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What to Look for in a Great Property Manager

By Guest Author | April 19, 2016

Prior to hiring any 3rd party property management company, you should take time to do your research. The mission will be to find a property management service that is experienced, trustworthy and organized. Tips to help you find the very best fit for your rental properties are highlighted here.


Seek Referrals

Take time to talk with other property owners and real estate agents that are in your area. Ask about the companies or managers that they currently use or that they have used in the past. Also ask them what they like about these services, and what they dislike. This can provide you with some invaluable asset when you are trying to find a property management company.

Complete a Search Online

It is also a good idea to search for a property management service online. There are a number of services available and you can look on their website in order to see the services they offer and learn more about what they can do for your properties. Prior to wasting our time interviewing a certain company, you should also look at the reviews about the company on sites such as Facebook or Yelp.

Ask about Current Clients

You should look at a number of the property managers existing ads. Do they appear compelling and professional? Are they advertising the properties in a number of different places, or are they simply limited to some free sources, such as community bulletin boards and Craigslist?

Also, take time to look at the properties that are currently being managed. Do the properties appear clean and look maintained? When you speak to the current tenants in these properties you can also gain some helpful insight regarding the way that the property management service operates. Since the role of this service is to ensure happy tenants, you need to be sure that you find out if they are capable of this.

Talk with Several Different Services

Chances are you will screen a number of tenants prior to choosing one, you should also interview a number of property management services prior to finding the right one for your needs. When you interview a number of different services then you can find the one that is best suited for your particular needs and the needs of the various rental properties that you are looking to have managed.

With all of the different companies out there that can help with this type of work, finding the right one will take some time. Making a list of needs beforehand is a great way to narrow the selection down.

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