You’ve made the decision to hire a property management company, now what? Finding a qualified Tampa property management company can seem daunting, but with the right tips and tools the task can be seamless. Keep these four tips in mind when researching and interviewing potential companies to help make the process a little easier.
1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
When researching a potential property management company, it’s always good to request references from other clients that they work with. See if their current properties are well taken care of, and speak to a few tenants to see if their complaints and requests are resolved in a timely manner. Also, look for reviews online from both property owners and tenants.
2. INTERVIEW POTENTIAL COMPANIES
Meeting with several Tampa property management companies in your area is the best way to get a feel for who might be the right fit. This is a great way to see what kind of first impression they make. Are they professional? If you were a potential tenant, would you feel comfortable with them?
3. WILL THEY MARKET YOUR PROPERTY AND FILL VACANCIES?
Make sure to ask the potential candidates how they’ll market your property to attract tenants and fill vacancies. You want to know how your future property management company plans to advertise any upcoming vacancies. Do they have a marketing plan that they’ve perfected over the years, or do they wing it?
How will the company show your property to prospective tenants? Will they only show your property during regular work hours, or will they accommodate a prospective tenant’s work schedule and show outside of normal business hours?
These are very important factors to consider when making your decision.
3. HOW IS MAINTENANCE HANDLED?
Maintenance can be an issue when looking for a Tampa property management company. You want to be reassured that your management company is quick to handle all maintenance issues. It’s also a good idea to inquire about how the company will evaluate your unit for any damage when tenants move out.
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