You’re a BIG FISH to us – so you merit special treatment!

Let Rent the Bay provide you with tools, ideas, and resources to help market and manage your rental properties in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and throughout the Tampa Bay area. Whether you own a single-family home, several investment properties, a commercial building, or a 100-unit apartment complex, our goal is to be a steward for your property, to take care of it as if it were our own.
A Good Ol' Fashioned Face-to-Face Sit Down

We sit down with you face to face to find out what you want to accomplish, the obstacles or challenges you need to overcome, your concerns and your goals. We custom-tailor an approach for your property with all of those things in mind. No force-fitting into a cookie-cutter management program.

Accessible & Consistent Communication

You can actually talk to the company representative who is taking care of your property on the phone, and even “after hours” and on the weekends and holidays. Need to discuss with Mike Hooper, our Owner, whether a property is a sensible investment? Or maybe you need our Managing Broker Erica Peterson’s counsel on how much to ask for your property. Or you might have repairs that you’re concerned will be costly and need the expertise and an honest assessment of Jeff Mars, our Operations Manager. Whatever your needs, our team is at your service.


Timely responses are our number one priority – we respond to prospect inquiries and tenant requests immediately.

Your Personal Crew

We’re available at all times to address your concerns and provide guidance, tools and resources.

Comprehensive Yet Customizable Menu of Services

A la carte to 7-course – we can provide you full turnkey services; from finding the investment property to purchase and readying it for the market to securing and managing the tenant(s).

Rent the Bay’s Proven Advertising & Marketing Program

Rent the Bay spends thousands of dollars every month advertising our vacancies. We employ a ‘cover all bases’ strategy combining multiple internet advertising channels, social media strategies, signage and incentivized referral sources. Our marketing plan will be customized for your property. Our proprietary portal is a prime source. It feeds us hundreds of calls weekly from prospective tenants allowing us to lease properties much faster than our competitors.

Our Personalized Property Management Services Include:

  • Aggressive Marketing
  • Showing Staff Available 7 Days a Week, evenings/weekends
  • Extensive Tenant Screening: Credit, Criminal, Employment, Eviction, Landlord References
  • Ready the Property for Market/On-going repairs
  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Licensed Broker
  • Full Disclosure Accounting & Reporting
  • No Hidden Fees or Mark-ups
  • Property Inspections
  • Tenant Accountability
  • Section 8 Expertise
  • Membership in National Association of REALTORS- NAR
  • Membership in Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS-GTAR

Rent the Bay Property Service Fee Menu:

Service Level Fee
I. Advertise, Show Property, Secure Screen & Process Tenant


75% of First Month’s Rent


II. Turnkey Full Service Package to Include Full-Time Management of Property & Tenant 75% of First Month’s Rent

10% of Monthly Rent, each month

For Multi-Family Units or Commercial Properties please contact us for customized pricing.