The Barker family has been a part of the Santa Fe community for generations. Laughlin Barker came to Santa Fe from Texas on horseback in the 1880s and served as a Territorial Supreme Court Judge. His grandson started a real estate brokerage when Santa Fe was still a small town. His attention to detail, fairness, honesty, and integrity garnered him numerous friendships and loyal clients. Today, Laughlin’s sons, John and David Barker, own and operate Barker Management Company where they continue their father’s business philosophy and long-term relationships with the owners and tenants for whom they provide professional property management.
Consistent, professional property management is the purpose of Barker Management, and our mission is to efficiently and profitably manage all the moving parts that make a successful property investment work. Barker Management Company’s qualified and experienced team is available around the clock. Our in-house accounting and maintenance team can address virtually any concern. We look forward to managing your property and building the trust needed to ensure the success of your investment in Santa Fe.
Determine Property Rent Value
We draw on thorough knowledge of the local real estate and rental markets to help determine the potential monthly income for each property.
Prepare Property For Rent
We conduct thorough evaluations of the premises following each tenancy. We check paint that may need to be touched-up, carpets that require cleaning, and general wear and tear. We also note any damage to be covered by the vacating tenant’s security deposit.
Our marketing techniques – including online ads, open houses and marketing on our website – guarantee a property’s exposure. We are also available most hours of the day to handle calls and emails from potential renters, so owners don’t have to.
We thoroughly screen prospective tenants for credit, employment, housing, and references. Because vacancies are expensive for us as well as our owners, we also personally interview eligible applicants to ensure only the most qualified tenant.
For additional protection, we collect a security deposit upon signing of each lease. Applicants with pets (if approved) are required to pay an additional deposit. All deposits are maintained in a trust checking account as required by state real estate regulations until they are refunded to the tenant within 30 days of move-out.
New tenants complete a Property Condition Worksheet upon move-in providing a legal record in the rare case that any damage occurs.
All rent is due on the 1st of each month and is considered late and penalized if received after the 5th of the month. Late notices are sent on the 6th and removal proceedings are initiated if the tenant does not make immediate arrangements for rent payment.
When the tenant vacates the property, we conduct a move-out evaluation, determine charges for which the tenant is responsible, make arrangements to have the work completed, and ensure the deposit accounting is completed per the Landlord/Tenant Act.