So you’re ready to hire a property manager to save time and headaches with your rental property. Smart move. But, how do you know which company to choose? We have compiled 10 tips for choosing a property manager in central Iowa.
Dedicated expertise is critical in this complex industry, so avoid those who try to juggle real estate sales, property management and other ventures.
Years of experience is very important. It keeps you from being someone else’s “guinea pig.” Who would you rather choose? A company with over 25 years of experience, or a new company that does not have all of the proper systems in place yet?
Proper training and certification ensures your property is being managed professionally.
Responsiveness means your phone calls are answered or quickly returned.
Everything is on the web or in the cloud. You deserve an online owner portal to view all property activity from wherever you are.
- Shorter Vacancies
Shorter vacancy time saves you money, so expect a professional manager to work feverishly to fill your home with well-qualified tenants as quickly as possible.
- Fair Fees
Fees should be clear and up-front. Behind that low price tag may be hidden fees and the cost of longer vacancies, unhappy tenants and avoidable mistakes.
- Cost-Effective Maintenance
Pro-active maintenance keeps costs low while meeting codes and keeping tenants happy.
- Rent Collection Systems
A prompt rent collection system and a proven screening process keeps the rent coming in.
To comply with all of the laws, codes and regulations you need a knowledgeable, ethical partner you can trust with your homes, your rents and tenant deposits.
Make sure you do your homework and compare the property management companies in your neighborhood. If you do decide to choose us, we’ll be more than happy to help you run your property like a business, because that’s what it is! Contact us to get started.
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