5 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental Properties

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There is no better way to begin building a passive income than with rental real estate, so if you are ready to take the plunge, this is the best option for you. However, you must carry out these steps in the correct manner, and the first step in doing so is to engage the services of an outstanding property manager.

5 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental Properties

It's possible that you're considering managing the property on your own in order to cut some costs. We have already gone over the many reasons why that is a terrible plan. In light of this, the following are a few of the most important reasons to hire a property manager.
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1. They manage the tenants:

Although it may appear to be obvious to some, this point is of the utmost significance. When you're trying to build your wealth through real estate, the last thing you want to be doing is watching over your tenants. There are some tenants who require a lot of hand holding, and your property manager will assist these tenants in setting up their utilities, paying their rent on time, and handling all of the questions that tenants ask in general. Believe me, you do not want to be involved in this line of work at all.

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2. Getting the right rental prices:

Our purchasers at Morris Invest frequently inquire about the methodology behind the establishment of the rental prices for our properties. The correct response is that we do not determine the rates; rather, the property managers do. They will have an in-depth understanding of the market and what can be expected from each specific neighborhood. The property managers that we collaborate with conduct annual reviews of the rental rates to determine the maximum allowable increases in those rates that can be made.

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3. Finding the Right Tenants:

This is the most important responsibility that falls under the property manager's purview. A quality manager will conduct exhaustive background checks on the tenants, which will include verification of the tenants' employment, verification of their criminal history, and verification of their rental history in the past. A good manager will also call the tenants' previous landlords to verify that they pay their rent on time and can be counted on. This is done to ensure that the tenants are reliable. Because we put in so much effort up front, every one of our rental properties is occupied by wonderful people.

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4. Marketing and maintaining your properties:

If you live 1,000 miles away from your rental properties, are you going to fly in and put up signs that say "available for rent"? Of course not. If you hire a good property management company, they will ensure that your rental property is occupied at all times by a tenant. Keep in mind that they won't be compensated unless you do. They also deal with local city governments that might want to fine you because a few branches fell during a storm. They handle these cases. The property manager is responsible for maintaining the property's integrity and appearance, which puts you in a better position to avoid hefty fines. My favorite part of the day is when our management company sends us an email to let us know that they've taken care of a trash violation even before we were aware of it ourselves.

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5. Collecting Rent:

The cash flow is the most important thing. Your property manager will work to cultivate a relationship with the tenants and will organize a payment schedule for the rent with them. For instance, our manager is aware that one of our tenants receives her pension check on the seventh of every month. 

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Because of this, she is unable to make her rent payment on the first of the month. The collection of the manager's rent was delayed until later in the month. Having a quality manager who handles things with a personal touch can literally pay off in the long run. Your renters are going to appreciate it!

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