Many landlords wonder whether or not they really need professional property management, and today we’re talking about how to know if property management is right for you.
First, consider whether you’re able to handle late night maintenance emergencies. Problems will occur at the property at all hours, and one of the things that keeps tenants happy is knowing that you will take care of those problems immediately. Happy tenants pay on time and stay longer, so you need to be prepared to respond to issues at night, over the weekend and on holidays. At Total Property Solutions, we have an emergency line that is answered 24 hours a day and seven days a week by a live person.
You also have to ask yourself if you have the time to spend in court if you happen to mishandle a lease or a tenant. Property management and litigation seem to go hand in hand in California, especially if something is done improperly.
Dealing with tenant issues takes a lot of time and effort, so if you don’t want to be available to your tenants, you do need a property manager in Concord. Some tenants call almost every day. Or, you will have neighbors calling to complain about your tenants or the HOA will make reports about your tenants violating one of the rules.
Finally, you have to determine whether you are able to operate within the law confidently. It’s important to know the law and understand your responsibilities because when you’re dealing with tenants, they are confident in what they know about their rights.
These are just some of the things that can point you towards the need for professional management. If you’d like to talk about your options, please contact us at Total Property Solutions.