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

  • D.C. area landlords must pay local business taxes, fees

    For Washington, D.C. area landlords, the tax man doesn’t rest once federal and state personal income taxes have been paid. Localities also levy business taxes and fees for rental property owners. People who own district rental property must pay a business tax on rental income and a license fee, while landlords with rentals in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County pay license taxes or fees. Any owner who has a property in the district that earns more than $12,000 in gross rents in a given year must file Form D-30 and pay the unincorporated franchise tax. Landlords making less than $1 million in gross rents pay the greater of the actual …

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  • The Investing Series: Quick and Dirty Property Investment Analysis in Excel (If Financing a Property with Cash)

    If you have decided to move forward after the due diligence stage of evaluating a property, you should make some calculations about your real estate investment’s potential to produce income. This article will teach you how to do a “quick and dirty” property investment analysis for a to-be-built multi-family rental project. While the numbers for hard costs, soft costs, lease rates per square foot, and operating expenses may differ based on the location and parameters of your property, you can use the same calculation methods. You can download the Excel file below to follow the provided calculations and learn how to do different analyses for your own projects. The Excel file will …

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  • Requirements for Becoming a Landlord in DC and Northern Virginia (Add More Info On Repercussions***)

    There are many reasons for becoming a landlord – inheriting a property, keeping a property when you move to a new home, or making a concerted property investment for the extra rental income. Whatever the reason, getting into the rental property business comes with regulations and requirements. And before the first tenant signs a lease, you need to understand the local rules for becoming a licensed landlord. Failure to follow city or county laws covering licensing, health, safety, and zoning can bring major headaches and penalties. Becoming a Landlord in Washington DC D.C. law considers homeowners who rent out detached homes, townhouses, duplexes, condo units, and individual rooms as being in the residential rental business. …

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  • How to Choose a Property Management Company

    Figuring how to choose a property management company can be a big challenge. The stakes are high – you’re looking for a firm or person you can trust to take care of a very valuable investment, maybe even your own home. And not everyone uses the services of a property manager, so recommendations from family or friends may be hard to come by. Because of this, some property owners fall into the trap of picking the company that’s been in business the longest, manages the most properties or has the largest number of employees. Here’s why that by-the-numbers approach is a mistake, along with some advice on what you should …

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  • 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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