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When Should You Hire a Property Manager for Your Fox Valley Rental Home?

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When Should You Hire a Property Manager for Your Fox Valley Rental Home?

1/7/2019

You're a landlord in the Fox Valley area--and your headaches are mounting. Chances are, you're already thinking about hiring a rental property manager--but do you really need one? Can a property manager offer the advantages you need? If you're a landlord and considering property management in Fox Valley, consider these key questions. 

1. Do you have enough time and energy to spend on your rental properties?

Managing a rental property isn't as simple as a little advertising and collecting rent from the tenants each month. You'll also need to schedule and keep up with maintenance on the rental property, check in occasionally to make sure that your tenants haven't caused or experienced unexpected damage, and take care of all of the issues that arise in the property. You may need to handle tenant screening or work to remove tenants who aren't paying their rent--not to mention keeping an eye on the market and ensuring that you are offering reasonable, competitive rental rates.

Starting to feel as though it's more difficult than you thought? Struggling to handle it on your own? Fortunately, Renters Warehouse can take care of those tasks for you, making it easier for you to deal with the responsibilities on your plate and freeing you up to spend more time on other things.

2. Have you increased your rental property portfolio beyond what you can reasonably handle on your own?

A single rental property is one thing, especially with great tenants. As you expand your portfolio, however, you'll find that your needs change along with it. You may begin to struggle to handle your responsibilities as a landlord, especially if your properties are spread out over a wide geographic area. Instead of trying to handle all of those responsibilities on your own, consider the benefits of a property manager. With a wide portfolio, you may find that a property manager is more affordable--and hiring a property manager to take care of your rental properties can make it easier for you to handle those demands. Having a quality property manager already in place can also make it easier for you to expand your rental property portfolio--and therefore your income--in the future.

3. Do you live a long way away from your rental property?

A pipe bursts in the middle of the night. A fire breaks out in the middle of the work day. There's an emergency, and you need to be there--not to mention the more mundane challenges of collecting rent or contacting a tenant about the need to make repairs on the property. If you live a long way away from your rental property, you may struggle to take care of those regular activities or put off making the time to get out there--and emergencies may leave you feeling torn between two different locations. By hiring a property manager located right in Fox Valley, on the other hand, you get the assurance that there is someone on hand to deal with your property when those emergencies crop up--and in many cases, you won't even have to learn about it until it's over. Not only does that mean, in many cases, a better night's sleep, it can also mean that you get great contractors and other professionals to take care of repairs and handle emergencies for you. 

Are you ready to hire a property manager to help take care of your Fox Valley rental property? You need a quality property management company that will provide you with the contacts you need, offer clear advice, and keep your rental properties running smoothly. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.