While owning an investment property can be a great source of income, it can come with some stressors. If you decide to handle all of the landlord responsibilities on your own, that means dealing with tenant screening, rent collection, marketing, requests, and more, which takes away time from finding your next investment or working with other clients.
Property management companies provide many benefits that will help save you time and stress. Let’s dive into why hiring a property management company is the right thing to do.
Tenant screening can be very time-consuming and complex, which is one of the biggest reasons investors hire property management companies. Property managers do screening all the time, so they know exactly what to look for when scoping out high-quality tenants. They look for long-term tenants who will pay their rent on time and cause limited issues. If any problems arise, property managers will be the point of contact for tenants and address issues accordingly.
One of the most uncomfortable landlord responsibilities is chasing after rent if it isn’t paid on time. Property managers handle that for you by collecting rent, enforcing lease policies, and handling evictions if necessary. If tenants are consistently not paying their rent promptly or are failing to pay it at all, property managers will know how to handle it appropriately.
Property management companies handle all the marketing to get your property in front of the most people. They will take high-quality photos of the property, write up rental ads, and list your property on the most prominent websites where tenants are looking. Some property management companies, including Talk Property Management, will run a comparative market analysis on the property and recommend a starting rent amount based on current market trends to make sure you’re in line with the competition.
Property managers know how to keep tenants happy, leading to more long-term tenants and shorter vacancy periods. If property managers take care of issues and repairs in a timely manner and are quick to respond, tenants are more willing to stay in their lease when reasonable rent increases arise. Ultimately, tenants don’t want to deal with the stress of moving, so if they are well taken care of, and their needs are met, they’re more than likely to stay.
Property management companies can be a big help if you’re starting out or handling multiple investment properties at once. If you have any questions or need recommendations, reach out to us or read more about our property management services! We are always here to help.