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BLACKWELL NELSON COMPANIES

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Blackwell Nelson Companies is a full-service real estate company that has been serving clients across the southeast since 2005.  The umbrella of BNC allows us to offer a wide array of both residential and commercial real estate property management, sales, leasing, and advisory services.

The principals, Katrina Blackwell & Roxane Nelson bring over 30 years of real estate and management experience. We pride ourselves with attention-to-detail along with high levels of professionalism and set the bar higher to exceed your expectations.  We launched BNC because we have the passion for helping others with their real estate needs! We love what we do everyday and it shows!

The BNC philosophy is to offer professional services that are tailored to fit the unique needs of each client. We treat each property we manage, as it is our very own. We treat each client with individual attention and we offer a variety of services to benefit owner-investors. You will want us on your team!
 
BNC offers services inclusive of

  • Home Owners Association Management
  • Condominium Association Management
  • Residential and Commercial Property Management
  • Real Estate Sales Services for both Purchasers and Sellers
  • Leasing Services for Tenants and Owners
  • Tenant Screening for Owners
  • Real Estate Investment Advisory Services
  • Market Analysis and Property CMA’s
  • Buyer & Seller Representation (Residential and Commercial)
  • Asset Management and Maintenance
  • Maintenance of rental and owner-occupied properties
  • Remodeling and additions

Our team of professionals can help you maximize your real estate investment. We offer customized services for each client. Let us help maximize your investment and partner with you on all of your management, sales, acquisition, and leasing needs. We look forward to developing a personalized strategy and plan to help support you as you reach your goals.

If you are looking for Association Management Services, are in a home or property search, have a property to sell, looking for rental property to lease, or if you are a real estate investor looking for professional analysis and management of your properties, please Contact Us to discuss your goals. We encourage you to contact BNC with any of your real estate needs. We want our team of professionals to be part of your plan!


Home Owners Association (HOA) and Condominium Management

For most people, their home is one of the largest purchases they will ever make. For those that select a property inside an HOA or Condominium Association, they chose the location because of the protection and controls that an Association can provide.

Generically speaking, HOA and Condo management refers to the professional management of a homeowner’s association, but, it’s not nearly as simple as it initially sounds; there is a lot that goes into a well managed HOA. Managing a community is labor-intensive, and certainly not something your volunteer board of directors has time for. Let us give you the free time and the third party advice you need while maintaining an Association that can protect your real estate investment.

BNC takes the headaches out of the day-to-day operations by handling everything. Please let BNC give you the peace of mind that results from knowing your community and neighborhood has policies, protocols, and procedures that are streamlined, secure, and has the curb appeal it deserves. At BNC, our goal is to take care of the little details so you can focus on enjoying your home.

At BNC, HOA Management is an area we show EXCELLENCE in! Our Homeowner’s Association Management covers a broad range of services. Our team provides the following forms of quality administrative support:

  • Strict enforcement of rules, regulations, by-laws, and covenants
  • Schedule and attendance at board meetings
  • Provide detailed monthly management reports
  • 24/7 emergency on call support
  • Assist and guide your board through the process of preparing an annual budget
  • Timely responses to homeowner concerns
  • Coordinate maintenance and contracts

Managing an HOA budget is much more complicated and involved than managing your personal accounts.  It takes specialized training and experience to handle all of the ins and outs of community finances.  Our team has experience maintaining all aspects of HOA finances and reserve accounts.

The BNC team of accounting, finance, management, maintenance, and real estate specialists allows owners to enjoy and relax in their communities. Owners enjoy less worry, home sellers and purchasers receive personalized service, investors receive asset management, and associations receive management oversight and guidance designed to enhance and preserve value all while maintaining a strong sense of neighborhood.

 

Property and Real Estate Investment Management

BNC has a proven history of helping investors with all of their income producing property management needs.

Real estate investment is as old as the practice of landownership. A person will buy a property and rent it out to a tenant. There are two primary components of this investment for the Owner –  Cash Flow and Appreciation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, real estate has consistently increased in value from 1940 to 2006, then proceeded to dip and rebound from 2008 to 2010. This “dip” in Appreciation caused people to realize that property management (Cash flows) and asset management are a highly important component of their investment – but especially so in a regressive or competitive market. BNC can help monitor your cash flows.

The BNC approach to property management focuses on managing the cash flows of your investment. The biggest difference between a rental property and other investments is the amount time and work you have to devote to maintaining your investment. When you buy a stock, it simply sits in your brokerage account and, hopefully, increases in value. If you invest in a rental property, there are many responsibilities that come along with being a landlord. Let BNC help manage those maintenance, management, and leasing responsibilities for you while increasing your Net Income.

BNC can assist with single family, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail management.  Investors receive asset management, oversight and guidance all designed to influence cash flows and increase property values while maintaining the assets. Sales, Leasing, and Management are all combined to truly make this a one-stop shop.

  • Leasing and Tenant Screening
  • Expense Management
  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Provide detailed monthly management reports
  • 24/7 emergency on call support
  • Strict enforcement of rules, regulations, by-laws, and covenants
  • Assist and guide your board through the process of preparing an annual budget
  • Timely responses to homeowner concerns
  • Coordinate maintenance and contracts
  • Asset management and capital items review
  • NOTE: We can provide advisory services related to debt and financing structures.

 

Residential and Commercial Property Management

BNC provides property management services for both residential and commercial properties, with expertise in all categories of residential, multifamily, industrial, retail, and office projects. Our scope of services includes management, brokerage, tenant representation, investment management, and strategic consulting. We can help in underwriting, valuation, and debt structure as well as enhancing daily operations.

Management Services include a wide scope of services for our owner investors. Accurate reporting is key. Again, being able to measure the financial performance of the property allows investors to make their best decisions. The BNC staff understands the reporting function is critical to the owners.

  • Prepare and distribute monthly financial and property management reports to our owners.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and maintenance of properties
  • Manage service requests, including all after-hours issues.
  • Manage all property expenses and invoices for prompt payment.
  • Asset management as we oversee all tenant improvement and capital improvement projects.
  • Obtaining competitive bids/pricing for operations and maintenance needs (such as electrical, HVAC, pressure-washing, etc.).

One of the oldest real estate cliché’s we hear is “The three most important things in real estate are location, location, and location”. Applying that premise to income producing property, if value is based on income, the highest values should occur where land users are willing to pay the highest rent. Compounding that premise is the offsetting expenses associated with operating a property. Our philosophy is to increase NET income by maximizing rents and minimizing expenses. Our investors make decisions based on those margins.

It has been estimated that one-half of the world’s wealth is in real estate. Our goal is to maximize the wealth for our investors. Understanding the markets and the financial performance of an asset gives perspective to the owner as they make informed decisions. Our strength is in helping you drive value in your investment through the proper analysis for your acquisition and the long term leasing and management of the property.

We help you understand the cash flows. Being able to measure the financial performance of an asset allows investors to make their best decisions. BNC understands that value comes from good operations. We believe that continually monitoring and measuring an asset performance is critical to owner/investors. Budgeting and tracking related income and expenses is critical. Our management is designed to help owners increase their portfolio value.

We give added value that isn’t expected from a real estate broker. The principals of BNC have successfully performed numerous acquisition, management, and capitalization structures on a variety of property types.

Whether you are an owner in need of a commercial real estate broker, or an investor looking to lease or purchase a property in or around Birmingham or nationally, BNC will create the right commercial real estate solution for your specific needs.

 

Leasing

Do you manage your own property but only need assistance in leasing? Let us assist you with leasing your investment property. You can end up with a challenging tenant who damages the property or, worse still, end up having no tenant at all. This can negatively impact your cash flow. We can assist with tenant screening and placement.

We have screening tools to assist owners with finding the perfect tenant.

Looking to lease? Contact us to assist you in finding the perfect solution. Residential or Commercial- just contact us with your request and we will match up the perfect property.

At BNC our communication and attention-to-detail make it easy for everyone. Our comprehensive move-in and move-out checklists make it easy to document the condition of your rental and protects both Landlord and Tenant. Detailed documentation can protect the property for the owner, help tenants get more of a security deposit back, and generally avoid miscommunication.

 

Real Estate Sales and Marketing

We have years experience analyzing values and market trends.  The #1 factor in a home’s time on the market is price.  Our advice on pricing will come from the latest market trends, property location, condition, and market placement. This will effectively give you the best price in the shortest amount of marketing time. We base our recommendations to you based on integrity and what we believe to be the best for your personal situation.

We understand the market. We have local knowledge and how to use it for your benefit. But just as important we realize that communication is the most critical ingredient in representing you in a real estate transaction. Trust our professional approach.

Also, just remember, as an owner it may not be hard to sell a property but in todays environment it is difficult to price a property appropriately and after you sell to be able to close on a property. Finding and screening the right purchasers, using the right lenders, and understanding the current landscape are all essential to selling your property. Liquidating your asset while maximizing your return is our goal- and at the same time communicating and providing all the resources you need for marketing your home. WE CAN CLOSE YOUR DEAL! Our years of experience have shown us that patience is required to navigate the often stormy waters of a real estate sales transaction. We know how to shrug off the inconsequential and identify and defeat any potential crisis. You want us to represent you! Please contact us today to represent you as your real estate expert.

 

Buyer Representation

Shopping for a remarkable home or ideal getaway? Looking for an investment property? When you are ready to take the next step and purchase, we are ready to take your call. BNC understands and appreciates the unique nature of both residential and income producing real estate and look forward to matching you to the property that is right for you.

The goal of BNC is to deliver only the highest caliber of professional service and personal attention. An investment in real estate will be one of the most significant financial decisions you will make in your lifetime – thus we strive to enhance every step of the process with the utmost care and dedication. We will treat your transaction both professionally and personally and will also be there for you as a resource long after your transaction is complete.

We have years of experience analyzing values and market trends to identify those potentially undervalued properties and bargains! We are proven negotiators. Let us help you “make money when you buy”.

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR PURCHASE ON ANY PROPERTY! If you see any property for sale- whether it is on MLS/Zillow/or a For Sale by Owner, why use the Seller’s agent when you can use us to represent your best interests? Moving out of Alabama? We can help with referrals in other cities for you. Just call us!

Let us design the perfect property search for you! Contact us and we will set up automated notifications of properties meeting your criteria that you may be interested in purchasing. No hassles! Only updates! We are here when you are ready.

 

Maintenance Services / Remodeling and Construction

BNC has full time staff members dedicated to maintaining and preserving your asset. We provide a full-range of rent-ready building maintenance services for property owners. Our staff and vendors have the experience, skill, and professionalism to tackle a wide variety of maintenance tasks. Our staff is prepared to handle all your property’s needs. Whether it is large condominium renovations or smaller single unit repairs, we can help.

Our talented staff is eager to conquer any tasks needed to make your property rent-ready. From plumbing to roofing, from painting to masonry, from kitchens to driveways, our maintenance crews guarantee quality craftsmanship. We have a 24 hour service hot line and can provide a dedicated email address at [email protected].

We can help in the restoration of rental units to rent-ready status. Our interior maintenance services include flooring, painting, and restoration of bathrooms and kitchens. Electrical work, appliance repair, carpentry and plumbing problems can all be handled professionally for you.

If you’re getting ready to start a larger project or a remodel choosing the right contractor is the big decision that can feel intimidating. We can assist with choosing contractors and overseeing your project.

For tenants needing immediate service or an unforeseen emergency, our staff can help. Our maintenance emergency hotline is 24 hours a day for us to help with any risk of significant damage to the building or tenant habitability.

Our friendly staff is committed to solving your building problems. For standard requests, after hour requests, and non-emergency items we monitor a dedicated email address at [email protected].

Contact Us for all your maintenance and service needs.

 

At BNC, we pride ourselves on our individual approach to our business and industry. Below is a list of some of the many organizations that BNC are proud members of:

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