Jenalyn “Jen” has a BS in Accounting and has extensive experience in the field of bookkeeping. Jen is currently working on completing her Masters degree in Business Administration by the year 2021. She has attended multiple seminars on taxation. When she isn’t working, she is focused on her family and God by being active at her church every Sunday.
Joanna “Jan” was a Project Manager for almost 3 years. She has 7 years of experience working in Customer Service in different industries, providing support, handling accounts and developing success strategies. Jan holds a BS in Business Management and Business Economics and is an active supporter of Animal Protection. When she isn’t working, she likes to spend time outdoors.
Dan is a Property Manager and leasing agent here at AMOSO. He helps with the day to day operations, as well as showing prospective tenants houses and apartments. He is our newest addition and we are excited about the skills he brings to the team.
He has a background in commercial real estate. He was a lease analyst, and went on to commercial sales. He is a licensed real estate agent, and is excited to start working on the residential Property Management side of the industry.
Dan is born and raised in the St. Louis area, he went to Webster Groves High School, and is a graduate of Lindenwood University. Dan has always been an active athlete. He played collegiate lacrosse at Lindenwood for four years. Now he sticks to softball, sand volleyball, and golf.
Fun Fact: Dan has visited Alaska twice.
Rudder joined the AMOSO Family in 2014, and has kept the whole staff on their toes ever since. He is firmly in charge of his domain.
Between Naps on the office couch you may catch him at your desk typing you a memo.
Fun Fact: Rudder is in training to beat the Guinness World record for number of times you can squeak a toy in a single minute!
Meghen has the hardest job at AMOSO Properties. She has to be married to Joe, our founder…
All kidding aside, she is truly the pinch hitter of the AMOSO Team. Her primary role at AMOSO is as Foreman. She ensures daily maintenance and rehabs are being completed in a timely manner and on budget. She runs our maintenance team with an iron fist, sometimes to the dismay of our contractors. Don’t tell anyone, but this makes Joe smile!!
As with any good Pinch hitter, she steps in anywhere and everywhere we may have a need. As AMOSO has grown, she has held every role in the company, and she has done every role very well.
Meghen is a St. Louis Native and went to Parkway West.
Contrary to her official title (yes it’s on her business cards), she is actually very pleasant to deal with, so don’t be afraid when she calls! Make sure to listen to her suggestions, she always has the best interest of you and your property at heart.
Fun Fact: Meghen was an accomplished Water Polo athlete in High School.
Jerry Hopping is our Managing Broker. After a successful career as an accomplished executive working in Mergers & Acquisitions, Management Information Systems Design, Software Development, Project Leadership, User Group development, and Customer Relations, Jerry acquired his Real Estate license in 2004 and his Broker’s license shortly thereafter. During his 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment ownership, and Property Management, Jerry is known for providing superior services to his clients.
Jerry’s personal vision statement is “To best serve my clients by protecting property values for owners, investors and neighbors by minimizing overbearing governmental intrusion”. As such, he has been a proactive watchdog over attempts by local jurisdictions to further legislate the Real Estate industry. Recently he served at the forefront of the opposition to the STL County Landlord Licensing Bill and was instrumental in its being revoked by the court system and is currently involved in other local municipalities attempting to do the same.
Jerry and his wife Rennie enjoy travel, scuba and photography. They raised their three children in St. Charles, MO. Austin is a Keeper with the world-famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park, his twin, Tyler, is a Marine helicopter pilot whose wife, Ansley, works with organizations to fight human trafficking, and their daughter, Morgan, is an Esthetician and Makeup Artist.
Jerry and Rennie just welcomed their first grandchild to the family and look forward to watching him grow!
Below is a list of Jerry’s professional affiliations and positions:
Fun Fact: Jerry is an Avid fan of the Arts, and holds season tickets to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
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Rental Criteria & Application Instructions
Thank you for your interest in renting a home that is professionally managed by Advantage Property Management Services. Below you will find the instructions and criteria required when submitting a rental application. It is important that you read the information below prior to submitting an application to understand what is required for renting the property. If you have further questions, please contact one of our leasing agents at x2.
Q: General Application Information
Q: Application Processing and Time Frame
Q: Income Requirements
Q: Basic Criteria
Q: Credit Requirements:
Q: Application Fee
Q: Security Deposits & Risk Mitigation
Q: Rental History or Property Ownership
Q: Criminal Background
Q: Acceptance/Denial of an Application
Q: Multiple Applications
Q: Ideal Applicants & How To Make Your Application More Attractive
WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT A PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
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Q: What type of rental properties do you manage?
Q: What geographic areas do you cover?
Q: What type of Property Management experience do you offer?
Q: Why should I hire you as my property manager?
Q: How much will my house rent for?
Q: What will you do to rent my house?
INTERNET LISTINGS: Our available homes for rent are posted on dozens of for-rent websites, complete with high quality photos, maps and property details for the convenience of those searching for a new home. Our ad-copy is carefully crafted to provide critical information to prospects who only spend a few seconds reading ads.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Prospective tenants are visual, often looking at the photos before reading the ad. It’s critical to have high quality photos to attract high quality tenants. Compare our photography to other companies. You’ll instantly see the difference and understand why we convert a huge percentage of page-views to showings.
VIDEO TOURS: When possible, we film and publish video tours of our rental properties. Photos are great, but it’s difficult to “feel” the flow of the house with still photos. Video tours give prospective tenants the ability to virtually walk-through your property and experience the floor plan and flow of the home. Our high-definition videography
INSTANT ONLINE SCHEDULING: When a prospective tenant wants to schedule a showing it’s important to make the process as easy as possible. Instead of playing phone tag with a leasing agent, APMS prospects can instantly schedule a showing online. Enabling prospects to instantly schedule a showing allows us to convert a higher percentage of inquiries to showings.
CORRECT PRICING: Even the best and nicest homes will not lease quickly if overpriced. We make sure your rental home is priced according to current market conditions.
THOROUGH PREPARATION: Even the best located and well-priced rental homes will not lease quickly if the rental home is not in top showing condition. Homes for rent in the East Bay absolutely must show well and have an attractive “curb appeal” or they may sit empty for extended periods. Part of our job as property manager is to make sure your rental home is presented in a clean and attractive condition so that it will attract a good tenant.
Q: What, specifically, do you do to qualify a tenant after they have applied to rent my house?
Q: How do you make sure the tenant is taking good care of my home while renting?
Q: What do you do if they are not taking care of my property as they should, or you discover unauthorized pets?
Q: What happens if the tenant does not pay their rent?
Q: How informed will I be about what happens with my property?
Q: How do you handle maintenance requests?
Q: Do you use the cheapest maintenance people you can find?
Q: Do you hold some of my money for repairs? How much?
Q: How do I know your property manager won't spend my money on large repairs without my approval?
Q: What if I want you to use my plumber, A/C company, etc?
Q: When do you distribute Owners funds and send statements?
Q: When will I receive with my monthly statements?
Q: How much is the leasing fee?
Q: Are your property management fees negotiable?
Q: Are there administrative fees or other service charges up and above the property management and leasing fees?
Q: Does your property management agreement give you exclusive rights to sell my property?
Q: Is the Property Management Agreement a standard, widely used form?
Q: How much security deposit do you charge the tenant?
Q: Are you a licensed Property Manager?
Q: How soon can you start managing my home?
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Joe wasn’t always a St. Louis property management expert. He came to St. Louis in 1998 to study aerospace engineering at St. Louis University’s Parks College of Aviation and Engineering. After graduation, he went to work as a flight test engineer for the Boeing Company. While at Boeing, Joe worked on the F/A-18 Super Hornets, the Small Diameter Bomb, and classified projects that he is not at liberty to discuss.
In 2007, Joe decided to go into business for himself. He got his start in the real estate business as a commercial real estate agent with Lechner Realty Group. The years between 2007 and 2011 turned out to be a very challenging time for the business, especially commercial real estate.
In 2010, AMOSO properties was born with a single purchase of a rental home in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Joe turned this depressed property into a cash cow, and people began to notice. Soon, he was asked to duplicate this success for other investors. By the end of 2011, Joe owned 40 of his own rental properties. That number eventually grew to 65.
In 2013 Joe has expanded his business to include real estate management services for those who need help managing their properties. Since that time, AMOSO Properties has become known for its expert level property management services. Joe has helped many clients quickly rebuild their rental portfolios and generate positive cash flow, even after several previous managers have failed.
Joe is never one to rest on his laurels, He is continually looking for ways to make managing properties more efficient therefore more profitable for his customers.
Joe’s Goal for is for AMOSO Properties to be not only the leader in St. Louis Property Management but an innovator in service for the management industry.