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Choosing your Property Manager, five tips that can help you.

Choosing your Property Manager, five tips that can help you.

Choosing your Property Manager is the first thing to do when buying a property and don’t have the time or knowledge to look after it.

Being a landlord is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires patience, hard work, and a resilient attitude.

Once you have invested in a property, the next decision you need to make is whether to hire a property manager or not. As a landlord, you need to remember that property management is an art. It requires more than the virtues mentioned above.

Searching for tenants, financial and administrative management, and rental management are some of the things you will have to deal with if you decide to run things on your own. That’s why people often go with hiring property managers to look after the technical aspects on their behalf.

Here are five tips that will assist you in hiring a reliable Property Manager for your real estate investment.

1. Experience

The first thing you need to look for when choosing your Property Manager is experience. There are professionals out there who specialise in the type of property you own. It would be great if someone with knowledge of managing a property like yours is interested in maintaining things for you. If you are new to the property investment business then having an experienced campaigner will help you increase your earnings.

2. Communication

The 21st century is the era of communication. Great communicators find their way through difficult situations and can manage people well. Before you decide on working with a manager, have several—at least three—meetings to gauge their communication skills.

3. Referrals

It is always good to ask for references. You can ask your friends and family to refer to some good property managers. The referral system allows you to trust the manager and hand over the reins without any doubts in mind.

4. Tech-Friendly

Technology has changed the way real estate works. While you interview potential property managers, make sure they are tech savvy. The right use of technology can help you get the best rent for your property. Several platforms let you list with them and help you increase your occupation rates.

5. Work Ethic

Since the property manager is responsible for taking reins of all the aspects of the property, it is essential that they have a good work ethic. From handling emergencies to getting things repaired in time, professional property manager needs to be on their toes. You need to look for a “can do” attitude while interviewing property managers.

Bonus Tip

Don’t just pick one and hand them the keys. It is advised that you interview at least three managers before deciding on one. This will help you get an idea of the fee range and offer options at the same time. Moreover, while hiring a manager, prefer people with local area knowledge as they can help you get things done quickly.

Holiplanet has been taking care of our clients’ homes for over 15 years. Through passion, dedication and attention to details we ensure that the managed properties are always in excellent condition. With Holiplanet owners can sleep peacefully, sure to find their home impeccable whenever they wish to stay there.

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Marc Partiti

Experienced Property and Revenue Manager, with strong background in Business Administration. Born in the UK, I spent over 20 years in Italy. In 2007 I moved to Thailand where I’m currently living.

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