STABILITY AND CASH FLOW
As the owner of rental property, you likely are either trying to earn extra investment income or are working to break even (or lose less) on a house that can’t be sold for what is owed to the bank. In either case, some owners worry that hiring a professional property manager would represent an additional expense that would work against the goal to make, save, or lose less money.
THE SPECIALIZED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION:
A real property manager offsets their own fees by maximizing rents, minimizing vacancies, and avoiding costly mistakes. Across the industry, management fees range from 8-10% of the monthly rent—but don’t fall into the trap of deciding based solely on price. While fees may differ $10-30 a month between companies, consider the cost of longer vacancies, procrastinated maintenance, code violations, and poorly selected tenants—competence pays for itself.
Let’s take a closer look at the top five ways Specialized Property Management helps you get a better return:
As a property owner, your top priority is to keep the rent coming in. Placing the right tenants reduces the chance of nonpayment and eviction, while responsive maintenance keeps tenants happy so they’re less likely to move when the lease is up. The fastest way to fill a vacancy is to avoid it all together.
Every day costs you when your property becomes vacant, so quick placement is essential. An aggressive marketing strategy, responsive showing and screening and a streamlined leasing process make all the difference. Setting rent at a marketable rate based on local expertise also helps your property lease faster.
The Right Tenants
On average, placing the wrong tenant will cost you 4 to 6 times the monthly rent rate, and with the uncertain economy, tenant evictions have reached an all-time high. Hiring a professional to perform the tenant screening and background checks is critical and reduces your risk of financial loss. When an eviction is necessary, you can expect an average total loss of approximately $4950 on a $1,000/month rental. Specialized Property Management saves you money with smarter placement and a rigorous background screening process, including credit, employment, rental history, criminal and terrorist checks.
Faster Collections and Evictions
Again, time is money in the rental property business. When collections and evictions are necessary, a streamlined, automated system ensures that progress is made as quickly as possible, all laws and codes are followed and no step is missed. Our streamlined process is based on 25 years of experience to help you avoid legal pitfalls throughout the process and get the best possible outcome in a difficult situation.
Cost Effective Maintenance
Maintenance is a necessary part of owning rental property, and to adequately care for the unit, owners should expect to spend 1 to 2 times the monthly rent on maintenance per year. If you are spending less, you risk higher tenant turnover and longer vacancies. Plus, when you take care of the property by providing timely maintenance, your tenants are more likely to take care of it too, which also keeps maintenance costs down. As a national company, Specialized Property Management pays less for maintenance materials and services and we pass that savings on to you. We also know how to proactively manage maintenance and respond to tenant requests to save you money long-term.
Ask anyone who learned the hard way—fines for violations relating to the tenant/landlord relationship can be very hefty, not to mention property code violations, and worse, lawsuits. A professional property manager helps you avoid these risks with strong expertise on all applicable rules and regulations and proactive efforts to stay in compliance.
So when you’re evaluating the cost of professional management, don’t step over dollars to pick up a dime. Just like your other investments, you get a better return when your rental investments are professionally managed. Put Specialized Property Management Dallas/Ft. Worth to work for you—for a better return.
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