About TERRA Residential Services, Inc. CRMC®

Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC® provides professional real estate property management services in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas. Founded in 1990, our years of experience, education, client and tenant communication, and attention to detail have allowed us to become the premier company specializing in single family homes, condos, and townhouses. In over 30 years of leadership in the property management industry, we have learned what works and what doesn't, including anticipating many issues before they affect your property. We can resolve problems quickly and at minimum cost when they arise. Our stable team of experienced property managers and support staff effectively balance the desires and needs of property owners and residents to create a positive experience for all parties.

Why Work with Terra Residential Services

Our Experience

Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC®'s Broker (since 1990) and Property Managers have managed and had direct control of thousands of single-family homes for many years at various companies. We have procured and operated thousands of leases. We have participated in hundreds of investment acquisition and disposition sales.

In our varied experiences, we have discovered which techniques work, and which do not; and have gained invaluable experience and knowledge doing it. We are professionals -- attending seminars, classes, and furthering knowledge to better help your investment if you are an owner, and your renting experience if you are a tenant. The real estate profession is constantly evolving, and many new laws are simultaneously activating. In our litigious society, the more knowledge you possess, the better.

Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC® holds the prestigeous CRMC® (Certified Residential Management Company) designation from the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). We are the first Houston area company to be awarded this coveted designation that is held by only 6 property management companies in Texas and 32 nationwide, and is reflective of the professional commitment made to the industry by Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC®

Our Broker, Mike Mengden, as an approved real estate instructor for the Texas Real Estate Commission, is a member of Texas REALTORS University and teaches property management and leasing classes to real estate agents. Over the past few years, he has also taught seminars and participated in expert panels on "Property management company operations", "Risk Management", "Working with your family", and "Being a leader in the residential property management field". He currently sits on the Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR) Property Management Committee (2011 Chair),the TAR Public Policy Property Management Subcommittee (2014 Vice Chair), and the TAR Property Management Forms Task Force (since 2005). In 2002, he was elected National President of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®). In 1998 he earned the prestigious Master Property Manager (MPM®) Designation through NARPM® held by less than 30 residential property managers in Texas (only 1 other in Houston and 1 other in Galveston). At each Annual Convention since 1996 he has attended or taught classes on operations, leasing, technology, tenant retention, risk management, investment strategies, and more. In 1997 he earned the Residential Management Professional (RMP®) designation through NARPM®; and in 1994 he earned the nationally recognized GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation through TAR. Our Broker and our managers have completed many classes in subjects such as residential inspections, legal (agency) issues, mold, technology, sales techniques, investment strategies, paperless offices, and more.

We Create the Opportunity for Improved Cash Flow, To Achieve the Best Financial Performance for the Owner, With Fairness to the Tenant, Within the Constraints of the Law.

We believe that this doctrine is exemplified by the best feature of our company: its personnel -- professional, knowledgeable, ethical, enthusiastic, and caring individuals that place the client's investment number one. We stay abreast of the latest trends in real estate investments - be it management, leasing, buying or selling techniques. You will not find a more qualified group, as full of integrity, primed and ready to take the responsibility for your investment.