Why Hire a Property Manager?

At Fife & Associates, we know that owning a rental home is a big investment. You need to work with a professional that you can trust. Knowledgeable about all aspects of Real Estate, Bill Fife has a wonderful reputation and has helped many people — just read the testimonials to see what his clients have to say!

Given all the regulations, legal issues, and liabilities involved, it’s critical to have a property manager who can protect your investment. If you are still evaluating whether a professional property manager is right for you, here are some questions you should ask yourself.

Getting the Right Tenant

  • Can you evaluate the rental market to confirm you are getting top dollar for your property?
  • Can you effectively advertise your rental property?
  • Are you available to meet with prospective tenants to show the property?
  • Do you have the resources to properly screen a prospective tenant?
  • Do you know what to ask previous employers and landlords?
  • Do you have access to an applicant’s credit history?
  • Do you have access to the proper legal tenant agreements?

Property Maintenance

  • Are you available 7 days a week, 365 days a year to handle issues? During holidays?
  • Do you have a list of trustworthy maintenance professionals you can call on in an emergency?

Transitioning a Tenant

  • Can you effectively inspect the property and know how to fairly and legally charge the tenant?
  • Are you comfortable serving legal notices and potentially going through the eviction process?
  • Are you aware of the Equal and Fair Housing Laws?
  • Do you know the legal proceedings for unpaid rent or breach of contract?
  • Do you have access to legal council on Landlord and Tenant Laws?
  • Do you know the laws governing security deposits and the action taken in their disbursement?

These are just a few of the issues you will need to handle with income-generating property. Contact Bill Fife today to speak to someone about your particular needs.

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