays to know what your most likely renters will want and need. Once you understand what your likely tenants are looking for, it will help you focus your marketing and strategy. In some cases, you might want to make small changes in your policies, or in the property itself, to appeal to the largest pool of qualified renters. Depending on your property location, size and type, here are some potential markets you could tap, along with advice for attracting …

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  • DC Tenant Dispute Resolution: How to Handle Problems with Your Landlord

    If you pay the rent and follow the rules, most of the time you’ll avoid major problems with your landlord. But from time to time, even good tenants have problems with their landlords. Communicating calmly with your landlord about the issue is always a good first step. But if serious problems continue despite your efforts, you need to know the options for DC tenants. Here are some resources available to help DC tenants resolve disputes with their landlords. Tenant Petitions If you believe that your landlord has broken the law, you can file a petition with the Rental Accommodations Division of the Department of Housing and Community Development in DC. Reasons for filing petitions include:  an increase in rent in …

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  • 3 Reasons to Grow Your Property Management Company with Content Marketing

    Content marketing is one of the most pervasive recent marketing and advertising trends. But even though 78 percent of Internet users start their research online, a few B2C industries still don’t embrace content marketing. What’s one industry commonly among the holdouts? Property management. But these companies are missing out. Here’s the thing: Online research is often the first step in making any consumer purchase – especially when that purchase involves major financial commitments, such as trusting a property or community to a property management firm. Still not convinced? Here are three reasons your property management company can find real growth through content marketing. Provide Unparalleled Customer Service with Social Media Marketing  While your firm may provide …

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  • The Tenant Screening Process: How to Find Qualified Renters

    As a landlord, there’s almost nothing more important than finding qualified tenants. Evictions, and the problems that lead to them, are costly, stressful and time consuming. High tenant turnover also causes a hit to cash flow, especially if you can’t find a stable and reliable tenant for a long time. But by screening tenants carefully, you can significantly lower the chances of renting to problem tenants. Here are some key things to screen for, and how to do it. Rent-to-Income Ratio Your tenant’s pre-tax income should equal at least three to four times the rent. Ask for monthly income on tenant’s rental application and confirm it with a pay stub or other proof of employment. …

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  • HOA Foreclosure Process in DC: Procedures, Facts, and Regulations

    If you own a condominium or a house with a homeowners’ association, chances are you have monthly dues. And, in all likelihood, you pay them regularly and promptly. But what happens if you fall behind on those dues? Many owners don’t realize if they consistently fail to pay dues, their condominium association (COA) or homeowners’ association (HOA) has the right to foreclose on the property. Here’s some more information about the HOA foreclosure process in DC and how you can avoid dues-related problems. HOA Liens  If you have not paid your monthly dues and assessments to your COA/HOA, the association can place a lien on your property. The lien ensures that your property cannot be sold …

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