• What to Ask a Property Manager

    April 19, 2017
  • What to Ask a Property Manager

    You have a property that needs a tenant, and would like to have someone manage it for you. A few good questions (other than the obvious) would be:

    1. What days and hours are they actually available? (Weekends and evenings are often times that tenants are available.)

    2. How / what hours do they communicate with international owners?

    3. Ask to see a listing in the MLS that they have listed for rent. How complete is the listing? Are there 25 photos? Is it a nice description? Are room sizes listed?

    4. What is the fee for renewing tenants each year?

    5. Does the property manager show listings on the weekend and evenings?

    6. Do they add a lockbox and pay other Realtors to show the property, if they bring the tenant?

    These are just a few of the questions that can be helpful for owners to ask a potential property manager.