Archive for the ‘Hiring Property Manager’ Category

Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager, Part 3

“How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” — Sample Question not appearing on this list. If you’ve been following along, you know the drill by now...

Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager, Part 2

“When does the bridge flow, and the river remain still?” — Sample Question not appearing on this list. You’ve asked your prospective property manager everything you need to...

Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager, Part 1

“What is the difference between a duck?” – Sample Question not appearing on this list. So you’ve decided to hire a property manager — awesome! But how do you know which...

The Seven Most Common Complaints about Property Managers

We Started With a List of Twenty-Three, But We Narrowed It Down. It’s a little close to home, to be a property manager and decide to research what owners & tenants complain about their...

The Only Great Reason to Not Hire a Property Manager

…is that you really want a job rather than an investment. There are a lot of property investors out there right now — probably more in the last five years than at any point in time since the...

Is Your PM Focused on Managing or Selling Houses?

  If the choice comes down to taking care of an existing property, or selling you a new one, what is your PM’s priority? There are a lot of property managers out there that also sell...

How to Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental

This is one situation where DIY has gone DNR. Why would you want to hire a property manager when you could very well manage your new rental property on your own? There’s quite a few reasons,...

BiggerPockets Repost: Owning Rental Property Without Managing Tenants: Why I Use Property Managers

If you’re not subscribed to BiggerPockets, you should be!  It’s a great real estate investor site.  They were nice enough to let us post an excerpt of this recent article by ARTHUR...

Avoiding Risky Property Management Companies

We’ve just heard about another two local property management companies “having difficulties” meeting the needs and expectations of their rental property owner clients. First, let’s make...

Penny-Wise, but Dollar-Foolish Property Owners

We know of a property that’s been up for rent for around 4 months. The property is on a main road, so it gets a lot of visibility, being exposed to morning and afternoon rush hour traffic.  The...