What should you expect from your professional property management company? We believe there are three major things that any manager will provide for you: communication, online access, and high quality people who will take control of your property and treat it like it’s their own.
A good property manager will communicate with you in the ways that you prefer. For some people, this will mean in-person meetings. Others might prefer telephone calls or emails. Make sure your property manager communicates in diverse ways and is willing to reach you and be reached in whatever way you find most comfortable.
Property managers have a lot of technology at their disposal, and those tools and resources should be used to make the management of your property more transparent and efficient. Property management companies should provide an owner portal and a tenant portal. This allows tenants to pay rent and make maintenance and repair requests 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It also allows owners to see the rent coming in and the expenses going out 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
You want a property manager who will manage the home as if it was their own. This includes everything from a tenant background check and a tenant credit check to maintenance and inspections. It frees you up from having to think about fixing a toilet at 2:00 am, or wondering if your tenant has paid rent. You don’t have to serve notices or handle all the other things that go along with managing your rental property.
If you have any questions about the services you should expect, or you would like more information about our Contra Costa County property management plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us at A. Meadows Property Management.