Property owners often ask what they are getting for their money when they hire a professional property manager in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, FL. This question is understandable and many people don’t realize how much time and money can be saved when you work with a property management company.
Marketing and Advertising
Working with a professional property manager means you get access to some of the best marketing strategies and advertising outlets in the business. A property manager will start by evaluating your property and making any recommendations that are required to get it ready for the market. You’ll get a good idea of how you should price it and then your property manager will list your property on all the sites being used by tenants who are looking for homes. Your rental home will be included in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and an online marketing campaign will take place, ensuring you get a large pool of interested tenants wanting to see the house. You’ll also get a professional sign for the property, which will attract attention from people driving or walking through the neighborhood.
As the inquiries begin to come in, a licensed Realtor will show your property and answer any questions potential tenants might have. Your property manager will collect applications and begin a strict screening process that ensures only the best-qualified tenants are moved into your property. Lots of property owners who manage their own rentals have trouble screening tenants as thoroughly as a professional can. We check credit and criminal histories, look for prior evictions and verify all employment and income information. We also talk to current and former landlords to ensure you rent to a responsible tenant who takes care of a property and pays rent on time.
Maintenance and Inspections
After a qualified tenant has been chosen, your property manager will conduct a thorough move in inspection and oversee the signing of the lease and the collection of a security deposit. Rent will be collected on time every month and the property manager will be available for any questions or problems the tenant might have. Repair work is handled quickly and expertly and the overall maintenance of your home will be guaranteed by your property manager. As an owner, you can expect your property manager to disperse your rental payments to you quickly and efficiently. You’ll also get an accounting of all money that was spent and collected on your property.
Mostly what you get for your money is peace of mind. You know that your property manager is going to rent your home quickly to a great tenant. That saves you money, time and stress. If you have any questions about what a property manager does for you, please contact us at Rentals by Mark, and we’d be happy to tell you more.