Today we’re sharing six ways that using a professional property manager in Houston can save you both time and money.
Finding Tenants Fast
Professional property management will ensure you get your property rented out quickly. Property managers have access to a number of online resources, including the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). We also use sites such as Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Homes.com, Postlets.com, GreenSheets.com and a number of other websites. We also utilize local advertising resources such as newspaper and magazine listings. The goal is to get the maximum exposure for your property. Professional photos and videos as well as detailed descriptions also ensure that the marketing is successful. We help tenants imagine living in your home.
Your property manager can also help you avoid bad tenants and if necessary, get rid of those bad tenants. Property management companies like ours have excellent screening procedures, so we are willing to guarantee the tenants we place. If an eviction ever becomes necessary, that guarantee ensures we evict bad tenants and replace them with good tenants at no cost to you. If you need help getting rid of a bad tenant, we know how to do that legally and efficiently.
In an effort to minimize damages, property managers will conduct inspections of the property. This helps you identify and rectify problems early, before they become too expensive. It also allows us to note lease violations such as overgrown weeds, which might involve a citation and a fee from the city.
More Free Time
It’s hard to put an exact value on your time. When you have a property manager taking care of your rental home, you don’t have to worry about driving by to make sure everything’s okay. You’ll receive statements, videos and reports every time a tenant moves out. Our videos are so detailed that you can see the inside of your oven when we’re conducting move out inspections. Instead of dealing with the details involved in day to day management, you can spend time on your family, your own career or on finding other investment properties.
A professional property manager in Houston will keep you out of legal trouble. Lawsuits can be very expensive and if you’re able to avoid just one lawsuit or one eviction, the entire cost of property management is worth it to you and your investment portfolio.
Access to Tools and Resources
Your property management team can utilize online software so tenants can pay rent online with a checking account, debit card or check card. It’s fast, easy and efficient, and there are no excuses for rent not arriving on time.
If you’d like to hear more about how professional property managers can help you save time and money, please contact us at Your Dream Real Estate, and we’d be happy to talk with you.