Looking to sell? We have extensive expertise in commercial, residential, and land listings
Effortless flat-rate management for only $149/mo, complete with an online owner portal
Looking for a new place to call home? We are happy to help with buying and leasing something just right for you
For probate attorneys, we can handle every aspect of the estate for the beneficiaries from start to finish
Founded in 1982 by Evan Howell, we have remained a family-run business. We have been responsible for the marketing, financing, rehabilitation, maintenance, management and sales of thousands of commercial and residential properties throughout the greater Houston area. We currently manage over 200 properties, as well as assist numerous buyers and sellers each year.
“I have been with Evan Howell Properties for a year now and this company is an absolute godsend. They have managed my townhouse and the tenant's issues - from the little things monthly that come up, to a leak that they responded to immediately - they handle EVERYTHING promptly and appropriately. Shana is a joy to ... work with, and I would recommend this company to anyone!!”
“Evan Howell Properties has provided us intel and analysis that has allowed us to evaluate investment opportunities and lower our property taxes. As real estate represents our family's largest investments, we need to make informed decisions. The city of Houston aggressively increased our home's appraisal by 20% and thus ... property taxes by about 10%. Shana assisted us in the valuation of our home and what we needed to communicate to the city. We are quite confident that her analysis will save us money for many years going forward.”
“I really have enjoyed working with Shana and Evan on my properties. They have been managing several of my properties the past couple of months. They are on top of everything and very cordial and easy to work with. I definitely found a great property management company to handle my investment properties.”
“Evan has made having rental properties one of the best decisions we've made. We were landlords the first two years and wanted out. We hired Evan to take care of everything and that he does. Finding quality tenants, keeping the property in great shape with his awesome crew, collecting rent and dealing with any issues. I recommend him to anyone ... that I can. Looking for a PM, look no further.”
“Shana provided us with a property market report as we were considering selling our property. She was extremely professional, on time and thorough. You could not be in better hands when navigating the realty world. Shana was focused and honest as we discussed our property value. I felt very well informed to make the right decisions moving forward.”
Analysis of local market conditions to get you the highest monthly return
Advertisement of listing to numerous discovery services - MLS, Zillow, Trulia, HotPads and more
Extensive vetting of potential tenants complete with verification of rental history, credit and criminal backgrounds checks
Tenant access to online requests with a 72 hour average turnaround time through a network of trusted and competitively-priced contractors
Convenient online owner portal to view a snapshot of your property 24/7, with direct monthly deposits to your bank, as well as a statement report detailing any updates on your investment
$149 a month is all we charge. We don't believe in percentage-based management, as we strive to deliver the same high-quality service to all properties, regardless of value
We follow a strict procedure which includes legal notice of contract breach, personal contact with the tenant in an effort to work things out and ultimately a court hearing, judgment and eviction if necessary. In such rare cases, we utilize a third party specialist - Texas Eviction LLC, who handle filing the proper paperwork and all court communication.
A full service eviction can cost about $500.00. If your tenant requires a constable escorted eviction this can cost more because owners are responsible for the cost of moving a tenant personal belongings out of the residence and to the curb. We only see about 1-2 constable escorted evictions each year.
Our standard management agreement includes emergency service consent as well as authorization of non-emergency repairs up to $500. For non-emergency repairs estimated to exceed this threshold, no work is initiated without your approval. However, we need to be aware of Landlord Tenant Laws which provide us with specific timelines on repairs being done, so time is of the essence when dealing with repairs at your property. In addition, we charge no additional overhead for maintenance orders of any size and all are included as part of the monthly management fee.
We utilize a large network of licensed local contractors, most of which have been doing work for us for many years. We are experts in finding you the best price for the job, and require all our third-party vendors to have the highest level of professionalism and quality.
We are in the process of narrowing down our geographic region in an effort to provide excellent service to our customers. The best way to find out if we can assist you with management is sending us an inquiry on our contact form on the main page and provide the address of property.
NARPM® property managers have heightened expertise and industry knowledge to assist them in doing the best possible job. They are real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique challenges of managing rental property in today’s constantly changing economic and legislative environment. And they know how to manage those challenges to everyone’s benefit. They can maximize rents and income for you; and they will manage the property efficiently, professionally and economically.
Trust that as a professional property manager and fiduciary, we will always work in your best interest. It is also important to understand that rentals are an investment, and sometimes investments require money in order to increase in value.
We want to be a good fit for our clients, and our clients to be a good fit for us. We understand that with different methods of communication and personalities sometimes we are not a match. As long as all expenses are settled, there is no “termination” charge or waiting period.
In general, we specialize in residential homes, multi-family and condominiums throughout Harris County. We also manage some commercial complexes on a more selective basis. For tenant selection, we do our best to fill your unit as quickly as possible while maintaining a high-quality screening procedure. We do a thorough credit check, national background and social media check, employment and residence verification for every adult who will be living in the house. If you already have a tenant living on the property, we charge a one-time setup fee of $250.
Evan Howell has been named one of the top 150 Realtors with the highest number of total sales out of 20,000 member brokers and agents in the Houston Association of Realtors, and has has been active in the Houston market for 40+ years.
Evan graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in engineering, and started his career as an analyst for HL&P before moving into real estate. As both a broker and an actively-certified professional engineer, Evan has an unmatched analytical perspective on every real estate endeavor.
Ginger Howell is an accredited buyers agent certified in new home construction sales in the Houston area. She is a dedicated realtor and invests the time & energy to make her client’s homes command attention.
Ginger is the founding realtor member of the Galleria area LEAD group, and attends Chapelwood United Methodist Church where she is an active member in the choir & caring committee, along with her husband, Evan. She is an alumna of the University of Houston, member of Space City Ski Club and volunteers for West Houston Assistance Ministries.
The daughter of Evan Howell, Shana Hill is a native Houstonian with a passion for guiding her clients through the largest financial transactions of their lives - buying and selling their homes. She is a member of the National Association of Property Managers and is working towards the designation of Master Property Manager.
Shana is fluent in Spanish, and holds a Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University.
The son of Evan Howell, Daniel Howell handles the account software and invoicing for clients, tenants and vendors.
Daniel holds a degree in Neuroscience from UT Austin, and is passionate about all things technology and automation.
Albert Schneuwly has been active as an agent in the Houston real estate market with Evan Howell Properties since 1998.
A native of Switzerland, Albert often utilizes his experience with foreign transactions to assist real estate investors interested in becoming involved with the United States market. He is trilingual and speaks French, German in addition to English.
From initial discussion about your needs and home valuation to price negotiations, our team provides the personalized, one-on-one attention you need to successfully navigate Houston’s dynamic real estate market. Whether it's your family home, an auxillary investment, or a large commercial enterprise - no listing is too much for our team. With thousands of properties sold and counting, get in touch with us today and let us show you the difference working with a family brokerage makes.