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Is Property Management Still Needed?

Bob Preston - Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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So, you’re debating whether you need property management services. This isn’t true of all rental properties. However, if maintaining your home is giving you anxiety or worry, you should think about your choices. According to research, rental property owners’ need for property management services climbed by 4.3 percent from 2019 to 2021. Property owners are enlisting the help of property managers in greater numbers than ever before.

Here are some reasons why property management might be needed. 

1. Your Property Is Not Close to Where You Live

The greater the distance between where you live and your rental property, the more difficult it is to handle. From selecting tenants to handling maintenance concerns, landlord responsibilities can be cumbersome if your rental property is not located in the same area as where you live.  

The time it takes for you to go to the property and the expense of transportation will add up. In these cases, hiring a qualified property manager might make sense and perhaps save you money.

2. You Don’t Have Prior Experience Managing Properties 

If you find yourself owning an investment property but have no expertise in being a landlord, hiring a qualified property manager may be the best option. Educating yourself on the job may be quite costly.

Hiring the incorrect repairman or waiting too long to replace a vacancy may swiftly cut into the potential revenue if you’re a new investment property owner. Mistakes like being charged with prejudice because you didn’t know about the Fair Housing regulations or being accused of being a scammer because you didn’t get the heat repaired in a timely manner, may lead to the collapse of the investment and legal action against you.

It’s also worth noting that choosing an unqualified property management might ruin your investment. This is why, if you decide to hire a property manager, you must do extensive research and rigorously evaluate candidates.

3. You Own Multiple Properties

If you’ve been investing in real estate for a while, you may own multiple properties or even an entire building, then hiring a San Diego property management company is a good option. Even experienced landlords might be overwhelmed by the administrative duties, upkeep, rent collecting, and leasing of several properties. 

A property management team will maintain your assets and ensure that nothing gets lost in the process. With their investment property background, they might also be a useful resource if you’re trying to expand your portfolio. When it comes to building your rental property portfolio, having an organized, numbers-oriented property manager on the team may be quite beneficial.

4. You Can’t Find Quality Tenants

A property manager may assist you if you’re experiencing difficulties filling vacancies. From start to end, a property manager will oversee the leasing process. First and foremost, they are familiar with the rental market where your property is located. This is extremely beneficial when establishing the rental rate based on market conditions to maximize your real estate investment.  

They will also coordinate any maintenance work that needs to be addressed for a future tenants to ensure they have a pleasant experience at time of move-in. 

They’ll be able to assist you in picking possible renters after conducting a series of showings and gathering all the appropriate credit reports, rental histories, and background checks to ensure you’re renting to trustworthy tenants.

5. You Don’t Have Time to Manage Properties

Managing a rental property takes a lot of time. You’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can expect to have to respond at any time to address maintenance problems, tenant complaints, and so on. It’s like having a second job.

Employing a property manager to handle these responsibilities saves you a lot of time. You’ll be free to get on with your daily routine without being constantly disturbed.

When you engage a property manager, your stress levels are likely to decrease. There will be no more paperwork mounds or tenant issues to deal with. You may rest easy knowing that the property manager will handle everything and only call you in an emergency.

If you can relate to any of these situations, you may need to enlist the services of a property management company. 

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