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How to search for a property manager

George Trombley - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Property Management Blog

Thanks to the internet, there are a wide variety of sources online that you can choose to search for a property management company who specializes in managing rental properties in your city or town.

The easiest way to get started is to use your favorite search engine and type in the keywords ”Property Management Company” followed by the name of your city or town. Once you do this a list of results will pop up on page one of your search results.

Keep in mind if you're using Google, the listings that appear at the top of the search results will always be paid advertisements so if you want to view more organic or natural search results keep scrolling down the page.

Tips For Finding Property Management Companies Online

Besides using your favorite search engine to find a property management company who specializes in your city or town, you can also utilize a wide variety of other online resources to find a property management company including social media websites like Facebook or Twitter, Google my Business, or other business websites like manta.com.

When reviewing property management companies online, you should specifically be looking for updated information like recent posts from the property management company and recent reviews from actual owners or renters who use their services.

What To Look For In A Property Manager

Since the real estate market crash of 2008, more companies than ever before have gotten into property management because affordable home prices across the United States have made real estate an irresistible investment for most investors.

With more investors getting into real estate, there has also been a huge increase in property management companies nationwide as well.

Sadly, just because a company can claim to specialize in property management, that doesn't mean that they have the experience necessary to professionally manage one or more rental properties, that's why if you to hire a property management company you should specifically be looking at the following criteria:

Time In Business - This is by far one of the most important pieces of information to look for in a property management company because time in the business also reflects the level of experience that a property management company may have.

Get To Know Their Team - Another important thing to look for when hiring a property management company is to pay close attention to if the property management company has an actual team of people who specialize in a variety of different tasks or not.

Verifying if a property management company has a team or not is also important because you never want to work with a property management company that consists of one person because one individual cannot handle all aspects of property management themselves.

Confirm Their License - Besides confirming their time in business, and also learning more about their property management team, you should also verify that the property management company you're interested in working with actually is licensed to work as a property management company.  

In Nevada, an individual has to possess a real estate broker's license if they want to work as a property manager. Besides having the real estate broker's license, many people also take their property management careers a step further by going for their Commercial Investment Member designation (CCIM). This designation shows its expertise in commercial real estate investment.

Review Negative Feedback - As we've already mentioned in this article, during the process of searching for a property management company you should be viewing profiles for that company on websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google my business.

While you are reviewing companies, you should specifically be searching for negative feedback because negative feedback (if it's been legitimately posted) will provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect when working with a property management company.

Negative feedback can save you the hassle of making the wrong decision to work with a company that could ultimately be bad for your rental property.

What To Do When You Find A Property Management Company That You Want To Work With

Once you find a property management company that you want to work with the next step is to schedule an appointment to meet with that company in person. During your meeting with them, you should be paying close attention to their level of service within the office including if they are taking their time to answer all your questions, comments, or concerns.

After taking the time to meet with a property management company personally, the next thing that you should do is drive out to one or more of their rental properties so that you can see the condition of a rental property that they actually manage. This will help you to verify if they are indeed professionally managing their rental properties as they claim and it will also provide you with peace of mind in knowing the level of service that you can expect when you choose them to manage your rental property for you.

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