Why Matchbox?

CT Safety

Joint vs Individual

Guaranty Of Lease

Sample Forms

What's included

Matchbox Matches People + Property

Our goal is to have superior and memorable experiences with every owner, client, customer, tenant, and vendor that we interact with. We measure success by being able to help those that have given us the opportunity to serve them. Relationships are not built on one transaction or one experience and neither is our business.

Matchbox Realty Team

Matchbox Realty awarded as the first and only property management company with the E2 designation on the facility-based track, promoting the use of environmental management systems (EMS) and pollution prevention from Virginia Environmental Excellence Program. This has not changed how we do business, it is just how we have done things from the beginning of Matchbox. Find out more!


Safety is Your & Our #1 Priority


We know safety is your number one concern with your young adult. Charleston Townes has taken several measures to ensure safety.


• Smoke Detectors Throughout

• Front Door Deadbolt

• Individual Bedroom locks

• Community Security Patrols

• Ample Light at Night throughout community

• Guest Parking Only Available to Those with a Guest Pass (Provided to Residents of Charleston Townes ONLY)

• Security cameras throughout community

Joint Account vs Individual Accounts

As long as we receive a Guaranty of Lease from each tenant (essentially a co-signer), you will be liable for your 25% of the monthly rent instead of jointly/severally responsible for the full amount of rent each month.  Keep in mind that any damages/deductions are ALWAYS joint/several per the lease agreement.

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What is a Guaranty of Lease?

A Guarantor is an individual over the age of 18 with a physical address in the United States that agrees to pay rent &/or damages if the tenant fails to pay (also known as a cosigner).  We require each tenant to have a Guarantor, as most students cannot qualify for a lease on their own income or do not have enough credit history to produce a credit score.  In order for the tenants to be on individual accounts, they need a guarantor. Completing the Guaranty of Lease Agreement for a tenant at Charleston Townes will make you a Guarantor for only that 1 tenant, as the Guaranties are not in effect until we receive all 4.  In 99.99% of cases, everyone in the apartment needs to obtain a Guarantor to ensure they are on an individual account versus a joint account.


…and how do I fill it out?


You can find our instructions online. Return the Guaranty whichever route is most convenient for you!

  • Mail: 202 North Liberty Street, Suite 101; Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • Fax: (540)434-3634
  • Email, preferred: Alyssa@MatchboxRealty.com

Sample Forms

We want you to be informed about the legal contracts your young adult is signing into. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the legal contracts that are being agreed to by visiting the Sample Forms page on OffCampusHousing.com. If you have any questions or concerns about any of these documents, do not hesitate to reach out to our office; we would be happy to explain any verbiage of concern or question to you.

You can also watch the Matchbox Realty Leasing Video that we require every new tenant to watch prior to entering into these agreements. After watching the video, their property manager will answer any questions from the video, go over anything that may have changed in the Virginia Association of Realtors lease from the time of filming, and go over any additional details that are specific to Charleston Townes and their individual apartment, such as pricing, layout, included utilities & specific provisions – if any.

Our Furniture Package

Each Charleston Townes townhome comes fully furnished!  We do offer a discount for a limited number of unfurnished units if preferred.

  • Living Room: Couch, Oversized Chair, Coffee Table, 2 x End Tables, Entertainment Center, 42" Wall Mounted  Flat Screen TV
  • Dining Area & Kitchen: Bar/Pub Table, 4 Chairs
  • Bedrooms: Queen Size Mattress/Box spring/Headboard, Night Stand, Desk, Dresser

What To Bring

Desk chairs are not provided.  In our experience, we’ve found that our residents like to purchase a desk chair to match their décor or for a certain level of preferred comfort.

Items such as bed linens, cookware, etc. are not included.  Shower rods are in place; No shower curtain is provided.  Window blinds (for bedrooms, bathrooms on end units, common areas, and deck doors) are in place; Window draperies are not provided.

Is this your young adult’s first apartment? My First Apartment created this great checklist of items to bring to when moving into your first pad. If you are unsure or have any questions about what to bring, don’t hesitate to ask.

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