Frequently Asked Questions

Why hire a Property Manager?

Once you have invested in a property its effective management is key in producing the desired financial results. You may want to hire a dedicated property management company to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of you property.

Here are several reasons why you should hire:

1. Do you have what it takes to run a rental property?

Some landlords will prefer to manage themselves. When it comes to single properties that might be the best way to go. However if you are investing into multiple properties, hiring a dedicated management company may be your preferred choice.

Dealing with minor issues on a daily basis could become very cumbersome. And if you are not familiar with certain procedures you may find yourself being taken advantage of.

If this managing your property is not your sole livelihood you may be overworking yourself and find little time to address tenant issues in a timely manner.

Where is your rental property located?

Owning a property near your own residence could be very convenient in managing.  However, if you are living a distance away it could mean multiple runs to the property in a given period, and if you are abroad, you will definitely want to hire a local property manager to be available to deal with any issue on a daily basis.

Does the property need frequent visits, repairs, or attention?

If your property requires frequent repairs and maintenance, be it an old or new property, you will want someone to who can devote more time to fulfill your properties needs.

What services do you need?

If you require limited services, then self-management might be a better choice for you. Or you may hire a property manager but only adjust the fees accordingly. However if you require full services than a full time property management company can look after all of your needs.

At the same note if you need a full solution, make sure your company can provide you with all the services you require.

Is the company trustworthy and friendly?

Before going into contract with a property management company measure the standard of the company, customer service skills, level of diplomacy, services etc. You must be satisfied with the company because they will represent you in front of you tenants. Any bad interaction with the tenant may ruin a relationship that could take years to recover.

Do you have multiple properties or rental units?

The more rental units you own the more beneficial it will be to hire a professional property management company.

Are you interested in hands-off management?

Many landlords enjoy the challenge of finding good tenants and the rewards of maintaining a safe and attractive property on their own. But if you own property for investment purposes only and want minimum involvement in day-to-day operations, consider hiring a property manager.

Do you have limited time?

Though you enjoy hands-on management, you may be very busy in expanding your business or looking to purchase more properties, arranging finances etc. and may not have the time to manage individual properties then a management company may be a good choice for you.

Are you able to afford the cost?

Hiring a property management company is an attractive option if you can afford the fees. Fees will range from 5% and 10% of rent fees. 

Are you overwhelmed with management tasks?

If your business is growing, at some point you will need a management company to ease off your load.

Do you want to remain a non-employer?

 If you hire several employees to help you in managing your property, you become an employer. You’ll have to handle issues from payroll to legalities.  A property management company and it’s employees are not your employees rather it is an independent contractor, by using one you will avoid the hassles employer ship.