I highly recommend Lee Halyard as a property manager or real estate agent. He managed a 4br, 2-1/2 ba single family home for us as a rental for 4 years. As an out of state owner, I never worried about the property. He found reliable tenants in the off season, responded promptly to issues, and kept me informed. We closed on the sale of the property yesterday through him....at our asking price! Same great service: he efficiently managed all contractors to prep for the sale, the listing, and the closing paperwork remotely. I didn't have to return from Florida for the closing ....no worries.
B. RIPKEY October 6, 2019
Rented a property managed by Lee for two years. Great experience all around. We had a few maintenance issues that were resolved promptly. It's clear he cares about the well-being of the property as well as the tenants. We had to move out after the owner decided to sell at the end of our lease. Unfortunately, Lee didn't have anything available that matched our location, price and timing, else we would have not hesitated to jump at another one of his rentals. Recommend Lee Halyard & Assoc to anyone looking for a realtor, property manager or rental property!!
SCOTT O. June 11, 2019
My wife and I recently sold our home and decided to rent for a while. After being homeowners for many years, we weren’t sure what to expect going into a rental property. We’ve been very pleased with Lee, the services provided to us, and the contractors he uses if anything is needed around the house. Lee is always very pleasant to deal with, and the contractors he uses I’ve been very pleasant and professional as well. I would definitely recommend using Lee Halyard if you are in need of a rental property.
ANDY B. March 4, 2019
Lee has been our property manager for the past 7 years. Today we close the door on that chapter in our lives. We couldn't be more please with the service Lee provided for us. We lived hundreds of miles away from our rental property, but knew that Lee was on top of what ever our property needed. He did a great job screening tenants and making sure that things that may have broken were taken care of. We just made a fairly smooth transition selling our rental property without having to travel back to Chesapeake to make it happen, thanks to Lee. I will continue to recommend Lee as a property manager to anyone I know who is looking for a property manager. He took a lot of stress out of our lives.
TRACY P. December 5, 2018
I attempted to manage my own property in Chesapeake remotely. After a tenant disappeared in the middle of the night I contacted Lee Halyard and asked him if he would be interested in managing my property. I became customer number 1 for his property management expansion. Boy did he deliver. He took the time to find me quality renters who paid on time. He managed to always get me my "share" of the proceeds directly into my account. When anything needed repair he evaluated the problem and found the repairman who could do the repairs at a fair price with outstanding results including mold remediation, tree cutting, and heating/plumbing/electrical repairs. I just sold the property and Lee was there every step of the way, getting me the best settlement possible and ensuring all repairs needed for sale were completed on time and at budget. If you need to buy or sell your home, or have it managed professionally I can honestly say that Lee will do you right.
Ron B. November 27, 2018
I highly recommend Lee S. Halyard and Associates. His team's professionalism and dedication to my property kept me worry free throughout my time away from Virginia. He was always prompt to respond to any concern that I had, and he consistently kept good renters in my home. If you are looking for a great property manager, you can't go wrong with Lee and his team! EDIT (2018) 2 years after my initial post (Lee continued to be an excellent property manager during this time) I feel the need to provide an update. I decided to sell my property while I was living overseas even though I had no way of getting back to the United States. He put together a crack team that expertly guided me through the sales process to include getting the home ready for sale, pricing the home for the current market, and coordinating all of the repairs and upgrades necessary before listing it for sale. After receiving multiple offers at my asking price, Lee and Emily Cockrell helped me through the negotiation process and ensured that my financial interests were protected at all stages. 40 days later, I had sold my house without any issue and without having to visit the property(because Lee and Emily took care of them for me)! Thank you Lee S. Halyard & Associates for making the sale of my rental property painless!
D. WEST August 13, 2018
Lee and his company are everything you could want as a renter! I never waited longer than an hour for a phone call back with any concerns at the townhouse we rented. You will get a personal experience and know your property will be taken care of. Even a year and a half after moving out of our rental, I called to obtain documents and he remembered us. And, of course, had them to us in no time. Since moving we have realized just how 'spoiled' we were by Lee S. Halyard and Associates!
ELIZABETH H. September 28, 2017
We rented from Lee on 3 different occasions. He would constantly go above and beyond to help us out. When our A/C went out after we moved into our first house with him, he was frequently by to make sure it was repaired and working correctly. I never had to worry about things around the house when I traveled frequently. Lee made sure we were in good hands. Even after we moved, he helped get us mail that went to an old house by mistake (after the Post Office 6 month window).
E. JAUTAIKIS July 22, 2017
I rented one of the properties he managed, and we had a couple of problems at the house. both times he showed up within 24 hours and had a repair man there just as fast. if i owned a home i would definitely let him manage it.
D. GAINES May 25, 2017
It would be very difficult to find anyone better. Mr. Halyard is very personable and performs at a high level of customer service. You won't be sorry.
GARY B. February 1, 2017
After several interviews with many property managers, Lee Halyard assured direct contact with the landlord even from across the world, regardless of the time difference. This process was very important due to us being out of the country. When my wife and I met him, we felt that he would be taking care of our house like if it was his own. We decided to hire him and wanted to wait for at least a few months before posting a review about the quality of service he provides. It's been almost 5 months and we are more than satisfied with his professionalism and can rest easy at night knowing that he has our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Lee Halyard to anyone seeking a property manager. Lee would have gotten more than 5 stars if Google have allowed it!
B. BARTELMEY November 5, 2016
Lee has provided property management for us for two years. He's great at what he does and I would definitely recommend his services.
K. FRANCIS April 25, 2016
Looking for a GREAT agent? Look no further. After working with dozens of agents, there are none that compare to Lee Halyard's level of professionalism. In short time, our home was rented to not just any tenant, but the perfect tenant. His attention to detail surpassed our expectations. Lee is truly one-of-a-kind in this business.
JESSIE T. October 3, 2015
Lee Halyard and Associates managed a property I rented for just over 2 years. Any time I had questions, comments or concerns, Lee and his team were very prompt with a response. I have had few landlords whom listened when you needed them to or were flexible when it counted most. Treat them right and pay your bills, and you won't find a smoother rental experience anywhere.
N. DAMEWOOD July 23, 2013
My husband and I are currently renting a house from Lee Halyard and Associates. It was obvious to me from the moment I walked into “our house” that they take very good care of the houses that they manage. The house was very clean and in very good condition. Every time I have contacted them for any maintenance repairs, they have taken care of the repair quickly. We never want to move we love our house so much! Plus having such a great Property Manager has made this a great rental experience for us since day one. Thanks Lee!
JENNIFER W. July 22, 2013
Mr. Halyard provided rental property management services for my house in Chesapeake for close to 3 years between 2007 and 2010. He had the place rented within 4 weeks of it being listed online. Plus his method of screening potential tenants helped ensure that we were paid on time, every time, and my property was in the same great condition when I got it back as it was when I left. Lee also sold us the house originally so he has extensive experience with my property. It has been 3 years since he last managed my rental. We moved back to the area and didn't need that service anymore. But when I transfer again next summer his number is first on my speed dial! As a property owner if you want to increase your probability of a successful stress free rental experience, your best bet is to give Lee a call. And that's all I have to say about that. 🙂
STEPHEN S. July 21, 2013